Sip on a Craft Cocktail at Newly Opened Aster in Downtown Cincy

Billed as a "social sippery," Aster made its grand debut into Cincinnati's culinary society at the beginning of this year. Its name means "star" in ancient Greek and also refers to a beautiful flower, so it's a fitting moniker for the new bar and restaurant. After all, this trending hotspot shines brightly in terms of its cuisine and cocktails, both of which are beautiful enough to overshadow any flower.

Come to the contemporary lounge to experience the menu for yourself. After a long day of work, treat yourself to a unique artisan cocktail like the Fig Dandy, which features fig syrup, lemon, bourbon, and dandelion tea. Match it to a meal of snacks or small plates, like salted dates or a dip crafted from arugula, cheese, and pine nuts served with bread. The menu also offers a few pressed paninis if you're looking for a slightly more substantial bite to eat.