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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...
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
This little local indie theater is in the beautiful Gaslight District of Ludlow. The theater is small and cozy and shows a lot of indie and foreign films you wouldn't normally find at the big box-office theaters (win!). I also love the fact that...
121 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A revitalized waterfront along the Ohio River has brought new life to Cincinnati. Multi-use residential and commercial properties commingle with urban parks, including Smale Riverfront Park, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and...
110 E Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Coffee Emporium is a great place to meet friends over a cuppa, and it's also connected to the revitalization of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, having moved into the area in the early 2000s. While you're there, check out the tremendous number...
1214 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Abigail Street is a foodie's paradise in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine District. The self-styled 'Mediterranean Winebar' delivers on everything from the menu (check out the crispy panko-crusted calamari & cauliflower, or the wood grilled lamb...
1237 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Lackman is located on the ground floor of a former brewery that dates back more than 100 years, not far from Washington Park. It boasts a full bar, an unusual selection of wines, and over 40 beers to choose from (including 14 on tap), and it...
1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
MOTR Pub is a thoroughly Over-the-Rhine establishment, bringing musicians and artists together by hosting live performances, and exhibiting the work of local painters on the walls—a new artist is featured each month, and "Writer's Nights" at MOTR...
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great resource, with a permanent collection that is varied and significant (including two personal favorites in American painting, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent). With sections on Classical and Near Eastern,...
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203, USA
The Cincinnati Museum Center is perhaps as well known for the building it calls home as it is for its wide range of attractions, with three museums (Science and Natural History, Children's, and History), as well as the Family OMNIMAX Theatre. As a...
1202 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
This very contemporary general store offers a wide variety of eco-conscious, low-environmental-impact products, including handmade jewelry and clothing. They also have a lunch & brunch counter with a number of vegan and gluten-free options—in...
207 Woodward St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
1306 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Atomic Number Ten is a carefully curated vintage shop focusing on the 1950s through the 1990s, with finds for both men and women, as well as a number of home decor items (and some things you never knew you needed). Stop by and say hello to Katie...
1331 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Iris Bookcafé sources its coffee from local roasters (of which there are a number in the area) and maintains a selection of used and rare books covering the spectrum between art and photography to Americana, drama, and poetry. Iris also has...
600 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
There is much ado about Nada, and for good reason. Nada has a great vibe, and serves up some of the finest Mexican cuisine to be had in the Queen City (not to mention offers a lengthy beer list & a number of margarita options). During the summer...
1220 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A Tavola uses a wood fire oven at the back of the restaurant to cook up its signature Neapolitan pizzas, many of which feature innovative flavor combinations (such as their fig jam, prosciutto, fontina, and arugula pie). Like many OTR restaurants,...
118 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Another successful venture from the same group that brought Nada to Cincinnati, Sotto is a refined Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown. Playing on the name, the restaurant is set below street level, giving it an intimate feel. Also, the...
1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
The American Sign museum is a must for anyone interested in the art and design of advertising. Having recently heard about an independent film on sign painting, this museum piqued my interest—as handmade signs age, it's phenomenal the way that...
1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Rhinegeist is Cincy's newest craft brewery and brewpub! Housed in a cavernous, classic industrial space in the historic Over the Rhine (OTR) district, they serve up some great craft brews. Derived from the German word "geist" meaning ghost,...
3900 Winding Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
These girls kick butt, and take names. For a great time in Cincy, call the Cincinnati Rollergirls. Their home bouts are in the historic, classic really, Cincinnati Gardens and they're a rink full of fun. Beers are cheap, the crowds are energetic,...
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Cincinnati's Washington Park is at the heart of the up-and-coming Over-the-Rhine (OTR) District, and, like all great parks, is a focal point for the community. There are frequently events, live musical concerts & dancing, market days (including...
1024 Saratoga St, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Steam Whistle Letterpress and Design in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine district is a shop that does it right—the good, old-fashioned way. In addition to custom jobs and weddings, Steam Whistle has a host of letterpress goods on hand if you're looking...
4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start yours off right with a visit to Sugar n' Spice. For over 70 years this beloved institution has been keeping Cincinnati’s bellies full with its famous Wispy Thin pancakes,...
122 W Elder St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Between's Cincy's cheesy chili, overstuffed sandwiches, and meaty sausage, sometimes a nice cup of restorative tea is in order. Churchill's at Findlay Market is the real deal, brewing loose leaf tea from all over the world and teaching how to best...
Cincinnati, OH 45204, USA
If you want a scenic ride to or from from the Cincinnati airport, catch a ferry across the Ohio River. The Anderson Ferry has been in operation since 1817 and connects Cincinnati's west side with Hebron, Ky. Those headed to CVG Airport often opt...
1429 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A newcomer in an old space, Taft's Ale House is located in a converted 1850s church and boasts an impressive beer lineup. The bar's name and design pay homage to President William Howard Taft, a Cincinnati native known for his proclivity for...
2030 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208, USA
This cute little bakery/café is located in the artsy Obryonville area in Cincinnati and everyone must try their high tea at least once. Served on tiered silver platters, their little sandwiches and scones are lite bites you'll remember. This is...
1211 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Trendy as they may be, modern-day speakeasies have an undeniable intrigue. It might be the hidden entrances, the old-fashioned cocktails, the low lighting, or just the thrill of being in on the secret. Wiseguy is a Prohibition era-style lounge...
4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232, USA
Cemeteries aren't often recommended as tourist attractions or wedding locales, but Cincinnati's Spring Grove cemetery and arboretum is a favorite of local families, tourists, and brides and grooms. Known as a museum without walls, the beautiful...
1201 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
MiCA 12/v gets its name from owners Mike and Carolyn, a Cincinnati native and a designer, and location (the corner of 12th and Vine). The sweet shop is the type of place you visit to find a gift for your coolest friend. It's also where you can...
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