30 Greater Cincinnati Coffee Shops You've Got to Try

​​From cappuccinos to Americanos or the simply perfect piping hot cup o' joe, there are plenty of top-notch local options for coffee…

By CityBeat Staff

BLOC Coffee Company
    801 Mount Hope Ave., East Price Hill
    The shop primarily serves locally roasted Deeper Roots coffee. They also offer an all-day breakfast menu featuring items such as their Chipotle Egg Deluxe (egg, goetta, havarti, red onion, microgreens and Sriracha on an English muffin) and pastries either baked in-house or brought in from local bakeries. The majority of the coffee shop's proceeds go to BLOC Ministries, an organization that helps with job placement for formerly incarcerated people and supports safe houses for female sex workers, drug recovery programs and after-school programs for children in the neighborhood.
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Bookstores, According to CityBeat Readers

What is better than the smell and feel of a cozy bookstore? There are tons of great places around Cincinnati for book…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1 Best Bookstore: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road, Norwood
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Everything We Saw at the 2022 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio

Psychopathic Records and Insane Clown Posse brought their Gathering of the Juggalos festival to Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio from Aug. 3-6.…

By Josh Justice

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24 Greater Cincinnati Farmers Markets To Visit and Shop Local

The Cincinnati area is home to some of the best produce and home-grown products in the country — though you may not…

By CityBeat Staff

Covington Farmers Market
    3rd Street between Greenup Street and Court Street, Covington
Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Covington Farmers Market has over a dozen vendors and operates year-round. It is a great place to stop for seasonal produce, meat and fish, eggs, fresh bread and much more. If you don't feel like walking around the market in search of what you need, pre-order a Farmers Market Bundle filled with produce, eggs, meat and shelf-stable items that can be picked up on Saturdays.
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See Inside Cincinnati’s First Gin Bar ‘Fifty Fifty Gin Club’ in Over-the-Rhine

Over-the-Rhine recently got a new bar. From the owners of HomeMakers Bar came Fifty Fifty Gin Club. The spot, which is Cincinnati’s…

By Maggy McDonel

See Inside Cincinnati’s First Gin Bar ‘Fifty Fifty Gin Club’ in Over-the-Rhine
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30 Greater Cincinnati Taprooms and Breweries to Grab a Drink

Look, we probably don’t need to do much to convince you to drink a beer (that is: if you do drink alcohol,…

By CityBeat Staff

Little Miami Brewing Company
    208 Mill St., Milford
    Founded by brothers-in-law Dan Lynch and Joe Brenner, Milford's Little Miami Brewing Company sits on the banks of its namesake river, pouring beers alongside a selection of brick-oven pizzas. The pizza selection includes everything from the classics, such as the margherita pizza all the way to daring and innovative options. If pizza is not your thing, Little Miami Brewing Company also offers other laid-back eats such as nachos, pretzel sticks, chili and salad. The small-batch brewery offers 16 different brews on tap, from classics to experimentals and seasonals made with real fruit.
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The 24 Worst Places to Park Your Car In Cincinnati

Parking in Cincinnati sucks in general, but some places are definitely worse than others. Some may not be bad all the time…

By CityBeat Staff

In Front of The Mockbee
Everyone hates this awkward and terrifying parking lane — it feels like a gamble just to leave your car on Central Parkway.
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Everything We Saw During Greta Van Fleet's Show at Heritage Bank Center

Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet's "Dreams in Gold 2022" tour stopped by Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center on July 30. The tour date was…

By CityBeat Staff

Great Van Fleet at Heritage Bank Center | July 30, 2022
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Everything We Saw During Glier's Goettafest at Newport's Festival Park

Glier's Goettafest held its first weekend of goetta-filled fun and food from July 28-31. The fest will continue Aug. 4-7 at Newport's Festival…

By CityBeat Staff

Glier's Goettafest July 31, 2022
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14 Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars That Have Closed This Year

Cincinnati's dining and bar scene is constantly changing, and while we love to see new places open up, it is inevitable that…

By CityBeat Staff

Boombox Buns
Over-the-Rhine’s source for homemade Chinese-style steamed buns, Boombox Buns, closed in February. Owner Nathan Friday announced in a social media post that the shop would close Feb. 19. Friday says he and his fiancée, Katie, have been working together on Boombox Buns for four and a half years. “The process of taking an idea from something on paper to a pop up, a pop up to signing a lease and hiring employees, to navigating a pandemic has been a wild ride,” he wrote. It continued, “It's hard to express the emotions of letting go of something that has been such a dominating force in your life."
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The Cincinnati Reds Beat the Miami Marlins During Dayton Day at Great American Ballpark. Here Are the Big Moments

July 27 was a big evening at Great American Ballpark with a pregame celebration of the Reds' single-A affiliate team, the city…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Reds catcher Michael Papierski signs autographs at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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36 of Our Favorite Greater Cincinnati Bars and What to Order There

The joke is that “it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.” And that somewhere is right here. Below, CityBeat staffers have compiled a list…

By CityBeat Staff

Sundry and Vice
18 W. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, sundryandvice.com
              These bartenders are nothing short of artists working in the medium of booze.  Grab a spot at the bar and be mesmerized watching them create drinks with equal parts precision and passion. The cocktail menu organizes your choices as “Fresh & Playful,” “Light & Elegant,” “Lively & Restorative” and “Spirit Forward & Timeless.” Good luck narrowing it down. What to order: I can’t resist a Penicillin; whether or not it’s on the current menu, the bartenders will make a killer version of this classic combo of blended Scotch, ginger, honey and lemon. Night Cure, a bourbon drink, also has been a standout here since day one. (PM)
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12 Best Spots to Get Chili Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati is obviously known for our chili so the question is, where do I get some? Well, the answer is basically anywhere,…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 10 Best Chili (Non-Chain): The Chili Hut
    390 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland
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27 Specialty Grocers and Markets in Cincinnati You Should Have Visited By Now

The Greater Cincinnati area is home to dozens of international markets and specialty grocers offering products for every kind of meal. Many…

By CityBeat Staff

Al-Madina Market and Grill
     6 W. Corry St., Clifton
    This grocery-plus-restaurant boasts a humble yet comprehensive selection of Middle Eastern staples alongside its open kitchen. The chicken shawarma is lauded by savvy students from nearby University of Cincinnati's campus. Paired with the spicy garlic potato side dish, this chicken shawarma is a formidably flavorful meal.
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This Covington Home with Panoramic Views of Cincinnati Is for Sale for $750,000

This renovated Victorian-style home at 1182 Westport Way in Covington sits right along the Ohio River, offering stunning views of the city. Views…

By CityBeat Staff

This Covington Home With Panoramic Views of the Cincinnati is for Sale for $750,000
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30 Cincinnati Breakfast and Brunch Spots You Have to Try

Whether it's a hungover weekend morning or a trip out with your kids (or both), there are many brunch spots to enjoy…

By CityBeat Staff

French Crust Cafe
    1801 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    This charming French cafe from chef Jean-Robert de Cavel specializes in Parisian bistro classics, from quiche and croissants to omelets. The made-from-scratch creamy chicken soup is a favorite. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays, the eggs benedict is a favorite on the menu. To drink, grab a latte and/or mimosa and finish it all off with a French patisserie like a lemon tart or chocolate mousse.
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15 Glamping Destinations Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

Camping, in theory, sounds great. Some intimate time with Mother Nature, taking a break from technology to focus on the simpler things…

By CityBeat Staff

Paddlers’ Paradise Creekside Yurt
Frankfort, Kentucky
$123 per night | Hosts 2 Guests
”Spend the night at THE ONLY creekside stay on the main branch of the Elkhorn, and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the creek that carried you all day. This paddlers’ paradise is not your ordinary 'camping spot.' A Lotus Belle yurt, fire pit and shaded hangout spot are nestled between horse paddocks and open fields, 40 feet above the Elkhorn Creek near Peaks Mill. You’ll be struck by the quiet here, like it’s just you, the fireflies and the creek—and the occasional whiny of a horse.” — airbnb.com
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Everything We Saw at the 5 Seconds of Summer Show at The Andrew J Brady Music Center

Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer stopped by Cincinnati on their Take My Hand World Tour on July 18.  The…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at the 5 Seconds of Summer Show at The Andrew J Brady Music Center
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Take a Tour of Findlay Market's New Fish and Seafood Butcher Sen by Kiki

Sen by Kiki is a fish and seafood butcher shop “focused on sustainably and responsibly caught seafood." The name Sen translates to…

By Maggy McDonel

Take a Tour of Findlay Market's New Fish and Seafood Butcher Sen by Kiki
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14 Spots to Canoe and Kayak Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

The Queen City boasts many canoeing and kayaking spots, plus some road trip-worthy locations within a few hour's drive. All are perfect…

By CityBeat Staff

Bellbrook Canoe Rental
3234 Washington Mill Road, Bellbrook
Bellbrook Canoe Rental offers a 5.2-mile-long trip that even beginners can enjoy. They've got canoe, kayak, tandem kayak and tube rentals available for the trip that takes about 3 hours. There are also shuttle options for those with their own canoes and kayaks. Prices range from $20-$40.
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25 of the Most Over-the-Top $7 Burgers You Can Get During Cincinnati Burger Week

Cincinnati Burger Week is back July 11-17, offering a week's worth of $7 burgers from tons of local restaurants. Here's a list…

By CityBeat Staff

Keystone Bar & Grill: Maple Bacon Donut Burger
 313 Greenup St., Covington
A seasoned beef patty, with bourbon-glazed bacon, caramelized onions, and American cheese on a Holtman’s maple iced donut.
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10 Best Places for Mac & Cheese in Cincinnati

Is there any comfort food more decadent than an ooey, gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese? We think not. And when you're…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1: Keystone Bar & Grill
    249 Calhoun St., Clifton; 313 Greenup St., Covington
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Take a Tour of New Annata Wine Bar and Cellar in O'Bryonville

O'Bryonville recently got a new spot that is sure to impress wine lovers. Annata Wine Bar and Cellar had a soft launch…

By Maggy McDonel

Take a Tour of Recently Opened Annata Wine Bar and Cellar in O'Bryonville
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This Historical Newport Home Featured on Cheap Old Houses' Instagram is for Sale for $197,000

This Late Victorian Queen Anne home in Newport built in 1885 desperately needs someone willing to do a large renovation. On June…

By CityBeat Staff

newport house
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30 Commandments of Living in Cincinnati

Whether you were born in the Queen City or moved here and became one of us, there are just some things that…

By CityBeat Staff

You know that Northern Kentucky is part of Cincinnati.
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See Inside Downtown's Newly-Renovated Bromwell’s Härth Lounge

Being the oldest business in Cincinnati, Bromwell’s should be a familiar name to most locals –after all, it’s been around since 1819.…

By Brian Cross

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Cincinnati's Best Chicken and Chicken Sandwiches, According to CityBeat Readers

Every year, CityBeat publishes the Best Of Cincinnati®, wherein readers and staffers alike decide which bars are the booziest, which people are…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1 Best Chicken Sandwich: The Eagle OTR
    1342 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
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28 Low-Key Cincinnati Bars For a Chill Night Out

A night out on the town doesn't have to mean navigating through crowded bars and dodging elbows — there are plenty of…

By CityBeat Staff

Covington Yard
 401 Greenup St., Covington 
Covington Yard is an outdoor gathering destination offering different dining and drinking options located inside shipping containers on the grounds. Current food vendors offer tacos, sliders and Korean barbecue. Grab a drink at their bar that features a rotating draft menu, specialty cocktails and alcoholic slushies. The yard is a hip place for friends, family and even pets to hang.
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28 of the Hottest New Bars and Restaurants in Cincinnati Right Now

Cincinnati's dining scene has been heating up, and, judging from the number of new restaurants set to debut later this year, it…

By CityBeat Staff

2835 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut
A new wine bar and cafe has entered the East Walnut Hills culinary scene, albeit with a tricky start. Symposium had a soft opening May 6 only to be closed down days later due to a leaky sink. The wine bar and cafe finally hosted its grand opening on May 11, and as co-owner J. Matt Nickels tells CityBeat in an email, the business has been going strong ever since. The space features a main dining room with a lounge known as The Nest, a private dining and event space called the Rumpus Room, an outdoor patio that currently seats 10 (weather permitting) and Symposium’s three bars. Each bar offers something different — one serves coffee, the other has drinks and the last, food. Cocktails known as “Birdtails” are delicious, imaginative and avian-inspired and include the Magpie Gin and Tonic, Macaw Mojito and Bird on a Wire espresso martini. For dinner, chef Aaron Owen offers small plates, canapés, charcuterie and cheese boards, all of which are collected as “American tapas.”
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15 Glamping-Worthy Treehouse Rentals Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

Looking for an escape from the mundane? We've got you covered. Within a few hours drive from the Queen City, there are…

By CityBeat Staff

The Sylvan Float
Campton, Ky.
Price Starts at $380 | Hosts 2 Guests
”The Sylvan Float tree house is a treehouse in its purest form. Floating above the forest floor this arboreal abode is suspended between a red oak and hickory. With a full wrap around porch and cozy lofted room, the tree house is designed for two. Great views, fully enclosed room with heat, and a gas stove allow you to relax and feel at home after a day of exploring the gorge. Located five minutes from the martins fork trail head, spectacular hiking and climbing is not far after you leave the canopy and step onto the forest floor. Waking up in the tree tops has a magical effect you have to experience for yourself!” — rrgcabin.com
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