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Live Music at The Blind Lemon Cincinnati, OH

Located in the heart of Mt. Adams, The Blind Lemon has been a Cincinnati institution and hidden gem for nearly 60 years. Beneath a glowing sign alerting passerby that ‘the garden is open’ lies a narrow passageway leading down to a sprawling brick courtyard, featuring lush foliage in spring and summer, and an oversized fire pit to cozy up around in fall and winter.  Inside the bar itself, you will find a rare setting of old world comfort, lit by firelight and a kaleidoscope of soft, warm Tiffany lamplight.  The charming underground tavern houses an eclectic collection of old time memorabilia, with the shine of copper, classic car and plane models, and ornately framed paintings and signed photographs delightfully crowding the walls and ceiling, and creating a unique atmosphere in which to enjoy one of our craft cocktails, local beers, or spirit of your choosing. The Lemon (as it is affectionately known by regulars) offers live music seven nights a week, showcasing the best of Cincinnati’s vibrant local music scene, and underscoring a perfect evening out.

Blind Lemon History

The Blind Lemon has been a Cincinnati institution and hidden gem for nearly 60 years.

Our Menu

We offer a variety of delicious food for every customer to eat and enjoy!

Read What Our Patrons Have to Say!

Whisper FordWhisper Ford ★★★★★ Quaint tiny lil underground bar in the entertainment district of mount adams. Lil outdoor area and a small box for live performers. Best m Margarita in any of the bars in the area.Natalie FranksNatalie Franks ★★★★★ What a great place! You can't go wrong with any of the food here or any of the drinks! Cool story about how the place came to be and the things that were found after the prohibition era. This is a must visit if you go to Mount Adams.Jeff HolmesJeff Holmes ★★★★★ We love the Blind Lemon. Though seating is a bit tight in the courtyard.The host was rather brusque and didn't seem to have any interest in the niceties of customer service - just interested in getting bums in chairs. Service staff is courteous, but they didn't check in often.Nice drink selection.We enjoy sitting by the fire in the courtyard.Crissy HarrisCrissy Harris ★★★★★ Very chill placeJack ReynoldsJack Reynolds ★★★★★ I love this place. The atmosphere is the best I've seen in a long time, and the live music is fantastic. The drinks are a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. I'd love to try more things on the menu, and I'd definitely recommend this place to a friend.Terence WebberTerence Webber ★★★★★ A little bit of a tight space but it adds to the intimacy!! Our server was amazing and we will definitely be back!Adriane ManifoldAdriane Manifold ★★★★★ Our server was the *cutest!* and wonderful. The live music was great and the ambiance was amazing. I can't wait to go back!Stephen LongStephen Long ★★★★★ Small, cool bar with good drinks. Not a restaurant.Kaitlyn LemarrKaitlyn Lemarr ★★★★★ This was one of the most interesting bars I’ve been to. It almost gave me like an oldies speakeasy vibe. They had a fireplace both inside and outside and the place felt very intimate and cozy. One of the workers pulled out the chair for me and also helped me get my coat on which felt very high in. Our waitress was very nice and made sure to come back quite a few times to check on us (I don’t personally like when waiters do this, as it makes me feel rushed, but I still wouldn’t change my rating). The live music was cool and they have speakers outside so you could hear if you sit out there. They don’t have prices on the menu which sort of stinks. I thought it would be very expensive because the prices were not shown but my drink (Milky Way) was only $9 ( I wish they would put the prices on the menu. My friend mentioned she would have gotten another if she knew it wasn’t too expensive). Wonderful atmosphere. My drink was also amazing; it was amaretto with hot coco.Sharon McGeeSharon McGee ★★★★★ Great place for drinks.Vijay ChettiarVijay Chettiar ★★★★★ Blind Lemon is one of those late night hangout places we have been going to for years now. No food here, but drinks are good. The rustic and old decor of the place is unique and very welcoming. Highly recommendLauren WagnerLauren Wagner ★★★★★ The blind lemon is such a hidden gem. The drinks are amazing and the location is so cozy. The fireplace is my favorite part. Be prepared to sit close to other patrons when it’s busy, but it’s cozy and friendly.js_loader

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