Dilly Deli is awesome, hands down. Great food and an incredible beer selection. They have 10 beers on tap, and usually stuff you don’t find anywhere else, especially in Cincinnati and especially at a little place like this. They have a few staples and a bunch of rotating taps including stuff like La Chouffe, Houblon La Chouffe, Stone IPA, Stone Old Guardian, Laguinitas Imperial Red, Old Speckled Hen, Barrelhouse, Great Lakes, Bells, etc. You can sip a draft while you shop for bottles. The food is excellent. You can drink any bottle they sell while you eat your meal. They sell individual botltles. Chuch and Peanut are extremely knowledgeable and will guide you towards whatever you might be looking for. This is a not miss if you are in the Cincinnati area, whether you want to just pick up some bottles, are looking for a good meal with a good beer, or are looking to sit down and do some serious sampling.
Darn, I wish I would have hit this place first on my beer hunting expedition through cinci. That little back corner was packed with good stuff that Party Source, Jungle Jims, and Party town did not have. Great offerings from Alesmith, Founders, Dogfish Head, Fantome, Cantillon, Bells, and so on. A very classy wine bar vibe. BUT... beer is given equal respect here. Bartender was friendly and talked about beer distribution in ohio. I had a quesadilla, which was great. On tap I had a 2003 batch of Bells Third Coast Olde Ale and a Loose Cannon Hop3 on Cask. Since I was driving, I could not have any more. But I walked out with a bottle of Alesmith, Founders Breakfast Stout and Devil Dancer, and a few others. Great place. For those beer geeks that say you do not get enough respect from wine snobs, stop by here. If I ever come through here again, this will be my FIRST stop.
Great variety of beers on tap as well as a nice selection of rare beers you can’t get most places in single bottles to take home with you. The bartender knew what he was talking about and service even on a rather packed night was very good.
An awesome variety of beers in the same space as a cool restaurant in a very neat neighborhood. Probably the best selection I’ve seen around here.
However, I was turned off by being treated as a nuisance by one of the employees. I visited in the mid-afternoon and did not see another customer in the bar/beer section the entire time, so I didn’t feel a simple question was too much of a hassle. I was surprised by this based on the service rankings of others.
My other complaint was the pricing. They definitely take advantage of their location in this area.
Despite the obviously great selection, don’t know if I’ll return. I can get most of the same stuff elsewhere cheaper while being treated better.
I had been here many times in the past but never really took full stock of their selection. Sitting at the bar, I was offered a sample of any tap beer (including a Harvest Ale in a bourbon cask) for free and spoke with the knowledgeable bartender. The selection is really quite amazing and they know how to serve it in appropriate glassware. I was completely blown away.
Great place. They had incredibly knowledable staff. The selection focused on great and rare brews without a stinker in the bunch (I’ll ignore the sixer of Zima near the floor). Everything from Cantillion, to rare English bottle conditioned Impy Stouts, to the brand new Weyerbacher Impy Pumpkin. Food was fancy yuppy deli stuff that was excellently prepared. Pass the ladies of leasure lounging outside, and enjoy some quality brews.
I went to this place with JCW, so many thanks to him for that. This is also where I met TAR and cb. Their bottle selection is quite nice, pleanty of new things and some old suprises [Stoudts Scotch Ale.] Wine selection also seemed to be decent, but I wouldn’t really know. Also, a fine tap line was there as well.
The Dilly Deli is a hidden gem of Cincinnati’s beer and wine scene. Not only to they bring in the top beers and wines that cannot be found anywhere else in Ohio, but the service is top-notch. I have held three beer tastings with a group of friends at the Dilly Deli and always been delighted with the beer and the explanation that went with it. So kick back with your favorite hard to find brew and some of Chuck’s beer cheese and enjoy!
Went here for lunch with the wife. Kind of a cool cafe vibe, really nice patio. Great selection of bottles, including some rare Belgians, and about 10 really good beers on tap, including Stone RIS. Good food, we both got sandwiches and thought they were quite tasty. We’ll definitely go back.
Great location. Good bottle selection and good brews on tap. Very friendly and beer aware staff. Can get single bottles to drink at bar with your food. Not listed in Cincinnati, but may be one of top 5 local combined package and deli locations around.