EAST END

Running along the Ohio River, East End is a Cincinnati treasure and only fourteen minutes away from downtown. Known for its Victorian homes, memorable churches, and diverse neighborhoods, East End is the perfect place to visit when staying in Cincinnati. 

 

Kellogg Avenue is the lifeline of East End, with many of its most popular destinations planted on this road. East End parks like Alms Park and Otto Armleder Park are great places to spend the day with your family. 

best BBQ Cincinnati

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eli's bbq

Low-key BBQ  joint with backyard seating

Tip: BYOB!

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226

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Cincinnati has had the joy of having Eli's BBQ since 2011, and they have been making a killing ever since. Their primary location is on Riverside Drive along the Ohio River and they also have a location at Findlay Market, and can be found in several Kroger's around town.

 

Try their city famous BBQ at any of these locations, and remember to bring your favorite drink to their Riverside location for BYOB. 

Best For: Lunch, Family picnic 

best wine bar Cincinnati

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EMMA WINE BAR

Self Dispensing Wine Bar 

3227 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226

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EMMA: Wine With Friends makes drinking and sampling wines more social and approachable for wine tasters at any experience level. Their comfortable and friendly tasting room is unique to Cincinnati, offering self-service wine dispensers. Patrons can sample a wide selection of quality wines at their own pace.

They also serve wine by the bottle to enjoy at the bar or to go, as well as a cooler for of 6 packs.

Best For: Wine fans  

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The Hi-Mark

Industrial cocktail & craft beer bar

Happy Hour: M-F 3pm-6pm 

3229 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226

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Once an old damaged home, now a bar with exposed brick, The Hi-Mark offers a unique aesthetic that few other bars can match in the East End. With multiple floors of open seating and games to play on the bottom floor, this pub has the perfect combination of grit and pleasure.  The local owners of Eli's BBQ and Quan Hapa designed this menu especially for Asian Street food lovers in Cincinnati.

Best For: Happy hour, Casual Lunch or Dinner 

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3229 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226

local post

Post Office turned Bar & Eatery

Happy Hour: Mon-Sun 3pm-6pm 

3923 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

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An old post office turned into a Local Bar and Eatery, the Local Post has an impressive menu with American favorites such as pizza, wings and sandwiches. They have classic cocktails and a great draft list too. The perfect bar, with the ideal vibe, doesn't get much better than that.

Best For: Happy hour