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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Cincinnati

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Cincinnati? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (392)
$30 and under
Eastern European
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Eastern European inspired vodka bar serving spirits and cuisine from the Old Country in the heart of Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH.
Top review
DanielleLvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
A cozy spot to get delightful Eastern European delights, inventive cocktails, and an unrivaled selection of worldwide vodkas. Don't miss out on the house-infused vodkas - get a flight to try four that tickle your fancy!
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4.7
4.7 (1221)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Our Rattle Room welcomes you when joining us 4 floors below Vine street. The Rattle Room does not require reservations and is seated on a first come first serve basis.
Reservations are recommended and prioritized for our Den. If you have a reservation, please check in with the host at the front door before waiting in line. Reservations in our Den will be held for 15 minutes and are a total of 2 hours long (Excluding Saturday reservations before 6:30 which are an hour and a half). We do not serve food.

Ghost Baby exists to rattle the extraordinary. Our cocktail lounge and music venue claims a 170-year-old space that once served as a lagering tunnel for a brewing company. Come as you are and enjoy an inventive cocktail, a stiff drink, your favorite canned beer, or a glass of our hand-selected wine. 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.

21+ | Dress Code Enforced
Top review
JoeZ
Dined 1 day ago
Great time. Seated right away, very accommodating. Drinks were excellent.
A photo of Kozue Sushi & Ramen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (13)
$30 and under
Sushi
Montgomery
About the restaurant
Kozue Sushi & Ramen NOW OPEN!

offer authentic Sushi & Ramen, located in Montgomery.
Top review
amydvip
Dined 2 days ago
The drinks and sushi were wonderful! Great presentation. The Love Roll! Yum!
A photo of Quan Hapa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (58)
$30 and under
Asian
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Quan Hapa in Cincinnati, OH is an eatery that offers up some tasty options based on the theme of Asian street food.


Top review
DoctorB
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
The meal of vegetable brith and noodles just hit the spot.
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4.6
4.6 (93)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Covington
About the restaurant
Laid back atmosphere, Top 100 Bourbon Bar in the Country, High-End Cocktails at a reasonable price, Nice patio, Scratch Kitchen with Daily Specials, Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm Monday-Friday, In a very walkable neighborhood
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was excellent and I WILL be back. We both cleaned our plates. I recommend the fish and also the cheese grits!!!
A photo of Churchill's Bourbon & Brew restaurant
4.5
4.5 (113)
$30 and under
American
Florence
About the restaurant
Make way for all your favorites—and plenty more—at Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew located inside Turfway Park Racing and Gaming. Dig into a stacked menu featuring everything from tantalizing starters and fresh salads to awesome burgers, hearty sandwiches, and mouthwatering entrees. Save some room for dessert, including brownies with ice cream, cheesecake, and more sweet treats.

Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew also features an extensive bourbon selection, in addition to a wide variety of beers and wines, along with specialty cocktails that are sure to keep the good times flowing. Plus, catch all the big sports games on our 300" big screen TV and enjoy free live music on the weekends by the region’s best bands!

Please note - Must be 21 and older to enter Bourbon & Brew.

***All parties over 10 guests will automatically be one check with a 20% gratuity.
Top review
Chris0329vip
Dined 3 days ago
We have been to these dinners a few times now and enjoy them..service is excellent and food good. We're served much smaller portions this time. Steak was too small and thin and overcooked. Wine samples were good but too small. Love Meiomi wines. We can never hear the speaker...too noisy.
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4.3
4.3 (109)
$30 and under
American
Springdale
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The staff was amazing and the food was good I love coming on wendsays
A photo of Wild Ginger Asian Bistro restaurant
4.3
4.3 (139)
$30 and under
Sushi
Norwood
About the restaurant
Welcome to Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, the most hip Thai and Sushi restaurant in Hyde Park. At Wild Ginger, you will discover a unique combination of our authentic Thai food and wide ranges of different styles of sushi. Come join us and let your dining experience exceed your expectations! Locally owned and operated with a dedication to fine food and excellent service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
The food was good! The yum yum sauce was not! The 20% gratuity for two people is questionable! I tip for great service and understand mandatory gratuities for larger parties… but not to people! 3 meat combination hibachi is 41 dollars. Nice establishment a bit pricey for what they serving and how they are serving!
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4.1
4.1 (24)
$30 and under
Breakfast
East Walnut Hills
About the restaurant
“At 6 ‘N The Mornin', we value the fact that breakfast
is the most important meal of the day. So it’s our goal to ensure you get the biggest meal
for your hard-earned dollar.”
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Always a great experience and vibe here! The food speaks for itself! This is about my 3rd or 4th time here since they opened in walnut hills. I will definitely continue to support the business.
A photo of Overlook Kitchen + Bar restaurant
3.9
3.9 (174)
$30 and under
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Welcome to Overlook Kitchen + Bar at The Summit Hotel!

Indulge in handcrafted cocktails featuring the finest local ingredients in this trendy, casual environment. Located on the fourth floor, Overlook Kitchen + Bar is your go-to for cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients and irresistible dishes featuring local, seasonal produce and artisan meats. Grab a seat at the bar or head to the 3,800 sq ft outdoor patio for cocktails and conversation alongside commanding views.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Mother’s Day Brunch was outstanding. Best variety of food options and everything tasted great.
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