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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

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Good for Groups (24)
Comfort Food (23)
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Good for a Date (21)
Great Beer (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Live Sports (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 7, 2017

although i ordered classic mac & cheese with chicken, she only heard mac & cheese and i didn't get the chicken!!! other than that, delicious!!!

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had a large party of 30 people and for that the restaurant was very accommodating. It is a fun place with pub style food (nothing fancy).
So, my 1 issue was my salad came with a large piece of the plastic bag in it. When I let the manager know she was very nice about the whole thing. I guess since I only ordered a side salad and side of Mac n Cheese (which was very yummy) I just wish they had compted my meal instead of taking the $4 off for the salad (heck my bill was only $10 anyway). But, I guess they did take the salad off, just would have been that extra perk for me to give them a better rating.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It was very good. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great friends

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always enjoy eating here. The food was flavorful and a nice size portion but not spectacular. We both ordered the grilled chicken dish on the lighter menu. The mason jar desserts were excellent -- not overwhelmingly huge like you'll find at many places. I enjoyed the toffee crunch and my friend the raspberry & chocolate mousse. My only complaint is the service was too slow. It took far too long for our dessert order to come and we had to ask for our checks so we wouldn't be late to our Broadway Series show. One shouldn't have to rush out when arriving a full hour and forty-five minutes before a performance!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always a reliable lunch option. Love the avocado chicken sandwich . Great fries! Terrific service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Food and service at Rock Bottom is good and good value.

On Tuesday nights there is trivia which is very loud. Very few folks playing trivia, but the lady doing the questions was on speaker and too loud. I will not go to Rock Bottom on Tuesday nights or any night they are doing trivia.

Service was good and food is always good, just ambiance very bad with the lady on a speaker.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Awesome!! Had to wait on 6:30 reservation for server to come to work. Party of 9. Otherwise it was fabulous! Thank you!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great place for casual dining downtown, friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 26, 2017

It was a great night to celebrate my husband's birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We were delayed in traffic coming from Dayton and called to let them know and they held a table for us. Much appreciated!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I ordered the bacon chicken Mac n cheese. It had a decent flavor but the picture on the menu made me think it would be baked and have that good gooey cheese texture. It was saucy and the rotisserie chicken were super thin slices of chicken that were kind of hard to distinguish as chicken. I've been h happy with all my meals prior to this one.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Was looking for somewhere for Easter brunch. My teen to adult children don't care for a menu that gets too fancy. Rock Bottom had all the right choices for me and them as well as great service, low crowd, and a nice walk on the square for Easter. We all had great time.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants to eat before going to theater, but the quality of the food seems to have gone down this year for some reason. Will have to rethink if I'll be coming here as often next season.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 3, 2017

We were super excited to get a reservation during a super busy downtown event. They were easy to work with when I had to add more people to my reservation. The food was great, the service was good and fast. We had a great time with a group of 10 friends!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Good food, good service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Stay away from the burgers. Asked for medium and got burnt. Other than that the beers were tasty and was a good date night

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Romantic, Live Sports, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Best chicken sandwich in town! Always consistently good service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Brewery nachos are to die for! Guacamole is definitely a must along with their Mac and cheese. Bartender service is exceptional! Would recommend for good food at a great price

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Easy walking distance to The Taft. Great to grab a quick bite before or after a show/concert. Good selection of options. The nachos are a favorite and they are HUGE. Very easily subbed for a meal or a big snack with drinks after the concert. The chicken bacon mac N cheese is pure comfort in a bowl and again, huge and easily shared. We have never had anything here that we did not like. Something for just about anyone on the menu.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Reservation was right on time on a busy sat. Nite.good food, good service, good value.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We use Rock Bottom several times per year as a meeting place. It's easy to find, plenty of safe public parking, has a very broad menu, and it's close to many of the sports and concert venues we use.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 24, 2017

good food, reasonable prices, accommodating staff, lively atmosphere

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 22, 2017

I prefer sitting in the bar as the atmosphere is much more fun. The regular dining area has no atmosphere and has a bad odor - almost a must odor. I would recommend an upgrade in the dining room.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Terrific service and very good food. The best fries in town!

Tags: Business Meals
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