Fifty West Brewing Co. | Cincinnati, Ohio
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Fifty West Brewing Co.
Excellent based on 23 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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

Mayor: Tmoney99 (27) | Affiliated user(s) here maxfiftywest, chrisleetodd | Taps: 24 |

Fifty West Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Fifty West Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Fifty West ShRed IPA 89, Fifty West Shortcut Petite Saison , Fifty West Crunchy , Fifty West Remusí Revenge Series: Ghost Of Imogene Whiskey 99, Fifty West / Great Lakes Walking Sticke , Fifty West Rainbow Road 83, Fifty West Doom Pedal 74, Fifty West Home Sweet Home , Fifty West Wire To Wire Wheat 59, Fifty West Spoatieoatiedopalicous , Fifty West 10 & 2 96, Fifty West Loneliest Road Stout 82, Fifty West Coast To Coast IPA 93, Fifty West Eleanor 85, Fifty West Alternate Route , Fifty West Main Street Amber (2014-) 56, Old Firehouse / Fifty West 50 Dalmatians 75, Fifty West Paycheckís Porter 94, Fifty West Slow Down Brown Ale , Fifty West Punch You In The EyePA 96
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23 reviews for Fifty West Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  78%
 Food  75%
 Value  79%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut  (207) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | October 20, 2015
Came here for a few brews after work and prior to going back to my temporary abode. Place is an old house (Hammerstone I have a business idea) turned brew pub. Decent sized bar and seating area to the right, more seating to the left. Super chill vibe. Large taps list of their own and some other guest taps. Prices somewhat high but what ever. Taps were Nothing too wild or crazy save a BB Barley Wine. Any ways, chill place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose  (88) Louisville, Kentucky | September 6, 2015
stopped in around noon today and the place was bustling. very busy to be exact. sat at the bar. observations there is an outdoor area with several tables that were full, you had the bar are with 5 tables I believe and then another room. the 10 barrel system I believe he said was off to the back area. tried a sampler 6 three ounce beers for $5 great deal. all 6 samples were very good and I really liked the porter had enough smoke in it to make me happy. my friend tried the biscuit and gravy and said it was outstanding. old rustic wood interior with a cooper topped bar. the bartender brian was quite busy but attentive and answered questions like he owned the place. overall I would head back there in a heartbeat great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (103) Lexington, Kentucky | August 23, 2015
Cool taproom in what feels like an old German restaurant. 6 beers (3 ounces each) for $5 is one of the best sampler deals Iíve seen. Didnít try the food, but Iíve heard good things. Must stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ARH  (98) Chicago, Illinois | March 12, 2015
Itís 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  (291) 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 Dillyís had been open this would make a nice loop along with Dutchís 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  (500) Chicago, Illinois | December 8, 2014
Unique looking building, doesnít 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 youíre a ticker because they do 3.5 ounce sample pours, you wonít 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  (292) 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  (42) 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  (161) 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.

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