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In the 'Queen City', five-way is king, with more than 170 chili parlors scattered around Cincinnati.

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Have you ever been to a city that is so exciting, so energizing, that you can actually feel it in the air? You'll experience that kind of energy in Cincinnati USA. Named one of Esquire Magazine's "Top 10 cities that Rock", Cincinnati USA boasts a lively music scene and nationally acclaimed restaurants.

Feel the pulse of the city. Discover the dynamic nightlife and extraordinary fine dining that encircle Fountain Square. Wander unique and vibrant neighborhoods, like Mt. Adams, where clubs and bistros abound. Or take part the spirited fun of the Houfbräuhaus, the authentic German brewery. These and many more unexpected surprises entertain and energize while introducing you to Cincinnati's special verve.

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS


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Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery
Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery
Downtown Cincinnati
Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery is located in downtown Cincinnati. All of our cupcakes are BAKED FRESH FROM SCRATCH; no cake mixes here. You'll find our cupcakes to be moist and full of flavor. We use the finest and freshest ingredients, like, pure cane sugar, sweet cream butter, and only the best cocoa. We hope you get a chance to stop by our shop and introduce yourself to some of our FLAVORFUL CUPCAKES.

41 W. 5th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 335-0898

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Arnold's Bar & Grill
Arnold's Bar & Grill
Downtown Cincinnati
Arnold’s Bar and Grill was established in 1861 and is Cincinnati’s oldest tavern. The tavern is filled with old-school fixtures, dark wood, and walls plastered with art that must be seen to be believed. This hoppin’ Downtown Cincinnati Institution attracts an interesting mix indulging in above-par American comfort food and well-priced drinks. The fast, friendly service and vibrant live music scene helps make it an unforgettable classic you want to come back to again and again.

210 East 8th St.,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-6234

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B&A Street Kitchen
B&A Street Kitchen
Downtown Cincinnati
At B&A Street Kitchen it’s about more than just a meal, it’s about creating a space that brings people together. B&A Street Kitchen is a modern urban diner developed by Jim and Norma Kerns. Their mission is to bring the Southern and Tex-Mex comfort food they grew up on to the Greater Cincinnati Area. Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, B&A Street Kitchen was designed with everyone in mind, offering plenty of dietary accommodations for your ultimate enjoyment.

1500 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 345-6670

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Bay Horse Cafe and Roadhouse
Bay Horse Cafe and Roadhouse
Downtown Cincinnati
Come and help us celebrate the restoration and reopening of the new Bay Horse Cafe and Roadhouse. This iconic Cincinnati establishment is, by far, the oldest saloon of its kind in our town. Our old-timey bar serves panini sandwiches at lunch and small plates throughout the day. We specialize in classic cocktails and large 25 oz. schooners of local beers. Our prices are Happy Hour value all day long and our friendly staff gives the Bay Horse a "your second living room" feeling. Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am to 11pm and Saturday 5pm to 11pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

625 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 954-0271

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Below Zero Lounge
Below Zero Lounge
Downtown Cincinnati
Plush Martini Lounge featuring 100 vodkas. Centrally located in trendy neighborhood. Only Video Juke Box in town. Happy hour every night with eclectic crowd. Nightly events check website for details

1122 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-9376

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Bistro On Elm
Bistro On Elm
Downtown Cincinnati
Bistro on Elm is a colorful and contemporary eatery and bar, and is on the Best Cincinnati Restaurants downtown. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Millennium Hotel's Bistro on Elm Restaurant, featuring a variety of flavorful cuisine. Our bar and lounge is open for happy hour, Mon.-Fri. from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m..

150 W. 5th St., Millenium Hotel Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 352-2189

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Bistro on Elm
Bistro on Elm
Downtown Cincinnati
Bistro on Elm is a colorful and contemporary eatery and bar, and is on the Best Cincinnati Restaurants downtown. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Millennium Hotel's Bistro on Elm Restaurant, featuring a variety of flavorful cuisine. Our bar and lounge is open for happy hour, Mon.-Fri. from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m..

150 W. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Blind Lemon Café
Blind Lemon Café
Mt Adams
The Blind Lemon Cafe opened its’ doors on May 21, 1963. Through the years we have always offered a touch of old charm surrounded by beauty and history. You can enjoy nightly entertainment in the lush garden with cold weather, bonfires, and cocktail specialties. Over the years, many local and famous guests have stopped in and joined our Blind Lemon Family. Stop on down to the Blind lemon Cafe to become part of the family.

926 Hatch St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 241-3885

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Boca Restaurant & Bar
Boca Restaurant & Bar
Downtown Cincinnati
Boca is Chef/Owner David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one-of-a-kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef-driven cuisine with gracious service. Boca's design couples contemporary European and American stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an evening cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out in Cincinnati.

114 E. 6th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 542-2022

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Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steak House
Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steak House
Downtown Cincinnati
Award-winning Churrascaria. 15 cuts of beef, lamb, pork and poultry served tableside by authentic Brazilian Gauchos. Sumptuous salad bar, a feast in its own right. Perfect for large or small groups. Open for lunch, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 11-2 p.m. Zagat's Top U S Restaurants.

441 Vine St. Carew Tower- Ground Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-7111

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Booksellers on Fountain Square Cafe
Booksellers on Fountain Square Cafe
The Booksellers Café is located in downtown Cincinnati near Fountain Square. Our Café offers an assortment of goods featuring tasty entrees, such as Madisono’s creamy gelato. We not only offer tasty treat, but offer Italy’s number one coffee, LavAzza. Whether you are stopping by for a delicious treat or coffee, or to pick out a great read, The Booksellers Café has something for everyone.

505 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 258-2038

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BRU Burger Bar
BRU Burger Bar
Downtown Cincinnati
The hamburger is over 100 years old. It's a classic and an icon. BRU is an ode to our love, the burger. Welcome to BRU burger bar.

41 E. 6th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 463-6003

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Busken Bakery
Busken Bakery
Downtown Cincinnati
Busken Bakery is a full-line retail bakery with a goal of bringing fresh-baked joy into all of life’s moments. From the happiest of birthdays to times when offering somebody a donut makes all the difference in the world – baking and making memories every day is what we do. And considering we’ve been doing it since 1928, we’re not too shabby at it either. Enjoy.

650 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 246-4390

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Buzzed Bull Creamery
Buzzed Bull Creamery
Downtown Cincinnati
Creating made-to-order alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen desserts, Buzzed Bull Creamery believes life’s best moments are shared around dining and drinks. We invite adults to enjoy their favorite cocktail transformed into a frozen dessert (starting at ABV 5%) while kids are captivated by the mad scientist experiment to create their custom treat. Our innovative process provides a fully customized product hand-crafted from the cow up. From sizing, bases, flavors, mix-in’s and alcohol, our guests create their ideal frozen delight made entirely possible by liquid Nitrogen. Keep the buzz going with us and your taste buds will thank you.

1408 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 381-2899

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Caffe Barista & Deli
Caffe Barista & Deli
Downtown Cincinnati
Caffe Barista & Delia is a family friendly deli established in 2004. We are conveniently located between the Duke Energy Convention Center and Paul Brown Stadium. Whether you are heading to a meeting or a game, stop by and grab one of our delicious breakfast or lunch sandwiches, or our daily hot lunch specials. If you are looking for great food and free wi-fi, than Caffe Barista & Deli is the right shop for you!

231 W. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 333-0123

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Campanello's Restaurant
Campanello's Restaurant
Downtown Cincinnati
Campanello’s Italian Restaurant is located near the Duke Energy Convention Center and downtown hotels at 414 Central Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are one of Cincinnati’s most popular Italian restaurants. We are open for lunch and dinner and have a fully stocked bar. Our staff can accommodate small business events and group celebrations in our establishment or venue.

414 Central Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 721-9833

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CHE! Restaurant
CHE! Restaurant
Downtown Cincinnati
Ché is an Argentinian Restaurant & bar located at 1342 Walnut Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are a family restaurant that offers a warm, relaxing, rustic atmosphere. Our menu proudly includes freshly grilled empanadas, charcuteries; delicious meats, soups, pizzas, and gelatos. If you want a freshly-made meal with locally bought food come on down to the Ché Restaurant.

1342 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 978-1706

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Cherbourg Cyprus
Cherbourg Cyprus
Downtown Cincinnati
Cherbourg Cyprus will sit in the center of OTR as a budding new addition to the lively compact streets and corridors that now encompass that revitalized neighborhood. We will bring safe, quality, well-sourced gluten and nut free fare to our friends in Cincinnati. Our baked goods are made daily with love in small batches with minimally processed ingredients, from as many local resources as we can muster.

1804 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 827-9767

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Christian Moerlein Lager House
Christian Moerlein Lager House
Downtown Cincinnati
Christian Moerlein Lager house brings Cincinnati’s storied brewing history alive in their world-class restaurant and microbrewery. We offer a full line of Moerlein craft brews, as well as, grains spent brands, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats. If you want to experience 19th century food and beer come on down to Christian Moerlein Larger house for an experience you won’t forget!

115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-2337

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Cocktail Terrace at 21C
Cocktail Terrace at 21C
Downtown Cincinnati
Cool off with the cool kids on the Cocktail Terrace, Cincinnati’s hottest rooftop bar. Open seasonally, the Cocktail Terrace features handmade bottled cocktails, poptails, adult slushies and a laid back summer-time vibe. Enjoy wide comfortable outdoor seating with friends as the sun goes down. Did we mention the views?

609 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 578-6600

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