Explore the 5 top spots in Cincinnati's Pendleton neighborhood

Looking to uncover all that Pendleton has to offer? Get to know this Cincinnati neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a burger bar to a brewpub.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Pendleton, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Boomtown Biscuits And Whiskey

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Topping the list is traditional American spot and whiskey bar Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey, which offers comfort food and more. Located at 1201 Broadway St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 360 reviews on Yelp. 

Executive Chef Christian Gill has worked everywhere from Walt Disney World to the Cincinnati Museum of Art, and has now brought his talents to Boomtown. Gill's curated menu features entrees, sandwiches, sides and desserts all centered around — you guessed it — biscuits. The bar menu offers more than 50 brands of whiskey, in addition to a variety of specialty cocktails.

2. Nation Kitchen and Bar

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Next up is New American spot and bar Nation Kitchen and Bar, serving burgers and more, situated at 1200 Broadway St. With four stars out of 420 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Nation offers a variety of brunch, lunch and dinner options, but it's best known for its burgers and cocktails. In addition to cocktails, the bar also features craft beers, wines and hard ciders.

For lunch, try the Nation burger with smoked cheddar, whiskey barbecue sauce, onion straws and horseradish aioli served on a challah bun. 

3. Urbana Cafe

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Urbana Cafe, which offers coffee, tea and desserts, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1206 Broadway St., 4.5 stars out of 114 reviews. In addition to this restaurant, Urbana Cafe also has a location on Woodburn Ave.

On weekends, Urbana Cafe makes its way to the Findlay Market via Vespas, which serve as mobile espresso creation and delivery vehicles. The cafe also makes its services available for festivals, weddings and other private events.

4. 3 Points Urban Brewery

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3 Points Urban Brewery, a brewpub, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 58 Yelp reviews. Head over to 331 E. 13th St. to see for yourself.

3 Points typically features at least 12 beers on tap, in addition to a selection of liquor and wines. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., during which any pint of beer is the price of a half pour.

5. Lucius Q

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Finally, check out Lucius Q, which has earned four stars out of 134 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score barbecue and more at 1131 Broadway.

The restaurant's claim to fame involves smoking its meats over oak and cherry wood, and then pairing them with traditional Southern sides. The meats are purchased from a local butcher and the bread from a local baker, with everything else made in house. Try the brisket or the pulled pork with a side of red beans and rice for dinner or the burnt end hash for brunch on the weekend.

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