Best Cincinnati, OH Nightlife

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    10. Schwartz Point Jazz Club

    Passing by this corner jazz bar, curiosity strikes. It doesn't look like much, but it is a true gem in Cinci. The design of the bar is unique in that there are no right angles, and Ed (the owner) claims that factor -...

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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 (chicken fingers,...

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    7. Rake's End

    This place is the bar version of the television show "Oddities." It's full of strange -- and downright creepy -- antiques and collectibles like a taxidermy bird with a human head, an eggplant with a hair pick in it,...

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    6. The Comet

    Set in a speakeasy-style building that has become a Mexican restaurant, the Comet has plenty of beer, a rocking jukebox and live music that make it unwaveringly popular. The bar boasts over 150 imported beers and a...

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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 Cinci 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, and now the bar has racked up a list of honors of its own...

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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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