You didn’t think we were going to stop at Hipster did you? When you’re looking to turn up, these are the places you need to go, bro.
Cheap drinks and bar food. Yes, this place is the real deal. It’s no surprise that college students are here all the time, considering how close it is to UC. Trivia nights, karaoke nights, and drink specials you won’t believe. We’re talking $5 fish bowls. Seriously.
2. Tin Roof
The party is here. Tin Roof originally started in Nashville, and they aimed to bring the music city vibes with them to Cincinnati. The live music definitely has that feeling, and we’re not quite sure how they came up with the idea for Pizza Dillas but we’re glad they did. Cold beers, trivia nights every other week, and nights dedicated to local talent make this a great hang out spot.
3. Next Chapter
Come to Next Chapter for dinner, drinks, or weekend brunch. They’ve got some awesome outdoor seating, and usually some live music. If you come here to eat, make sure to get the Garage Burger. If you’re there to drink, get a bucket of beer with your friends. Or for yourself. Whatever.
Parties on deck, literally. Mt. Adams Pavilion was once a house, built in 1848, and has since been turned into a hot spot for college aged students to hang out, dance, and get wasted. You can count on live bands and DJs to keep the party going, and drink specials to keep you feeling good. Thursdays mean $1 Coors Lights, and happy hour is every weekday from 4:00-8:00pm.
5. Brothers Bar & Grill
This Newport bar is definitely a bro place to hang out. They’ve got drink specials all the time, like specialty $3 shots and $9 vodka buckets. Weekends start on Thursdays at Brothers, and the part doesn’t stop all weekend long. They’ve also got some pretty good food you can munch on, and a great patio that overlooks the river when the weather’s warm.
This former firehouse is huge, and a great place to go and party on a Friday or Saturday night. There’s a restaurant, lounge, nightclub, and pretty sweet patio, and all of them are equally entertaining. Whether it’s a live band or a DJ spinning some of the top 40 hits, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at Longworth’s. Make sure to check out their list of cocktails as well, there’s close to 100 of them there.
7. Pachinko Bar
The perfect place to grab a drink and see at least three people you went to high school with. Pachinkos is a seriously fun place to hang out, and they’ve got specials every night of the week, like free pool, live DJs, and $4 Breakfast Shots. Plus, they’ve got plenty of drinks on tap, so you’ll have tons of options. Tell Johnny we said hi.
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