Best Cincinnati, OH Nightlife

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    10. Holy Grail Tavern & Grille

    The Holy Grail is a locally-owned sports bar and grill that enthusiastically supports local sports teams. It is ideally situated at The Banks, across the street from Great American Ball Park and just a few blocks...

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    9. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

    Horseshoe Casino is a popular downtown Cincinnati destination that has been open since 2013. The casino features nearly 2,000 slot machines, over 90 table games and a poker room--everything from penny machines to...

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    8. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    Greater Cincinnati definitely feels the influence of Kentucky's Bourbon Country - just a two-hour drive away - especially in Cincinnati's Northern Kentucky suburbs. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, or OKBB, is located in...

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    7. Cocktail Terrace at 21c

    The Cocktail Terrace at 21c is a hidden gem in Cincinnati's nightlife scene. Perched atop the 21c Museum Hotel, it provides a bird's eye view of the city. Comfortable seating groupings provide a relaxing spot to...

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    6. MadTree Brewing Company

    MadTree Brewing's Taproom is a popular hangout for beer connoisseurs. They offer 16 different beers on tap, many of which are small batches that aren't sold elsewhere. One tap is always reserved for soda such as...

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    5. Mount Adams Pavilion

    Looking for a drink with a view? Or how about a fun place to dance the night away? Mount Adams Pavilion has both. This popular nightclub is located in the heart of the lively Mount Adams nightlife scene. It is best...

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    3. Arnold's Bar and Grill

    No list of the best nightlife in Cincinnati would be complete without Arnold's Bar and Grill. They've been in operation since 1861, so they know how to keep the customers coming back. Arnold's has an old-fashioned...

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    2. 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

    16-Bit Bar + Arcade offers something new to the Cincinnati nightlife scene: vintage arcade games. The games are free as long as you buy drinks (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic). The 5,000 square-foot facility has...

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    1. The Famous Neons Unplugged

    The Famous Neons Unplugged is located in Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood with a thriving nightlife scene. One of the big draws is the outdoor patio which is enclosed by a brick wall that was constructed from reclaimed...

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