These Cincinnati Breweries Have Reopened Their Taprooms to the Public

They won't exactly be the same crammed-together convivial beer halls of even just a few months ago, but they'll still be offering that same spirit of togetherness, along with house-brewed libations

May 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm
HighGrain Brewing Co. in Silverton - Photo: Sean Peters
Photo: Sean Peters
HighGrain Brewing Co. in Silverton

Cincinnati is well known for its relationship with beer; our hoppy history is built on a foundation of the favorite beverage. And we drink plenty of it, possibly now more than ever. According to Nielsen, Ohio beer sales were up 38 percent for the week ending March 14 — the week before our stay at home order went into effect — over that same period in 2019.

Which is why it's probably welcome news to many that these Greater Cincinnati taprooms have reopened their doors in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Responsible RestartOhio indoor dining guidelines

They won't exactly be the same crammed-together convivial beer halls of even just a few months ago, but they'll still be offering that same spirit of togetherness, along with house-brewed libations, to help people reconnect with some sense of normalcy and human interaction. 


Welcome back! As of today, our taproom is open and we are excited to serve you in a clean and safe environment. We will...

Posted by Rhinegeist on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Woodburn Brewery

Hello Woodburn friends! We have made the decision to reopen the taproom today (21 May) at 4 o’clock under the states new...

Posted by The Woodburn Brewery on Thursday, May 21, 2020


The brewery says, "Service with a SMILE...Wiedie STYLE! We ARE smiling behind those masks because we're beyond ready to reconnect over a FINE BEER...or a few!As we gear up for the reopening of our inside drinking and dining this Thursday at 11AM, we want to send out a big THANK YOU to the many loyal customers who supported our business during the shutdown. Your patronage has been no less than "monumental!"Our deck and beer garden are now open for outside drinking and dining, and we'll continue to offer carryout and drive-thru service, as well as our daily specials. See our full beer and food menus at"

Bad Tom Smith

Amazing that 60 days have gone by since we saw so many of you in our Madisonville tap room. We are excited to be in a...

Posted by Bad Tom Smith Brewing on Monday, May 18, 2020

13 Below

#WagginWednesdays Doggone crazy in quarantine🐾🍺 We are so excited for indoor seating to start tomorrow! We took lots of...

Posted by 13 Below Brewery on Wednesday, May 20, 2020


THREE BIG UPDATES. . 3 new flavors canned! Pils in 6-pk. Soft re-opening Friday! . We canned Raz Sour, new Strawberry...

Posted by Highgrain Brewing Co on Thursday, May 14, 2020

16 Lots

We are ready to welcome you back in the taproom tomorrow. Things will be a little different for a while. Here is what...

Posted by 16 Lots Brewing Company on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Christian Moerlein

Friendly reminder that we will be reopening our taproom TOMORROW at 3:00pm! The celebration kicks off with Happier Hour...

Posted by Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dead Low Brewing

The TP has been cut! We are lawfully back open for indoor or outdoor tableside service! All tables are safely spaced...

Posted by Dead Low Brewing on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Humble Monk Brewing Co.

Yes...Cheers! Our taproom is open for seating Thursday, May 21st 4PM. Thank you for doing your part as we set up to...

Posted by Humble Monk Brewing Co. on Friday, May 8, 2020


CINCINNATI - We are ready to open our (in)doors to the public today and can’t wait to see everyone. Here’s a quick Punk...

Posted by BrewDog Cincinnati on Thursday, May 21, 2020


Taproom is set up for your comfort, distancing and safety! Now can we just have a beer! @ DogBerry Brewing

Posted by DogBerry Brewing on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fretboard Brewing

Fretboard posted to its Facebook page (abbreviated here), "We just wanted to share some of the details with our reopening. (We we’ll keep it concise, but please don’t hesitate to shoot us a message if you have any questions or concerns): The taproom space has been rearranged to maximize occupancy while complying with the 6’ distancing. There will be no bar top seating and ask that everyone pay attention to the markings on the floor when ordering beer. Patrons are not required to wear masks, though they are encouraged when waiting to order. Staff will be required to wear masks at all times. Sanitation stations will be set up around the taproom, along with the accessible bathrooms. We ask that once you find a table, please stay seated (or if standing at a high top) unless to order or use bathrooms. Children are still welcome in the taproom but must remain at their tables. Smoked Out Cincy BBQ is OPEN! Billiards, foosball, and board games are on hold until further notice. Please know that if you’re not comfortable being out yet, we are still offering carryout, curbside pickup (just give us a call), and online ordering/shipping is still going strong." Read the full post at

Grainworks Brewing Co.

It's good to be back! The taproom is now open for both dine in and patio service. With that being said, there are going...

Posted by Grainworks Brewing Company on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Little Miami Brewing Co.

The tables are spaced out and ready for you to safely enjoy a beer and pizza with us tonight! We are so excited to have you back so we’ll see you soon!🍻🍕

Posted by Little Miami Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 21, 2020

March First Brewing

Starting today the inside of our taproom will be available for seating! Hope to see you for some drinks soon!

Posted by March First Brewing on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mt. Carmel Brewing Co.

Mt. Carmel wrote on their Facebook page, "Beginning today...Table side service inside AND OUT! As usual...Food To Go, call 513-240-2739 to place orders. Growler fills and beer to go." See more at

Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House

Rivertown wrote on their Facebook page, "Our dining room officially reopens this Friday May 22nd. Please note we will be practicing social distancing max 10 to a table. We look forward to serving you again." More info at

Sonder Brewing

Sonder Brewing says on their Facebook page, "Today is the day! We’re opening back up and returning to normal serving hours. Since we encourage everyone to stay seated as much as possible, now is the best time to get a euchre game going, play your favorite board game, or play that trivia game that’s been collecting dust on the shelf. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!" Get more details at

Streetside Brewery

Streetside wrote on their Facebook page, "Plenty of space for social distancing here at Streetside! Come grab a pint and sit in our - newly State of Ohio approved - Bier Garden!" More info at

Taft's Ale House/Brewpourium

It feels so good to be back 🙌🏼 We loved seeing you yesterday! Whether you are dining in or carrying out, our staff is...

Posted by Taft's Brewing Company on Friday, May 22, 2020

West Side Brewing

West Side Brewing outlined their reopening info and guidelines on Facebook, writing, "Grand Reopening Today! We’re officially back open at noon today. @seacuisinefoodtruck will be serving up food at 3p. Please be patient, understanding, and kind. This is new to all of us..Here’s the gist: (1) please wait to be seated. (2) enter through metal door on Ruehlman. (3) you’ll get a card with a red side and green side. Red = no service. Green = more beer. (4) Sitting room only. Please remain seated and at your table. (5) DO NOT MOVE THE TABLES OR CHAIRS..This is not up for debate or discussion. We’ve got 18 beers on tap. Even with the new rules and guidelines, there’s plenty of fun to be had." More info at

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