EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

The Taco Festival (Downtown)
What:  The Taco Festival Cincinnati is a tacotopia of epic proportions, an entire festival dedicated to the best food on the planet. With hilarious entertainment, ice cold margaritas, and an all-inclusive vibe, the TACO FESTIVAL is one of the most exciting events in the state. Besides, who doesn't love tacos?!  Inside the event, you'll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda.The entire festival works on a token system - so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash.
Where: Yeatman’s Cove
Dates: July 8th 4pm - 10pm
Cost: $14 for  a General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia and VIP Tickets are also available at $85

7/8/17 at Fifty West Production Works
Eight brewery-on-brewery boxing matches in a professional ring under the big lights at the Fifty West Brewing Company Pro Works Facility, plus 80 local brews on draft & live music!

4:00PM. All Ages.General Admission:  $15 advance, $20 day of event
VIP: (VIP is SOLD OUT)
$30 in advance only  (ringside seat & premium sight lines)
More info fiftywestbrew.com/event/punch-round-2

Team Fiona #2 NE IPA Release (Norwood)
What:  Listermann teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in making a New England Style IPA Called Team Fiona! They have been sold out since the first release and this Saturday have their second re-release! 25% of proceeds will be donated to take care of Fiona and the first release raised over $6,900 for #TeamFiona! Around 170 cases will be available at the Brewery, with about 40 going out to accounts the following week.Team Fiona- $14.99/4 pack (plus tax), 16 oz cans. NE IPA with Citra and Centennial. ~180 cases.
Where: Listermann Brewing Company
Dates: Saturday, July 8th 10am - 11pm
Cost: FREE

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The Woodburn Brewery  (Walnut Hills)

  • Breathing a new breath of life to East Walnut Hills, you can’t help but notice the massive piece of architecture overlooking the brewery. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and provides the perfect backdrop to Woodburn.
  • The beers rotate seasonally, and they also have a loved "coming soon" feature on the menu so you could get a heads up on what's next on tap.
  • Yelpers favorite part of this brewery is the space (and that it’s dog friendly too).  The first thing you see is their beer making process in the back. Everything is very industrial, but still cozy with the brick and hipster light fixtures.

Streetside Brewery  (Columbia-Tusculum)

  • Streetside Brewery was built on the site of the East End Café which was considered among the oldest continuously operated live music bars in Cincinnati until a fire closed its doors permanently in 2010.
  • They are proud to breathe new life into the corner of Eastern Avenue and McCullough Street and the East End and Columbia-Tusculum communities.
  • Beer ranges from IPAs and Wheats to Lagers and Stouts and specialty beers are featured seasonally. The taproom also spotlights guest taps to support fellow local breweries.
  • Complete with a small, quaint, dog-friendly patio to sit at a table and drink back some brews.
  • Streetside serves Gilpin's steamed sandwiches at their space, but they also let you bring in food from outside. A number of restaurants are close by and will deliver, including Taglio, Tusculum Grille  and  Buz Restaurant .

Brink Brewing  (College Hill)

  • The west side has welcomed another brewery to the community
  • They have renovated a storefront that is from the 1920's, featuring an exposed brick wall, tile ceilings and lot of industrial and wood features.
  • The tap boasts IPAs and Browns ranging from the pale yellow all the way to the rich ruby
  • They have visiting food trucks at the brewery pretty regularly so check their events calendar to see when you’re favorite food truck will pop up!

Braxton Labs  (Bellevue)

  • Located inside The Party Source in the old Ei8ht Ball space, Braxton Brewing Company has opened a new facility where they innovate, experiment and create new products and styles.
  • But of course they have a taproom with 40 taps that celebrate some of the most unique beers in the category made both here in the US and abroad.
  • Their main brewing facility is in Covington will manage the standards while "The Lab" will be able to test out smaller batches of test recipes.

West Side Brewing  (Westwood)

  • The West Side is excited to have a new brewery with a modern space and quality beer that ranges from mild (called Common) to super hoppy and everything in between.
  • Whether you're a craft beer aficionado or just want some tasty brew and bites, a local west sider or an east sider looking to explore, all will love this brewery as a new spot to gather with friends, play a bit of cornhole or just to watch a Reds game.
  • Check their schedule on their website for visiting food trucks.

Narrow Path Brewing  (Loveland)

  • Just off the beaten "bike" path and located in the heart of Historic Loveland, Narrow Path Brewing is a small microbrewery that is new to the downtown scene. Narrow Path offers a variety of beers, served up by a friendly staff and enjoyed in a casual environment.
  • Narrow Path has 5 beers on tap that covers the basic styles such as IPA and Porter.
  • Narrow Path also offers a "Bar Bites" menu from the nearby Tano Restaurant in case you get hungry with a large outdoor patio that will be perfect to catch a drink on while on the Loveland Bike Trail.

Madtree Brewing 2.0  (Oakley)
Madtree has moved and UPGRADED!

There are more taps, more bar space, more tables, more Catch-a-Fire Pizza (they have their own side of the building now) - and best of all: a large patio space just calling your name for some day drinking (and cornhole playing). My favorite part? You can bring your pup!

Always a wide variety of beers on tap with lots of different interesting flavors and styles.

All your standard styles (IPA, pale ale, kolsch, porter, brown ale, etc.) plus an ever-changing spread of flavors including creamsicle, Earl Grey, chamomile, grapes, sours, passion fruit, peppercorns, juniper berries, blood oranges, basil, almost anything you can imagine.