Cincinnati's 4 best music venues (that won't break the bank)

Cincinnati's 4 best music venues (that won't break the bank)
Fountain Square | Photo: Ryan D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 03, 2019.

Looking to try the top music venues around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable music venues in Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Fountain Square

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Topping the list is Fountain Square. Located at 520 Vine St. in Central Business District, the music venue is the highest-rated cheap music venue in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 164 reviews on Yelp. The spot hosts live music, as well as trivia nights and food and drink festivals. 

2. Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club

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Over-The-Rhine's Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club, located at 1901 Vine St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced music venue, jazz and blues and buffet spot 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews. This spot has live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Order a seasonal cocktail or an espresso during the show. 

3. Chameleon


Chameleon, a music venue, lounge and traditional American spot in Northside, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 39 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4114 Hamilton Ave. to see for yourself. Enjoy live music from local bands, as well as karaoke and open mic nights. 

4. R.P. McMurphy's Irish Pub

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Finally, over in Oakley, check out R.P. McMurphy's Irish Pub, which has earned four stars out of 42 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the pub and music venue by heading over to 2910 Wasson Road. Enjoy the spot's live music and outdoor patio with a fire pit. 

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