This is a beat up, old dive bar with a gorgeous view of the river. There is a jukebox and foosball, so I’m happy enough. We were here on a Monday night and there were a total of 10 patrons milling around. The beer selection is very solid. I had some Breakfast stout and Two Hearted. the Two Hearted even tasted clean and fresh, to my surprise. I had a pizza which had really good crust and plenty of toppings. I’d come back here, especially for a late night hang out.
Go here often for cigar smokers and stop when out on my motorcycle. On the Ohio river on a barge. Good view of Cincinnati downtown. Good tap and bottle selection. Bar food. Service is good with limited Knowledge of brews. Social beer stop.
phaleslu (575) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009| Updated August 17, 2016
Came here the first time I ever crossed the river to go out in Newport, and walked in to see a guy punch another guy in the back of the head, run off, and the punchee get arrested- sort of a "Welcome to Kentucky" moment. It sort of fit with the bar’s atmosphere- sloppy, despite any ambitions. It is, after all, a floating bar next to Hooters. There are a ton of taps but seldom anything surprising or great. Had food once as part of a party and it was terrible. Seeing Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA was a treat, and OTR is always nice, but I have to wonder how often these probably very long beer lines get cleaned.
I had a decent experience here. The bartender was this hot blonde who was really talkative/slutty, which i guess helped my situation. The taps look really nice, but i can see that some people have had really infected beers, probably because they dont rotate that often. however, i had Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgearld and it was fantastic! I love that beer! I would go back again if i was ever in the Cinci area.
This place has so much potential... Unfulfilled potential. They have a TON of beers on tap, but never really have anything special...ever. And most importantly, THEY DON’T CLEAN THEIR LINES!!! Service is okay, but most employees don’t know anything about beer. What a bummer!
These guys have a remarkable on-tap selection plus a good bottle selection. As an "old guy," the noise level was very off-putting. I like conversation with my beer, something that wasn’t practical here. Too bad, because I’d like to try all the beers.
JCW (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 13, 2004| Updated August 21, 2016
When I went to the Beer Sellar, I was one of two people at the bar. They advertise 60 taps and 120 different bottled beers and I think they have what they advertise. Their tap selection I thought was pretty much by the numbers, with possibly 40 of the top selling North American beers on tap, 10 British, 10 at large. Bottle selection was better, but still the focus seem to be on the best selling beers. Very young crowd bar-ish ambiance,yep, this place is Duude Ranch. They have a pool table, darts and as they phrase it a bitchin’ juke box. I ordered a pint of Arrogant Bastard, service in a frosted pint glass(uhg) for $5.50. I couldn’t help thinking that if I tallied up what I spent on the beer and a tip, I could have bought a growler of Arrogant Bastard at Party Town, drank it at home and I wouldn’t be bitch’in about how loud the juke box was. When it occurred to me to leave and not come back, I told myself Nice Call Duuuuuuude.
This is a fun place to dock your boat and grab a beer. The fact that you can do that is cool. The fun stops there, though. If not traveling via boat I can’t think of any reason to stop by this place. In fact, I’d rather have docked the boat and gone to the Hooters next door. The place doesn’t have a great ambiance. Feels chintzy, kind of dark, loud, lots of drunk people around, one of those types of places. Easy to get a 4 top table though, with a decent view of the river. Wide selection of taps, but the beers are served in plastic cups and the bartenders have no clue what they are serving. I noticed a Rogue XS handle, so I asked the bartender which one in that series it was. They had no idea. I asked what color it was, and they couldn’t even tell me that. The beer ended up being flat and awful when I got it, had probably been sitting in the line for months. My buddy ordered a Bell’s Smitten and was served some awful-tasting brown beer. Some specials like out-of-season Pumking for $3.75 offered, but that doesn’t seem like a great deal if it’s as bad as the other beers were. I have to applaud the effort of having a wide selection of beers on tap, but if my experience was typical, this is a disservice to craft.
Cool in the fact that it’s a docked boat and has a good amount o beers on tap. Food ordered was just a pizza, oven baked at the house was probably better, but oh well. View of the river, good selection on tap. Bartender wasn’t very knowledgeable about beer on tap either.
This place is similiar in style to the one in Indy. Open, kind of sport bar style with lots of beers on tap. Service is questionable; very dependent on who waits on you. Beer quality is also questionable; sometimes you can get a bad beer, whether from the tap or in bottle. Better beer management is needed.