CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati awards

CINCINNATI - CityBeat unveiled their Best of Cincinnati awards this week, with the winners of all things Cincinnati as voted on by you.

The winners were celebrated at an all-you-can-eat-and-drink event in Northside Wednesday night.

Below are a list of winners in various categories. You can read the full list at

Arts & Nightlife

Overall Bar


2. Neons Unplugged

3. Arnold's Bar & Grill

4. The Righteous Room

5. Northside Tavern

6. MOTR Pub

7. The Blind Lemon

8. Moerlein Lager House

9. Igby's

10. Hofbräuhaus

New Bar (Since March 2012)

1. Moerlein Lager House

2. Igby's

3. The Southgate House Revival

4. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

5. Pike Street Lounge

6. Tin Roof

7. Fifty West Brewing Co.

8. Metropole

9. Kaze

10. Wiseguy Lounge

Overall Nightclub

1.Mount Adams Pavilion

2. Below Zero Lounge

3. Blue Wisp Jazz Club

4. Boogie Nights

5. Mynt Martini

6. Bobby Mackey's

7. Jefferson Hall


9. FB's

10. Arnie's on the Levee

Art Gallery

1.Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Contemporary Arts Center

3. 21c Museum Hotel

Bar/Nightclub Staff


2. Below Zero Lounge

3. MOTR Pub


1.Molly Wellmann (Japp's/Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar)

2. Pam Diebold (Arnold's Bar & Grill)

3. Nonta Perkins (MOTR Pub)

Beer Selection on Tap

1.Moerlein Lager House

2. Cock & Bull

3. Beer Sellar

Bloody Mary

1.Keystone Bar & Grill

2. Teller's of Hyde Park

3. City View Tavern

Bowling Alley

1.Star Lanes on the Levee

2. Madison Bowl

3. Western Bowl


1.Hollywood Casino

2. Belterra Casino

3. Rising Star Casino

Celtic/British Pub

1.Molly Malone's (Covington)

2. Claddagh Irish Pub

3. Cock & Bull

Charity Event

1.The Rusty Ball

2. Susan G. Komen for the Cure

3. Zoofari

Club/Party DJ

1.DJ Mowgli

2. DJ Nick Hurley

3. Penny Tration

Cocktail Bar/Lounge


2. The Blind Lemon

3. Below Zero Lounge

College Bar


2. Murphy's Pub

3. Uncle Woody's

Comedy Club

1.Funny Bone on the Levee

2. Go Bananas Comedy Club

3. OTRimprov

Concert in 2012

1.Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

2. Radiohead

3. The Black Keys

Concert Venue

1.Riverbend Music Center

2. The Southgate House Revival

3. Bogart's

Dance Club

1.Japp's Annex

2. Boogie Nights

3. Below Zero Lounge

Drink Specials

1.Neons Unplugged

2. Palomino

3. MOTR Pub

Gallery for Local Artists

1.Pendleton Art Center

2. The Carnegie

3. Art on the Levee

Happy Hour


2. The Righteous Room

3. Below Zero Lounge

Hotel Bar

1.The Bar at Palm Court (Hilton Netherland Plaza)

2. Metropole (21c Museum Hotel)

3. Cricket Lounge (The Cincinnatian Hotel)


1.The Comet

2. Anchor Grill

3. MOTR Pub


1.Northside Tavern

2. Tostado's Grill

3. Lebo's Bar & Grill


1.Below Zero Lounge

2. The Crazy Fox Saloon

3. Rosie's Tavern

Local Actor/Actress

1.Beth Harris

2. Dale Hodges

3. Annie Fitzpatrick

Local Artist

1.Jim Borgman

2. Anthony Mansfield

3. TIE: Jesse Fox and Robin Ewers

Local Author

1.Laura Pulfer

2. Brian Tome

3. Lonna Kingsbury

Local Band (Covers)

1.The Rusty Griswolds

2. Naked Karate Girls

3. The Menus

Local Band (Originals)

1.Over The Rhine

2. Walk the Moon

3. Foxy Shazam

Local Brewery

1.Christian Moerlein

2. Mount Carmel Brewing Company

3. Hofbräuhaus

Local Comedian

1.Drew Hastings

2. Steve Caminiti

3. Josh Sneed

Local Musician

1.Ricky Nye

2. Jake Speed

3. Tracy Walker

Local Theater Company

1.Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

2. Know Theatre of Cincinnati

3. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Local Winery

1.Elk Creek Vineyards

2. Vinoklet Winery

3. Valley Vineyards


1.Bakersfield OTR

2. Nada

3. El Coyote



2. Mynt Martini

3. Below Zero Lounge

Movie Theater

1.Esquire Theatre

2. AMC Newport

3. Rave Motion Pictures


1.Cincinnati Museum Center

2. Cincinnati Art Museum

3. Contemporary Arts Center

New Nightclub (Since March 2012)

1.The Diamond Palace

2. The Loft Night Club

3. Bentley's Night Club

No-Frills Watering Hole

1.MOTR Pub

2. Northside Tavern

3. City View Tavern

Open Mic Night

1.MOTR Pub

2. The Southgate House Revival

3. Go Bananas Comedy Club

Performing Arts Group

1.Cincinnati Ballet

2. TIE: Cin City Burlesque and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Place to People Watch

1.Fountain Square

2. Findlay Market

3. Kings Island

Place to Shoot Pool

1.Northside Tavern

2. Animations

3. The Crazy Fox Saloon

Place to Throw Darts

1.Murphy's Pub

2. Hap's Irish Pub

3. The Crazy Fox Saloon

Singles Bar

1.Neons Unplugged

2. Mount Adams Pavilion

3. Mynt Martini

Trivia Night

1.Keystone Bar & Grill (Hyde Park)

2. Neons Unplugged

3. The Pub at Rookwood Mews

Wine Bar

1.The Wine Guy (now WG Kitchen & Bar)

2. 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

3. Unwind Wine Bar



1.Joey Votto (Reds)

2. Brandon Phillips (Reds)

3. A.J. Green (Bengals)

Bearcat (Current)

1.Coach Mick Cronin

2. Cashmere Wright

3. Sean Kilpatrick

Bengal (Current)

1.A.J. Green

2. Andy Dalton

3. Mike Nugent

Coach/Manager High School

1.Steve Specht (St. X)

2. John Rodenberg (Moeller)

3. Dale Mueller (Highlands)

Coach/Manager Pro/College

1.Dusty Baker (Reds)

2. Mick Cronin (UC)

3. Mike Zimmer (Bengals)


1.Don Biggs

2. Brian O'Hanley

3. Brian Foster

Golf Course

1.Devou Park Golf Course

2. Blue Ash Golf Course

3. Kenwood Country Club

Musketeer (Current)

1.Brad Redford

2. Dee Davis

3. Justin Martin

NKU Norse

1.Ashley Jolly

2. Kayla Justice

3. Chuck Calhoun

Pick-Up Basketball Court

1.Oakley Playground


3. Fort Thomas Armory

Red (Current)

1.Joey Votto

2. Brandon Phillips

3. Jay Bruce

Soccer Facility

1.Town & Country Sports

2. Soccer City

3. Cincinnati Sports Club

Softball Fields

1.Rumpke Park

2. Expressway Park Softball Complex

3. Blue Ash Recreation Center

Team (Amateur/Semi-Pro)

1.Cincinnati Rollergirls

2. Florence Freedom

3. Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls

Team (College)

1.UC Men's Basketball

2. UC Football

3. Xavier Men's Basketball

Team (High School)

1.Moeller Football

2. Elder Football

3. St. Xavier Football

Team (Professional)


2. Bengals

3. Cyclones

Tennis Courts

1.Sawyer Point

2. Devou Park

3. Lunken Airport Playfields

Volleyball Court

1.The Sandbar

2. Back Porch Saloon

3. Hahana Beach

Best Eats

Overall Restaurant

1.Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

2. Montgomery Inn

3. Bakersfield OTR

4. The Precinct

5. Boca

6. A Tavola

7. Nada

8. Arnold's Bar & Grill

9. Bella Luna

10. Moerlein Lager House

New Restaurant (Since March 2012)

1.Moerlein Lager House

2. Crave

3. Metropole

4. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

5. BrewRiver GastroPub

6. Django Western Taco

7. The Anchor OTR

8. Tacocracy

9. Kaze

10. Strong's Brick Oven Pizza


1.Bakersfield OTR

2. Bonefish Grill

3. A Tavola



2. Panera

3. Marx Hot Bagels

Bakery (Breads)


2. Blue Oven Bakery

3. Panera

Bakery (Sweets)

1.The BonBonerie

2. Servatii's

3. Busken

Bang for Your Buck Restaurant


2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries

3. Blue Ash Chili


1.Eli's BBQ

2. Montgomery Inn

3. City Barbeque

Beer Selection

1.Moerlein Lager House

2. The Lackman

3. Hofbräuhaus


1.First Watch

2. The Echo

3. Taste of Belgium


1.First Watch

2. Grand Finale

3. Taste of Belgium


1.Boi Na Braza

2. Dusmesh

3. Golden Corral


1.Terry's Turf Club

2. Zip's Cafe

3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries



2. The Comet

3. Habanero

Business Lunch

1.Skyline Chili

2. Arnold's Bar & Grill

3. J. Alexander's


1.Penn Station

2. Mr. Hanton's Handwiches

3. Melt


1.Jean-Robert de Cavel (Table)

2. Jason Rose (Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse)

3. David Falk (Boca, Nada)



2. Silver Spring House

3. Greyhound Tavern

Chili (Chain)

1.Skyline Chili

2. Gold Star Chili

3. Dixie Chili

Chili (Non-Chain)

1.Camp Washington Chili

2. Blue Ash Chili

3. Price Hill Chili


1.P.F. Chang's

2. Oriental Wok

3. China Gourmet

Coffeehouse (Local)

1.Coffee Emporium

2. College Hill Coffee Company

3. Awakenings Coffee and Wine

Coffeehouse (National)


2. Dunkin' Donuts

3. Panera

CSA/Local Produce Source

1.Findlay Market

2. Hyde Park Farmers Market

3. Northside Farmers Market



2. Jungle Jim's

3. Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market


1.The BonBonerie

2. Graeter's

3. Cheesecake Factory

First Date Restaurant

1.A Tavola

2. Melting Pot

3. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Food Truck

1.Taco Azul

2. Café de Wheels

3. Mr. Hanton's Handwiches

French Fries

1.Five Guys Burger and Fries

2. Senate

3. Penn Station

Frozen Yogurt

1.Orange Leaf

2. Yagööt

3. Kocanut Joe's



2. Mecklenburg Gardens

3. Laszlo's Iron Skillet

Gluten-Free Menu


2. Green Dog Café

3. Bella Luna

Ice Cream/Gelato


2. Aglamesis Brothers

3. Dojo Gelato


1.Ambar India

2. Dusmesh

3. Baba India



2. Bella Luna

3. Nicola's


1.Fuji Steak House

2. Benihana

3. Dancing Wasabi

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

1.Chuck E. Cheese's

2. Chik-fil-A

3. Red Robin


1.Riverside Korean

2. Sung Korean Bistro

3. The Korea House

Late-Night Eats

1.Anchor Grill

2. Skyline Chili

3. Shanghai Mama's

Live Music While You Eat

1.Arnold's Bar & Grill

2. Dee Felice Café

3. MOTR Pub


1.Andy's Mediterranean Grille

2. Sebastian's

3. Myra's Dionysus



2. Bakersfield OTR

3. El Rancho Grande

Outdoor Dining

1.Arnold's Bar & Grill

2. Buckhead Mountain Grill

3. Arthur's

Pizza (Chain)

1.Dewey's Pizza

2. LaRosa's

3. Mellow Mushroom

Pizza (Non-Chain)

1.A Tavola

2. Adriatico's

3. Newport Pizza Company

Pub Food

1.Keystone Bar & Grill

2. Terry's Turf Club

3. Arthur's

Raw Bar

1.Carlo & Johnny

2. Dancing Wasabi

3. The Anchor OTR

Restaurant for Fine Dining

1.The Precinct

2. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

3. Orchids at Palm Court

Restaurant to Take Visitors

1.Montgomery Inn

2. Moerlein Lager House

3. Skyline Chili

Romantic Restaurant


2. Orchids at Palm Court

3. The Celestial


1.Dewey's Pizza

2. Olive Garden

3. Melt


1.Mitchell's Fish Market

2. Bonefish Grill

3. The Anchor OTR


1.Smoothie King

2. Whole Foods

3. Jamba Juice

Soul Food

1.Knotty Pine on the Bayou

2. Alabama Fish Bar

3. Mahogany's Cafe & Grill


1.The Precinct

2. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

3. Carlo & Johnny


1.Penn Station

2. Jersey Mike's

3. Jimmy John's


1.Dancing Wasabi

2. Green Papaya

3. Ichiban



2. Skyline Chili

3. Penn Station


1.Abigail Street

2. Nada

3. Relish Modern Tapas


1.Teak Thai

2. Lemon Grass

3. Green Papaya



2. Green Dog Café

3. Loving Hut


1.Pho Lang Thang

2. Cilantro

3. Saigon Cafe

View From Your Table


2. Moerlein Lager House

3. Montgomery Inn Boathouse


1.Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

2. The Precinct

3. A Tavola

Waterfront Dining

1.Montgomery InnBoathouse

2. Moerlein Lager House

3. Buckhead Mountain Grill

Wine Selection

1.The Wine Guy (now WG Kitchen & Bar)

2. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

3. 20 Brix



2. Wild Mike's

3. Quaker Steak & Lube


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