PROLIM PLM’s fourth post in our “What to do around Cincinnati” features the Banks. The Banks, located right on the Ohio River, is rich with Cincinnati history and tradition. It is where both hometown teams are housed—Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark are located here. It has been undergoing major redevelopment since 2008 and thus offers beautiful green space and several new bars and restaurants. Views of the River can be enjoyed from almost every location listed below.
Made Famous by Cincinnati
The Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse
For the best barbeque in the country, stop by the Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse. It offers beautiful views of the Ohio River, a diverse menu, and the best ribs you’ve ever tasted.
It is located at 925 Riverside Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Moerlein Lager House
Inspired by the Christian Moelein Brewing Company which was founded in 1853 in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the Moerlein Lager House offers a wide variety of superior craft beers. This modern venue has outdoor seating for the summer months. Click here to view a list of their craft beers. It is located at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
Smale Riverfront Park
This beautiful park on the Ohio River celebrated its grand opening just one year ago. It has walking paths, water features, and scenic
gardens, as well as an expanded public overlook along the river. It is located at West Mehring Way Cincinnati, OH 45202.
This laid-back venue offers live music and events on almost every night of the week. They also have a menu featuring their made-from-scratch recipes and great drink specials. Click here to view a calendar of events.
Tin Roof is located at 160 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris boasts their food quality, only serving hand-selected steaks from the top 2% of the country’s beef. Seasonal specials, fresh seafood, and homemade sides are also on the menu. Click here to view their menu.
It is located at 100 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
WG Kitchen & Bar
New to the Banks, WG Kitchen & Bar provides its guests with a relaxed atmosphere to taste and learn about wine. They have a wine store on location, and offer a wide variety of appetizers, cheese plates, and full entrees. Click here to view their website.
They are located at 161 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
Experience traditional comfort food with Mahogany’s southern-inspired menu which holds over four generations of family recipes.
It is located at 180 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
Crave’s diverse menu features locally-sourced ingredients. Their chic atmosphere provides a great energy for guests. They also offer drink specials and a sushi bar. It is located at 175 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
Holy Grail Tavern & Grille
Located just 100 yards from home plate at Great American Ballpark, Holy Grail has 31 hi-def TVs and two outdoor patios, making it the
perfect place to grab a drink and watch the Red’s. They also offer a full food menu. Click here to view their menu.
They are located at 161 Joe Nuxhull Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).
Newly opened this spring, Yard House offers the widest draft beer selection at the Banks. They also have a wide variety of specialty drinks and wine, as well as a full food menu. Click here to visit their website.
It is located at 75 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Get directions).