The Perfect Fall Weekend Guide Cincinnati Style!

Welcome to the Fall Weekend Guide Cincinnati Style. Fall is here. You know what that means, PSL (Pumpkin Spice Lattes), Halloween movies, and pumpkin patches.

pumpkin on table fall

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy all of those things just as much as the next fall lover. However, Cincinnati & Northern KY is majestic when it comes to food, drinks, and fun.

You know, we are called the Queen City. By majestic, I mean we have some of the greatest restaurants, breweries, farms, coffee shops, festivals, and events. Especially in the fall.

Now I am going to set you up for the perfect fall weekend in Cincinnati, whether it be with your friends, family or significant other.

Coffee. Who doesn’t love coffee?

There are many different craft coffee shops in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Carabello, Collective Espresso, BLOC Coffee Company to name a few.

Coffee Emporium

But this weekend, we are going to explore Coffee Emporium. It is located at 110 E. Central Parkway in OTR, with a second location in Hyde Park if that one is too crowded. Not only does Coffee Emporium offer 30 different coffee options, they also provide tea, homemade baked goods, and even catering.

Don’t believe me that it’s one of the best? Take it from Bill on Yelp: “This is the best location of the city’s best coffee shop. Everything is great: the coffee, the cold brew, the espresso, the tea (especially the almond tea!), the pastries. All of the coffee has been roasted in-house since the 1970s.”

Coffee Emporium

Brunch. The most important meal of the day.

If you are not a coffee lover or just want to skip straight to the food, your next stop is Taste Of Belgium.

Located in the heart of OTR, at 1135 Vine Street, Taste Of Belgium will not dissatisfy.

Unlike many brunch menus, you will see TOB offers a variety of options. Brunch at Taste of Belgium with sandwiches, sides, classics, savory crêpes, waffles, sweet crêpes, other desserts, along with espresso & other drinks.

What a menu! You can plan to spend roughly $8-$12 a person.

Taste of Belgium

Have a Happy HallZOOween!

Whether it be a family day, group outing, or date night you can always have a fun adventure in Cincy. Spending the day with the family? Take the kids to HallZOOween.

HallZOOween features Trick-Or-treat stations, Special Animal Encounters, Theater Of Illusion, Hogwarts Express Train Ride, Search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy, and the Scare-ousel. You can purchase the Zoo Adventure Tickets for adults for $27 and kids $22. Or general admission- $18 for adults and $13 for kids.

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Need a place to relax and unwind?

Try one of Cincinnati’s local Breweries.

MadTree, Braxton, and Rhinegeist are all Cincinnati based breweries with an environment that is far more than your average bar.

This weekend we are going to Rhinegeist. Enjoy ping-pong, corn-hole, rooftop seating, rich history and so much more. Beers will be roughly between $7-$10/beer. Kids are more than welcome to visit the brewery. However, the Rooftop is always 21+ and after 8 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, you must be 21+ to enter the taproom.


Dinner and Drinks.

Next stop is Eli’s BBQ, the 3rd best BBQ joint in the country.

Elis BBQ

Though the menu is simple, the flavors are anything but. Have a traditional sit-down meal inside or enjoy the outdoor seating; where you can bring your dog, your own music, and even your own drinks. Eli’s will be roughly $10/ person.

Check the website for a list of live music performers.

Eli’s BBQ

Dessert. Maybe this is the most important meal of the day?

If you live in Cincinnati and have not had BonBonerie- where have you been?!

If you are visiting Cincinnati- BonBonerie is your next stop.

I have BonBonerie here under desserts, though they serve much more than your cakes and cookies. Cupcakes, cookies, scones, cakes, danishes, the list goes on and on. To many options to decide? The Opera Cream Cake is one you will never forget. The prices vary, depending on what you are interested in trying. You might spend anywhere from $2-$6/serving.

The BonBonerie

There you have it. The perfect fall weekend guide Cincinnati style.