This Iconic Alley Pub Is Cincinnati’s Oldest Hole-In-The-Wall Destination

Cincinnati is filled with hidden streets and alleys, especially downtown, that have an incredible history. The expression “If these walls could talk,” definitely applies to these areas of our city that have seen more than a lifetime of activity. The oldest bar and tavern in Cincinnati, that we featured here is definitely one of those places, but tucked away in an alley lies a hole-in-the-wall public house that has been the source of countless memories for over 100 years. O’Malley’s in the Alley is an iconic alley pub that’s filled with history, yet remains a popular local destination today. It’s Cincinnati’s oldest hole-in-the-wall dive bar and pub, and if you have yet to try a drink and a sandwich inside, it’s time to make your way there.

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O’Malley’s in the Alley may be a hole-in-the-wall, hidden in an alley, but for over 100 years it’s been an iconic local destination for Cincinnatians and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Is this one of your favorite dive bars in Cincy? What other historic local restaurants do you love? Let us know in the comments!

O’Malley’s is located at 25 Ogden Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit their website here and follow along with them on Facebook here.

And if you’re curious what the oldest restaurant in Cincinnati is, check out our previous article here.