The Best Eats in Cincinnati, According to CityBeat Readers (Part 2)

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than 25 years, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections…

By CityBeat Staff

Best Tacos
Winner: Agave & Rye
Runners-up: Mazunte, Condado Tacos
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The Best Eats in Cincinnati, According to CityBeat Readers (Part 1)

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than 25 years, highlighting the city’s most outstanding…

By CityBeat Staff

Best Late-Night Eatery
Winner: Goodfellas Pizzeria
Runners-up: Skyline Chili, Anchor Grill
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Photos: Everything We Saw at the 'New Heights' Podcast Show in Cincinnati

Former University of Cincinnati Bearcats, podcasters, football phenoms and brothers Travis and Jason Kelce paid a visit to their alma mater on…

By CityBeat Staff

Travis and Jason Kelce at the New Heights podcast live show at Fifth Third Arena | April 11, 2024
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The Best New Bars in Greater Cincinnati, According to CityBeat Readers

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

By CityBeat Staff

No. 3 Best New Bar: Binski’s Bar
2872 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington
When Binski’s Bar opened last year, it did so with the goal of being Camp Washington’s communal watering hole. The bar sits in a bright green building from the early 1900s that was originally a saloon and boarding house (wink wink). An Old Style sign hangs outside — "a signal to anyone in Chicago you’re about to walk into a great bar,” says owner Kiel Erdelac. Inside, visitors will find some classic bar staples like a CD jukebox, darts, rotating drink specials and a community that makes you feel welcome.

Drink recommendation: The beer on the sign: Heileman's Old Style.
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The Best New Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati, According to CityBeat Readers

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

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1 Best New Restaurant: Opal Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
535 Madison Ave., Covington
Stunning views of Cincinnati and Covington and specially curated and intentional design elements that shift as you move throughout Opal Rooftop Restaurant & Bar will have you thinking you’re dining in a real gemstone. The design, lighting and food are a mood, the latter of which is an experience driven by the restaurant’s Grillworks wood-fired grill, the only one of its kind in a two-hour radius. This unique grill drives Opal’s open-fire grill and wine-forward menu, which features dishes made from fresh, local fare and products, and the craft cocktail menu and wine selection have been curated to complement the dishes.

Menu recommendation: The Chicken: Al pastor yogurt chicken with carrots, charred onion, whipped feta, fennel pollen and piquillo peppers.
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12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (April 12-14)

We're almost to the weekend, Cincinnati. There's plenty of fun to look forward to, including CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati event on April…

By Katie Griffith

Schedule a Tour of the Cincinnati Type and Print Museum
When: All weekend at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

Where: Cincinnati Type and Print Museum, Price Hill

What: Tour the museum and learn about the history of printing with actual, working machinery and tools. 

Who: Cincinnati Type and Print Museum

Why: Must schedule visit. The museum just became the first non-commercial graphic arts organization to receive the William Maxwell Award from the prestigious Graphic Media Alliance in the Southern Ohio region.
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These are Cincinnati's Best Restaurants, 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. 7 Overall Restaurant: Boca
114 E. Sixth St., Downtown
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These are Cincinnati's Best Bars, According to CityBeat Readers

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

By CityBeat Staff

No. 4 Overall Bar: Northside Yacht Club
    4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
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Photos: Cincinnati Leaders Organize 'Walk to End Gun Violence' in Honor of 11-Year-Old Boy Shot in the West End

Gun rights advocates headed to the West End on Saturday, April 6 in an organized effort to raise awareness about gun violence…

By CityBeat Staff

The Walk to End Gun Violence on April 6, 2024
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 10 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in April

The April lineup of local music set to take place around the city this month is as vibrant as the new leaves…

By Brent Stroud

Sons of Silverton, Patterns of Chaos, Blueprint (Columbus) and Tino (Dayton) at Urban Artifact
Some local hip-hop heroes, Sons of Silverton and Patterns of Chaos, along with Dayton hip-hop gem, Tino, take over Urban Artifact to celebrate the release of Columbus MC and producer Blueprint’s new album, Falling Down. 6 p.m. April 28. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com.
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28 of Cincinnati's Most Delicious Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants

Cincinnati is home to hundreds of different restaurants, ranging from upscale steakhouses to mobile food trucks. We have a diverse variety of…

By CityBeat Staff

Quatman Cafe
    2434 Quatman Ave., Norwood; 224 West Main St., Mason
    Since 1966, Quatman has provided Cincinnatians with cheap burgers, soup and "the coldest beer in town." There are canned beers as well as a draft selection and rotating seasonal brews. They've also got daily specials where you can get a main dish plus fries and a drink for $10.
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All the Crazy Storm Damage We Saw from Greater Cincinnati's April 2 Severe Weather

Greater Cincinnati got hit with its first big spring storm of 2024 on Tuesday, April 2, with some parts of the Tri-State…

By Katherine Barrier

A car floating on a flooded street, captured by X user @SpenserSm1th.
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11 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (April 5-7)

The season of the packed social calendar is finally upon us, Cincinnati. The roster of great events taking place across Cincinnati this…

By Ashley Moor

Opening Reception for Jayson Musson: His History of Art at the CAC
When: April 5 from 7-9 p.m. 

Where: Contemporary Arts Center, Downtown

What: The exhibit is a fun, PBS-style take on art and art history featuring a three-channel video series written, starring and co-directed by artist Jayson Musson. 

Who: Contemporary Arts Center

Why: This opening reception will include a presentation by Musson and an afterparty at Alice.
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Photos: All of the Electric Moments We Captured During the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Game Against the Washington Nationals

The Cincinnati Reds proved to be a mighty opponent during their Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals on March 28. From…

By CityBeat Staff

Former announcer Marty Brennaman greets Sean Casey | Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals | March 28, 2024
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The Best Places in Greater Cincinnati to Live When You're Young (and Fun)

Those who are young and starry-eyed may dream of packing up and moving to places like New York City, Los Angeles or…

By CityBeat Staff

The Neighborhood: Over-the-Rhine (OTR)

The vibe: Rich in history, nightlife and community, OTR has everything you could possibly need or want within walking distance. At the heart of Cincinnati’s urban core, this neighborhood is also very diverse, trendy and artsy.  

Ideal for: Artists. Hipster families. LGBTQ+ folks. Anyone who wants a vibrant urban lifestyle.

Not ideal for: Those who want peace and quiet. 

Extra perk: Tons of restaurants, bars and third places with varying atmospheres. The most intact historic district in the U.S. Super walkable, plus the street car rolls through here.

Where to meet locals: Washington Park. Findlay Market. Rhinegeist.
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14 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (March 29-31)

Hoppy weekend, Cincinnati. The Easter Bunny is coming to town, along with a lot of egg hunting events. Thursday is the Cincinnati…

By Staff

Opening Day Parade
When: Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m.

Where: parade begins on Race Street at Findlay Market and ends near Taft Theatre on 5th Street

What: The 105th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade celebrating the Cincinnati Reds 

Who: Findlay Market

Why: Nearly 130,000 people came out to watch the parade last year. Don't miss this Cincinnati tradition.
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Photos: All of the Horrifying Fun We Captured at HorrorHound Weekend

HorrorHound Weekend struck fear into the heart of the Sharonville Convention Center this past weekend thanks to all the talented filmmakers, actors and…

By CityBeat Staff

HorrorHound Weekend at Sharonville Convention Center on March 23
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Photos: FC Cincinnati Earns First Home Win of the Season Against New York City FC

FC Cincinnati earned their first win at home when they defeated New York City FC 1-0 on March 23. In their first…

By CityBeat Staff

A Loveland Frogman flag in the Bailey | FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC | March 23, 2024
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Photos: Olivia Rodrigo's Show in Columbus Combines Pop Music and Abortion Rights Advocacy

On Friday, pop star Olivia Rodrigo performed to a sold-out crowd at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Just as she did at…

By CityBeat Staff

Fans at Olivia Rodrigo's show at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on March 22, 2024
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Bratter Up: Everything We're Excited to Eat at Great American Ball Park This Year

As the Cincinnati Reds are gearing up for Opening Day Thursday, March 28, chefs at Great American Ball Park are prepping their…

By Katherine Barrier

Hempler's Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage
Grilled jalapeño cheddar sausage, topped with ballpark kraut and mustard and served on a toasted pretzel bun. It's available at Scouts Alley and the Food Bar in Section 109.
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Here are the Top 12 Restaurants Cincinnati Chef Jose Salazar Recommends

At CityBeat, we love giving restaurant recommendations, but we thought it was time to ask Cincinnati's culinary pros what they think. We…

By CityBeat Staff

Jose Salazar, proprietor of Mita's, Goose & Elder and the upcoming Moroccan-inspired wine bar Safi.
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Photos: Everything We Saw During KK's Priest's Explosive Show at MegaCorp Pavilion

Metal fans flocked to MegaCorp Pavilion in Newport to see KK's Priest, the band created by Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, on…

By CityBeat Staff

Burning Witches performing at MegaCorp Pavilion on March 19, 2024
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Photos: GROUPLOVE Brings Fun, Energetic Show to Bogart's

On March 20, GROUPLOVE brought a high-energy show to Bogart's in Cincinnati. The band is touring in support of their latest album,…

By CityBeat Staff

GROUPLOVE performing at Bogart's on March 20, 2024
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12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (March 22-24)

Spring is springing, Cincinnati. To celebrate this season of growth and rebirth, there are plenty of chances to enjoy some live music…

By Summer Orban

FC Cincinnati vs. New York City FC
When: March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: TQL Stadium, West End

What: Cincinnati and New York City’s soccer teams go head-to-head

Who: FC Cincinnati

Why: Cheer on your favorite soccer team.
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Resilience and Glamour: Cincinnati's Jewish Drag Makes a Statement at Elech's “Glitter, Graggers and Glam”

Drag performers and community members came together over the weekend for a glamorous show that was both religious and uproarious. Amid the…

By Madeline Fening

Elech's second-annual Purim drag showcase “Glitter, Graggers and Glam” at Urban Artifact’s Radio Artifact soundstage, March 16 2024
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These Greater Cincinnati Creamy Whips

Spring is kicking into high gear, and that means creamy whips across the Cincinnati area are opening their walk-up windows and switching…

By CityBeat Staff

Whetsel Whip
4825 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville
Located right next to The Cheesecakery, Whetsel Whip offers classic chocolate and vanilla soft-serve with hard shell flavors of chocolate, birthday cake and butterscotch. Sure you can get that in a classic waffle cone, but you can also get it served up in a delicious, fluffy bubble waffle. And if you can’t choose between the selection of mouthwatering sundaes, order a flight, which comes with four signature flavors.
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Hail to the Kings: Avenged Sevenfold Brings Tour to Cincinnati [PHOTOS]

Modern rock legends Avenged Sevenfold paid a visit to Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center as part of their "Life is But a Dream..."…

By CityBeat Staff

Avenged Sevenfold at the Heritage Bank Center | March 13, 2024
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This 1865 West End Home Offers a Mix of Modern and Historic Features

A historic gem in the beautiful West End Dayton Street Historic District is now on the market. 931 York St. has stood…

By Katherine Barrier

931 York St., West End
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10 Things To Do in Cincinnati this Weekend (March 15-17)

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend, Cincinnati. Per usual, greater Cincinnati has tons of green beer, Irish fare and celebratory festivities. Not just…

By Katie Griffith

Cincinnati St. Patrick's Parade
When: March 16, noon

Where: The Banks, Downtown

What: Cincinnati's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Who: Cincinnati St. Patrick's Parade

Why: It's a Cincinnati tradition.
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Photos: Midwest Princess Chappell Roan Pays a Visit to the Queen City

Our campy queen Chappell Roan paid a visit to Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady Music Center on March 10, and she did not…

By CityBeat Staff

Chappell Roan performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on March 10, 2024
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Photos: Xavier University Loses Weekend Game to Marquette

Xavier University lost to Marquette on Saturday, March 9, despite a great game by Xavier player Quincy Olivari, who scored a game-high…

By CityBeat Staff

Xavier vs. Marquette | March 9, 2024
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Photos: Inside FC Cincinnati's Exciting Game Against D.C. United

Sunday's game between FC Cincinnati and D.C. United resulted in the 13th scoreless draw in FC Cincinnati's history. Despite the 0-0 draw,…

By CityBeat Staff

A FCC Fan wearing a big hat - FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United 3/10/2024
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