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The Lackman

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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 66
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

1237 Vine St
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-7268
United States
phone: (513) 381-0741

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thelackman

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(Place added by: lackmanbar on 10-31-2010)
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b3shine

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This place is solid; it's arguably the best beer bar downtown (in my opinion), especially given their good - and regularly rotating - draft selection. Atmosphere is good, with quality brews and liquors, and friendly service. The selection is good - compared to it's spatial competition. Food isn't available, but they're cool with you bringing in food during happy hour (not when it's packed), and they've got the best pretzels in the city, free of charge. Overall, one of my favorites, especially for downtown.

05-04-2011 20:44:40 | More by b3shine
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UcDru

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-06-2014 17:06:11 | More by UcDru
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$

I love this bar! More for the spirits and cocktails than the beer, though… 13 taps including Blank Slate Lesser, Flower Power, Jackie O’s Morning Clock, Kentucky Bourbon and Barleywine, Stone Matt’s, Southern Tier EuroTrash and more. Most beers are five or six dollars and come in a sixteen-ounce pour.

This is a great bar when the weather is nice out. Doors and windows are open and you can enjoy the gentrified hustle and ghetto bustle of Over-the-Rhine while sipping on a beer. They also have a couple of tables outside on the street.

Prices are fair and the selection of spirits is great. They have Fernet Branca and Mezcal to go with my beer so I'm happy.

05-29-2014 02:04:32 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-24-2014 14:28:12 | More by drdiesel9483
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beerslushy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-23-2013 06:00:56 | More by beerslushy
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

Second time here, but first in over a year.

Parking can be tricky, but there are pay lots near by and plenty of street parking.

Shotgun bar on the corner in a seemingly very "hip" neighborhood. Low light, dark wood accents, a large cushion wall with seating, and the back wall seems to be of fine wallpaper. The flooring is neat small circular tiles, plain ceiling, and plenty of windows. The bar is jewel though - huge dark wooden backsplash with tiles of colored glass and a large mirror - a very impressive piece.

Beer selection is great. The best of tonight is Stone's Enjoy By 9/13/13, but they did have Gumballhead on tap, but ran out before I got here. A few nice local brews, some "standards", and a lot of nice beers on deck.

I think Lackman's is the best beer bar in town and would certainly recommend anyone here. Their prices are a bit high though. As for other Cincinnati beer bar comparisons, I only have one - I've been to Dutches before but only to bottle shop (primarily because I couldn't find a seat otherwise, and I wasn't floored with their tap list so I left).

08-28-2013 00:44:46 | More by qcbrewer
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Good small local bar vibe. Relaxed trendy atmosphere. Great beer selection. I had a KBS for the first (and still only) time here. I think there was a founder tap take over when I was there. Had about a half a dozen from founders some locals and other great beers.

06-28-2013 00:25:38 | More by davemathews68
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

(Visited 07/2011): The Lackman is located on Vine and 13th street on the north side of downtown. Street parking looks to be the only option in the immediate vicinity.

The bar is located in the Lackman building which is named for a brewery located in Cincinnati in the early 1900s. The interior is cleanly laid out with the bar wrapping around on the left side. Red padded bar stools and an arched mirror adorn the bar itself. The rest of the space is devoted to

The Lackman has 14 beers on tap, including local options like Rivertown and Christian Moerlein. Other craft brewers like Stone, Bells and Rogue are available too. As for bottles there are over 50. Aside from the domestic macros, they serve regional beers like Kentucky Brewing, BBC and Christian Moerlein. Many common domestic microbreweries are represented too. As for imports they have a few such as Petrus, Chimay and the like. Lastly they have a section of the beer menu devoted to "Big Beers" like Stone VE, The Bruery Mischief, and DFH Sah' Tea.

Service on an early afternoon was good. The bartenders were friendly and attentive while we were there. Not beer or service related per se but they make a damn good "Presbyterian" drink here too.

We did not have any food on our visit.

Overall this is a great spot to check out in the downtown Cincy area.

12-06-2011 18:03:04 | More by Dogbrick
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in on a Friday evening around 7:30 during the city-wide mid point music festival. Lots of music goers at the bar and surrounding streets which made for a festive and safe experience. I say safe becau the Lackman is in the gateway district in the over the Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati - an area in transition which makes for all the better reason to support them.

The bar is in a well refurbished historic space on the corner. It was 60 out during my visit and the big windows were open giving the place an airy feel. There's a very small two table patio out front facing vine street. A couple of recently opened foodie joints nearby on vine.

I had a southern tier pumking ($4) and a founders breakfast stout ($6). Both were served in a 10 oz sniffer with a half inch or less head. I moved around the bar a couple of times and the service was very proactive asking if I was ok and putting pretzels and water in front of me without asking.

Other taps included
Dogfish Head black and red
Stone smoked porter
Heavy seas davey jones lager
Dark horse crooked tree ipa
Victory prima pils
Lefthand saw tooth
Guineas, Stella, and moerlein otr

Also had a solid bottle selection with diversity to accommodate any beer drinker.

My new favorite downtown beer bar.

09-24-2011 15:51:03 | More by Yetiman420
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MikeytotheB

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A great new hot spot downtown. Their is a lot going on in that growing part of VIne Street and I think the Lackman is here to stay. Good selection and alwasy rotating taps. They are trying to do different beer events atleast once a month. In the past couple of months they had a Dogfish event with Aprihop pushed through a Randal of fresh hops and dried appricots, bells event with expedtion stout and Hopslam, plus many other great beers! Last time I was there they had a Firkin of Dubel Loose Cannon.
Nice atmosphere, great beer selection, friendly service, plus a good juke box equals a great place to hang out in my mind!

05-05-2011 22:09:55 | More by MikeytotheB
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The Lackman in Cincinnati, OH
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.