Rhinegeist Brewery

Rhinegeist BreweryRhinegeist Brewery
Rhinegeist BreweryRhinegeist Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1910 Elm St
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-7751
United States

(860) 857-5019 | map

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ovaltine from Indiana

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Cool place, very “industrial” feel, plus the community picnic tables so common in the “Brauhaus” theme. It was loud in the main room, but the rooftop was magnificent. I’ll be back.

Apr 06, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Rhinegeist is located in an area of Cincy that is undergoing gentrification. The beer hall/tap room is massive and impressive. There is corn hole and rumor has it whiffle ball. The beer quality and selection are outstanding. The service was fine....but they are so busy its hard to really converse. There is no bar to sit at....all community tables. Definitely worth a visit.

Jul 05, 2018
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DieselDave54 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

went on a weekday eve for a quick couple while watching soccer. Never been before. Huge open area beautifully refurbished 'industrial style'. Couple of parties going on. Not the best place to watch sports on TV however ...

Nov 02, 2017
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This brewery is located in an area of Cincinnati that fell on hard times but is being revived. There's a trolley stop right at the front door. You ascend several flights of stairs to a huge tap room featuring multiple bars and a shop to purchase beer and swag. There are numerous TVs throughout. The crowd can be lively. There are numerous picnic tables at which you can hang out and enjoy flights or pint pours. There is an area for playing cornhole. The beer ranges from good to excellent and the serving staff is friendly. It's definitely worth visiting when in Cincinnati.

Sep 26, 2017
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Wide open, post industrial vibe on the inside with cornhole and other games in the shadow of the brew system. Very large facility with 2 walk-up serving bars and about 20 beers or so to choose from. Pretzels to snack on goes good with the German vibe of many of the beers. A definite worthwhile stop in Cincinnati. It didn't bother me at all, but some might feel the neighborhood is intimidating.

Apr 06, 2017
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Huge warehouse space in a part of town that needed the right tenant. Cavernous interior with an oversized feel - oversized wall murals (very cool), oversized cornhole lanes (very fratty), picnic tables, high tables and tons of Rhinegeist taps. Separate counters for to-go cans and swag, onsite pours and growler fills. Barrel aged Knucklehead and a BA scotch ale on tap when I went which was a nice surprise. Busy crowd kept it lively, but the roof deck was reserved, which was the only bummer. Kudos to Rhinegeist for stepping into the role of the anchor-tenant.

Nov 26, 2016
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tmist from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Rhinegeist is one of the coolest (and largest) spots in OTR to kick it with a medium or large group, especially on the weekends. The new rooftop patio with its own dedicated bar is a welcome enhancement.

Aug 14, 2016
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jacobdunne from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The vibe here is unreal! Loved the huge space to play cornhole and the big ass fans on the ceilings. Perfect place to chill with bids and enjoy great Rhinegesit beer!

Mar 01, 2016
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Littrelljoe from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

When you go to a brewery you know you've limited your selection. They are great at consistently delivering their quality brews. Only gripe is that you can often get their beers on tap cheaper down the street.

Jan 23, 2016
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I really like this Brewer and their taproom/brewey. Love that it's a re-purposed old brewery space. Love the space generally. Love their beers. Love that you're right on top of all the brewery equipment in active use. I was their when Art on Vine was going on within the brewery and loved that too!! Don't care for the location or getting panhandled on the way in or the fact that it seems they should have more taps running given the size of this place. That said, this is one of my favorite local places. Big thumbs up.

Jan 20, 2016
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BierRunner from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a treat! A beautiful old building (with parking!) and an enormous space to hang out and sample from 14 beers. The bartenders were great and there were lots of tables to relax at while tasting. Corn hole and pong tables also available. Bought a growler to go and a very nice Rhinegeist pint glass. Will definitely visit again.

Dec 19, 2015
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AnotherBeerGeek from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

One of my favorite places in the Cincinnati area to hang out the with the guys and imbibe good brew. It's in an old warehouse in Over The Rhine, kind of dumpy but I don't hold that against them. It's all part of the charm. Think wide open floor space with a 30 foot ceiling, a main bar with some seating in the far left corner with a wall of taps for their own brews and nothing else. They run the standard range of styles, nothing unusually creative or edgy. The center of the cavernous room is bench-style seating, majestic brewing vats, stacks of pallets of their canned goodness (Rhinegeist is an all-canned brewery) and a smaller bar. To the right are numerous cornhole games and a couple Ping-Pong tables. Throughout it all are lots and lots of peeps enjoying a good time with some high-quality suds in a very relaxing milieu. If you've never tried it, by all means do.

Sep 13, 2015
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denver10 from New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice open layout with the brewery operation right there for all to see, a handful of TV's, and lots of benched seating. Points docked for the lack of an A/C; place was scorching hot and I had to leave after 20 minutes because the heat gave me a headache. Also docked points for the fact that they don't offer 1/2 pint pours. But liked the vibe/energy of the place overall. Quality of the beer was good across the board (and i have noticed gets better with subsequent tries). Service was fine. Selection was heavy on pale ales, nothing dark was on tap, but around ten beers total. Overall....the heat killed me but good beer and glad they started distributing in my area. Hope to grab some of their cans before I move out in a few weeks.

Jul 20, 2015
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bmantravel from Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75

Industrial space two flights up from street. Great skylights and massive area with brewing and bottling roped off from drinking area. Large area for corn hole (this is Ohio). Not much around this area - a good walk north from Cinci downtown. But good crowd.

Jun 26, 2015
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Dreizhen from District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

One of my favorite breweries I've visited in regards to the space and the atmosphere. Reminded me of an industrial take on an old German bierhause. Awesome architectur, cornhole sets, ping pong, and picnic tables galore. Beer was good, but not terribly diverse. Also a touch on the expensive side. More like visiting a bar than a brewery in the sense that there is no real discount like I've seen at other breweries (Terrapin, Cantillon, etc...). Definitely worth visiting if you're in the neighborhood, or live in the city, but I wouldn't go too far out of my way.

tl;dr = Fun atmosphere, cool space, good beer, somewhat pricey.

Mar 27, 2015
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I'm a big fan of this brewery. I live in Cincy, so I'm a homer, but here me out. If you want a big brewery with a ton of space, a rooftop bar and plenty of styles, this is for you. Parking is pretty awful, as their small parking lot fills up fast. It's also in the rougher part of the town trying to forget its rough past. They don't have the best rep around town, but you will have a hard time finding a better spot to show off to out of towners.

Dec 06, 2014
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PrendUnVerreDeBiere from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

This is a welcomed brewery on the Cincinnati beer scene. Being a traditional German beer town it is nice to have a craft brewery that is willing to deviate and dapple in a variety of beer styles. The crew at Rhinegeist obviously have vision, creativity and desire to brew outstanding beers. Their Truth IPA is phenomenal as well as their variety of Belgian brews. The atmosphere at Rhinegeist is nothing close to being quaint and intimate, but more industrial and open with much room for expansion, which is most definitely welcome in my books. Rhinegeist is located in the old Hudepohl bottling plant in the Over-The-Rhine area of Cincinnati. Highly recommended. Visit, drink and enjoy!

Aug 19, 2014
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crbnfbr from Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place is practically hidden, from me at least. After spotting the parking lot (which is across the street), I had to hunt for which building it was in. After spotting the sign and entering the building, it still felt like I was in the wrong place for some reason.
After climbing something like three floors, we finally entered the vast large open room. Beer garden style table and benches, brewing equipment, kegs. Cornhole boards, and ping pong tables. Everything is in one giant open room with a high ceiling and large roof skylights throughout. You would think with all that space, a larger bar would have been built. It was a Saturday, so there were quite a few people and a line seemed to always be at the bar.
It was a little hot it being summertime with apparently no a/c. I was fine, but the wife wasn't as happy. Only big ass fans above for cooling that I could see.
Beers were pretty decent. I enjoyed the Fiction Belgian pale ale the most (which I left with a crowler). They have large and small growlers for take out. As well as crowlers. I also seen pretzels for purchase, as well as wine for friends you bring that may not be beer drinkers.

Jul 29, 2014
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TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

The brewery is located on the third floor of an old warehouse, like a defunct papermill or something. Everything is wide open: brewing equipment is out on the floor next to tables a la beer garden style, a corner bar and televisions. It's cool that you can see everything no matter where you're at. And the place is huge, it's daunting and spectacular.

Rhinegeist beer is good, not quite great. They usually always have some session offering on tap and a high gravity or two if you're lucky. Their Truth IPA is my favorite year round beer. Saber Tooth Tiger DIPA is their best beer overall, in my opinion. They don't serve any food but they welcome outside food.

They have so much room up there that they hold sporting events like whiffleball, pretty cool. There are ping pong tables and cornhole boards set up if you're so inclined, as well.

Go for the beer, which is good enough, but love the place. Rhinegeist is a must stop if only for the venue.

Jul 22, 2014
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jkpyrope from Kentucky

3.37/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Went here with my brother-in-law as a stop on my 21st birthday. It's a great place, but the lack of A/C of any sort makes the inside of this place hotter than balls during the summer. Small bar area right next to the stills, while cool to look at, is pretty small. Glad it wasn't busy when we were there. There's a massive rec area with corn hole, ping pong, foosball, and even has provisions for wiffleball.

Beer is very good (some of the best I've had, and local too!) but the selection is somewhat limited. However the few I tried were again outstanding, especially the Pure-Fury APA.

Overall, it's worth going to, but I would rather visit when it's cooler outside

Jun 12, 2014
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Wolfeman17 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

West Coast style brews in the Mid-West. Cincinnati is a brewery rich town, however this lot are doing things no one else are doing, i.e. hoppy bold brews that jump out at your taste buds, and leave you wanting more. Great location in historic Over The Rhine in downtown Cincinnati. Best brewery in the city.

Jun 09, 2014
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Jimmykochjr from Ohio

2.44/5  rDev -42.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

Good selection, but the bar was way to small handle the crowd on hand. Excessive wait times for beers. Atmosphere was more like a frat house, with beer pong and corn hole than any brewery I have been to previously. Tried the Spike, Truth, and Cougar none were outstanding, but none were terrible. Beers are around $6 not too terribly priced, but overall not worth it for the experience in my opinion.

May 17, 2014
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Rob315 from Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Amazing brewery with a fantastic atmosphere. My first experience was Oktoberfest this past year and it was incredibly fun, lots of entertainment including live music, corn hole, ping pong, fire dancers and jousting. It was honestly the best time I had that day. The space is huge and its really cool to see all of the historical elements in tact along with the brewing equipment. They brew a great variety of brews all of which are delicious and available to take in growlers.
I can't recommend this place enough.

Mar 25, 2014
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patpbr from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

After pulling up to an unassuming building I entered a building only knowing it was Rhinegeist from the small sign out front. After a few sets of stairs you enter a great open space full of tables to drink with friends, good music playing and ping pong and corn hole. The bar gets crowed at times but moves at a decent enough pace. This is a large space and on a saturday night was quite busy. The beer is great and they had a couple guest taps as well. Great place but pints could be a bit cheaper then $6 each.

Feb 23, 2014
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BeerPark from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Last weekend was my first trip to "The Geist" and it quickly eclipsed my list of favorite places to imbibe quality beers. The environment was unreal - great tunes, amazing people, plenty of space - and cornhole tournaments galore. Had it been for the environment alone it would have made it near the top of my list, but then there were the beers. While I was most excited for the IPA's, I started off with Cougar, a delicious Golden Ale, to keep my wits about me while I went through the list. Uncle was a delicious British Mild offering a light feeling beer which managed to have complex taste at the same time. Then there were the IPA's, hoppy and delicious. Truth knocked my socks off with the first hoppy yet citrusy taste. At 7.2% you have to be careful with how delicious it goes down. I was also fortunate enough to get a rare glimpse of the Saber Tooth Tiger Imperial IPA and this tiger is fierce. Packing an 8.5% whollup, it offers some serious hop followed with highlights of a variety of different citrus. I was so impressed I found myself there not only Friday, but Saturday and Sunday as well. Keep pouring fellas, you are brewing up some amazing stuff - can't wait to get back!

Jan 10, 2014
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