Everything We Saw at the 2019 Best of Cincinnati Celebration


Curating the definitive collection of the best, well, everything the Queen City has to offer is no easy feat. So to celebrate the publication of CityBeat's massive 2019 Best of Cincinnati issue, we reserved all three floors in The Phoenix to give our readers — and ourselves — the cheeriest gala possible.

Over 35 locally-owned restaurants and bars provided refreshments including: cocktails made with Rooted Juicery juice; Braxton Brewing Company’s new hard seltzer, VIVE; Holtman’s (delicious) Donuts; and 2019’s reader pick for best seafood, Court Street Lobster Bar. The crowd enjoyed live entertainment, haircuts from Clifton Barbers, and made Insta-worthy stops at the photo booth throughout the night and some lucky ducks (or should we say pigs?) even found Golden Tickets in their Edie Harper “pigs are big” swag bag, winning primo concert tickets and other goodies.

Written by Tommy McDonald

03/27/2019 | Photos by Hailey Bollinger, Paige Deglow, Phil Heidenreich, Patty Salas, Megan Waddel