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Moerlein Lager House

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17 Reviews
Reviews: 17
Visits: 54
Avg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 75
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-4141
United States
phone: (513) 421-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @moerleinbeers

Place added by: chilidog on 03-11-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 54
Reviews by buschbeer:
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited the Lager House last Sunday before a Reds game. First of all it is great to actually see bars on the Ohio side FINALLY. I love the fact that it is right by the GABP. I walked in and was met with a very modern looking interior, probably because it is a new building. There was a lot of stonework with plenty of windows to look out at the Ohio River. The dining area had a wait but we managed to squeeze in at the bar on the beer garden side. The beer garden didn't open until noon. I thought that was odd on a game day with a 1:10 start.

Anywho, I had a flight. I couldn't choose the beers. It came with four 4oz samples. Meh. My buddies and I shared a bucket of Little Kings, which were delicious, and got a free maibock from an order snafu. I had a tuna burger to eat, awesome! The tuna came with homemade chips, but they were sweet potato chips. I am not a fan of sweet potato fries, but the chips were good. My friends each had a reuben sandwich. Neither complained nor raved about the cuisine.

Christian Moerlein had 8 house beers on tap as well as their bottled and canned selections. They also had a nice selection of guest taps that I found out that they served at the upstairs bar, which I did not venture up to due to time restrictions. The service was adequate for as busy as they were. It is going to be a regular pre/post game stop for Reds games. Great atmoshere and food.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Went here after a Saturday afternoon Reds game. The place was packed but we managed to get a table. The beer selection is incredible. I tried a few of their different beers and they were all pretty good. The food was also pretty good.

My only complaints are that the tables are too close together and you have to seat yourself. I saw several spilled beers because people were walking between tables and bumping into them. As more and more people starting coming in from the game it started getting really crowded and people were standing everywhere.

Overall it was a very cool place and will be back again when I'm in town for a game.

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Photo of kkdowning
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of screamking
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.25

Great location if you are going to a Reds or Bengals game. Not a bad place, just nothing to write home about. Average beer, albeit pricy.

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Photo of Brewstradamus
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I give this place a perfect score. The reality is most of the house beer here is just decent. But they have an awesome variety of great guest beers. The food is amazing! The location is stellar. Check it out after a Bengals or Reds game.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of cincyfan81
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

one the must go to locations every time we visit this awesome city!! this place has it all!!!!!

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Photo of LexingtonBeer
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

I think it's safe to say this is a unique place. The Lager House is two stories. It's much more of a restaurant atmosphere than a lager house atmosphere. Regardless, there is a bar on each floor. It is more advisable, however, to go there for a meal. The food is excellent and there is essentially a full restaurant menu.

You can try all of the Christian Moerlein beers on tap as well as a decent list of other guest taps. Flights are available. The beers a whole are above average but noting terribly exciting in my opinion. The OTR Ale and Vienna Lager are the highlights of the Moerlein lineup. The Moerlein beers are in name only as the original brewery went belly up during Prohibition. The current business owner has been wisely buying up old Cincinnati brewery names and revitalizing the core of the beer experience in Cincinnati.

The overall atmosphere is what sells the place. The entire establishment is on the banks of the Ohio and half of the building is glass offering a full view of the river and the magnificent Roebling Suspension Bridge. The is a wrap around patio as well for very pleasant and scenic outside dining.

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Photo of dcbobcat
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Great selection of the breweries beers and other great beers to choose from. However food and beer is rather expensive

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of rxthree
5/5  rDev +17.1%

The beer selection both on draft and bottle was great. The food was excellent! The service was also outstanding.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Moerlein Lager House in Cincinnati, OH
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.