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Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, OH

Moerlein Lager House

4.4
4.4
5950 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Experience Cincinnati's Brewing Legacy at Moerlein Lager House!

Located in the heart of Smale Riverfront Park, our world-class restaurant and brewery immerses you in Cincinnati's rich brewing heritage. As a working microbrewery, we craft a full range of Moerlein brews, perfectly complemented by delectable dishes reminiscent of 19th-century beer gardens.

Discover Unforgettable Events: Host your banquet or large party at Moerlein Lager House. Enjoy private dining options with stunning river views, diverse menu options, and outdoor event spaces, all tailored to accommodate gatherings of any size or kind. Make your reservation today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 421-2337
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nathan Whittington
  • Private party facilities
    Locally Owned and independently operated Moerlein Lager House offers upscale casual dining in a warm and inviting environment. Elevate your event at Moerlein Lager House! Discover unmatched private dining in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Reserve your unforgettable experience today.
  • Private party contact
    Melanie Sandy: (513) 421-2337 ext. 2
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Cross street
    Mehring Way
  • Parking details
    City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • BOCK Fest Experience

    Mar 1 - Mar 3, 2024
    Bockfest is back and in a whole new way! Moerlein Lager House will be your Bock Fest Hall destination for 2024! Book your spot in our downstairs dining room to be in the midst of the Bock Fest party experience!

What 5,950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for scenic views

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Lively

  • Cincinnati

    Great for scenic views

  • Cincinnati

    Lively

5,950 Reviews
  1. SusanH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch. There were lots of choices and the food was good. The fire "show" was just a guy juggling fire sticks, which was fine, but I expected more when it's called a "show." We really enjoyed the ice slide and would definitely visit that again if it comes back next year.

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  2. DesireeB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress rushed us with ordering. She had a nice nasty attitude.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was so disappointing. My husband and hadn’t been to Moerlein since before Covid. It was a place we went often, always knowing we would have great service, great beer with tons of variety, and delicious food. Not so, last night. Our service was the most significantly lacking part of the experience. We never received water, when everyone around us had. It took ages for our drinks to come. And when out steaks arrived, mine was drowned in hollandaise sauce, even though I had told the server about my dairy allergy. The server looked bored instead of remotely apologetic, took my food back, so my husband felt bad eating. We were not asked about drinks. We had to flag the server down and request them, and then they didn’t come until we had both finished eating. It also took too long to get our bill- for food that was just okay. It was so frustrating. We won’t go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. CarlaF

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views and fun atmosphere for lunch or brunch. Excellent menu variety and friendly service.

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  5. LizzyTish

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated Valentine’s Day here. Sat in the private dining room which they opened to accommodate all the patrons. The view from our table in the corner was WONDERFUL! But had to keep my warm scarf over my shoulders because it was so chilly. My hubby’s ribs were delicious as well as my cod. But pass on the dirty rice and Cole slaw. They weren’t so good. Overall , had a lovely time & will be back.

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  6. Beth

    Cincinnati

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, portions were generous and the service was fantastic! We visited on a busy Valentine’s Day and I was amazed at how timely the food was delivered and how our server Nick R was able to check back with us. Wonderful experience!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time and a great meal for our Valentines Dinner. We always have a great experience every time we go there.

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  8. ChristinaD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great- love the California chicken club and fish and chips. The Fire and Ice event is really amazing- we’re planning on incorporating it into our family winter outings for years to come- we’ve already gone twice this season. What really tops off the experience any time of year are the views of the river. Overall this place has become one of my favorites to visit in Cincinnati.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I asked the waitress how much a regular cheeseburger was and she quote around 12 buck. We got our bill w two regular plain cheeseburgers at $20 each. On top of that. There was no cheese on one of them. Waitress gave me a piece from the kitchen not melted on cheese. First and last time there.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not good Make sure you don’t sit in the the back room

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to be part of the Fire and Ice experience which was indicated on the reservation. Unfortunately we didn’t see any Fire performers we were sat away from everyone on the second floor. It was very disappointing but the food and service was good.

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  12. DianeD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful night with friends. Fun to watch the Fire and Ice event and our server was helpful and great

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  13. LeaAnnB

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, we visited from out of town and we will likely come back. There are a few other things I'd like to try. My husband and I enjoyed it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience!!! Great food and service great as well!!

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  15. Mark

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for the price! Nice view! Awesome service!

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  16. JulieM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and Emmitt was a great server. He was helpful with selections and keeping an eye on us.

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  17. DublinKH

    Columbus

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was super friendly and foods were good.

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  18. SueZ

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but portions were small. My rum and cola was in a small glass, however, it was well poured. It was enjoyable but we would not go out of our way to go back.

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  19. JoeH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed their time at Moerlein! Great food, company and atmosphere. Thanks for everything!

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  20. randyf

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Moerlein Lager House is the “go to” restaurant at the Banks in Cincinnati!

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  21. JulieK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, everyone enjoyed. The only part was disappointed in was the service. We had a group of 10 for my birthday. She told us that it had to go on one check because of the party size. We said okay. Once she brought the check, we asked how it worked and she stated that it would be split evenly between us all. I don’t find that right because some of us got alcohol, appetizers, 3 meals, and a couple people were paying for just their meal. The waitress was rude about it as well. I can’t imagine that that’s truly how the splitting the check works with big groups so it could have been just my experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was the best and loved the fire& ice show outside.

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  23. JulieP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was absolutely amazing and had some great suggestions. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were expecting more of the Fire and Ice celebatory stuff to be going on but with the weather it was not unexpected. One suggestion for the parking garage, put up a sign directing people to the stairway that leads to you entrance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very very loud. Our server was fine but now great. The wine was not very good. The food was pretty good. Pretzel was great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the hostess to end of our time. Food quality was great and the atmosphere was nice and not noisy. Calamari was excellent!!!

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  26. JohnW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and friendly service; beer flight was perfect, food very good

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  27. SarahB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! The fried pickles were the best I’ve ever had!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My appetizer wasn’t brought out until after I was finished with my main course. The waitress kept saying it will be out as I was eating and that I would have it taken off my bill. She finally brought out the appetizer which was cold and it sat on as my date finished her meal. No one touched it until we boxed it as we were already full. The waitress then had the audacity to still charge us for the appetizer even though it was not eaten.

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  29. MelissaH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety of food and very attentive service; also the view is fabulous.

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  30. Bdaydinner4me

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bananas Foster French toast portion was small and tasted slightly burnt and sugared nuts were absent. Veggie omelette and Moer breakfast were both delicious. The pastry board on the Fire & Ice menu was a nice treat for kids and adults to enjoy while we awaited our hot food. Our server was efficient and attentive; he kept husband’s coffee refilled. Pomegranate Mimosa was very good. Fire performer could be seen outside through windows in Beer Garden section. We also enjoyed a quick walk around the courtyard to see the lovely ice sculptures.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I understand it’s a lager house and people go for that reason and the atmosphere, but the food was absolutely terrible. Rotisserie half chicken was dry and served in a discombobulated pile on a plate, fingerling hash tasted like it was out of a can, and wilted spinach was exactly that, no thought put into it. The beer can chicken sandwich was super skimpy on the amount of chicken, the chicken could have come from a can and wouldn’t have known the difference, more bread and tomatoes than anything else. Burgers were clearly frozen patties slapped on a griddle without any thought. I feel like a total snob, but when they put my meal down in front of me my first thought was “what is this?”. I guess what I’m saying is, don’t go for the food.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Zach was excellent!! Food was yummy! Started with the pretzels and pickles; the group had burgers, Rueben, beer can chicken, smothered chicken and we all were pleased!

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  33. SarahL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time going and it was so nice! The building itself was beautiful and the food was delicious. We were amazed with how good the service was and how quickly the food came out with how many people were there. We’ll definitely be going back for all occasions!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. The brunch portions were huge for the price and delicious. I loved the mimosa flight!

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  35. JohnF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always tasty food and drinks, and lovely views of Cincinnati.

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  36. BethM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really surprised at How effortless and easy everything was. Hosts were helpful, kind, and very pleasant. Server was excellent. SAs were ON it.. had food organized by seats.. really very on point with all the marks of a great place to dine. Only complaint was the noise level.. if there were more noise canceling items.. don’t know if it’s even possible, but that would be great. The good over all was great. All correct and all very good. Great views! Really well run restaurant.

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  37. Lovegoodfood

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 9 people and everyone had a good time. The 1st round of drinks was way too slow - 20 minutes - but the food came out timely and was delicious. Server was excellent, the bar issue may have been out of her control. Tipped heavy, very good experience overall.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great business lunch! Server was awesome. Thank you!

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  39. danielc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived at 10:30. The service was a little slow but we enjoyed the food and the company. I'd eat here again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu looked intriguing but everything we ordered was subpar. Appetizers were the best part. We started with the hot crab dip, it was good but very watery. Also had the calamari; the sauce was a nice change. It tasted like a buffalo chicken wing and bang bang shrimp mix. Onto entrees; we ordered the beer can chicken sandwich, Mediterranean pasta, Cajun pasta, short rib grilled cheese and a side salad. Everything tasted bland and lacked seasoning. There looked to be dressing on the salad but it had no taste. The beer can chicken was so bad that it wasn’t even eaten. The drinks were tasty but weak. We had two rounds and none of us had even a slight head change. Our server was nice but not attentive. It didn’t bother us that much as we were chatty but we were there much longer than we should have been. Our drinks/water became empty before she returned. The ambiance and location are immaculate. The food and drinks need reteaching.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Moerlein Lager House is rated 4.4 stars by 5950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Google Map for Moerlein Lager House

115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mehring Way
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nathan Whittington
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 421-2337
  • Private party facilities
    Locally Owned and independently operated Moerlein Lager House offers upscale casual dining in a warm and inviting environment. Elevate your event at Moerlein Lager House! Discover unmatched private dining in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Reserve your unforgettable experience today.
  • Private party contact
    Melanie Sandy: (513) 421-2337 ext. 2
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