Explore the District
The Fountain Square District is a restaurant and entertainment hub. Aside from the neverending activity and events on the Square itself, you’ll find signature restaurants and bars such as Via Vite, Chipotle, Rock Bottom Brewery, Mynt Martini, Potbelly, Graeter’s, Ingredients, McCormick & Schmick’s, Boi Na Braza, Morton’s, and Palomino surrounding all four sides of the Square.
Just to the north of Fountain Square, you’ll discover the “Backstage District” surrounding the Aronoff Center for the Arts and the Contemporary Arts Center and the 21c Museum Hotel. The Backstage restaurants and entertainment venues include Boca, Sotto, Igby’s, Nada, Righteous Room, Metropole, and Nicholson’s.
If shopping is your thing, you’ll find key stores in Fountain Place on the west side of the Square, including Tiffany & Co, Macy’s, and the Booksellers on Fountain Square. And one block west, at the corner of Fifth & Race Streets, you’ll discover Saks Fifth Avenue, in addition to new restaurants MiTa’s and Americano Burger Bar, both of which are located on the ground floor of the 84.51° building. Click here for a full listing of all downtown stores.
For a complete list of places to Eat, Shop, Play & Stay downtown, visit Downtown Cincinnati Inc‘s website.