21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Cocktail Terrace opens Tuesday

CINCINNATI - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati opens its rooftop Cocktail Terrace for the season on Tuesday.

The terrace is located on the downtown hotel's 11th floor and offers views of downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding area.

The menu focuses on cocktails but also offers a small selection of snacks from chef Michael Paley and his team at Metropole.

Cocktail Terrace features a rotating lineup of "poptails." These cooling popsicles act as ice, slowly melting into the accompanying cocktail.

Offerings include Strawberry Mint served with Old Forester Bourbon; Lavender Blueberry Lemon served in vodka and Limoncello; and two takes on classic summertime drinks, an Avocado Margarita and PiƱa Colada.

The menu also includes a rotating selection of warm weather cocktails including The Colonel with Bourbon, Luxardo cherry and orange and the Rum Dinger with rum, cantaloupe, basil and citrus.

The creation of 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati came after a major legal battle between evicted tenants of the Metropole Apartments and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC).

Former Metropole tenants sued 3CDC, The Model Group and others involved in the renovation of the downtown apartment building as a luxury hotel.

The settlement ordered the developers to pay $80,000 to the tenants and that quarterly meetings take place between the parties to discuss development projects and their impact on affordable housing.

The Cocktail Terrace opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and will be open Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 5 p.m.

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