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“A SURPRISE Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Blind Lemon

The Blind Lemon
Ranked #60 of 1,883 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Mount Adams
Columbus Ohio
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A SURPRISE Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The place is like no other I have been~in Mt Adams District, the walkway, brick is worn as you walk down to the rear outdoor "garden area". You would not think that you are in the city! A huge Firepit, and space heaters, great music, and drink service, around the fire!

Our server, was great, friendly, efficient~told her she was the best we had encountered all weekend! I had a great coffee drink, actually two~delish~"adult beverage".

It is a very romantic spot, as there were several couples, as well as groups of all ages, nice mix~different seating arrangements as well~they also have in door area~which we did not visit~ we visited here for a couple of hours enjoying our spiked coffee's and fire and conversation~they also have a full bar and food~ would recommend this hidden gem!

It's next door to the Mt Adams Bar and Grill~ on Hatch Street~it is a "local loved hangout" worth the visit~ You won't be sorry~

Visited October 2012
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English first
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best bar in the world, hands down, no contest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

What is not to love about the Blind Lemon? The secretive entryway down a narrow staircase, the beautiful courtyard, the cozy atmosphere inside, friendly owner and staff, live entertainment, and good drinks all add to the charm of the place! Try their hot buttered rum on a cold night! Great place to spend New Year's, too if you don't want a large, rowdy crowd.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cozy Courtyard + Good Food/Drinks = Conversation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I love making my way up the hill to Mt. Adams to spend time with a friend in the Blind Lemon courtyard. This is a great place for a little romantic spot, meeting up with a long lost friend, or just making an excuse to meet up with a friend. It might go something like this, "We haven't been to the Blind Lemon in much too long. ...Do you have plans this evening? ...no, let's go." It's as simple as that. Now go. Enjoy.

Visited May 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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“A First Date Must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

If you are on a date and want to impress the girl or guy you are with, go here. It is kind of windy and funky. In the winter time, they have the fireplaces burning, it is warm and toasty, and they have nice music to listen to. There is also a back yard with a fire pit that is great in the spring and autumn. You should also go to the City View Tavern.

  • Visited April 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“World-famous music bar in heart of Mt Adams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The Blind Lemon is a destination in the heart of a destination. Come for drinks and live music after dinner. You go through a narrow stone corridor to the entrance. There is live music every night, and it is always at least good, often suoerior, and occassionally world class. Just look at the names on the bronze plaques to the right as you go in for famous artists that have played there. And you never know when one will show up. This is a favorite spot for people "in the know" from Cincinnati, and you may see real estate tycoons, judges, and comapmny presidents mixing with ordinary joes out to hear great music. When the weather is nice, the music is in the lovely courtyard; otherwise, it is inside, where the top of the wall is lined with interesting model trains, copper pots, and other artifacts. Well worth the visit!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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