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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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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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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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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21 Spots to Grab a Drink on the West Side of Cincinnati

Whether you're a lifelong West Sider or an East Sider looking to "stamp your passport" and explore new parts of Cincinnati and…

By Katherine Barrier

West Side Brewing
3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood
The aptly named West Side Brewing was the West Side’s first brewery. Since opening its doors in 2017, the brewery has offered a spot for the community to grab a drink, catch up with old friends (or make some new ones) and spend time with family of all ages. West Side offers a wide selection of its craft beers and cider that are rotated out seasonally, including some experimental IPAs. And with a packed event calendar and visiting food trucks, you can spend your whole day here!
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Photos: Rosie's Italian in Downtown Cincinnati Debuts Makeover and New Menu

In September, Crown Restaurant Group reopened one of its downtown eateries after the former Rosie's Cocktails & Pies  temporarily closed. After a…

By Katherine Barrier

Rosie's Italian
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Photos: Inside Uncle Leo's, the New Bar Located in Former BarBar OTR Space

A short-lived Over-the-Rhine bar is getting new life under new owners. Married duo and veterans of the industry, Leroy and Jamie Ansley,…

By Brian Cross

Uncle Leo's
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The 15 Worst Kroger Stores in Greater Cincinnati, According to Reddit Users

While Greater Cincinnati offers its fair share of grocery shopping options, no store is quite as trusted as Kroger. Kroger’s popularity is…

By CityBeat Staff

Newport (130 Pavilion Parkway)
 “Bad food handling (leaving trucks out too long, zero hand washing, eating while preparing food with no gloves, mice everywhere, workers who would pull the dead mice off the traps and reuse them.)” - Roesty79, current employee.
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Tasty $2 Tacos You Can Eat During Cincinnati Taco Week, Oct. 17-23

Taco lovers rejoice: a week of $2 tacos is right around the corner for the Fifth Annual Cincinnati Taco Week, Oct. 17-23.…

By Katrina Eresman

Oakley Pub & Grill
    3924 Isabella Ave., Oakley
    Nashville Hot: Fried chicken tenders tossed in our house Nashville Hot sauce with romaine lettuce, pico de gallo and our house ranch
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25 Staff-Favorite Greater Cincinnati Restaurants to Grab a Meal for Under $13

With inflation sending grocery costs soaring, high gas prices and a looming recession, the saying “a dollar doesn’t go as far as…

By CityBeat Staff

El Barril Mexican Sports Bar & Grill
    940 Pavilion St., Mt. Adams 
    Mount Adams welcomed this dining establishment to its quaint hilltop neighborhood last fall, taking over the space formerly occupied by Next Chapter. As its name suggests, the eatery is part restaurant — boasting both Mexican street food and bar bites — and part sports bar. Across the board, menu prices are pretty reasonable, but if you’re looking for a real bang for your buck, opt for the burger and taco combo ($12.99). The meal comes with your choice of burger (options include the breakfast burger with goetta, bacon, cheese, fried egg and Sriracha mayo or the El Barril Burger with guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, onions and American cheese), two tacos and a side of fries. (HB)
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A Glimpse Inside Newport's Flow Coffee's New Northside Location

This new Northside coffeeshop combines two of the neighborhood's favorite things: craft coffee and good music. Newport's flow (the name is stylized as…

By Maija Zummo

flow coffee in Northside
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Take A Tour of Over-the-Rhine's New Colorful Cocktail Bar Alice

While Alice, a new bar in Over-the-Rhine opened in late June, doesn’t take its name or inspiration from the one of Wonderland…

By Leyla Shokoohe

Alice OTR
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All the Tasty Dishes You Can Eat During Fall Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns Sept. 19-25 this fall, featuring $26, $36 and $46 three-course prix fixe menus from dozens of Cincinnati restaurants. $1 from…

By CityBeat Staff

OKTO Cincinnati
$36 3-Course Dinner
FIRST COURSE (choose one): Burrata cheese, Horiatiki
SECOND COURSE (choose one): Chicken or Veggie Gyro, Mousaka, Pastitsio
THIRD COURSE (choose one): Baklava, Greek Yogurt & HoneyComb
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See Inside Chef Jose Salazar and Deeper Roots' Bodega-Inspired Daylily Deli

Columbia Tusculum's Daylily Deli — chef Jose Salazar and Deeper Roots Coffee's New York-style bodega — has officially opened. The menu features…

By CityBeat Staff

Daylily Deli
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Take a Tour of Downtown's New French Brasserie Royce

Cincinnati’s Fountain Square’s newest addition, Royce, recently opened. The “modern French brasserie” opened at The Foundry, 3CDC’s $51 million development in the…

By CityBeat Staff

Royce at The Foundry
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30 Iconic Cincinnati Restaurants to Take Out-of-Towners

From classic staples like Skyline and LaRosa's to newer favorites such as Pearlstar and Pho Lang Thang, the Queen City has many…

By CityBeat Staff

Arnold's Bar & Grill
210 E. Eighth St., Downtown
Downtown's Arnold's Bar & Grill is renowned for being the oldest continuously operating drinking destination in Cincinnati — one of the oldest in America, in fact, at 160 years. There's the infamous Arnold's bathtub, reportedly used to make bootleg gin during Prohibition. There is even a rumor that this bar filled with spirits (as in alcohol) and other sorts of spirits (as in dead people).
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Some of the Spiciest Wings You Can Get During Cincinnati Wing Week Aug. 22-28

The second annual Cincinnati Wing Week is set to return Aug. 22-28. For seven days wing lovers will have the opportunity to…

By CityBeat Staff

RJ Four Mile Pig: Spicy Blackberry Wings
4450 Eastgate South Drive suite 100, Mt. Carmel  
Six smoked wings covered in Spicy Blackberry BBQ sauce with celery and ranch.
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30 of the Best Cincinnati Restaurants to Get A Meal For Under $15

Feelin' hungry for a bite that won't break the bank? We've got you covered. There are plenty of tasty local eateries to…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincy Steak and Lemonade
    2607 Short Vine St., Clifton
    Cincy Steak and Lemonade is the place to get the most bang for your buck. For under $15, you can get a massive gyro cheeseburger, fries and a drink. They also sell super colorful lemonades, with flavors ranging from rainbow to blue raspberry, and pina coladas. With only a few booths in the restaurant, it's a cozy spot for fast, casual bites.
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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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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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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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35 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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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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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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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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