Yard House

BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

95 E Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-3413
United States

(513) 381-4071 | map
yardhouse.com

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Added by WVbeergeek on 07-27-2013

PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of wingedeel
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Huge place right near the stadiums with a huge tap selection. Very large bar rail, and plenty of tables. Regardless of size, this place gets slammed after a Reds game. Very crowded, very noisy. I would have liked to see a few more Cincinnati taps, but you certainly can find something you like to drink. Prices were a bit high, but expected given the location.

Food was pricey but good, the deviled eggs were fantastic.

If you don't mind crowds this is a decent place to go.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of mwar
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of meanmutt
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of zimm421
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Pinioned
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
2.98/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Enochase04
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of walterk
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of remstersuze
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of PeterR
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of UcDru
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

It's the yard house there are many like it this one is in Cincinnati. I enjoy hitting this place before a Reds game as it is pretty big and always has something on draft I will enjoy. Just a standard run of the mill chain though nothing to set it apart.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of jeremy3311
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of cincysig
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Yard House in Cincinnati, OH
3.95 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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