25 Cincinnati Bars Where You Probably Won't Run Into Anyone from High School

You may either be making a stop in your hometown and definitely in need of a drink or may be a proud…

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The Hi-Mark
    3229 Riverside Drive, East End
    Named in honor of the great flood that washed over Cincinnati in 1937, this bar keeps its patrons afloat with a selection of Vietnamese-inspired dishes. The bar pours a solid variety of beer, wine and spirits and there's plenty of seating inside and out. If you're hungry, try their pulled-pork bánh mì made with Eli's BBQ or chicken wings with gochujang sauce. Fries, salads and Lang Thang Chili, a Vietnamese style beef stew, are some local favorites. 
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The Real Drinker's Guide to 24 Cincinnati's Essential Dive Bars

The Queen City is home to dozens of hip and trendy bars that offer excellent Instagram photo ops and cute bathrooms, but…

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City View Tavern
    403 Oregon St., Mt. Adams
    A hillside dive and home of one of the best spicy bloody marys and best views in town. The burgers are damn tasty, too. Meet the Big Ted Deluxe: eight ounces of griddle-cooked, handmade beef patty with American cheese, mustard, lettuce, pickles, mayo, onion, ketchup, tomatoes, served in a plastic basket with a bag of chips. 
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Inside Somerset, An Otherworldly Drinking Destination in the Heart of OTR

Something extraordinary is growing roots in Over-the-Rhine, but if you're not looking for it, you just might miss it. Tucked away at…

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Inside Somerset, An Otherworldly Drinking Destination in the Heart of OTR
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The 25 Most Beautiful Bars in the Cincinnati Area

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, though there’s no denying that Cincinnati has some gorgeous bars. Some are located inside…

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Wódka Bar
    1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
    From the team behind cult-favorite Babushka Pierogies, Wódka Bar carries an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking upward of 60 types including many Russian, Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States. It also offers a streamlined Eastern European-inspired menu of bites ranging from pierogies to a Polish sausage sandwich or stuffed cabbage roll. Inside the intimate space, patrons will be enveloped by deep Prussian blues and rich golds, luxe velvet upholstery and distressed plaster walls, elegant wood paneling and all the intricacies of Eastern Orthodox architecture.
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27 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

The Blind Lemon
    936 Hatch St., Mount Adams
    Mount Adams’ favorite backyard bar since 1963. Walk down a set of stairs to find a secret, little hideaway. Outside, the relaxed garden patio is like a boho blend of Bourbon Street and Paris café life. With live music every night, it’s one of the most romantic drinking destinations in the city.
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These Are Cincinnati's 25 Hottest Bars Right Now According to Yelp

Yelp, everyone's favorite crowd-sourced ratings aggregate site, is an easy go-to when deciding where to drink and dine. Is it new? Does…

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1. Comfort Station
    793 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
    ”This place is HARD to find!! Speakeasy vibes for sure! There's a blue door out front with the label 'women' above it, so I definitely wandered the street for a few minutes. However once inside, this place is adorable. Super comfortable seating with pillows, skylights and a large bar area. Unfortunately it was raining so I didn't make it outside, but next time! The drinks were all unique and delicious. I tried the summer white wine which was refreshing and had fruit! Definitely recommend visiting when in the Walnut Hills area!” — Deidre F. 
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Inside Sartre OTR, Cincinnati's Best Existential Cocktail Destination

With a name conceived as a playful homage to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, Frenchish brasserie Sartre OTR sits on the ground floor of the Rhinegeist…

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Inside Sartre OTR, Cincinnati's Best Existential Cocktail Destination
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Cincinnati's 11 Best New Bars and Clubs, According to Our Readers

When it comes to nightlife in the Queen City, we have an almost unlimited selection of bars, music venues, clubs and more…

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1. 3 Points Urban Brewery
    331 E. 13th St., Downtown
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Inside OTR's Locoba, Platform Beer Co.'s Bar and Coffee Concept on Main Street

The Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co. has expanded into Over-the-Rhine opening a bar and coffee concept called Locoba on Main Street to serve…

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Exterior of the bar
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Inside OTR's Pins Mechanical Company, the Ultimate Entertainment Bar for Small Ball Lovers

After opening locations elsewhere in Ohio (Columbus and Dublin), Pins Mechanical Company ventured south to Cincinnati to open its third entertainment bar…

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The Baller ($12): 6 liquors, lemonade, fruit punch, Sprite
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