The two things I am most proud of after working in a German bar for a year are being able to carry three liters of beer in each hand and taking a warm sauerkraut juice and Jager shot without letting out a whimper. If you like pickled things, meat and carbs then German cuisine should be a must. Don’t let your pride or friends get you drinking too many of those liter beers, though, or you’re going to be rolled out of there pink-cheeked while singing The Sound of Music.
200 E. Third St., Newport, 859-491-7200
It’s as close as you’ll get to Germany in Northern Kentucky.
11929 Montgomery Road, Mason, 513-774-0700
A small and welcoming joint with authentic Ukrainian food. Receive a lesson in geography and hospitality while filling your belly.
Christy’s Rathskeller & Biergarten
151 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-281-3600
This is the perfect place for someone not quite ready to give up their college party days but can no longer handle frat houses and foam parties. The basement of Lenhardt’s German restaurant offers drinking and bawdy fun for the sophisticated college student or YP.
302 E. University Ave., Corryville, 513-221-5353
The closest you’ll come to Germany in Cincinnati. Free shuttle rides to all UC football and men’s basketball games.