A pair of shoes from this boutique will last you throughout the years thanks to the quality workmanship of top European brands.
The Shoe Haus is a wonderful shoecase of some of the latest European footwear fashions, operating right from the well-heeled downtown area of Cincinnati. A range of some of Europe's top brands are represented in the store, many of them upscale German lines such as Haflinger, Lloyd, and Peter Kaiser. Whether you're in need of a functional day to day pair or something a little more elegant, Shoe Haus is one of Cincinnati's best options.
Address:441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 929 4900
Smale Riverfront Park
Grab the necessary supplies and head to Smale Park for the perfect picnic spot. A lovely relaxing outdoor activity.
Located right on the Ohio River, Smale Riverfront Park offers lots of entertainment for families and individuals Check out the waterfall, which lights up in rainbow colors at night, or get splashed at the fountain on a hot summer day. If you want to take a break from exploring, check out the shaded swing benches or find a grassy spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Kentucky on the other side of the river.
Address:West Mehring Way, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 357 2621
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The Eagle is a restaurant and bar that celebrates American fare with 100 different beers.
Order up a large plate of comfort food at The Eagle. They are known for the fried chicken, mac and cheese and jalapeno grits, making them a local favorite.
Address:1342 Vine Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 802 5007
American Legacy Tours
Discover Cincinnati's rich history with the entertaining and educational tours guided by ALT.
From ghosts to mobsters, Cincinnati's history is truly enthralling. American Legacy Tours will give you the low-down on all the juicy details on one of their many tours of this historic city. Cross Over The Rhine and explore old mobster saloons, venture beneath the streets to discover crypts and tunnels once used by breweries or explore the haunted alleyways in the Queen City.
Address:1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+859 951 8560
Mita’s menu is focused on both the modern and traditional foods of Spain and Latin America.
Enjoy this ultra-modern space for a quick Tapa and sangria in the large bar / lounge area. Or if you are looking for a truly unique dining experience, try their creative and delicious foods featuring paella, ceviches, cured hams, and cheeses.
Address:501 Race Street, Cincinnati, 45202
One of Cincinnati's greatest architectural treasures, the Museum Center at Union Terminal offers three museums.
Originally opened in 1933 as the Union Terminal train station, the building is a national historic landmark. Visit three museums in one building; the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science, and the Cinergy Children's Museum are the attractions that can be found in Cincinnati's historical train terminal.
Address:1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 305 6020
O'Malleys in the Alley
This Irish pub is named O'Malley's in the Alley because of its location in an alley off of Vine Street.
Popularly known as O'Malley's in the Alley for its location in an alley off of Vine Street, O'Malley's is a popular downtown "dive bar" hangout. It is a great place to watch a game and grab some tasty bar food and a beer.
Address:25 West Ogden Place, Cincinnati, 45202
Renovated park in the Over the Rhine District.
Washington Park has been a popular meeting spot for Cincinnatians for over 150 years. Located right in the heart of the city, on any given day you'll see many locals biking, jogging and doing yoga and meditation around the park's numerous nature trails. Also enjoy the water park with interactive features. There is a sizable children's playground and a dog park for your "little ones."
Address:1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, 45202
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This is brothers Nick and Drew Lachey's modern and lively sports bar serving gourmet fare.
The menu includes traditional game day appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and entrees like mahi-mahi and honey-ale marinated chicken. The chef specialties include a slow cooked Cuban, tequila chicken flatbread and a bison burger.
Address:56 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 275 0740
Effortlessly stylish and timeless, find great investment pieces here that will stay in your closet for years to come.
Housed in the trendy Over-the-Rhine district, Article Menswear represents a new way forward for upscale, high quality men's boutiques. Stocking a huge range of top-notch menswear from Tanner Goods, Filson and more, there's a huge range of styles to suit every taste at this boutique men's superstore. Stop in today and pick up a lasting wardrobe piece or something special for the man in your life.
Address:1150 Vine Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 721 1150
The Righteous Room
Sip on a Maple Old Fashioned out on the open-air patio and mingle with friends at this local lounge.
The Righteous Room is located in Cincinnati’s downtown district. An excellent place for happy hour, there are fantastic drink options for anyone, ranging from bourbon and vodka to champagne and beer. The ambiance is dimly lit and romantic, and there are nice booths dotted across the lounge to boot. The walls feature the stunning artwork of local artists that you can look at while listening to the beats of the jukebox or live DJ sets.
Address:641 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 381 4408
Trendy Mexican cantina with outdoor seating upscale cuisine.
Right in the heart of downtown Nada serves a menu packed with authentic contemporary Mexican cuisine. They keep things simple with varied offerings of antojitos and platos fuertes ranging from short rib sopes to tinga poblana cazuela. The margaritas are popular among the masses.
Address:600 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, 45202
Founded in 1880, this ceramics manufacturer is a true Cincinnati institution. Visit the retail store for hand-crafted tiles and ornaments.
Each tile, vase, plate or simple bowl manufactured at Rookwood Pottery is imbued with over 200 years of artistic experience in American pottery and ceramics. Each piece of art is created using the finest raw materials, signature glazes and stamped with the Rookwood trademark logo. From whimsical art objects, hand-painted souvenir steins and intricate art tiles in Celtic, floral and animal designs to corporate gifts and architectural elements, the collection is truly diverse. This is one of the best places to buy a one-of-a-kind gift or memento of your travels.
Address:1209 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 579 1209
Taft's Ale House
Here you can sink your teeth into the tenderest tri-tip steak you've ever had before taking a sip of their delicious chocolate porter beer.
Located in Cincinnati, Taft’s Ale House is in a beautifully remodeled church that has been converted into a brewery, restaurant, and bar. Extremely spacious, there is plenty of room for family and friends to join you for a variety of drinks (they serve 10 of their own beers) and the establishment’s famous tri-tip steaks, which are charred and finished in the oven to medium rare perfection.
Address:1429 Race Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 334 1393
The Blind Pig
This downtown bar has one of the best patios in the area. Grab one of their signature cocktails and take a seat outside to enjoy the sun.
Enjoy river views while sipping on a delicious prohibition era-style cocktail at The Blind Pig. This speakeasy is a great place to hang out and watch the game on TV. On a sunny day, head out to the huge patio to enjoy city views. Their sandwiches go great with an ice cold beer or a well-crafted cocktail.
Address:24 West 3rd Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 381 3114
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Feel as if you've stepped into an underwater planet when you check out the eerie and otherworldly, Jelly Fish Room at the Newport Aquarium.
Newport Aquarium is a great place to explore some of the most diverse species of the aqua world. There are 70 exhibits and 14 galleries all covering various kinds of fish and aquatic flora. You can also find here entertainment shows and other activities.
Address:1 Aquarium Way, Newport, 41071
phone:+1 859 261 7444
Graeter's Ice Cream
The 1870 Tower made with warm chocolate cake, raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge, pecans and cherries is a must-try sweet treat.
Graeter's has been churning out small-batch, artisan ice creams for over 145 years. Established in 1870, this ice cream label has won over the hearts of locals and visitors alike, including celebs like Oprah. This location in busy downtown carries a signature line of sundaes, ice creams, fresh baked goods and confectionery. Best sellers include classics like the butter pecan and salted caramel, and signature creations like the toffee chocolate chip. Any time is the perfect time to sample one of their award-winning frozen desserts. You will even find dairy-free and low-sugar options here to satisfy your sweet tooth, minus the guilt.
Address:511 Walnut Street, Fifth Third Center, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 381 4191
Pair hand-made Bavarian pretzels with a savory beer cheese dip at this well-known local bakery. Try their Seven Sisters Coffee Cake.
This family-owned chain of bakeries has been in business for over five decades. This location of the award-winning store is conveniently situated in the heart of the business district. Start your day on a good note with a cup of Seven Hills coffee and one of their signature pastries. There are plenty of fresh-baked goods to tempt you like their delicious savory bagels, muffins, danish, donuts, tortes, and pretzels. For something different, ask for your deli sandwich on a pretzel bun rather than regular bread. Make this a stop next time you're in the mood for some old-fashioned comfort food.
Address:511 Walnut Street, Downtown 5/3 Building, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 421 2253
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Pair prime dry-aged USDA steaks or seafood specials with an award-winning selection of wine at this elegant Art Deco-style steakhouse.
This acclaimed restaurant is regarded by many to be the best place to appreciate a fine steak or seafood dinner in downtown Cincinnati. A visit to Jeff Ruby's promises a larger-than-life experience, right from the opulent decor to the gourmet menu. The sparkling chandeliers and leather-and-velvet booths lend the interiors an old-world grandeur perfect for a special occasion meal. Start your evening at the raw bar with premium oysters on the shell and an updated classic cocktail like the cucumber-basil gimlet. Follow up with a filet mignon or perfectly-seared porterhouse. You'll want to save room for the ricotta donuts or a scoop of their chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream; it's the perfect end to an exceptional meal.
Address:700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+1 513 784 1200
Booksellers on Fountain Square
A bookstore that offers options for that last minute gift.
The Booksellers delivers all of the usual goods like books, magazines and a smattering of music and movies. An array of other items such as greeting cards, kids toys and calendars. The cafe offers robust menu offerings from desserts and baked goods to various quiches, salads sandwiches and smoothies as well as gourmet coffee from Lavazza and gelato from Madisono’s.
Address:505 Vine Street, Cincinnati, 45202
Jungle Jim's Int'l Market
An international and unique grocery store for all your culinary needs.
Pick up a few items or spend the day exploring this huge supermarket. Peruse the miles of aisles that will take you on a trip through many countries experiencing their culinary delights.
Address:5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 45014
Unwind Wine Bar
A small hidden gem in Cincinnati's most desired neighborhood.
Located in Hyde Park, Unwind Wine Bar & Light Fare is a wine bar which offers a rustic atmosphere with an extensive wine list and light fare. Unwind is great for a late night get together. It has been voted Cincinnati's top happy hour.
Address:3435 Michigan Avenue, Cincinnati, 45208
Taste of Belgium
An authentic Belgian eatery in the heart of Over the Rhine.
Classic Liege-style waffles made in cast iron pans are the main draw at this busy bistro. European crepes and waffles share plates with local specialties like goetta sausage. The must-try waffles and chicken are the most popular menu item. The exhibition kitchen keeps diners in the heart of the action.
Address:1133 Vine St., Cincinnati, 45202
National Underground Freedom Railroad Museum
The civil rights struggle for freedom from the underground railroad to contemporary issues.
The mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times. Located on the north bank of the Ohio River, the Freedom Center celebrates these heroes. Be sure to experience the interactive exhibitions.
Address:50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 333 7500
Arnold's Bar & Grill
Open since the 1800s, this is Cincinnati's oldest bar.
Arnold's Bar & Grill has worked hard to maintain its original charm. Cincinnati's oldest bar opened over 150 years ago. Today, it's a hip spot to get a beer or glass of wine. Enjoy the outdoor patio and catch some live music, eat a burger, or try the blueberry chicken. Go check out their classic bar food like burgers, wings, and grilled cheese,
Address:210 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 421 6234
Authentic contemporary Italian with an elegant ambiance.
For two decades Nicola's has been a staple in the culinary climate of Cincinnati. Serving traditional and eclectic Italian dishes, the star dish here is the crispy potato gnocchi served with a four cheese fondue and truffle oil. Pair any entree with an extensive wine list. Cap off your meal with a panna cotta dessert and an espresso martini.
Address:1420 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 721 6200
Maverick Chocolate Co.
Maverick Chocolate Co. is a family owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate company.
Maverick Chocolate Co. uses beans directly sourced from cocoa farmers in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Maverick Chocolate Co. has created the unique and award winning Fahrenheit 513, which is a 70% dark chocolate blend studded with a secret recipe of chilies and spices.
Address:129 W Elder St., Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+(513) 381 0561
This Main Street cafe and book store is dedicated to a local dining experience.
This Main Street cafe and book store sources both their coffee and food exclusively from local suppliers. In addition to that a huge collection of used books, records and DVDs is for sale. While their food is local, their book collection is anything but, with books in every genre from all over the world. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cappuccino with a good book.
Address:1331 Main St., Cincinnati, 45202
The Anchor-OTR offers a taste of the ocean to landlocked Cincinnatians.
The Anchor-OTR offers a classic seafood experience for their diners. They offer such seafood as Maine scallops and grilled whole fish to fresh oysters flown in from the coasts. Classics such as hush puppies and lobster rolls can be paired with their fine wine list.
Address:1401 Race St, Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+513 421 8111
Gilpin's Steamed Grub
Gilpin's Steamed Grub features steamed bagels, wraps, subs...even cookies.
Gilpin's Steamed Grub offers an extensive menu of steamed-only sandwiches, burgers, and grilled cheese. You can even build (and name) your own creation in this unique and quirky sandwich shop.
Address:37 E. 7th St., Cincinnati, 45202
phone:+(513) 421 4223
Incline Public House
A gastropub and Italian restaurant with spectacular city views.
Incline Public House is a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food. Slliders are made with lamb, duck confit, or braised short ribs. Try the spicy pickle fries or the mac and cheese, crusted with a layer of crumbled Grippo's BBQ chips (a Cincinnati favorite).
Address:2601 West 8th St., Cincinnati, 45204
phone:+513 251 3000