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The Blind Lemon

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Mount Adams
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936 Hatch St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1529
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Lebanon, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

A truly unique experience--every time, in every season. It's a tiny hole-in-the-wall, through a narrow passage just outside the Mt Adams Bar & Grille, down a few steps into a simple basement without a roof. But it's simple eclectic decorations interacting well-tended garden spaces give it a graceful natural ambiance. A lace- leafed Japanese maple grows out of a stone... More 

Thank Joe H
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We love this place! Outdoor area open even when cold with a firepit and live music! Cute, cozy, interesting indoor area. A must visit!

Thank 87debrab
dayton ohio
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stopped here after dinner. From 800 pm till midnight it has live music. We had a jazz musician on a Wednesday night. Fun place to drink and relax. Would go back

Thank otisdawg
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

After dinner with some friends for a birthday, we went to the Blind Lemon for a nightcap. Great live music, friendly wait staff, and reasonably priced drinks. In warm weather there is also an outside patio.

Thank E M
Singapore, null, Singapore
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Went here on a snowy night with my dad. I thought it would be dead because the outdoor area was unusable, but instead found a little cozy oasis complete with a roaring fire inside. It was the perfect place on a winter night. I was with my dad but it would be great for a date! They make good alcoholi/hot... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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346 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Hands down my favorite bar in Cincy--of course it has some history and some personal history for me. I always have a drink here when I visit. It's tiny inside but heavy on groovy and the outdoor courtyard is fab in cooler weather (probably warm weather too) If you are visiting Cincy, try to fit a stop in for an... More 

Thank MrsH0dges
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Historic bar with outdoor seating and entertainment. Friendly wait staff and good selection if spirits make this spot a must when in Mt. Adams. Outdoor seating is a must. Do miss the fire pit, but a propane heater is available for chilly nights.

Thank macnmiles
Harrison, OH
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

First of all, this isn't a restaurant, it's a bar with a great courtyard and live music. My wife and I went on a Saturday to listen to the live music and the music was good but there were so many groups of 4 that were more interested in talking then listening to the music. We would have probably done... More 

1 Thank cort43202
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A must, you get to this tiny little Bar (one of oldest in city) by walking down a small passageway, completely enclosed very old world.

2 Thank 611Richard1946
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fine place for boozing albeit expensive but this is not a restaurant . . . as in they don't serve food and never have. There used to be a great pizza restaurant next door but it is long gone. TA needs to devise another system (page) for rating such establishments.

1 Thank NatiDaddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:30 am
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Hatch St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Mount Adams
  • Neighborhood: Mount Adams
  • Phone Number: 513-241-3885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?