The invitation only beer festival taking place this Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati, has announced the final list of breweries that will be showcased at the event. Twenty-three breweries from Greater Cincinnati will be attending with many of those bringing multiple beer selections.
“Beer, Booze & Bonks!”, is unique to our area. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky breweries can only attend if they are chosen by the event committee. Further, committee members then choose the best beer, seltzer or spirit, in their opinion, that these breweries produce to be showcased at “Beer, Booze & Bonks!”. The committee is headed by The Gnarly Gnome and includes several beer and brewery thought leaders from the region.
The exclusive, invite-only, list of Cincinnati Breweries and distilleries is set to feature local favorites like Third Eye Brewing, Streetside, Fibonacci, Nine Giant, Cartridge, High Grain, Dogberry and West Side Brewing. It’s rare to find this collection of breweries and the exclusive beers chosen all in one place.
The event is open to the public and tickets include the ability to sample all breweries and their beers. Tickets also include unlimited Fowling and one beverage from the infamous “Mystery Beer Machine”, which lets fate decide which libation you’ll be enjoying. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site. The event will also be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, who will be pouring beers and collecting donations.
“Beer, Booze & Bonks” will be held on Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati. Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is also home to the regions first and only Cincy Seltzer Fest and the Official Bengals Tailgate Watch Parties for 2022. Fowling Warehouse has 47,000 square feet of event space and Fowling will be included with entry. Tickets and more information can be found at: http://www.cincyticket.com/bonks2022
Interviews & Media Opportunities
Joe Frank, owner of Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati and host of “Beer, Booze & Bonks” is available for media appearances or interviews. For more information, press only: Joe Frank, email@example.com , 513-500 7687
Main Street Ventures is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row Launch It: Cincy will be powered by Kao USA, Inc. and applications for Year 2 are now open!
Launch It: Cincy
Launch It: Cincy is a pitch competition exclusively for undergraduate student founders in the region. The top 3 winners of the pitch competition receive a grant from Main Street Ventures and will spend the summer living, working, and exploring Cincinnati. This prize package is valued over $28,000.
“Launch It: Cincy has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had on my journey as a student Entrepreneur.” says Emil Barr Launch It: Cincy Year 1 winner and CEO of Step of Social. “The program gave me the sense of community and confidence I needed to take my business concept to the next level.”
With the support of Kao USA, Inc and the success of Year 1 of Launch It: Cincy, Main Street Ventures is excited to announce the expansion of the radius of the program. This expansion will allow even more undergraduate student founders to apply for the opportunity to attend the summer program and receive a grant from MSV. The new radius stretches from Dayton, OH to Lexington, KY and into Southeast Indiana. “Kao’s support throughout the first year of the program was crucial to its success and we are thrilled to have them continue their support in an even larger capacity for Year 2! Kao’s commitment to innovation and vision for making life more beautiful for everyone is in perfect alignment with the purpose of this program and we cannot wait to bring more great university founders to the region this Summer!” – Abby Ober, Director of Community Engagement and Entrepreneurial Support, Main Street Ventures
“Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed our unique partnership with Main Street Ventures. We are looking forward to renewing our collaboration in 2023 where we can learn from, inspire, & challenge each other to make a difference in the Cincinnati ecosystem & beyond!” -Dani Ruffolo, Kao USA, Inc., Ventures Team.
About Main Street Ventures
Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented in the startup community.
For more information, visit mainstventures.org.
About Kao USA
Kao USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. The Kao USA Inc. portfolio includes; Jergens® and Curel® hand and body lotions; Biore® facial care; John Frieda® hair care, Ban® antiperspirants, as well as Goldwell, KMS and Oribe professional hair care and Molton Brown products for body and home. Founded in 1882, Kao USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.
CINCINNATI, OH – October 3, 2022 – The highly anticipated Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market is back and even bigger this year with 325+ vendors for its 22nd annual show.
One of the largest of its kind in the Midwest, the Cincy Holiday Market features 325+ vendors with everything you need to make your season bright. This is the premier holiday shopping event of the season with hundreds of local boutiques and specialty stores all in one place, one weekend only, November 11-13 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
This beloved Cincinnati holiday tradition boasts an expansive variety of unique holiday gifts, décor, apparel, toys, handmade treasures, gourmet food and baked goods to delight the senses and spark joy into your life as you get into the holiday spirit. The show returns with several new features, a new charitable partnership and an abundance of giveaways. Show features include:
VIP ACCESS + DISCOUNTS
Shop VIP style on Friday from 8-11:00 a.m. before the general public! VIP ticketholders receive exclusive early access, a VIP bag, special discounts, and more.
Free general admission* for active military, veterans, police, fire and first responders on Friday, Nov. 11 with valid ID. *Please note, this offer does not extend to family members and is only valid during regular show hours 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
PACKAGE CHECK FOR A CAUSE (new this year!)
The Cincy Holiday Market has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to support critically ill local children, their families and their caregivers. When you check packages at the hold area, be sure to give them a tip or donate to make more local wishes come true this holiday season!
CINCINNATI ZOO PHOTO OPP (new this year!)
Say hello and snap a pic with some of Cincy’s favorite zookeeper friends at the entrance!
FREE GIFT WRAPPING (new this year!)
Stop by the Cincinnati Open Box Outlet booth to have your gifts wrapped for free!
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Snap your Santa selfie during select hours throughout the weekend. Donations to the Butler County Special Olympics are welcome.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Grab your gal pals for a glorious evening night out with shopping, wine, more. Discounted tickets are available for Girls Night Out both Friday and Saturday from 4-7:00 p.m.
MERRY MONEY DRAWINGS
Show guests can enter to win hourly drawings for $50 in Merry Money redeemable at any one vendor during the show weekend only.
WINE + APPETIZER LOUNGE
Take a break from your holiday haul to grab a bite and a glass of wine! Enjoy a variety of cheeses, jams, chutneys, hummus, artisan crackers and breads to complement your wine.
Snag unique giveaways from vendors on the official Cincy Holiday Market Facebook page leading up to and on-site at the show. Giveaway items include jewelry, tasty treats, artisan candles, holiday décor and so much more!
More Information and Tickets
“We are so excited to welcome Cincinnati’s passionate holiday shoppers back this year to sip, shop and sleigh their holiday gift lists,” said Rosanna Hrabnicky, Marketplace Events Ohio Group Manager. “The Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market truly kicks off the holiday season for the Queen City, and we are bringing you more holiday fun and festivities than ever before. We are so proud to showcase so many local and regional boutiques, artisans and exhibitors, and can’t wait for you to join us for a weekend full of joy, shopping and holiday cheer!”
Visit the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market’s official social media for the latest updates, exclusive specials, discounts and giveaways @cincyholidaymarket on Facebook and Instagram.
Find more information, view the full schedule and buy tickets at cincinnatiholidaymarket.com. Buy online to save $2 on general adult admission tickets courtesy of General Electric Credit Union.
About Marketplace Events Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces more than 75 consumer shows in North America including home, garden, holiday and wedding shows. The 75+ combined events, in 35 markets, currently attract 22,000 exhibitors, 2 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually. The company produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. For a full list of upcoming events visit marketplaceevents.com
In the heart of Over-the-Rhine is a charming walkway filled with a variety of colorful art that has an incredible amount of detail to discover at every angle! Imagination Alley is a delightful place to join together with friends and family to experience the beauty that thrives within the city of Cincinnati. This reimagined space has been transformed into a creative hideaway for the community to engage in. The whimsical art that is permanently on display was made by a collaboration of local artists and residents to encourage everyone to enjoy the environment around them.
The Art of Imagination Alley
At the entrance is an amazing archway to walk under and around with mosaic tiles and inspirational messages. The words, “Imagine Peace and Unity”, are at the top of the arch to welcome people into the space. Along the walls and on the ground are more mosaic pieces depicting images in nature with inspiring phrases to uplift and bring a sense of joy. Lead artist and project manager Suzanne Fisher worked with local community centers and art clubs such as The Art Academy of Cincinnati and Peaslee Neighborhood Center to bring the design to life. The installation of the mosaic works of art throughout the alley were developed by hundreds of people and remain a cherished part of OTR.
Another awesome element to this space is the huge mural stretching across one of the buildings that brightens up the bricks and brings joy to all who encounter it. Its captivating movement leads you down the alley with a vibrant design that displays endearing qualities of shared sentimental moments.
Events and More
The “pocket park” has a series of Pop – Up Play sessions that are fun and educational for neighbors and visitors alike. Artisans, educators and nearby businesses host DIY events for people of all ages to learn something new. Not only is this unique environment a way to admire the city, but it cultivates an opportunity to connect with others, with nature, and the art itself. Imagination Alley is Located at 1317 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Imagination Alley’s Moto:
“Everyone is welcome here
Black lives matter here
People homeless matter here
For some, this is our yard in the city
It’s a gathering place for quiet, for conversation, for family fun
We want everyone to be respected, safe, and culturally embraced
The peoples’ art and creativity can flourish here
We are family, all part of the beloved community.”
Main Street Ventures is pleased to announce 15 companies that have received funding for their projects through the most recent round of grants. Three of these companies participated in the recently wrapped Launch It: Cincy Summer Program which brings university student founders to Cincinnati for 10-weeks to grow their businesses. The projects funded through this round range from expanding to new markets, adding product lines, and building emerging tech.
Grant Opportunities and Purpose
“The Main Street Ventures grant opportunity highlights why Cincinnati is such an incredible place for entrepreneurship.” Says Nia Baucke, Founder of Thread & Mane. “Starting a business is never without its challenges, but having a community of people and organizations that are willing to recognize and support your efforts along the way makes a huge difference. Designing and creating a beautiful space where women feel celebrated and validated is central to our success and the MSV grant will help us bring that to life.”
Main Street Ventures provides two different types of funding; Launch and Leap Grants. Launch funding provides emerging, pre-revenue businesses at the Prototype or Product stage (showing clear evidence of direct customer engagement validating the business model and product) with $5,000 – $10,000 of equity-free funding to increase the odds of reaching the Market Entry-stage and beyond. Leap funding provides promising, revenue-generating businesses with $10,000 – $30,000 of equity-free funding to scale their community impact and increase the odds of survival.
“Each quarter we see a growing demand for our programs which continuously shows the influx of new ideas in the region. We are excited to be able to support these founders who continue to make the Cincinnati Region an amazing place to live and work.” Main Street Ventures Executive Lead, Brianna Dzuricsko says.
Learn about the 15 companies that received grants in Q3 of 2022:
abba is a platform that connects individuals seeking in-home care to in-home care professionals, while providing the tools and resources to its community to book, operate, and accelerate the in-home care experience. Abba is a holistic approach taking into account the Mental, Emotional, and Physical aspects of care.
Baqette is a small, woman-owned business creating & curating leather pieces to inspire your everyday life.
BlaCkOWned™️ is a community centric brand highlighting Black Stories and promoting ownership through Fashion and Culture.
Bloxsmith empowers developers through our marketplace with the technology and community to sell their 3D model creations cross-metaverse for interoperable use in building games on Roblox, Unity, Unreal, Decentraland, Mutate, The Sandbox, among other platforms.
Bookink makes the tattoo booking experience seamless and convenient for tattoo artists and clients alike.
Cutman Barbershop is a classic barbershop providing traditional men’s grooming services whose mission is to build communities through the art of barbering and acts of service.
Dohjoy is a low-carb, low-calorie, flavorful real bread. Inside every bite is an innovative blend of ingredients that delivers traditional bread flavor and texture with virtually no carb impact or glycemic response.
In the Curious Kitchen is a female owned and founded brand creating ready-to-enjoy Southern classics, inspired by Bluegrass country.
Junebug Jewelry Designs handcrafts timeless, meaningful and unique artisan statement jewelry to honor bold, empowered women who want to walk into a room and make a powerful, lasting impression.
Obscure Euro Parts is a full service parts consignment shop helping shops, collectors and private individuals get their unwanted parts into the hands of enthusiasts who need them most.
Step Up Social is a digital marketing startup that leverages college student labor to disrupt the traditional agency model and offer services to startups typically unable to afford agency work.
Thread & Mane is a one-of-a-kind luxury experience and community space for hair braiding, beauty retail and events.
Toot Suite Press is your wedding stationery fairy godmother — we’re a wedding stationery studio offering modern, customizable designs, made with the highest-quality materials on traditional printing presses, all with an awesome, transparent online customer experience and at a price point you’ll consider money well spent.
Vale Technologies builds and designs carbon dioxide conversion devices through carbon capture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wyoming Community Coffee (WyCoCo) is a neighborhood coffee shop serving a well-cared-for beverage to a well-cared-for customer in a well-cared-for space by a well-cared-for staff, and with our new roasting expansion, we have the goal of caring well for women in the local and global coffee industry by creating long-term careers for women here in Cincinnati and sourcing specifically from women farmers and producers around the world.
“To say we are excited to be chosen as an award recipient is an understatement! Says Sara Aschliman, founder and owner of Wyoming Community Coffee. This grant allows us to continuously reach new goals alongside the exciting growth of our company. It allows us to create more careers locally and support women in coffee internationally. Thank you MSV!”
About Main Street Ventures
Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented in the startup community. For more information, visit mainstventures.org.
Fall is here and we’ve got so many wonderful ways to celebrate the month-long occasion full of flannel and cool weather.
For all of your fall 2022 needs—scares, tricks, treats, crafts, corn mazes, festivals, and more—check out the list below of the many fun goings on over the next few months. All events are linked to a site with more information regarding admission costs, dates and times, and location.
For admission information, dates, and more details about the events, click on the corresponding link below.
September 17–October 31 Online ticket purchase is required to attend Fall on the Farm. Admission includes hayrides, Pumpkin Bounce Pad, corn maze, mini corn maze, bee train, play area, Barnyard 500 Trike Track, farm animals, Spookley, and more! The Beer Garden is open on the weekends. Tickets start at $5.95 and must be purchased online. Leashed pets are allowed.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 24–October 30, 10a–6p (weather permitting) Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, gourds, apple cider, animated pumpkin land characters, games, food, music, farm animals, crafters and more. Admission is $14 per person (children 2 and under are free; ages 65 and older are $10)
Weekends in October Corn maze, skid maze, Halloween scavenger hunt, locally grown apples, crawl-thru straw tunnel, corn pool, and weekend hayrides to a pumpkin patch and sunflower field (when in bloom).
September 10–October 30 General admission is free and includes kiddie corn maze, sand tunnels play area, hay pyramid, and farm animals. For an additional cost, you can experience U-pick pumpkins, hayride, and much more.
Last weekend in September and all October weekends, 11a–5p Pumpkins and hayrides, corn maze, bakery (with apple fritters, pies, cinnamon-cider donuts, cookies, and more!), market and store, apples, and special events. Click here for a coupon for $1 off purchase of $10 or more
September 24–October 31 Indoor, kid friendly maze as well as friendly ghosts, skeletons, and more. Each child will receive a bag of trick-or-treat candy, plus new Halloween mini scenes and a Halloween themed train display.
Saturdays (11a–6p) and Sundays (12–5p), September 25–October 23 Activities include pumpkin jump pad, pedal tractors, pedal implements, farm animals, make your own animal feed, corn maze, corn barn, hay tower and slides, pumpkin launcher, and more! $14 per person general farm admission (includes all activities, kids 2 and under free)
Select days, September 25–October 30 Admission includes one-of-a-kind fall festival with amazing food, activities, live entertainment, more than a dozen trick-or-treat stops, costume contests, crafts, games, seasonal merchandise, and access to the park’s rides and attractions. Tickets starting at $29.99; military discounts available
September 16–October 30; Fridays and Saturdays 10a–10p, Sundays 11a–7p Admission includes: hayride around the Farm, picnic shelters, bonfires, games, The Great Pumpkin Express Rides, 5-acre Corn Maze, Kinman’s Carnival Tent, live bands, tricycle ride for the little ones, and laser tag. New this year: tunnels slides, dirt mound climbing, and straw pyramid. Everyone gets a pumpkin to take home, too! Open daily, but activities take place on the weekends.
Every weekend in October, 12–6p McMonigle Farms offers the most affordable and unique pumpkin patch in Middletown, Ohio. Admission includes: U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, one-acre clueless corn maze, cow train rides, arm animals, FREE straw maze, large play area, and seasonal treats.
September 23–October 31 (more info) There’s something for every member of your family: horse-drawn wagon rides, crafters and artisans, live music, home cooked food by Four Mile Pig, wine tastings by local wineries, homemade ice cream, pumpkin patch, 3+ acre corn maze, kids corn play pit, toddler corn maze, farm stand, petting zoo, barrel train, model train display. Weekend activities admission (10a–6p): $5 (ages 3 and up); weekdays (9a–6p): free Leashed pets are allowed
September 23–October 30 Thursday 6–9p (group reservations only during the day), Friday 4–9p (concessions available after 6), Saturday 11a–9p, Sunday 1–6p Tickets include: 4-acre corn maze, hayrides, kids tractor play area, wagon ride, human foosball, duck races, pipe swings, climbing hill, jumping pillow, and so much more! $15 general admission wristband must be purchased for children 2 and above (children under 2 are free) and includes access to all activities. Tickets are available here.
Weekends in September (starting the third weekend) through October 31, 9a–6p (Monday–Saturday), 9a–5p (Sunday) Huge corn maze with a kid-friendly treasure hunt, two interactive playgrounds, and horse- and tractor-drawn hayrides through the scenic countryside. General admission is free. Click here for activity pricing information and to purchase tickets.
Haunted Houses, Trails, and Attractions
Cincinnati goes all out for haunted houses; many of which include extraordinary makeup, spooky settings, and animatronics. Here’s a list of haunted houses and trails to visit this Halloween season:
All Hallows’ Eve (Williamsburg) Fridays and Saturdays, September 2–November 5, 7p–12a Admission starts at $30 to Terror Town (Ultimate Horror and Weekend Passes are also available)
Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington) Friday and Saturday nights September 24 through October 31 Admission for a combo admission pass to the Haunted Hayride ($XX), Forgotten Forest ($XX), Psychosis ($XX), and Zombie Assault ($XX) to be determined. Fast Pass also available. Click here to purchase your tickets online. (Save by buying online. A $2 fee will be added to each ticket purchased in person.) Parking costs $3 cash at the door
The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent) Weekends, September 16–November 5, and all Thursdays in October General admission starting at $20, with options for fast pass and front of the line options also available (view ticketing options here) Family friendly Lights On Tour will be Sunday, October 23, 4–6p
Select nights, September 23–October 29 Bone-chilling scare mazes and scare zones, sinister live entertainment, and hundreds of horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. Haunting Halloween activities plus some of the most exhilarating night rides in the country. Not recommended for children under 13. No re-entry after 6p. Tickets starting at $44.99; military discounts available
Friday and Saturday nights, 7p–1a, September 9–October 30 Five premium haunted houses, including Dysphoria, Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate, Phobia, Temple of Terror, and The Killer Klown House, plus other attractions and entertainment. Food and drinks available for purchase. Click here for ticketing information.
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy) Friday, Saturday (8–11p), and Sunday (7–9p) from September 30–October 29 (closed October 30) Entry is $12 (click here for information about available discounts), Fastpasses available for $18, no discounts Lights Up Night will be Sunday, October 23, 6–6:45p (cost is $5 per child, free for adults)
Sandyland Acres (Petersburg, KY) Friday and Saturday nights (8p–midnight) from September 16–October 29 (closed October 30) Hayride ($15), Haunted Barn ($12), or a combo for $25. Cash only, free parking. Click here for more information.
USS Nightmare (Newport, KY) September 17–18, September 24–November 6 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7–11p Friday and Saturday, 7p–1a General admission prices from $18–30, with Fast Pass admission being $28–50. Front-of-the-line and season passes also available.
Click here to view all ticketing options. Lights On Matinee, October 24, 4–6p
Do you favor the paranormal over costumes and actors? Don’t worry, there are several options for paranormal and haunted ghost tours in greater Cincinnati.
Bobby Mackey’s Music World Paranormal Tour (Wilder, KY)
$35 per person for a two-hour tour
Two-hour guided tours, private group investigations, and public event hosting at one of the most haunted nightclubs in the country.
Looking for gifts this holiday season? What about decor to spruce up your home? Shop local at one of many art festivals and craft fairs this fall. For information regarding the event and admission, click on the corresponding link.
December 17 and 18: The City Flea Holiday Market at Washington Park
Have any questions about what’s going on this fall? Just ask!
Written by: Linsey Kraeling – Woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.
Cincinnati Magazine is inviting guests to ENTER their First Ever ‘Great Bake-Off’ Competition!
Cincinnati’s artistic and imaginative baking community will be taking center stage this October in Cincinnati Magazine’s inaugural ‘Great Bake-off’ confectionary competition. Both professional and at-home bakers are invited to apply NOW to participate in the following categories:
Celebrate Cincinnati Cake Decorating
Pies to Die For
Gimme Gimme Cookies + Brownies
Knead More Bread
Professional and amateur bakers will compete throughout the Great Bake-off week followed by a sweet and savory celebration of all the baked goodness as the winners are announced!
Baker applications accepted NOW through September 26.
Participants will be announced September 28.
Entries will be judged October 16-19.
The public is invited to purchase tickets to the Great Bake-off ceremony and celebration on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Great Bake-off judging and the public celebration will be held at the Midwest Culinary Institute.
Why let the Brits have all the fun?! It’s time for the Queen City’s best bakers to show up and show off their confectionary creations in this ultimate baking battle, followed by an epic party!
Both professional and amateur bakers are invited to apply to participate. The entire community is invited to purchase tickets and attend the party on October 20.
If you’ve ever considered living downtown, Cincinnati Magazine’s Downtown Living Tour 2022 is for you!
This exclusive, self-guided tour is designed to showcase the perks and sights of living downtown including modern conveniences, luxurious living spaces, historic sites, whimsical hidden gems, and more. The tour is set for Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Whether you want to learn more about downtown neighborhoods or fall in love with your new downtown home, the 2022 Downtown Living Tour is an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Tickets are just $20 and include a swag bag of goodies, tour map, program, snacks and drinks. You will also receive exclusive access to the common spaces, amenities, and living spaces of luxury properties including Shillito Lofts, Avril Lofts, The Renaissance and more.
Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of downtown’s most popular spots and businesses. These include places such as: 21C, Maverick Chocolate, Revel Urban Winery, Northside Distillery, Shires’ Cafe, Churchill’s Fine Teas, and More!
“Downtown Cincinnati has so much to offer. From quaint cafés, to stylish bars, and gorgeous murals, to artsy meet up spots, this year’s tour was designed to highlight some of the Queen City’s best things to eat, see and do,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “The best part of living downtown is everything is just outside your front door. As the city’s magazine, we are proud to partner with so many stunning downtown properties and businesses to showcase the luxury of living downtown.”
Registration and the easy self-guided tour starts at On The Rhine Eatery located at 100 E. Court St. above the Kroger store. Easy access parking is located in 3CDC garage at the Kroger store.
The 2022 Downtown Living Tour is sponsored by 21c Museum Hotel, Kroger, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., F. Gavina & Sons, Santa Margherita, and Don Francisco’s Coffee.
The Cincinnati Bengals are back for a new season and local artists are designing new Bengals murals in the city to show their support! There are new fan favorites to check out when you’re downtown that will be sure to get you in the football spirit. Take lots of selfies and group photos with them! Don’t forget to tag the creators and the team to keep the momentum going and promote positivity between sports and art.
Rule The Jungle Mural
Near the home venue of the National Football League, Paycor Stadium (previously known as Paul Brown Stadium) is a massive mural with a tiger roaring the words, “ Rule The Jungle”. Our outdoor stadium is referred to as, “The Jungle” and is where our Tigers take down their opponents on the field. The Bengals have always been known for their legendary saying, “Welcome to the Jungle” but recently adopted this new phrase that displays a fierce confidence for great achievement!
“Rule The Jungle signifies the high standards and energy we expect to see on the field, in the stands and in all areas of our organization. Rule The Jungle is a mentality that displays our confidence and strength. It is the feeling of exuberance each fan will feel on gameday, like a queen or king sitting on a throne, as we celebrate together in a stadium that is back to full capacity. To rule is powerful. Reach new heights. Build. Win. Rule. This is the path forward.”-Elizabeth Blackburn, Director of Strategy & Engagement, Cincinnati Bengals.
The “Rule The Jungle” mural is located on the side of Kitty’s Sports Bar on 218 West 3rd Street. It’s so close to the stadium that you can see it in the distance along the river. Kitty’s is the perfect destination to stop at before or after the game. The piece was made by artist Benjamin Thomas.
Cincinnati Against the World Mural
Another awesome new mural that’s getting everyone fired up is the “Cincinnati Against The World” painting. This painting includes a leaping Bengals tiger in Goose Alley. The mural is a collaboration by creative entrepreneurs Jarvarri Lewis, Floyd Johnson, Ohio Against The World, and Jason Snell. This piece is on the side of Holiday Spirits bar and gourmet hot dog window, Senate at 1538 Race Street. Around the corner at the front entrance is a window painting with the popular phrase “WHO DEY!” by artist Tom White. Yell it out as you walk in as a gesture of hello and comradery!
Be sure to grab one of the best hot dogs in town and a drink from some of the friendliest bartenders that add to the fun atmosphere.
Everyone involved in making these murals are creating something meaningful for the community. They are adding to the energetic environment that football gives to our city. This Championship Team brings people of all backgrounds together for a common goal. Show your pride, passion, and love for the game as we encourage our team to reach victory and make it to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row!