We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Arnold's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Central Business District
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
+1 513-421-6234
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 16:00 - 02:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 148: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on a Saturday. Live band was good. Crowded place, but nice service. Good drink selection. Would stop in again.

Helpful?
Thank Joseph M
Columbus, Indiana
Level Contributor
47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped in to Arnold's late one night for a couple cocktails that we really DIDN'T need, but the bartender was so cool, friendly and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. We were playing a silly game and the bartenders jumped right in and cheered us along. I loved that they were honest - we ordered a round of absinthe and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vanessa C
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a favorite of ours. It's intimate, quirky and quaint. We had the deep fried deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes (both amazing), the spaghetti and meatballs and a burger. There is a dining room upstairs, a dining area to the side and a covered, heated courtyard with a small stage for live music. The courtyard is the coveted... More 

Helpful?
Thank Candy995
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. Loved the environment and interesting menu. We sat "outside" but it's covered and heated. Try the Sangria for 2! I would certainly recommend getting here early, it was packed when we left around 6 pm.

Helpful?
Thank alliel1
Level Contributor
73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Beer and cocktail list is great. The food was average at best. The atmosphere is excellent with the history of this establishment - we sat in the stables. Piano player on a Wed night was good. The seating is too cramped. The restaurant was not that full and the hostess seated a couple right next to us vs giving either... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie S
Level Contributor
85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped here for a few beers. This place is the oldest bar/tavern in Cincinnati. Being downtown, it has very reasonable prices for food and drink. Did not eat but many others have provided rave reviews. Once inside, there is a private patio (off the street) for dinner, drinks and entertainment. You will fall in love with Arnold's!

Helpful?
1 Thank RetUSAFNCO
Fairfield, Ohio
Level Contributor
201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Arnold's has been around for over 150 years. We went for dinner and to see the improv show. Three of us were seated at a tiny table on steel chairs. The pretzel appetizer and coconut, curry lentil soup were both excellent. My hamburger was dry, with congealed cheese on top. My wife's spaghetti and meatballs were kind of boring. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank HDS1
Edgewood, Kentucky
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

For years Arnold's was one of our favorite places to go for great food and drink and charming atmosphere. Saturday was the first time we had gone in 5-6 years, and although the charming atmosphere is still there, the great food and drink has vanished. I can honestly say we had the worst restaurant food ever. We went online and... More 

Helpful?
Thank LoverofGreatFood
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My sister brought me here when we were staying in downtown Cincy as she had been there many times before but only to drink. We got there around 10 pm but hadn't eaten dinner yet. She ordered very deviled eggs and fried pretzel. I loved the eggs but my mouth is still watering thinking of fried pretzel with homemade pimento... More 

Helpful?
Thank LCB0505
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You know when you find that one place where everything comes together and just works? I found it. It's Arnold's. It's not just the food. It's the entire experience. Atmosphere: You enter the door into a tight bar, head back to the hostess, she walks you into the next room which is inside or takes you to the courtyard where... More 

Helpful?
Thank maradythestern

Travellers who viewed Arnold's Bar & Grill also viewed

 
 

Been to Arnold's Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 02:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:30
Thursday
11:00 - 02:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
16:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-6234

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arnold's Bar & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?