Stopped in here for a quick flight one day and realized they had 13 (!) house taps and a number of guest taps, as well. Wow. Didn’t anticpate that. So I did a partial flight, which is served in any quantity of 5 oz. tasters. The hoppy stuff was mixed in quality, and the lighter stuff was so-so. They had a Stone collaboration on, which was also really unexpected. I’ll come back for the others, or try the Florence location. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. Prices are definitely on the high side, but tasters aren’t the way to go for a cost-per-ounce basis, anyway. The place itself is pretty big, located on the SW corner of Tri-County Mall. The interior was big and modern, albeit kind of generic. I didn’t eat any food, but could see myself definitely coming back to this corporate chain more than once. What a pleasant surprise.
This is the standard corporate brewpub themed chain restaurant. If you been to one of the BJs you’ve been to them all. Good menu of fancy sit down food. The beers are good enough. This is a good place to take non beer people. And this one actually is attached to the mall, not on an out lot.
Everything you’d expect from a franchise chain catering to the masses...which is overpriced beer and fare (although the food is much better than the beer). I won’t go back unless I happen to be in the mall.
Found this place from Ratebeer, was excited to try some new brews. BJs is a franchise that serves their own beer, but it’s not brewed on location, but shipped in. I tried the IPA and the Belgian Wit - both were decent, but satisfactorily fresh-tasting - good texture. Food is good but the portions are enormous, and the price isn’t cheap. I’d recommend splitting something if you’re only kind of hungry. The server claimed to be the "beer guy" there, and he was very eager and helpful when he realized that I was a beer geek myself. Decent amount of guest taps, moderate selection of craft but nothing amazing. I was happy to see that their Rivertown seasonal was Hop Baron (DIPA), which they were serving by the pint at a pretty reasonable price. I’ll probably return a couple times to try the rest of their beers (don’t like doing sampler sets if I can avoid it)
Big, open corporate feel with exceptional beer in a city that needs more brew pubs.
BJ’s has excellent offerings, their kolsh, pale and nut brown are excellent and the food is great.
I’m impressed and I’m going back!
JCW (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 18, 2008| Updated October 15, 2015
Corner anchor to the Tri-county mall. Big, open area ambiance sort of a cross between a Friday’s and a real brew pub. Large variety of BJ’s beers(11 on tap with a monthly special beer), most of which are better than average, worse than the rest. Its way too big to feel intimate and too much of a franchise for me to feel at home so it might be an occasional stop, but it won’t be much more than that.
Easy to find location in the front Tri-County Mal with good parking in front. Clean corporate inside with wood bar and tables. Brewing equipment behind glass at the end of the bar for brewing soda. Freindly service with good knowledge of selection of 12 taps. All beers average drinkable with good selection of styles. Good food menu of starters, sandwiches and pizza. I enjoyed the visit.
Brand new place in Cincy. Very large and open in the interior. Very well designed and nice looking. Staff is new and a little green. With some time they should be fine. Plenty of house selections on tap as well as a few guest taps. Beers are hit and miss. Some really good selections and some others that really aren’t up to par. Would like to go again to try some other beers and the food.