46 Best Cocktail Bars in Cincinnati

Mid City Restaurant Bar • $$
40 E Court St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Sweet Potato Fries and Fried Sandwich
Tempura Brussel Sprouts
Peanut Butter Burger
Potato Croquettes
Chicken Skewer
Baked Alaska
Brunch Plate
Bok Choy

“Shareable menu items that are tasty and unique…smelt fries and duck fat fried potatoes. Delicious. Great service and oh yeah - Longfellow charm all the way.“

4.7 Superb104 Reviews
Ivory House Steak House • $$$
2998 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Bread Pudding French Toast
Grilled Caesar Salad
Tomahawk Pork Chop
Filet Mignon Oscar
French Onion Soup
Miso Hummus Bites
Shrimp and Grits
Mashed Potatoes
Salmon & Grits
Creme Brulee

“We had dinner at Ivory House on 3/21. It was an absolutely delightful dining experience. The food was superb. The staff was welcoming and worked hard to ensure we had a very pleasant dining experience. We will most definitely return.“

4.5 Superb127 Reviews
King Pigeon Cocktail Bar • $
2436 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati

“My absolute favorite bar in cincinnati. We’ve been twice, going back tomorrow, and have no plans to stop! I believe it is the most sophisticated bar menu, unique cocktails, and best bartenders in the city. The only place I’ve been to that can compare to the cocktails of the bigger cities like Chicago and NYC. They have a fantastic menu but also kill it with the classics. They’re happy to nerd out with you on anything cocktails. Highly recommend!!“

4.6 Superb60 Reviews
Ripple Wine Bar | Wine Bar & Restaurant | O'Bryonville, OH Wine Bar • $$
2000 Madison Rd, Cincinnati

“Been to Ripple a few times now and it is always very good. Good food, service, and vibe.I've had the salmon entree, the stuffed poblano peppers, the perogies, and the Sicilian flat bread and each has been delicious.Definitely recommend going.“

4.3 Superb66 Reviews
Nolia Kitchen Southern • $$$
1405 Clay St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk Ice Cream
Oyster and Duck Gumbo
Skillet Cornbread
Black Eyed Peas
Crab Boulettes
Goat Gnocchi
Crab Claws
Pork & Peas
Pound Cake
Cheesecake

“Outstanding in every way. Stopped in for a much-needed meal on the high route from Nashville to Philly.. could not have been more impressed with both food and service. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while.. everything was superb.“

4.7 Superb358 Reviews
Somerset Bar Bar • $
139 E McMicken Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

More Good Stuff
Ube Margherita
Ziggy Stardust
Mocktails
Botanical
Pilsner

“I love this place. The atmosphere is beautiful!! Their patio area just amazing!“

4.8 Superb122 Reviews
VV The Italian Experience Coffee Shops • $
1026 Delta Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Traditional Biscotti Mix
Focaccia Cherry Tomatoes
Cornetto Pistacchio
Vellutata Burrata
Mini Sfogliatella
Nutella Cornetto
Cornetto Filled
Salad Al Pacino
Mini Croissant
Pasta Genovese

“Best taste of Italy in Cincinnati“

4.8 Superb119 Reviews
Five on Vine American • $$$
1324 Vine St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Artichoke and Coconut Shrimp
Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole
Mama's Cookie Cheesecake
Lasagna Bolognese Rotolo
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Amish Chicken
Coconut Curry Mussels
Crab Stuffed Avocado
Fried Green Tomatoes
Squid Ink Tagliatelle

“Excellent service and Food. Compliments to the Chef and staff. Had French Pork Chop. Absolutely phenomenal! Fried Green Tomatoes - best I’ve ever had! Martini was also perfect! Very classy place! Highly recommend! Wish there was a location near me!“

4.6 Superb448 Reviews
Agave & Rye Rookwood Tacos • $$
3825 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Queso and Chips with Bourbon Peach Punch
Agave & Rye Chopped Salad
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Tortilla Chips & Queso
Chips and Queso
The Swipe Right
Bang Bang Taco
The Plain Jane
The Alderman
Birria Tacos

“I was in town and Agave & Rye was recommended to me. I stopped in on 9/10/22 talked with Emma the hostess and explained I was having a few friends to stop by not sure how many between five and ten. She accommodated me at the high rise table back by the windows which was perfect for my nine guest. Sarah was our excellent server, she continually checked in on us even thou I saw her working outside as well. Our drinks were awesome and our food was really good. Next time I am in town I will definitely return here.“

4.6 Superb235 Reviews
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Anjou

Anjou Cocktail Bar • $
2804 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Caffe Elena

“Every time I stop at Anjou I feel like I’m on vacation. Everything from the glasses, the tables, the decor - perfection. And then there are some amazing craft cocktails. My favorite spot.“

4.9 Superb45 Reviews
The Davidson French • $$
501 Vine St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Moroccan Roasted Eggplant
Baked Alpine Fondue
Mash Potatoes
Steak Frites
French Fries
Onion Soup
Carpaccio

“Nice addition to the fountain square area. Cool looking space and nice menu. Food was good, service was spotty and could use more help. Waiters were in the weeds. The cocktails were small for the price. Wine menu was ok. I'll try it again.“

4.7 Superb90 Reviews
The Fix Coffeehouse & Bar Coffee Shops • $
648 E McMillan St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Assorted Pastries

“Turkey sandwich was great, also enjoyed the tea and service! Coffee smelled great just wasn't a coffee time for me.“

4.8 Superb55 Reviews
The Quarter Bistro Bistros • $$
6904 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

P E I Mussels
Steak Tartare
Steak Frites
Beef Burger
Flatbread

“Absolutely brilliant meal. Lovely fine-dining experience with a chef that nailed every dish.“

4.6 Superb134 Reviews
Fireside Pizza Pizza • $
773 E McMillan St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

9 Pepperoni Pizza
Margherita Pizza
Redlegger Pizza
Custom Calzone
Seasonal Pizza
Cheesy Bread
Bread Sticks
Caesar Salad
Veggie Pizza
Greek Salad

“Amazing place and great service! Next time I’m in town I will be back for another visit!“

4.6 Superb134 Reviews
Gulow Street Bar & Grill • $
1614 Hoffner St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Double Double Cheeseburger
Burger with BBQ Grippos
Burger with Plain Chips
The Breakfast Sandwich
Salmon Salad Sandwich
Sesame Noodles to Go
Special Spicy Gotta
Spaghett

“Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere, friendly service“

4.7 Superb71 Reviews
Voodoo Brewery Cincinnati Brewpubs • $
120 E 8th St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Flagship Beers Flight
Garlic Parmesan Wings
12 Jumbo Chicken Wings
Porkopolis Pig Wings
Maple Old Fashioned
Craft Mac & Cheese
Voo-Dill Pickle
Hummus Platter
3 Little Pigs
Voodoo Nachos

“The owner welcomed us and was very friendly. I loved the ambience!“

4.6 Superb110 Reviews
Rosie's Italian Italian • $$
300 E 7th St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Orecchiette Pugliese
Fried Lasagna Bites
Pepperoni Stromboli
Eggplant Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan
Crispy Potatoes
Cannoli Cookie
Garlic Knots
Honey Pizza

“Visited Rosie’s Italian Kitchen. Cannot believe it took us so long to check it out. Our server Austin gave very good suggestions and everything was outstanding ! We had the Arancini and Fried Lasagna bites to start and then the Honey Pie! Perfect blend of sweet heat . We also split the Cannoli Cookie with a scoop of vanilla gelato . Forgot to get a photo as we dug right in. We also met the Manager Alex and Kitchen Manager Victor who were so welcoming and made us feel like family . Already planning when we can go back !“

4.5 Superb364 Reviews
Crown Republic Gastropub Gastropubs • $$
720 Sycamore St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Smore's Brownie Sundae
Onion Soup Dumplings
Steak and Frites
Crispy Broccoli
Duck Fat Hummus
Seared Salmon
Pork Milanese
Smoked Wings
Wedge Salad
Garlic Knots

“Emillie was a great server! Let's start with the great things. We did apps and sides. Dumplings were so good but broth was phenomenal !!! Burrata and tomato jam was basically an amazing caprese, sooo good. We also had truffle mushrooms which we added to dumpling broth, YUM! and also had the perfect broccoli with just an ok aioli. Was unimpressed with crab avocado toast, not worth the expense. Have had a a lot of crab food options s and this underwhelmed. My husband is a brownie sundae officianato and he seriously loved the s'more brownie dessert. Overall, great food and sat outside away from a noisy interior on a Friday night.“

4.5 Superb345 Reviews
Pins Mechanical Co Bar • $$
1124 Main St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Carrie Fisher
Hulk Hogan
Modelo
Game

“Very clean and inviting atmosphere.“

4.6 Superb87 Reviews
Urban Stead Cheese Cocktail Bar • $$
3036 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati

“Love everything about Urban Stead Cheese!“

4.9 Superb27 Reviews
Nine Giant Fermentorium Brewery • $$
6111 Ridge Ave, Cincinnati

“Really enjoyed this niche spot for drinks. Beer flights available along with cocktails. Friendly staff. A good selection of beers , with some that are not at the main brewery that is right around the corner. Just a comfortable atmosphere.“

5 Superb22 Reviews
The Arepa Place Colombian • $$
1517 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Gordita Stuffed Arepa with Chorizo and Fried Eggs
Eggplant and Potato Empanadas
Vegetarian Cheese Arepa
Vegetarian Loaded Arepa
Build Your Own Arepa
Loaded Cheese Arepa
Chicken Empanada
Vegetarian Arepa
The Great Arepa
Sweet Plantains

“Cute decor. Really filling and tasty arepas. We had the giant with beef, chicken, and chorizo. The spice was just right and it was more than I could eat alone. The veggie arepa with plantain and black beans was really good also. The fresh salsas were a great addition. The service was quick and friendly“

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Homemakers Bar Bar • $
39 E 13th St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Salami Sandwich

“Great local low key bar with friendly attentive staff“

4.7 Superb43 Reviews
The Blind Lemon Bar • $
936 Hatch St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Pomegranate Twist
American Lemonade
Creamsicle
Milky Way

“I love this place. The atmosphere is the best I've seen in a long time, and the live music is fantastic. The drinks are a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. I'd love to try more things on the menu, and I'd definitely recommend this place to a friend.“

4.6 Superb70 Reviews
Bar Saeso Bar • $
1208 Sycamore St, Cincinnati

“Our drinks were amazing the bar manager was so helpful and great atmosphere can’t wait to go again“

4.8 Superb30 Reviews
The Overlook Lodge Bar • $$
6083 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati

“The overall atmosphere and the staff was wonderful“

4.7 Superb40 Reviews
Lost & Found OTR Cocktail Bar • $
22 E 14th St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque
Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup
Cubano with Chips
Caesar Salad
Betelgeuse

“Chill vibes, great staff.. phenomenal drinks“

4.6 Superb57 Reviews
The Härth Room Cocktail Bar • $$
125 W 4th St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc
Foxglove Chardonnay
Cheesecake
Budlight
Mocktails
Merlot

“The ambiance and live music are nice.Service is speedy.Drink prices are bourbon are high across the board, but everything seems to be around $15 minimum, even pours that are $6 at other bars. It's just too high for the selection that they have.The cocktail happy hour is solid.“

4.6 Superb50 Reviews
Alive & Well Bar • $$
3410 Telford St, Cincinnati

“One of my favorite bars in the area! I loved the dim lighting and comfortable seating. They had plenty of space and the service was great! We got the charcuterie board which was cheap/pretty tasty. Definitely recommend for a chill night out.“

4.7 Superb32 Reviews
The Spot Bar & Grill Bar & Grill • $
1935 Anderson Ferry Rd, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Loaded Nachos
Beef Taco

“Great food, fun workers!!“

4.8 Superb21 Reviews
The Orbit Room OTR Bar • $
1833 Vine St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Any Combination of Cranberry Juice and Ginger Ale

“Loved this place! Great atmosphere, music and cocktails ♥️“

4.8 Superb20 Reviews
Lola's Coffee + Bar Coffee Shops • $
24 W 3rd St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Croissant Sandwich
Banana Nut Bread
Mocha Latte
Iced Latte
Muffin
Brew

“I never have a bad experience coming here. The coffee is one of a kind in cincinnati and the vibe is super chill and relaxing. I love coming here to get the banana nut bread latte while doing some homework in one of the booths! I wish they would add more food/bakery items every time I come on they are almost fully gone but that’s the only downside I still love this place!“

4.5 Superb75 Reviews
Wiseguy Lounge - Pleasant Ridge Bar • $$
6099 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Peanut Butter II Quila

“A great warm inviting speakeasy lounge industrial hybrid of a bar right above Goodfellas pizza shop. Grab a slice of pizza and a giant breadstick from below and head upstairs where they have incredible craft cocktails for reasonable prices in a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere with seating anywhere from couches to a classy bar to regular tables that can be pushed together to accommodate larger groups and an outdoor space! The bartenders are always extremely kind, knowledgeable, and great at crafting serious drinks of any sort. We love coming here for low key quality drinks and a quiet warm atmosphere with a touch of leather and wood and class to the air!“

4.5 Superb63 Reviews
The Pony Bar & Grill • $
1346 Main St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Classic Burger and Fries
Chicken Finger Sandwich
Friday Night Fish Fry
Philly Cheese Steak
Chicken Finger Sub
Chicken Fingers
Chicken Wings
French Fries
Beef on Weck
Cheesesteak

“Our first time visiting! Both bartenders were super nice and welcoming! Drinks were great and the wings were killer! We also tried some fries and a spicy pizza roll all which were amazing! I’m a huge ranch gal and there’s was top tier! Loves the environment and was served super fast! We will for sure be back!“

4.5 Superb58 Reviews
Parkside Hyde Park Square American • $$
2637 Erie Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Hamburger

“This was our first time at Parkside. I enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We ordered the burgers, fries and salads. All the food was delicious and served quickly and hot. The place was very busy but neither service nor food reflected that. We will definitely go back.“

4.5 Superb48 Reviews
Soul Secrets Soul Food • $$
1434 Vine St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Mac and Cheese Whiting Fish Cornbread Collard Greens
Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Greens
Strawberry Lemonade Hennessy
Oxtails w Cornbread Muffin
Chicken & Waffles White
Vegan Salisbury Steak
Buttermilk Cornbread
Fried Chicken Dinner
Chicken and Waffles
Home Style Meatloaf

“Restaurant was beautiful and the food was excellent. Service was also very good.“

4.4 Superb197 Reviews
Tillie's Lounge Cocktail Bar • $
4042 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati

“My husband threw me a surprise birthday party at Tillie’s and it could not have been more perfect! We had the entire back area to ourselves, but also had karaoke with the lovely Phaedra in the front to enjoy with other patrons. I love the space in the back, it’s intimate, but still open to enjoy the entire bar. I don’t drink, so Jordan the bartender made me a delicious mocktail to enjoy. Jordan was personable, attentive, and just a genuinely kind guy. My husband even worked with Nigel to have a playlist running all night of my favorite genre of songs. Tillie’s is perfect for any occasion, a fun random night out or a planned event like this. I felt so special and attended to. Thanks Tillie’s for a perfect night!“

4.5 Superb35 Reviews
Cobblestone OTR Bar • $
1132 Race St, Cincinnati

“Such a fun experience! Great atmosphere!“

4.5 Superb33 Reviews
Sutton Bar & Grill Bar & Grill • $
1832 Sutton Ave, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Cheeseburger and Fries
Steak Quesadilla
Chicken Wings

“owner is a huge mellow dude....Darmstadt he works hard kind of funny and very cool to talk to..and even if you come to buy or drink a beer he's socialable“

4.5 Superb32 Reviews
Longfellow Cocktail Bar • $$
1233 Clay St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Charcuterie Board
Hot Dog

“great drinks amazing bartenders good food!!!“

4.5 Superb30 Reviews
World Glass Bar Bar • $$
930 Hatch St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Great Selection of Wine

“Cincinnati just keeps impressing me with the wide variety of places to enjoy and once again I have found a spot that I will be coming back to regularly. This place is cozy on the inside, the back patio is secluded and intimate, and the bartender is an angel. The draft and wine selection really blew me away! I had a martini and the best old fashioned I have had in Cincy so far. The bartender, pretty sure she is the manager, knows how to make one hell of a good cocktail and is very knowledgeable about her craft. She alone is worth going in there for honestly. They only serve appetizer/finger foods but it is more than most bars up in Mount Adams have to offer and they stick with the international theme well. The flags inside are a little much but they definitely focus on the 'world' part of World Glass Bar. I highly recommend this for a date spot or even for a group of friends looking for a place to play games and enjoy some tasty drinks you can't find elsewhere. Do yourselves a favor and go check this place out!“

4.8 Superb9 Reviews
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MAIZE

MAIZE Latin American • $$
1438 Race St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Beef Empanada De Carne Asada
Ceviche Con Leche De Tigre
Empanadas Two Per Order
Guasacaca - Avocado Dip
Chicharrones De Pollo
Churrasco Con Chimi
Pabellon Criollo
Sweet Plantains
Yuca Fries
Tequenos

“the empanadas are excellent. also highly recommend the "ritual shots"“

4.4 Superb65 Reviews
H & H Club (The H) Cocktail Bar • $
7238 Ohio Ave, Cincinnati

“When I arrived the very first time, everyone was nice. Smiles and hi's. I introduced myself and the guy I spoke with was very nice and found out we liked had a lot in common. Found out later he was the owner. U may think he did that for business, but he was genuine. The place is always open, and I made a lot of friends there. I want to move back here just to visit as much as possible. Sincerely, Larry Straub“

4.6 Superb7 Reviews
Mixwells Northside Bar • $
3935 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati

“Super hard to get a drink. Music is on point usually. Very crowded if you are seeking lots of energy. Drinks are decently priced. The back area has a fire pit and very spacey with over hangs. They got rid of the blow ups thankfully. That was a fire hazard for sure.Sometimes if you are lucky you'll see some random sfx flames and hippies spinning lights in cool designs.Parking: Get there early ! Parking is horrible!“

4.4 Superb29 Reviews
Pearl's Bar Bar • $$
3520 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati

“Pearl's hosted a work event with 20-30 of us in their upstairs private room. It has everything you could want, including it's own separate bar, and balcony. It feels completely separate from the bar atmosphere downstairs. Highly recommend booking your event here.“

4.4 Superb23 Reviews
Aji Ichiban Japanese • $$
1000 Elm St, Cincinnati

Customers` Favorites

Teriyaki Chicken
Hibachi Chicken
Hibachi Veggies
Hibachi Shrimp
Spicy Chicken
Hibachi Salmon
Hibachi Steak
Steak Trio

“The food was outstanding it was my first time there“

4.4 Superb20 Reviews