Holidays in Over-the-Rhine

The holiday season is here and there are dozens of shop local, holiday and arts events being held in Over-the-Rhine!

Holiday Performances and Events

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Know Theatre’s Puffs
Dec. 4 - Jan. 4
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s The Frog Princess
Dec. 12 - 29
Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.’s Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Dec. 18 - 29
The Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker
Dec. 20 – 22
A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine
Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve at Music Hall: Frank and Ella

Holiday Party Venues

Over-the-Rhine has plenty of places to host your holiday party -- whether it's for the office, your family or a few (dozen) of your closest friends. Many spaces offer specials for booking early, so take a look!

3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th Street

About this space: We have a large taproom with plenty of space and plenty of seating.  We can accommodate groups small and large, anywhere from 10 to 250 people. 

  • Capacity: 250
  • Can guests bring outside food? Negotiable.
  • Parking: Street parking, and multiple pay surface lots on the block. 
  • To book this venue, contact: Jack Weston 

A World of Beads, 1429 Vine Street

About this space: Space for parties of 8-15 making beaded holiday jewelry gifts.

  • Capacity: 15
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes.
  • Parking: Mercer garage, parking meters and valet.
  • Special: 10% off project supplies
  • To book this venue, contact: Zach at 513-871-5600
  • Private Beading Parties are $28 per person includes $20 in project supplies. Group size minimum of 5.

Amy Youngblood Interiors, 1420 Main Street

About this space: Hip, fully updated interior design firm and studio with contemporary furnishings, lighting and original artwork. Space is approximately 1,500 square feet with wood floors, high ceilings and new kitchenette area for storing food and beverages and prep work. The fabric and resource library also makes a great bar area for events. The front area conference table also works well for serving food and large TV monitor can be used to display any type of marketing material or visuals.

  • Capacity: Approximately 75
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guests can supply their own food and drink.
  • Parking: Street parking on Main Street out front or much parking on Liberty, one block North.
  • To book this venue, contact: Amy Youngblood, (513) 807-8870
  • Come enjoy the holidays in a hip, urban interior design studio! We are located within walking proximity of some of OTR’s best bars and restaurants.

Cincinnati Food Tours, 107 W. Elder Street (Findlay Market)

About this venue: We can design a walking, tasting tour in Over-the-Rhine. Typical tour includes 3 restaurants and 1 specialty shop and takes about 3 hours. Custom tours available, too. 

  • Capacity: Varies
  • Can guests bring outside food? Food is included
  • Parking: Parking available at Findlay Market
  • Special: 10% discount on private tours for OTR Chamber members
  • To book this venue, contact: Barb Cooper 
  • Private group tours available Monday through Friday. Limited weekend availability, but call (513) 602-5602 to check our schedule. 

Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm Street

About this space: Classroom/event space for interactive cooking classes or seated meals and events.

  • Capacity: 46
  • Can guests bring outside food? We have several caterers onsite.
  • Parking: Parking lots around Findlay Market and on-street parking.
  • To book this venue, contact: Amy Stull, (513) 237-0356
  • We can customize our space, food and drinks to fit any of your needs!

First Lutheran, 1208 Race Street

About this space: Our 125 year old church has 4 unique spaces for concerts and food events.

  • Capacity: We can host up to 400 people in our largest venue and 30 in our smallest.
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guests can bring in their own food and drink. All caterers are welcome. We use Venice on Vine, a ministry partner, for our own catering needs.
  • Parking: We are located on Washington Park, so our parking options are the same as for Music Hall.
  • To book this venue, contact: Kimberly Russ
  • First Lutheran does not seek to compete with the many amazing event venues in OTR. Our hope is to provide space and support for nonprofit community and arts groups who typically could not afford to hold their event downtown.  

Homemakers Bar, 39 E. 13th Street

About this space: We have an intimate private bar available for rentals. We also, reserve space in the main bar area. We have ample space for parties of large sizes. We also can provide food.

  • Capacity: 150
  • Can guests bring outside food? We can provide food and drinks.
  • Parking: Street parking & Mercer Garage.
  • Special: 10% off the total bill to parties larger than 15 paying on a single card.
  • To book this venue, contact: Julia Pepitrin
  • We have a variety of seating options, we're a craft cocktail bar and Saturday night disco. Happy to curate a menu to your needs.

JACK Casino, 1000 Broadway Street

About this space: Private and semi private event space.

  • Capacity: 10-1,900
  • Can guests bring outside food? No
  • Parking: Free on-sight parking
  • To book this venue, contact: Shelden Wolf, (513) 250-3259
  • Packages to fit all budgets ​

Market Wines at Findlay Market, 128 W. Elder Street

About this space: Market Wines is a small, independent wine and craft beer shop located in a circa 1800s Italianate building at Findlay Market.  Although we are primarily a retail shop, we do weekend tastings and by the glass wine service from our antique bar.  We also have 6 rotating craft beers on tap at all times. During serving times we have a full menu of house wines as well as bottle service (with corkage fee.) For private events, we have several options including private on-site or off-site tastings as well as open bar choices. Facility rental costs begin at $300 plus the cost of wine/beer and other choices.

  • Capacity: 40
  • Can guests bring outside food? No drinks (except non-alcoholic) but food is allowed.
  • Parking: Off street or Findlay Market parking lots.
  • To book this venue, contact: Linnea Eschenlohr, (513) 744-9888

Music Hall (Cincinnati Arts Association), 1243 Elm Street

About this space: Unique, historic venue located in the heart of Over the Rhine.

  • Capacity: 30-700
  • Can guests bring outside food? We have 5 preferred caterers to choose from.
  • Parking: Area garages, on-street, or surface lots.
  • Special: 10% discount to fellow OTR Chamber members.
  • To book this venue, contact: Beth Troendly, (513) 744-3241

OCEAN Programs, 1243 Elm Street

About this space: Approximately 7,000 square feet of space with hard wood floors and exposed rafters - very industrial feel so not your normal stuffy office space. Tables and chairs available, rolling TV for slideshows, wifi network, small kitchenette for minimal food prep.

  • Capacity: 50 seated, 80 reception style
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guests can bring their own.
  • Parking: Washington Park Garage, WCET's parking garage.
  • To book this venue, contact: Courtney DeGeorge-Allen, (513) 292-6704
  • Our space is versatile and can accommodate various types of events and parties - contact us to learn more!

On the Rhine Eatery, 100 East Court Street

About this space: Located above the Kroger on the Rhine, our Eatery provides a unique venue that can accommodate small or large groups in a vibrant food hall setting.

  • Capacity: Groups of 25 - 225
  • Can guests bring outside food? No outside food or drinks. We offer a full bar and 5 different food venues to choose food from.
  • Parking: Attached parking garage
  • To book this venue, contact: [email protected]
  • Very unique space in OTR! It's a blank canvas and can be personalized for each specific event! With 5 venues of food options there is something for everyone.

OTR Escape, 1112 Race Street

About this space: Exercising your brain while having fun, groups get 60 minutes to "escape" the room and be victorious. Four available themed escape rooms to choice from. Food and drink can be served in our large lounge before or after the escape game. Life-sized games are also available in the lounge for additional fun.  

  • Capacity: 30
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guest can bring their own food or we can assist with food catered in.
  • Parking: Metered street parking out front or Washington Park garage.
  • Special: $16 per person (50% off) for Holiday or Team Building events
  • To book this venue, contact: Frank Hailstock, (513) 857-1533

Play Library, 1306 Main Street

About this space: Super cool and creative space! We have tables and chairs. 

  • Capacity: 50
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes.
  • Parking: Street parking or garages/surface lots.
  • Special: 15% off for OTR Chamber members.
  • To book this venue, contact: Joni Sherman

Pleasantry, 118 W. 15th Street

About this space: Our restaurant is available for buyouts & events of any type!

  • Capacity: 35 for a seated dinner, 40 for a cocktail party
  • Can guests bring outside food? We provide the food, with a menu of your choice.
  • Parking: Washington Park garage, surface lot at Race & Liberty, valet 1/2 block east in front of Taft's, metered street parking 1/2 block away on Race or Elm.
  • To book this venue, contact: Daniel Sounder
  • Providing an intimate, fun experience surrounded by good food & wine is our holiday go-to!

Queen City Alchemy, 1808 Race Street

About this space: Perfect for companies who wish for their holiday parties to include a fun, team building component! Book our DIY Bar for a creative buzz and walk away with a skin care/wellness project that you create to take home! 

  • Capacity: Workshop Space seating approximately 8-12 comfortably.
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guests can bring food/drinks of their choice.
  • Parking: Street parking (near Findlay Market)
  • To book this venue, contact: Emily Little 

Queen City Radio, 222 W. 12th Street

About this space: QCR boasts three indoor private event spaces, a spacious main bar, and two large patios with fire pits. We are able to accomodate parties from 30-200 people with options for a private bar and cocktail server.

  • Capacity: 40-200
  • Can guests bring outside food? Outside food allowed.
  • Parking: Street and Public Lots
  • To book this venue, contact: Laura

Revel OTR Urban Winery, 110 E. 13th Street

About this space: Whether you need to rent small spaces, a single floor or the entire building, we are available seven days a week during this Holiday Season. Enjoy private restrooms, a full bar, bartender service, in-house sound and projector for video/pics or just play your own playlist.

  • Capacity: 10-100
  • Can guests bring outside food? Catering Services are available and can be customized.
  • Parking: Free and paid street parking, Street Car, surface lots and nearby parking garages.
  • Special: Book your private event and receive a free Tasting to select wines for your event as well as a winery tour. Additional discounts available for OTRCC Chamber members as well.
  • To book this venue, contact: [email protected]

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm Street

About this space: Two beautiful and industrial event spaces with access to the main Rhinegeist Taproom. Both spaces are available for rentals from 25 guests up to 400! Perfect place to share a beer and celebrate the holidays. 

  • Capacity: 25-400
  • Can guests bring outside food? We work closely with a wide variety of local caterers.
  • Parking: There is street parking, a few paid parking lots, Connector stop directly in front of our main entrance, Uber/Lyft drop off spot and we work closely with a local valet company for those guests who appreciate door to door service. 
  • To book this venue, contact: Amanda Sinclair, (513) 518-6060
  • We love to give tours of our spaces and hear about different experiences people are creating for their friends, family, coworkers and clients. 

Rosedale, 208 E 12th Street

About this space: Our exclusive upstairs bar will delight your guests with dramatic wallpaper, birdcage chandeliers, and ornate armchairs and sofas. The room comes with a private bar with bartender, a TV that's perfect for showing a presentation or slideshow, and plenty of space for guests to mingle! 

  • Capacity: 60
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes, outside food is permitted.
  • Parking: Street parking and nearby garages
  • To book this venue, contact: Kelly Allen
  • Abigail's Annex can accommodate groups of 15 – 60 people and has a private bar with bartender. There is a $500 bar minimum to reserve the space on a weekday for a 3-hour timeframe. There is an $800 bar minimum to reserve the space on a weekend for a 3-hour timeframe

Sacred Beast Diner,1437 Vine Street

About this space: The Back room of Sacred Beast

  • Capacity: 40 Seated, 60 Standing
  • Can guests bring outside food? Sacred Beast provides all food and beverage
  • Parking: Valet Available Thursday-Saturday,OTR Parking Garages such as Washington Park & Mercer.
  • To book this venue, contact: Matt MacLeod, 513-213-2864
  • Buyout options available. Seating capacity 120

Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club, 1901 Vine Street

About this space: Schwartz's Point is a lovely, intimate, Bohemian space located in a 150-year-old iconic flatiron building with plenty of free parking. We have a full bar, including fresh hand-crafted signature drinks and espresso coffee. The Point has excellent acoustics with a grand piano and PA system with microphone, for more formal events or entertainment. We can provide any catering needs, from yummy lite bites to a delicious full meal. This old-world triangular space, with triangular tables, and walls adorned with oriental rugs, is one of the most unique spots one can find in this city.

  • Capacity: 48
  • Can guests bring outside food? Schwartz's Point has perferred caterers, but are very flexible on this point. We prefer to provide all beverages., but may consider exceptions.
  • Parking: There is plenty of Free on-street parking.
  • Special: Schwartz's Point offers discounts to OTR Chamber members.
  • To book this venue, contact: Zarleen Watts, (513) 208-4466
  • We would also be happy to find excellent entertainment for your event, should you need it.

Social OTR, 1819 Elm Street

About this space: Private room with a full bar perfect for seated private dining or reception style happy hour

  • Capacity: 26 seated/45 standing
  • Can guests bring outside food? No
  • Parking: Paid lots/street parking (free/paid)
  • To book this venue, contact: Anthony Berin
  • Social OTR is a non-profit restaurant serving as the internship site for students in the Findlay Culinary Training Program, where they work alongside professional staff to prepare them for a career in the culinary industry.

SPACES, 1435 Vine Street

About this space: Modern Artsy Oasis. Available & suitable for Holiday events and all occasions throughout the year!

  • Capacity: 100
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes
  • Parking: Mercer, Washington Park Garage, Liberty & Race Parking Lot.
  • To book this venue, contact: Heather Rachel at 513-599-2000 

Tablespoon Cooking Co., 1719 Elm Street

About this space: Tablespoon offers hands-on cooking classes that are great for holiday parties, team building or client entertaining. We currently operate out of Findlay Kitchen at the Historic Findlay Market. Our events are held in a light-filled open kitchen with views of OTR and Findlay Market. 

  • Capacity: 25
  • Can guests bring outside food? In-house catering
  • Parking: Street parking, paid lots, streetcar.
  • To book this venue, contact: Emily Keenan, (513) 818-2975

Taste of Belgium, 1135 Vine Street

About this space: Taste of Belgium OTR's private dining room is open for meetings and private gatherings at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Celebrate like a Belgian!

  • Capacity: 25-30
  • Can guests bring outside food? Taste of Belgium OTR provides food & beverage.
  • Parking: Ample street and private lot parking nearby.
  • To book this venue, contact: Jason Drumheller, (513) 396-5800

The Confetti Room, 1531 Race Street

About this space: 1600 square foot event venue, with chair and tables. Beautiful. White canvas setting waiting for for your holiday decor. BYOB friendly. 

  • Capacity: 90 standing, 75 seated
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes, and BYOB.
  • Parking: 60 car lot by 3CDC, $1.25 per hour 
  • To book this venue, contact:

The Skeleton Root, 38 W. McMicken Avenue

About this space: Unique event spaces in a full working winery. Perfect for dinners, cocktail parties, and off-site meetings with space accommodations for up to 100 guests. Custom wine tastings, creative catering, and winery tours available.

  • Capacity: 100
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes
  • Parking: Street parking directly in front of the winery. Small dedicated parking lot on-site and pay lot parking near-by.
  • Special: Wine sampling for custom wine list selections.
  • To book this venue, contact: [email protected]

The Spot on West Fifth, 337 W. 5th Street

About this space: We're brand new with an industrial feel.  Large street front windows, exposed brick and hardwood floors. Rental includes the set-up and use of our tables and chairs. We are a BYOB venue,  and we do not charge any additional catering fees or other hidden fees. Although we do have a list of recommended caterers, bartenders, event planners, DJs, etc. you are welcome to use any companies you'd like. We have a furnished green room for your use as well.

  • Capacity: 225 seated with a dance floor, 275 cocktail style
  • Can guests bring outside food? Yes, we're  BYOB & no preferred caterer.
  • Parking: Large parking lot and garage 1/2 block away, 3600 spots within a 2 block walk.  
  • Special: 10% off rental to fellow OTR Chamber members.
  • To book this venue, contact: Christy Johnson
  • Just come check us out, we love showing the space.

Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street

About this space: Union Hall has large private event rooms that are perfect for office holiday parties! Each room includes a screen & projector, microphones, tables and chairs.
  • Capacity: 50-200
  • Can guests bring outside food? Guests can bring in their own
  • Parking: Mercer Garage, Washington Park Garage, or on-street parking
  • To book this venue, contact: Laura Hughes