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New and Expanded Food Menu

Serving Over 80 Different Wines

1/2 price wines specials every Tuesday

Pet Friendly with Paws on the Patio night every Thursday!

Private Party Room Available for Rent

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B est Re p l a cement F o r N e o n ’ s For several years, Neons Unplugged was the place to be for al fresco drinking in Over-the-Rhine, be you a Friday-night millennial or Sunday-afternoon old-timer watching the Bengals have their asses handed to them in the final moments of some meaningless game. Neighborhood residents and bar-goers were all broken up to hear they were closing their doors for good in 2016. Just in the nick of time, renovations were completed at a nearby defunct auto repair shop, and everyone’s favorite new (therapy-)dog-friendly beer garden and bar was born. Queen City Radio boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, its own food truck, fire pits and far superior restrooms. There’s no place we’d rather go any time of the week to imbibe while petting other people’s dogs. Queen City Radio, 222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-0918, qcrbar.com.

Company have established themselves within about a five-minute drive from each other. Last fall, Streetside Brewery completed the easternly craft beer triumvirate, opening a mere three-minute walk from Blank Slate and featuring playfully named brews like Raspberry Beret and a Stranger Things-named beer called “011 (EL)” (if you haven’t seen the series… oh my god, why haven’t you seen the series?!). The more breweries the merrier. Hit up all three — no two beers taste alike. Bad Tom Smith Brewing Company, 4720 Eastern Ave., East End, badtomsmithbrewing. com; Blank Slate Brewing Company, 4233 Airport Road, East End, blankslatebeer. com; Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave., East End, streetsidebrewery.com.

B e s t N e w Do w n t o w n L i v e J a zz H a n g o u t If you follow the music/pop culture press, Jazz music (particularly in a live setting) has died a million times over. Even if that was true, it must mean Jazz cats have nine million lives. The great American artform has proven its endurance over and over

again. Every time Cincinnati’s Jazz club scene takes a shot (like the Blue Wisp Jazz Club closing or last year’s Schwartz Point end with the passing of local legend/club founder Ed Moss), someone seems to step up. Joining Washington Platform on the downtown live Jazz scene most recently has been the Bromwell’s Härth Lounge, with its classy and romantic but laid-back and welcoming atmosphere and a rotation of local Jazz piano greats, including Steve Schmidt and Phil DeGreg, among other Jazz performers. Bromwell’s Härth Lounge, 125 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-6213473, bromwellsharthlounge.com.

B e s t M a ss i v e B r e w e r y E x pa ns ion Cincinnati is exploding with new craft breweries these days, but that doesn’t mean the early entries into the market are resting on their laurels. The latest massive investment by a local brewery was MadTree Brewing’s $18 million expansion in Oakley. After just two years, the company realized the need for MadTree 2.0, presumably due to the high demand for its

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