“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not into the drinks really, but it's the BEST SPOT for weekend dancing (if you're alright bumping shoulders and sweating)
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.
Most definitely the best bar in Cincinnati. Friendly folks behind the bar that can mix you up a tasty cocktail. Highly recommended
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Japps Since 1879
- 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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