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1429 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.334.1393
Directions & Parking
  • Mon - Thurs: 11:30am-10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Sun: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Beers on tap

Beer
Style
ABV
IBU

Beer: For Our People

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double New England

ABV: 8.2%

IBU: 40

Beer: Hiphopopotamus

Style: Pilsner - Other

ABV: 5.2%

IBU: 40

Beer: Leadoff Lager

Style: Lager - Pale

ABV: 4.3%

IBU: 20

Beer: Hops Over Hype

Style: Pale Ale - International

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 30

Beer: Are You Pricklish?

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 4.5%

IBU: 12

Beer: Lost In Yesterday

Style: Pilsner - Other

ABV: 4.5%

IBU: 35

Beer: Sudachi Wheat

Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat

ABV: 4.2%

IBU: 8

Beer: Nellie's Key Lime Caribbean Ale

Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 19

Beer: American Brown Ale

Style: Brown Ale - American

ABV: 5.9%

IBU: 33

Beer: Cold Boy

Style: Lager - Pale

ABV: 4.5%

IBU: 20

Beer: Hazy Colada

Style: IPA - New England

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 45

Beer: Microdose Gose

Style: Sour - Gose

ABV: 4.6%

IBU: 0

Beer: Verdict No. 6

Style: Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)

ABV: 6.6%

IBU: 65

Beer: Maverick Chocolate Porter

Style: Porter - Other

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 23

Beer: Cherrywood Amber

Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: 23

Beer: Gavel Banger

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 65

Our Menu

Starters

  • Tri Tip Sliders

    Tri tip steak au jus horseradish

    3.5 (Each)
    10 (Trio)
  • Smoked Wings

    1lb jumbo wings hickory smoked Gavel gold sauce, traditional bbq with celery and blue cheese

    12
  • Tub of Love

    Sampler includes tri tip sliders, smoked wings, Alehouse onions, house-smoked potato chips

    20
  • Beer Cheese & Pretzel

    Gavel Banger IPA beer cheese and toasted pretzel  

    12
  • Hummus & Pita

    Chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, sumac w/ celery, carrots, dilly beans and toasted pita bread

    12
  • Loaded Chips

    Hickory smoked, Cherrywood Amber BBQ Sauce, Gavel Banger IPA beer cheese, pulled pork & green onions

    12
  • Loaded Tots

    Gavel Banger IPA beer cheese, jalapenos, bacon, green onions & sour cream
    Add chili – 2.5

    10

Salads

Make any salad a wrap with a 12" tomato flour tortilla served with smoked potato chips

  • Chicken & Avocado Salad

    Romaine, crispy chicken, avocado, tomato, blue cheese & honey lime vinaigrette

    13.5
  • Tri-Tip Steak Salad

    Romaine & red leaf lettuces, cucumber, tomato, radish, croutons, shaved tri-tip steak & honey basil vinaigrette or homemade ranch dressing

    13.5
  • Alehouse Salad

    Mixed greens, alehouse onions, pickled string beans, tomato, blue cheese crumbles, candied walnuts, honey basil vinaigrette

    12.5
  • Summertime Vegetarian Reuben Salad

    Roasted savory spiced tempeh & mushrooms, swiss cheese, baby kale, Kaiser sauerkraut, pickles, thousand island dressing

    14
  • Cabo Salad

    Romaine, avocado, cheddar & pepper jack cheese, radish, tomato, black bean corn salsa, crispy tortilla & honey-lime vinaigrette

    12.5
  • Caesar Salad

    Romaine, croutons, parmesan, classic caesar dressing

    12
  • Small Garden or Caesar Salad

    6

Bowls

  • Wheatberry Wellness Bowl

    Wild rice blend with wheatberries, seasonal roasted veggies, kale, black bean corn salsa, guacamole, cilantro & honey lime vinaigrette

    12
  • Kale & Brussel Sprout Bowl

    Chopped kale & brussel sprouts, wild rice blend with wheatberries, carrot, almonds & citrus vinaigrette

    12
  • Tri-Tip Chili Mac Bowl

    Macaroni & Gavel Banger IPA beer cheese, tri tip chili, sour cream, green onion, crispy alehouse onions, shredded cheddar & jack cheeses

    14
  • Fish 'N Chips

    Cold Boy Lager battered cod, Taft’s brewers fries, curry aioli, ketchup, malt vinegar, herbs

    16
  • Tri-Tip Chili

    Topped with shredded cheddar & pepper jack cheese, green onion, tomato, sour cream & a cornbread muffin

    6

Sandwiches

All sandwiches come with your choice of one side. Substitute grilled chicken, roasted mushroom or savory roasted tempeh for tri tip.

  • Big Billy

    Thinly sliced Tri-Tip steak, caramelized onions, au jus  

    14
  • Alehouse

    Shaved tri-tip steak, alehouse onions, blue cheese, red ranch sauce

    14
  • Bacon Chedder

    Shaved tri tip steak, bacon, melted cheddar, red ranch sauce

    14
  • Crispy Chicken

    Breaded chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, red ranch sauce

    12.5
  • Pulled Pork

    Hickory smoked pork shoulder, Cherrywood Amber Ale BBQ, slaw

    13.5
  • Billy's Philly

    Shaved tri-tip steak, sautéed peppers & onions, Gavel Banger IPA beer cheese & mayo

    14
  • Cherrywood Tri Tip Tacos

    Cherrywood Amber Ale braised tri tip steak, refried black beans, taco cheeses, cumin, sour cream

    14
  • Salmon

    Pan seared salmon, red leaf lettuce, tomato & tarragon aioli on a brioche bun

    14

Burgers

All burgers come with your choice of one side.

  • 27 Burger

    8oz Kentucky raised Black Hawk Farm wagyu, smoked cheddar, red leaf lettuce, tomato, Kaiser pickles, onion, special sauce, brioche bun

    16
  • Veggie Burger

    Sweet potato & quinoa patty, smoked cheddar, Cherrywood Amber Ale BBQ, Alehouse onions, red leaf lettuce, pickles
    Add avocado – 2

    14
  • Classic Burger

    4 oz Kentucky raised Black Hawk wagyu beef, red leaf lettuce, tomato, onion, Kaiser pickles, ketchup & mustard on brioche bun Add avocado – 2

    14

Platters

Served with roasted potatoes, kale and brussel sprout salad & two cornbread muffins

  • Meatloaf

    Kentucky raised Black Hawk wagyu beef, bacon, ketchup glaze, herbs

    24
  • Smoked Half Chicken

    Half chicken, bone-in, white and dark meat

    20
  • Pan Seared Salmon

    8oz pan seared salmon, tarragon aioli, lemon wedges

    23
  • Nellie's Summer Garden

    Herb roasted potatoes, chickpeas, peppers, onions, garlic, baby kale, tomato, squash & zucchini, curry spices, coconut milk, grilled lime, wild rice blend, Nellie’s Carribbean Ale

    20

Sides

  • Roasted Potatoes

    caramelized onions and horseradish sauce

    4
  • Garden Salad

    with choice of dressing

    5
  • Smoked Chips

    with ranch dressing

    4
  • Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad

    tossed with citrus vinaigrette and almonds

    5
  • Tater Tots

    with parmesan and chipotle dipping sauce. Add beer cheese – 2

    5
  • Mac & Beer Cheese

    5
  • Seasonal Vegetable

    5
  • Caesar Salad

    5

Kids Menu

  • Little Billy

    6
  • Chicken Tenders

    6
  • Mac & Cheese

    5
  • Carrots & Celery

    3
  • Hummus & Pita

    6
  • French Fries

    4
  • Tater Tots

    3

the bell tolls for brew

Constructed in 1850 amidst the burgeoning Over-the-Rhine brewing industry, St. Paul’s Evangelical Church was once the oldest protestant parish in the Queen City. Young Billy Taft may have even sauntered past, his cheeks still stained with gooseberry pie. Unbeknownst to him, this structure would carry on his own legacy.

Young Billy would go onto become Supreme Court Chief Justice, Yale Bonesman, and 27th US President,William Howard Taft. He was a collegiate heavyweight-wrestling champion, could bury a two-seam fastball through the backside of a catcher’s mitt, and made the most brazen ham tremble with a single glance. Our city was without its fabled folk hero for too long, but at last the mythos of Big Billy has been restored.

The legend of Cincinnati’s prodigal son lives on inside the hallowed halls of Taft’s Ale House. Join your fellow compatriots, hand-in-handle, as we toast flawless libations, feast on fine fare, and renew a national pastime of united tomfoolery in the pursuit of muddled happiness.

Taft's Ale House

1429 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513.334.1393
Taft's Brewpourium
Cincinnati

4831 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232

513.853.5021
Taft's Brewpourium
Columbus

440 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

614.489.8900
Taft's Brewing Co.
Headquarters

4831 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45232

Our Locations

Taft’s Ale House

1429 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Mon - Thurs: 11:30am-10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Sun: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Details Directions & Parking

Taft’s Brewpourium Cincinnati

4831 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues - Thurs: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Fri - Sat: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sun: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Details Directions & Parking

Taft’s Brewpourium Columbus

440 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

  • MON: Closed
  • TUES-THUR: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • FRI : 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • SAT: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
  • SUN: 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Details Directions & Parking

All Taft's locations are officially open for indoor & outdoor dining + carryout!

All are following strict procedures, enforcing mandatory measures under the state’s order while also going above and beyond to ensure the safety of all guests as well as the Taft’s team. A complete list of all safety measures we’re taking, as well as what to expect when dining-in with us can be found here.

For those of you not wishing to stay for a meal or a beer, carryout will continue as it has! Order online here.