7 Places in Cincinnati to Hit Up on Your Next Girls’ Night Out

December 2, 2020
GiftYa
jason wolfe

For a while, we couldn’t enjoy a proper Girls’ Night Out in Cincinnati. But now that restaurants and venues are finally opening up again, we can reconnect with our friends and enjoy a fun night out on the town! Situated within this vibrant city are dozens of bustling restaurants to visit for your next GNO. Whether you want to visit a chic bar or a laidback pizzeria, Cincinnati offers something for everyone! After you finish dinner, you need to stop by one of Cincinnati’s many recreational spots. From paint night to cycling parties, there are a wide array of places you can visit for your next GNO in Cincinnati!

Looking for the perfect gift to surprise your friends with? Purchase a batch of virtual GiftYa cards for them to use on your next Girls’ Night Out! GiftYa cards can be applied to a number of different spots around the city, including the restaurants we featured below. You can also customize the amount of money you put on the card and add a special message to it! 

1. Comfort Station

Chic bar housed inside a renovated bath house in Walnut Hills

Sit back and relax inside the restaurant’s industrial-style lounge area. Image courtesy of Yelp.

793 E McMillan St. | Walnut Hills | comfortstationcincinnati.com

If you’re looking for a casual spot to start off your Girls’ Night, you’ll want to visit Comfort Station. Its charming and laid back atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a quick drink or two. Situated in what used to be a public bathhouse, Comfort Station offers appetizing bar food and inventive drinks. 

Packaged beer, draft beer, wine, and craft cocktails all await you. Whether you are looking to start your night off with cider or try something new like the Flamenco Gypsy, you will find numerous drinks that will delight you at Comfort Station. 

“I highly recommend a stop for cocktails at Comfort Station!  The design is imaginative and in this current Covid world, the patio is amazing. Many cocktail options with a friendly staff preparing them and an inviting patio make this a great place to stop for an evening.” - Yelp Review

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2. Blind Lemon

Charming bar known for its live music and extensive list of impressive cocktails

Photo of Blind Lemon - Cincinnati, OH, United States. Tallant and Harmony playing at The Blind Lemon
The Blind Lemon is a popular Girl’s Night Out destination for its lively and vibrant atmosphere. Image courtesy of Yelp.

936 Hatch St. | Mt. Adams | theblindlemon.com

Located in Mt. Adams, The Blind Lemon is known for its fun drinks and energetic live music scene. On the drink menu, you will find a wide selection of beer, wine, bourbon, scotch, and cocktails. Creative cocktails such as the Pomegranate Twist, Paloma, and Gold Rush are popular options among patrons. As for the music, The Blind Lemon usually offers live music seven nights a week. However, their schedule may have changed since the pandemic. Make sure you check their schedule online for the date of their next live music act. 

“I LOVE BLIND LEMON! The outdoor space with a fire pit, the eclectic interiors (there are copper mugs hanging from the ceiling), the cozy space and dim lighting, the live music — everything!” - Yelp Review
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3. Goodfella's Pizzeria

Classic pizza joint perfect for grabbing a quick meal before embarking on a fun GNO

Sharing some pizza with your girl friends is always a great choice! Image courtesy of Yelp.

1211 Main St. | Over-the-Rhine | goodfellaspizzeria.com

Don’t start Girls’ Night off with an empty stomach! Stop by Goodfellas Pizzeria to enjoy a pie with your friends. At Goodfellas Pizzeria, you’ll find a variety of savory options like The Bootlegger and Nonna’s Pie on the menu. Classic meat, cheese, and veggie options are also available. 

Don’t forget to order some sides for you and your friends as well! Their Buffalo Chicken Cheese Bread and Sun Dried Tomato Bread are perfect for sharing. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, you can try one of their oven baked subs or salads. As for dessert, Goodfellas offers cannolis, chocolate chip cookies, and black and white cookies. 

“I really enjoyed the pizza! I've never had New York Style pizza but I liked it a lot. I wish there was more seating but it could have been closed due to COVID-19! I would definitely go here again to try more pizza! I regret only getting a slice but I got the lunch special which came with a slice, salad & drink.” - Yelp Review

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4. Yaymaker, Formerly Known as Paint Nite

Paint a gorgeous picture with your friends while sipping on some wine

Looking for something fun and relaxing to do on your next Girls’ Night Out? Sign up for a Yaymaker class! Image courtesy of Facebook

Moves around Cincinnati area | yaymaker.com

Once you’ve grabbed some food and drinks, it’s time to get the night started! If you and your friends enjoy arts and crafts, you’ll love Yaymaker. Formerly known as “Paint Nite,” Yaymaker hosts live painting lessons around Cincinnati. 

There are a number of different designs available for you to paint, so make sure you check out all of them before deciding on a night! While most Yaymaker events are virtual right now, you can still enjoy a fun paint night from the comfort of one of your friends’ homes. So grab some paint brushes and a canvas and get ready for a fun night filled with painting and wine!  

“Had a blast!  Great date night and if the people in my group are any indication a great girl's night out. I like that this company goes to different venues to have painting parties.  It allows you to check out a place you might otherwise have never visited which makes it super easy to surprise someone.” - Yelp Review

5. Breakout Games

Challenge yourselves to an escape room for your next big GNO

In order to win, your group needs to escape the room in under an hour! Image courtesy of Yelp.

3653 Michigan Ave. Suite 205B | Hyde Park | breakoutgames.com

Have you ever wanted to try an escape room? Sign up for either an in-person or virtual escape room at Breakout Games! The Cincinnati branch of Breakout Games offers numerous escape scenarios, including the Mystery Mansion, Operation: Casino, and Submarine Survival. In each of these rooms, you only have one hour to escape the room you’re trapped in by solving numerous puzzles and riddles. 

“Can't believe I have never done this before. Located right in Hyde Park near Madison--Its located in a small plaza. Went with my co-workers for a team outing--The puzzles/clues are so fun to figure out and the fact they only give you an hour makes it even better. Highly recommend trying this out with a group of friends!” - Yelp Review 

6. The Candle Lab OTR

Pour your own candle at this popular luxury fragrance store

At The Candle Lab, you’ll find dozens of interesting scents! Image courtesy of Yelp

1325 Vine St. | Over-the-Rhine | thecandlelab.com

If you had a more relaxing Girls’ Night in mind, you’ll love The Candle Lab. Guests can pour their own candles, create scented body lotion, or customize a room spray at this popular event spot! After your group gathers together for the event, a Scent Stylist will walk you through the process of making your own candles. The Candle Lab offers over 120 scents for blending and creating a custom-scented candle. You will also design the label, blend the candle’s fragrance oils, and pour it! 

“This is a very unique and enjoyable experience for a great price. You choose from a wall of scents to smell, and choose the smells you want to combine. If you have many scents, the employees help you choose the scents that combine best.” - Yelp Review

7. CycleBar

Are you and your friends fitness junkies? Take a class at CycleBar!

Get some pent out energy from quarantine by taking a heart-pumping class at CycleBar. Image courtesy of Yelp

2713 Edmondson Rd. | Hyde Park | hydepark.cyclebar.com

Ready to sweat it out with your girl gang? Head to CycleBar in Hyde Park! CycleBar offers heart-pumping indoor cycling classes for people of all fitness levels. Lead by an energetic instructor and accompanied by lively club music, you’ll have the time of your life while getting a great workout in. Once you’re finished, make sure you treat yourself to a smoothie or acai bowl!

“Cyclebar Hyde Park means so much to me. It is one of the few things that keeps me sane between the general stresses of life, work, and now the pandemic. The staff is incredible (shout out to Sarah for being the nicest person EVER and for always helping me out!) and each and every instructor is a beautiful, unique beacon of joy.” - Yelp Review

Girls’ Night is a special occasion for every friend group. Where are you headed for your next GNO? Let us know!

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