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Taft's Ale House, Cincinnati

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  • Taft's is AMAZING! The architecture of the old church is breathtaking, food is delicious--especially the loaded tots and tri-tip steak sliders! One of our favorite places to go! The selection of uniqu...  more »
  • The Taft Ale House is a repurposed church building with an impressive upstairs dining and drinking area and a street level taproom that is basic and cozy. A premise of this space is it's dedication to...  more »
  • We entered at the very bottom, in the taproom and we were directed upstairs for food. The taproom was pretty empty around 5pm so when we got upstairs we were really surprised to see a loud, full house...  more »
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  • The beer cheese dip and pretzels were really good. The restaurant is located in an old church which has been rehabbed and is beautiful. I ordered the sliced roast beef sandwich with provolone cheese. It was good and stuffed with beef. The flavor was different though, maybe kinda sweet. I don't know if liked that. Oh, it took awhile to get our food (the restaurant didn t seem that busy), but they brought our appetizers out quickly. The beer was good that I ordered. I don t remember the name but it was the award winning one.
  • So, when my fiance and I went, there was a festival happening in OTR, so that influenced my experience, but I'll otherwise be objective. Upon arrival, I fell in love with the building. It was about 1900, so the illuminated face of the converted church was beautiful. We walked up the tall flight of stairs to the clerk desk, and the entirety of the interior was well designed, combining old and new fixtures. We were told there was a 30 minute wait, which was fine, but as I stood waiting I noticed that 3 of the 12 or more bench style tables on the ground floor only had two to four occupants. This was an issue to be because I know they could seat 12 or more. So we had a 35 minute wait and had to stare at open sections of tables. There may have been a variable that I'm not aware of, but still. Anyway, once we finally sat down and ordered, it was great. They have a small selection of food, and only bread pudding as dessert, but the entrees were fantastic. And, even though the place was fast approaching it's occupancy limit, our food was to our table in less that 10 minutes. Overall, I was displeased with the wait, but the food made up for it.
  • Overall I thought this place was okay. Interior has a community feel to it with the large tables; akin to a German beer hall. The building used to be a church, but has since been repurposed to brew and drink beer; now we know God loves us ;) The food was okay...the onion straws were lukewarm but not greasy, which was good. The Big Billy sandwich had decent flavor...I would have preferred a thinner and crunchier sourdough to play on the flavors and textures. I thought the salad another person had looked better. The cocktail that I had, Presidential Citation, had good flavor. It was neither too sweet, sour, or alcoholic. There was a touch of honey, lemon, and Buffalo Trace bourbon.
  • One of the coolest places I have ever been in terms of atmosphere! I will absolutely come back just for that. For food and beer, pretty good though I've had better.
  • This place is awesome. The beef sandwiches are out of this world. My craft beer was most tasty. The remodeling of this historic church was top notch. Go Taft, Go the great state of Ohio and the great city of Cincinnati !
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