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!
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 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.
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.
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.
I drove down here from Dayton (50 minute drive) on the recommendation from a friend and immediately have been back down on 2 other occasions. They have everything I look for in a beer establishment. They have approximately 12 or so taps, including a cask-conditioned ale, and every one seems to be something unique and exceptional. The frustrating part of this place is trying to decide what beer you aren’t going to be able to have that day. The food selection was so impressive I turned what was going to be a quick lunch into a 3 course beer and food pairing event. The food quality was every bit as good as it sounded on the menu (if not better). As an added bonus, they have a great bottled beer selection for take out. I also should add the wine selection was every bit as impressive as the beer selection. Definitely will be on my list of places to stop every time I’m in the Cincinnati area.
Large main dining room looks a little uninviting, but looks were deceiving. Big beer selection; Peanut (our server and beer "master") did a remarkable job steering us to new "favorite" beers. A bonus was the live music (jazz keyboard and female singing ballads) that was well performed and never in the way of conversation. The fact that we spent a fast four hours there says it all. Cincinnati needs more places like this
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.