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Learn about the best bars, dance clubs, museums and more in the Cincinnati area. The winners in this categories were chosen by you, our readers, using our online ballot. You've chosen champions in over 30 categories giving us a comprehensive list of plac

BEST OVERALL BAR/NIGHTCLUB

Blue Wisp Jazz Club

- 318 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-241-9477


2.

Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-3603


3.

Mynt Martini 28 Fountain Square Plaza, Downtown, 513-621-6968
4. Southgate House

24 E. Third St.,

Newport, 859-431-2201
5. Arnold’s Bar & Grill

210 E. Eighth St.,

Downtown, 513-421-6234


6.

Hofbrauhaus 200 E. Third St., Newport, 859-491-7200
7. Below Zero Lounge

1122 Walnut St.,

Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-9376


8.

The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900


9.

MOTR Pub 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-6687
10. Mt. Adams Pavilion

949 Pavilion St.,

Mount Adams, 513-744-9200

ART GALLERY
Cincinnati Art Museum
- 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, 513-721-2787
2. Contemporary Arts Center

, Downtown


3. Pendleton Arts Center,

Over-the-Rhine

BAR/NIGHTCLUB STAFF
Northside Tavern
- 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-3603
2. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


3. Southgate House

, Covington

BARTENDER
Molly Wellman
- Japp’s, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine


2.

Nonta Perkins, MOTR Pub, Over-the-Rhine


3.

Dylan Speeg, Murphy’s Pub, Clifton Heights

BEER SELECTION ON TAP
Beer Sellar
- 301 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859-431-6969
2. The Comet

, Northside


3. Northside Tavern

, Northside

BOWLING ALLEY
Western Bowl
- 6383 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, 513-574-2222
2. Madison Bowl

, Madisonville


3. Stones Lanes

, Norwood

BEST NEW BAR/NIGHTCLUB

MOTR Pub

- 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-6687


2.

The Lackman 1237 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-0741


3.

Boogie Nights Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 888-274-6797
4. Neon’s Unplugged

208 E. 12th St.,

Over-the-Rhine, 513-827-9361


5.

Lunar 435 Elm St., Downtown, 513-381-2573


6.

Bartini’s 580 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-381-5001


7.

Roxy’s Restaurant & Lounge 909 Vine St., Downtown, 513-421-MARY
8. Pirate’s Den 2

3670 Werk Road,

Western Hills, 513-922-3898


9.

Passage Lounge 601 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-9900
10. The Main Event

835 Main St.,

Downtown, 513-421-1294

CASINO
Hollywood
- 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Ind., 888-274-6797


2.

Belterra, Vevay, Ind.


3.

Grand Victoria, Rising Sun, Ind.

CELTIC PUB
Claddagh Irish Pub
- Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-581-8888; 5075 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-770-0999
2. Molly Malone’s

, Covington


3. Hap’s Irish Pub

, Hyde Park

CLUB DJ
Davey C
- Mynt Martini/Mainstay Rock Bar


2.

Penny Tration, Below Zero Lounge


3.

DJ Mowgli, various venues and events

COLLEGE BAR/NIGHTCLUB
Holy Grail
- 13 W. Charlton St., Corryville, 513-961-2200
2. Mac’s Pizza Pub

, Clifton Heights


3. Fries Cafe

, Clifton

COMEDY CLUB
Funny Bone on the Levee
- Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-957-2000


2.

Go Bananas, Montgomery
3. Shadowbox Cabaret

, Newport

CONCERT IN 2010
Jimmy Buffett at Riverbend

2. Far East Movement at Mynt
3. Kings of Leon and Black Keys at Riverbend

CONCERT VENUE
Southgate House, Newport
- 24 E. Third St., Newport, 859-431-2201


2.

Riverbend, Anderson Twp.


3.

Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine

CULTURAL EVENT
Taste of Cincinnati (May)

2. MidPoint Music Festival

(September)


3. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

(September)

DANCE CLUB
Adonis
- 4601 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-871-1542
2. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


3. Mt. Adams Pavilion

, Mount Adams

GAY/LESBIAN BAR
Below Zero Lounge
- 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-9376


2.

Adonis, East End
3. Rosie’s Tavern

, Covington

HAPPY HOUR
Palomino
- 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-1300
2. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


3. The Righteous Room

, Downtown

JUKEBOX
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Northside Tavern

, Northside


3.

MOTR Pub, Over-the-Rhine

KARAOKE
Lebo’s
- 5869 Kellogg Ave., California, 513-232-1763
2. Northside Tavern

, Northside


3.

Tostado’s Grill, Columbia-Tusculum

LATE NIGHT BAR/NIGHTCLUB
Mynt Martini
- 28 Fountain Square Plaza, Downtown, 513-621-6968
2. Northside Tavern

, Northside


3. Southgate House

, Newport

LIVE THEATER
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
- 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, 513-421-3888
2. Know Theatre of Cincinnati

, Over-the-Rhine


3. Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.

, Downtown

LOCAL ACTOR
Russell Hurley

2. Michael Bath
3. Bruce Cromer

LOCAL ACTRESS
Liz Vosmeier

2. Beth Harris
3. Annie Fitzpatrick

LOCAL ARTIST
Jim Borgman

2. Robin Ewers
3. Jesse Fox

LOCAL AUTHOR
Mike Morgan (OTR When Beer Was King)


2.

Laura Pulfer ( Mothers & Other Heroes )


3.

Brian Tome ( Crossroads )

LOCAL BAND
Rusty Griswolds

2. Naked Karate Girls
3. The Dukes

LOCAL COMEDIAN
Josh Sneed

2. Drew Hastings
3. Dylan Speeg

LOCAL MUSICIAN
Jake Speed & the Freddies

2. Tracy Walker
3. Ricky Nye

MARGARITA
Nada
- 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232


2.

Cactus Pear, Clifton/Blue Ash
3. Rio Grande

, Newport

MARTINI
Mynt Martini
- 28 Fountain Square Plaza, Downtown, 513-621-6968


2.

Bartini, Downtown
3. Below Zero Lounge

, Over-the-Rhine

MOVIE THEATER
Esquire Theatre
- 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-281-8750
2. AMC Newport

, Newport


3.

Rave, West Chester

MUSEUM: (TIE)


Cincinnati Art Museum

, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, 513-721-2787

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

, 1301 Western Ave., West End, 513—287-7000
3. Contemporary Arts Center

, Downtown

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR/NIGHTCLUB
Northside Tavern
- 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-3603
2. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


3. The Comet

, Northside

NO-FRILLS WATERING HOLE
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Northside Tavern

, Northside


3. City View Tavern

, Mount Adams

OPEN MIC NIGHT
Southgate House
- 24 E. Third St., Newport, 859-431-2201


2.

MOTR Pub, Over-the-Rhine


3.

Baba Budan’s, Clifton Heights

PICK-UP JOINT
Northside Tavern
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


3. Mt. Adams Pavilion

, Mount Adams

PLACE TO PLAY DARTS
Murphy’s Pub
- 2329 W. Clifton Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-721-6148
2. Hap’s Irish Pub

, Hyde Park


3. Crazy Fox Saloon

, Newport

PLACE TO PLAY POOL
Murphy’s Pub
- 2329 W. Clifton Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-721-6148
2. Fries Cafe

, Clifton


3. Animations

, Oakley

UPSCALE LOUNGE
The Righteous Room
- 641 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-381-4408
2. Orchids at the Palm Court

, Downtown


3. Mynt Martini

, Downtown


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