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Top 7 rooftop bars in Cincinnati

If you're looking for a breezy rooftop bar where you can quench your thirst on a nice night, look no further. From The Blind Pig's hidden entrance to The Terrace Rooftop Bar at JACK Casino's view of twinkling city lights, Cincy Weekend has you covered.

Rooftop bar at 21c Museum Hotel.

Cocktail Terrace at 21c

The Cocktail Terrace at 21c Museum Hotel feels like entering a private club– but with poptails.

To begin your journey, enter the marked door off Gano Alley and take the elevator to the 11th floor rooftop.

Signature drink: The poptail. Whether you’re ready to Kiki with friends or Gin and Berr’ It, get The D.L. on their full cocktail menu here.

Open seasonally, Monday-Saturday at 5 p.m.

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Rooftop Terrace Bar at JACK Casino Cincinnati.

Terrace Rooftop Bar

Come for the wide selection of cigars and premium scotch and bourbon flights. Stay for the cozy couches and fire pits.

Signature drink: Premium flights of Lagavulin, Macallan and Johnny Walker.

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Blind Pig rooftop patio in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Blind Pig

The “speakeasy for the modern age” has direct views of Paul Brown Stadium AND Great American Ballpark. Better yet? Flatbreads, tacos, nachos– you name it, it’s on their menu.

The entrance is hidden from plain sight.  How does one “get up there?” Enter via O’Malley’s in the Alley, and look confused. (Or turn left)

Signature drink: Into Fireball? Absolut? This bar has a rotating list of seriously discounted liquor specials in addition to craft beers on tap.


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Rhinegeist Brewery's Rooftop Deck

Rhinegeist Rooftop Deck

The award-winning local brewery Rhinegeist celebrated its 3rd anniversary this year. What better way to pay tribute to the craft than by opening a rooftop deck with glorious views?

Signature Drink: A selection of standby, seasonal and experimental beers brewed in-house.

Rooftop hours are weather-permitting. To find out if Rhinegeist’s rooftop is open on the day you’d like to go, click here.

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Krueger's Tavern in OTR has a rooftop patio.

Kreuger's Tavern

Old world expectations with ground-in-house daily sausages and burgers, out-of-this-world flavors.

Come for a meal, expect a wait and to leave with a full belly.

Try: A pitcher of John Dalys. The tea/ lemonade/Tito’s concoction is perfect for a breezy summer day on the patio.

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Cincinnati's Top Of The Park rooftop terrace

Top Of The Park

Featuring 360-degree views of downtown and the Ohio River, Top of the Park is a hidden gem atop the Marriott Residence Inn downtown.

Bonus? The space is available for private events.

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The view from Incline Public House, Cincinnati.

Incline Public House

Driving up to Incline Public House, you’ll see how the establishment got its name. The restaurant is known for brunch and  spectacular views of the city.

Located just west of downtown, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the sun and an appetizer outside while waiting for a table.

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Cincinnati is known for Bengals football, Flying Pigs and our world-famous chili scene. But have you tried a poptail with a view? It's just one of the tasty surprises the Queen City's rooftop bar scene has to offer.