For the oldest bar in Cincy, they are still going strong. We stopped by at the beginning of the night for a round of shots. It's a narrow space, so waiting at the bar with a large group was not...
Arnolds Bar & Grill
210 E 8th St
Cincinnati OH 45202
Cincinnati OH 45202
About this place
- Mon: 11am-2:30am
- Tue: 11am-2:30am
- Wed: 11am-2:30am
- Thu: 11am-2:30am
- Fri: 11am-2:30am
- Sat: 4pm-2:30am
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Tonight my dad was refused service. Let me explain why.A year ago, he got really sick. Long story short, he's had three brain surgeries and six months of chemotherapy. In order to avoid a long...
This place is a historical landmark! Arnold's opened in the late 1800s as a bar, but during Prohibition had to turn into a cafe. Rumor has it, the bathtub upstairs (and it's still there) was...
Very interesting place, but definitely needs some improvement. The bar is the oldest pub in Cincinnati and there was even a tv series where they recreated the interior as a set. The patio in...
I'm a sucker for old bars and restaurants. This one dates from Civil War. The buildings are clearly authentic and look far less restored/remodeled than places like Fraunces Tavern in NYC. The...
The two buildings that make up Arnold's Bar and Grill were built in the late 1830's. The bar room at 210 East 8th Street was originally a barbershop and the other building, 208, first housed a feed store with the adjacent courtyard used for a stable and carriage house. Simon Arnold opened his tavern in 1861 in the same room that continues as the oldest bar in the city of Cincinnati. Since that time the bartenders have changed, different rules allow women to enter through any door now, and the cost of a beer has increased slightly. During prohibition a kitchen was added and Arnold's was converted to a cafe. The second floor living area became dining rooms and second generation owner Hugo Arnold lived on the third floor with his family. Legend has it that he left the bathtub on the second floor to be used for bathtub gin. The bathtub became somewhat notorious and remains today (without the gin).