Nightlife In Cincinnati

Cincinnati’s nightlife is thriving – with bars, clubs and lounges for everyone’s taste. Some have been around for many years and some are new additions. Below is a list of what the Tri-State has to offer – check out someplace new or share your favorite with your friends!

Bar 32

701 Bakewell Street – Covington KY Facebook:  Bar 32 Great Cocktails for All Walks of Life! Just a warm and friendly little neighborhood bar. Come in and relax!

Bar 901

901 Race Street – Downtown Cincinnati Facebook:  Bar 901 at the Brittany Bar 901 at the Brittany – Open Mon-Thurs 4pm – 11 pm / Fri-Sun 2pm – 11pm  –   Relaxing place to socialize plus drink specials, TouchTunes jukebox and multiple TVs featuring cable networks and sports channels.

Bloom OTR

1120 Walmut St. Bloom OTR is a fresh new LGBTQ+ nightclub concept in Over the Rhine. We are bringing the hottest performances and events to you all summer long and cannot wait to be a cornerstone of the community. House Divas: hostess Jessica Dimon, showgirls Kora Sline, Chasity Marie, Jessica Marie Jones, and Michelle Kartier


1714 Hanfield Street – Northside Facebook:  C&D Bar A longtime neighborhood bar in Northside.  Stop in and check out artwork on display from local artists

Crazy Fox Saloon

901 Washington Street – Newport KY Facebook: The Crazy Fox Saloon Smokefree in NKY!  Neighborhood atmosphere featuring regular events like Drinking Liberally and Trivia Smackdown

Good Judy’s

Good Judy’s is a queer hang-out featuring alternative culture, cocktails, and parties. Fri-Sat 8pm-230am 4169 Hamilton Avenue Northside

Home Base Tavern

2401 Vine Street – Mt. Auburn (Near University Village) Facebook: Home Base Tavern Stop in once and Home Base Tavern will become your new favorite neighborhood hangout!

Knox Joseph Distillery at the OTR Stillhouse

Amazing space with great outdoor and indoor seating. Kiddos welcome until 9pm. Food trucks regularly available for nosh. Wednesdays + Thursdays 3pm – 11pm Fridays 3pm – midnight Saturdays 1pm – 1am Sundays 1pm – 9pm 2017 Branch Street – downtown

Main Event

835 Main Street – Downtown Facebook: Main Event Tuesday Night Theater – Hosted by Bella Dolce with special guest performances each week. Dance floor opens at 11pm – dance until 2:30pm. Show begins 12:15am. No cover (with purchase). Ages 18+

Old Street Saloon

13 Old Street – Monroe Facebook: Old Street Saloon Friendliest little bar up North! Open Thursday-Saturday featuring Happy Hour from 8-9pm. Karaoke on the 1st and 3rd Fridays; Drag shows Friday and Saturday Night. 4th Friday Drag Show by the ISQCCBE

Rosie’s Tavern

643 Bakewell Street – Covington, KY Facebook: Rosie’s Tavern Covington’s neighborhood tradition – great friends and great drinks. Rosie’s always has free pool, $6 domestic pitchers & $2 wells on Monday & KY Bourbon $5.50 a shot on Tuesdays

The Birdcage

927 Race Street – Downtown Cincinnati Facebook:  The Birdcage Cincinnati The Birdcage is a GLBTQ upscale bar and lounge. The premier destination for dancing, specialty cocktails, and entertainment! 21+ with valid ID

The Orbit Room OTR

The Orbit Room is a cool little upscale neighborhood bar with live music, great drinks, and food coming from the plant- based restaurant (Essen Kitchen) next door. Thu:6:00 pm – 1:00 am Fri:6:00 pm – 1:00 am Sat:6:00 pm – 1:00 am Sun:12:00 – 7:00 pm Open M – W for special events 1833 Vine Street – downtown Cincinnati

Tillie’s Lounge

4042 Hamilton Avenue – Northside Facebook:  Tillie’s Lounge Cincinnati’s newest lounge features plush decor, intimate seating arrangements and a massive chandelier over a baby grand piano. Live music on Saturday night; Karaoke on Sunday night.


3435 Michigan Avenue – Hyde Park Facebook:  Unwind Wine Bar Allied wine and light fare bar in trendy hyde park.  Stop in a meal or just to enjoy the large outdoor patio in the summer and fireplace in the winter.  Unlike any other wine bar in the Tri-State.  Weekend specials.