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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Not Rated.
Rock Bottom Restaurant and BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 8.78%
Active Beers: 416
Beer Ratings: 2,793
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

10 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
United States
phone: (513) 621-1588

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Reviews by Andreji:
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

So this was a rather pleasant choice for a pre-interview dinner ina program I love in Cincinnati. Smack in the downtown area(fountain sq, 200ft from the hilton netherland where i was staying) which was also the epicentre of the city's christmas feel.

The place is massive, with a sort of modernised pub feel you get in some brewoubs across america. A nice feel with the production machinery among the tables, but in itself sort of sterile. It's also hard to define whether it's laid back or upscale at times. But overall it's pleasant.

Service may be quick or slow, depending on the volume of patrons. But slow isnt too slow and their rapport is kind overall. Fairly knowledgeable about their beers and menu and attentive to me.

They sport a generous selection of their house brews (5 or 6) with an akso broad (3 or 4) choice of seasonals (notably at the time, a barleywine and a winter wheat). I tried the IPA and the winter wheat which were very pleasant and fit for their style.

Food is amazing, and probably their best trait. I tried the laredo burger and the bbq pulled pork sandwich which were sublime and generous.

Overall, while not the best brewpub in the land, rock bottom was a pleasant intro to cincinnati for me, and worth coming back to. And if you get the chance, when done with your meal step right outside to grater's for a beautiful icce cream dessert.

Andreji, Dec 17, 2011
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This is not for beer geeks looking for rare or over the top selections but for groups just looking for fun. There were seven beers available, all of which were text book for the style but otherwise unremarkable. The food selection is definitely restaurant quality but all four in our group stated the meal was just okay. The aesthetic was excellent and though our waitress wasn't versed in the finer points of ales, she was extremely helpful, punctual and pleasant. I enjoyed my time at Rock Bottom and would definitely hit it up again.

KYGunner, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

I love to come here when I am in town for Reds games. They have a great selection of their own brews and pretty good food as well. I love the brewery vibe inside of the restaurant. I usually order the beer sampler, which includes about 4 oz of 6 different beers. I order that as my "appitizer" and then order a full glass as my favorite.

The food is pretty good, I like their Hawaiian pizza and the sandwiches are good as well. Overall a good place to eat if you are looking for some great beers.

Treyliff, Sep 29, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

Went here a few times while staying in downtown Cincinnati for a few days for business. While not my first choice when going out to get some good beer or food, this chain is fairly solid and delivers above average in all areas.

A: Large dining area with lots of wood that they do a good job of breaking up with barriers and low lighting. Has an outdoor seating area, which is great for listening to live music in Fountain Square.

Q: The beer is pretty pedestrian for most of the uber beer geeks on here, but better than the BMC available at many other chain restaurants. I sampled several and while they displayed minor flaws, they were drinkable.

S: Service was always prompt, friendly and professional. However, they are not beer experts and will just point to the menu when asked about available selection.

F: I had both appetizers and meals here and was always very impressed by the speed and quality. While not world class, certainly well above what I expect from your standard sit down chain.

V: Prices are average; you can have a meal and a few beers for $20.

If you want to it on Fountain Square and listen to music and have a craft beer, this is essentially your only choice. Apart from that, there are much more eclectic and interesting choices in Cincinnati for great beer and food.

beveritt, Sep 08, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

When entering a fairly large chain establishment such as this, you really can't expect a ton of character or novelty. The interior was very pleasant, with something of a craftsman lodge feel. Lots of framed posters depicting the various beers produced. Sparkling stainless steel brewing equipment in a small, glass-enclosed brew house. Take any upscale, casual dining chain restaurant, add the brewing aspects, and you've got this place. Good central location in downtown Cinci - easy to walk to.

Service staff was prompt and attentive. I ordered a prime rib sandwich with kettle chips and au jus. The sandwich was quite good. The cup of au jus seemed to owe more to an envelope of brown gravy mix than to any pan drippings. The kettle chips were quite brown, almost burned, and I'm surprised the kitchen let them go out that way.

The house IPA was good, if nothing special. I also had an expresso porter, which had a very thin mouthfeel, calling to mind nitro Guinness, and a bit overwhelming coffee adjunct flavor.

Brent, Apr 29, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

This place is in a good spot downtown - right by Fountain Square. It is usually pretty busy. They have a decent selection of their own draft beer and pretty good food (there is a large menu, which is nice). Like most chains, however, it has its drawbacks. There isn't too much 'exciting' or unique about the place, really... The beers are OK but none I've tried are exceptional. The service is hit-or-miss. It's worth a try though, for sure, as it can be fun with a big group of beer-lovers and non-beer-lovers alike. It is kid-friendly I believe as well.

KYBrewgrass, Mar 11, 2011
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Cincinnati, OH
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.