Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincinnati
Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincinnati

Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/
  • Phone: 5136211588
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Jeffory F. Pearce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Looking for the perfect place to host your next gathering? Rock Bottom is the perfect way to celebrate that special event. We can accommodate groups and parties of all sizes. Need a little more intimacy? Our semi-private dining areas are available for groups of 20-60 guests. We feature great food, professional service and a casual atmosphere that is sure to highlight any occasion. Call (513) 621-1588 or email cincinnati@rockbottom.com for more information or to book your party today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fifth Street and Vine Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at the Fountain Square Garage located on Vine Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.
A word from Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincinnati
The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, located on the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets in the center and heart of historic Fountain Square, is a full service, casual dining restaurant featuring friendly service, made from scratch, moderately priced food and a distinctive selection of handcrafted beer. We offer a lively and entertaining atmosphere showcasing our fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premises.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (15)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)hot spot (5)special occasion (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Pam Zepf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    We always go to Rock Bottom if there is a theatre event or whenever we are in downtown Cincy. The staff is great...they are always more than accommodating with suggesting and cooking gluten free items. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Fun at The Rock Bottom
    FOODIECHER1VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Another good time with friends! Good food and good waitstaff. We'll return The Deckners, Cincinnati. Ohio
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location and great beer
    Bronxboy1951
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Great location and great beer and root,beer choices. I thought the food,was,just fair. Would not recommend for those interested in innovative menus or creative food preparation. Service was good and our waitress was very accommodating. Our party was mixed adults and kids and the kids menu choices were good and food was plentiful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jaalapeno Cheddar Pretzel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Jaalapeno Cheddar Pretzel Sticks...Life-Changing. We went to Rock Bottom for our anniversary and are hooked. The food was great. The server made our evening entertaining. The house crafted Brews are amazing. The House-made Rootbeer is beyone perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time, good brews at RockBottom
    FOODIECHER1VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Had a great time and food after the Wine Festival. Our server; Jay, was friendly and efficient. We'll return! The Deckners, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The jalepeno cheese dip with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The jalepeno cheese dip with the pretzels twists were out of this world. I had a steak with the gorgonzola -onion straw topping and it was amazing! So many flavors going on, food was outstanding. The house brewed beer was good as well. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good bar food and we had an
    LdmvolleyVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Good bar food and we had an excellent server. Great downtown location
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only bad thing about this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The only bad thing about this place is whittling down the menu choices. Everything looked and sounded delicious, and the two entrees we chose were, as well as the jalapeno pretzel sticks. Plenty of wines and house made brews suggested with dinner pairings, and a relaxed environment. 5-Star dining at reasonable prices and incredible atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the bagpipes that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    We loved the bagpipes that accompanied the monthly beer tap.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the food. I had the
    appreciative
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Enjoyed the food. I had the Tuscan Chicken which was really good. My wife did complain about my breath for two days afterward. The only other time she does that is when I have White Castles. I am not sure what is in it, but I thought it tasted good and think she will like it also. Really liked the server - Cheyenne. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, good service and enjoyable to have wait on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It actually works!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I used this app for the first and wow, what a useful little app. I even had a request to sit in a warm section of the restaurant and the hostess addressed that sat my boyfriend and I in a nice warm part of the place. I will definitely be using this app again to book my next reservation. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place, good food and ambiance.
    OverpricedVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Excellent place, very informal, with great local homemade beers. Very good food (burgers and the chicken-bacon mac&cheese)...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to attend before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Great place to attend before the Theatre..food always good and service has always been great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Peaks for us at Rock Bottom!
    FOODIECHER1VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Great time, great food; with great friends! The Deckners, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to eat, big crowd
    Crev4VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Fun place to eat, big crowd but the wait was far shorter than expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had lunch on Saturday at the
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Had lunch on Saturday at the Brewery and was unimpressed at the service and food. Our waitress could careless that we were customers and the food was mediocre at best. Sad, used to love Rock Bottom!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Steak Restaurant!
    ThalieMac
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    This is one of our favorite steak restaurants now! The prices were fair and the food was absolutely amazing. The staff was great and was very friendly to our eight month old daughter, who was with us. The restaurant was spacious, making it easy to have the baby in a high-chair. Our waiter made great recommendations for every course of the meal and even drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good, most remarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Food was very good, most remarkable was the calimari appetizer that was cooked perfectly (most places cook it until it becomes a rubber band). Fish tacos were also yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I go out to dinner with my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    I go out to dinner with my parents every Christmas Eve. We had been going to El Coyote in Anderson for the past few years but decided to switch it up after hearing from several people that El Coyote was progressively getting worse and worse. We decided to go to Rock Bottom Brewery and we all enjoyed ourselves a lot and have decided to continue to go there for Christmas Eve. The service was great, the food was great, the beer was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a reservation for 6:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    I had a reservation for 6:30 pm. We did not get seated until 7 pm. There were empty tables but it appeared that they were understaffed. We told the hostess twice that we were at the resturant. We finally got a waitress and she seated us right away. It took about 15 - 20 min to get our drinks. The food was good but the service was less than desirable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't think we would need
    Nick
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Didn't think we would need a reservation but I'm sure glad we made one. The place was vibrant and the food was really good. Thanks to the wait staff and kithen. We had a good meal and great conversation before the play at the Aronoff. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had to flag down server for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Had to flag down server for bill. We're there for pre-broadway series dinner- think servers should be aware of own town events and deliver service accordingly.have been other places during Broadway series runs and servers actually asked if attending and made a point of getting check to Table in a timely manner. Food is good but it seems like portions getting smaller
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience.Tight quarters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    This was a very good experience. Food and service were wonderful. The only knock was it was a litle tight for a party of 6 in the bar area (they put us in a high top table). But all in all, we would go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good
    Cassie
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    The food and drinks are always good here. We had a great ladies' night and the customer service was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for beer and food.
    Funbrew
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Great beers with great food and excellent service. Our dessert took longer than their normal wait time so the manger gave them to us without asking.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • long.
    MCGJr
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    It's been a while since I've been there. Really like the new menu; added some good new items, kept the ones I really like. The salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What we expected.
    Richvel
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    It's a bar food kind of place and the food was at that level. It's what we expected. My wife and I are not big eaters and the portions at Rock Bottom are big so we split an entree. You do nice portions for your meal. The location is excellent for any pre-gaming and the beer selection and wine pours are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    This place was recommended to us and I am so glad it was. The food was amazing and the staff was extremely friendly. It was very busy for a Bengals home game, but that did not hold anything up at all. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. There Rocktoberfest beer is one of the best I have ever had also.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great craft beers and fall-off-the-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Great craft beers and fall-off-the-bone-tender ribs. A lively sports bar ambiance without being "grotty". Friendly, helpful waitstaff and prompt service...what more could you want? A great choice in downtown Cincinnati
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleased.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Service was very good - server was very knowledgable and took time to explain the specialty beers. Attentive, but not too much. Food was good. We will be back. Very convenient dining ahead of downtown events. Glad we could get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were greeted by a pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    We were greeted by a pleasant hostess and our waiter was very attentive, but not too much. My husband U I dined with another couple and we all enjoyed our entrees. Good value for great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Our hostess was less than pleasant, but overall we enjoyed our experience due to the food mainly. A little high priced and I expected more of a pub feel. I took my wife here and we enjoyed the short walk from our hotel and great location. I had the baby back ribs and chicken they were very good. The chicken Mac n cheese my wife had she loved, but it would have been better if it came with a side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, good food, great beer
    BWDateNight
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    My wife and I had a nice dinner here. The atmosphere was what you'd expect from a nicer brewery type restaurant. The portions were large and the steak I had and the salmon my wife had were very good. Oh and the beer was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service. Was nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Great service. Was nice and quiet until they turned on the tunes which were too loud. Lemonade was great. Food was good and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Really great place to hang out. The food is just okay and the beer wasn't really anything special, but it was a fun scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is hit or miss. Some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Food is hit or miss. Some food is wonderful (BBQ Chicken pizza) and worth the money. Other food (chicken quesadilla)is worse than cheap bar food and a complete waste of money. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Service, and Beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Rock Bottom was great. I was in town with bachelor party with a group of 8 guys. It was a Sat night after a Reds game and it took us a long time to check into the hotel. Rock Bottom was really helpful and able to push our reservation back an hour and we had no wait getting to our table. The food, beer, and service was A+.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the inside of this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    the inside of this restaurant smells bad, like years of accumulated grease and grime ground into the carpet. It was very offputting. The lighting is dim and there is a light layer of greasy residue on just about every surface. My salad was average at best. I will not return until they do a deepclean of the entire space.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I saw this restaurant/brewery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    I saw this restaurant/brewery in an Ohio Breweries guidebook and decided to surprise my boyfriend while we were on vacation since he loves his beer. They have multiple beers that are made in house. Our waitress Christina was awesome. She was knowledgeable about the beer selection and was super friendly. After our meal the brewer gave us a tour of the brewing room located in the center of the restaurant. I wish we lived closer because I'd love to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time! The waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    We had a great time! The waiter we had was great and made the anniversary celebration very special! Sent out a huge piece of carrot cake and big brownie with ice cream at no charge after dinner! Very attentive and great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate