Make your way to Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant where this tour begins, and meet a guide and group for your first tasting. Fuel up for the walk with a sampler of Irish treats like bangers, Scotch eggs, and Irish spring rolls, then continue to the original Market Square, an 1815 landmark.
Visit the Keystone Grill for macaroni and cheese—the laid-back pub and restaurant makes nine different varieties that range from stout-braised brisket to Buffalo chicken with blue cheese—and visit the Covington Police Memorial. Walk to the Roebling Suspension Bridge to see the two-story murals that depict Covington history in bright colors. Next stop is Smoke Justis, where we sample wonderful smoked chicken wings plus a local craft beer tasting. Then then head to The Gruff, a stylish restaurant with modern, minimalist décor.
Try their signature roasted beet salad with goat cheese, prosciutto, and house made dressing before strolling through the Riverside neighborhood that overlooks the Ohio River. See the town’s grandest mansions and architectural landmarks, then finish the tour on a sweet note: visit Blinkers Tavern for their seasonal bread pudding.