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2013 Arts & Nightlife Reader Picks

By Readers · April 3rd, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment

Art Gallery: Cincinnati Art Museum

2 Contemporary Arts Center

3 21c Museum Hotel

Bar/Nightclub Staff: Japp’s

2 Below Zero Lounge

3 MOTR Pub

Bartender: Molly Wellmann (Japp’s/Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar)

2 Pam Diebold (Arnold’s Bar & Grill)

3 Nonta Perkins (MOTR Pub)

Beer Selection on Tap: Moerlein Lager House

2 Cock & Bull

3 Beer Sellar

Bloody Mary: Keystone Bar & Grill

2 Teller’s of Hyde Park

3 City View Tavern

Bowling Alley: Star Lanes on the Levee

2 Madison Bowl

3 Western Bowl

Casino: Hollywood Casino

2 Belterra Casino

3 Rising Star Casino

Celtic/British Pub: Molly Malone’s (Covington)

2 Claddagh Irish Pub

3 Cock & Bull

Charity Event: The Rusty Ball

2 Susan G. Komen for the Cure

3 Zoofari

Club/Party DJ: DJ Mowgli

2 DJ Nick Hurley

3 Penny Tration

Cocktail Bar/Lounge: Japp’s

2 The Blind Lemon

3 Below Zero Lounge

College Bar: Longworth’s

2 Murphy’s Pub

3 Uncle Woody’s

Comedy Club: Funny Bone on the Levee

2 Go Bananas Comedy Club

3 OTRimprov

Concert in 2012: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

2 Radiohead

3 The Black Keys

Concert Venue: Riverbend Music Center

2 The Southgate House Revival

3 Bogart’s

Dance Club: Japp’s Annex

2 Boogie Nights

3 Below Zero Lounge

Drink Specials: Neons Unplugged

2 Palomino

3 MOTR Pub

Gallery for Local Artists: Pendleton Art Center

2 The Carnegie

3 Art on the Levee

Happy Hour: Palomino

2 The Righteous Room

3 Below Zero Lounge

Hotel Bar: The Bar at Palm Court
(Hilton Netherland Plaza)

2 Metropole (21c Museum Hotel)

3 Cricket Lounge (The Cincinnatian Hotel)

Jukebox: The Comet

2 Anchor Grill

3 MOTR Pub

Karaoke: Northside Tavern

2 Tostado’s Grill

3 Lebo’s Bar & Grill

LGBT Bar: Below Zero Lounge

2 The Crazy Fox Saloon

3 Rosie’s Tavern

Local Actor/Actress: Beth Harris

2 Dale Hodges

3 Annie Fitzpatrick

Local Artist: Jim Borgman

2 Anthony Mansfield

3 TIE: Jesse Fox and Robin Ewers

Local Author: Laura Pulfer

2 Brian Tome

3 Lonna Kingsbury

Local Band (Covers): The Rusty Griswolds

2 Naked Karate Girls

3 The Menus

Local Band (Originals): Over The Rhine

2 Walk the Moon

3 Foxy Shazam

Local Brewery: Christian Moerlein

2 Mount Carmel Brewing

3 Hofbräuhaus

Local Comedian: Drew Hastings

2 Steve Caminiti

3 Josh Sneed

Local Musician: Ricky Nye

2 Jake Speed

3 Tracy Walker

Local Theater Company: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

2 Know Theatre of Cincinnati

3 Cincinnati Shakespeare

Local Winery: Elk Creek Vineyards

2 Vinoklet Winery

3 Valley Vineyards

Margarita: Bakersfield OTR

2 Nada

3 El Coyote

Martini: Japp’s

2 Mynt Martini

3 Below Zero Lounge

Movie Theater: Esquire Theatre

2 AMC Newport

3 Rave Motion Pictures

Museum: Cincinnati Museum Center

2 Cincinnati Art Museum

3 Contemporary Arts Center

New Nightclub (Since March 2012): The Diamond Palace

2 The Loft Night Club

3 Bentley’s Night Club

No-Frills Watering Hole: MOTR Pub

2 Northside Tavern

3 City View Tavern

Open Mic Night: MOTR Pub

2 The Southgate House Revival

3 Go Bananas Comedy Club

Performing Arts Group: Cincinnati Ballet

2 TIE: Cin City Burlesque and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Place to People Watch: Fountain Square

2 Findlay Market

3 Kings Island

Place to Shoot Pool: Northside Tavern

2 Animations

3 The Crazy Fox Saloon

Place to Throw Darts: Murphy’s Pub

2 Hap’s Irish Pub

3 The Crazy Fox Saloon

Singles Bar: Neons Unplugged

2 Mount Adams Pavilion

3 Mynt Martini

Trivia Night: Keystone Bar & Grill (Hyde Park)

2 Neons Unplugged

3 The Pub at Rookwood Mews

Wine Bar: The Wine Guy (now WG Kitchen & Bar)

2 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

3 Unwind Wine Bar

New Bar (Since March 2012): Moerlein Lager House 



3. The Southgate House Revival

4. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

5. Pike Street Lounge

6. Tin Roof

7. Fifty West Brewing Co. 

8. Metropole

9. Kaze

10. Wiseguy Lounge

Overall Nightclub: Mount Adams Pavilion

2. Below Zero Lounge

3. Blue Wisp Jazz Club

4. Boogie Nights

5. Mynt Martini

6. Bobby Mackey’s

7. Jefferson Hall


9. FB’s

10. Arnie’s on the Levee

Overall Bar: Japp’s

2. Neons Unplugged

3. Arnold’s Bar & Grill

4. The Righteous Room

5. Northside Tavern

6. MOTR Pub

7. The Blind Lemon

8. Moerlein Lager House

9. Igby’s

10. Hofbräuhaus



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