27 Greater Cincinnati Creamy Whips to Get Your Ice Cream Fix

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

Zip Dip
4050 Drew Ave., Green Township
Zip Dip literally shines like a beacon of light through the dark — the iconic neon lightning bolt adorning the roof is unmistakable. It was added to the building in 1951 and has been guiding customers through summer heat waves to ice cream salvation ever since. Everyone loves a classic. The top-seller here is a basic small cone with a twist, but scrap the whole chocolate and vanilla idea. Zip Dip serves an orange and vanilla twist that will make you forget you ever wanted anything else. If you’re looking for more, Zip Dip has a whole heap of ice cream selections, from chipwiches to sundaes. Those who prefer to drink their ice cream should skip the shakes and opt for a malt instead.
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9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (March 17-19)

May the St. Patrick's Day festivities ensue and a pinch of green infiltrate every event you choose. Sláinte. Watch March Madness games…

By CityBeat Staff

Greater Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Events
All weekend
St. Patrick's Day revelry is upon us, and the Queen City is fully prepared to celebrate. With kid-friendly parades, live music, plenty of kegs and eggs served up bright and early, Irish dancing lessons, dog-friendly celebrations, drink specials and more, there is a little something for everyone. Expect just about anywhere to partake in Paddy’s Day festivities and themes. Browse CityBeat’s recommendations for green fun this weekend here.
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The 25 Best Restaurants in Northern Kentucky Right Now, According to Yelp

At CityBeat, we know a thing or two about picking the best restaurants in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but Yelpers have some…

By Katherine Barrier

19. Walt’s Hitching Post
3300 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright
“Our dinner was absolutely perfect from start to finish. We kicked things off with a 1/2 dozen oysters, some escargot, and the bourbon burnt ends. We'd had the first two appetizers in the past - and they lived up to how much we loved them on our last visit. The bourbon burnt ends were phenomenal - crispy, smokey, and coated with Walt's famous BBQ sauce. What more could you ask for?

We decided to order one of their nightly specials - the 10 oz. Bison Steak - along with one of their classics - the Braised, Bone-In Pork. The bison was tasty and tender - but our favorite bite of the night was definitely the pork. Every morsel melted in our mouths, and when paired with their creamy orzo, it was truly show-stopping. For dessert, we ate as much as we could of their Bananas Foster, which is a huge portion, even for two people.” -Bailey D.
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Insults That Only Make Sense in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a world unto itself, and with that world comes a language only Cincinnnatians can speak — and insults that only a…

By CityBeat Staff

"Parking at Kenwood Mall on a Saturday is more enjoyable than being around you."
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Photos: Everything We Saw During Jxdn's Performance at Bogart's

The TikTok phenom and genre-bending musician Jxdn stopped by Bogart's in Cincinnati as a part of his Hope This Never Ends Tour…

By Ashley Moor

Jxdn performing at Bogart's on March 13, 2023
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One of Cincinnati's Oldest Homes Now For Sale in Columbia Tusculum

Said to be Cincinnati’s oldest residence, 3644 Eastern Ave. in Columbia Tusculum still has all of the charm of its early 19th…

By Katherine Barrier

3644 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum
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22 Badass Women From Cincinnati Who Made History

Cincinnati is and was home to many groundbreaking, innovative and famous women, helping foster their greatness and badassery into contributions that still…

By Katherine Barrier, CityBeat Staff

Rosemary Clooney
The beloved singer and actress was born in 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky, and attended high school in Cincinnati’s West End. A few of her most popular songs were “Come-On-a My House,” “Mambo Italiano” and “Botch-a-Me.” She also starred in the famous holiday film White Christmas.
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12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (March 10-12)

Cincinnati is celebrating Women's History Month this weekend, among other events like the annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival.  Everything from poetry slams…

By CityBeat Staff

FC Cincinnati vs. Seattle Sounders FC at TQL Stadium
4:30 p.m. party
7:30 p.m. match
The MLS season has just begun, and FC Cincinnati already is showing that its great 2022 season wasn’t a fluke. After two games, the orange and blue have one win (on opening day!) and one draw with four points. The team will welcome the Seattle Sounders, leaders of the Western Conference, to TQL Stadium on Saturday, but first, FC Cincinnati fans can celebrate with a free event at Washington Park, which will feature live music from What She Said, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, appearances from former players and more. 7:30 p.m. March 11. TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End, fccincinnati.com.
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Have a Shamrockin' Good Time at These Greater Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Events

St. Patrick's Day revelry is upon us, and the Queen City is fully prepared to celebrate. With bar crawls, live music, plenty…

By CityBeat Staff

Official St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl
Go on a hunt for the gold at the end of the rainbow (or the beer at the end of the bar) during the official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. You’ll get exclusive deals and discounts with your wristband, including 50% off Irish-themed drinks, and there will even be a costume contest. Starts at AC Upper Deck, 135 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks; Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40
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Photos: Here's All the Debauchery We Saw During Cincinnati's Bockfest

Bockfest, Cincinnati's favorite debaucherous celebration of dark beer, springtime and goats, stumbled into the city for its 31st year March 3-5. The…

By CityBeat Staff

31st Annual Bockfest | March 4
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All of the Adorably Wacky Things We Saw at the Frogman Festival

An inaugural event celebrating the Loveland Frogman took place on March 4 at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Mason. The Frogman Festival…

By Katie Griffith

Frogman Festival at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Mason | March 4, 2023
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Photos: Explore Spirits of Yesteryear at Revival Vintage Spirits and Bottle Shop

Situated in Covington near the northernmost point of bourbon country, Revival Vintage Spirits and Bottle Shop has become a destination for those…

By Brian Cross

Revival Vintage Spirits and Bottle Shop in Covington, Kentucky.
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Photos: Cyclones Reach Point Streak Milestone as the 'Hippos'

The Cincinnati Cyclones notched a note in the record books during the game against the Indy Fuel on March 4, but they…

By Allison Babka

The Cincinnati Cyclones (or the Cincinnati Hippos for one night only) battle the Indianapolis Fuel at Heritage Bank Center on March 4, 2023.
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20 Irish and British Pubs in Greater Cincinnati to Raise a Pint

It doesn't have to be St. Patrick's Day for you to enjoy a perfectly poured Guinness or a plate of crispy fish…

By CityBeat Staff

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
112 E. Fourth St., Covington
Molly Malone’s restaurant and pub offers an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle with its menu full of traditional fare and appetizers, such as their popular beer-battered cod served with coleslaw and chips or their traditional Irish breakfast (two over-easy eggs, rasher of bacon, banger sausage, white and black pudding, baked beans, grilled tomato and a potato cake) served at Saturday and Sunday brunch. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the pub plays just about every soccer and rugby game live, ideal for fans who want to down a pint while supporting their favorite team.
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11 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (March 3-5)

Spring is almost here, Cincinnati. With it comes Women's History Month events, Cincinnati's Bockfest, the opening of soft-serve ice cream spots and…

By CityBeat Staff

Zip Dip’s Opening Day
11 a.m. March 3
Cincinnatians adore their various seasonal ice cream shops. Who doesn’t love soft-serve ice cream on a warm day? Or on any day, really. One of the west side’s oldest ice creameries is opening for its 73rd season on Friday. Zip Dip will open its walk-up windows for the season this weekend, delighting visitors far and wide. 11 a.m. March 3, Zip Dip, 4050 Drew Ave., Bridgetown, zip-dip.com.
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This Colorful House For Sale in Deerfield Township Has a Home Theater, Indoor Pool, Sauna and Glowing Toilet

A home theater, plenty of space, an indoor sauna and pool, a beautiful backyard and a toilet that can glow in the…

By Katherine Barrier

9112 Willow Creek Drive, Loveland
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Photos: FC Cincinnati Celebrates Its First-Ever Season-Opening Win

There's nothing like starting a new season with a bang – especially in a sold-out venue. On Feb. 25, FC Cincinnati beat…

By Allison Babka

FC Cincinnati's Alvaro Barrel makes a play against Houston Dynamo FC at TQL Stadium on Feb. 25, 2023. Cincinnati won its first-ever season opener at home 2-1.
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Photos: Some of the MidCentury Modern Items for Sale at 20th Century Cincinnati's Show This Weekend

Everyone's favorite MidCentury Modern show is back this weekend. 20th Century Cincinnati is back at the Sharonville Convention Center on Feb. 25 and…

By CityBeat Staff

20th Century Cincinnati 2023
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Meet All the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame Inductees So Far

After the Andrew J Brady Music Center opened in 2021, now-Hamilton County Commission President Alicia Reece wanted to make sure the space…

By Katherine Barrier, CityBeat Staff

Bootsy Collins
Legendary funkateer Bootsy Collins was one of the Black Music Walk of Fame’s inaugural inductees in 2021. Born in Cincinnati, Bootsy is one of the best representatives of the Queen City’s music scene, especially in the heyday of King Records. He’s largely heralded as the greatest bassist in the funk and R&B genres and is recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as the fourth-greatest bassist of all time.

Throughout his 50-year career, Bootsy has played bass with James Brown, George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic and a host of other musical icons. His signature funky bass-driven songwriting style is the foundation of G-funk, an early ’90s subgenre of gangster rap perfected by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G.
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22 Must-Try Fish Fry Feasts in Greater Cincinnati

It’s the Lenten season in Cincinnati, which can only mean one thing: fish fry Fridays are back (that, and someone you know…

By CityBeat Staff

The Pony
1346 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
More information: Fish sandwich or fish fry available Fridays from noon until sellout.
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12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Feb. 24-26)

This weekend in Cincinnati, Mardi Gras and Black History Month events continue along with a folk music festival in Ludlow. Additionally, MadTree…

By CityBeat Staff

Wizard Fest at Ludlow Garage
8:30 p.m. Feb. 24
No owls, cats or toads, but wear your finest wizard cloak. Ludlow Garage is throwing an interactive fantasy-themed party Friday — an everything-wizard evening featuring food, drinks, trivia, other games and a costume contest. Wizard merchandise will be available and free with the purchase of a VIP ticket. A broom or a wand will accent that cloak nicely. Sporting a wise, long, gray beard? Even better. The event is all ages. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, 342 Ludlow Ave, Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
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This 12-Sided House For Sale in Ludlow was Mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records

If a regular, four-sided house just won’t do, here’s your chance to own a historic, one-of-a-kind, 12-sided home in Northern Kentucky. 254…

By Katherine Barrier

254 Latta Ave., Ludlow
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30 Essential Black-Owned Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati You Need to Try

From hearty Southern-style breakfasts to traditional West African dishes, açai bowls to barbecue and elevated craft beers, Cincinnati's Black-owned eateries are a…

By CityBeat Staff

Ollie’s Trolley
1607 Central Ave., West End
Located in a bright yellow and red trolley car, Ollie’s Trolley is a soul food staple in Cincinnati. This little trolley serves a variety of smoked meats, including ribs, turkey tips and pulled pork, plus metts and burgers. They also offer plenty of sides, like collard greens, buttered corn and potato salad. For dessert, get a slice of their lemon pound cake or chess pie, or take a whole pie or cake home to share.
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Inside Nicola's, an Over-the-Rhine Mainstay Serving up Authentic Italian Cuisine

Over-the-Rhine's Nicola's has been a mainstay for high-end, authentic Italian cuisine for the past two decades. A celeb-spotting treasure, Nicola’s renown is undeniable.…

By CityBeat Staff

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12 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Feb. 17-19)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Several events in greater Cincinnati are set to celebrate Black History Month, Mardi Gras (keep…

By CityBeat Staff

MainStrasse's Mardi Gras Parade & Pub Crawl

7 p.m. Feb. 18
MainStrasse's famous Mardi Gras celebration begins at Larry’s All American Cafe and travels to Main and 5th streets. Line up to see what Covington has in store for this year’s parade - it’s always fun and entertaining. Keep your shirt on, parade participants will throw you beads for free. Stick around for the Mainstrasse Pub Crawl and make sure to stop by Up Over Bar, where it’s Mardi Gras all year long. 7 p.m., Feb. 18, Covington, Ky.
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This Indian Hill Home For Sale For $900K has Curves For Days

If you’re a fan of curvy houses and cool-funky architecture, 6355 Shawnee Pines Drive in Indian Hill could be your new dream…

By Katherine Barrier

6344 Shawnee Pines Drive, Indian Hill
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Photos: 20 Adorable Animals Up for Adoption at the My Furry Valentine Event

My Furry Valentine, the area’s largest pet adoption event, takes place at the Sharonville Convention Center Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb.…

By CityBeat Staff

    Louie's Legacy
    "Are you ready to add some Spice to your life? Pepper, Sage, Ginger, Nutmeg and Cinnamon are ready! The Spices are two-month old cattle dog mixes. This savory bunch is playful, super sweet, social and affectionate. They are not at all shy when meeting new people and will accept all the belly rubs you are willing to give. Pepper's unique coloring will catch your eye, but her personality will steal your heart. This 8-lb beauty checks all the boxes: super sweet, curious and playful. She loves getting ear and belly scratches and giving kisses!"
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Here's All the Half-Naked Fun We Saw During the Cupid's Undie Run

On Feb. 11, dozens of scantily-clad runners showed up to participate in Cincinnati's Cupid's Undie Run, which raises funds each year for…

By CityBeat Staff

Cupid's Undie Run | Feb. 11, 2023
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The 25 Best Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati Right Now, According to Yelp

At CityBeat, we know a thing or two about picking the best-of-the-best restaurants, but Yelp is its own beast worthy of attention.…

By CityBeat Staff

14. Boca
114 E. Sixth St., Downtown
“Just order the whole menu - you can't go wrong. This is undoubtedly a top [dining] experience in Cincinnati.” -Jesse T.
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9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Feb. 10-12)

We've rounded up some romantic events for the pre-Valentine's Day weekend. Don't worry there's something for everyone, coupled or single. Also, Bogart's…

By CityBeat Staff

Cupid's Undie Run at Galla Park
12-4 p.m. Feb. 11
Finally, a charitable run that isn’t a 10k. And you can wear your underwear, while drinking, in your underwear, in public. Cupid’s Undie Run begins at Galla Park with drinks and dancing, then a “mile-ish” jog or run commences to benefit Neurofibromatosis (NF) research. According to Cupid’s Undie Run website, NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. There will also be a post-run dance party. This event happens simultaneously with participating cities around the nation. Registration is $45. 
Feb. 11, 2-4 p.m. 175 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks, my.cupids.org.
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