MadTree 1.0 (OUT OF BUSINESS)

5164 Kennedy Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio United States 45213
brewery (MadTree)  4.4/5.0 24 reviews
Tu-W: 11-11, Th: 11-Midnight, F-Sa: 11-1 am, Su: 11-10

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (335) Indiana | April 18, 2013| Updated March 22, 2015
I’ve been waiting for MadTree to open for awhile, am am excited that it finally has! The ambiance is nice with an open floor plan (you can view the brewery from the bar) and darts and cornhole. The selection is good, as is the beer, and the staff is great. No food yet, but they do get food trucks to come by regularly. They’re also canning already!!! I can’t wait to watch these guys grow, and I’m expecting BIG things! Update: Their selection is expanding and they have food trucks stop by as well. They’re doing great, and I’m happy to see it.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (889) Kansas | January 29, 2017
Visited on Friday afternoon. Easy to find, parking on the side of the brewery and in back. The interior is very much a low frill concrete carve out of a production brewery. The bar is in back, and has 16 seats at the L shaped bar and additional seating at high tops throughout the room. 18 house beers are available as 4, 10 and 16 oz. pours or as 32, 40, 64 oz to go (half growler, crowler, growler). Great Friday afternoon vibe, very happy crowd. Friendly service. 6 MadTree cans available to go. Fun stop.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
RodJBeerVenture  (16) Independence, | November 19, 2016
A great brewery that has a beer for just about anyone. Food is also offered on site which is also a big plus.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1457) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 14, 2016
A big communal warehouse that has a very local feel. Service was great with the brewer and bartender coming to see if we were ok throughout our flights. Prices were good for the flights. Beer was generally pretty solid with a few exceptional beers and a few poor ones. A solid stop.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork  (513) , New Jersey | July 12, 2016
One of the city’s best. Cool well done experimental beers. Innovative.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen  (448) Charleston Area, West Virginia | May 22, 2016
Muddy gravel parking lot. Nice industrial brewpub with outside area for smokers. Dog friendly inside and out. Pizza liked good. Selection was their beers. Service was good even when busy. Pricing was good and really like you can get four ounce samples for reasonable prices here. I hope to go back.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose  (116) Louisville, Kentucky | December 26, 2015
kind of a smallish type warehouse building. parked on the muddy side of the building and walked in through the patio area...surpised or not that it was balls out packed. got a beer quite easily from the bartender and we walked around and stood at the end of a table. might have been 6-8 tables in there appeared to kid and dog friendly since there were both in there. food menu looked like pizza’s and salads and maybe some sandwiches. I imagine in the summer you can open up the garage door. but the brewing takes place right there in front of you. no hiding it. we didn’t eat there but what I seen of the pizza’s they did look pretty good. worth a trip back in the summer time again. they had about 16 beers on tap all numbered and somewhat identifiable.
70
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto  (213) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | October 17, 2015
Warehouse (including big garage doors, bench tables and a bar that seats twenty. Beers tend towards the high IBU side, without a lot of distinguishing characteristics. Very crowded on a Saturday afternoon, but the three bartenders kept up pretty well. Worth a stop.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous  (190) Lexington, Kentucky | August 23, 2015
Spacious taproom with a broad selection of uncanned offerings. Pizza place within the taproom with good pizza (owned by another company). Must stop.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Capa  (443) Kitsap, Washington | March 18, 2015
MadTree is a medium industrial brewery with a taproom wedged in the end of the building. They recently added a full time pizza joint, Catch a Fire pizza, so food is available. The pizza is quite good from what I’m told. The pub has a nice "L" shaped bar in the rear with plenty of tables around it. It has a decent patio out back for smoking and whatnot. It has an overall industrial vibe, with a large garage door that opens up and provides a lot of the light for the space. The active brewery is separated front he taproom but a low fence/wall that really puts the patron in the brewery. A nice place with all the sites, sounds, and smells of an active brewery.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | March 12, 2015
(Visited 02/2015 during Cincinnati Beer Week): MadTree is located on Kennedy Avenue off I-71 on the northeast side of Cincinnati. There is no parking "lot" per se but plenty of room to park along the building and in a larger area past it.

The inside opens to a large space with the brewery taking up the right side and the bar/tasting room on the left, which makes for a pretty immersive feel. There are several hightop communal tables and a bar in the rear. There is a large board behind the bar listing the available beers, and a fenced roof over the bar where patrons can throw money for charity. A few TVs around the bar as well.

MadTree has around 16 beers on tap (plus a root beer), and sampler flights are available. Aside from the flagship stuff, they had Cincy Beer Week BlackTart, OTPHJ, Bourbon Barrel Aged Happy Amber, Lemon Basil Blonde, Belgo Axis Mundi and Galaxy High on my visit. The beers were all pretty good.

Service on a busy Saturday afternoon was pretty good. The bartenders were friendly and provided all our samples quickly.

I did not have food on this visit, but it looks like they have gone to a more permanent onsite option in addition to (or instead of) food trucks.

Overall this is a fun brewery taproom to visit in Cincy and I would definitely come back.

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