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Yard House

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Reviews: 6
Visits: 31
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Taps: 160
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

95 E Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-3413
United States
phone: (513) 381-4071

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Reviews: 6 | Visits: 31
Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Very nice place with a huge bar. Sits right on the river front just down the street from the Lager House in between the stadiums. Great view of the Banks and Roebling bridge.

I am not sure how many taps exactly are here, but some other reviews mentioned 100, and I would say that is probably acurate. They have a see through cooler that runs the length of the building holousing all the kegs. Very cool.

There are comments about the selection being compared to a Buffalo Wild Wings. They must have improved the offerings recently, or there are some kick ass BWWs that I have never been to. Sure, there are tons of macros. With dozens upon dozens of tap handles there is going to be though.

They had Lagunitas, Fat Heads, Stone, Bells, Great Lakes, Brooklyn, Boulevard, Deschutes, Founders, Dogfish, Green Flash, Sierra Nevada, Sweetwater, Avery, Revolution just to name a few. Also plenty of imports and locals (Madtree, Rivertown, 8 Ball, Mt Carmel) which is what I was drinking so I cant speak to the house ales. Prices were fair for downtown.

I didnt eat, but much of the food looked really good, and I will definitely be back to find out. (1,151 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
2.98/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

The food is good, the location is good, and the beer selection is more than adequate.

Where it loses some points for me is in the crowd and noise levels (both high on a typical evening), and in the fact that no beer I have ordered from this place has actually been poured as a full glass. They're always noticeably light, as in nearly an inch from the rim. (357 characters)

Photo of remstersuze
3.46/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

For a brew house they should serve a true pint, not beer in a 12 oz. Water glass. The food was really worth the wait, a large variety but that does not always lead to great food. I was disappointed that the beer serving is smaller tan they advertise. (250 characters)

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.42/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Straight up, this place is like an evolved version of Buffalo Wild WIngs. More TV's, more beer taps, more people, but that doesn't necessarily equate to better. It's a chain like any other chain, catering to mass appeal, which means the majority of their 100+ taps are beers you've already had if you're a big beer geek, or have at least seen sitting on the shelves of every bottle shop. Still, it works in a pinch.

I stopped in for a drink after dinner and it was packed. I did like how much room there is; we were standing room only and didn't knock elbows with anyone. The bar is absolutely HUGE, easily 75% of the restaurant. Everything is modern chic and borderline cliche. Still, they're bound to have at least one beer you'll like.

If you're newish to beer and want to explore everything beer can offer, this might be the perfect place. If you're NOT new to beer and want to find that craft niche, I'd look elsewhere. This place is designed for the person that is more interested in whatever game is on and wants something comfortable, rather than the beer geek. But at least they're trying. (1,100 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.24/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: This place is located near the National Underground Railroad Museum about midway between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium. I got here about 12:45 pm before a 4:00 Jets game and only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. The interior has a island bar in the center that is very long to accommodate all of the different taps. They have a lot of TVs in the bar and seating areas. If you sit at the south side of the building, you get a view of the Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Ohio River.

Quality: Beers were served in pint glasses at the proper temperature. I didn't order any strong beers so I'm not sure if other glassware was available.

Service: The place was very crowded, but they had a lot of waiters and waitresses working so service was pretty quick.

Selection: With over 100 beers on tap, this place has a very impressive selection. However, I only noticed a couple of seasonal beers such as pumpkin beers on the electronic chalkboards at the bar.

Food: There was a large amount of appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from. I tried a BBQ bacon cheddar burger and thought it was pretty good. The presentation was nice.

Value: The place is a little pricey by Cincinnati standards, but isn't bad when you factor in its convenient location if you are stopping there on the way to/from a Bengals or Reds game. (1,352 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.3/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Listen up if your scoping out the downton riverwalk are across from the Reds ballpark, this is a must stop. It brought me back ten years to my first experience at the Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, CA. Food was So Cal inspired from ahi tuna appetizers, to fish taco entree's. Classic rock alternating with a mix of progressive rock blaring. A bit of a night life scene going on with upscale dining and taps galore over 100 at this location. I had a yard glass of Sculpin IPA which lasted throughout my dinner with family and friends. My sister went heavy with a Fathead's headhunter, mind you the prices on these beers were 15 to 18 bucks. However the freshness levels were top notch, and the quantity ample to experience drinking your favorite IPAs from a yard glass. I'm in love with this chain, it's nostalgic for me but if you have never heard of it and want some interesting food and beer pairings with massive selection please seek out the Yard House in Cincy. Great times, made me feel ten years younger. (1,005 characters)

Yard House in Cincinnati, OH
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