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OTRihtnsgbt (12) Ohio | January 2, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great craft beer bar near campus. Beautiful building built in late 19th century, nice historic bar inside as well. Nice selection, a little heavy on the bells, but...bells sells! Owner is a rad dude. Cool crowd too, hop heads, professors, hippies, and no frat boys. Their fall beer festival is one of the best in the region.
foundmd (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 17, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fries is a great spot for some serious beer drinking. They make good use of their of their 8 or so taps and have a terrific bottle selection as well. Emphasis is definitely on American craft, the Midwest in particular (esp. Bellís). The building is old and historic with lots of charm. Three floors and an awesome outdoor area make this a great place to stay a while. They hold some great beer events, the most recent of which they poured samples of their case of Founders CBS instead of merely selling the bottles first-come-first-serve. Even at five bucks a sample it was a great idea to give as many people as possible an opportunity to try the beer. Overall, Fries is one of Cincinnatiís top beer bars.
b3shine (230) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 5, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fries is a good beer bar in the Gas Light District of Cincinnati. They have a good selection of bottles and drafts, service is good, and they have great prices, especially for the area. They also have an outdoor area for warmer months. I like this spot.
bethmatt0421 (19) Covington, Kentucky | October 22, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Check out Tmoney99ís rating. I couldnt say it any better. The beerfest was downright awesome. Great IPA selection, SpeakEasy, Weyerbacher. If you like big city, but small town friendliness, this place is for you.
AndyReynolds (52) Wilder, Kentucky | July 4, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better craft beer bars around UC. Good Jukebox, table shuffle board, and darts. Food is your basic pub fair. Draft selection is not too large, but they tend to have one or two craft beers on draft. Bottle selection is ok.
TearsforBeers (12) Ohio | June 8, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Low end looking place with a great jukebox and pretty good beer at pretty good prices. Great dive bar!
phaleslu (374) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fun bar not far from UC. Spread out through a few rooms and a patio/backyard area. Lots of games- shuffleboard, darts, pool, etc. Very good bottle selection and usually a few treats on the taps. Excellent bar if you want to get away from the jammed Calhoun/McMillan area, which is more of the undergrad spot. One of the better bars in Cincinnati, which isnít a great town for beer bars.
Tmoney99 (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 7, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Clifton area local bar with parking in front. Older building with good history. Freindly location with good service. Eight taps with six micros and cooler at end of bar with 25 to 30 bottles. They had a stout that I had on my wishlist. Beerfest on an annual basis. Clearly a local college crowd location that is worth a stop.
AllAboutStout (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 4, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
One of my old college stomping grounds. An old building that has a nice pub feeling about it. Mostly local neighborhood regulars and college kids. Decent draft lineup and hosts the annual Clifton Ale fest in a beer garden outback. Wonderful, charming setting.
JCW (112) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 29, 2004| Updated September 5, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Iíve talked the owner and I think at some point in time soon this rating might need to be changed. But for now Fries is an established bar. They would like to serve more micros. They do have 8 taps, but 4 are macros, they do have a collection of bottled micros such as Bells, Arcadia, and Victory. They have an out door beer garden and 2 pool tables and darts. They want to serve food, but canít right now.
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