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

4.6
4.6
743 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.
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. Reserve your spot for an intimate, unique performance in the Den or join us in the Rattle Room (front bar) on a walk-in basis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 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 743 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AF

    AlanF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the Gabriel Kahane performance, but the background noise was distracting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    It’s like a dingy college bar with dirty tables, cheap “vintage” inspired furniture, and OK cocktails.

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoThank you very much for your review. We strive to provide guests with an incomparable experience taking place 4 stories underground each and every night. In this case it appears we fell short of delivering that and we would love to discuss this directly. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, would you kindly send your contact information to me at adammichael@ghost-baby.comm Thank you so much and we look forward to speaking with you soon. Adammichael Gesell, General Manager.

  3. JK

    JessK

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Coolest spot in Cincinnati! So beautiful and the atmosphere was incredible. Server was kind but forgot our 2nd round of drinks and still charged for some of them. Other than that it was pretty perfect. Live music was very interesting, but would love to see some classic jazz in that space.

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoHello! Thank you for taking the time to make that review. We appreciate all feedback as we strive to provide guests with an incomparable experience taking place 4 stories underground each and every night. While it seems we were able to provide you with a great night, we believe that we can do better. Please feel free to send me your contact information so we can make your bill right, adammichael@ghost-baby.comm. Please note that our musical acts are published on our website, we love jazz too!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Only concern I had was the drink menu has gone down hill. Both drinks I tried were not good. I remember I used to come to ghost baby for the drinks but now I just come for the experience. Bring back Whiskey Business and other good tasting cocktails.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated at a great table with a sofa near the front of the stage. It was a lot of fun and the drinks were great!

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoThank you for the review! We greatly value any and all feedback, and love to hear we met our goal of providing you with an evening well spent. Hope to see you again soon!

  6. AG

    AdammichaelG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience from our entry to the stairwell, to our check being delivered. We really enjoyed our night out and felt special amongst a packed room. Would recommend Ghost Baby to anyone, whether for a celebration or just a night out. Thank you!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  8. AJ

    AprilJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    My girlfriend's and I loved everything about GHOAST BABY. We thought maybe you'll had food, but nothing was being served that evening

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoThank you for the review! We greatly value any and all feedback, and love to hear we met our goal of providing you with an evening well spent excluding the option of food. We are working on providing a few light bites, however we like to establish that we are strictly a bar and not a restaurant. Hopefully by the next time we see you we will have those light bites available, thank you!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food1service4ambience5
    Fun, swanky and cool.

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoThank you for the review! We greatly value any and all feedback, and love to hear we met our goal of providing you with an evening well spent. Hope to see you again soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience! My only complaint is our table was smooshed with three other girls next to myself and my boyfriend leaving very little room. Next time we will be having a bigger party to reserve a booth on the outside. It was also very loud before the band played, as you are in a tunnel essentially. Drinks were great. The band and burlesque dancers were the best part of the night! We will be coming back again the end of February.
  11. TM

    TheaterMom

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  12. RT

    RobertT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The fancy drinks are not great and drink service is slow as they wash the bar after each drink. Service is great and music. The chairs make you not want to stay. For the drink price it is not a good value
  13. H

    Hayley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our drinks were soooo good and we really loved the environment!! Our server was super sweet and we even got free champagne for our anniversary :) the live music was great. We will definitely be back!!
  14. NM

    NanetteM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the ambiance of Ghost Baby. The music we enjoyable. This was our second time, and the vibe is so chill.
  15. TO

    The3OC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute riot. New Years Eve here was easily the most fun night I had all year. The New Royals put on a hell of a show
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great experience for New Years Eve. The band is fantastic. Wait staff is very friendly and energetic. Drinks were slow and expensive…possibly
  17. O

    Onthe10brink

    Cincinnati

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love visiting Ghost Baby and I love bringing others there for the first time! It is such a unique venue with great music. Our server was attentive and friendly and we had a great time.
  18. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This is a great place to listen to music. Not a place to eat dinner so requiring a rating for food doesn’t really make sense
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    So fun! Ghost baby is always great, really a special Cincinnati spot

    Ghost BabyResponded 5 days agoThank you for the review! We greatly value any and all feedback, and love to hear we met our goal of providing you with an evening well spent. Hope to see you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the second we stepped in till we left we enjoyed our time on New Years Eve. Great start to our evening. The staff were all dressed to the nines- exquisite taste in glam. Everyone was attentive and delivered an amazing experience. Our drinks (#3) Smokey Old Fashioneds were beautifully presented and delicious. We had great seats our maitre’d provided. We will be back!
  21. MF

    MandyF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entertainment was great and you could still have a conversation without yelling. Drinks were delicious.
  22. KF

    KimF

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent except for the charcuterie board. I wouldn’t waste $19 on it.
  23. MV

    MikeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic…a must go. The musicians were spot on and the drinks sublime
  24. TK

    TessaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    I'm upset to have to leave a not-so-positive review because I've always had great experiences at Ghost Baby. However, when my friend and I went the other evening, after being greeted and getting our orders taken... that was it. Our drinks were brought out and after nearly an hour (yes, an hour) and our drinks being well beyond done, a different server (still never sure who our original server was because she turned into the host?) poured water into our non-water glasses without saying anything when we were intending to order another drink.... We just didn't say anything but that backfired as it then took ANOTHER hour to finally get someone's attention for us to finally pay our bill. We sat with empty glasses for a while and really had to leave but no one was stopping by. We finally flagged down the host who informed us that she would grab our server (who I thought was her?) and still.... no one came by for 15 more minutes. I finally got up and grabbed who I believe was the manager and we finally closed out. I'm glad we did because there was a couple standing right behind us for a while and we realized we were sitting in their reserved seats. We would've gotten up sooner for them (believe me, we wanted to) but there was literally no one closing us out. I understand there are busy nights but it almost seemed overbooked this evening as it was the most crowded I have seen it and not one employee was not running around to be able to approach.... I work in a restaurant so I get it and don't like to be this person but I just had to leave an honest review of this experience. I have a gut feeling we were neglected further service because my friend & I ordered mocktails and therefore were paying less.... I really hope this isn't the case but we've always had great service and the one time we don't order alcohol, waitress after waitress walks by our table, sees our empty glasses for OVER AN HOUR, and no stops by...

    Ghost BabyResponded on January 4, 2023Tessa, thank you for taking the time to provide such thorough feedback. We strive to make sure our guests have amazing experiences at Ghost Baby each and every time and it looks like we fell short. We would like to make it right. Please email us your contact information to RSVP@ghost-baby so that we may personally connect and invite you back as our guest.

  25. DB

    DezmanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    It’s a nice atmosphere but the fact that they don’t have food is a bummer that would make it even better!
  26. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ghost Baby is such a unique experience. The ambiance is amazing. The band we saw was fresh, fun and funky. Drinks and deserts yummy! Highly recommend.
  27. RO

    RebeccaO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and vibe. Evan and Riley were amazing performers!!
  28. SG

    SamG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I keep telling everyone that you pay more for ambiance than anything else when dining and drinking in Cincinnati. Ghost Baby is no exception. Shoot the lock off your wallet and go have some pops. BTW, novelty joints are a dime a dozen in other metropolitan areas and most won’t rip you off because they want you to come back.
  29. Y

    Yummy

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    What a cool place to lounge and listen while sipping on delicious cocktails! I highly recommend this place for a fun night on the town. Eat dinner first, because they have only a couple of snacks on the menu. We really enjoyed the musicians and just overall ambience.
  30. EK

    EricK

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Christmas present
  31. AS

    AlexisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We had a reservation which didn’t seem to matter. Our server was extremely rude. She gave us menus and expected us to order immediately. We obviously weren’t ready so someone else took our order or brought our drinks. She came very soon after we got our drinks and asked if someone gave us our check yet and then took the check away as my friend was signing the tip. I’ve never had such rude service at Ghost Baby. We were rushed and basically pushed out. It’s unfortunate because we had been planning that visit for a while.
  32. KR

    KarenR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Didn’t have food but the cocktails were phenomenal! The service was actually a 5. hit the submit too fast! Great music, great space, great people!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect!
  35. D

    Disappointed

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Came to see Mandy Gaines. Very disappointed that she canceled. Know it’s not your fault but ended up with a short show as a replacement. Then had to leave our table before the next real show.

    Ghost BabyResponded on December 19, 2022Hello! We are so sorry you were unable to see the show you came here for. We also wish Mandy would have been able to perform but we look forward to hosting Mandy again soon! We hope when that day comes you decide to try us again so we can deliver a five star experience to you. We are sorry for the inconveniences, wishing you a happy holidays!

  36. GH

    GhostHunterXL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    3/5. Very few ghosts. Babies also scarce. Would bang.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere - drinks are good - music is INSANE and WONDERFUL - a must do to start you off for a great night out!!! Perfect cocktail lounge!

    Ghost BabyResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We are constantly trying to improve and are eager to take care of you again. Looking forward to giving you another great experience. Happy Holidays!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience5
    Love this place!!
  39. TW

    TaylorW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of friends for my birthday. Wonderful place to celebrate! Great drinks, great service, great time!

    Ghost BabyResponded on December 19, 2022Hello! We are very happy to hear you had such a good time celebrating with us, we look forward to hosting you again soon! Happy Holidays!

  40. AK

    AnthonyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere. Drinks are on the more expensive side. The reserved room has chairs that are a little uncomfortable for extended periods of time.

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 743 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 72 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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