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Summer is fast approaching, and the best way to embrace the hot weather is to enjoy a meal on a patio.

This could be on a rooftop enjoying views of the city, or a patio on a bustling city street. If you live one of our Cincinnati apartments and are looking for an outdoor place to grab a bite and enjoy a sunny day, these are Cincinnati's best patios.


Landlocked Social House

This neighborhood bar offers great coffee, craft beer, cocktails, and finger food, all of which can be enjoyed in their beer garden. In the evening, the Landlocked Social House often has live music playing, complete with a camping-style fire. It really is a hidden gem, and the best part is that it's located in Walnut Hills, which is only a 10 minute walk from our Alexandra community.    


Top of the Park

This sophisticated bar sits on the rooftop of the stylish Phelps hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Top of the Park is the best place to watch the sun set over the city's skyline with a cocktail in hand. In fact, the rooftop bar offers 360° views of the entire city, and across the Ohio River to Newport, Kentucky! It's an upscale experience complete with specialty wine, craft beer, and made-to-order cocktails, all of which can be enjoyed while listening to local bands play as the day turns into night.


Firehouse Grill

Blue Ash is home to a tight-knit community, so it just makes sense that it's also home to a fantastic neighborhood patio. That patio can be found at the Firehouse Grill, just 10 minutes from our Valley Creek community, and less than 15 minutes from Tall Timber Apartments. It's a truly beautiful patio that sits right next to a manmade lake, complete with umbrellas, flowers, and fairy lights. Visit on any Saturday night of the summer and you'll get the chance to enjoy all of their delicious food while listening to live music.


Queen City Radio

Queen City Radio is a bar and a beer garden found just steps from Washington Park and the Cincinnati Music Hall. It's a lively place with DJs spinning tunes, live bands playing music, and food trucks serving scrumptious food. Owner Chris Reckman transformed a 1920s-era gas and service station into this unique spot, while keeping its original industrial look. There are actually two outdoor patios here; one on ground level and one that's elevated, so you should have no trouble finding a seat.