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About Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - 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.

10 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11am - 11pm
MON 11am - 11pm
TUES 11am - 11pm
WED 11am - 11pm
THUR 11am - 11pm
FRI 11am - 12am
SAT 11am - 12am

Cross Street:
Fifth Street and Vine Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 621-1588

Website:
http://www.rockbottom.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking available at the Fountain Square Garage located on Vine Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

Private Party Facilities:
One of downtown Cincinnati"s most popular restaurants, located in the heart of Fountain Square. Make sure to check us out before and after Reds and Bengals games. During the theatre season, stop by on your way to or from the Aronoff Theatre.

Private Party Contact:
Kylie Turpin: (877) 624-3070

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

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4.0

value

3.9

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (15)
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Pre/post Theatre (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (14)
Great Beer (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Live Sports (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Beer and service were good. Food so-so.
Would go back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The atmosphere is cozy but could use a little facelift. The hostess walked us to our table, inside when I request outside, placed the menus down and walked away without a word. I ordered the side of cheddar mash which was extremely dry. My chicken was fantastic, but without a good side left not fully satisfied.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food and service was great! We had tickets to a show and had plenty of time. Beers were tasty especially the pumpkin beer!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Friendly staff members! Food and service was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The overall experience was excellent. The only thing I would suggest is the restaurant appears to need some updating. A couple updates here and there and I will give it full stars across the board! Thanks again and look forward to a return dinner in the near future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went there before a Reds game and they had our group of 5 out in a little over an hour! The waitress was fantastic as was the food! I'll definitely be going back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband and I have eaten here several times and food and service was wonderful.
This time we took my grandmother. We bragged about how wonderful it was, only to be disappointment with the service. It was absolutely terrible. I was out of a drink for well over 10 minutes. After seeing many servers walk past I finally stopped the hostess and asked if she could find our waitress. She came back and asked what we needed. THE HOSTESS brought me a refill and brought me sauce for my pizza. Our waitress didn't even come back to the table after that for another 5 minutes or more. I should have tipped the hostess at the front desk instead.
Food was great as usual.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was my first time at Rock Bottom and it was great. I could tell our server was very busy but she still took really good care of us and made sure our drinks were always full. I ordered the makers mark burger and it was amazing. I got the fruit as my side which could have been a little bigger in portion and fresher. But overall it was an amazing experience and meal!

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

A nice place to eat at fountain Square with a good beer selection. Go to their website and sign up for their club to receive $10 off your bill.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My salad was served on a hot plate, therefore the lettuce was gross! Otherwise, everything was great!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a reservation at 5:45. We arrived 25 minutes early and told the hostess we were there early. We were told that they probably wouldn't have our table available until close to our reservation time, but people were coming in off the street and getting seated before us. We went back up to the hostess at 5:45 to enquire, and were immediately seated. It took 15 minutes before anyone came to take a drink order and 20 minutes before our drinks arrived at the table. My date was furious and wanted to leave. Definitely didn't leave a good memory for our date.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a group of 6, ordered a pizza, wings, a steak, calamari, and lobster and shrimp quesadillas. Everyone was pleased with their food. The drinks were a bit pricy ($10+ each for the cucumber lime margarita and for a martini) but were good. Service was great, and the food came out quick. We stopped on the way to a concert and were out of there in plenty of time to walk to Taft theater even though we only budgeted an hour and 15 minutes. I'd go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I met two friends for Happy Hour and dinner and we had a great time! We have met at Rock Bottom several times and the food and service are excellent. Our server was patient, but attentive and checked back with us often, but did not rush us. I am a member of the RBRewards program and I used my birthday coupon to receive a free entree with the purchase of an entree. Great value!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I went with the lobster and shrimp tacos, but wish I would have stuck with my first choice of the burger and chili, for the same money. There just wasn't much to what I had.

Overall Rock Bottom is a wonderful option for dining down near the downtown square and having the Open Table reservation option is wonderful! I did miss my raspberry wheat that was off the menu for a time, but they have many other options available.

The service was terrific as always

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We went twice during our stay in Cincinnati. Both meals were great. We tried a couple of entrees and they were just right. On my Birthday night, we both had the Ribeye Steak dinner. The steaks were perfect. We will return on our next trip. It was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great local spot on Fountain Square for casual dining and craft beer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was really busy at 5:15 on Saturday. The service was excellent and our server made good recommendations on their beers and that we should only order a half size nachos (it was plenty for 2 of us). Did not order entrees. The location on Fountain Square is really convenient to downtown hotels.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Everyone was very pleased with their meals. Outstanding service and menus. My pulled pork was a little 'old' and not as hot as the plate it was served on. There are better pulled pork sandwiches in town. You may want to look around, Butterby's for one and several other's. All in all I will be back, but not for the pulled pork. Thanks for the outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Restaurant wasn't really busy but it took almost 40 minutes to get our food. A good portion of our order was incorrect and part of mine was no longer available. They didn't tell me this, just replaced it with something else and only let me know after I asked two different people where my cheddar mashed potatoes were. Had to ask for ranch dressing four times before I actually got any. Whole place felt very dirty. Wouldn't recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I met a friend to have a few drinks and a bite to eat. We had a wonderful time! Our server was attentive and checked back with us regularly. The happy hour specials were amazing and a great value. We enjoyed the location on Fountain Square - which provided ample opportunities for people watching. We have met here before and will do so again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Outside seating, band playing, great atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Even though this is a chain, the food is very good. I have never had a bad meal at Rock Bottom. We had the Nachos...which are fabulous and should be made like this everywhere. The Cajun fish tacos were fresh and very tasty. Skip the boneless wings

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food and service was fine, but the classic rock soundtrack blasting has to go. They need to play much better music.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food and service! Cool kitchy decor. A little bit run down and the menus were kind of grimy, but otherwise an excellent value.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always a staple of downtown Cincinnati! Great service! Best fries in town!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our server was very friendly. We dined outside so the atmosphere was good. It is a nice place to dine if you are going to an event at Fountain on the Square.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Good service and good food. Wasn't impressed with the menu selection but what we had was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A staple for downtown Cincinnati. Always excellent service and very good food. Best fries in town!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My favorite waitress Gloria, is awesome. Steve, the manager is always working, making sure the place looks great and is clean and friendly. Hi goal always seems to be what is good for the company. Garrett is also amazing. We have always had a visit from them when we eat there, which is often.

It is my favorite restaurant as a result of the atmosphere and attention to detail of the managers that are there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Business Meals, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Really nice to grab a bite to eat, a drink, and walk around downtown. Service was great - fast and polite. Our first time there, and certainly not our last.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The waiter was very kind and frequently checked on our table.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I visited the Rock Bottom Brewery expecting good food and service. The waiter struggled , not sure if he was new or not. Very slow to check on us. Food was not what was expected at all , steaks were of poor cut and the potatoes said cheese potatoes and they were not. Had to send one plate back because it was dirty .

Not a good experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We loved the Colorado location and this one didn't disappoint. Cajun chicken pasta and the bourbon glazed salmon were excellent. We were seated immediately with our reservation and service was great. We didn't drink beer this time but it's normally excellent. Highly recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A great step above bar food. I love sitting outside and enjoying people watching while dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed our dinner and the nice atmosphere to talk and catch up. Our server, Amber, was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I ordered the cheddar mash potatoes, and found them to be very bland. Was very disappointed.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My husband steak was way overcooked, so it took a while to get our servers attention to send it back. By time they brought him a new one everyone else was finished with their meals. For the amount of people that were in the restaurant and the amount of open tables we saw our server way to little. Disappointing

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

First time trying the pretzel crusted chicken. Excellent!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was great and the food was good as well...on a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 7+

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was great, our server was friendly and helpful. A few things weren't hot but our server replaced them immediately. Great before a show at the Aronoff !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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