Excitement for Cincinnati's newest rooftop bar, Cocktail Terrace, has been stirring since 21C Hotel opened in late 2012. Complete with lush communal sofas, retractable awnings, and a stunning 180º view of Downtown, crowds filled this spectacular speakeasy on their first night of service.

Living up to its name, Cocktail Terrace features a variety of craft cocktails including their specialty Poptails: popcicles muddled with a shot of liquor. Highly recommended is the Avocado Margarita Poptail, with the Lavender Blueberry Lemon Poptail coming in at a close second. We also sampled some of the new seasonal mixed drinks: the El Camino is a must have for the tropical drink-lover. If thirsting for something light and refreshing, try the Rum Dinger.

Not sure what to order? Ask the staff. Our server, Bonnie, had great recommendations and not only remembered our orders but also learned our names! Prices are reasonable too: $6.00 for craft beers, $9.00 for wine, $11.00 for generous cocktails.

Surrounded by a gentle breeze and some of the most cheerful, attentive staff in town, Cocktail Terrace is Cincinnati's coolest place to chill out this summer.

Cocktail Terrace is open Tuesday - Saturday starting at 5:00PM.