8 Things To Enjoy In Cincinnati Before It Gets Too Cold


The temperature is getting colder, and soon we’ll all be looking out our windows on a Saturday evening thinking, “Should I really venture out into the white death to have a drink with my friends?” The answer to that question is yes. But before then, there are a few outdoor places you should enjoy.

1. Outdoor Seating At Eli’s BBQ

Luckily, Eli’s BBQ has heated tents when the weather starts getting too cold, and their Pulled Pork Sandwiches taste good year round. But you should take advantage of weather now and sit outside during the last few nice days of the season. Get the Mashed Potatoes and the Cheese Macaroni as your sides, and sip on an Ale 8. The smell of the meat smoking while you’re sitting outside is truly a treat.

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2. Incline Public House‘s Patio

Incline Public House has one of the best views in the city, so you definitely need to make sure to head over there and sit on their patio while it’s still warm enough. Lunch or dinner is always a great option, and Sunday brunch will leave you totally satisfied. Make sure you get some of their delicious bacon that they make in-house. Seriously, it has the best flavor.

Incline Patio

A�3. BrewRiver GastroPub‘s Patio

Serving some of the freshest, most original dishes in the Cincinnati area, if you haven’t visited BrewRiver GastroPub, you’re missing out. You need to head over to this restaurant before it gets too cold and sit on the patio. You’ll suddenly feel like you’ve been transported to The Bayou.

BrewRiver GastroPub PatioCredit: Travis Estell


4. Giant Jenga At Neons

Who knows how much longer you’ll be able to grab a drink and hang out outside at Neons? Once it gets too cold, you’ll be dreaming about summer, when you were able to wear shorts and sip your favorite cocktails. That’s why you need to go there stat. Grab your friends and have a Jenga match.

Neons Jenga


5. Brunch At Mayday

Yes, Mayday is one of the most fun bars to hang out at and see bands play in Northside. But it’s also one of the best places to grab brunch and sit outside. Get the Black Pepper Biscuits and Gravy, and a Bloody Mary.

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6. The Cocktail Terrace At 21C

Get a great view of Cincinnati at one of the classiest bars in the city. Dress up, treat yourself, and sip some fancy cocktails at the 21C. You’ll definitely find your visit more enjoyable while it’s warm enough that you can simply wear a light jacket.

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7. Back Patio At Django Western Taco

Yes, you definitely need to get some of your favorite tacos from Django and enjoy the awesome back patio before the weather gets too cold. The string of lights make for a very cool atmosphere. The Shrimp Taco is delicious, and you absolutely have to try the Honey Margarita. And the Guacamole.

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8. Courtyard At Iris Book Cafe

For a true escape in the middle of the city, head over to Iris Book Cafe and sit in their courtyard. You’ll definitely want to go while the weather is still nice. It’s the perfect place to unwind, read a book, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. You’ll completely forget about the busy things happening on the street outside.

Iris Book Cafe CourtyardCredit: Iris Book Cafe