Dates come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes drinks and light bites are perfect for spending a fun evening out with your special someone. There are tons of places to enjoy a great happy hour throughout the Cincinnati area, and on the plus side, happy hours are also budget-friendly! We’ve got the scoop on some noteworthy happy hours in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, so what are you waiting for?
Via Vite – Downtown
Highlights: Many spaces to enjoy happy hour: alfresco – courtyard, piazza bar and terrace, Indoors – main bar and chef’s table.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm; 50% off all beer, wine by the glass and cocktails. In addition, they have a Happy Hour menu featuring a variety of discounted Italian dishes.
Cricket Lounge – Downtown
Highlights: Experience the historical charm of The Cincinnatian Hotel, and enjoy lighter fare options prepared in the notable Palace Restaurant kitchen.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday, 4-7 pm; $8 burger and fries with a house wine or beer, plus 20% off all menu items.
Chart House – Newport
Highlights: Waterfront views, and don’t miss their Taste and Tini Special – $10 Appetizer & Martini (available in lounge and bar only on Wednesdays).
Happy Hour Specials: Every day, 4:30-7 pm; $7 cocktails, $6 wines by the glass, $5 well spirits, $4.50 domestic drafts, $5 import/specialty drafts and $4-$7 food choices.
Bar Louie – Oakley Station & Newport on the Levee
Highlights: Late night Happy Hour Monday-Thursday, Tuesday Ber Nights and $1 Burger Nights on Wednesdays.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm & Monday-Thursday 10 pm-Midnight; $3.50 drafts, $4.50 wines, $5.50 signature martinis, half-price select appetizers & flatbreads.
UNWIND – Hyde Park
Highlights: Amazing atmosphere inside and out – cozy relaxing spaces throughout and a wonderful patio with a fire pit to enjoy.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm; $5 off other wine bottles (excludes Cellar List & Featured Flights), $2 off 6 oz. wine pours and $2 off appetizers (excludes Artisan Cheese Board).
Keystone – Hyde Park, Covington & Clifton
Highlights: A relaxed atmosphere and specials offered throughout the week. Their famous Mac & Cheese is half-price on Mondays.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm; half-price appetizers, half-price bottles of wine, $2 off signature cocktails, $2 off select drafts and $2 domestics.
Highlights: Happy Hour offered every day, and if you like oysters, this is your place – go on Thursdays!
Happy Hour Specials: Every day, 5-7 pm; $1.50 oysters, $1 off draft beer, $1 off select wines and on Thursdays ALL DAY/NIGHT – $1 oysters, $1 Tecate and $6 martinis.
Dee Felice – Covington
Highlights: A variety of specials throughout the week and live Jazz Thursday-Sunday.
Happy Hour Specials: Half-price appetizers and wine on Mondays, all night on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Jag’s – West Chester
Highlights: Fine-dining atmosphere, gourmet buffet, piano bar with live entertainment beginning at 5 pm.
Happy Hour Specials: Fridays, 5-7 pm; Happy Hour Gourmet Buffet – $14.95 per person and special drink pricing.
Residence Inn – Downtown
Highlights: Two great spots to enjoy – Phelps Bar, featuring small bites, wines, and hand-crafted cocktails and Top of the Park, a rooftop lounge with spectacular views.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday, 4-7 pm.
Teller’s – Hyde Park
Highlights: Seasonally-changing menu, second-story patio and expansive bar serving 30 beers on tap, 20 wines by the glass and over 120 bottled wines.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday–Friday, 4-6 pm; $6 appetizers 4-7 pm: $1 off draft beers, $3 off wine by the glass, $3.50 well drinks and $2 selected bottle domestic beers.
Ruth’s Chris – The Banks
Highlights: Experience the upscale atmosphere of their steak house, and do not miss their SIZZLE, SWIZZLE, SWIRL Happy Hour Menu!
Happy Hour Specials: Monday – Friday, 4:00-6:30 pm.
Trio Bistro – Kenwood
Highlights: Great location with an upscale comfortable environment.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday–Friday: 4-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 1-7 pm; $5 select wines, $4 select liquors, $5 draft beers $4 domestic and import $5 craft bottles and cans and a variety of bar bites.
KAZE – OTR
Highlights: Happy Hour offered on weekends, several bar options within the space – sushi bar, main bar and a beer garden, plus half-price wine bottles on Sundays.
Happy Hour Specials: Tuesday-Friday: 4-7 pm, Saturday: 4-6 pm and Sunday: 4-Close; an exclusive Happy Hour menu featuring $5 specialty cocktails, discounted select sushi rolls, $4.50 ramen, and half price bottles on Sunday.
The Celestial: The Incline Lounge – Mt. Adams
Highlights: Amazing views of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River.
Happy Hour Specials: Monday-Friday, 4- 6:30 pm; $3.50 well drinks, $2.75 domestic beers, $3.75 premium and import beers, $5 house wines and a variety of appetizer specials.