Over-the-Rhine is one of the largest neighborhoods in North America. Locally known as OTR, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Place. Tourists from all over head here for a glimpse of its 19th-century, Italianate architecture. It has previously been compared to the likes of the French Quarter in New Orleans and Greenwich Village in New York City. Notable and famous residents of this district include Buddy Gray, Jim Tarbell, and Venus Ramney. When in town, catch the Second Sunday On Main street festival featuring art exhibitions, craft vendors, food stalls and live entertainment.
In the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood lies this 150-year-old park where many community activities take place. A popular spot for walking, jogging, and biking for locals, Washington Park boasts a playground and interactive water park. The park also hosts an array of cultural events like concerts, festivals, markets, and more. In 2012, Washington Park underwent extensive renovations that included an expansion and the addition of underground parking. Come for a quiet afternoon or local festivities, just don't miss out on Washington Park on your tour of Cincinnati.
This performing arts center is named after Ohio senator Stanley Aronoff. Designed by well-known architect Cesar Pelli, the Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, making it a premier performing arts venue around town. Events hosted here range from dance and theater productions to musicals and visual art exhibitions. Education programs, prominent events, and even tours are also offered here. Whether you prefer comedy or drama, audio or visual, you'll love the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
The Marx Theatre is one of the event venues located in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. It is set with state-of-the-art light and sound amenities assuring every show is a success. Some of the few live performances include acts like Misery, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, A Christmas Carol and many more.
For a change of scenery from the regular downtown nightlife, head north to the Go Bananas comedy club. This fun-filled club opens its door almost every day to some of the best comedians nationwide. Be prepared for a side-splitting jokes from noted artists like Bill Burr, Tony Woods, and Troy Baxley, all of whom have repeatedly performed here. Go Bananas is the perfect place to unwind with your friends, and for a comedy club, the bartenders mix some pretty mean cocktails. If you want to keep the fun going after catching a show, head next door to McLevy's Pub, where most of the comedians hang out. Call in advance or go online for your tickets as these tend to sell out quickly.
Just when the dust settled after the closure of Southgate House's on 3rd Street, the brains behind this magnificent venture revived the glorious concert venue in an old dilapidated church on 6th Street. Considered to be one of the best places to listen to live music in the country, this live music venue/ bar continues the tradition of bringing the best talents in music for the music lovers of Newport. Having hosted magnificent and award-winning bands like The Black Keys, White Stripes and Guided by Voices, as well as bluegrass stalwarts like Jimmy Martin and Ralph Stanley, one can expect many such performances in the future. Grab the drinks specials from the bar and groove to outstanding live music given out by the artists and bands at The Southgate House Revival.
The 213 Listening Room is a multipurpose event space inviting locals to have great entertainment. The venue is open for rehearsals, film screening, poetry recitals, musical concerts and for big and small events. The locals also gather here for community events and group discussions. If you are looking for a small but comfortable place to socialize then don't forget to drop by here.
Woodward Theater is a historic event venue built in 1913. Various upcoming and established artists delight the audience with hip-hop, soul, R&B and other musical renditions. You can enjoy a drink in their bar area while enjoying the music. The versatile space also accommodates private events and parties.