Located 25 minutes northeast of Downtown Cincinnati, Loveland is a suburban neighborhood that boasts one of the most impressive downtown squares in all of Cincinnati.
In this article we share the best spots to check out in Downtown Loveland including the best shops, restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and outdoor areas.
The Best Shops
Bond Furniture and Design – A furniture store that specializes in home decor and customized furniture.
Busy Bee Boutique – A boutique shop that specializes in unique gifts for birthdays, holidays, weddings, and other special occasions.
JackRabbit – A retail shop that offers shoes, apparel, and accessories for runners and walkers.
Montgomery Cyclery – A Cincinnati-based company that offers bikes, cycling gear, accessories, and bike repair.
Vertical Drop – A retail store that specializes in gear for skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, skating, and other outdoor activities.
Welling & Co. Jewelers – A jewelry store that specializes in fine jewelry, repair, and custom design.
The Best Restaurants
Lyle’s Bikes, Brews & BBQ – A restaurant right along the bike trail that specializes in traditional BBQ dishes and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
Paxton’s Grill – A family bar and grill known for the burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. They offer indoor and outdoor seating and pride themselves on friendly and fast service. Our favorite dish here is the black and bleu burger, but you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu.
Ramsey’s Trailside – A spacious restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating located right along the bike trail that offers burgers, salads, soups, and a variety of local craft beers.
Tano Bistro – A bistro that specializes in a variety of dishes including burgers, fish tacos, pulled pork, grilled chicken, and more.
The Works – One of our favorite pizza spots not just in Loveland, but in all of Cincinnati. Enjoy one of their pizzas inside, outside on a patio, or even in an old train connected to the side of the building.
The Best Bars & Breweries
Bishop’s Quarter Bar – A massive three-story building located in the heart of Downtown that specializes in wine, bourbon, and craft beer. They often host live music on the rooftop bar on weekends as well, which makes this one of the most popular spots in the area.
Narrow Path Brewing – A brewery located right on the bike trail that offers a variety of craft beers and boasts an impressive outdoor seating area complete with firepits and heated domes that you can rent out during the winter.
The Best Cafes & Coffee Shops
Cocoa Bites – A quaint little bakery that serves up a delicious variety of cupcakes, cookies, and other delicious desserts.
Hometown Cafe – A cafe located right along the bike trail that specializes in coffee, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods.
Mile 42 – One of our favorite coffee shops in all of Cincinnati that features a spacious indoor seating area, an outdoor walk-up window, and a variety of excellent coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods.
The Best Desserts
Graeter’s Ice Cream – A Cincinnati-based ice cream shop that serves up a wide variety of flavors.
Loveland Sweets – A shop that specializes in high-quality sweets including ice cream, candy, and coffee.
Trailside Ice Shack Hawaiian Ice – A tiny shop located directly on the bike trail that offers shaved ice with a wide range of flavors.
The Best Outdoor Attractions
East Loveland Nature Preserve – A nature preserve located just a couple minutes from Downtown Loveland that offers several miles of walking paths that wind through a forested area.
Loveland Bike Trail – A paved bike trail that runs right through the heart of Downtown Loveland that is part of the larger 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. Check out Loveland Bike Rental to rent out bikes for a day.
Loveland Canoe & Kayak – One of the most popular canoe and kayaking spots in all of Cincinnati. The shop shop offers a 5-mile trip known as “The Castle Adventure” that passes by the Loveland Castle and lasts anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on how leisurely you paddle.
Nisbet Park – A quaint park located directly on the bike trail that features a gazebo, a playground area, an outdoor amphitheater, and plenty of wide open green space.