Northside Tavern

4163 Hamilton Av
Cincinnati, Ohio United States 45223
bar  3.7/5.0 10 reviews
Mon - Sat: 5:00pm - 2:30am Sunday: 7:00pm - 2:30am

Mayor: Drjohnrock (2) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 30
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Drjohnrock  (38) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 31, 2015
Nice neighborhood hangout but attracts people from all over the area for live music almost every night and usually no cover. Musicians are usually local and regional but an occasional national act graces the stage by the back bar, with pool tables in the middle room and the main bar in front. An outdoor patio is open during warmer weather--it was open five days ago on December 26! Very good ambiance. I donít know what this idiotic term "hipster" is supposed to mean but the customers tend to enjoy alternative/indie rock, so if youíre into the redneck sports bar scene donít bother walking in the door. Beer selection isnít outstanding but the taps always have a number of worthwhile brews, and the bottle/bar selection has worthy local seasonals. Wish I had a bar like this close to where I live so I could hang out there.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Capa  (386) Kitsap, Washington | March 5, 2013
Less of a beer destination and more of a local hangout with solid beers on tap. Six beers with only Yuengling stinking up the joint. We got there right after they opened so it was pretty empty, but neighborhood locals trickled in while we were there. I had a two hearted and my lady had some cider. Two pool tables, a large rear room with a stage that has live music nearly every night. Like I said, not a beer destination, but a great spot to hang out, have some friends by, and have a few good beers. Will be back.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (318) Indiana | August 5, 2012
A good tavern in the Northside of Cincinnati (hence the name). It can be a little hipster, but that aside; they have a solid draft selection and room to move.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Kco  (10) | March 7, 2012
Has decent selection of beer, but a not great. Has good seating areas so you can gather with friends.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | September 27, 2009
Too drunk by the time I arrived here to accurately rate this place, but maybe this is better than nothing. I have no idea what they have on tap. As soon as i walked in my friend hammer handed me a st. pauli girl bottle, so i know they have at least that. This bar is nice in that it is like 4 bars in one, with a nice outdoor area. There are pool tables, and some musicians in the back. If you are wasted and need some time to yourself you can retreat to one of the other rooms and it is like being in a new bar without leaving the place. A lot of hipsters, but i barely noticed any other life forms while in this bar. Thank you phaleslu for taking me here! Iíll have to rerate.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (541) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 3, 2009| Updated September 28, 2009
One of my favorite bars in Cincinnati in terms of location and overall stuff to do. Nice front room, great jukebox, a pool room, patio with a pizza counter, and a back room that features free live music all the time. A better selection of beers could be found up the road at The Comet, but they normally have at least a few good things on tap. Pretty typical bottle selection. Prices are lower than most bars, and they normally have a decent beer on special. This place is hipster central for Cincinnati, so donít expect to meet any friendly new people.
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
TearsforBeers  (12) Ohio | June 8, 2009
Great ambiance and often full of entertaining people. Selection is not that great, but they usually have Avery IPA, Dogfish 60, or Two-hearted on tap. Prices are a little higher than Iíd prefer, but not bad.
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99  (561) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 22, 2007
Building in the middle of block with street parking in front and lot parking across street. Clean older brick building with bar on the right, tables on the right for food and beverages and pool tables in back room. Large beer patio area on the side with a small food kitchen called The hideaway. Good beer selection of bottles and six taps. All were solid drinkable brews. Freindly bartender. Did not eat. Good local stop and when I am in the area I will stop again
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Kingtubby  (5) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 6, 2007
A decent neighborhood bar with decent beer selection. Nice looking bar, but then again Iím biased considering my dad built it.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JCW  (146) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 18, 2005| Updated January 16, 2016
Beer selection isnít that exciting but the do have 4 non-macros on tap. This wouldnít be a bad neighborhood watering hole, but I donít think Iíd go out of my way to go here, in fact if someone was visiting Northside, Iíd tell them to head on up Hamilton Ave a couple of mile to The Comet for a better selection. Food can be bought and eaten (at Northside Tavern) from the deli next door which is quite good.

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