The Beer Issue: 34 Greater Cincinnati Taprooms and Breweries to Grab a Drink


Look, we probably don’t need to do much to convince you to drink a beer (that is: if you do drink alcohol, don’t have a gluten intolerance, etc.). And our city is overflowing with local options. We were actually recently named the fourth best city for beer drinkers in America by some survey — although we like to think we’re No. 1 — outranking Seattle, Boulder, Colorado and Milwaukee because of our plethora of unique local brews. While it’s easy to toss back a six-pack at home, there’s nothing better than seeing where your beer was born with your own eyes and grabbing a fresh pint from the taproom bar. Cincinnati is #blessed to have a thriving craft beer community where drinkers win when they patronize the spaces that make our city so very hoppy. Here is a list of some of the essential breweries and taprooms for fans of local beer and the recommended beers to drink there.

Note: This is not a complete list of places to grab a beer in the city or all of Cincinnati’s breweries. Please check with the taproom for the availability of each listed brew.