Fifty West Brewing Co

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Fifty West Brewing CoFifty West Brewing Co
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
57 Beers
26 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 14
Visits: 55
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7668 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45227-3926
United States
phone: (513) 834-8789

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fiftywestbrew

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Place added by: Bzake17 on 09-07-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 55
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stop #411 on my world brewery tour.

It's about time. I live less than 10 minutes from Fifty West and it's taken me the better part of a year to visit.

Really well done job with rehabbing an old house that never could find its business groove. Low ceilings and mood lighting create a cozy atmosphere. Lots of beers on tap and if you get there..I think it's before six, you can get a flight of beers for $5.

I did two of those and went with a full pour of the cask citra dry hop punch you in the eyIPA which was a very nice beer. Can't help but mention the Phish-inspired beer names. Also had a Slave to the Traffic Light Amber.

All the beers from top two bottom were very well done and there was enough experimentation with (seasonal) ingredients to keep me wanting to make periodic visits.

The two ladies behind the bar were friendly and did a well above average job in describing the beers to those with questions.

I'll be back! (941 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jasonchair
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I wouldn't mind staying here and having another beer , but the hip-hop / rap music and hearing the word 'fuck' every 5 seconds was a bit much for even me. So, therefore I would suggest a different venue if that were to offend you, otherwise the beer is decent and the food is as well. (284 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I visited Fifty West recently with some friends. It was the first stop of four brewpubs that day. We rolled in around one o'clock in the afternoon. We had the unfortunate timing of pulling in right in front of a Cincinnati beer tour bus. The place looks like a home converted into a brewpub. We entered and bellied up to the bar.

The drunken idiots from the bus tour piled into the next room right behind us. They were loud, obnoxious, and very annoying. I tried to focus on my tasting experience. I ordered the sampler that gives a good variety and range of the beers they make. The Little Miami Weisee, a pineapple berliner weisse, and the Coffee Please, a coffee stout, were the standouts of the lineup.

I ordered the bratwurst bites which are bratwurst balls served on a bed of braised red cabbage and topped with stone ground mustard. They are very good and have left me with a need to try and replicate it in my kitchen.

The bartenders were very friendly and knowledgeable. The taproom was enjoyable once the drunken beer bus patrons left, and I could carry on a conversation without shouting. I think I will definitely be checking this place out again. (1,164 characters)

Photo of andymackay
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerslushy
3.36/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of KSOZE
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I love this place. Cool old school vibe, with seating in the taproom, by an old fireplace or outside in the courtyard. Service has always been excellent, food has always been excellent (if not a little pricey for what you get), and beer is among my favorite in the Cincinnati area. They do dark beers better than anyone in Cincy, and their IPAs hit the right notes from time to time. Their lighter styles miss the mark for me as they can be thin and one-dimensional, but overall my favorite beer place in Cincinnati. (517 characters)

Photo of JustinSparks
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

A fine brewery with a solid rotating selection of in house ale ranging from American pale ales to Russian imperial stout, Belgian style quads, and superb barley wine. Also in the rotation are nice barrel aged offerings as well as limited release bottles. Good service, friendly and attentive. Knowledgeable staff on the suds, and pretty unique food with local ingredients. Only down side is the selections are rather limited but all pretty good from the various meals me and the little lady have enjoyed there. Interior of the one time Heritage House, where Marge Schott would often eat dinners, is rustic with lots of wood and decently comfortable seating. Bartenders keep a decent mood flowing besides the suds with a turntable spinning some great classic vinyl.

Decently priced growlers to go, good unique food, and good staff.

Not much more one can ask for from a brewery/eatery. (895 characters)

Photo of XUJOE
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Stopped by on Tuesday 2/24/15. The place was absolutely packed (we'd find out why quickly). There was no room at the bar so we were seated in the restaurant side of the brewery. It's located in the Bavarian style village of Mariemont, a suburb of Cincinnati. The brewery continues the Bavarian look and feel just like the town. It's pretty cool.

After being seated we found out why the place was packed, it was penny flip pint night. Basically, pick the pint of beer you'd like and your server flips a penny and if you guess heads or tails correctly then your pint costs a penny. What an aweome promotion. After four pints I decided I couldn't keep this pace up and decided on a flight to finish trying all the interesting beers on the tap list.

With that, all the beers I tried were very good to flat out fantastic. Their DIPA, Punch You In The EyePA, was hands down the star of the night. So juicy and citrusy. They also had a couple barrel aged beers on tap that were very good. Service was fine. Our server stopped by enough to let you know he was watching but not too many times to be bothersome.

Overall, a fantastic brewery and restaurant that is pumping out great beer along with very tasty food. Looking forward to my next Cincy trip later this summer. I'll definitely hit up Fifty West for some more great beer. (1,341 characters)

Photo of J311Gonzo
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Lukass
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of speedvagen
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of peckNorder
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jm_buckeye
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of KYzac
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Fifty West Brewing Co in Cincinnati, OH
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.