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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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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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3.9

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for a Date (21)
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Comfort Food (21)
Great Beer (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Fun (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Live Sports (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, good food. Rebecca was our server. Pregame meal, weren't rushed and everything well paced.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good choices great food. Great beer. Super service

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were told they couldn't check us in and to come back. When it was closer to our reservation time (within 15 min) I had to stand in a line that was out the revolving doors to check in. I was told they wouldn't have my table available until the time of the reservation. All I wanted to do was check in so I didn't need to get back into the line, not be seated. Our server was extremely pleasant but she was everywhere at once. I had to ask another server if I could get some sweetener for my tea after I waited a while for our server to bring it. I ordered the nachos for my dinner. The cheese was hard and the beef I added for an additional charge was burned. I took over half of it home to give to the dog so it wouldn't be wasted. We eat at this location at least once a month and the last two times haven't been the best but we keep trying.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Would have had more beer if we would have been asked!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I always enjoy Rockbottom for large gatherings, especially since I can make reservations. This was to celebrate my 40th Birthday with a few loved ones. We had a party of 7 and at first they tried to seat us in a larger booth. We're adults, big people. There's no way we could have fit comfortably. So we asked for somewhere else. We were moved to a table for 6 and they put a chair on the end. It was acceptable but still tighter. Our server was very sweet and accommodating. She allowed for us to take our time with appetizers before ordering dinner. She refilled drinks quickly and offered me a complimentary dessert of my choice.

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Once again, we enjoyed Rockbottom's relaxed, sports bar atmosphere & thought the food was tasty. However; our server seemed annoyed & disinterested ... perhaps because she was working 2 days after Thanksgiving on a Sat eve? We've had dinner @ Rockbottom several times & will probably go there again, but mostly because of its convenient location on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a reservation and were quickly seated. Every table had an unsightly, sticky residue on it that should have and could have been cleaned off before the restaurant opened for business. The waitress told us it was left over from some beer flight promotion sticker that used to be on all the tables. Food was okay but I would not go back to this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dinner was amazing and service was great. The only problem was that our reservation for 6 was at a curved booth and was quite crowded. I definitely plan on going again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was very disappointed. I made reservations three days in advance for a table for my grandchildren to see the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the square. My husband uses a walker and I knew he would need a place to sit while I was outside with the kids. There were no tables available for a significant amount of time because they chose to sit people who were walk-ins. Finally...when our table was ready...it was too late.

This is very poor planning on the management staff of this restaurant. I will not make this mistake again..

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always enjoy going to Rockbottom before the lighting of the tree on Fountain Square. Service and food always good. They get you served and out of there pretty quickly but you don't feel rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I had to borrow silverware from the table next to me. No server in sight for most of the meal. After I paid, my credit card was not returned to me. Had to go back an hour later and track down my waitress. Not going back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We were seated right away, server was friendly but took a while to get to us. Ordered drinks and appetizers, took about 20-30 minutes to get an order of fried pickles. Pickles were delicious but everything went down hill from there. We each ordered steaks, medium. Steaks took about an hour to show up after we ordered and they were both pretty much raw. Manager came over and we sent them back... steaks returned about 20 minutes later and were still raw and mashed potatoes were completely cold. Ended up sending everything back and leaving. They claimed it was because they were “so busy” even though there were plenty of empty tables on a Saturday night. Won’t be returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were in town for an All Star Cheer competition. I would highly recommend coming here- especially for the Nachos!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bday for granddaughter

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Rock Bottom has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but it had been a while since I'd been there. Everything was as great as I remembered. Awesome place to have a meal...

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great lunch, delicious salad. Friend's quesadilla was over the top good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The menu for food and beer was vast. The wait staff were knowledgeable about the beers selection and helped guide us to some great choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We visited on Veterans day Sunday. WOW, you went all out. Free food for veterans, no mater the item, no matter the price.
Your waitress was absolutely amazing. Very engaging and extremely helpful. Absolutely one of the best in the city, and I live downtown.
Thank you for your kind treatment of veterans.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service. Appetizers over cooked. Too brown from frying but good taste

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food, drinks, and service were great which is normally the case.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service has slipped since I last went, restaurant doesn't feel as well cared for as before. Food is good, but quickly becoming nothing much special.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A couple friends and I had dinner at Rock Bottom on a Saturday night. We were seated near a window so it was fun to people watch. Their beer selection was decent and we enjoyed their local brews. Our waiter, McCoy, was fantastic. He was personable with us, provided recommendations and checked in at the right time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was horrible. We waited forever for a waiter and then only a stop by to say I'll be with you in a minute. Then waited again a long time to place our order. The waiter had greasy hair was very unkempt and seemed to be high. I never got the guacamole and chips that were ordered and never got refills on drinks. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was not good. Service was very slow. Felt like no one cared we were there. No manager stopped to see how we were, but kept waking past us. Was served the wrong drink, burger was dry, asked for bacon on it and didn't get it. For what we paid for it was NOT worth it! Very disappointed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Rock Bottom Brewery has always been one of my favorites for the Shrimp Lobster Tacos.
I was so disappointed Wednesday night when we got there and I noticed the menu looked different and I couldn't find my favorite thing anymore. I immediately asked the server and she said it was discontinued. BIG BUMMER!!! One of the other ladies i go with also loves the Shrimp Lobster tacos.
I am not sure that will be our Go To place before the theater anymore.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Rock Bottom Brewery is our go-to place when dining in downtown Cincinnati. Extensive menu and the beer is very good

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Fountain Square location is ideal, especially during the holidays when the skating rink is open. Variety of food & drinks👍

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The round table reservation work out very well. The food was good, the server was nice and funny, and the atmosphere was nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food ,good beer, service seemed a little slow. I'll go back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was great! We sat outside which was nice but there was of course some interesting people milling about that I maybe could have done without. We had the jalapeño pretzel sticks which were seriously amazing - would definitely recommend. The burgers were good, not great, but the fries were tasty. The only other thing to note was the bathroom was pretty gross. Everything was broken and nothing was clean.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The ultimate nachos had chicken on it that was dried out and petrified. Guac was brown :( very disappointing. Wait staff never came back to check on us and we had to flag down someone to let them know our food was bad. It took almost 40 minutes to see a manager to resolve it and he admitted the food was bad. Beer flight only had one beer my husband liked. Not the experience we were hoping for. Management took the nachos off the bill and asked us to come back another time and try again as the nachos are a house specialty.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner was great! Service outstanding. Made easy reservations online. Table was ready when we arrived!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is a very good 'go to' place with a variety of choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love the food and beer. Our waitress is always nice and gives great recommendations.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always enjoy coming to Rockbottom! Nachos are delicious!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was very good, I would even say it's worth coming back for. The service on the other hand was AWFUL. We waited almost 20 minutes for our server to greet our table and when she did she rushed us for both our Drink and Food orders at the same time, keep in mind that it was the first time all 10 of us had ever been there. She took a very long time to get our drinks and our food took what seemed like forever. We had to track her down for our checks and then again to cash them out. We had reservations at 7:30pm and by the time we got our food ate and cashed out we didn't leave until after 10:30pm. She constantly addressed me personally, as well as others in our group, by "love", "doll", "sweetie" and other inappropriate names. She was had very little interaction with us, and had we been with a better server I believe our experience would have been much more enjoyable. We were there celebrating a special event.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The server was doing her best but had way too many tables to take care of for a Saturday night. She apologized and thanked us for our patience. We got our drinks and appetizer in a timely manner. Then we waited to order. She was able to finally get to us. My wife ordered the Santa Fe chicken salad for dinner and the chicken on the salad wasn't thoroughly cooked when it arrived at the table. Our server was apologetic and brought her Egg Rolls (her second choice due to being unable to eat the salad) immediately. I was surprised that they didn't comp a drink or offer to comp the meal. No manager came to the table to apologize, which given they served uncooked chicken I would have thought they would have done. I have gone here several times and this was my worst experience by far.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was fair at first, but check took awhile with mistakes on first try. Manager had to help out since we had theater tickets, started with ample time until waiting on corrected checks. Enjoy the food and location, but service was lacking. Waitress claimed short staffed which should never be the excuse given to patrons, but I would still give them another chance as this was my first bad experience at the restaurant. Great location on Fountain Square.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous date night called when we realized we would be done with a prior engagement soon moved forward the reservation highly recommended great food great atmosphere and the staff was great!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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