Hidden Treasures in Cincinnati
Ready to stray from the beaten path? Looking for the true flavor of Cincinnati? Discover the hidden gems that fill the crown of the Queen City. These best kept secrets offer residents and visitors alike some respite from the crowds of Cincy’s most popular venues as well as some fun, unique and even tasty entertainment.
A true gem for book lovers everywhere, the Mercantile Library
is one of the few membership-based libraries in the state. However, all are welcome to enter into this quietly charming, yet vast, library and nose through its selection. See everything from the latest bestsellers to tomes older than the Mercantile Building itself!
Address: 414 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 621-0717
Conveniently located downtown, the Woodstone Creek Winery and Distillery
provides Cincinnati with wonderful access to a wide range of high quality wines, meads and spirits. This artisan winery and boutique distillery offers guests over the age of 21 the opportunity to sample some of these finely crafted wines in its elegant tasting rooms.
Address: 3641 Newton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 - MAP
Phone: (513) 569-0300
See the way Cincy Shakes It when you watch one of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s
performances. If you want to see a traditionally performed and thoughtfully crafted theatrical piece, look no further. Contrary to the name, this theater troupe produces all manner of classical plays, from Jane Austen adaptations to works by the Great Bard himself.
Address: 718 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 381-2273
Find designer items for resale and consignment at The Mustard Seed Boutique
. This small vintage store stocks its shelves and racks with high-quality clothing and accessories from all eras and suiting all fashions. More than your run-of-the-mill thrift store, the Mustard Seed packs its quarters with amazing surprises at even more amazing prices.
Address: 311 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 221-4022
Every guest of the Queen City needs to try some of the distinct, famous Cincinnati chili, different from any other kind in the country. Skyline Chili
—a local franchise in the Tri-State and surrounding areas—is one of the best places to experience genuine Cincy chili, as well as the "official chili" of many local sports teams and venues.
Phone: (513) 874-1188
Take a break at the Essencha Tea House
and escape from your busy life. This tranquil little teahouse serves delightful brews from all over the globe in its charming rooms. The sleek and elegant décor sets a nice background for you (and a group) to experiment and create your own tea drinking rituals.
Address: 3212 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209 - MAP
Phone: (513) 533-4832
Browse through two floors filled will top-notch antiques at the Duck Creek Antique Mall
. This unique mall is filled with hundreds of hidden treasures, from classic curios and furniture to retro clothing and accessories. You never know what you will discover as you search through all these retail antique finds.
Address: 3715 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209 - MAP
Phone: (513) 321-0900