Cincinnati’s First &
Finest Gastropub

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Proudly Bringing Scotland to Cincinnati

Nicholson’s is located in the heart of the Theater District in downtown Cincinnati on the Connector line. We are a convenient walk, drive, or streetcar ride to all of the sports and cultural events the city has to offer.  We offer a dining experience unlike any other in the city. A restaurant and bar in the heart of the theater district serving food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting, taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain and providing guests with authentic hospitality. Nicholson’s offers a wide variety of local craft beer, European ales, and spirits–along with the largest selection of single malt scotch whiskies in the region combined with a vast bourbon collection and proprietor’s barrel program.




Lunch & Brunch

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Dinner Menu

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The Garden Room

Fully private space with adjoining patio. Seats up to 40.

Private Events at Nicholson’s and The Backstage Event Center

Host your next event in an incomparable old world setting in Downtown Cincinnati! Nicholson’s features two private rooms perfect for up to 48 guests. For larger events, we offer the Backstage Event Center.  Visit out Events page for menus, pricing and booking link.

New Happy Hour Menu | M-F 3-6


Duck Fat Fries

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Fried Brussels Sprouts

Pub Pretzels

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Herb Goat Cheese


$2 Off All Draught Beers & Wines By The Glass

$5.50 Well Mixed Drinks

$8 Specialty Cocktails


Bringing the
Spirit of Scotland

to Downtown Cincinnati Since 1997

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