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Taft's Ale House

1429 Race St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

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Sun 11:30a-8p
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  • Outdoor
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“Food & Drink in Cincinnati, OH”

A purveyor of first-rate comestibles and exceptional ales.  Cincinnati’s oldest protestant church is now an homage to our city’s patron saint of fine fare, Big Billy Taft. Irrefutably, flawless liquids are the first priority of this establishment. To serve a shoddy brew is an act akin to treason. The Tri-Tip is the highest honor you can bestow upon your midsection. Dignify your palate with this fabled sirloin and a host of other delectable flavors.

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  • 5 Reviews
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June 14, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great atmosphere, love the church . Food and service fantastic!

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Florida Scamp

  • 5 Reviews
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June 14, 2018
Rated 5.0

BEST Service at the bar! Loved the conversion, best use of a church. Would go back.

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Christopher Warren

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  • 134 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

Such a unique place- the interior is absolutely beautiful. They have great BBQ and beer, and the prices are decent. It's clean, classy, and in a great location. Love it.

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  • Road Warrior
  • 148 Reviews
  • 129 Helpful
April 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

One of my favorite places in OTR. The space is ridiculously cool and the beer and food is delicious. My favorite spot to bring out of towners. Can't recommend it enough!

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Matt Owens

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  • 103 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
February 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

A Church restored into a bar and event space!? Unreal. This place is really unique and is a huge space with 3 floors (bar on each floor). The craft beers are brewed in-house and the food is amazing - can't go wrong with any of the steak sandwiches with tater tots!

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Ken Valuska

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  • 590 Reviews
  • 170 Helpful
February 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

One of the newest, and best, places to grab a beer or food in OTR. The steak sandwich is fantastic, they brew their own beer and serve at a number of bars in the building (three levels to the place), really solid spot

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Abe Lincoln

  • 126 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
April 24, 2015
Rated 4.0

This place has a much nicer and more polished atmosphere than other breweries in Cincinnati. The interior is beautiful and I like that it has both a restaurant for people who want a meal and an area in the basement for people who just want a drink. The beer itself is pretty good with a nice variety, so everyone will be able to find something they like, and while the menu is small, the food is pretty good too.

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Natalie Akers

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  • 373 Reviews
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April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0

One of my favorite spaces in OTR. It's worth it just to see a church restored into a brew pub. A "speak-easy" on the basement/ground floor with a spacious two-story restaurant/communal dining area on the other two floors. I think I counted three bars in total so getting one of their delicious craft beers without a wait isn't a concern. This place opened April, 2015 so it's still figuring out the vibe but patrons were wearing everything from workout shorts to heels. All bonding over the DELICIOUS steak sandwiches. I have no doubt that due to the design decisions alone, this place will climb to be an OTR classic. Don't miss the secret murals behind the tanks!

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Taft's Ale House

1429 Race St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA


Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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