Olives at the Ludlow Garage

4 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

342 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220
United States

(513) 221-4200 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2009

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Met some friends here a couple weekends ago. It's located in the old Ludlow Garage building, precisely the old Uno's location. Very cool ambience with the entire front of the building being windows. You can sit at the bar or tables and enjoy a pint while the world passes you by outside.
They have two towers with about 5 taps each. Nothing earth shattering, but the reason I was drawn there is because they just tapped a keg of Southern Tier's Oak Aged Unearthly. Served in a tulip glass and enjoyed with a quesadilla. The place wasn't overcrowded and the food was good.
They could bump up the overall quality of the taps and this would be a good place to have a beer and a meal.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rodney4130
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice atmosphere, with 18 taps (12 of which I wanted to drink). Most standard thing was Yuengling, but they had selections from New Holland, Bell's (Hopslam!), Avery and more, with our local breweries (Rivertown, Mt Carmel and Morlein) all represented. Nothing earth shattering, but the selection represented some thought and all of the major styles were represented (including a couple of nitro offerings).

Food is quite good, a couple of notches above the TGI-Chili-Bees places in the suburbs. Deep dish pizzas (try the one with the mashed potatoes!) are the specialty. Worth a stop for sure.

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Photo of pwoods
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Not a bad little spot for a beer. I've been here a couple times and have been impressed so far. Nice upper casual eatery with some good beers. Only 10-12 taps but there's usually something good to be had. They seem to have some oddballs at times like Oaked Unearthly and a few Sierra Nevada specials that I'd never heard of(brown saison I think?). The service is pretty good, nice and fast and they actually know a little bit about the beer. Food has been good. I've order pasta in the past and enjoyed it. The food has been a bit pricier than expected and I think the beer was on the higher end as well.

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Photo of cdpike
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Very modest sized pub in the Gaslight neighborhood of the Clifton area in Cincinnati, OH near the University of Cincinnati. Old converted garage apparently with exposed red brick throughout. The ceiling is about 13-14' with exposed pipes, ventilation etc (in a good way). Nicely kept hardwood floors and tall bar tables (10 at most) surrounding a kind of wraparound bar. There's a big HD TV and some metallic arts that adorn the walls, creating a comfortable but somewhat stylish atmosphere. The longest wall looks like the former garage doors but is now completely floor to ceiling windows with a great view of the bustling neighborhood outside. There are 10 rotating taps with some pretty cool beers (this time included the Southern Tier Unearthly, New Holland Imperial Hatter, and some others I'm less familair with). I've been here 3 times and almost the whole list is different every time I come with no domestic macro drafts in sight. It usually seems pretty full, but somehow there's always a seat that awaits you when you arrive. It's a very welcoming environment and the bartender always knows his beer (and has an AWESOME mustache)and they feature reasonable prices (pint of double IPA for 5.95). In the same facility is a full restaurant with an expansive dining room and a higher end menu. The bar also features a full menu in addition to pretzels served in water carafes. This is an excellent casual bar with a somewhat upscale feeling. I would highly recommend it, especially for a good nightcap after seeing a movie down the street.

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Olives at the Ludlow Garage in Cincinnati, OH
Place rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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