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15 Best Happy Hour Places In Cincinnati, Ohio (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on May 2, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Ohio’s cultural and artistic capital, Cincinnati, is located along the Ohio River – home to the popular Cincinnati Bengals.

But the bars and restos in this place are awesome. So, our team planned a week-long vacation to try its greatest happy hour spots.

Check out the list of places where we’ve experienced the best happy hour in Cincinnati. Keep reading.

Top 15 Happy Hour Places To Try In Cincinnati, OH

15. Aster

Address: 8 East 4th Street, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-6PM Tuesday-Sunday

We like the interior of Aster – exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large exposed iron beams. This full bar and dining menu can accommodate private events.

Their signature cocktails & drinks, and elevated snacks make for a great Happy Hour, like the Fig Dandy, Voodoo Lily, Moonville cocktails, pressed sandwiches, and more.

14. Yard House

Yard House

Address: 95 E Freedom Way, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 3PM-6PM Monday-Friday

There are various drink specials, including house wine, draft beer, cocktails, and spirits, with a $2 discount.

We also like the food specials, including small plates, cheese dip, pizza, and many appetizers.

13. Via Vite

Via Vite

Address: 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-6PM Monday-Saturday

This is an excellent spot to enjoy watching the fountain from the rooftop while having a couple of drinks and pizza -with a reggae band playing.

This upscale restaurant has elevated Italian dishes, various craft cocktails, beer, and house wine by the glass.

12. Lost & Found OTR

Lost & Found OTR

Address: 22 E 14th St, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-7PM Monday-Friday, 2PM-5PM Saturday-Sunday

This is one of the district’s most festive and famous places. We scored cheap beer, wine bottles, and cocktails during happy hours.

Their extensive menu offers unusual sandwiches and salads around, like Cubano, featuring a combination of pork, swiss, cottage ham, and mustard on Cuban bread.

11. Unwind Wine Bar & Light Fare

Unwind Wine Bar & Light Fare

Address: 3435 Michigan Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-7PM Tuesday-Friday

Located in Hyde Park Square, this spot is a charming wine bar with a beautiful courtyard, a large wood-burning fireplace, delicious food – small plates, and an artisan cheese board.

We’re elated about the $2-$ discount on all wine bottles and 60z wine pours.

10. Homemakers Bar

Homemakers Bar

Address: 39 E 13th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-7PM Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 1PM-4PM Sat

This modern, retro cocktail bar crafts unique customer experiences. Various beverages, snacks, events, and cocktail classes are available.

The food, the atmosphere, and the staff are excellent. The music and atmosphere on Saturday nights were great while enjoying a glass of your favorite drink.

9. Queen City Exchange

Queen City Exchange

Address: 32 W Court St, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-9PM Wednesday-Sunday

The Queen City Exchange is a modern sports bar with exposed brick walls, minimal decor, and urban murals.

Their prices are among the best in town, and they have 41 different kinds of beer on tap, bottles, cans, and hard seltzers.

This is one of the happy hour menus full of beer cheese – classic and good alcoholic slushies.

8. Quan Hapa

Quan Hapa

Address: 1331 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 3PM-6PM Thursday-Wednesday (Except Monday)

Quan Hapa serves various draft beer selections on tap – from herbal lager to pilsner to IPA. It’s not too far from the Cincinnati Museum Center.

If you happen to be there, check out Quan Hapa. Their beers are extensive, and our favorite is their Pils Mafia.

7. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Address: 1124 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: Until 7PM Daily

This is a must-visit for anyone looking for an adult playground. It has over 50 arcade games, with a wide beer selection, wine, and cocktail drinks.

The large multi-story building has an industrial-themed interior and a bowling alley and bocce ball court.

6. Orchids at Palm Court

Orchids at Palm Court

Address: 35 W 5th St, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-6PM Tuesday-Sat

If you like the luxurious vibe, this fine-dining bar & lounge is a must-visit spot. Score cocktails, entrees, wine by the glass, desserts, and more.

5. Morton’s The Steakhouse

Address: 441 Vine St Suite 1H, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-7PM Sunday-Thursday, 4PM-6PM Friday

Morton’s is the place to go if you want the best appetizers. But you can also find great deals on cocktails, like their Bulleit Bourbon Old-Fashioned, plus bottles of wine (Cincinnati reds, whites, Champagne, Rose, and Sparkling wine).

4. The Righteous Room

The Righteous Room

Address: 641 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-8PM Mon-Sat

The Righteous Room is an edgy and artsy bar near the Aronoff Center (within the Central Business District).

“Some bars choose to only serve food during happy hour, a period of time designed to draw a crowd with special pricing and promotions.”

– Ray Foley, Irish TV Host

Their happy hour specials serve extensive select wines and draught beer selections.

3. Adriatico’s New York Style

Adriatico's New York Style

Address: 113 West McMillan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Happy Hour Deals: 3PM-6PM Monday-Friday

This list won’t be completed without Adriatico’s NY Style. Find great deals in this spot, including draft beer, shots, bottles of wine (and wines by the glass), buckets, and appetizers. Enjoy their food and beers from Monday – Friday.

2. Rhinehaus 

Rhinehaus

Address: 119 E 12th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 4PM-7PM Monday-Friday

Rhinheaus’ Happy Hours are held daily, offering a variety of beverages, cocktails, house wines by the glass, draft beers, and well drinks.

Try their Washington Rhino shot, combining sour apple schnapps and cranberries.

1. Japp’s – Since 1879

Rhinehaus

Address: 1134 Main St, Cincy, OH 45202

Happy Hour Deals: 6PM-9PM Tuesday-Sunday

Japp’s is an upscale cocktail bar serving a variety of beers [1] and great drinks, with live music.

We love the discounts on draft beers and signature cocktails like Dizzy Dancing and Aurora Nova they offer.

Try their Espresso Martini, made with vodka, coffee, and Kahlua.

FAQs 

What are the best times for happy hour within Cincinnati? 

The best time for happy hour in Cincinnati is between 5PM to 7PM when restaurants and bars experience a lull.

What is the most popular happy hour drink in Cincinnati?

The most popular happy hour drink in Cincinnati is a Martini. Apart from that, staples are beer, house wines, domestic drafts, and well-drinks.

In Conclusion

In Cincinnati, you’ll find a variety of bars and restaurants serving great food and drink at great prices – whether you’re looking for an adult arcade, sports bar, or a trendy sandwich shop.

Besides, you can find the best happy hour within the district, where you can score half-price draught beer selections, wine pours, well-drinks [2], cocktails, and more.

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/beer
  2. https://www.lightspeedhq.com/blog/well-drinks/#

Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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