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15 Reasons To Get Merry & Lit This Holiday Season ๐ŸŽ„

The alcohol-idays are just around the corner! We've got something for everyone on the nice (or naughty) list! We've compiled a list of our favorite, local events that will make your holiday very, very merry.


Deck the Halls with Disco Balls - Igby's

122 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

In true Igbyโ€™s fashion, weโ€™re decking the halls with disco balls! Add some sparkle to your holiday plans on Saturday, December 23.

Jingle and mingle while you sip on happy hour specials! Enjoy ยฝ price drafts, ยฝ price wells, and $5 house wines from 4pm - 7pm.

Toast to the most wonderful time of the year with holiday shot specials and complimentary seasonal popcorn from Pattyโ€™s Old Fashioned Popcorn!

Simo will spin your favorite tunes and holiday classics from 10pm - 2am. Donโ€™t miss out on a holly, jolly good time!


Winter Wonderland - The Righteous Room

641 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Weโ€™re Walking in a Winter Wonderland to The Righteous Room on Saturday, December 23!

Baby, Itโ€™s Cold Outside, so cozy up for a handcrafted cocktail, glass of wine, or cold beer ย Saturdays after 7pm, enjoy $5 lemon drop shots!

DJ Keith Nunn will bring the fa la laโ€™s and pa rum pum pum pumโ€™s in our four-season courtyard from 10pm - 2am.

Iโ€™ll Be Home for Christmas, but Iโ€™m stopping at The Righteous Room first! ๐Ÿคซ


Elf on the Top Shelf - Beeline NOTL

1 Levee Way, Newport KY 41071

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

He sees you when youโ€™re drinkingโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜‰

Get into the holiday spirit with us for our Elf on the Top Shelf party at Beeline on Saturday, December 23rd! ๐ŸŽ„


It's the most wonderful time of the year. Weโ€™ll be gifting you $4 Tipsy Elf shots all day long along with DJ PhatBoy at 10pm! ๐ŸŽถ

Whether youโ€™ve been naughty or nice, Santa enjoys happy hour as much as the next guy, right? ๐Ÿป

We wish you a very merry weekend at Beeline.ย Letโ€™s get elf-ed up.๐Ÿคช


Naughty or Nice - The Stretch

1 Levee Way Suite 2124, Newport, KY 41071

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Thereโ€™s some ho, ho, hos in this house... However you want to interpret that, who doesnโ€™t love the alcohol-idays! ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŽ„

Whether youโ€™ve been โ€œNaughty or Nice,โ€ join us at The Stretch on Saturday, December 23rd, for our annual holiday party! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ

Take your pick with our festive shot features, Nice Shot (Vanilla Vodka + Peppermint Rumchata) or Naughty Shot (Fireball + Cranberry) while enjoying live music from DJ Slick Nick from 10pm - 2am!

Donโ€™t worry, we wonโ€™t tell Santa. ๐Ÿคซ

Weโ€™re ready to get lit, are you? โœจ


Christmas Pajama Party - Killer Queen

180 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Party in your PJs at Killer Queenโ€™s Christmas party! Slip into your coziest Christmas pajamas and get comfy at the bar on Saturday, December 23.

Fill your cup with holiday spirits and festive features:

$6.50 Naughty shot: El Jimador Tequila, melon liqueur, pineapple juice

$6.50 Nice shot: Georgi Cherry Vodka, grenadine, sour mix

$9 HBD Jesus Bombs: Cabernet and Red Bull

DJ Ice Cold Tony will bring the holiday bops from 10pm - 2am!


Christmas Carol-oke at The Drinkery

1150 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sunday, December 24th | 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Jingle all the way to the mic! ๐Ÿ”” ๐ŸŽค

Sleigh the stage during Christmas Carol-oke on Sunday, December 24th from 10PM - 2AM. ๐ŸŽ„

Santaโ€™s elves will be serving up $2 Jingle Jell-O shots, $5 Jameson Cold Brew shots, and $5 Gingerbread shots.

All we want for Christmas is YOUUUU! ๐ŸŽผ


'Twas the Night Before Bitzmas - The Drinkery

1150 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

'Twas the night before Blitzmas! ๐ŸŽ„The drinks were made by the bartenders with care, in hopes that DJ Dirty C would soon be there! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Itโ€™s time to get fa-la-la-lit on Saturday, December 23rd from 8PM to 2AM! โœจ

Enjoy $2 Jingle Jell-O shots, $5 Jameson Cold Brew shots, and $5 Gingerbread shots. ๐Ÿป

Merry Blitzmas to all, and to all a good night! โฃ๏ธ


A Merry Surfin' Christmas - Pilar

56 E Court St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM

The holiday ๐’”๐’†๐’‚-๐’”๐’–๐’ is here. And weโ€™re ready to ๐’”๐’๐’†๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ our annual holiday party. ๐Ÿคฉ

The palms are decked and the bar is set. Join us at Pilar on Friday, December 23rd from 4pm - 2am for A Merry Surfinโ€™ Christmas!

We will be featuring,

๐ŸŽ„ $5 Bird Dog Whiskey Gingerbread Shot

๐ŸŽ $7 Surfin' Claus Daiquiri

We'll be playing tropical holiday tunes all day long. Festive attire encouraged!

๐‘บ๐’†๐’‚ you there! ๐ŸŒŠ


A Merry Movie Marathon Night - Rosedale

208 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wednesday, December 20th | 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

This holiday season, get ready for a cinematic sleigh ride at Rosedale OTR. Join us for Merry Movie Marathons every Wednesday at 7pm!

December 20: Elf | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Snuggle up on our couches with a warm blanket in hand. Enjoy complimentary gourmet popcorn from our neighbors at Al's Delicious Popcorn. Our holiday-inspired cocktails, such as our merry mimosas, holiday hot toddys, and gingerbread shots, will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Our patio is heated and tented in the winter. See you for Merry Movie Marathons!


A Jolly Alchoholly Party - Japp's

1134 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Have a ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ Christmas party at Jappโ€™s on Saturday, December 23rd! ๐ŸŽ„

Itโ€™s the best time of the year, weโ€™ll have $13 Chillaccino Martinis and $10 Cup of Cheers! ๐Ÿป

Say hello to friends you know and enjoy live music by the Jess Lamb Band from 7PM - 10PM. ๐ŸŽถ

In case you didnโ€™t hear, DJ PhatBoy will be spinning cheer from 10PM - close. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Oh, by golly, have a ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ Christmas at Japp's this year! โœจ


A Not So Silent Night - Japp's

1134 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 5:30 PM to 2:00 AM

Silent night, tipsy night โœจ

All is (not) calm, all are partying tonight! ๐ŸŽ„

Turn up the holiday cheer on Friday, December 22nd! The Burning Caravan will be performing from 5:30PM - 9PM, followed by DJ K-Smuv from 10PM - 2AM. ๐Ÿชฉ

Toast to merry peace with $13 Chillaccino Martinis and $10 Cup of Cheers! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ


Nordic Noel: 12 Days of Yuletide - Low Spark

15 W. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 12th - Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Celebrate the holiday season in true Scandinavian style at Low Spark's Nordic Noel. Join us for 12 days of merriment, as we toast to the traditions of Yuletide with handcrafted cocktails and festive decor. ๐ŸŽ„

From Tuesday, December 12, to Saturday, December 23, check out our featured cocktails including:ย 

โ„๏ธ Yule Mule

โ„๏ธ Nordic 'Nog

โ„๏ธ Viking's Vineyardย 

Fuel the Yule at Low Spark this holiday season. Skรฅl! ๐Ÿฅ‚


Christmasland - The Lackman

1237 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Embark on a journey through the Peppermint Forest, past the Gumdrop Mountains, and then arrive at the Candy Castle - none other than The Lackman itself!

Indulge in the magic of a Candyland-inspired Christmas, where we're turning your holiday dreams into a sweet reality. On Saturday, December 23rd, from noon - 2am, add a sprinkle of sweetness to your festive season with our themed cocktail menu:

  • $13 Peppermint Bark Espresso Martinis

  • $5 Gumdrop Button Shots

  • $5 Rhinegeist Dad

(P.S. Ask about our game day specials for the Bengals vs. Steelers game at 4:30pm!)

Whether you're sipping on a Peppermint Bark Espresso Martini, taking shots of Gumdrop Buttons, or enjoying a cold Rhinegeist Dad, we won't sugar-coat it. This is going to be the sweetest Christmas ever!

It's the season of giving, and what better way to start the holidays than with a canned food drive?!

From Monday, December 18th, through Friday, December 22nd, The Lackman is hosting Cans for a Cause benefiting Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and Social Center in OTR. Until 8pm daily, bring in bring in non-perishable items and receive fifty cents off your tab for each item donated. (Maximum $5 off.)


Cans for a Cause - The Lackman

1237 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Monday, December 18th - Friday, December 22nd | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

๐ˆ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ž๐๐ž๐:

๐‚๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ ๐•๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ carrots, peas, green beans, beans, mixed veggies, corn, and tomatoes

๐‚๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ ๐…๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ peaches, pineapples, pears, mandarin oranges, mixed fruit, fruit cups, and juice boxes

๐‡๐จ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ coffee, bags of sugar, powdered creamer, and hot chocolate mix

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ranch dressing, gallon size jars of mayonnaise, and ketchup and mustard packets

๐Š๐ข๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ large garlic powder, large pepper, large salt, other spices, and cooking spray

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ rain ponchos, hand warmers (hot hands), and emergency mylar blankets

๐†๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ ziploc bags, napkins, toilet paper, bleach, 55-gallon heavy duty trash bags, plastic forks, and 12-oz cups and lids

๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ pasta and sauce, cans of tuna/chicken, bottled water, packaged snacks (poptarts, chips, etc.)

For more information about Our Daily Bread, please visit


A Bad Santa Happy Hour - The Roosevelt Room Liberty Center

7500 Bales St. #A-104, Liberty Township, OH 45069

Wednesday, November 22nd | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

They tried to make us go to rehab, we said ho, ho, ho. ๐ŸŽ„

As the holiday stress sets in, donโ€™t get your tinsel in a tangle. Join us at The Roosevelt Room in Liberty Center for A Bad Santa Happy Hour on Friday, December 22nd. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ

With half-price drinks from 4pm-7pm, Santa will be joining us for happy hour from 5pm-7pm!ย 

Just donโ€™t tell Mrs. Clausโ€ฆ๐Ÿง

Merry F*%$@ing Christmas. Letโ€™s get lit! โœจ

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