Dutch's Bar & Bottle Shop
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
4.68/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Best beer bar in Cincinnati bar none. Only 8 taps, but they're constantly rotating them and they always have at least a few of the following available: interesting, hard to find/rare, and good locals. Plus they have a bottle selection that numbers in the hundreds (they usually have some nice rare/hard to find bottles available, but you have to ask). The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable. The food is also excellent, and a nice change of pace from standard pub fare. Think gourmet sandwiches and sides made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. The atmosphere is slightly upscale, but relaxed and comfortable, and they have a nice patio with tables (and fire pits in the winter). The bottle shop is also excellent, and as mentioned before, the bottle selection is very large. The bottle shop is a "dock", where you essentially walk up out on the sidewalk and tell them what you want. Being able to walk around an actual shop and browse would be preferable, but it works fine, and you'll never feel rushed. The shop staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
03-16-2014 22:44:26 | More by MaximumYuks
4.54/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Interesting spot.... never been so cold buying brews before.
Mind you it was barely above zero and this is an outdoor bottle shop. Really unique and a place I'd definitely stop by again in warmer weather. The fellow working there was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
My only criticism is that the set up is very tight and looking over the beer selection (from the sample empty bottles) is a bit dizzying. But that could also be the rush I was in due to the cold.
Regardless, the help was very keen to ask about styles or brewers and expand on more than what was shown on display.
I'll be back.
01-30-2014 12:16:59 | More by FEUO
4.9/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
Love this place. It is only about a mile from my house and I find myself up there at least once a week. There are 3 sections to the establishment. the 1st part is the lard where you can get a variety of food as well as a great selection of wine. The second part is the bar its self, with 7 rotating tap and an 8th tap reserved for Oskar Blues Brewery. The bartender told me that they drive to Athens, Ohio, about 2 1/2 hours away to get kegs from Jackie-O's brewery, that proved to me that they truly care about having a variety, but also giving their customers something that they aren't going to find anywhere near by. The third part is the bottle shop. The shop opens up to the sidewalk where you can walk up and choose from hundreds of bottles of beer to take home with you or to take in the bar with you where they will chill it for you. The bar also has a great outdoor patio with fire pits and a bocce ball court. All and all this bar is a great place with great beer and from what I hear great food.
04-26-2013 06:46:53 | More by jbrugler76
District of Columbia
4.9/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Great bottle shop and bar with a friendly staff and delicious food. Every Thursday is Oskar Blues Hops and Heifers night and you can get a burger and pint of OB for $10. They have a bocce ball court and a really nice patio to perfect for beer sipping on a summer day.
02-24-2013 16:49:16 | More by dccoor
2.59/5 rDev -41.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | $$
A: nonexistant really--considering you're not really inside of anything. However, the area surrounding this place is nice--lots of stuff to see. When I was at the counter though I felt hurried; it was as if I was expected to buy something immediately or know what I wanted immediately.
Q: Everything looked a little cluttered and disorganized--it was hard to see what they had or didn't have.
S: The attendant made no effort whatsoever to be of any help to me. Every question I asked was answered condescendingly.
S: The selection was standard with some rarities thrown in--nothing stood out as extraordinary.
04-15-2012 22:54:23 | More by brown2cu
4.94/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place has taken my love of beer to the next level. There are several amazing things this place unique and wonderful.
For starters, they have over 670 bottles! WHOA! When I first moved into the area, I wasn't really sure what to think or try, and this is where Dutch's really goes above and beyond. Instead of waiting on me, they started making suggestions by simply asking me questions, such as "What do you like?" and then they lead me down a path which has completely transformed my pallet for beer tasting.
In doing so, this place has transformed the pallets' of my entire family. I ended up falling in love with IPA's, something that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale had always turned me off.
They have a great bar, that regularly has a different brew on it, and they are all wonderful.
My favorite story about Dutch's happened over the summer, and honestly, it has somewhat created a legend in Cincinnati. I was picking up a bottle before going to a Ray LaMontagne concert. I looked across the street, and I see a familiar face, it turns out it is the newly appointed conductor of the Cincinnati Pops. I yell, "Hey, You are the Pops Guy!" and he says, "That's Me!", well he's known around town as just that, "The Pop's Guy!". His name is John Morris Russell, and since that time we have become friends, and shared a few delicious 3 Floyd's beers there.
I am very proud of this establishment, and regularly boast of it's greatness!
01-06-2012 02:19:28 | More by Samoht126
4.94/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Visited Dutch's on a business trip to Cincinnati. Found it through BA. Pretty cool idea for a bottle shop. They have 2 sides: One a bar/art gallery type. 8 taps with a very good selection. Had 3Floyds Alpha Klaus on tap, 21st Amendment, and several others. The other side is basically an outdoor bottle shop. You stand on the sidewalk and look at this large wall of beer. You can either buy it there to go or have them take it over to the bar for you to drink there.
The employees were very knowledgeable of the beer and were very helpful.
Would definitely visit again.
12-19-2011 15:50:50 | More by beckard13
4.86/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Ive been to Dutch's a couple times and have had a great experience each time. The bottle shop is a cool little streetside window with an absolutely incredible selection for a bar. All of these bottles are available to go, or to order in the bar. The bar area inside is a little small, but the area outside is large and spacious featuring many tables, fire pits, and a bocce court. The atmosphere outside really is wonderful, and if I lived closer it would be my go to place. They also are great about lists/reserving beers. If you are in the area this is a place definitely worth stopping by.
10-24-2011 02:28:07 | More by sobeleg
4.74/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Let me begin by saying if you want an equal opportunity to get every small release beer without having to make a place your home base, go to Party Source. Dutch's is a neighborhood bar and bottle shop - and the best in the business. And while Gabe did move on to pursue other things, the great staff is still the same. They're great to everyone and take superb care of their regulars. Also, they charged the EXACT same amount for Founders CBS as the brewery did at it's release party, so you can rest assured you're getting good prices. This place is the best spot in town. Don't take my word for it; read everyone else's reviews.
10-13-2011 14:26:51 | More by b3shine
4.64/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
i finally tracked this place down after hearing so many good things about it through word of mouth and seeing some posts of facebook. to be honest i had already purchased all the beer i wanted today until i drove by and realized this was where Dutch's was. naturally i stopped in and spoke when some of the owners and management about beers i couldn't buy in kentucky.
they were knowledgeable, friendly and helped turn me onto some great beer. this is going to be a regular stop for me from now on.
09-24-2011 04:07:12 | More by amidabha
Dutch's Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.