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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
+1 513-564-9111
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (45 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (29 reviews)
“scotch egg” (16 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this restaurant so much the first time around that I was dismayed to have such a disappointing experience on my second visit. Even though I made reservations well in advance, we were seated at a cramped table in the bar. Our server seemed...More

Thank boilerjenni
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Easy to find, excellent service ( and staff wears kilts), plenty to choose from on the menu and probably the best Calamari we have ever had.

Thank Brink72
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Having wandered over to Nicholson’s for a late lunch mid-afternoon, I was nonetheless a tad surprised to see that I was the only patron at that time since I’d seen it reviewed as bustling and hopping. I was surprised again that they were kind enough...More

Thank Simone B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great location, so convenient to the theater but make sure you make reservations! The fried chicken and cheese dip appetizer are a must try!

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The best place downtown if you're looking for a wide variety of craft imports and domestic, bourbon and scotch. Even have a variety of proprietors blend bourbon products available and always reasonably priced. The food is consistently excellent. Amazing place to visit before shows and...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I enjoyed my food, but I believe the restaurant oversold its reservations versus the capacity of the kitchen to handle it. I deliberately made a 5:30 pm reservation for a 7:00 pm show across the street at Aronoff. Our food (two burgers) didn't arrive at...More

Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Busy tavern & pub right across from the Aronoff. Stopped in for a few drinks before the show. The Irish interior & exterior is cool and authentic. The bartenders even wear kilts! Very cool place...check it out!

Thank Anica C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Not is a super big hurry to return to Indianapolis after enjoying a matinee at the Aronoff, we crossed the street and are we ever delighted. Grabbed two seats at the bar and immediately had both Scott and Alex willing to take our orders. Because...More

Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Nicholson’s on many occasions and this one was as good as the others although this time was just for beers and appetizers. My favorite are the Scotch Eggs....always pleasantly surprised first timers when I suggest them to enjoy with one of many...More

Thank AmazingRacer22
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We planned a party for about 25 guests in a private room. We had not been to Cincinnati so based our selection on online reviews and the fact that they had gluten free options. They were so great to work with planning the party. The...More

Thank Lauren I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.
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