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“Cincinnati's oldest tavern - Est. 1861”
Arnold’s is a historical, legendary downtown Cincinnati destination with a reputation for good food served in friendly surroundings at moderate prices. 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. Over the years Arnold's has achieved and maintained a wonderful reputation for good food served in friendly surroundings at moderate prices. Throughout most of its history it served primarily as a daytime tavern and restaurant. In 1976 Mr. Tarbell added a dinner program and opened the now treasured courtyard (downtown's first outdoor dining in several decades). A stage was built and live music began on the weekends. All of this continues today and with its wonderful sense of history and cultural diversity Arnold's has secured an important niche in this beautiful city.
Good food, great service. I had dinner here last night with my daughter and we both enjoyed the food, drinks and live music. After ordering cocktails. - Old Forrester & Coke for my daughter, the... Read more
Where else do you go on Red's Opening Day other than GABP? Arnold's, course! We came just after the second inning when the game crowd had thinned and there were seats in the courtyard. The food,... Read more
Built in 1861, this is the oldest bar in Cincinnati. My wife and I love to go to Arnold's when we are downtown because of four Arnolds-only experiences: elevated food + outdoor arboretum seating... Read more
Arnolds Bar & Grill
- Tue - Thu: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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