Wine and Craft Cocktails

Cincinnati was once the wine-making capital of the nation. During the 1800s, not only did the Ohio River make for a fertile place to grow grapes, but the hills of the Queen City, filled with limestone, provided the perfect topography for vine roots to grow deep. During the 1840s through the 1860s, with more vines planted in the Cincinnati area than anywhere else in the country, this city was producing more wine than any other region. Cincinnati was the Napa Valley of the time.

Get transported to the Old World at Sundry & Vice, where the drinks harken back to the days when alcohol had its medicinal purposes; or at Japp’s, an historic hair & wig store turned cocktail bar where the drinks are based on recipes as old as the 145-year-old building. Drink in unparalleled city and riverfront views at Top of the Park rooftop bar; or soak in the contemporary atmosphere at the 21C Museum Hotel’s Cocktail Terrace, named a Top 10 Rooftop Bar in the country by USA Today. Movie lovers can enjoy themed cocktails at Video Archive, a Quentin Tarantino-themed speakeasy, or at the Overlook Lodge, a lodge-style bar inspired by, “The Shining.”