A kitschy faux-German village in Covington with lots of restored 19th century shops, restaurants, and homes.
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I'd read about this area on several travel blogs and sites. I was excited to try it, as the descriptions made it sound like a great place to visit. It really just about 3 blocks of bars and places to eat with a small walkway/boulevard area with some flowers and benches. There was a live band playing when I was there, but it was country music, so I didn't want to stick around for that. There just wasn't really much to do other than drink, and none of the food places really grabbed our attention, so we decided to cross back over to the Cincy side.
Written June 2, 2023
Feb 2021 • Solo
we (my dog and i) chose a little airbnb set on the middle of this historic area. i can’t say there is lots to do, but certainly a nice place for a walk (to admire the architecture) and a meal. if you’re visiting cinci, it’s worth a visit. i’m a senior, it’s mostly young people around here, but i felt very safe.
Written February 24, 2021
My wife and I stayed at a hotel on the corner of Madison and 7th St, so a short walk to MainStrasse. It was a chilly evening with temperatures in the teens. The Goose Girl Fountain was not lit up, but could see some of it in the dark. Goebel Park was nice - even at night and in the cold, the clock tower was impressive. The main 'gripe' with the walk is that business owners along Main Street do a very poor job shoveling their sidewalk. My wife fell on ice on the 600 block of main street, injuring her elbow and back.
Written February 18, 2021
May 2022 • Solo
Nice experience of historic buildings and great food. Went to Straße Haus and the place offers food after 4 PM. Street is LGBTQ friendly and is currently showing support for Ukraine.
Written May 26, 2022
Great place for a basic lunch. small quaint place, 1 page menu. Everything I've had has been good. I eat at the bar and the service has always been good. I've felt welcome there from the 1st visit even though it seems to be a locals bar. The burgers are good, I like the Strasse Burger. Have had some of the daily specials and always pleased
Written February 20, 2020
We love MainStrasse Village! It's a great polace to visit when in the area. You've got these really unique shoppes, and a dozen friendly bars & restaurants that range from incredible fine dining and live jazz at Dee Felice to the best Fish n Chips I have ever tasted at Cock & Bull English Pub. The Pub also has 18 imports on tap for the true beer lover!! Don't miss there great festivals either!!!! Mardi Gras is a hoot and the Maifest and Oktoberfest are over 200,000 attendees. All in a neighborhood, cozy atmosphere. You'll feel lkike you actually visited this town by visiting MainStrasse versus the corporate "megamall" places.
Written October 10, 2002
Feb 2014 • Couples
Great town to eat, drink and have fun. No matter what you like, you will be able to find it at MainStrasse Village. There is a lot of choices for food, drinks and entertainment. A place you can visit for than once.
Written May 18, 2014
Oct 2016 • Family
My Family and I were along the river side in downtown Cincinnati. I had researched cool parks around the area and found this clock tower. We crossed the bridge on foot and walked to the park. Granted it was quiet a distance to walk we were excited to see all the tower had to offer. When we arrived, the area was very sketchy. The park was run down and even had several homeless people on benches and under the pavilion. It looked as if a drug deal was happening. It was a few minutes before the hour so we stayed despite the uncomfortable situation because we had walked so far. The clock was not even running and never chimed or had a puppet show. We were very disappointed. We made our way back through the German community which was very lovely with a few cool looking shops.I would never recommend anyone travel to this park!!
Written October 31, 2016
Mar 2014 • Friends
Plenty of parking, lots of very different mid priced restaurants. A few arty shops. The old brick buildings are beautiful. It's a gem, worth exploring.
Written March 20, 2014
Mar 2014 • Couples
While staying the night in Covington, decided to take the shuttle down to MainStrasse Village for their Mardi Gras parade and celebration. While there were plenty of places to get food or an adult beverage, the parade was also very family friendly. Families with children were having fun as well as just adults. Look forward to attending other events at the Village!
Written March 8, 2014
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