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2012 Arts & Nightlife Reader Picks

By Readers · March 27th, 2012 · Arts & Entertainment
Overall Nightclub: Mynt Martini
2 Mount Adams Pavilion
3 Lunar
4 Adonis
5 Bobby Mackey’s
6 Roxy’s
7 Below Zero Lounge
8 The Venue
9 Arnie’s on the Levee

Overall Bar: Blue Wisp Jazz Club
2 Arnold’s Bar & Grill
3 MOTR Pub
4 Hofbrauhaus
5 Northside Tavern
6 Neons Unplugged
7 Japp’s
8 Mt. Lookout Tavern
9 Crow’s Nest
10 Southgate House

Art Gallery: Cincinnati Art Museum
2 Contemporary Arts Center
3 Pendleton Arts Center

Bar/Nightclub Staff: MOTR Pub
2 Japp’s
3 Northside Tavern

Bartender: Molly Wellman
2 Nonta Perkins
3 Matt Pappert

Beer Selection on Tap: Beer Sellar
2 Cock & Bull
3 (TIE) The Comet,
   The Lackman

Bloody Mary: Keystone BAR
2 Chez Nora 
3 MOTR Pub

Bowling Alley: Western Bowl
2 Madison Bowl
3 Star Lanes on the Levee

Casino: Hollywood
2 Belterra
3 Rising Star

Celtic Pub: Molly Malone’s (Covington)
2 Claddagh
3 Nicholson’s

Club DJ: DJ Clockwork
2 DJ Mowgli
3 Mark McFadden

Cocktail List: Japp’s
2 The Righteous Room
3 McCormick & Schmick

College Bar: Longworth’s Mt. Adams
2 Uncle Woody’s
3 Murphy’s Pub

Comedy Club: Funny Bone on the Levee
2 Go Bananas
3 Smarty Pants

Concert in 2011: Paul McCartney at GABP
2 Jimmy Buffett at Riverbend
3 Foxy Shazam

Concert Venue: Riverbend
2 Southgate House
3 PNC Pavilion (at Riverbend)

Cultural Event: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
2 Midpoint Music Festival
3 Riverfest

Dance Club: Boogie Nights
2 Adonis
3 Mt. Adams Pavilion

Gallery for Local Artists: Pendleton Art Center
2 Art on the Levee
3 Fabricate

GLBT Bar: Below Zero Lounge
2 Adonis
3 Crazy Fox Saloon

Happy Hour: Palomino
2 The Righteous Room
3 Rock Bottom Brewery

Hotel Bar: The Bar at Palm Court (Hilton)
2 Cricket Lounge (Cincinnatian)
3 Over Vine (Westin)

Jukebox: The Comet
2 MOTR Pub
3 Anchor Grill

Karaoke: Northside Tavern
2 Lebo’s
3 Tostado’s Grill

Live Theater Company: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2 Know Theatre of Cincinnati
3 Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Local Actor/Actress: Annie Fitzpatrick
2 Russell Hurley
3 Nick Rose

Local Artist: Jim Borgman
2 Jesse Fox
3 C.F. Payne

Local Author: Laura Pulfer
2 Lori Foster
3 Brian Tome

Local Band (Covers): Rusty Griswolds
2 Naked Karate Girls
3 My Sister Sarah

Local Band (Originals): Foxy Shazam
2 Rumpke Mountain Boys
3 The Blue Wisp Big Band

Local Brewery: Christian Moerlein
2 Mt. Carmel
3 Rivertown

Local Comedian: Drew Hastings
2 Josh Sneed
3 Steve Caminiti

Local Distillery: Woodstone Creek

Local Musician: Ricky Nye
2 Sonny Moorman
3 Jake Speed

Local Winery: Vinoklet
2 Meier’s Winery
3 Henke

Margarita: Nada
2 Cactus Pear
3 El Coyote

Martini: Mynt Martini
2 Japp’s
3 Bartini

Movie Theater: Esquire Theatre
2 AMC Newport
3 Rave West Chester

Museum: Cincinnati Museum Center
2 Cincinnati Art Museum
3 Contemporary Arts Center

New Bar: Japp’s
2 Whisky Bar*
3 O’Neals

*Whiskey Bar was incorrectly categorized as a the "New Nightclub" in CityBeat's print edition.

We regret the error.

No-Frills Watering Hole: City View Tavern
2 The Comet
3 Northside Tavern

Open Mic Night: Funny Bone on the Levee
2 MOTR Pub
3 Crow’s Nest

Place for Drink Specials: Neons Unplugged
2 Palomino’s
3 Fries Cafe

Place to People Watch: Fountain Square
2 Findlay Market
3 Kings Island

Place to Play Darts: Murphy’s Pub
2 Hap’s Irish Pub
3 Fries Cafe

Place to Play Pool: Northside Tavern
2 Murphy’s Pub
3 Lebos

Singles Bar: Neons Unplugged
2 Mt. Adams Pavilion
3 Mynt Martini

Trivia Night: Cock & Bull
2 Neons Unplugged
3 The Pub at Rookwood

Upscale Lounge: Orchids at the Palm Court
2 The Righteous Room
3 Blue Wisp Jazz Club

3 Eddie Merlots

New Nightclub: Pulse Nightclub
2 Luxe



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