Whether for the football or the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday — Feb. 3 this year — looms large on the American cultural landscape.
Looking for ways to enjoy America’s largest secular holiday? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own secret playbook to produce a ranked list of the best sports bars and wing spots to make your Super Bowl celebration a success — no home-team victory required.
Televisions all around town will likely be tuned to the big game, but a few local sports bars represent Cincinnati’s best. Here's where to snag a seat come game day.
1. Higher Gravity
Topping the list is Higher Gravity. Located at 4106 Hamilton Ave. in Northside, the beer and wine shop and bar is the highest rated sports bar in Cincinnati, boasting five stars out of 52 reviews on Yelp.
2. Knockback Nats
Next up is Central Business District's Knockback Nats, situated at 10 W. Seventh St. With four stars out of 238 reviews on Yelp, the neighborhood bar has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Kitty's Sports Grill
Central Business District's Kitty's Sports Grill, located at 218 W. Third St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar, serving traditional eats, 4.5 stars out of 75 reviews.
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like a mess of chicken wings with your choice of dipping sauce and Cincinnati has some favorite wing spots to satisfy your cravings.
1. O'bryon's Bar & Grill
Topping the list is O'Bryon's Bar & Grill. Located at 1998 Madison Road in Evanston, the sports bar, which offers burgers, chicken wings and more, is the highest rated chicken wing spot in Cincinnati, boasting four stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp.
2. Oak Tavern
Next up is Oakley's Oak Tavern, situated at 3089 Madison Road. With four stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp, the bar and traditional American spot, serving chicken wings, mac and cheese bites and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. F&N Goode Chick'n Tenders
Finally, Westwood's F&N Goode Chick'n Tenders, located at 5102 Crookshank Road, is another top choice. Yelpers give the spot to score chicken wings and more 4.5 stars out of 31 reviews.