Best Of 2019

A couple of years ago, when Landlocked Social House owners Anne and Andrew Decker opened their coffee and beer emporium in Walnut Hills, they ushered in a new experience of coffee and beer together, so customers could always be caffeinated and buzzed. What sets them apart — besides exclusively using Dayton, Ohio’s award-winning Wood Burl Coffee — is how they source beers from all over the U.S. and even overseas. In fact, they rarely serve any Cincy beers (because you can get those everywhere else). Instead, Landlocked focuses on draft, canned and bottled beers from places like Connecticut (Fat Orange Cat), Chicago (Half Acre, Grimm), Columbus (Wolf Ridge), Florida (Green Bench) and even Japan (Kiuchi Brewery). Occasionally, they’ll also do tap takeovers from the likes of 3 Floyds, Connecticut Valley Brewing Company and Dayton’s Branch & Bone. The beer and coffee aren’t the only reasons to hang out at Landlocked Social House: on select Mondays, they host food pop-ups from local restaurants and culinary artisans like The Rhined, Cilantro, the Pickled Pig and more. Landlocked Social House, 648 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills, landlockedsocialhouse.com.

Music & Nightlife


2. The Blind Lemon

3. The Overlook Lodge

2. Sundry and Vice

3. MOTR Pub

2. Dutch’s

3. Oakley Pub and Grill

2. Fox & Hound

3. Back Porch Saloon

2. Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar

3. Bobby Mackey’s

2. The Crow’s Nest

3. Knotty Pine Rock Club & Tiki Bar

2. MOTR Pub

3. The Southgate House Revival

2. The Southgate House Revival

3. Madison Theater

2. Sundry and Vice

3. Queen City Exchange