Savings & Deals in the City (10/4)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Purchase Tickets to 2 or More Shows, Receive $15 Off Each Ticket
Butcher and Barrel
Rib Night: Half-Rack with Fries for $19
The Summit Hotel
Cincinnati Sports Package: Uber Gift Card, Local Brews, House-Made Pork Rinds and More.
Che O’Bryonville
$12 Burgers + $2 Off Drafts on Thursday’s
The Beauty Boost Cincy
50% Off Any Event for Everything Cincy Followers
Sub Station II
$2 Off Large Turkey Subs
Fowling Warehouse
$12 Unlimited Play
Happy Hangout
$1 Off 2 Hours of Play
Hotel Covington
Game-Day Add-On: Free Drinks, Transportation To/From Game, and More.
Savannah’s Hyde Away
New Client Special: 60-minute massage for $65
Does your business offer Savings/Deals? Run Promotions/Discounts? Email us today at info@everythingcincy.com to learn how we can help promote your offerings!

The Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market Is Back with More Vendors and Benefits Local Make-A-Wish Kids November 11-13

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

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.

Show Features

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.
  • HERO DAY
    • 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.
  • GIVEAWAYS GALORE
    • 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!
Holiday Market Logo - Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
Holiday Market Logo

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

Imagination Alley

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.”

Cincinnati Magazine Hosts 2022 Downtown Living Tour
of Luxury Apartments and Hidden Gems on Oct. 8

Downtown Living Tour

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.

What’s Included

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.

Downtown Living Tour 2022 Flyer
Downtown Living Tour 2022 Flyer

View complete details and purchase tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/downtownliving.

Bengals Watch Parties

The Bengals are BACK baby! As much as we love Summer and are sad to say goodbye, Fall comes with too many goodies to not be excited about. Pumpkin patches, Halloween, great weather, and most importantly, football! If you like being out and about on game days, this blog is for you. We have a list of great spots to catch the game where you can cheer on the Bengals with a crowd of fans.

Paycor Stadium - Home of the Cincinnati Bengals
  1. Bircus Brewing Covington
    • Bircus is showing the games in Covington all season! Eat some pizza and drink great beers while cheering on the Joey B Show!
  2. Braxton Barrel House
    • Every Sunday, football will be going on every TV and the audio will be on!
  3. Braxton Brewery
    • Every Sunday, football will be going on every TV and the audio will be on!
  4. Covington Yard
    • Every Game Day, football will be on, live DJ before all games, and beer buckets for purchase!
  5. Dave and Busters
    • Huge TV’s, fresh wings, and fun games for halftime.
  6. Fowling Warehouse
    • Play football while watching the game! Game will be on multiple TV’s, a huge screen, and audio will be ON. You can bring your own food, full bar available + beer bucket specials, and you can win prizes throughout the game!
  7. Galla Park Gastro
    • Every Sunday, football will be going on every TV and the audio will be on!
  8. Holy Grail Tavern
    • Stop by for the pre-game show or stay for the whole game! Cold beers and the game on.
  9. In Between Tavern
    • Steps away from the Bengals stadium, this is the place to be before, during, and after any game!
  10. Keystone Bar and Grill
    • Kick off game DEY in the Cov – All-you-can-eat buffet including hot dogs, sliders, wings, buffalo chicken dip, and more!
    • Specialty cocktails like the $6 Shooter McPherson, $7 The Griddy, $8 Joe-to-‘Marr-g, and $18 domestic buckets.
  11. Lola’s Coffee
    • Garage will be open and there will be drink specials, a shot table, swag giveaways, and MORE!
    • Watch the game on the TVs, or swing through before heading to the game!
  12. Madtree Taproom
    • Enjoy the Game on all TV’s with sound.
    • Food specials, signature cocktails, sweet merch, and fan-favorite giveaways.
  13. Moerlein Lager House
    • Amazing pre-fest party before every game – enjoy a bounce house, live DJ, fowling, a photo booth, and more!
    • Stay for the game and enjoy our full menu of food and drinks.
  14. Newport on the Levee
    • Game will be on the big screen. Enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, and activities for the whole family.
  15. O’Bryans Bar and Grill
    • Enjoy cold beers, fresh food, and the game on every TV.
  16. O’Malley’s in the Alley
    • Steps away from the Bengals stadium, this is the place to be before, during, and after any game!
  17. OTR StillHouse
    • Avoid the crowds and head to OTR StillHouse before, during, or after any Bengals game. Free parking, craft beer, and house made cocktails.
  18. Streetside Brewery
    • Join Streetside for every Bengals game this season – cold beer, cocktails, and food from Black Dog Grille
  19. The Establishment
    • Touchdown Shots, ‘Jungle Juice’ Cocktails, and the game on every TV!
  20. The Growler House
    • Open early on game days – 12pm!
    • Game + sound on ALL TV’s.
    • Drink specials all day long.
  21. Yard House
    • Huge TV’s with the game on every TV.

16th Annual Ride Cincinnati Happening September 16 & 17!

Hundreds of Cyclists Hit the Road to Bring World-Class Cancer Care to Cincinnati

Ride Cincinnati Photo of Bikers at Finish Line

Who

Hundreds of Greater Cincinnati bicycle enthusiasts, cancer survivors and their families, the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, John and Eileen Barrett, Dr. William Barrett

What

The 16th annual Ride Cincinnati bicycle event benefiting life-saving local cancer research at the Barrett Cancer Center at UC Health and partner health systems. To date, the ride has raised more than $5.5 million for cancer research and funded 57 grants that benefit local families. The 2021 ride raised a record-setting $1 million! 

This year’s ride features new routes that will begin at Yeatman’s cove and remain on the Ohio side of the river. Food, water and restrooms will be provided on the course. 

Where

Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, OH

When

Friday, September 16, 2022 – Kickoff party at Top of the Park at the Phelps for riders and guests starts at 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Late registration and packet pickup begins at 6:00am

  • 100 miles – starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • 50 miles – starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • 20 & 28 miles –starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • 15 miles –starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • 8 miles – starts at 10:30 a.m.

ABOUT RIDE CINCINNATI

Established in 2007, Ride Cincinnati is an annual bicycle event for all abilities held at Yeatman’s Cove. Funds raised through Ride Cincinnati benefit all cancer research at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center and local partner health systems. For more information visit www.ridecincinnati.org.

Riders are encouraged to connect with Ride Cincinnati on social media using hashtag #RideCincinnati on the following sites:

Facebook: RideCincinnati

Instagram: Ride_Cincinnati

Twitter: RideCincinnati

ON THE ROCKS

September 16 at PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation

Early Bird Tickets Now Available for Inaugural Luxe Spirits and Cocktail Event!

On the Rocks Promotional Flyer with What, When, and Where
On The Rocks Promotional Flyer

CINCINNATI – August 15, 2022 Cincinnati Magazine’s swanky new spirits and cocktail event, On the Rocks, will be a sumptuous celebration of Cincinnati’s vast adult beverage scene. This event is sure to attract and inspire liquor and cocktail enthusiasts near and far.  

The event debuts on Friday, September 16 at PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation from 6-9:00 p.m. Tickets are now available with early birds scoring $15 off all ticket types until August 27.

On The Rocks

On the Rocks is a stylish mashup and celebration of Cincinnati’s impressive hospitality and bartending scene. The luxe, indoor/outdoor evening experience is comprised of elaborate liquor and cocktail mixology, tasting stations, small bites from local restaurants, music, entertainment, dancing, and amazing cocktail demonstrations on the main stage.

This massive event features a plethora of liquor varieties transformed into a wide variety of creative cocktails and sips. In addition to bartending competitions, entertainment also includes posh lounge spaces, oversized outdoor games, a fancy photo booth and more.

“Our team at Cincinnati Magazine is thrilled to be bringing this stylish and entertaining event to the Queen City, and in support of such a great cause,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “Whether you enjoy a smooth bourbon, vodka or gin, you will be delighted by our wide variety of tasting samples and cocktails. You can enjoy the experience solo, as a couple, or buy a discount bundle with friends to make it an evening you won’t soon forget.”

A portion of each ticket supports Grant Us Hope, a Cincinnati-based non-profit focused on youth mental wellness and suicide prevention. Raffle tickets, with 100% of raffle proceeds benefiting Grant Us Hope, will also be available for purchase at the event. Prizes include a 2-night getaway to The Opryland Hotel in Tennessee, a deluxe gift basket and more.

Ticket Options

Guests may opt to enjoy the full On the Rocks experience complete with spirits and cocktail tastings, food and entertainment. Or, guests can choose the designated driver ticket option, which is an alcohol-free ticket that includes mocktails and food only. If your entire party is ready to join in on the fun, The BMW Store has you covered by providing each guest with a $5.00 Uber voucher to ensure your group’s ‘Safe Ride Home.’

General admission tickets are $105 per person. GA tickets include unlimited access to the spirits and cocktail stations, unlimited small bites, all entertainment, and a $5.00 Uber voucher for a Safe Ride Home, courtesy of The BMW Store. Designated driver (food only, no alcohol) tickets are $55. Discounted bundle packages and designated driver add-on ticket options are available.

On the Rocks is sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, OTR, Truly Vodka, Ovation, Corporex, Butterball, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Blox Spiked Ice, Jim Beam, FIJI Water, Home Chef, KMK Law, Tiller Farms, The BMW Store, The B-Line, and Kerrygold.

Guests must be 21 and over and ID’s will be verified at the door. Learn more and buy tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/ontherocks.


About Cincinnati Magazine

Since 1967, Cincinnati Magazine has covered all the best the Queen City has to offer. As the city’s most respected and award-winning magazine, it connects with more than 178,000 readers every month. Through deeply researched and cleverly written articles, Cincinnati Magazine is the voice of authority and ultimate guide to Cincinnati. It offers a well-curated mix of profiles, investigative pieces, humor, service, dining coverage and events. Visit cincinnatimagazine.com to learn more and subscribe.

Cincinnati Magazine’s August Musical Brunch will feature New Orleans Jazz with Mike Wade and the Nasty ‘Nati Brass Band

WHAT: 

Cincinnati Magazine’s August edition of its monthly “Musical Brunch” series will feature New Orleans Jazz with Mike Wade and the Nasty ‘Nati Brass Band at The Cincinnati Club on Sunday, August 28.

Each monthly Musical Brunch performance has received rave reviews from sold-out crowds coupled with one of the most delicious and over-the-top Sunday brunches found in the Queen City. The magazine’s popular Musical Brunch concept debuted in February this year.

August Musical Brunch guests will enjoy a New Orleans inspired brunch/lunch menu including:

  • Commanders Palace Salad with Mixed Greens, Hard cooked egg, buttery croutons and a Parmesan Vinaigrette
  • Cajun French toast with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
  • Creole Spinach and Tomato Egg Casserole
  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
  • Red Beans Rice
  • Popcorn Shrimp Po-Boys with Crusty Rolls, Shredded Lettuce and Cajun Tartar Sauce

Cincinnati’s talented and varied music scene will be fully showcased and celebrated throughout the remainder of this year as the featured musical genre and theme will change every month. Local acts and genres on tap include gospel, bluegrass, Brazilian Carnivale, holiday and more!

Tickets are $35 per person and include a live concert, an elaborate brunch with light lunch options and dessert bites, access to a Mimosa/Bellini bar, an outrageous garnish-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar, complimentary coffee and hot and iced tea, and complimentary parking.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Advance registration is highly recommended. 

The Musical Brunch series will continue the last Sunday of each month throughout 2022.

August Musical Brunch Flyer
August Musical Brunch Flyer

WHEN:

Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

The Cincinnati Club | 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

HOW:

Learn more and buy tickets now before they sell out at cincinnatimagazine.com/musicalbrunch.


Follow @cincinnatimagazine and #cincinnatimagazine #musicalbrunch on social media for event updates.

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YMCA and ODJFS to Provide FREE Memberships to Foster and Kinship Families

CINCINNATI, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced yesterday that it has partnered with the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation (Ohio YMCA) to provide free memberships for certified foster homes and approved kinship caregivers who meet certain eligibility criteria. Bridges participants and their children are also eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati CEO Jorge Perez said, “The Y is a place where everyone can belong. When children and families are looking for a place for connection and growth, we want them to know they are welcome at the Y. It is our privilege to serve these families in partnership with ODJFS, the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation, and partner YMCAs around the state.”

Greater Cincinnati foster and kinship caregivers can start utilizing these services locally on August 10th at any YMCA of Greater Cincinnati location in Ohio. 

Half the cost of the memberships will be paid for by ODJFS. The remaining cost, for at least one year, will be covered by an Ohio YMCA grant of up to $578,000 state-wide. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the free memberships, certified foster homes must provide the YMCA a copy of the family’s current JFS 01213, “Notice of Approval for Foster Home,” showing the family is currently certified as a foster home. They must also provide a letter from the family’s recommending foster care agency on that agency’s letterhead. It must indicate the family is in good standing with the agency/state of Ohio and either the family has had at least one foster care placement within the past 18 months, or the family is a newly certified foster home within the last six months.

To be eligible as an approved kinship home, families must provide a letter from the agency that approved the family on the agency’s letterhead indicating the family is in good standing with the agency and that they have a current kinship child placed in the home.

Bridges is a program designed to help former foster youth transition to adulthood. To be eligible, Bridges participants must provide a copy of the participant’s Bridges Voluntary Participation Agreement showing the participant is enrolled in Bridges. Participants must also provide letter from the Bridges grantee on the grantee’s letterhead indicating the participant is currently enrolled in Bridges.

About the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is one of the area’s largest nonprofits that focuses on engaging individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is dedicated to helping people achieve goals, make friends and find a true sense of belonging. Branches offer quality time for families to be together, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active. The YMCA ensures these opportunities are available to everyone no matter their ability to pay with generous support from community partners and donors.

For more information about the Y, visit MyY.org, call (513) 362-YMCA or stop by a Y branch near you. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services manages vital programs that strengthen Ohio families. These include job training and employment services, unemployment insurance, cash and food assistance, child care, child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support services.

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The Great Brewery Roundup

August 5 is International Beer Day, so to celebrate the occasion, we are filling you up with all the local beer knowledge you need to get out and enjoy all of the wonderful brewery and beer options our great city has to offer.

What makes a brewery great is so much more than just having good beer. Sure, that helps, but there are so many other qualities that go into a taproom to make it stand out. The overall taproom experience includes the ambiance, food options, and other events and “amenities” (like having games and being kid or even dog friendly). The good thing? Cincinnati has an abundance of great craft breweries.

Just check out the comprehensive list below!

Cincy Brewery Roundup
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Best Outdoor Seating

We can’t be the only ones who love patio beers. These places around Cincinnati allow you to take in great sights and sips on their rooftops and in their beer gardens.

Rhinegeist Rooftop

Braxton Brewing Company (Covington)

Large rooftop with live wall and bar

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Biergarten with urban farm, animals, stage for live music, and occasional food trucks

Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Mt. Carmel)

Expansive patio seating options with pond view

OTR StillHouse (OTR)

Biergarten with StillHouse access; order drinks via QR code directly to your table

Rhinegeist (OTR)

Large rooftop bar overlooking downtown and the city basin

Streetside Brewery (Columbia Tusculum)

Brand new updated patio area, complete with a bar and several picnic tables

Woodburn Brewing (East Walnut Hills)

Woodburn Gardens onsite, featuring biergarten-style seating

Best Taprooms for Events and Live Music

From trivia nights and acoustic sets to free workouts and markets, these breweries always have something going on in their taproom.

WestSide Brewing Workout

Bircus Brewing Company (Ludlow, KY)

Circus-inspired microbrewery featuring circus performances and family-friendly events, as well as markets and live music

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Drag shows, karaoke, markets, live music, and community events

Fretboard Brewing Company (Blue Ash)

This Blue Ash-based brewery moonlights as a live music venue, showcasing entertainment every Friday and Saturday

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Live music in the biergarten, urban farm (with farm animals), and onsite Airbnb

West Side Brewing (Westwood)

Open mic night, trivia, pop-ups, markets, workouts, and community events

Best Onsite Food/Menu

A lot of local breweries have food trucks and pop-ups, but not all of them have onsite menus. From elevated bar food to unique menu items, here are some of the best.

Fifty West Burger Bar

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Shareables, salads, Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches

Dead Low Brewing (California)

Apps, soup and salad, wings, pizza, handhelds, burgers

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Decibel Korean Fried Chicken operates out of a window at Esoteric, serving brunch on Sundays from 10 to 2

Fifty West Burger Bar (Columbia Twp)

Burger bar, hot dogs, shakes, fries, shareables

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

Elevated bar food menu updated seasonally, including apps, salads, entrees, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday

Nine Giant (Pleasant Ridge)

Scratch-made bar food changing regularly

Sonder Brewing (Mason)

BrewRiver scratch kitchen serving brunch, snacks, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts

Third Eye Brewing Company (Sharonville)

Taco menu offered every Tuesday, and apps, shareables, and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday

Best Taproom Pizza

Pizza served at a brewery isn’t all that hard to come by and, while they’re all pretty good, here are some that come highly recommended.

Cartridge Brewing Pizza

16 Lots Brewing Company (Mason)

In-house pizza kitchen serving artisan pizzas, salads, and breadsticks

Little Miami Brewing Company (Milford)

Brick oven scratch pizza kitchen (GF cauliflower crust is available); brunch pizza available on the weekends

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

Catch-A-Fire wood-fired pizza, including brunch pizza available on Saturdays and Sundays

Taft’s Brewpourium (Spring Grove Village)

Serving up New Haven-style Apizza, a thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza popular around New Haven, CT

Best Satellite Taprooms

These breweries may have started in another city, state, or even country, but we still treat them as our own here in the Queen City.

Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom

BrewDog (Pendleton)

Scotland-based carbon neutral brewery opened its second-largest US brewpub in Pendleton in 2019

Hofbrauhaus (Newport)

Who needs to be in Germany when you’ve got authentic German food, beer, and events right across the river in Newport?

North High Brewing (Hyde Park)

Columbus, based North High brought its brewpub to Hyde Park in 2021

Sam Adams Cincinnati (OTR)

We all know that “Boston-based” Samuel Adams brews a lot of its beer in Cincinnati and we are more than happy to claim it as our own

Best Friends to the Environment

These breweries are committed to sustainability, conservation, and advocating for the environment.

High GrainEnvironment

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

The country’s only urban farm brewery features beers brewed with many ingredients procured on the premises. They also offer classes on food waste prevention and native bees and pollinators.

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

HighGrain is on a journey towards independently achieved carbon neutrality and decreasing their footprint. They are powered by 100% renewable electric, have a native plant garden, use geothermal HVAC, and locally source goods.

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They are members of 1% FOR THE PLANET, which donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability.

Most Beautiful Taprooms

The brewing industry is an historic one here in Cincinnati, so it’s no surprise that many taprooms are beautiful and historic, too.

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Taproom of windows flooded with natural light in the Peters Cartridge Factory

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree’s 50,000-square-foot, $18 million expansion brewing facility was built in 2017, complete with event spaces, beer garden, Catch-A-Fire pizza kitchen.

Taft’s Ale House (OTR)

Three-level brewpub located in the former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church—an $8 million renovation completed in 2015

Most Kid Friendly

This topic may be controversial in some craft beer circles, but a lot of people don’t want to quit going out and enjoying beer just because they have little ones in their lives. These places aren’t just kid friendly, they are even welcoming to children. (During the day, anyway—probably don’t have the youngins out at the bar past bedtime.)

BrewDog (Pendleton)

A mezzanine chock full of games plus a free photo booth

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Urban farm with animals and plenty of green space to play

Fifty West Brewing Company (Columbia Twp)

Kid-friendly food from the Burger Bar plus an enormous sandbox (volleyball courts on league nights)

Cincinnati has a rich and robust brewing heritage, so be sure to get out and check out our many great breweries and the excellent beers being brewed by them on International Beer Day and always.


Linsey Kraeling is a 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.