10 Rooftop Bars to Check Out in Cincinnati

Looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful weather and socialize? Enjoy a nice beverage at some of the best rooftop bars the Queen City has to offer.

Rooftop bar at 21c Museum Hotel.
Cocktail Terrace at 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, OH.

Cocktail Terrace at 21c

Cool off this season at the 21c museum and hotel cocktail terrace. Have a sip of some boozy slushies or poptails while enjoying a nice view of the city.

The cocktail terrace is open Tuesday thru Saturday at 5 p.m.

AC Upper Deck

AC Upper Deck at the Banks

Sitting right across from Great American Ballpark, the AC Hotel upper deck is excellent spot to watch the fireworks on a Friday night after a Reds win.

Hours: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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Pins Mechanical

The bowling and arcade bar located on Main Street in Over the Rhine will showcase its rooftop patio on Thursday, April 18 starting at 4 p.m. The bar includes a bocce bar court, giant jenga, firepits, and more.

Hours: Sunday: Noon-1am; Monday-Wednesday: 4pm-1am; Thursday-Friday: 4pm-2:30am; Saturday: Noon-2:30am

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Blind Pig rooftop patio in Cincinnati, Ohio
Blind Pig rooftop patio in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Blind Pig

The Blind Pig is a perfect “modern speakeasy”spot to enjoy an ice cold beer or cocktails before a Reds game. They also serve jumbo wings, tacos, flatbreads, and more.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.  Happy hour: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Krueger's Tavern in OTR has a rooftop patio.

Krueger's Tavern

This place is located in the heart of Over the Rhine. Their sizzling burgers along with their wide selection of beers go hand in hand. Krueger’s Tavern rooftop patio has a bar and is beautifully lit at night.

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery's Rooftop Deck
Rhinegeist Brewery's Rooftop Deck

Rhinegeist Rooftop Deck

Enjoy a perfectly poured craft beer with friends and/or family on this large deck over looking Over the Rhine. Rooftop hours are weather permitting.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Credit: Phelps Bar/Top of the Park's Facebook page.

Top of the Park

Enjoy a nice Queen City mule or a 4th Street Sangria while eating tapas-style food at this classy rooftop bar. This Cincinnati bar sits on the upper deck of the Phelps hotel, owned by the Marriot. Listen to live entertainment while taking in the beautiful view.

Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday: Closed.

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The view from Incline Public House, Cincinnati.
The view from Incline Public House, Cincinnati.

Incline Public House

Appreciate the view of the Cincinnati skyline from the West End. This historic establishment is known for their Grippo’s Mac and Cheese and their short rib poutine. Enjoy their food with a nice craft beer on their 1400 square foot deck, weather permitting.

Hours: Monday and Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sundays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Credit: Mt. Adams Pavilion's Facebook page.

Mt. Adams Pavilion

This bar is in the heart of Mt. Adams and in the spring/summer it is the place to be at. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky while enjoying a Queen City sour or a Kentucky mule with some pretzel kebabs or a cheese quesadilla.

Bar hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kitchen hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Via Vite Italian Restaurant

This Italian restaurant is located right on top of Fountain Square. It is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cocktail while eating handcrafted lasagna and watching a concert on the P&G stage.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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