25 Greater Cincinnati Bars and Breweries With Immaculate Holiday Vibes

Bars and breweries across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are breaking out the tinsel and holly for some festive fun. Whether you're in…

By CityBeat Staff

Northside Yacht Club
4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
This rock and roll bar and gastropub gets a bit of a naughty holiday makeover as the mermaid mascot dons a pair of sparkling red pasties and a Santa-beard merkin. Keep an eye out for colored lights, a giant mounted fish in St. Nick cosplay and Santa beards on almost every item in the establishment.
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Queen Anne Home Attributed to Cincinnati-Famous Architect James W. McLaughlin for Sale in Clifton's Gaslight District

Here's your chance to own a piece of Cincinnati history: A gorgeous 1885 Queen Anne home in the heart of Clifton's Gaslight…

By Katherine Barrier

3507 Clifton Ave., Clifton
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You Can Stay in a Cave House During Your Next Visit to Hocking Hills

The next time you take a trip out to Hocking Hills, your adventure can include staying in an actual cave. Dunlap Hollow's…

By Katherine Barrier

Dunlap Hollow's The Cave
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Joey Votto, Nick Senzel Draw Thousands of Cincinnati Reds Fans to Redsfest at Duke Energy Center

Redsfest, a Cincinnati Reds fan gathering and activity convention, returned this year for the first time since 2019 – just before the…

By Allison Babka

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto signs items during Redsfest, held at Duke Energy Center downtown on Dec. 2-3, 2022.
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You Can Stay at a 'Game of Thrones'-Inspired Airbnb on Your Next Trip to Lexington

Fans of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones will want to make a special trip to Lexington to stay in an…

By Katherine Barrier

'Game of Thrones'-Inspired Airbnb in Lexington
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24 Cincinnati Bars and Restaurants with Igloos, Heated Patios for Outdoor Drinking This Winter

These Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky bars, breweries and restaurants make drinking outdoors delightful, even when our weather gets frightful. From heated igloos…

By CityBeat Staff

The View at Shires’ Garden
309 Vine St. 10th Floor, Downtown
The rooftop deck at Shires’ Garden has brought back its igloos and special garden greenhouses for the winter. Reservations are required in advance for parties of two, four and up to eight people to snag a spot for up to two hours. Each dome has a heater and individual speakers, plus a food and drink minimum. A $50 deposit is required.
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10 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It's already December and the weather outside is frightful, but the variety of things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is…

By Sean M. Peters

Dark Charge Winter Block Party at Braxton Brewing Co. 
3-11 p.m. Dec. 2; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 3
From the event’s website: “For the past 8 years on the first Saturday in December, Braxton has held a winter block party to celebrate the collision of bourbon and beer through the release of our Dark Charge barrel-aged imperial stout. We call it the Dark Charge Winter Block Party. Now it’s back, and this year for the first time ever, it's two days long. Join us at our Covington, Kentucky taproom for an incredible celebration of community, our rich history, and the 2022 Dark Charge release." VIP tickets and rooftop heated “igloos” are available on top of general admission. Read CityBeat digital content editor Katherine Barrier's full writeup to learn more. 3-11 p.m. Dec. 2; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 3. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. 7th St., Covington, darkchargeday.com.
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Bengals and Chiefs Fans Clash in Reddit Meme War Ahead of Matchup

The Cincinnati Bengals-Kansas City Chiefs rivalry on Reddit is heating up this week ahead of the teams' matchup on Dec. 4. Redditors…

By Katherine Barrier

“Bills fan coming in peace”
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This Modern Contemporary Home in Hyde Park Offers Plenty of Natural Light For Its Next Buyer

The home at 3505 Parkline Ave. in Hyde Park is modern, fresh and features luxury living in a private setting. Situated on…

By Katherine Barrier

3505 Parkline Ave., Hyde Park
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9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Nov. 25-27)

If you're in town for the weekend after the big dinner and need to get out of the house, there's still plenty…

By Sean M. Peters

Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Funksgiving Show at Ludlow Garage
8:30 p.m. Nov. 25
If you’re not too sedated from all that turkey-induced tryptophan from the night before, get funky with Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Funksgiving Show at Ludlow Garage. This old-school, local funkateer has jammed with some of the biggest names in the biz and his shows are always fresh. If you’re ready to boogie off that extra helping of sweet potato pie, there’s no better place to be than this all-ages show. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton Gaslight District, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
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15 Greater Cincinnati Light Shows and Displays to Help You Get in the Holiday Spirit

With the holidays fast approaching you're probably making more time to spend with friends and family and finding ways to make memories.…

By CityBeat Staff

Coney Island's Nights of Lights
Drive through this dazzling light display and see “more than 2 million lights synchronized to a mix of traditional and rocking holiday music,” per Coney Island. There will be a giant Christmas tree, illuminated snowflakes, light tunnels and other glowing thematic displays. 
Through Jan. 2. $25 Monday-Thursday and $30 Friday-Sunday for 1-8 person vehicles; $50 9-15 person vehicles; $50 16+ person vehicles. 6201 Kellogg Ave., California.
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25 Reasons We're Thankful for Cincinnati

We seriously heart Cincinnati, and while this is by no means an exhaustive list, it does capture many of the reasons why. 

By CityBeat Staff

Fountain Square
ICON. LEGEND. This fountain puts the QUEEN in Queen City. But not only does Fountain Square have the beautiful Tyler Davidson Fountain, it's also a valuable community gathering place.
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16 Places in Greater Cincinnati to Get Your Christmas Trees

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And that means it's time to start looking for a tree to decorate. Keep…

By CityBeat Staff

Findlay Market
1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Your purchase of a Christmas tree, wreath or garland will go toward supporting market vendors, sustainability efforts, community-building initiatives and more at Findlay Market. These will be sold at the Elm Street Esplanade by Jane's, and you will get a special 2022 Findlay Market ornament with every tree purchase.

Trees will be sold from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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This Dome Home in Franklin is For Sale for $495,000

Sitting on 1.5 acres in Franklin, 3468 McLean Road features a unique dome design and plenty of room to roam. The dome…

By Katherine Barrier

3468 McLean Road, Franklin
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This Price Hill Home for Sale Offers Amazing Views of Downtown Cincinnati, Incredible Outdoor Spaces

The home at 2392 Maryland Ave. in Price Hill offers amazing views and tons of space for outdoor living, and it can…

By Katherine Barrier

2392 Maryland Ave., Price Hill
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17 Greater Cincinnati Bakeries and Restaurants Where You Can Still Order Thanksgiving Pies and Desserts

As Thanksgiving approaches, if you need to order a pie, dessert or rolls, you still have time, but hurry! Many Greater Cincinnati…

By Katherine Barrier

Happy Chicks Bakery
4035 Hamilton Ave., Northside
This vegan bakery will be offering pies like pumpkin with bourbon caramel and pecans, spiced apple, sweet potato with tomato jam and mixed berry and thyme for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23. All pies are $35, but you can request gluten-free for an extra $10.
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Everything We Saw During 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati's 10-Year Anniversary Party

It has been one decade since 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati first opened its doors in the former Metropole Apartments on Walnut Street…

By Ashley Moor

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati's 10-year anniversary celebration on Nov. 15
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Here's Everything We Spotted During the Dave Matthews Band Show at Dayton's Nutter Center

On Nov. 16, hundreds of fans flocked to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to hear a live rendition of "Ants Marching"…

By Ashley Moor

Dave Matthews Band at the Nutter Center on Nov. 16
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Here are the Very Worst Cincinnati Date Ideas, According to Redditors

It’s hard to have a bad time in Cincinnati with our plethora of amazing restaurants, bars and breweries and weekly events. That…

By Katherine Barrier

Here are the Very Worst Cincinnati Date Ideas, According to Redditors
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9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Nov. 18-20)

This weekend, head to a holiday lights display, get tatted up at a local brewery or ask a psychic about that weird…

By Sean M. Peters

PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 18
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas whether you like it or not. For the holly-jolly types, PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the perfect way to ring in the season with a 4 million LED holiday light show, which marks its 40th anniversary this year. Ooh and ahh at all the pretty colors and costumed characters. Pro tip: The show is included with zoo admission, so come early in the day for the animals and stay for the evening's holiday spectacle. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 18-Jan. 8. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org/events/festival-of-lights.
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Gift Guide: 30 Favorite Cincinnati Boutiques to Shop Local This Holiday Season

The winter holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it begins the mad rush to get the perfect gift for everyone on…

By Kelsey Graham, CityBeat Staff

Fern
6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill; 737 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
Fern is a green oasis for plant lovers and
design enthusiasts with a wide selection of
houseplants to choose from, including air
plants, ferns, hoyas and cacti, along with
everything you need to take care of them in
style. Its two locations are filled with all the
tools you need to keep plants flourishing,
from watering cans, natural plant food
and propagation tools to modern and chic
planters. Don’t forget to check out their
stationery, coffee table books and home
decor products for the perfect finishing touch
for a well-accessorized home.
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You Can Now Own Ohio's 'A Christmas Story' House and Its Museum and Gift Shop

Just in time for the holidays, you can own your own tourist attraction and iconic piece of Christmas movie history, right here…

By Katherine Barrier

Exterior of the A Christmas Story house
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Everything We Saw During the Maverick City Music Show at Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Grammy award-winning worship music collective Maverick City Music brought their electric live performance to Cincinnati's Heritage Bank…

By CityBeat Staff

Maverick City Music at Heritage Bank Center on Nov. 13
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Photos: All the Delicious Food We Saw at the Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown

Things got real cheesy as local restaurants competed in the annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Friday, Nov. 11.…

By Katherine Barrier

The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
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25 Iconic Cincinnati Restaurants Where Locals Must Bring Their Visiting Guests

When your family and friends visit you in Cincinnati, you want to show the city off! And there may be no better…

By CityBeat Staff

Zip's Cafe
	1036 Delta Ave., Mt. Lookout
Zip’s Cafe has been open since 1926 and is known for its Zip Burger, which Food & Wine named the best in Ohio. The small space is separated into a dining area and a bar by a saloon-style door with a model train circling above. Head to the back bar for a local beer on draft while you wait for space at a booth or a seat at one of the shared family-style tables.
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Sayler Park Victorian Home For Sale Combines Craftsmanship of the Past With Modern Features

Built in 1885, 82 Topinabee Road in Sayler Park combines the craftsmanship of the past with a spectacular renovation of today. The…

By Katherine Barrier

82 Topinabee Road, Sayler Park
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11 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Nov. 11-13)

This weekend boasts several ways to get into the holiday spirit, including sprawling markets chock full of artisanal gifts, ice skating and…

By Sean M. Peters

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at Duke Energy Convention Center
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13
If you’re feeling a bit “bah, humbug” this year, that’s understandable. But, according to the bazillion Lifetime Christmas movies that have been made, maybe you just need to find the holiday spirit inside yourself by diving into the season with yuletide fanaticism the second Halloween is over – so, don you now that stupid sweater and go shopping at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at Duke Energy Convention Center. There you can find artisanal gifts of all kinds and even a chance to win cash prizes. Santa will be there, so, if you haven’t been too naughty this year, stop by.11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown.
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'There Go My Rights': Twitter Reacts to Ohio, Kentucky 2022 Midterm Election Results

Midterm elections in the United States are vital to shaping the city, region, state and country, but they typically don’t involve tons…

By CityBeat Staff

DRAFT: election reax
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This Anderson Township Home Can be Your Own Live-In Vacation Retreat

If your home is your sanctuary and you’re looking for a zen place where you can be surrounded by nature in a…

By Katherine Barrier

680 Nordyke Rd., Anderson Township
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All the $9 Pizzas You Can Buy During Cincinnati Pizza Week

Cincinnati Pizza Week is back from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, and all week long you can enjoy special pizzas from participating…

By Katherine Barrier

Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
336 Monmouth St., Newport
1990 N. Bend Rd., Hebron
1 E. High St., Lawrenceburg
8794 Reading Rd., Reading
10336 US-42, Union
Pizza Alla Vodka: A 10-inch pizza with Strong’s famous vodka cream sauce, mozzarella, seasoned mushrooms, spinach and prosciutto.
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