Cincinnati’s The Banks neighborhood guide

The Banks is Cincinnati’s riverfront district and playground. Catch a Bengals game at Paycor Stadium or cheer on the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark or enjoy playing in the sunshine at Smale Riverfront Park. Grub out and toast your team’s win at fun local restaurants and enjoy prime views of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. It’s all happening at The Banks! Read on to discover our guide to Cincy’s The Banks neighborhood, including things to do, restaurants, shopping, and more.

The Banks (photo: provided by The Banks)

Getting around The Banks

  • On foot: The Banks is the best place to stroll the riverfront
  • By bike: Grab a bike from Red Bike the Cincy Region’s bike share program. 
  • The Connector: hop on/off the Streetcar at “The Banks” station. 

Eat and Drink in The Banks

Whether you're sampling craft beers with a view of the Ohio River or cheering on the home team at a classic sports bar, you can find delicious restaurants and bars in The Banks district in Cincinnati. 

Moerlein Lager House (photo: Wendy Pramik)Moerlein Lager House (photo: Wendy Pramik)
  • Holy Grail: Local favorite sports bar for before, during, and after games 
  • Moerlein Lager House: Cincinnati legacy brewery with excellent pub fare, craft beer, and one of the best views 
  • E+O Kitchen: Asian fusion cuisine and sushi
  • DORA district: Take a stroll with your cocktail and explore with an Official DORA Cup

Explore The Banks

Find family-friendly fun, thought provoking museum exhibits, and incredible views and exciting events all year long in The Banks.

Smale Riverfront Park (photo: Katie Scheper)Smale Riverfront Park (photo: Katie Scheper)

Insider's guide to The banks