If you haven’t been to Queen City Radio, you are seriously missing out. This bar ROCKS! First off, the people that run the place are amazing…Louisa, Chris, James and can’t forget Madeline! I’ve never had a better experience at a bar before…the atmosphere is welcoming, laid back and fun. This place is TWO stories high and has a huge outdoor beer garden but it still has a cozy and friendly vibe. The look of this bar is industrial, with huge garage doors that open up with good weather and leather/wood and iron aesthetics. They play a mix of musical genres so everyone’s tastes are included as well!
This brings me to my next observation…live bands! I love when places do live events and this bar does a wonderful job of helping out the local music scene here in Cincinnati. Bands like Jamwave, B.C. Duo and others can come here at rock out for the entire OTR area to hear on Thursday nights! Trivia nights are a blast and once a month or so on Saturday’s they do charity events such as “Spring Break” for Women Helping Women and “Witches Night.”
If you don’t want to drink, then don’t fret! You can order a soda or water and grab a burger from the food truck outside! These are the best burgers in the city the “Whip” and fries are AMAZE BALLS. I noticed that you can even bring your pooch because they have a huge outdoor area for you and the pup to hang out and people watch.
Extra shout out to Louisa Reckman for getting published in City Beat Magazine for her efforts to help women in need. The magazine wanted to showcase how Queen City Radio is trying to end sexual violence and they came up with “Ask for Lexi”. This isn’t a shot (although they do the same as other bars with the “Angel Shot”) but asking for “Lexi” will alert the bartenders that you need help and they can discretely speak with you to see what kind of help you need. This is a wonderful thing that Women Helping Women is getting involved with as well and we are so proud to be friends with everyone at Queen City Radio!
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QUEEN CITY RADIO is located at 222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, qcrbar.com. To learn more about WOMEN HELPING WOMEN or contact the organization for help, call the 24-hour crisis line at 513-381-5610 or visit womenhelpingwomen.org.