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.”

Everything Fall

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.

Blooms and Berries - Pumpkins at a Pumpkin Farm
Blooms and Berries

Halloween Events

For admission information, dates, and more details about the events, click on the corresponding link below.

October 7–9: Metamora Canal Days (Metamora, IN), 9a–5p

October 7–9: 11th Annual Operation Pumpkin (Pumpkin and Art Festival) (Hamilton)
October 8: The Great Pumpkin Fest (Keehner Park, West Chester), 2–6p
October 14–15, 21–22, 28-29: Sharon Woods Haunted Village, 6–10p
October 15–16, 22–23, 29–30: HallZOOween (Cincinnati Zoo), 12–5p
October 16: Hocus Pocus Halloween: A Family Fun Festival (Middletown)

October 21: Howl at the Hall (Westwood), 6p
October 23: Findlay Market Fall Food Fest, 10a–4p
October 27: Ghost Walk (Aurora, IN), 6:30p
Tickets are pre-sale only to ensure they do not exceed maximum capacity. Click the link above for more information.

Kinman Farms - Baby holding onto pumpkin
Kinman Farms

Pumpkin Patches

Blooms & Berries Fall on the Farm (Loveland)

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.

Burger Farm Fall Fun at the Farm (Newtown)

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)

Burwinkel Farms (Ross)

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).

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival (Dry Ridge, KY)

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. 

Click here for pricing information

Irons Fruit Farm October Weekends (Lebanon)

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

Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester)

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.

Jackson Family Farm Fall on the Farm (Middletown)

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)

Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest (Mason)

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

Kinman Farms Fall Fest (Burlington, KY)

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.

McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest (Middletown)

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.

Neltner’s Farm Fall Fest (Melbourne, KY)

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

Niederman Fall Fun 2022 (Liberty Twp.)

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.

Shaw Farms (Milford)

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.

Kings Island Haunt - View of the Rollercoaster Banshee
Kings Island Haunt

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

Kings Island Haunt (Mason)

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

Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park (Middletown)

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

Cornfield at one of the haunted parks
Cornfield

Ghost Tours

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.

Book your tour here

Buried Secrets, Haunted Cincinnati Tours (OTR)

$29 for a two-hour outdoor walking tour to sites including Washington Park, Memorial Hall, and Music Hall. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Newport is Haunted, American Legacy Tours (Newport)

$29 for a 90-minute—low intensity, stroller and wheelchair accessible—3/4 mile walking tour. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Queen City is Haunted, American Legacy Tours (OTR)

$29 for a 90-minute 3/4 mile walking tour (flat but not stroller and wheelchair accessible); $39 for an “ultimate” tour. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Pumpkins on a Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkins on a Pumpkin Farm

Art Festivals and Craft Fairs

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.

October 1–2: Lakota West High School Craft Show ($2 admission)

October 2: Art on Vine on Fountain Square, 12–6p
October 8: The City Flea at Washington Park, 10a–4p
October 16: Second Sunday on Main (Main Street, OTR), 12–5p
October 28–30: Vintage Market Days of Dayton-Cincinnati

November 11–13: Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center
November 12–13: Lakota East Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

November 13: Art on Vine at Rhinegeist, 12–6p
November 19: Oak Hills Band Association Holiday Craft Fair, 9a–3p

November 19: Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show (Sycamore High School), 9a–4p

November 19: The OFF Market: 2022 Holiday Market at Summit Park, 10a–4p

November 25–27: 2022 Winterfair at NKY Convention Center
November 26: Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show at Music Hall Ballroom, 11a–5p

December 11: Art on Vine at Rhinegeist, 12–6p

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 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.

New Bengals Murals, WHO DEY!

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 Bengals Mural on the side of a building with a tiger.
Rule the Jungle Mural

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! 

Cincinnati Against The World Bengals Mural with tiger
Cincinnati Against The World Mural

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!


Written by: Christen Collins

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.

Bourbon Heritage Month

September is Bourbon Heritage Month and Cincinnati is ready to celebrate!

Bourbon is a type of whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon. In order to be bourbon, it must contain at least 51% corn in its mash, it must be aged in new, charred-oak barrels, and it must be stored at no more than 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof. Though bourbon can technically be made anywhere in the US, 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky, our neighbor just to the south.

It is for that reason that we have a lot of great bourbon bars, events, and even bourbon-inspired foods in our area. Below is a comprehensive list of all things bourbon to try during Bourbon Heritage Month and beyond.

Old Fashioned cocktail from Mid City Restaurant
Old Fashioned cocktail from Mid City Restaurant

Food

There are so many excellent bourbon-inspired menu items across the region. Here are a handful of suggestions of what to get at nearby local restaurants.

Bourbon House Pizza (Florence, Newport)

Bourbon BBQ Wings and Chicken

bourbonhousepizza.com

BRU Burger Bar (downtown, Montgomery – Coming Soon)

Bourbon burger with peppercorn-bourbon glaze

bruburgerbar.com

The Eagle (OTR)

Kale Salad with bourbon-soaked raisins

eaglerestaurant.com

The Littlefield (Northside)

Sour Cream Doughnut Holes

Cinnamon sugar dusted, served with a bourbon caramel sauce (during Sat/Sun brunch).

littlefieldns.com

LouVino (OTR)

LouVino Triple Stack with bourbon maple and whipped cream

louvino.com

Purple Poulet Southern Bourbon Bistro (Newport)

Several bourbon-inspired menu items

purplepoulet.com

Note: Menus are always changing and can be viewed on the link shared for each restaurant.

Bourbon peach confit jumbo wings from HighGrain Brewing Co.
Bourbon peach confit jumbo wings from HighGrain Brewing Co.

Desserts

The creativity that goes into making a bourbon-inspired dish is fascinating, and the relationship between Bourbon and dessert will always be a fun combination.

Bouquet Restaurant (Covington)

Bread Pudding Stuffed Croissant topped with bourbon glaze

bouquetrestaurant.com

Graeter’s (multiple locations)

Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan

graeters.com

Happy Chicks Bakery (Northside)

Bourbon Apricot cake and cupcakes

happychicksbakery.com

Libby’s Gourmet Desserts (Forest Park)

Bourbon Butter Cake

libbysgourmetdesserts.com

Maverick Chocolate (Findlay Market, Rookwood)

Prohibition Milk Chocolate bar, made with real Kentucky Bourbon

maverickchocolate.com

Senate (Blue Ash)

Chocolate & Bourbon Bread Pudding

senatepub.com

Note: Menus are always changing and can be viewed on the link shared for each restaurant.

Graeter's Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan ice cream
Graeter’s Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan ice cream

Bars

There are a lot of great bourbon bars in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but, thanks to their varied and unique selections, these really stand out.

Bourbon Haus 1841 (Covington)

Local and rare varieties, plus craft cocktails.

bourbonhaus1841.com

The Littlefield (Northside)

Cozy bourbon bar and kitchen.

littlefieldns.com

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar (Covington)

Craft cocktails and an extensive selection of whiskey in an upbeat setting.

oldkybourbonbar.com

Prohibition Bourbon Bar (Newport)

1920s-era speakeasy-style bourbon bar.

newberrybroscoffee.com

Revival Vintage Bottle Shop (Covington)

A retail and bottle shop with a one-of-a-kind shopping and tasting experience.

revivalky.com

Wiseguy Lounge (OTR, Covington)

Elite bourbons and craft cocktails with a roaring twenties vibe.

goodfellaspizzeria.com

Rare vintage bottle of bourbon (Nelson Groves) at Revival Vintage Bottle Shop in Covington
Rare vintage bottle of bourbon at Revival Vintage Bottle Shop in Covington

Distilleries

We all know about the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but we have some pretty great distilleries nearby, too. Here are several local options, including the type of bourbon they produce onsite.

Boone County Distilling (Boone County)

Kentucky Pot Still Bourbon

Small Batch Bourbon

boonedistilling.com

Knox Joseph Distillery at OTR StillHouse (OTR)

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

otrstillhouse.com

New Riff Distilling (Newport)

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Single Barrel Bourbon

newriffdistilling.com

Northside Distilling (downtown)

Bourbon whiskey

northsidedistilling.com

Old Pogue Distillery (Maysville, KY)

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

oldpogue.com

Pensive Distilling (Newport)

Bourbon

pensivedistilling.com

Second Sight Spirits (Ludlow, KY)

Oak Eye Kentucky Bourbon

Bourbon-barreled rum

secondsightspirits.com

Wenzel Whiskey (Covington)

Whiskey blending warehouse and event space.

facebook.com

Woodstone Creek (St. Bernard)

Straight bourbon whiskey

Five grain bourbon

woodstonecreek.com

Tours and Tastings

The B-Line

Northern Kentucky’s Self-Guided Bourbon Trail featuring 19 “sipping points”: taverns, distilleries, restaurants, and bars.

thebline.com

Bourbon and Bootleg Dinner

Specialty selected bourbon cocktails followed by a curated dinner and bourbon tasting, while learning about Newport’s bootlegging past.

americanlegacytours.com

Bourbon and Distillery Tasting Tour

Cincy Brew Bus

Start at New Riff, then tour and sample at Second Sight Spirits, Boone County Distilling, and Wooden Cask.

cincybrewbus.com

Kentucky Bourbon Adventure

(Private Tour Inquiry Only)

Cincy Brew Bus

Two- or three-stop option. Choose from: Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, and Four Roses. Minimum group size is 8.

cincybrewbus.com

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Choose your own adventure featuring 41 distilleries, tours, tastings, activities, big-city nightlife, quaint country towns, Bourbon-themed hotels, historic bed & breakfast accommodations, and more.

kybourbontrail.com

Wall of rare bourbon at Revival Vintage Bottle Shop in Covington
Wall of rare bourbon at Revival Vintage Bottle Shop in Covington

Events

May

Bourbon Flights

Cincinnati Zoo

Stroll the Zoo sampling a variety of bourbons (neat, on the rocks, or with mixers).

cincinnatizoo.com

July

Bacon, Bourbon, and Brew Festival

Newport

Dedicated to our rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry.

thingstodocincinnati.com

September 7

Bourbon Heritage Tasting

Hotel Covington, 5–10p

Rare bourbon, open craft beer bar, and complimentary small bites.

Tickets

September 8

Neeley Family Distillery/Hidden Barn Dinner

Rich’s Proper Food and Drink, 6:30p

Three course dinner and pairings, plus the first opportunity to purchase the Rich’s Proper Hidden Barn Private Barrel.

Tickets

September 10

Heaven Hill Bourbon Dinner

Newport Syndicate, 6:30p

Signature cocktail and three bourbon tastings guided by a Heaven Hill representative alongside a 3-course plated meal.

newportsyndicate.com

September 15

Old Pogue Tasting

Bourbon Haus 1841, 7–9p

Exclusive tasting and discussion with the owner of Old Pogue, Peter Pogue.

facebook.com

September 16

On the Rocks

Bourbon Tasting Event

MegaCorp Pavilion, 6–9p

Inaugural celebration of Cincinnati’s adult beverage scene, including bourbon, vodka, and gin.

cincinnatimagazine.com

September 22

The Spirits Are Alive and Well

Tousey House Tavern, 5–10p

Tousey House’s 200-year anniversary open house celebration with Chef’s culinary showcase, history, and Boone County Bourbon.

thebline.com

October 7

Dinner Featuring Knob Creek & Wine Pairings

Newport Syndicate, 6:30–9p

Dinner featuring a bourbon pairing by Knob Creek and wine.

thebline.com

October 22

Bourbon in the Bluegrass

Farm Haven (Union, KY)

Local bourbon, live bluegrass, food trucks, plus more family friendly fun.

cityofunionky.org

October 29

Boots, Bourbon, and Biscuits

Receptions – Erlanger, 11a–2p

Biscuit bar, brunch, live music, entertainment, auction, bourbon tasting, open bar, and more. Supporting the Children’s Law Center.

childrenslawky.org

Date TBA

Bourbon and Bacon

Exclusive bourbon tasting package, featuring six different bourbons plus some of Cincinnati’s favorite eateries and brands.

bourbonandbaconcincy.com

View more events courtesy of thebline.com.


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’s Popular Slice Night Returns September 21 with All-You-Can-Want Pizza

Cincinnati Magazine’s popular Slice Night is returning to Yeatman’s Cove for an evening of all-you-can-eat pizza for an incredible cause. The 9th annual Slice Night benefiting the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is set for Wednesday, September 21 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Slice Night by Cincinnati Magazine. 2022 Flyer
Slice Night Flyer

What is Slice Night?

Slice Night is an outdoor event along the riverfront featuring pizza from nine Greater Cincinnati pizzerias with 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting cancer patients and care teams at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center.

“This family-friendly event is something we look forward to every year, as we get to showcase some of our city’s incredible local pizzerias while supporting a very worthy local cause,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “Slice Night is a fun and delicious way to not only experience a wide variety of styles and toppings, but you’ll also feel good about eating copious amounts of pizza as 100 percent of proceeds go directly to the important work of the Cancer Center, and the patients they care for.”

This event is a pizza lover’s dream. Guests will enjoy upbeat music and entertainment from DJ Toad while strolling the riverfront and enjoying unlimited pizza samples from Cincinnati’s favorite local pizzerias. Fritsch from Q102 will be in attendance also, serving as the official event emcee. Bonus menu items include pasta, flatbreads, dessert, and snacks from sponsors. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase.

Participating Pizzerias:

  • Larosa’s Pizzeria
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • N.Y.P.D Ppizza
  • Krimmers Italianette Pizza
  • Taglio
  • Goodfella’s Pizzeria
  • Bourbon House Pizza
  • Pop’s Pizza
  • Terry’s Grocery and Pizza
  • and MORE!

Benefitting the Cancer Center

“I look forward to Slice Night each year, not only because it’s a great event, but for how meaningful it is for our entire community to come together in the fight against cancer,” said William Barrett, MD, co-director of the Cancer Center and professor and chair of the UC Department of Radiation Oncology. “The funds raised continue to make innovative, multidisciplinary care accessible to our patients—from early screenings to survivorship programs. We’re immensely grateful for our region’s support.”

Cincinnati Magazine’s Slice events have raised $234,000 for the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center since they began in 2014.

Ticket Options

General admission tickets may be purchased online in advance for $20, or $25 at the door. Children 10 and under are $5. VIP tickets are $75 and include a parking pass, access to a VIP tent with a private open bar, seating, pizza sampling and gourmet desserts.

All tickets also include a complimentary one-year subscription to Cincinnati Magazine. Visit cincinnatimagazine.com/slice to learn more and purchase tickets.

Slice Night 2022 is made possible by the generous support of Western and Southern Financial Group (presenting sponsor), Performance FoodserviceDellatorriStorytellerMagistrateTide CleanersPregoTakisKeeblerStonefireHome ChefChinet, and Boboli.

For more information about Cincinnati Magazine and its annual fundraisers and events, visit cincinnatimagazine.com/events.


About Cincinnati Magazine

For more than 50 years, 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 160,000 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, and dining coverage both in print and online. Visit cincinnatimagazine.com to learn more and subscribe.

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.