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Dude, Where's My Bar?

Favorite music club not where you left it? We’re here to help.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It seems like in the past, Cincinnati had a reputation for being the kind of place you could move away from for a decade knowing that when you returned, the gas station, grocery store and drinking establishments would be there waiting for you, exactly as you left them.    

A Gentleman's Guide to Bar Etiquette

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You don’t have to have a penis to drink alcohol, and you don’t have to have a penis to be a dick, either. Polite society functions on ground rules passed down throughout history, and in regards to respecting the bar, etiquette is indifferent toward gender.  

Oh, the Places You’ll Drink!

Notable locals on their favorite drinking spots in the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Find out where your favorite local celebrities drink. From Madonna's to MOTR, from Crazy Fox to Northside Tavern, we'll discover where our city's songsmiths, writers and shop owners find their muse.
  

Where Nobody Knows Your Name

Hotel bars offer an interesting break from normal nightspots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
There’s nothing wrong with hitting up your standby local drinkery, but it’s not always appealing to run into every old high school jock, boss or college nemesis when you’re just out hoping for a good time. Luckily, there’s a solution outside of drinking home alone. Hotel bars are oft-unappreciated gems with staffs engrossed with hospitality.  

13 Big City Bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Some of the more happening spots around town — some have outrageously creative drink menus, others have some of the freshest and most mouth-watering food around and others still encourage you to dance your ass off.  

2 Brewpubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Prior to the Prohibition Era, OTR was at the heart of Cincinnati’s rich brewing history. At one point the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company took up three city blocks dedicated solely to producing that fine golden beverage.  

9 Coffee Bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Too much time in the bar scene can make a person feel overwhelmed — too noisy, expensive and health threatening. Area coffee houses offer a nice break from the craziness, with creative coffee-inspired cocktails to enjoy while reading a book or enjoying a draught beer during some WiFi downtime.  

8 College Bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
College bars are the types of places that run the gamut of the bar experience — loud, happening, fun and, often, drunken and messy (probably still fun). The University of Cincinnati’s Clifton Heights is heavily represented by such establishments, while Xavier’s lone hangout is the go-to spot for the private schoolers.  

14 Dance Clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
No one really knows which came first — human interest in dancing or drinking. But it’s obvious now that we’re in the 21st century that the two go together quite well.  

6 Entertainment Destinations

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These establishments offer more than just your average beer and a burger. You can still enjoy your favorite food and some excellent beverages in addition to a little something extra. Dance, gamble, laugh, play and sing as you venture outside your standard weekend night out.
  

13 Bars for Food + Drink

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sometimes the goal of an evening at the bar isn’t to partake in a liquid diet — sometimes the drinks are simply a compliment to a fare one particular bar has become known for.  

4 German Bars with Food

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The two things I am most proud of after working in a German bar for a year are being able to carry three liters of beer in each hand and taking a warm sauerkraut juice and Jager shot without letting out a whimper. If you like pickled things, meat and carbs then German cuisine should be a must.  

9 Irish Bars

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Guinness, Shepherd’s Pie and hooligans are all staples of the typical Irish bar. The capacity of the aforementioned staples vary depending on which bar you choose; more upscale places like Nicholson’s and Claddagh’s lean toward the “first date” atmosphere.  

8 Bars for Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jack Kerouac’s “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose,” instructed one to write “as a jazz musician drawing breath between out-blown phrases.” I like to imagine that jazz notes fit perfectly in-between the spaces of each of our inhales and exhales.  

New Barons of Brewing

Amid a storied brewing history, four locals are restoring the craft beer culture of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Nestled among the houses, busy streets and skyscrapers of Cincinnati lay the ruins of what was once the lifeblood of the city. Above and below ground sit empty breweries, some left abandoned since Prohibition.