Cincinnati Ohio: The Queen City's Finest
Collected by Chris Chesak, AFAR Local Expert
Hoo-Day! Here's your right-to-the-point, no dilly-dallying list of all the best places to see in The Queen City!
115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Moerlein Lager House exists in two time periods: the ultramodern building, a composition of steel and glass that looks out on the Ohio River. From here you can see new city parks, the Red's baseball stadium, and gastropubs with more taps than...
3036 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
Habits is absolutely one of our favorite 'go to' places on the east side of Cincy. It's a great place for a burger and a beer, to catch the game, play pool, or listen to live music. Better still is when the sun comes out and they open the front...
6111 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, USA
If you find yourself in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Cincy, drop by Molly Malone's for a pint or four. It's a great place for a beer and you can grab a bite of some 'irish fusion' pub food too. Service is often leisurely, and the atmosphere...
6032 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, USA
Passing by all the local chain chili joints, it's easy to see that chili is a big deal in Cincinnati - a VERY big deal. But if you want the real deal, make your way to 'PRC'. This is a very popular spot with the locals (much more so when the bars...
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Walk into the The Bar at the Palm Court, and you feel like you've stepped back into the 1930's, with an amazing art deco interior and classic cocktails. The interior is a gorgeous riot of brushed steel, murals, marble, and rich fabrics. Jazz...
210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Arnold's is Cincy's oldest pub and it feels like it: nice'n cozy, with that worn-in, august feeling of a place just rife with history. Passing through that history at the actual bar brings you to a great open patio in the back that sometimes has...
1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431, USA
This sprawling expanse of a museum is a wonder unto itself. It includes several entire hangers of complete aircraft spread over several acres (and has an additional off-site hanger of previous Air Force One aircraft). It traces the history of the...
520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Year round Fountain Square is the hub of almost all activities in downtown Cincy, making it the heart of local life and the perfect place to immerse yourself as a visitor. Plan ahead or just show up to see what's going on! If there is a festival...
3094 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
Blue Manatee is a truly fabulous store for families and kids. They have an amazing selection of great books, toys, games, and other little trinkets for toddlers, elementary-aged kids, and even middle school kids. Their decor is extensive and very...
3046 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
For homemade ice cream, sweets, and old-fashioned flavored sodas, take a step back in time to a real soda fountain in Cincinnati. Aglamesis Brothers has been a Cincy institution since 1908 and there is no better place around town to get old-school...
3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
If you're a beer fan passing through Cincinnati, you need to be sure to stop by the Madtree Brewing tap room. Lots of great, fresh beers that are crafted literally just a few feet away from where they are served. The boys at Madtree often have the...
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