Fifty West Brewing Co. | Cincinnati, Ohio
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Fifty West Brewing Co.
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

7668 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio United States 45227 [ print map ]
513 834 8789 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11am -12am; Friday 11am - 2am; Saturday 11am-2am; Sunday 10am-12am

Mayor: Tmoney99 (33) | Affiliated user(s) here maxfiftywest, chrisleetodd | Taps: 24 |

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Beer Available At Fifty West Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Fifty West Ghost Of Imogene (2014-) 88, Fifty West Punch You In The EyePA 92, Fifty West Drive-By West Coast IPA , Fifty West The Rigby , Fifty West Dipstick Double Brown , Fifty West Coast To Coast IPA 91, Fifty West Eleanor , Fifty West Kust Naar Kust 57, Fifty West Main Street Amber (2014-) , Fifty West Roam , Fifty West 4X4 Quadruple , Fifty West Paycheck’s Porter 90, Fifty West Coffee Please 92, Fifty West Brett Is My CoPilot , Fifty West Ghost Of Imogene Cajun Spice , Fifty West Bee’s Knees Honey Stout , Fifty West Temporary License , Fifty West Gingerbread Brown , Fifty West Pha-D , Fifty West Remus’ Revenge Series: Death Valley Shootout Stout 93
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20 reviews for Fifty West Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  77%
 Food  75%
 Value  79%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ARH  (93) Chicago, Illinois | March 12, 2015
It’s a cozy and comforting brewpub with a lodge-like feel to it. The waiter was friendly, welcoming, encouraging, and knowledgeable about the beer. The had an abundant selection of their brews available - roughly 18 taps of their own brews as I recall. They only offered fixed flights; although our server mentioned we could swap out a couple if we really wanted. The food was tasty too, very hearty, and not overly reliant on salt, oil, or fat. We arrived just at the front end of the dinner hour and it was nearly empty on a Wednesday, but business ramped up pretty quickly to fill the bar area (nice playlist too!). Definitely a good brew and grub stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier  (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | December 29, 2014
Stopping here on the recommendation of many locals, I discovered a nice local which might deserve future visits if it were not so far from downtown. Tucked away a few miles from the interstate, Fifty West looks more like a bed and breakfast than a brewpub from the outside. Once you walk in and see the extensive beer list your assumptions will change.

Arriving fairly soon after it opened the place was quiet. If you sit up in the bar area the noise from the televisions might make talking difficult. Off the side the ambiance makes it possible to have conversations despite the cramped arrangement of some of the tables.

The beer list covers a variety of styles. On Sundays flights of six beers are half price which makes it an excellent time to come if you just want to tick 12 to 15 new rates. Unfortunately most of the beers are average at best. I did not get an opportunity to try any special releases - maybe those are better than the regular IPAs, Belgians, and stouts. At $5.00 for six 3.5 ounce samples though I did not feel too cheated.

The food menu is limited but not your typical brewpub fare. An upscale menu attempts to differentiate itself but stumbles a bit. The pancakes, while visually appealing, lacked much flavor and the toast underneath the eggs benedict was slightly overdone. I would go back again with tempered expectations.

If Dilly’s had been open this would make a nice loop along with Dutch’s and a couple of other spots northeast of downtown. I would not recommend going out of your way to visit though - with other options such as Rhinegeist, Mad Tree, and Ei8ht Ball to choose from this slips to the second tier of "must visit" places.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | December 8, 2014
Unique looking building, doesn’t look like a brewery, easy to drive by. Much smaller inside that it looks from outside. Clean new decor, a couple of tvs. They have about 15-18 beers on tap plus a couple of their bottled beers. They do samples, kegs and growlers. Nice spot to come by if you’re a ticker because they do 3.5 ounce sample pours, you won’t get wasted. Service was nice but overly helpful or descriptive of the beer. They had a stand out session, a couple good dipas and a great cask stout. Most beers were drinkable. This is a cool spot worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
beername99  (8) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 29, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85  (249) Greenville, Indiana | March 30, 2014
Cozy place - was a bit crowded when we were there but were served quickly. Nice guest tap selection along with their own beers. A very pleasant place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
alexsdad06  (37) Ohio | March 9, 2014
One of the best new places in the city. Their beers were solid to start, but are always getting better. Consistently trying new things and put out a consistent product. The food they have added is very good and not typical of most brewpubs. Ambiance is solid. Staff is friendly. Owners and brewers are present, friendly and do a great job.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto  (130) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | March 3, 2014
Warm and friendly atmosphere, great service, good brews. All taps are their own, but the selection is varied and the quality is good. The Coffee Please is worth a special trip. Really good place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (793) Columbus, Ohio | January 13, 2014
Fifty West is located in Mariemont on Wooster Pike, east of Cincinnati. There is a private parking lot next to the building.

The interior is laid out like a house, and opens to a small foyer with merchandise in a case. To the right is a bar are with high tables and a bar in back. There is a separate room on the left with more seating, shuffle puck and a view of some of the brewing equipment. The bar offers a view of their uniform tap handles. There is a chalk board in the bar seating area and another behind the bar listing the available beers.

The brewpub has around 10 of their beers on draught. On my visit this included a Speed Bump Light, Penny’s Pils, an Imperial Stout, a Barley Wine and Coffee Porter, as well as a collaboration Belgian beer with Yellow Springs. All of the beers were decent with a couple stand outs. A 6-beer sampler is available, and it is only $5 during happy hour ($9 normally).

Service on a late Saturday afternoon at the bar was good. The bartender was very personable and knew the beers.

We did not have any food on our visit.

Overall this is a solid brewpub, and being right up the road from Dilly Cafe is a bonus. I would definitely visit again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock  (24) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 12, 2013
Located in the old Heritage Restaurant building on US 50/Wooster Pike. Nice atmosphere but timing is important--can get super crowded on weekend nights. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Two sampler flights are offered--pretty decent brews, and the place seems to constantly be rolling out new ones. If you’re going there to eat, be aware the menu is tapas style, so the portions, while tasty, are not large.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
50belair  (188) Florida | October 10, 2013| Updated October 13, 2013
Really groovy German style chalet. Fantastic food. Good variety of 50 West beers. The patio is the goods, especially on a brisk night. Also really dig the turntable, record collection, and shuffleboard.....

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