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An underground whisper beckons... - Ghost Baby, Cincinnati, OH

Ghost Baby

4.6
4.6
645 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The front bar does not require reservations and is seated on a first come first serve basis, based on available seating.

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.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:45 am

  • Phone number

    (513) 381-5333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Parking details

    Washington Park Garage & Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Hot Spot

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Late Night Find

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cincinnati

    Hot Spot

  • Cincinnati

    Late Night Find

  • Cincinnati

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JP

    JillP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food1service2ambience4
    The experience and drinks were great. The charcuterie boards we awful, it included 2 horrible cheeses and some type of meat and some stale almonds. Awful
  2. AR

    AmyR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Ghost baby is a great place- unique and trendy in a cool atmosphere! Music and service were awesome. We enjoyed our cocktails too! The desserts we ordered- tiramisu and cannolis were AWFUL- do not order! The beer selection was very weak and it was sad they don’t have more local beers on the list. The food and beer needs so improvements but otherwise it’s a great place!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Ellie is phenomenal!!!
  4. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This unique speakeasy should be on everyone's must-visit list!
  5. D

    Darrenm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    My first time there was fantastic! The drinks were great! The vibes were unmatched! The music was a 10…slightly too loud, but wasn’t a big problem at all. The venue was phenomenal! My two minor complaints were the service and food. We received our first round pretty quickly, but it took about 20-30 mins to get a second round as the servers were as attentive as i would of liked them to be. Also considering as it wasn’t that busy. I also saw a couple beside us get sat but no one came up to them until about 10-15 mins later. My second complaint would be the food. I enjoyed the charcuterie board, but i wish there were one or two more options in terms of small bites to eat. Both are easy fixes in my opinion. Would i return to ghost baby? ABSOLUTELY! One of my favorite spots in the city. I would of rated it 5 stars if there were a little more attentiveness to the tables. I am definitely excited to go back and enjoy my time.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t be happier with everything!
  7. AS

    AaronS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. I took friends from out of the area and they loved the ambiance, drinks and music.
  8. W

    Willow912

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Coolest bar in Cincy, located several stories under OTR. Live music or DJ - it’s a pretty loud bar but it’s one of a kind. Make reservations!
  9. RJ

    RobnJenn

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Ambience and the table service was outstanding. Band was good, staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Will definitely recommend and return whenever I'm in town. It's a MUST!
  10. TC

    TonyaC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    There is not a food option at Ghost Baby unless you want a charcuterie option or desert option. Everything they do offer is 5 stars. This is a fun night out from start to finish.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a unique atmosphere!! Our waitress was great. She was attentive but not over attentive. The charcuterie board was the perfect snack to go with our drinks. And the drinks were very unique as well. Unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.
  12. RT

    ReneeT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We wanted to check this place out. There are large rounded banquettes on the sides of the room that are apparently reservable, but I didn't know how to do it, so we were stuck in the middle at small tables with hard chairs. It was very loud, you had to basically shout to converse with your neighbor. This was before the live performers started. They were out of two items we tried to order, a flavored hemp drink and the cheese charcuterie. The one bright spot was the Laura Palmer drink; it was very good. So I basically surmised the reason for the Esquire's "best bar" list placement was to drum up business during Blink in October.
  13. F

    Foodlie

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a cool concept and the entertainment was fabulous! Staff needs to be a little more friendly.
  14. K

    Kaitlin

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a very cool atmosphere, the service was good, drinks were delicious!
  15. KB

    KevinB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been wanting to come here for months, but various last-minute trips and illness has been getting in the way. Now that we finally made it, I can say we'll be back as soon as possible. The drinks were great, the live entertainment fun and the service friendly, upbeat and helpful. What a fun evening!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    We were there at the end of the evening and
  17. MN

    MarkN

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome venue for hanging out listening to nice jazz and having a few drinks. We capped off our night out here and had a blast. All the staff were amazing and recognized our special occasion as we made our way to be seated. And then there’s Big T, what a great soul. I’m certain you can’t find a better person to have to greeting people at the entrance. Hope to come back again next time we stay overnight in Cincinnati.
  18. A

    Andrea

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Went with a group of 4 friends. They were out of Chardonnay and the seltzers. Couldn’t make one of the mixed drinks that was requested by another. One friend was charged for the drink they were out of. The service was terrible. Overall a very disappointing experience
  19. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw this cool looking bar on Google, was just going to show up but last minute saw one reservation and so glad I got it because it was sold out for the night. Drinks were amazing and the vibe was amazing. Bathrooms even matched the aesthetic.
  20. BR

    BonnieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Not a place to eat. Just to enjoy the music and atmosphere. Wish the mirror ball would be turned on when afew songs play earlier gives such a beautiful and unique look to the room. Most people don’t know it’s there and the power of its beauty to light up a room
  21. E

    Eclecticdiner1

    Cincinnati

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service- liked the charcuterie and cocktails! Live music always nice in such a unique environment!!
  22. AW

    AWESOME

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Service was mediocre, drinks were over priced. They were out of food on a Saturday night and they didn’t have a band… It’s a cool place to go once…or take people visiting, but it wouldn’t be on my weekend list of places to go.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Drinks were poorly made food was terrible charcuterie board did not include meat or crackers entertainment was mediocreService was good ambience is beautiful
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience! Yummy drinks & great love music
  25. MH

    MariaH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is excellent from the front door to the table. Great crowd, EXCELLENT MUSIC and a singularity unique atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friends and I knew the band playing
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    It wasn't busy when we arrived and were seated promptly. However no one came to take order and after waiting 15 minutes I had to ask to order It took another 20 minutes to actually get a drink which was just a simple straight bourbon on rocks. Very frustrating as this is a unique cool spot but afraid service needs to improve before I will return
  28. CJ

    CarlaJDavis

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to listen to music. Great customer service and the drinks were fabulous. Highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved big T at the front door!!
  30. XZ

    XiaoliZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    It is a cool place to hang out. The ambiance is great.
  31. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and great experience. Drinks are very expensive but really good (they don't skimp on the alchohol). I did not try the food but I'm sure it's good. Definitely recommend to at least visit once.
  32. DN

    DanaeN

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Venue! We went with another couple, both of us was celebrating our wedding anniversaries. I had been there several times and it has always been a great experience, so bringing other for their celebration was awesome. Brian at the main bar was the best...amazing customer service the whole evening!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, highly recommend
  34. M

    Meggie

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Fun night out with an eclectic ambiance. Because of the architecture, the echo was loud and it was hard to hear the person sitting next to you as well as hard to hear the band playing. The energy of the place was great. Make sure to make reservations so you can actually experience the back room. Make sure to also bring a jacket because it gets pretty chilly.
  35. DK

    DavidK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great ambience. Very cool vibe and location. We had to wait a long time to get drinks, so much that I ordered two in case it took a long time again (probably wasn’t necessary).
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience! Mercedes took great care of us and the music was incredible! Will definitely be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The bouncer was welcoming and charismatic. The staff were focused and accommodating. The bar was reminiscent of the 1920’s. The lighting set a cool and suave mood. The music amplified the vibe. Everyone was in good spirits. We will go again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting ghost baby. We did not dine, but the cocktails we tried were fantastic. Atmosphere is incredible for date night out
  39. CB

    CandaceB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Wonderful feel of a secret night club. Service was great. It would be good if there were more food options but I can see where that is probably not possible with the building.
  40. B

    Brittny

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Aesthetic and the vibe was great the service was amazing the seating was not so good definitely doesn’t make you want to stay for a long time. If you were lucky enough to get a booth good for you if you’re stuck in the tiny chairs squeezed in the middle basically sitting on the person behind and in front of you you won’t want to stay long.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ghost Baby is rated 4.6 stars by 645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
Google Map for Ghost Baby

1314 Republic St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:45 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Washington Park Garage & Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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