In August of 2001 the newly re-branded Queen City Restaurant Group opened up Bella, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in the former Plaza 600 location at the corner of Walnut and 6th Streets next to the Arnoff Center downtown.

It’s important to note, that while the restaurant was never really a brewpub per-say, some brewing did take place there to maintain the license.  Most of the beer that was sold at Bella came from the Watson Brothers Brewhouse in Blue Ash.


  • 2001 – The restaurant opens in August
  • 2006 – The restaurant closes in September