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.
These area pubs are exactly as described — comfortable
and cozy gathering places to have a drink and shoot the breeze with the
regulars and neighbors you may have never met. Don’t feel obligated to
dress over-the-top or spend half of your weekly — or bi-weekly for many
of us — paycheck on an outrageous four-course meal.
Dueling piano bars add a different dimension compared
with most local watering holes. This makes such fine establishments a
welcome change for both entertainment thrill-seekers and weekend
warriors. There is still booze, food and music, but piano bars take the
experience to a new level.
As long as you’re not rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers
any one of these places could be your new favorite place to catch the
Bengals, Reds, UC or Xavier. Get off the couch and park in front of the
nearest flat screen or projection TV and throw a few back.
Restaurants and wineries alike offer a great selection of
some fine fermented grapes. Whether you have a more refined taste and
enjoy the dryness of a Cabernet or still have a sweet tooth, surely you
can find a bottle or two to stock the wine rack.