Ghost Baby

4.7
192 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
If you have a reservation, please check in with the host at the front door before waiting in line. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes.

Walk-ins are always welcome and are typically seated in the front bar. Reservations can be seated in the front room or the back room based on nightly capacity.

Ghost Baby exists to rattle the extraordinary. Buried five stories under Vine Street, this cocktail lounge and music venue claims a 170-year-old space that once served as a lagering tunnel for Champion Brewing. Come as you are and enjoy an inventive cocktail, a stiff drink, your favorite canned beer, or a glass of our hand-selected wine or champagne. We also offer a selection of light bites and desserts. Reserve your spot for an intimate, unique performance in the Den or join us in the front bar on a walk-in basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.9
ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great singer. Need to time it.

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, went to see a friend dj. Hope in the future there will be some allowance for dancing a bit, otherwise lovely!

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AlexanderR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting and we couldn’t wait to go back! We thought the quartet playing was okay but the volume of the music was so loud that we only stayed for one drink. We were seated right in the middle of the room, about 3 tables back from the stage so I think maybe that’s why it was so loud. We were so bummed we had to leave so soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food we had was delicious but definitely not a place for a meal. We tried the Charcuterie for 2 from Rhined OTR, it was perfect. The cannoli were great and the tiramisu was rich and decadent, a large enough portion for two definitely. The cocktails were perfection we tried a variety of gin and bourbon based drinks each with great attention to balance in flavor profiles. The service was just okay. The fact that the entrance wasn't marked and the doorman acted like we weren't supposed to be there was weird rather than charming or mysterious which is what I assumed they were going for. We did not get to enjoy the music as our reservations were pretty early but the sound check sounded good. The atmosphere inside the joint is beautiful, it would've been cool if it weren't full of rich white people only. Maybe more appeal to the neighborhood that they've planted themselves in more?

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Reservation was ready and waiting for us. Great drinks, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Cool place for after-dinner drinks and dessert. The jazz trio was outstanding, the space is extraordinary and the bar service is great. Food is limited, though the Del Gardo cannolis were tasty. The only knock is the music playing between sets — it was way too loud, making it very difficult to have conversations with friends sitting right next to each other. Easy fix and we asked a couple of the servers, but no response.

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LauraB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe. Such a cool location. Interesting cocktails and a decent wine list. I’d love to see more variety on the food menu but what we sampled was excellent. It’s not a place for conversation as it is a bit loud; however, we loved the live entertainment.

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Kitty
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Singers with band would be nice or DJ. Disco lights turned on right before we left! I've been twice and never saw them on. Definitely adds to ambience so should be kept on at all times. Very cool place but pricey

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PaddyC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ghost Baby is a cool place with a very cool vibe. The live music guitar duet was good. The ambience of this place-in-an-old-beer-cave night club is the number 1 hit! We will definitely go again after a fine dinner downtown or in OTR.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed due to water break

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place

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TBS85
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great time had my all. Will come back again soon.

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JennyM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and cocktails! Probably my favorite club in Cincy

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JaclynS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place to feel fancy.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly accommodating and we received drinks fast. The disco ball can me a lot and music very loud- overall pleased.

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Liss
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ghost Baby was truly a one-of-a kind experience. You’re taken down to the lowest level then suddenly you’re in a lively room full of beautiful music and passionate energy. I will definitely be coming back!!

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vipMarybethD
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Live music. Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Staff was kind. Price for product was high. The volume was pretty loud. Would have personally wanted a more chill, jazzy setting given the ambiance but it was still a good night.

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vipRanM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. The blend of the architecture and the design are excellent. Loved the live music and the acoustics. Drinks were perfect. Service was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Loved the atmosphere! I requested booth seating in my reservation, but we were sat front row for the performer, so it wasn’t what we preferred but arguably best seat in the house. Drink prices a little steep. If you are strictly there to enjoy the performer, keep in mind the background noise can be loud. Overall, great experience & we look forward to a future visit.

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sarahb
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is unlike anything in cincinnati....it is unmatched. I love this place because I can go at 4 or 5 o'clock and be home by 8 or 9 and feel like I've been out all night clubbing. It is rare because all ages are there and there is something for every adult .

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vipHazelscravings
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is Wonderful... just one request; please bring my Lagavulin 16 back 😜

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LeslieD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous new place to visit - the ambiance is off the chain delightful, it's like diving into a glorious secret underground oasis. Wonderful singer when we were there - Jeannie is amazing. The cocktails are a delight - Tequila Mockingbird, Lady Palmer, etc - creative and delicious.

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vipJacquesL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Amazing place with great love music, strongly recommend to others , plan to be a regular at Gosht babe

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MIssyW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everyone needs to visit once! Great ambiance - very awesome!

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EmilyCincy43219
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The environment and drinks are amazing! However, service is slow and they tend to get orders mixed up. Double check your receipt before you cash out.

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183lady
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere and vibes are very cool and chill. Cocktails are delicious as are the desserts. Service was excellent.

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Merissa
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saint was fantastic as our waitress! She was attentive and kind hearted. She also gave great recommendations and made sure we were never empty handed. She made our experience that much better! Would have liked to hear more live music. Only had about 45 minutes of it and the time between sets was very long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Didn’t try the food so I couldn’t properly rate it but we had an absolute blast. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipHazelscravings
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful specially the singer (Jeannie).

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TerrahK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I had to remind myself many times that I was not at a popular jazz club in a Paris but that I was experiencing a magical night in my beloved Queen city. Ghost Baby is a gift that I hope everyone who loves jazz (or will love jazz) gets to experience.

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bobbyp
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food1service3ambience5

Had a lovely time with old friends. Pretty bummed that the disco ball was not functioning (or the light that shoots onto it)

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vipJessicaP
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool experience and fun night. The music was great and I would highly recommend for a different experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it... The staff was cool and down to earth. The live music was out of this world.

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red4040
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

slow service, the drinks were good though. We didn't care for the musician.

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AmberR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great uniqe place. I will be going back. Loved the vibe of this place.

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DanielleL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The entire place is incredible, live music... funky yet classy! We will be coming back for sure.

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EdwardRobert
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were there from 7:00-7:30, while waiting for a table at The Eagle. The music playing on the sound system was a bit too loud. The service was excellent, but we only had time for one drink. We had hoped to make it back later in the evening, when there would be live music, but there was no reservation available, so we went to Nostalgia OTR instead, which has a very nice outdoor patio.

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ADSADS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ghost Baby is SUCH a hidden gem of Cincinnati! A gorgeous bar with amazing cocktails and great live music! I could not recommend it enough!!!!

FAQs

Ghost Baby is rated 4.7 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.