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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Cincinnati
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The owners have done their due diligence on Scottish pub food. I have spent time in the UK and they have it right. Along with the finest selection of single malt scotch anywhere in this area! Great for dinner before the show at the Arinoff right across the street.

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Thank TOYMOVER
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used OpenTable to book a spot for two at Nicholson's prior to catching a show at the Aronoff across the street. The pub is well-located for pre-show meals and offers a variety of reasonably priced appetizers and dinner options from burgers through to traditional pub meals. Bonus - we got to enjoy happy hour prices on our beer and wine,... More 

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Thank NBentley2014
Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us visited here on a Friday evening. I made reservations through Open Table, but when we arrived people were there. There was a Chris Rock performance across the street at 8 so the dining room got really crowded at 6 pm. I recommend making reservations. We were seated immediately. Our drink orders were taken. We also ordered starters... More 

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Thank Michael F
Highland Heights, Kentucky
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to meet after work for a few drinks. Great selection of libations, especially beers and Scotches. The bartenders and servers are friendly. The food is good, not spectacular. Recommend their spring rolls appetizer.

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Thank TomandJerrilynn
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unbeliveable with tons of schotch and whiskey from all over the globe. Food is tremendous and with the location directly across from the Arenoff Center its ideal.

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Thank William S
Morehead, Kentucky
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to celebrate my birthday at Nicholson's on a Saturday. Place was crowed but I was able to find a single seat at the bar. I had eaten here before and knew the food to be good. It took a minute to get the attention of one of the bartenders but once I had hear attention, service was great... More 

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Thank Veritas1955
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a scottish themed pub that has great character plus good pub food. We had dinner reservations for 7 people on a busy Saturday night and I had to change our time back an 1 1/2 hours as we were running late at a business meeting. They were very accomodating and we were seated fairly promptly. Service attentive fun... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
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197 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice for drinks after dinner and was looked after by Sarah and Mary. Great selection of Bourbon and very busy .

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Thank Peter G
Cincinnati
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're going to the theater, this is the place to go. Walk across the street to the Aronoff! It's Scottish themed/food.

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Thank BrendaHa
New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Belhaven on tap, delicious food and a warm and friendly staff. If I had to find something wrong I would only say put more ales on tap ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Description
Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.

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