Six Cincinnati Rooftop Patios for Drinking Fancy Cocktails (or Beer)


There’s a certain allure held by rooftop spaces. Something about being above the rest of the city calls into the imagination dreams of lush gardens, exclusive parties and pivotal scenes of coming-of-age movies — fantasies that can’t be satisfied by regular ol’ patios. Fortunately, you won’t need a secret password or any lock-picking skills to access these rooftops. From Krueger’s Tavern to the 21c Museum Hotel, there’s no better place to soak up the sunshine (or string lights). So sit back, relax and watch the rest of the city bustle by while you sip on something cold.

| Photos by Hailey Bollinger and Kelly Coleman