Dining and Entertainment

From great restaurants to live music venues to sports bars — whatever your age or interest — it’s happening on the river at The Banks!

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The Banks is the perfect gathering spot before or after the game, or for a casual lunch or a hi-powered business meeting. The Banks is a great destination for special occasions or just ANY occasion at all... You'll soon discover, The Banks has something for everyone!

At The Banks, you’ll find establishments offering seasonal sidewalk dining, as well as comfortable places where kids are welcome. You’ll find upscale restaurants with impressive wine lists, as well as sports bars and restaurants with dozens of hi-def TV’s to cheer on your favorite team. You can sample California vintages at the local wine bar, or mosey up to the toppings bar at the frozen yogurt shop. From Soul Food to Sushi… The Banks is dishing it up!

From sophisticated dining to family friendly eateries, the varied establishments at The Banks are certain to give you reason to return again and again.

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The Downtown Gift Card is the perfect gift for those who share one thing in common – the love for The Banks and Downtown Cincinnati! Purchase the Downtown Gift Card year-round, valid at more than 125 shopping, dining and entertainment destinations... For a a list of participating merchants and to purchase Downtown Gift Cards>>>


The Banks is not just for dining… it’s for playing, too! The river front is where Cincinnati got its start... and where people continue to come to play.

Although it may be nestled between the home venues for the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, don’t mistake The Banks to be just a gathering spot for sports fans...

Coming Soon - Two Bits! All the fun free play you can handle - inlcuding classic arcade staples, board games, table games and the more modern gaming systems - all in a fun bar atmosphere. Don't forget Two Bits food featuring an eclectic fresh take on pub favorites.

We are also adjacent to the 50-acre Smale Riverfront Park where visitors can ride bikes, enjoy family friendly water features, and enjoy daily activities and musical entertainment on the Event lawn.

Finally, the riverfront is home to some of Cincinnati’s most notable regional events… and The Banks is in the heart of the action! More than 500,000 have been heading to the river front for over 25 years for the annual Labor Day Riverfest fireworks show. And tens of thousands lace up in May for the Flying Pig Marathon – not to mention the half-dozen charity walks and runs that pass through The Banks each month.

The Cincinnati Music Festival  presented by  P&G calls Paul Brown Stadium home each July, and the Bengals annually hold family-friendly training camp at their riverfront facilities every summer to kick-off the NFL season . Whatever your age or interest… it’s happening at The Banks!

Retail Leasing
Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate provides retail leasing for The Banks Phase I and Phase II. For more information on retail opportunities, please contact the JRA team directly at