Uber + Yelp Present: Hidden Gems in the Queen City

March is best known for basketball madness, warmer weather, and holidays. But, with spring around the corner, it’s time to adventure and dine out. We’ve teamed up with Yelp to bring you the best of the best, local, hidden gems of Cincinnati. Read on to plan that food tour you’ve been thinking about, discover your newest go-to brunch spot, or the happiest place to grab happy hour!

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Cheapside Cafe

Hail all the brunch lovers! Tucked away in the corner of the city, Cheapside is a must for breakfast and handcrafted cappuccinos. Yelpers love: the Challah French Toast with house-made maple whipped cream. (Picture from Joe Z.)

Carew TowerCarew Tower Observation Deck

You’ve lived in Cincinnati for how long, and you’ve never visited? Now’s your chance to soak up 360 degrees of Cincinnati for only $2. Yelp tip: This place is cash only.
(Picture from Stan Y.)

Le's Pho

Le’s Pho and Sandwiches

Looking pho lunch on the cheap? This tiny hot spot is a Yelper fave. Order the banh mi for only $4, and defrost your face with a big ‘ol bowl of pho.
(Picture from Masahiro Y.)


 Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 1.26.59 PMVestry

Located right next to Music Hall and Washington Park, this is the happiest happy hour spot. $2 off drafts and pulls from 4-8pm. This historically renovated church offers plenty of charm and character. Perfect to show off the city!
(Picture from Cindy G.)


The Presidents RoomThe Presidents Room

Located inside The Phoenix, TPR is one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets. Oozing with beautiful architecture and boasting a refined yet approachable German-American menu, this hidden hot spot is sure to please any palate. Yelp tip: Call ahead; this is one of the few places downtown that takes reservations. (Picture from The Presidents Room)


Blind Lemon

The Blind Lemon

Head up the hill to Mt. Adams for after-dinner drinks in the courtyard, complete with fire pits. Choose from more than 13 warm winter cocktails like Hot Buttered Rum, The Blind Baileys, or an amaretto Milky Way.
(Picture from Julie Z.)

 Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Honorable Mention that completes the perfect day but is not a hidden gem.



If this doesn’t help you say goodbye to winter and kick off spring, we’re not sure what will! Ready to head out? Bring Yelp with you! Download the free Yelp mobile app after you request your ride to help connect you to great, local businesses in Cincinnati and beyond – and be sure to let us in on your journey around Cincinnati by tagging @Uber_OHIO and @YelpCincy!

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