A beer town like Cincinnati has plenty to offer – there’s a reason why the city was crowned best place for beer lovers in the U.S. last year. With its centuries-long, rich brewing history, the love for the alcoholic beverage remains strong in our area.
Cincy and its surrounding neighborhoods are home to dozens of breweries with varying draft lists, making it nearly impossible not to find what you want.
To ease the search, here’s a comprehensive guide to the region’s breweries. And be sure to check Cincinnati.com for our nifty interactive brewery map.
13 Below Brewery
7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park; 13belowbrewery.com.
Located along the Ohio river.
16 Lots Brewing Company
753 Reading Road, Mason; 16lots.com.
Visit Mason’s first craft brewery.
Alexandria Brewing Company
7926 Alexandria Pike #1, Alexandria; alexandriabrewingcompany.com.
Enjoy a beer and their rock ‘n’ roll playlist.
Bad Tom Smith Brewing
5900 Madison Road, Madisonville; badtomsmithbrewing.com.
Offers a wide range of beers including IPAs, brown ales, wheat beer, stouts and porters.
Big Ash Brewing
5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township; bigashbrewing.com.
Craft beer on tap, 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 down from the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Braxton Brewing Company
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue; braxtonbrewing.com.
Rotates seasonal brews and house-roasted coffees. You can also visit its Cincinnati (Pendleton), Covington and Fort Mitchell locations.
5905 Hamilton Ave., College Hill; brinkbrewing.com.
Tuesday Trivia at 7:30 p.m.
1411 Grandin Road, Maineville; cartridgebrewing.com.
Has a lineup that includes classic German lagers and American pilsners, but with a modern twist.
2276 US-22, Morrow; valleyvineyards.com/brewery.
Located in the Cellars of Valley Vineyards Winery.
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
Moerlein Lager House: 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown; christianmoerlein.com.
Over 80 different beers to choose from at the lager house.
The Common Beer Company
126 E. Main St., Mason; commonbeercompany.com.
Located a block away from Heritage Oak Park on Main Street.
760 N. Main St., Springboro; crookedhandle.com.
With 14 draft taps, premium spirits, signature cocktails, cider, wine and a scratch kitchen, you are sure to find just what you are looking for.
224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue; darknessbrewing.beer.
Try their dark and experimental beer styles.
Dead Low Brewing
5959 Kellogg Ave. California; deadlowbrewing.com.
A short 3-minute car ride from Riverbend Music Center.
9964 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester; dogberrybrewing.com.
Hand-crafted ales and lagers in West Chester.
Esoteric Brewing Co.
918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills; esotericbrewing.com.
Located in the historic Peebles’ Corner.
Fibonacci Brewing Co.
1445 Compton Road, Mount Healthy; fibbrew.com.
Nanobrewery that sources locally for most of its beer.
Firehouse Grill & Brewery
4785 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash; firehousegrillcincinnati.com.
Live music on the patio every Saturday this summer.
Fifty West Brewing Co.
7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township; fiftywestbrew.com.
You will want to visit this burger and beer garden.
FigLeaf Brewing Co.
3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Middletown; figleafbrewing.com.
In the Middletown and Monroe area.
Fretboard Brewing Co.
5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash; fretboardbrewing.com.
Live music Fridays and Saturdays, open mic on Wednesday nights.
Grainworks Brewing Co.
7790 Service Center Drive, West Chester; grainworks.beer.
Right 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 Township; facebook.com/happy2brewing.
A nanobrewery operating within the Mio’s Pizza in Anderson, with a focus on hand-crafted, small batch beer.
HighGrain Brewing Company
6860 Plainfield Road, Silverton; highgrainbrewing.com.
Carbon neutral beer in the Silverton area.
Hofbräuhaus Newport Brewery & Restaurant
200 Third St., Newport; hofbrauhausnewport.com.
Authentic Bavarian bier and food in Newport.
1621 Moore St., Over-The-Rhine; hudepohlbeer.com.
Best known for their Little Kings cream ale.
Humble Monk Brewing
1641 Blue Rock St., Northside; humblemonkbrewing.com.
Craft beer with Belgian influence in Northside, plus N.Y.P.D. Pizza delivers for free.
Karrikin Spirits Co.
3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax; karrikinspirits.com.
Industrial-hip locale for craft beer & spirits along the Little Miami River.
Listermann Brewing Co.
1621 Dana Ave., Evanston; listermannbrewing.com.
Handcrafted bottled ales, a growler station and a homebrew supply store.
Little Miami Brewing Co.
208 Mill St., Milford; littlemiamibrewing.com.
Enjoy their craft beer and brick oven artisan pizza along the Little Miami River and Bike Trail.
Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St., Over-The-Rhine; platformbeer.co.
Tasting room in Cincinnati of the Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co.
3301 Madison Road, Oakley; madtreebrewing.com.
Craft beers, wood-fired pizzas, growler fills and keg sales in Oakley.
March First Brewing and Distilling
7885 E Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; marchfirstbrewing.com.
Cincinnati’s only brewery, cidery and distillery.
7880 Remington Road, Montgomery; mphbrew.com.
Last Call Trivia Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
4362 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Mt. Carmel; mtcarmelbrewing.com.
Set in the cellar of a 1924 farmhouse.
Municipal Brew Works
20 High St., Hamilton; municipal.beer.
Try their flagship beer: Approachable Blonde.
Narrow Path Brewing Co.
106 Karl Brown Way, Loveland; narrowpathbrewing.com.
Make sure to go North on Karl Brown Way (even if your GPS tells you to go South).
N.E.W. Ales Brewing
1521 1st Ave., Middletown; newalesbrewing.com.
Food trucks from local favorites available most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
6095 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge; ninegiant.com.
Craft beer and scratch-made eats.
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
111 W. McMicken Ave., Over-The-Rhine; northernrow.com.
Located in the original Christian Moerlein Lager house in the heart of OTR.
7766 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township; paradisebrewingsupplies.com.
Next to LaRosa’s Pizza.
Rebel Mettle Brewery
412 Central Ave., Downtown; rebelmettlebrewery.com.
Enjoy Sunday Jazz nights and any one of their flagships: Stubentiger, Mettle Mayhem or Volume.
1910 Elm St., Over-The-Rhine; rhinegeist.com.
Beer and FCC Watch Parties in OTR.
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown; rivertownbrewery.com.
Enjoy their craft beer and full-service BBQ eatery.
Rolling Mill Brewing Co.
916 1st Ave., Middletown; rollingmillbc.com.
Specializes in gluten-free beer.
Samuel Adams Brewery
1727 Logan St., Over-The-Rhine; samadamscincy.com.
Located in OTR, a block away from Findlay Market.
8584 Duke Blvd., Mason; sonderbrewing.com.
Sonder beer, beermosas, beer cocktails, wine and bourbon.
Sons of Toil Brewing
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 Ave., East End; streetsidebrewery.com.
Built on the site of the historic live music bar East End Café, which closed its doors in 2010.
Swine City Brewing
4614 Industry Drive, Fairfield; swinecitybrewing.com.
Hosts Test Batch Tuesdays every week.
Taft’s Brewing Co.
1429 Race St., Over-The-Rhine; taftsbeer.com.
You can also visit Taft’s Brewpourium at 4831 Spring Grove Ave.
Third Eye Brewing Co.
11276 Chester Road, Sharonville; thirdeyebrewingco.com.
Live acoustic music every Thursday.
Off Track Brewing Co.
227 Stark St., Over-The-Rhine; offtrackbrewingcompany.com.
While OTBC doesn’t have a tap room on site, their brews are available around the corner at Dunlap Cafe @ 1926 Dunlap St.
1660 Blue Rock St., Northside; artifactbeer.com.
Specializes in fruited and sour beer.
West Side Brewing
3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood; westsidebrewing.com.
Beer and food trucks from restaurants across the city.
Wiedemann’s Fine Beer, Brewery & Pub
4811 Vine St., Saint 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 East Walnut Hills.
Wooden Cask Brewing Co.
629 York St., Newport; woodencask.com.
Beer that honors traditional English pubs, but in Newport.