The Famous Neon's Unplugged

Bar · Over-The Rhine
208 E 12th St (btwn Main & Sycamore Sts), Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The back yard of Over-the-Rhine


Based on 252 votes

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    Mike D.
    "Awesome outdoor patio with giant Jenga, and OTR on tap!"(4 Tips)
    Josh W.
    "Get the beer special and head upstairs for a game of pool."(5 Tips)
    Mike D.
    "before 10pm the patio is the best spot in town to drink outside"(10 Tips)
    Kerri R.
    "mean game of bocce ball"(2 Tips)
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  • outdoor seating
  • giant jenga
  • upstairs
  • happy hour
  • beer
  • cider drinks
  • trivia
  • good for groups
  • Bloody Marys
  • trendy
  • bocce
  • good for a late night
  • hipster
  • lively
  • bourbon
  • good for singles
  • live music
  • casual
  • crowded
  • campfire
  • Bnjmn R.

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    Bnjmn Rys · 6 days ago
  • Tess W.

    Love the inventive drinks and the neighborhood atmosphere.

    Tess Wenstrup · August 26
  • Wyatt F.

    Great spot for drinking with your dogs!

    Wyatt Funderburk · November 10, 2014
  • Kyle O.

    Be sure to have bartender Sara inside whip you up one of her famous fusion drinks!

    Kyle Oldfield · August 7, 2014
  • Kyle O.

    Men's bathroom is upstairs.

    Kyle Oldfield · August 7, 2014
  • Mike D.

    before 10pm the patio is the best spot in town to drink outside

    Mike D · August 6, 2014
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    Focus Pointe Global · June 13, 2014
  • GeekyExplorers

    An awesome dog friendly outdoor space with an eclectic mix of people!

    GeekyExplorers · April 19, 2014
  • Fres D.

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    Fres Dersky · October 22, 2013
  • Angela L.

    Bring your dog, they let dogs in the bar

    Angela Laible · July 14, 2013
  • Gary B.

    Just started raining. I heard two hipsters say "This is ironic". True Story.

    Gary Bernardini · June 23, 2013
  • Steve R.

    Nothing launches the weekend like Friday night at the Neon's courtyard

    Steve Ramos · June 22, 2013
  • Brenda S.

    Good stud on the wall!

    Brenda Shaw Smith · April 13, 2013
  • Becca H.

    Great beer selection! Love the grill.

    Becca H · April 2, 2013
  • Kevin H.

    If you like people'll love dog watching at Neons. Be sure to try the specialty drinks! Crowds a little hipstery but also good for watching.

    Kevin Hughes · March 14, 2013
  • Spike

    If you're looking for a bar with a backyard BBQ feel, this is it. An outdoor patio with multiple fire pits as well as bocce pits and giant jenga. Bring your dog!

    Spike · January 24, 2013
  • Josh W.

    Get the beer special and head upstairs for a game of pool.

    Josh W · January 14, 2013
  • Lauren M.

    Try the hot apple cider with bourbon. It'll warm you up right before it knocks you on your ass.

    Lauren Mullins · January 2, 2013
  • Matt D.

    Can't beat "Bill's Grill".... Order "The B" and be happy

    Matt D · December 2, 2012
  • David H.

    Extra men's restroom upstairs , the stairs to the right.

    David Heyburn · December 1, 2012
  • Becky A.

    Why do I not get here more?

    Becky Ayres · November 19, 2012
  • Krista N.

    Martinis make me happy

    Krista Neher · October 27, 2012
  • Christiana G.

    Great beer good people

    Christiana Grisham · October 25, 2012
  • John D.

    Pants optional!

    John Davies · October 21, 2012
  • Alex S.

    Order a jäger and a Coors.

    Alex Steinker · September 15, 2012
  • Kiki L.

    best patio around. especially on the day when dogs are allowed

    Kiki L. · August 28, 2012
  • Tom P.

    Infusion drinks and punch's with all fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs can't be beat. But the staff and patrons, and The doggies are very well behaved and much loved patrons.

    Tom Pfunder · August 24, 2012
  • Tom P.

    Definitely the best patio experience in greater Cincy. Prices are great, bands are very different and entertaining,

    Tom Pfunder · August 24, 2012
  • Jenna

    My name is Kevin and I am an alcoholic :) feed me beeeeerrrrrrr

    Jenna · June 29, 2012
  • Jenna

    Whaaaaaaat up cincinnati?! Try a UFO it is the bomb!

    Jenna · June 29, 2012
  • Mike D.

    Awesome outdoor patio with giant Jenga, and OTR on tap!

    Mike DePietro · June 6, 2012
  • Kerri R.

    Hang in the outdoor patio and play a mean game of bocce ball or giant jenga! You can bring pups here too!

    Kerri Rainbolt · May 29, 2012
  • G S.

    iconic over the rhine place. courtyard included.

    G S · May 26, 2012
  • Doug R.

    Mad Men, upstairs, every Sunday.

    Doug Reiter · May 14, 2012
  • Chad M.

    Try Batch19 on Tap...

    Chad Murphy · May 12, 2012
  • Mark C.

    The gayest bar in Cincinnati that's not an actual gay bar

    Mark Chmielewski · April 14, 2012
  • jon b.

    Bring your pups for bloody Mary's on Sunday morning! They are awesome. And, generally have dog treats!

    jon bertsche · April 7, 2012
  • The Dr T.

    The space is nice but the bar staff sucks. Attitude doesn't get you tips.

    The Dr Thaddeus · March 18, 2012
  • Brittany U.

    Hot apple blackberry cider with jack Daniels honey. YUM

    Brittany U · January 29, 2012
  • jon b.

    Bring your dog, have a drink, and enjoy a campfire!

    jon bertsche · December 10, 2011
  • Tatiana D.

    Awesome bar to drink with a large group. They sometimes have hot apple cider mixed with any spirit of your choosing. MUST TRY!

    Tatiana Danger · November 9, 2011
  • Becky I.

    The cider is delicious in the fall!

    Becky Isaacson · October 1, 2011
  • Katie B.

    Everyone forgot to say this bar IS DOG FRIENDLY!! :)

    Katie B · August 15, 2011
  • Brian N.

    I've never not heard the theme from House play on the jukebox.

    Brian Niesz · August 10, 2011
  • Kevyn B.

    Giant sized Jenga and Oberon Ale on tap. What is not to love?

    Kevyn Babbitt · July 25, 2011
  • Zachary S.

    I love when my bartender gives me sass mouth. You'll get a lot of tips that way.

    Zachary Scott · April 25, 2011
  • Brittany J.

    Best patio in Cincinnati. Try one of the special mixed drinks! They don't disappoint.

    Brittany Justice · April 10, 2011
  • Alex

    Also, Joe's Diner will deliver. Just ask for a menu!

    Alex · March 11, 2011
  • David B.

    There is an upstairs lounge with a fireplace, free billiards, and a place to hook up an iPod to listen to your own music.

    David Ben · January 8, 2011
  • Jen S.

    if you're lucky they will have smore supplies to roast on the fires :)

    Jen Sharp · December 5, 2010

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