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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Cincinnati

608 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Brewery, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
SUN 11am - 11pm
MON 11am - 11pm
TUES 11am - 11pm
WED 11am - 11pm
THUR 11am - 11pm
FRI 11am - 12am
SAT 11am - 12am
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Phone number
(513) 621-1588
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Kylie Turpin: (877) 624-3070
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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 for more information or to book your party today.
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Cross street
Fifth Street and Vine Street
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Parking details
Parking available at the Fountain Square Garage located on Vine Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 608 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipxrcx (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 9 hours ago

The selection of food items is small. The appetizer portions are generous but, the entree's are pricey for the portion size. The beer was good and reasonably priced. Overall the food and beverages were good but not great.
The noise level was "quiet" but, I was there early Sunday evening and everything seems to shutdown in Cincinatti on Sunday. I would guess that it gets much busier and louder during the week.
The service was adequate but not exceptional. Our server was friendly enough but, forgot an ordered side and brought the wrong size beverage.
Rock Bottom is good for a group, family or grabbing a quick bite but, there are lots of other places that are just as good.

vipBabs (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a great place for a casual pub meal, but nothing spectacular about it. Wish they’d put the chili back on the menu. Service is always professional and friendly.

Jorde (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our second time dining here. The first time was really good. This past time not the same. There was a horrible smell throughout the restaurant. We were a party of 6 and the kids meal was way to small, the pasta was in a tiny bowl. The service with our waitress was good. We would return for cocktails but that might be the extent of our visits.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Fried chicken app was excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good experience for family dinner before a show. Food was very good and cam out in a timely manner. Waitress was friendly, and checked in on us from time to time but did not rush us.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food and good drinks. The waitress moved our meal and payment along quickly so me could make the show.

4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Although our waiter was good, he was so busy that it took a while to get his attention for refills and even to order. The fire alarm went off and was very loud and took way to long to shut off. No one really explained what happened

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious street tacos

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great dining location before or after a show at the Aronoff Center.

Chief (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My wife & son wen't down for dinner before the Waitress Show and had dinner & beer. My wife ordered the Jalapeno pretzels, unfortunately when they came out they had changed it to pretzels from their owners that were terrible. Without us making a complaint Steve, the manager was coming to inform me that they put onions on my pizza, I had asked to omit the onions, and was remaking it, we also informed him of the pretzels and toke them off the bill and toke a few of our drinks off. The pizza came out with everyone's food and everything was good.

vipJandJ (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great downtown, Fountain Square location; good brew-pub beer options, varied menu; had a great burger, choice of 2sizes, choice of sides; friendly, attentive greeters, wait staff, and visible managets.

Brandon (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

From the time we walked in the door, I had a feeling it was going to be a poor experience. Once we were sat, our server did not stop by the table for 10 mins to take drink orders. Even then, once he stopped he was rude and impatient. He didn't seem to be having a bad day. His mood seemed to be normal for him and that was the troubling part. Normally, you can tell and you cut them some slack. In this instance it seemed like that is the way it always is for him and his co-workers. They mistreat their customers and still receive 20% tip so they continue the same behavior. Somebody assisting him was a jerk as well. Slamming water glasses on the table and rolling his eyes. We were there to celebrate my mom's birthday and the service provided by this restaurant left a lot to be desired. We were sat without silverware. Our appetizer was delivered without app plates. We had to request these simple items. Our drinks were slowly refilled and he would bring back the children's cups uncovered and ask the kids to put the lids back on. That's just asking for trouble. Everyone's food came out and 2 of the 8 plates had to be sent back because they were served cold. I'm not embellishing, but one of them was mine and it was served not warm, not cool, not room temperature, but cold! Also, the restrooms were disgusting and looked as though they hadn't been cleaned in days. My sister-in-law complained about how dirty the bathroom was for her and her children. Needless to say my family will never be back. As soon as we stepped outside we all felt the same way and we were severely disappointed.

On a completely separate note: We witnessed a woman fall from the dining area down to the entrance level (1-2 steps). She must have not seen the step down and can easily happen if you're not familiar with the place or socializing with friends. Not one representative from Rock Bottom came to her aid to assist her. Many employees saw the instance, but ignored any action.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great burger and hot crisp fries just the way I like them. We arrived on time and our request for a booth was ready.

Donnarae (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We arrived and it wasn't very crowded at all, it seemed to take longer than expected to get our food, but I guess it's because there were 10 of us. I saw people who came in well after us had their food way before we got ours. But overall everything was great.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Waited 15 mins for anyone to take our drink orders finally the manager walked by and noticed we didn’t have anything on our table and went and got our drinks. After ordering a sirloin and the waitress didn’t ask how we wanted our steaks they came out just short of ‘mooing’ we sent them back to be cooked a bit more. While that was cooking we eat our sides the Mac and cheese was bland and lacked flavor. The mash potatoes were good however. The waitress came back out with our food and brought us ribeyes since aplenty they ran out of sirloin. The rib-eye (while cooked medium) had no flavor and was tough. We barely eat them. She noticed when she came to bus the table and asked if we didn’t like it I was honest and told her about it. She said she would ask the manager to come over I handed her my credit card and said it was okay we just wanted to leave. The manager did come over and offered 40% when I got the receipt the 40% was applied to the one item however our soft drinks ($2.99 each) were on there 4 times... we both got refills I’m not sure if they charge per refill or what crazy!!! I was over the dinner and we just left without waiting 10 more mins for our waitress to come back. While we have eaten here many times this was for sure a new “experience” and the weather was bad so maybe people called off and they were under staffed?? I don’t know. We’ll wait a few more months and try it again.

vipsquilts (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

This is a favorite date spot for us and we go probably 10 times a year. Unfortunately THIS night there was a trivia game going on in the bar and they put extra speakers in the dining area. It was so loud that my husband and I couldn’t hear each other speak. We spoke to the manager and he graciously comped our meal but it would have been nice to know it was trivia night when we made the reservation

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there on NYE so it was obviously very busy but our food was all cold. Our server Gabe was fantastic though and was very accommodating.

JAR618 (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was awful. Undercooked and no flavor.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time! Food was good, great atmosphere! Service was great!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

My daughter and her friends went here for a Christmas get together. They had great service, great food, and loved the atmosphere.