5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Cincinnati.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to try

Havana Martini Club

441 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

For classicists, the club suggests the "Godfather" from a menu of six variations on the Manhattan. It's served "up" in a martini glass with Maker's Mark.


4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Hipsters noticing a baton for crushing mint and a vintage shaker adorned with drink recipes, took the hint and started ordering old-fashioneds.

The Bar at the Palm Court

35 W Fifth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The traditional vodka martini, served "up" to an elegant crowd that prefers Grey Goose, perfectly complements the art-deco and live-jazz atmosphere.