Frequently Asked Questions
A: Hours vary by each individual bar, restaurant, and retailer. Hours may be adjusted during holidays and special events. Please check individual bar and restaurant websites for more details.
A: Yes! From the Splash Pad to Smale Park to kid-friendly dining and special events, The Banks offers something for everyone. View the directory for a full list of activities available at The Banks. Some establishments are 21+ later in the evening. Please check individual bar and restaurant websites for more details.
A: No! The Banks offers something for everyone. View the directory for a full list of activities available at The Banks. Some establishments are 21+ later in the evening. Please check individual bar and restaurant websites for more details.
A: DORA – the designated outdoor refreshment area – is an 85-acre district at The Bank that allows guests to take their beverage purchased from one of the 18 Banks establishments and explore our public plazas and green spaces. It simply needs to be in the Official DORA Cup. From 11am – 1am daily.
At risk of missing the first pitch? Late for the opening act? Take your beverage purchased in a DORA cup from a Banks establishment and go! Waiting for a table, or wish to picnic outside in The Banks plazas or greenspaces? Grab a DORA beverage from a Banks establishment and explore!
Please be certain to drink responsibly and observe posted boundaries and program rules.
A: The Bengals have designated parking lots for traditional tailgating before football games. The Banks hosts a Reds Opening Day party during the Reds first home game each season and an official Pregame Party before each Bengals home game. These are held in the DORA District (outside alcohol is not permitted), with dozens of official DORA beverage stations available.
A: The Banks is walkable from downtown’s Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine. The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar has a stop at The Banks and loops throughout the city center, making it a great option to use to visit The Banks.
The Bank is accessible from both I-71 and I-75 from both Ohio and Kentucky. Map
A: The Banks is built on top of Central Riverfront Garage, one of the nation’s largest contiguous parking facilities with nearly 8,000 parking spaces available along the Riverfront. The parking garage at The Banks is managed by SP+ Parking. Click here for rates, directions and more information.
A: The Central Riverfront Garage at The Banks is managed by SP+ Parking. Click here for rates, directions and more information. Special event rates may apply. Monthly parking options are available.
A: The Central Riverfront Garage at The Banks is managed by SP+ Parking. Click here for rates, directions and more information.
A: John G. and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is a wonderful location to view the bustling activity along The Ohio River Trail, and a place to gather and celebrate as a community. The park boasts multiple water play features, giant swings, an interactive foot piano, the P&G Vibrantscape Playground, expansive pollinator gardens, and Carol Ann’s Carousel. Several historical monuments can be found like the Black Brigade Monument and the recently dedicated Marian Spencer Statue.
For information on holding an event at Smale Park please call 513-352-6180 or visit www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/find-a-parkfacility/smale-riverfront-park.
A: The splash pad opens at the end of May and remain on until October. They are free and open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A: Carousel events may be held during non-operational hours. The Anderson Pavilion Culinary Group organizes the Carousel events during non-operational hours. Please visit http://www.andersonpavilion.com/ or call Premier Park Events at 513-221-2610.
A: The Reds, the oldest team in baseball, play at Great American Ball Park. Opening Day, an unofficial city holiday and the biggest party at The Banks, is played at the end of March/beginning of April depending on the MLB schedule. Tickets are available at reds.com or at the ball park, at The Banks.
A: Watch the defending AFC champs play at Paycor Stadium from August through January and visit the team shop to get all your Bengals gear. WHO DEY!
A: AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks is located in Downtown Cincinnati at The Banks, adjacent to the Great American Ballpark and Smale Park. The hotel design features clean, simple and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European-style with a distinctly modern feel. Features include the latest technology and social spaces that blend work and play with authentic local experiences.
A: Crawford Hoying 614.355.2020
A: Tracy Schwegmann, Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc., 513.366.3532
A: The Banks does not have a central Lost & Found. We suggest directly contacting the establishments you visited during your time at The Banks.
The Banks is an active neighborhood, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most bars and restaurants are open until 2 am, but please consult with venues to confirm their hours.
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