Queen City Radio is an every-man bar and beer garden built inside of a 1920’s-era gas and car service station. Located on the corner of W 12th Street and Central Parkway in Cincinnati’s Historic Over the Rhine neighborhood, the bar carries on the namesake of the original business which was instrumental in radio hardware and technology in the mid 20th century. The original Queen City Radio installed aftermarket radios in cars before their standardization into new car builds in the 1930s and 40s and was known around the city as the premier spot for car-radio service. They also assisted in the development and advancement of several of the city’s hilltop radio towers.
Today, the post-renovation building still has an industrial look, featuring the original garage bay doors, two large patios, two indoor bars, an on-site food truck and an Airstream trailer which has been converted into an outdoor bar for the spring and summer months. Every week, thousands of happy drinkers enjoy the modern Queen City Radio’s services of domestic and craft beer, cocktails, boozy slushies and even boozy popsicles in the summer time. Foodies are also thrilled with the Queen City Whip’s backyard inspired burgers and fries as well as Cincinnati-style chili dogs and candy milkshakes. The bar’s vibe offers something for everyone, transforming from a relaxing outdoor happy hour or weekend afternoon to a vibrant Saturday nightlife. Private spaces within the bar such as the upper patio, living room and mezzanine can also be rented for parties and special events.