Top 10 best-rated breweries within 10 minutes of our apartments in Oakley

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, you know that microbreweries are a beer trend that is here to stay. Whether you’re into bitter and hoppy IPAs, light and crisp lagers, or creamy and dark porters – there’s a brewery near our Oakley apartments that has your perfect beer.


MadTree Brewing Co.

Not only is MadTree Brewing Co. creating some delicious craft brews, but they also deeply care about their community and the environment. Located less than a mile from our apartments in Hyde Park, MadTree donates 1% of its sales to non-profits focused on environmental sustainability. Stop by the taproom and try a pint of their Lolo Tango Pale Ale, Psychopathy IPA, or S’More Gratitude Stout. Visit the website for tap lists, hours, and more.


Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Just over 5 minutes from The Drexel at Oakley is Bad Tom Smith Brewing. Claiming to serve ‘badass in a glass,’ Bad Tom Smith Brewing serves both quality handcrafted beers, as well as bourbons, to the Queen City. Sip on a Redemption Saison or a Bulleit Rye Manhattan for happy hour in the taproom while playing a game of trivia. Visit the website for menus, events, and other details.


Listermann Brewing Company

Established in 2008, Listermann Brewing Company has a taproom and a homebrew store for all of your brewing needs. The draft list is ever-changing but prepared to see delicious brew selections such as Wet Wille Wheat, Checkout Brown Ale with Hazelnuts, and Cranium Orange Espresso Imperial Stout. Visit the website tap lists and to-go beer menus.


Streetside Brewery

Take a quick 10-minute drive from our Oakley apartments and you’ll find yourself at Streetside Brewery. A new local brewery in one of Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhoods, Streetside offers a casual, down-to-earth experience with a diverse selection of exceptional craft beer. All of their beers are super creative – John Lemon a Lemon Meringue Milkshake IPA, Return of the Mac Coffee Blonde Ale, and Situation Normal a Blueberry Pancake Berliner Weisse, are just a few of their flavors. Head to the website for menus, hours, events, and more.


Woodburn Brewing

Tipping their hat to old Cincinnati brewing heritage, Woodburn Brewing is just over 3 miles away. Serving craft beers, spirits, and food, Woodburn Brewing hosts live music in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Try a pint of their Salmon Shorts Strawberry Tea Blonde, Valravn Chocolate Cherry Stout, or Solo Coffee Blonde. Visit Woodburn’s website for all the details you need.


HighGrain Brewing Co.

Both a brewery and a from-scratch kitchen, HighGrain Brewing Co. aims to pair great beer with delicious, locally sourced food – they also aim for independent carbon neutrality, helping the environment every day. Offering beer, wine, and boozy slushies, you and your friends will probably find yourself here a lot. Head over to the HighGrain website to check out their menus and learn more about their sustainability efforts.


North High Brewing Co.

Founded in 2011 by two guys passionate about beer, North High Brewing Co. now has multiple locations and a very loyal following. And the best part? One of those locations is just over a mile from our Hyde Park apartments. Year-round beer options include the Hopes IPA, Cover Crop Golden Ale, and the Five American Pale Ale. Seasonals include Filthy McNasty Russian Imperial Stout and the Tides Sour Ale. Check out the website for beer lists, events, and more.


Big Ash Brewing

Boasting Cincinnati’s first pour-your-own tap wall, Big Ash Brewing lets you pour your own pint from a choice of 28 brews. Grab your friends, swipe your card, and have fun sampling different delicious beers at your own leisure. Keep an eye out for weekday happy hour specials too. Head over to the Big Ash Brewing website to learn how it works.


Listermann Brewing Trail House

For another take on a Listermann Brewing experience, head over to their Trail House location, just 3 miles from your driveway. Serving pizza and beer (what more do you need?), the Trail House location has all of your favorite Listermann draft options in a dog-friendly and fun environment. Visit the website for more info.


Nine Giant Fermentorium

Nine Giant has a new spot and you’ll definitely want to check it out – the Fermentorium. This super cool bar features 30 taps of barrel-aged, experimental, and classic beers, along with a Tiki cocktail list with delicious, boozy concoctions. Learn more on the Nine Giant website.


Craft beer lovers will love living at The Drexel at Oakley. Stop by to take a tour of the gorgeous property today.


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