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210 E 8th St Cincinnati OH 45202

Arnolds Bar & Grill

210 E 8th St Cincinnati OH 45202

(513) 421-6234

About This Place

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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).
Hours
  • Mon: 11am-2:30am
  • Tue: 11am-2:30am
  • Wed: 11am-2:30am
  • Thu: 11am-2:30am
  • Fri: 11am-2:30am
  • Sat: 4pm-2:30am
Nice to Know
  • Noise Level Average
  • Parking Street
  • Smoking No
  • Wifi Free
  • Accepts Credit Cards Yes
  • Good For Groups Yes
  • Recommended Meal Lunch, Dinner
  • Outdoor Seating Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible Yes
  • Music Live
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based on 142 Reviews
03/31/2014 Chris F.
Ya know, they're ok. And that's it, ok. I know with opening day they are busy. But to cone in 30 mins after game starts and have the bartenders" drive by" ya 3-4 times with no acknowledgement,...
03/15/2014 Thomas C.
Been coming to Cincinnati on business for over a decade but this is the first time I've been to Arnolds; won't be the last.
02/23/2014 Devon C.
Went to Arnold's for dinner and some drinks. It's a bar that serves food, but it has a cozy ambience and a nice area on the side that is outdoors but covered. I had the Wu Tang Style Burger, it...
12/16/2013 La'Keyta H.
So the hubby and I came here on 12/15 because this was the location for The Naughty List by OTR Improv. This was our second time at Arnold's the first taking place in summer on a tour but first...
11/24/2013 Elizabeth L.
Arnold's has a special place in my heart, and that's why despite numerous visits before writing this review, I have had a hard time deciding what to rate it.To be honest, I've never ordered a...
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