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9 LGBT-Friendly Spots

By Rachel Fink-Sigler · February 29th, 2012 · Swizzle

LGBT communities are a second star to the right for many, a place where one can feel safe, supported and free to enjoy whatever types of cocktails they please. This collection of LGBT-friendly bars is just a slice of such drinkeries the Queen City offers.

Crazy Fox Saloon  
901 Washington St., Newport, 859-261-2143
A fine neighborhood bar that prominently advertises its rejection of bigotry. Free pool seven days a week from 3-8 p.m.

701 Bakewell St., Covington, 859-431-7011
A casually upscale environment where you are free to be you without societal labels. Watch sports on plasma TVs or just chill by the fireplace.

4601 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-871-1542
Cincinnati’s premiere gay dance club has a flipping pool.

DJs and drag Saturdays.

Below Zero Lounge  
1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-9376
OTR’s hip, big city nightclub has one of the area’s largest vodka collections, more than 100 varieties! “Sundays Show Tunes” features video clips from Broadway, musicals and comedy clips.

The Dock
603 W. Pete Rose Way, 513-241-5623
The ultimate spot to be if you’ve got the urge to dance. Each night of the week is a different theme and there is a drag queen show not to miss just before midnight. Jocks will dig the volleyball court and full-service bars.

643 Bakewell St., Covington, 859-291-9707
Just off Main Street, this is a worry free sanctuary. In the home of Mainstrasse’s only pinball machine you can hear some live tunes on the first Saturday of every month.

927 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-9900
The self-proclaimed “down-to-earth Country Western gay bar of Cincinnati,” Shooters is a place for late-night dancing or just stopping by for a drink. 

Simon Says
428 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-381-7577
One of the oldest gay bars in town, Simon Says has been a Business District staple in some form since back in the ’60’s.

Yadda Club
404 Pike St., Covington, 859-491-5600
Yadda offers DJs and dancing every night, along with drag shows, karaoke, live music and an outdoor patio.



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