OTR to NKY

Experience eight beer venues and breweries on both sides of the river.

Taft's Ale House
Taft's Ale House

RHINEGEIST
Translated as “Ghost of the Rhine” and built inside the skeleton of an 1895 beer bottling plant, with a huge taproom, rooftop bar, indoor games, and more.

CHRISTIAN MOERLEIN
Two stops to enjoy: the historic Brewing Company in Over-the-Rhine or the Lager House next to Smale Riverfront Park.

TAFT’S ALE HOUSE
A church fully restored with original elements, repurposed to pay homage to Cincinnatian and former president, William Howard Taft.

WOODEN CASK
A Newport building with a long and storied history, featuring rotating food trucks and food delivery options.

HOFBRÄUHAUS
Where it’s Oktoberfest all year long, a Bavarian legend with German fare and bier—the first Hofbräuhaus to be built outside Munich.

BRAXTON LABS
The next step in beer evolution from Braxton Brewing Co., with weekly events and brews celebrating experimentation and creativity.

DARKNESS
Designed to be a destination where everyone in the neighborhood feels at home, offering games, music, and art.  

A quick drive

Drive less than 10 minutes between these five breweries in five neighborhoods.

MadTree
MadTree

WOODBURN
A signature staple in the revitalized East Walnut Hills area, serving Mazunte Taqueria favorites and small bites every weekend.

LISTERMANN
Just across from Xavier University, a long-standing family-owned brewery with brewery tours, home-brew classes, and beer-making supplies.

MADTREE
Yoga, Ping Pong, pizza, and more— an Oakley hub featuring the largest dog-friendly patio in the area and live music.

NINE GIANT
A totally unique offering in Pleasant Ridge, with from-scratch, gourmet menu and perpetually rotating creations on tap. 

Go up north

Visit six of the area’s newest beer hangouts in the northern part of the region.

Fretboard Brewing Company
Fretboard Brewing Company

FRETBOARD
Making music alongside beer, this spot is always featuring live music and barbecue, infusing artistry and talent into every passionate pint. 

QUEEN CITY BREWING
A summer must, from its partnership with the historic Root Beer Stand to games galore and creative beer release events.

MARCH FIRST
Casual neighborhood stop and oneof-a-kind brewer specializing not only in ambitious lagers, but ciders, spirits, and pizza, as well.

DOGBERRY
Scientists at heart, balancing fl avor with fun through food trucks, games, and an exclusive mug club.

GRAINWORKS
Trivia hosted by Trivia With a Twist, creative events, food trucks, live music, outdoor patio, and more—all at home in a lively beer garden.

16 LOTS
Daily darts and shuffleboard, plus Wednesday trivia, an in-house pizza kitchen, and a huge outdoor patio big enough to seat up to 70 patrons.

Written by: Stephanie Meinberg