Cincinnati June 08, 2018
11 Amazing Outdoor Patios To Lounge On In Cincinnati Right Now
As soon as the weather is nice in Cincinnati, everyone wants to head outdoors. In the cold, rain, and snow, we are stuck inside and forced to enjoy our favorite restaurants and bars within closed walls. Of course, these dining destinations all have beautiful interiors, but there’s nothing better than a meal and a drink al fresco. Now that the weather is (mostly) cooperating in Cincinnati, you’ll want to check out these 11 amazing outdoor patios throughout our town that you can lounge on right now.
1. Incline Public House
This favorite west side restaurant has some of the best views of downtown Cincinnati and you can enjoy them from their tiered outdoor patio. The menu is filled with delicious food and great drink options as well, so it's a lovely spot on a beautiful day for both eating and lounging. For more restaurants around town with amazing views, check out our previous article
Incline Public House is located at 2601 W. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45204.
2. Arnold's Bar and Grill
Arnold's Bar and Grill is one of those places in Cincinnati that absolutely must be on your bucket list to try at least once, and your time is best spent on their unique patio. From here you can enjoy the history of our city's oldest tavern, sip on a cold beer, and chow down on any number of their menu favorites. You'll also often find live music and plenty of friendly faces. For more information on Arnold's, check out previous article
Arnold's Bar and Grill is located at 210 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
3. Porch at Washington Park
Washington Park is a wonderful spot to lounge, and now with the addition of The Porch, there's even more opportunity to relax and enjoy this area. Gather with friends, order a drink and a snack, and take in the sights of this bustling and vibrant park. Learn all about The Porch at Washington Park from our previous article
The most colorful and artistic patio in Cincinnati can definitely be found at Mecca in OTR. This bar's outdoor space is unlike any other in the city as your senses are truly treated in every way possible. It's casual and inviting, and a sweet spot on a warm night.
Mecca is located at 1429 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
5. Queen City Radio
Also found in OTR, Queen City Radio is known for its large patio and fun-filled vibe. There are plenty of drink specials here, and you can also get a bite to eat from their tasty on-site food truck, which serves up burgers, chili dogs, fries, and more.
Queen City Radio is located at
222 W. 12th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
6. The Video Archive
The Video Archive is an eclectic bar that is filled with surprises. If you're a movie fan, this is the patio for you, as they often play movies on their outdoor cinema. The bar is actually hidden and disguised by a video storefront, so the mystery and intrigue of this destination also make it a fun one to try out. For more on this one-of-a-kind Cincinnati bar, check out our previous article
The Video Archive is located at 965 E. McMillan, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Rhinegeist is a popular gathering place with a large indoor space, but did you know about its rooftop patio? The city views from up here are amazing and the atmosphere is just as fun and relaxing as downstairs. Grab a locally made brew, order food from a nearby restaurant, and do some serious lounging on this welcoming patio.
Rhinegeist is located at 1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
8. MadTree Brewing
MadTree Brewing's Taproom in Oakley is a great spot to visit all year long, but definitely when you can enjoy the patio. It's dog-friendly, kid-friendly, wide open, and an ideal spot to hang out with drinks and pizza. For more information on MadTree, including the food served inside, check out our previous article
MadTree Brewing is located at 3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209.
9. Cabana on the River
For a riverfront patio to lounge on, head to the west side of Cincinnati and check out Cabana on the River. This seasonal restaurant is a tropical paradise right here on the Ohio River and has something for everyone. The food and drinks hit the spot, especially when sitting on the riverfront patio, which is basically any table at this open-air restaurant. For more information on Cabana, check out our previous article
Cabana on the River is located at 7445 Forbes Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233.
10. Lindner Family Cafe at the Taft Museum of Art
For a peaceful patio experience, visit the Lindner Family Cafe for lunch. This delightful little restaurant has a lovely patio and is tucked away inside the Taft Museum of Art. They offer freshly made, seasonal dishes in a beautiful garden setting. For more on this sweet lunch spot, check out our previous article
The Cafe is located at 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
11. Newport Beach Patio Bar
Not only can you lounge on the patio of this new Newport bar and restaurant, but you can swing with your toes in the sand too! Newport Beach Patio Bar is a tropical-themed eatery with great city views, a unique atmosphere, and great drinks and food. It's the ideal summer spot with a sandy patio, tropical drinks, and stunning Cincinnati views. For more on this tropical patio, check out our previous article
Newport Beach Patio Bar is located at 120 East 3rd St., Newport, KY 41071.
These 11 bars and restaurants have so much to offer and their amazing outdoor patios are definitely a highlight. Did your favorite outdoor patio in Cincinnati make our list? What others would you add? Please let us know in the comments!