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American, Pub
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1134 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7236
+1 513-381-1524
16:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've lived in Cincinnati for three years and this is hands down my favourite place for cocktails. The bar is in an old hairdressing salon, and has kept a number of the features. It is a beautiful place. Signature cocktails change every week (every day?), and are always fun and interesting. And, not least, the prices are very reasonable. Over... More 

Thank Heidi M
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a delicious drink by an awesome bartender and the sad thing is I have no idea what her name is. She is brunette and had lots of tattoos, and she killed it. We asked for her vodka specialty drink and she did not disappoint. I also have no idea who the band was but they rocked... More 

Thank RebeccaWCarmel
West Chester, Ohio
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This beautiful little bar is very trendy. If you are particular about your cocktails this is the place to go. They make all of their own mixers, they take pride in their menu. They have a quiet little outdoor patio to go on a lovely evening. I didn't care for their sangria. But others in the group were thrilled with... More 

Thank Flo S
Aurora, Indiana
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This bar is in an old wig store and the place has been restored beautifully. Both bartenders were really friendly and fast. The drinks were great. The live music was really good but if you want to be able to have a conversation, sit in the back.

Thank Lisa G
Peoria, Illinois
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place have a pretty good rating but it was nothing special. When my friends and I visited last Saturday night, they had a band performing which was cool. But the bartender weren't friendly. I suggest you go to 16-Bit and have a better time.

Thank Fai M
Greater Cincinnati, OH
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Life got in the way so I'm just getting around to this review. My husband and I went to Japp's back in January. The interior is dark and romantic like an old saloon or speakeasy. Everything looks antique and original like I'd stepped back in time in Cincinnati's history. The bar is beautiful and old; very well-kept. There are seats... More 

Thank Maggie G
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129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

So while on the pedal wagon we dropped in to this place without specials. They had no bloody Mary's or most beers. I ordered a beer and got a semi warm one. The bartender was rude and it wasn't even that crowded. Will not be back.

Thank MiJa55
South Bend, Indiana
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My brother and I went on a Tuesday night to avoid the epic weekend crowds and we were treated to individual attention by the very talented bartender. He made two special drink recommendations for me after asking several questions about what flavors and liquors I liked. Both drinks were excellent. Plus, the bar atmosphere is relaxed and quaintly old-fashioned without... More 

Thank Beth S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I’ve enjoyed Japp’s many times before, but last night (Dec 22, 2015) was not their best. Bartenders were rushed and not making drinks up to their normal standard, but most annoyingly, the bouncer (guy with the ear things) was hastily rushing people out the door. He gave several loud “last call” warnings way before closing, really killing the mood. And... More 

Thank savethedave
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Very neat place in OTR, the décor and the building are historic. The place is a lot bigger than it looks--with multiple rooms. One being a large room with a huge bar and dance floor. The dance floor has a large projection screen that plays classic black and white movies while music plays. The downside to this bar (in my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7236
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-381-1524

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