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Arnold's Bar & Grill

210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #94 of 1,728 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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76 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I am consistently on the lookout for places to enjoy a bite to eat and drinks outside. For some reason, it's hard to come by in this area unless you want to go to a chain type of place and I don't. I absolutely love the vibe of the outdoor patio and the food was REALLY good, there was a... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow.... what can I say... Food was excellent... Beer was great... and the atmosphere... you gotta see for yourself.... you walk in to a bar scene and depending on how busy you can get a nice outside seating in a courtyard surrounded by buildings and not truly open aire but quite nice... or they take you upstairs to an interesting... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

From the outside you would never guess that this tiny building is not only a fantastic restaurant with unique and delicious foods, but also a class act bar with a huge selection of beer and great service. Sitting outside on the patio it feels like you are sitting in historic New Orleans.

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Bellbrook, Ohio, Usa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to have dinner and listen to music on the patio. Patio was nice but it got very stuffy once it was full of people. A few fans would have made that area much easier to hang out in. The music was very entertaining and I would go see them again. ( Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is one of the best I have been to in Cincy. Matching up live music (Jazz on the last night I was there) with great food, good service and good beer..... Had an extremely nice evening with some colleagues, will definitely be back!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you love history then Arnold's is for you. Great patio space out back with great music. Any review you read won't do this place justice, so go down and check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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Sacramento, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a little bar and grill that a friend had recommended. We stopped by to have a beer. It's not the largest bar but then it's been around since the 1860's. Don't let the small space scare you away because you keep walking past the bar and you find a nice size patio and more seating. We didn't eat... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were in Cincinnati for our annual trip to Kings Island. We had 4 adults and 4 kids ranging from ages 5-10 years old. We had just spend the day before at Kings Island and that day we had spent 6 hours at the pool. We wanted a restaurant that was downtown and had outdoor seating. By the time we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Arnold's Bar & Grill is a long time treasure in downtown Cincinnati. We often eat there before a show downtown. It has a great little bar where everyone feels at home. Don't let the unassuming street view deceive you: the interior is an experience. The outdoor patio was our favorite. However, last time we were there it was covered by... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We met in Cincinnati for a convention, and we chose Arnold's for an informal get-together. I reserved a private room 2 months ahead of time, and they were great to work with, and provided us with our own menu. The service was great. It's the oldest bar in Cincinnati, so space is tight, but the wait staff handled it very... More

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