Nothing beats a night out with live music in a great atmosphere.  Everyone loves a concert in a big venue with big name band, but there are many smaller local venues that serve up cold drinks and great music in a smaller setting.  We put together a list of great spots around town to find a great night of music and a fun date night out!

NKY & Cincinnati Live Music Venues

Northern Kentucky:

  • Hofbrauhaus – Hofbrauhaus has live entertainment 6 nights a week made up of local talent. Great food and good music, doesn’t get much better than that.
  • Wunderbar – The best Brussels sprouts and pretzels you’ll ever find, and great live, local music.
  • Bobby Mackey’s – Get your line dance on! If country music is your thing, then this is the spot.


  • Bogarts – A Cincinnati staple since the ‘70’s. Great music from the local area and beyond.
  • Northside Tavern – Everything from live band karaoke to local talent in a great spot. Drink specials and local brews on tap.
  • The Mad Frog – A local favorite and long-time player in the live music scene.
  • MOTR Pub – Something fun every night of the week from comedy to live local talent.

Who did we miss?  Tell us in the comments!

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