Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Bad Tom Smith BrewingBad Tom Smith Brewing
Bad Tom Smith BrewingBad Tom Smith Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5900 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45227
United States

(513) 871-4677 | map

Notes: Hours of operation:

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5PM - 10PM
Thursday: 5PM - 10PM
Friday: 5PM - 11PM
Saturday: 12PM - 11PM
Sunday: 12PM - 6PM
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by nlmartin:
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nlmartin from Ohio

1.4/5  rDev -60.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 1

The first thing I have to say about Bad Tom Smith is about the poor parking. Parking is off street and frankly not ok. The bar is comfortable enough with picnic tables in place. The beers are just not good. Flavor and aroma notes of infection, acetone, burnt plastic, vinyl, nail polish remover and other sorts of unpleasantness. The bartender appeared to know about the beers. That was until I tasted and smelled the beers. Yuck!... The selection is ok but all the beers taste and smell not so good in different ways. Get it together guys.

Jul 05, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Manta200 from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

As of October 21. 2019 they have moved to their new location at 5900 Madison Road.
I have never been to the old place and therefore could not possibly comment on the old reviews.
This new location is very nice, features a 120 old bank vault which gives the location this extra old west vibe.
The beer is good and the staff really nice. Each beer has a story with it relating to Bad Tom Smith.

Jan 01, 2020
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rxthree from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Jun 22, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A nice little place on Eastern Ave. that has a decent selection
of ales for most every taste. Super nice staff, knowledgeable,
and brews that have improved over the years since first
inception which offered some varying degree of quality.
That said, they are now producing solid ales at a decent
price with styles from Kentucky Common all the way to
Imperial Stouts and strong ales.

No food, but a great place to stop before hitting Terry's
Turf Club for an astounding burger.


Oct 20, 2018
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JessicaSpla from Ohio

4.86/5  rDev +36.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This brewery has a good mix of styles. There is sure to be SOMETHING for anyone that likes craft beer.

Apr 14, 2018
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Vczk2t15 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +40.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I LOVE their Breathitt County and Wicked Sheryl and Doc. I like their seasonal pumpkin also. I have always been treated very well here. I almost know some of the people by name. LOL.

Jun 17, 2017
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Eziel from Ohio

3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Dec 01, 2015
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Apr 04, 2015
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Yetiman420 from Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Stop #428 on my world brewery tour.

6.9 miles from my house makes it convenient and a bit overdue for a visit. Stopped in on a Friday evening around 9. All the off-street parking is reserved for the highly-acclaimed burger bar a couple of doors down.

Small space where the bar and brewery are all one big room. A handful of locals hanging out at the large bar. Order your drinks (a flight in this case) and the bartender walks over to the taps by the brewery. Gave me a chance to pick his and the brewers brain about the operation. Once they told me they pitch at 75 (and don't specialize in Saison's), I should have walked out. Instead, I took my flight to one of the picnic tables to share with the wife.

At the Craft Brewers Association conference this year, the keynote focused on the importance of quality. I think it's imperative that if you're a homebrewer considering opening a brewery, you need to consistently medal at competitions before sinking lots of time, energy, and money into a brewery. In this case, I'd suggest it's not too late to solicit qualified feedback from their beers and process. I'd love to have one of the closest breweries to me producing great beers.

Sep 23, 2014
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Jul 20, 2014
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