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Japps Since 1879

1134 Main St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Tue 4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“Craft cocktails, beers and coffee”

Japp’s is a polished neighborhood bar that features classic cocktails of the 1700′s through the 1950′s, innovative new craft cocktails featuring fresh homemade ingredients, premium coffee beverages, and a wide selection of bottled craft beers. No blaring televisions, no ear-splitting Top 40 music, no jello shots. Just the finest drinks at affordable prices in a relaxed setting.

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Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

  • Expert
  • 580 Reviews
  • 161 Helpful
June 20, 2014
Rated 3.0

Japp's is the place to go in OTR to dance. The description makes it seem pretty classy, but I guess it depends on what time of the day you get there... At night on the weekends, this is a place to (you guessed it) dance, not really sip on classic cocktails.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 315 Reviews
  • 325 Helpful
September 15, 2014
Rated 4.0

Japps is a really weird place. During the week, I love it. It's quiet, uncrowded, and they make some really killer cocktails. On the weekend, it sucks. Crowded with hunks who just want to dance to lame music.

If you're into cocktails and atmosphere, go during the weekdays. If you want to get sweaty with strangers, go on the weekend.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Stephen Rees

  • Road Warrior
  • 273 Reviews
  • 241 Helpful
September 08, 2014
Rated 4.0

Apparently the drinks at Japp's are top-notch, but to be honest the only reason I ever go to Japp's is to dance. You wouldn't realize it when you first arrive and walk through their bar area, but when you get to the back you turn into a ginormous, cavernous, sweaty dance floor filled with all kinds of humanity dancing to everything from Motown songs to Usher. It's a fun place to spend time with a group of people, but don't expect to do anything besides dancing and sweating.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Johanna Flato

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  • 145 Reviews
  • 103 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

I've been to Japp's mostly to dance and end the night--makes for a quality weekend! Crowded and happening, a mix of music.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 298 Reviews
  • 325 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

Great drinks and great prices! The gin and tonic is here is probably my favorite in the city! The bar is beautiful and the staff is great, and the entire place has a really great vibe.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Derek Neuland

  • Photographer
  • 297 Reviews
  • 128 Helpful
July 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

If you're looking for handmade cocktails, this is the best place in OTR. I don't drink, but the bartender made me a special non-alcoholic mixed drink that was incredible. It's no wonder that she has been named the best bartender in Cincinnati for many years.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Brandon Hite

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  • 144 Reviews
  • 102 Helpful
April 14, 2014

I prefer their sister bar Neon's right around the block, but Japp's is a good time when you can actually slide your way around there. There are two halves to this bar - the actual bar and sit-down part, and the dancefloor+bar. There's also a small outside area with seating, but this is usually packed.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Chelsea Koglmeier

  • Foodie
  • 242 Reviews
  • 202 Helpful
March 14, 2014

I'm not into the drinks really, but it's the BEST SPOT for weekend dancing (if you're alright bumping shoulders and sweating)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Andrew Fickas

  • 30 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0

If you're looking for delicious cocktails and lots of dancing to a mix of both the old and the new, I've known this to be the place to deliver.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wph

  • 9 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
September 17, 2013

Most definitely the best bar in Cincinnati. Friendly folks behind the bar that can mix you up a tasty cocktail. Highly recommended

1 person found this review helpful

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Japps Since 1879

1134 Main St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sat: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Tue, Wed: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thu, Fri: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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