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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...
4037 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223, USA
Fabricate is a boutique, gallery, and art supply store, wrapped up in one fun shop in Cincinnati’s Northside. Inside you’ll find all sorts of treasures like T-shirts, furniture, stationery, jewelry, and a bounty of other fun giftable items, all...
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...
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...
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,...
1310 Pendleton St Studio 112, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
On the last Friday of the month, the Over-the-Rhine District has an art walk that sees many local galleries, bars, shops, and cafes open their doors late into the evening. It's a great way to connect with locals and get a better sense for what the...
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...
4720 Vine St, St Bernard, OH 45217, USA
Gourmet popsicles have usurped the cupcake as the treat for the discerning sweet tooth. Gone are the fake cherry bomb pops of the past, the new flavor of the month is all natural, small batch, and often unusual. Cincinnati's Streetpops mixes sweet...
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...
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...
207 Woodward St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
11 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Sometimes a night out in Cincinnati leaves you feeling a bit peckish and your feet will automatically head to Madonna's around midnight. Madonna's is a sticky floor dive bar in downtown Cincy with story-telling bartenders who remember your face...
414 Walnut St #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Not far from busy Fountain Square, on the top of the Mercantile building, there is a secret spot for great minds to think alike, read, research, and relax. The historic Mercantile Library is more than a hidden vault of dusty books, but a hub for...
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