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…

By CityBeat Staff

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. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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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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Over-the-Rhine Cocktail Bar Japp's Got a Glamorous Makeover, Let's Take a Tour

Popular Over-the-Rhine cocktail bar Japp's recently received a makeover, transforming the drinking destination into a brighter, more open space while holding onto…

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Over-the-Rhine Cocktail Bar Japp's Got a Glamorous Makeover, Let's Take a Tour
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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…

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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.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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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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