Love beer? Were you a little disappointed by the watery beer of the hofbrauhaus and the club atmosphere? You'll probably like Rock Bottoms, a brew pub right off Cincy's fountain square. Inside this place doesn't have the atmosphere of newport's hof, but the beer is much richer. This isn't a budweiser and natty light kinda place. This place is for real beer drinkers who know their stouts from their hefeweizens, or their IPAs from their bocks. Fountain Square is pretty happening these days so the place is never dead. The food is hit-or-miss. I've had hot, absolutely perfect pretzels and been given crappy, room temperature appetizers too. So how nice your experience will be here is a flip of the coin, unless your a fan of beer--which is consistently good. They have a GREAT irish stout, and Fire Chief ale is quite memorable--unfortunately, both are seasonal beers. Me and a friend usually walks there. It's fountain square so parking can be painful.
Pros: very good beer, good location
Cons: food and staff is hit-or-miss, may be hard to find a seat on busy nights