Over-the-Rhine is filled with hundreds of locations to visit. If you’re looking for great food, cold drinks, and live music, then MOTR Pub is your place to be! MOTR, which means Music in Over-the-Rhine, features performances from local bands seven nights a week – all with no cover charge! Serving as the epicenter for the Cincinnati music scene, MOTR Pub is curating the stage by offering underground, craft musicians to showcase their talent at our independently-owned venue.

What Makes MOTR Different

Year after year, we have landed on CityBeat’s and Cincinnati Magazine’s Best lists. Whether it’s for our burgers, open mic nights, or our live music location, we’re both proud and honored to be recognized by the community. Here’s what Cincinnati Magazine had to say about our pub: “Given its trendy hood and its nonpareil owners, somehow MOTR abides as an unpretentious, abundant source of great music at a great price: free. The bar has rotating taps and friendly barkeeps, and the music features local-to-national acts virtually every night of the week—well-considered bills of indie, punk, backpack hip-hop, and beyond.” 

The MOTR Menu

Apart from our delicious Brunch offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings, our Pub is the perfect place to stop by for a late-night meal and a few drinks. Our kitchen is conveniently open until 1:00 AM to satisfy your nightly cravings for juicy burgers and tasty appetizers. We recommend that you try our pretzels with bier cheese — they’re to die for! We even offer vegan and other diet-friendly options!

What to Expect at MOTR

MOTR Pub has hosted hundreds of parties in our lower level “Sword Room,” rightfully named after the Medieval Swords that adorn the north wall of the room. With arcade games, tables, and more, our reservations include custom catering, beverage packages, staffing, cleanup and other custom accommodations. Whether it’s a 15-person birthday party or a 50-person corporate gathering, your party is sure to be a hit with any group!

With everything that Over-the-Rhine has to offer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Bring your friends and family out to MOTR Pub today to enjoy delicious food and even better musical entertainment! Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!