Urban Artifact Brewery
Urban Artifact Brewery
As the region reconnects with its past, craft breweries in Cincinnati USA abound where you can drink in our storied brewing heritage through local craft beer. Below is a sampling of breweries from around the region. Click here for a complete list of the nearly 30 local breweries.
 

Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Bad Tom Smith offers a laid back tap room and beer garden served by passionate bartenders. Stay for a few and enjoy a board game or catch a sporting event on the big screen. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Braxton Brewing

Braxton Brewing
Braxton Brewing
Run by a family of passionate brewers, Braxton Brewing is a must-see on any local brewery excursion. Their vast tap room feels like an upscale garage with leather couches and flat screen TVs all around. In the warmer months enjoy a cold brew in their outdoor seating area. Open Tuesday - Sunday.
In the neighborhood: The CarnegieNorthern Kentucky Riverwalk Statue Tour

 

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Malt House Tap Room

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company tap room
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company tap room

Located in the Over-the-Rhine brewery district. Step into this 19th century tap room to sample several varieties of craft brews, then tour the brewing facility and learn about the history of the building and the brewery district. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Washington ParkWilliam Howard Taft National Historic Site
 

Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Housed within the Party Source in Newport, Eight Ball has 42 taps that include their own brews and a plethora of brews from around the world that are hard to find. Enjoy a sampler or a pint, then take a growler to go or make your own 6-pack inside the Party Source. Open seven days a week.
In the neighborhood: New Riff Distilling, Purple People Bridge

 

Fifty West Brewing Company 

Fifty West Production Works
Fifty West Production Works

Fifty West offers a dozen or more of their fresh-brewed beers on tap. Enjoy a sampler or a pint alongside their small-plate food pairings served in the dining room or on the large patio. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Cincinnati Observatory Center Ault Park
 

Hofbräuhaus Newport

Hofbrauhaus
Hofbrauhaus
Hofbräuhaus is modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Visit any day of the week to enjoy a traditional German meal paired with Bavarian beer in the lively Bier Hall or in the Bier Garden overlooking Newport on the Levee and the Cincinnati Skyline. Open seven days a week.
In the neighborhood: Newport AquariumWorld Peace Bell Center
 

MadTree Brewing Company

MadTree Brewing
MadTree Brewing

MadTree has plenty of room to enjoy their craft beers at an L-shaped bar or around huge pub tables where you can gaze at the brewing equipment on the opposite side of the hall. Bring your friends to play a game of darts or cornhole. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Rookwood CommonsDrake Planetarium & Science Center
 

Rhinegeist

Aug 2014 Press Trip Rhinegeist Brewery
Aug 2014 Press Trip Rhinegeist Brewery

Rhinegeist is a popular local brewery offering several brews in their massive brewery/tap room. Occupying an historic building, the taproom is well-lit by skylights during the day, has 2-story tall columns and interesting artwork adorning the walls. There's also ample space for ping pong, cornhole, and special events. Sip a pint while enjoying the 360 degree views from the rooftop deck (weather permitting). 
In the neighborhood: Findlay MarketBetts House
 

Rivertown Brewing Company 

Rivertown Brewing Company
Rivertown Bulb Glass
Rivertown specializes in hand-crafted ales and wild/sour fermentations. Stop in for a tastings and stay for a pint while you enjoy BBQ, free arcade games and root beer for the kids. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Gorman Heritage Farm, Zip City
 

Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact Brewery
Urban Artifact Brewery
Located in the basement of a former church in Cincinnati's eclectic Northside neighborhood, Urban Artifact brews sour and wild beers plus offers live entertainment most evenings. Open seven days a week.
In the neighborhood: Spring Grove Cemetery, Shake It Records

Thirsty for more? Learn about Cincinnati USA's brewing history here and check out all the local breweries with this list.