The Brass Tap - U Square

Mayor: Tmoney99 (3) | Taps: 80 | Bottles: 250+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84  (162) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 15, 2017
My buddy and I stumbled upon this place one night when we were tying one on. We didn't realize what we were in for. A lot of taps (not a new concept to me), many of which I hadn't seen in Charlottesville, VA. Good bartender. Nice large format selection as well.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick  (203) Taylor Mill, Kentucky | September 5, 2016| Updated September 7, 2016
A lot more taps than I expected and a good bottle selection. Service was overwhelmed considering the holiday and imminent soccer match. Would like to return on a quiet night. Heard really bad things about the nachos from two totally different people. has wifi and street parking. Jean was awesome!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JStax  (566) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | September 1, 2016| Updated September 6, 2016
Visited around dark on a Saturday night. Street parking only. Surprisingly, there was almost nobody here. I was the only person at the bar and it stayed that way for my entire visit. They had a huge selection of taps, but I was on a mission to tick Ohio beers or Belgian styles. They didn’t have much of interest until I saw the bottle list. I ordered a bottle I had been after for awhile and called it a day. Very good service, cool, old timey looking sports bar. Lots of wood, brass, nice woodwork and so on, but with big ass televisions. I didn’t utilize this, but flights are available for what is on tap. All things considered, this place is pretty cool. My only complaint is the price of the bottle I ordered, but I don’t know that I would do much better anywhere else.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
YNDA  (23) , | June 12, 2016
Sports bar with tons of craft beer and great service. What’s not to like. https://ynda.wordpress.com/beers/
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chibuck  (595) Chicago, Illinois | November 23, 2015
This place is awesome, probably my favorite bar in Cincy. They have about 60 taps, with a huge focus on local beers. The beers aren’t only local but they are rare. They had more BA beers on tap the source of Rhinegeist just right down the street. They do flights which tops it off. There is a sports bar feel with tons of tv. They have pretzel crust pizza which just pushes this place over the top. A must stop.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (348) Saint Johns, Florida | October 19, 2015
came in here for a few beers. Cool little place with a large number of taps and bottles. Happy hour (3-7) means $3 local drafts which is a nice plus. Thought about dinner but the menu was limited and no one was eating so I went else where.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | March 16, 2015
(Visited 02/2015 during Cincinnati Beer Week): Brass Tap is located on Calhoun Street practically on campus at UC. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.

The inside opens to a long and narrow bar area, with the bar running the length of the left side. Beyond the bar is a more open space for seating. Red painted walls with wood panel accents, and breweriana. The impressive array of taps is behind the bar, with a large logo mirror behind them and a row of TVs above. There is also a large chalkboard highlighting the beers.

Brass Tap has around 80 beers on tap, and during CBW they featured many from Listermann/Triple Digit including Cranium, Vanilla Chickow!, and Nutcase PB&J. Other breweries like Revolution, Rivertown, and Ei8ht Ball Brewing are represented, and there are a couple hundred bottled options too.

Service on a busy Saturday evening at the bar was good. the bartender was very accommodating and knowledgeable.

I did not have any food on this visit.

Overall this place does a good job of infusing character into a chain-type campus bar, and I would definitely visit again.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
schultenr1  (1) Florence, Kentucky | November 10, 2014
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Caterwaul  (2) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 1, 2014
I like this place a lot. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have 80 taps, hundreds of bottles, and most of their beer is very good. They also have ’infusers’ (french presses) that you can use to customize your beer. It’s pretty fun. They have tasty food, too.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Tmoney99  (659) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 28, 2013| Updated December 4, 2014
Easy to find location on UC campus with street and garage parking. New clean location with large long bar in center with 80 taps in the middle with 4 coolers with 2 on each side of taps. Good selection, and I had 2 new beers for me with one being the house signature beer from Epic. No food but allow carry in from local vendors. Freindly staff and owner (Mike) with good knowledge and timely service. Loyalty Club Card and promotions. Someplace I will go regularly when in the area.

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