Dutch's Bar & Bottle Shop

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BA SCORE
93
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30 Reviews
Dutch's Bar & Bottle ShopDutch's Bar & Bottle Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

3378 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45208-1626
United States

(513) 871-1446 | map

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Added by becktone on 01-05-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
50
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
Photo of FtownThrowDown
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Now this is a novel concept and a great place!
A street-side store front with a walk up counter. All the bottles available are on shelves behind the counter. Most of the new arrivals are on a tray right in front. All the stock is kept in the back in a huge walk in fridge. They stock everything here that you can find at the best stores.
I've stopped here many of times and the help, and the owner have always been top notch and have even held beers for me. It's a bit of a drive for me to get there, but this is the type of place that is worth it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CBrodbeck
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Smk54
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Really need to separate the review of the bar from and the bottle shop. The bar is small but comfortable. Good selection on tap. Very knowledgeable on beer selection.
Bottle shop attendant (usually Chris) is truly a wealth of knowledge. Downside is it is a throwback to old style pony keg where attendant is up on loading dock and beer is in the walk in cooler. There are bottles on shelves to help, but there are no aisles to browse to see what is on hand. You either know what you want or take heir advice, which is excellent. Me, I like to look and read labels.
Selection is awesome. One of top four or five top shops in Cincinnati.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bobhits
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I love this place, it dictated where I wanted to live in ohio.

Great bottle shop. Amazing food. Decent draft list. The bartenders are meh on knowledge. The beer guys behind the bottle shop are amazing. An amazing area, just wonderful.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MatthewE
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Cincy_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4/5  rDev -5.2%

The bottle shop has a good selection of bombers, including some hard to find stuff occasionally. However, it closes pretty early most nights

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Photo of amysepkovich
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of patpbr
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bleedblue9150
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of AnthonyD12
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of UcDru
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Very uncomfortable shopping experience. Their bottles are in a trailer outside of the bar and pretty cluttered. Anything limited you pretty much have to ask for by name as they do not display them. At times the attendant looks inconvenienced to assist you with questions. Pretty standard selection for the city nothing over the top or separates them. The food at the larder is very good but the beer selection is pretty minimal for a "beer bar" I used to dig this place but as they have become more popular the service has declined IMO. Much better options in the city to shop and with better tap lists.

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Photo of groovinhigh74
1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

Photo of Enochase04
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped at the bottle shop part of Dutchs and the attendant was helpful with all the questions I had for him. Honestly after reading the reviews and being refered there I was a bit disappointed. There is a nice selection of bottles to look at on the dock but they don't really have any new bottles sitting out. So if you are looking for something you have to constantly ask if they have it. Id suggest following them on twitter or facebook to know when they get things again. Very helpful on those.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Best beer bar in Cincinnati bar none. Only 8 taps, but they're constantly rotating them and they always have at least a few of the following available: interesting, hard to find/rare, and good locals. Plus they have a bottle selection that numbers in the hundreds (they usually have some nice rare/hard to find bottles available, but you have to ask). The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable. The food is also excellent, and a nice change of pace from standard pub fare. Think gourmet sandwiches and sides made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. The atmosphere is slightly upscale, but relaxed and comfortable, and they have a nice patio with tables (and fire pits in the winter). The bottle shop is also excellent, and as mentioned before, the bottle selection is very large. The bottle shop is a "dock", where you essentially walk up out on the sidewalk and tell them what you want. Being able to walk around an actual shop and browse would be preferable, but it works fine, and you'll never feel rushed. The shop staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Martce
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of FEUO
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Interesting spot.... never been so cold buying brews before.
Mind you it was barely above zero and this is an outdoor bottle shop. Really unique and a place I'd definitely stop by again in warmer weather. The fellow working there was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
My only criticism is that the set up is very tight and looking over the beer selection (from the sample empty bottles) is a bit dizzying. But that could also be the rush I was in due to the cold.
Regardless, the help was very keen to ask about styles or brewers and expand on more than what was shown on display.
I'll be back.

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Dutch's Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH
4.22 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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