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

- West Suburban Living



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 Hofbräuhaus, 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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13th Street Alley
Downtown
If you are looking for a delicious Philly Cheesesteak, head on down to the 13th Street Alley-A Taste of Philly. The 13th Street Alley offers a walk-up window with excellent food and service. Not only are their Philly Cheesesteaks exceptional, but their fries, lemonade, rice bowls, and veggie hoagie will have you keep coming back for more.

126 E. 13th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 813-8000

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A Tavola Pizza Bar & Trattoria
Downtown
Serves traditional wood-fire pizzas, antipasti, salads and small plates, using the freshest artisanal ingredients. Bar specializes in craft cocktails, craft beer and unique wines.

1220 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 246-0192

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AC Upper Deck
Downtown
With full skyline views of Cincinnati and easy access to Great American Ball Park right across the street, our rooftop bar is the perfect place to start or end your night. Watch the sunset while sipping and savoring in this stylish atmosphere. AC Upper Deck is a seasonal restaurant and bar.

135 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 744-9900

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Arnold's Bar & Grill
Downtown
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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Auntie Anne's Carew Tower
Downtown
Enjoy our world famous pretzels and lemonade. We offer a variety of pretzel products to satisfy all of your needs. We cater and deliver to all hotels and businesses in Downtown Cincy!

441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-8500

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Bakersfield OTR
Downtown
Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey! Bakersfield features authentic street Mexican fare with the BEST TACOS IN THE CITY AND THE WIDEST SELECTIONS OF BOURBONS AND TEQUILAS. Very affordable, as well.

1213 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 579-0446

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Blind Lemon Café
Downtown
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
Downtown
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
Downtown
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
Downtown
The Booksellers Café is downtown directly across from Fountain Square. We serve sandwiches, salads, pastries, espresso, coffee, tea, and fruit smoothies. Folks come here specially for Gramma Debbie's Vegan Chili from Findlay Market. We also serve World-Famous Chicken Salad made by Chef's Cafe. Our coffee is locally roasted at Coffee Break Roasting Company. Our Hot Ham & Brie was a Staff Pick in the 2019 CityBeat Best of Cincinnati poll. Whether you are stopping by for lunch, coffee, or a snack, the Booksellers Café has something for you!

505 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 258-2038

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Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
Downtown
Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey is dedicated to reviving the American Pioneering spirit providing a one of a kind dining experience focused on comfort food.

1201 Broadway St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 381-2666

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BrewRiver GastroPub
Downtown
Chef-inspired, using only the best handpicked local ingredients. We offer an inspiring & accessible culinary experience at a value. Cincinnati's finest GastroPub with the largest selection of locally brewed beers!

2062 Riverside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 861-2484

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Brick and Mortar
Downtown
You can expect a unique & diverse dining experience at Brick & Mortar located in the beautiful and historic Cincinnatian Hotel. We are an upscale Gastro-Pub delivering excellent service with a locally-influenced menu. Start off with our Cadillac Wings marinated with deep flavors, fried to perfection and tossed in Sweet Thai Chilli sauce or try our delicious Vine Street Burger. Whatever you try we trust in our flavors enough that it will have you coming back for more!

601 Vine St.,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 381-3000

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BRU Burger Bar
Downtown
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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Bruegger's Bagels
Downtown
Your neighborhood bakery providing a large selection of signature coffees, premium soups, speciality sandwiches & bagels. 6 am-3 pm Mon-Fri, 7 am-3 pm Sat, 8 am-3 pm Sun.

6 East 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-2320

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Caffe Barista & Deli
Downtown
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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CHE Argentinian Restaurant
Downtown
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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Cocktail Terrace at 21C
Downtown
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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Condado Tacos
Downtown
At Condado, we're all about the tacos, tequila, and margaritas (but we're also pretty fond of our whiskeys, guacamole and craft drafts.) Our main attraction is the build-your-own taco starting at $3.5 - 4.5, where choices range from the toppings all the way down to the shell. Unlike other taco joints, we let you choose exactly what you want and however many you want. We pride ourselves on having fresh ingredients made every single day- from our salsa, toppings, and proteins to our house-made tortilla chops.

195 Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 263-1172

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Corkopolis
Downtown
Corkopolis is a distinctly urban wine market and bar set in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, at the center of the city’s core revitalization. Corkopolis is committed to the best in selection, expertise and customer service. We offer a curated selection of fine wine and craft beer, along with a bar experience geared toward discovery. The bar features a rotating list of wine by the glass, wine and craft beer on tap, and signature hand-crafted cocktails.

640 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 381-3752

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