A $2 million renovation turned the Phoenix Café into the Righteous Room. This is one of Cincinnati’s newer bars and it’s going gangbusters with its posh, upscale style. The combination of exposed brick, intimate seating and paintings by local artists set a grown-up, sophisticated tone. Put on your cool-person clothes for the theater crowd. Cincinnati’s youngish, in-the-know professionals gather here to enjoy the courtyard after work. The happy hour Monday-Saturday from 4-8PM is one way to snag a special treat, like the mango mojito, before you head to one of Cincinnati’s performance venues. Come back afterward, since there are also after-theater drink deals. Although the Righteous Room fills up on weekends, there’s enough space in this Cincinnati bar for you to still feel comfortable.