Best Cincinnati, OH Nightlife

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    10. Southgate House

    Located in a historic mansion that dates back to 1814, Southgate is a Cincy live music favorite with multiple rooms hosting various acts. You can enjoy acoustic tunes in Junie's Lounge, while the Parlous and Ballroom...

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    9. Mount Lookout Tavern

    This relaxed neighborhood hangout caters to college grads and young, professional 30-somethings. Tear-inducing hot wings (35? on Mondays), live local bands, and plenty of TVs foster a homey, stay-all-night vibe....

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    8. Go Bananas

    It's all about laughs and good times at this local stand-up comedy club that has been the stage for nationally and regionally known comics since the 1980s. The club offers a limited appetizer menu as well as wine,...

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    7. Cock & Bull English Pub

    Looking for an authentic British pub experience? Save on airfare and make the short jaunt to Cock & Bull in Covington instead. The cozily appointed pub is decorated with dark wood and flags of the United Kingdom,...

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    6. The Comet

    Plenty of beer, a rocking jukebox and live music make The Comet unwaveringly popular. The bar boasts over 150 imported beers and a number of specialty coffees. A roster of tasty appetizers (think burritos,...

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    5. Bogart's

    For quality live music acts at prices everyday Joe's (and Jane's) can afford, visit Bogart's on Vine. This venue has been part of the Cincy music scene since the mid-70's, proving they know a thing or two about...

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    4. Blind Lemon Cafe

    Cozy, warm, and adorned with album sleeves and model trains, this venerable pub is appreciated by locals for its pleasant patio (with a firepit) and stellar lineup of local jazz, acoustic, and blues musicians every...

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    3. Arnold's Bar and Grill

    At this spot, you kind of expect Jimmy Olsen to walk in, accompanied by Lois Lane. Lots of reporters and courthouse types hang out at Arnold's Bar and Grill. Originally built in 1861, it's the oldest "saloon" in the...

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    1. Music Hall

    If you're looking for a night of culture and class, the Music Hall is definitely a solid choice. It's home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as well as the Cincinnati Opera. Both the orchestra and the opera are...

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