Fountain Square

Explore things to do and restaurants in Cincinnati’s downtown

Fountain Square has been the symbolic center of Cincinnati since 1871. The centerpiece of the square is the stunning Genius of Water fountain, commissioned by Henry Probasco. In recent years, the square has gone through a transformation, and is now the focal point of a thriving entertainment district extending roughly three blocks each way from Fifth and Vine. It includes signature restaurants and bars like Graeter’s Ice Cream, Via Vite, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Royce, and March First Brewing on all four sides of the square. If you’re looking for things to do in Fountain Square, there are hundreds of events year round. Summer time in Fountain Square means happy hour drinks at the Fountain Bar and free events like salsa dancing and trivia. Come winter, the square transforms into a holiday wonderland complete with an ice rink and warming tent. To experience the best of downtown Cincinnati, come to the heart of it all– Fountain Square! It’s the perfect starting point for your Cincy adventure.