A beer city like Cincinnati has a lot to offer – it was not for nothing that the city was named the best place for beer lovers in the USA last year. With its centuries-long, rich brewing history, the love for alcoholic beverages is still great in our area. There are dozens of breweries in Cincy and the surrounding neighborhoods with varying barrel lists, making it almost impossible not to find what you’re looking for.
To make your search easier, here is a comprehensive guide to the area’s breweries. Also visit Cincinnati.com for our nifty interactive brewery map.
13 Downstairs brewery
7391 Forbes Street, Sayler Park; 13unterbrauerei.com.
Located along the Ohio River.
16 lots of brewing companies
753 Reading Road, Freemason; 16lots.com.
Visit Mason, Ohio’s first craft brewery.
Alexandria Brewing Company
7926 Alexandria Hecht # 1, Alexandria; alexandriabrewingcompany.com.
Enjoy a beer and her rock and roll playlist.
Bad Tom Smith Brewing
5900 Madison Street, Madisonville; badtomsmithbrewing.com.
Offers a wide variety of beers including IPAs, Brown Ales, Wheat Beers, Stouts, and Porters.
Big Ash Brewing
5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Ward; bigashbrewing.com.
Draft craft beer, gourmet pizza, and live music in Anderson.
Bircus Brewing Company
322 Elm St., Ludlow; bircus.com.
Craft beer, live entertainment, and wood-fired pizza.
316 Reading Road, Pendleton; brewdog.com/usa/bars/usa/cincinnati.
Less than a block from the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Braxton Brewing Company
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue; braxtonbrewing.com.
Turns seasonal broths and home-roasted coffees.
5905 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill; brinkbrewing.com.
Tuesday trivia at 7:30 p.m.
1411 Grandin Street, Maineville; Cartridgebrewing.com.
Has a line-up that includes classic German lagers and American pilsners, but with a modern twist.
2276 U.S.-22, Morrow; Valleyvineyards.com/brewery.
Located in the cellars of Valley Vineyards.
Christian Mörlein Brewing Co.
Moerlein Warehouse: 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, downtown; christianmoerlein.com.
Over 80 different beers to choose from in the warehouse.
The Common Beer Company
126 E Main St., bricklayer; commonbeercompany.com.
The hotel is one block from Heritage Oak Park on Main Street.
760 N Main Street, Springboro; krummgriff.com.
With 14 taps, premium spirits, signature cocktails, cider, wine and a scratch kitchen, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Brows of darkness
224 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue; darkbrew.beer.
Try their dark and experimental beer styles.
Dead low brewing
5959 Kellogg Avenue, California; deadlowbrewing.com.
A short 3 minute drive from the Riverbend Music Center.
Dog Berry Brewing
9964 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester; dogberrybrewing.com.
Handcrafted real ales and lagers in West Chester.
Esoteric Brewery Co.
918 E McMillan St., Walnut Hills; esotericbrewing.com.
The hotel is located in the historic Peebles’ Corner.
Fibonacci Brewing Co.
1445 Compton Road, Mount Sane; fibbrew.com.
Nano brewery that gets most of its beer from the region.
Firehouse Grill & Brewery
4785 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash; firehousegrillcincinnati.com.
Live music on the terrace every Saturday this summer.
Fifty West Brewing Co.
7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Parish; fiftywestbrew.com.
You will want to visit this burger and beer garden.
FigLeaf Brewing Co.
3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Street, Middletown; figleafbrewing.com.
In the Middletown and Monroe area.
Fretboard Brewing Co.
5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash; fretboardbrewing.com.
Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, microphone open on Wednesday evenings.
Grainworks Brewing Co.
7790 Service Center Drive, West Chester; Grain factory.bier.
Just off I-75, Exit 25 (Liberty Way), just around the corner from Liberty Center or Voice of America Park.
Happy 2 Brewing Co.
8298 Clough Pike, Anderson Ward; facebook.com/happy2brewing.
A nano brewery operating within Mio’s Pizza in Anderson that focuses on handcrafted small beer.
HighGrain Brewing Company
6860 Plainfield Street, Silverton; highgrainbrewing.com.
Carbon neutral beer in the Silverton area.
Hofbräuhaus Newport Brewery & Restaurant
200 3rd Street, Newport; hofbräuhausnewport.com.
Authentic Bavarian beer and food in Newport.
Hudepohl Schönling Brewery
1621 Moore St. Over-The-Rhine; hudepohlbeer.com.
Best known for their Little Kings Cream Ale.
Modest monk brow
1641 Blue Rock St., north side; humblemonkbrewing.com.
Craft beer with Belgian influence in Northside and NYPD Pizza deliver for free.
Karrikin Spirits Co.
3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax; karrikinspirits.com.
Industrially hip craft beer and spirits eatery on the Little Miami River.
Listermann Brewing Co.
1621 Dana Ave., Evanston; listermannbrewing.com.
Handcrafted bottled ales, a growler station and a home brewing supply store.
Little Miami Brewing Co.
208 Mill Street, Milford; littlemiamibrewing.com.
Enjoy the craft beer and brick oven pizza along the Little Miami River and Bike Trail.
3301 Madison Street, Oakley; madtreebrewing.com.
Craft beer, wood-fired pizza, growler fills, and keg sales in Oakley.
March 1st brewing and distilling
7885 E Kemper Road, Sycamore Parish; Marchfirstbrewing.com.
Cincinnati’s only brewery, cider, and distillery.
7880 Remington Street, Montgomery; mphbrew.com.
Last Call Trivia Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Mount Carmel Brewing Company
4362 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Mt. Karmel; mtcarmelbrewing.com.
In the basement of a 1924 farmhouse in Montgomery.
20 High Street, Hamilton; communal.beer.
Try their flagship beer: Approachable Blonde.
Narrow Path Brewing Co.
106 Karl-Brown-Weg, Loveland; narrowpathbrewing.com.
Go north on Karl Brown Way (even if your GPS tells you to go south).
NEW beer brewing
1521 1st Avenue, Middletown; newalesbrewing.com.
Food trucks from local favorites are available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
6095 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge; ninegiant.com.
Craft beer and homemade food.
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
111 W McMicken Ave., Over-The-Rhine; northrow.com.
Located in Christian Moerlein’s original warehouse in the heart of OTR.
7766 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Ward; paradiesbrewingsupplies.com.
Next to LaRosa’s pizza.
Rebel Mettle Brewery
412 Central Avenue, downtown; rebelmettlebrewery.com.
Enjoy Sunday jazz nights and one of their flagships: Stubentiger, Mettle Mayhem or Volume.
1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine; rheingeist.com.
Beer and FCC watch parties in OTR.
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
6550 Hamilton Lebanon Street, Middletown; rivertownbrewery.com.
Enjoy the craft beer and full service BBQ restaurant.
Rolling Mill Brewing Co.
916 1st Avenue, Middletown; rollmillbc.com.
Specialized in gluten-free beer.
Samuel Adams Brewery
1727 Logan St., Over-The-Rhine; samadamscincy.com.
The hotel is located in OTR, one block from Findlay Market.
Without a brewery
8584 Duke Blvd., Mason; sonderbrewing.com.
Special beer, beermosas, beer cocktails, wine and bourbon.
Sons of the toil brewery
14090 Klein Road, Mt. Orab; sonsoftoilbrewing.com.
SINGO (music bingo) every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Trivia Night Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
4003 Eastern Avenue, East End; streetsidebrewery.com.
Built on the site of the historic live music bar East End Café, which closed its doors in 2010.
Brewing in the pig town
4614 Industrial Drive, Fairfield; schweinestadtbrauerei.com.
Hosts test batch Tuesday every week.
4831 Spring Grove Avenue # 1, Spring Grove Village; taftsbeer.com.
You can also check out their Ale House at 1429 Race St.
Third Eye Brewing Co.
11276 Chester Street, Sharonville; Thirdeyebrewingco.com.
Live acoustic music every Thursday.
1660 Blue Rock St., north side; artifactbier.com.
Specialized in fruity and sour beer.
West side brows
3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood; westsidebrewing.com.
Beer and food trucks from restaurants all over town.
Wiedemann’s Fine Beer, Brewery & Pub
4811 Vine St., St. Bernard; wiedemannsfinebeer.com.
Winner of Cincinnati’s Favorite Beer 2021: Bohemian Special Brew.
2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills; woodburnbrewing.com.
In the heart of the East Walnut Hills.
Wooden barrel Brewing Co.
629 York St., Newport; woodcask.com.
Beer that honors traditional English pubs, but in Newport.