Brewery List Announced For Beer, Booze & Bonks 2022

Beer, Booze & Bonks

The invitation only beer festival taking place this Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati, has announced the final list of breweries that will be showcased at the event. Twenty-three breweries from Greater Cincinnati will be attending with many of those bringing multiple beer selections.

“Beer, Booze & Bonks!”, is unique to our area. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky breweries can only attend if they are chosen by the event committee. Further, committee members then choose the best beer, seltzer or spirit, in their opinion, that these breweries produce to be showcased at “Beer, Booze & Bonks!”. The committee is headed by The Gnarly Gnome and includes several beer and brewery thought leaders from the region.

Beer, Booze, and Bonks Flyer

The exclusive, invite-only, list of Cincinnati Breweries and distilleries is set to feature local favorites like Third Eye Brewing, Streetside, Fibonacci, Nine Giant, Cartridge, High Grain, Dogberry and West Side Brewing. It’s rare to find this collection of breweries and the exclusive beers chosen all in one place.

The event is open to the public and tickets include the ability to sample all breweries and their beers. Tickets also include unlimited Fowling and one beverage from the infamous “Mystery Beer Machine”, which lets fate decide which libation you’ll be enjoying. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site. The event will also be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, who will be pouring beers and collecting donations.

Event Details

Two sessions are available. For ticket information and details, visit:

“Beer, Booze & Bonks” will be held on Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati. Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is also home to the regions first and only Cincy Seltzer Fest and the Official Bengals Tailgate Watch Parties for 2022. Fowling Warehouse has 47,000 square feet of event space and Fowling will be included with entry. Tickets and more information can be found at:

Interviews & Media Opportunities

Joe Frank, owner of Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati and host of “Beer, Booze & Bonks” is available for media appearances or interviews. For more information, press only: Joe Frank, , 513-500 7687

Full Beer, Booze & Bonks Brewery List:

  • Astra
  • Cincinnati Distilling
  • Rhinegeist
  • Fifty West
  • Streetside
  • Fretboard
  • Alexandria Brewing Co
  • Fibonacci
  • Third Eye
  • Nine Giant
  • Municipal Brew Works
  • Braxton
  • 16 Lots
  • Cartridge
  • Sonder
  • Paradise
  • Darkness
  • Narrow Path
  • HighGrain
  • DogBerry
  • Swine City
  • Wooden Cask
  • West Side

The Great Brewery Roundup

August 5 is International Beer Day, so to celebrate the occasion, we are filling you up with all the local beer knowledge you need to get out and enjoy all of the wonderful brewery and beer options our great city has to offer.

What makes a brewery great is so much more than just having good beer. Sure, that helps, but there are so many other qualities that go into a taproom to make it stand out. The overall taproom experience includes the ambiance, food options, and other events and “amenities” (like having games and being kid or even dog friendly). The good thing? Cincinnati has an abundance of great craft breweries.

Just check out the comprehensive list below!

Cincy Brewery Roundup
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Best Outdoor Seating

We can’t be the only ones who love patio beers. These places around Cincinnati allow you to take in great sights and sips on their rooftops and in their beer gardens.

Rhinegeist Rooftop

Braxton Brewing Company (Covington)

Large rooftop with live wall and bar

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Biergarten with urban farm, animals, stage for live music, and occasional food trucks

Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Mt. Carmel)

Expansive patio seating options with pond view

OTR StillHouse (OTR)

Biergarten with StillHouse access; order drinks via QR code directly to your table

Rhinegeist (OTR)

Large rooftop bar overlooking downtown and the city basin

Streetside Brewery (Columbia Tusculum)

Brand new updated patio area, complete with a bar and several picnic tables

Woodburn Brewing (East Walnut Hills)

Woodburn Gardens onsite, featuring biergarten-style seating

Best Taprooms for Events and Live Music

From trivia nights and acoustic sets to free workouts and markets, these breweries always have something going on in their taproom.

WestSide Brewing Workout

Bircus Brewing Company (Ludlow, KY)

Circus-inspired microbrewery featuring circus performances and family-friendly events, as well as markets and live music

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Drag shows, karaoke, markets, live music, and community events

Fretboard Brewing Company (Blue Ash)

This Blue Ash-based brewery moonlights as a live music venue, showcasing entertainment every Friday and Saturday

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Live music in the biergarten, urban farm (with farm animals), and onsite Airbnb

West Side Brewing (Westwood)

Open mic night, trivia, pop-ups, markets, workouts, and community events

Best Onsite Food/Menu

A lot of local breweries have food trucks and pop-ups, but not all of them have onsite menus. From elevated bar food to unique menu items, here are some of the best.

Fifty West Burger Bar

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Shareables, salads, Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches

Dead Low Brewing (California)

Apps, soup and salad, wings, pizza, handhelds, burgers

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Decibel Korean Fried Chicken operates out of a window at Esoteric, serving brunch on Sundays from 10 to 2

Fifty West Burger Bar (Columbia Twp)

Burger bar, hot dogs, shakes, fries, shareables

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

Elevated bar food menu updated seasonally, including apps, salads, entrees, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday

Nine Giant (Pleasant Ridge)

Scratch-made bar food changing regularly

Sonder Brewing (Mason)

BrewRiver scratch kitchen serving brunch, snacks, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts

Third Eye Brewing Company (Sharonville)

Taco menu offered every Tuesday, and apps, shareables, and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday

Best Taproom Pizza

Pizza served at a brewery isn’t all that hard to come by and, while they’re all pretty good, here are some that come highly recommended.

Cartridge Brewing Pizza

16 Lots Brewing Company (Mason)

In-house pizza kitchen serving artisan pizzas, salads, and breadsticks

Little Miami Brewing Company (Milford)

Brick oven scratch pizza kitchen (GF cauliflower crust is available); brunch pizza available on the weekends

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

Catch-A-Fire wood-fired pizza, including brunch pizza available on Saturdays and Sundays

Taft’s Brewpourium (Spring Grove Village)

Serving up New Haven-style Apizza, a thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza popular around New Haven, CT

Best Satellite Taprooms

These breweries may have started in another city, state, or even country, but we still treat them as our own here in the Queen City.

Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom

BrewDog (Pendleton)

Scotland-based carbon neutral brewery opened its second-largest US brewpub in Pendleton in 2019

Hofbrauhaus (Newport)

Who needs to be in Germany when you’ve got authentic German food, beer, and events right across the river in Newport?

North High Brewing (Hyde Park)

Columbus, based North High brought its brewpub to Hyde Park in 2021

Sam Adams Cincinnati (OTR)

We all know that “Boston-based” Samuel Adams brews a lot of its beer in Cincinnati and we are more than happy to claim it as our own

Best Friends to the Environment

These breweries are committed to sustainability, conservation, and advocating for the environment.

High GrainEnvironment

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

The country’s only urban farm brewery features beers brewed with many ingredients procured on the premises. They also offer classes on food waste prevention and native bees and pollinators.

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

HighGrain is on a journey towards independently achieved carbon neutrality and decreasing their footprint. They are powered by 100% renewable electric, have a native plant garden, use geothermal HVAC, and locally source goods.

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They are members of 1% FOR THE PLANET, which donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability.

Most Beautiful Taprooms

The brewing industry is an historic one here in Cincinnati, so it’s no surprise that many taprooms are beautiful and historic, too.

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Taproom of windows flooded with natural light in the Peters Cartridge Factory

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree’s 50,000-square-foot, $18 million expansion brewing facility was built in 2017, complete with event spaces, beer garden, Catch-A-Fire pizza kitchen.

Taft’s Ale House (OTR)

Three-level brewpub located in the former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church—an $8 million renovation completed in 2015

Most Kid Friendly

This topic may be controversial in some craft beer circles, but a lot of people don’t want to quit going out and enjoying beer just because they have little ones in their lives. These places aren’t just kid friendly, they are even welcoming to children. (During the day, anyway—probably don’t have the youngins out at the bar past bedtime.)

BrewDog (Pendleton)

A mezzanine chock full of games plus a free photo booth

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Urban farm with animals and plenty of green space to play

Fifty West Brewing Company (Columbia Twp)

Kid-friendly food from the Burger Bar plus an enormous sandbox (volleyball courts on league nights)

Cincinnati has a rich and robust brewing heritage, so be sure to get out and check out our many great breweries and the excellent beers being brewed by them on International Beer Day and always.

Linsey Kraeling is a woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at and

Happy Hours in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Just as we say “why limit happy to one hour”, we are saying “why limit happy hour to one place?” We have some of the BEST establishments to find a happy hour in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. From fancy bars and restaurants to amazing hole-in-the-walls, find yourself a happy hour for any day of the week!

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  1. Che
    • Monday-Friday 4-5:30pm
    • $3.50 Empanadas, $1 off house cocktails
  2. Cock and Bull Public House
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm and 10pm-close
    • $3 drinks: White Claws, domestic drafts, house wine, and well cocktails
  3. Dave and Buster’s Florence
    • Monday-Friday 4-7pm and Sunday-Friday 10pm-close
    • 1/2 priced cocktails, $1 off 22oz. drafts, $1 off glasses of wine, $3 off bottles of wine
    • Late night: half-off cocktails, $2.50 domestic pints, food deals
  4. deSha’s Cincinnati
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • Drink and snack specials
  5. Frankie’s Sips and Savories
    • Monday-Friday 4-7pm
    • $4.00 draft beers, $6 house wine pours
  6. Frosthaus
    • Tuesday-Friday 4-6pm
    • $1 off draft beers, $2 off frosty, $12 refills, $2 off bier cheese and pretzels, $2 off Not Your Oma’s Chicken Dip
  7. Gypsys Mainstrasse
    • Monday-Thursday 5-7pm
  8. Hofbrauhaus Newport
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $3 1/2 liters of Lager, Hefe Weizen, and Dunkel, $3 glasses of house wine, $18 bottles of Seaglass Rose
  9. Hotel Covington
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $1 off craft cans, $2 off draft beer, $3 off glasses of wine, $4 well drinks, $5 off prosecco
  10. Knox Joseph Distillery at the OTR StillHouse
    • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 5-7pm
    • $5 beer flights, $1 beer drafts
  11. Kopan
    • Monday-Sunday all day
    • $15 wine bottles, $2 off beers
  12. LouVino OTR
    • Monday-Friday 5-6:30pm
    • $2 off 9oz. glasses and flights of wines, beers, and bourbon pours, $7 sangria, $7 Old Fashions
    • $6 fried green tomatoes, $7 loaded baked potato tots, $8 truffle parmesan frites, $9 warm Brussel sprouts salad, $12 mini charcuterie board
    • 1/2 off bottles of wine under $100 on Wednesday Nights
  13. Moerlein Lager House
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $5 Moerlein Drafts, house wines, well-drinks, select appetizers
  14. Nicholson’s Fine Food and Whisk(e)y
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $5.75 Bites, $4 14oz. Draught Beers, $4.50 Wells, $5 Glasses of Trinity Oak Wines, $6.50 Speciality Cocktails
  15. O’Malley’s in the Alley
    • Daily deals all day
    • Monday: $4 Makers, Tuesday: $4 Captain Morgan, Wednesday: $4 Jameson, Thursday: $4 Skrewball, Sunday: $4 Crown Apple
  16. On The Rhine Eatery
    • Friday 5-8pm
    • 25% off drinks
  17. Pampas Argentine Gastropub
    • Tuesday-Saturday 4-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm
    • $18 Revel Red Blend carafe, $2 off wine by the glass, $5 pints of draft beer, $2 off house cocktails, $12 burger + fries, $15/$30 Picadas, $8 stuffed peppers, provoleta, and gougeres
  18. Prime, Cincinnati
    • Everyday 4-6pm
  19. Street City Pub
    • Everyday 3-6pm
  20. The Bark Park & Patio
    • Tuesday-Friday 4-7pm
    • 10% off all beer tabs
  21. The Birdcage
    • White Claw Wednesday: $3 White Claws, Thirsty Thursday: $3 Miller Lite, $5 Absolut, Screwball Sunday: $5 Screwball
  22. The Blind Pig
    • Monday-Thursday all-day deals
    • Monday: $4 Makers Mark, Tuesday: $4 Captain Morgan, Wednesday: $4 Jameson, Thursday: $4 Skrewball
  23. The Growler House
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
  24. The Pub Rookwood
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $2 off all draught beer selections, $3 shot of ‘The Olds’, $4.50 well cocktails, $5.50 Trinity Oak wines, $6.50 cocktails, $5.75 shareables
  25. The Pub Crestview Hills
    • Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    • $2 off all draught beer selections, $3 shot of ‘The Olds’, $4.50 well cocktails, $5.50 Trinity Oak wines, $6.50 cocktails, $5.75 shareables
Additional Happy Hour Options
  1. Agave and Rye
  2. Barleycorns
  3. Blinkers Tavern
  4. Cobblestone OTR
  5. Condado Tacos
  6. Grassroots and Vine
  7. Keystone Bar and Grill
  8. Mac’s Pizza Pub
  9. Nada
  10. Queen City Radio
  11. Rich’s Proper Food and Drink
  12. Righteous Room
  13. Ripple Wine Bar
  14. Taft’s Ale House
  15. The Establishment, Oakley
  16. The Globe Covington
  17. The Standard
  18. Via Vite
  19. Yard House

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Hidden Patio Gems In and Around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky!

Enjoying the warm weather is always better on a patio! ☀️ Here are a few hidden patio gems around Cincinnati and northern Kentucky you might be forgetting 😉

  1. Blind Lemon Bar in Mt. Adams has an unassuming entrance and is an institution 🤫 Their back patio is secluded with greenery 🌿 Be sure to check out the inside for a cozy and whimsical atmosphere too! 🤩

2. Nostalgia OTR in Over-the-Rhine is located on the bustling Vine street, but they have a cute and minimalist back patio 😌 You can listen to the live music when the garage door is open too! 🎶 Split a bottle of wine and enjoy! 🍷

3. Gulow Street is right off of the main strip in Northside Now and is a great spot! 🏃🏻‍♀️ They have some yummy bites (like the Cheapside Cincinnati breakfast sandwich! 😱) and a casual vibe ✨ Their back patio is semi-covered, which is perfect in case it rains! 🌧 Cocktail is the Carrot Moscow mule 🥕 (no longer available), but if they bring it back, definitely order it! So refreshing 😋

4. Crafts and Vines in Mainstrasse Village has a shaded back patio so you can keep your cool 😎 They have bar bites that go perfectly with your wine 🍷, beer 🍺, or cocktail too! 🍹 PS: wines on tap are available as well 👌🏼 Wine is a Scarpetta white blend from Italy available on tap!

Cincy Seltzer Fest Features Eight Local Seltzer Brands Next Weekend

Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati, 2940 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212

Cincy Seltzer Fest Flyer

Cincy Seltzer Fest, the first festival of its kind to take place in Cincinnati and the region, is returning to Fowling Warehouse this weekend on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th for the second year in a row.

Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati in Oakley is hosting the event at their 47,000 square foot warehouse. “The first Cincy Seltzer Fest last year was an incredible success. We hosted over 900 festival goers in one day and had close to a hundred different seltzers on hand for patrons. This year, I am happy to share that the event will be held over two days and will really highlight the local seltzer brands and flavors in addition to the major brands.
MadTree, Rhinegeist, Rebel Mettle, Urban Artifact, Sonder, Third Eye, March First and Karrikin are all bringing some incredible seltzer flavors for everyone to sample”, said Owner of Fowling Warehouse, Joe Frank.

A local seltzer focus and an additional day aren’t the only changes to the festival this year. As part of their FOWLanthropy initiative, Fowling Warehouse and Cincy Seltzer Fest have teamed up with the Pink Ribbon Girls on the event. Five dollars of every ticket purchased will go directly to the Pink Ribbon Girls. In addition, Fowling Warehouse has partnered with Truly Hard Seltzer as a Title Sponsor of the event and KISS 107 as the Media Sponsor of the event. For more event details and to purchase tickets, click here.

Operational Details

Cincy Seltzer Fest will have individual, group and VIP tickets available for each session over Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th. Each ticket purchased will allow festival goers to sample a large selection of local and national seltzers. Each ticket also includes unlimited Fowling for the length of the session.

Interviews & Media Opportunities

Joe Frank, owner of Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati and host of Cincy Seltzer Fest is available for media appearances or interviews. Joe Frank, , 513-500-7687

Celebrate Covington Week: Foodies Will Save 50%

What’s a great way to celebrate a 50th anniversary? With a week of 50% discounts from restaurants and bars!

The Covington Business Council (known as the CBC) has been promoting Covington’s economic development and providing members with access to opportunity and growth for 50 years. As part of the festivities, they are hosting Celebrate Covington Week from April 11-17. More than 20 CBC member restaurants and bars will be offering a 50% discount on a signature menu item. Here’s how you can grab these deals.

Mark Your Calendar

Plan to eat out several times during the week of April 11-17. Check the Celebrate Covington website for all the deals.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Visit the participating restaurants and bars for great deals like:

  • Half off a Kentucky Mule at Rich’s Proper Food & Drink
  • Half off a Smoke Justis BBQ Fry Box
  • Half price bourbon slushies at the Globe
  • Half price Chermoula-Spiced Carrot Fritters appetizer at Hotel Covington’s Coppin’s Restaurant
Rich’s Proper Mules
Raise a Glass

Take a moment to toast the Covington Business Council, thanking them for these deals and for 50 years of hard work, making Covington an economically vibrant community.

Make Your Plans Here.

Stay tuned here for the CBC’s Bourbon Week in September.

Jill Morenz is the Director of Community Initiatives and Communications for the Catalytic Fund and also runs the NKY Public Arts Network. She is an enthusiastic evangelist for all things NKY.

People Working Cooperatively and Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom Partner for Homebrew Competition

Registration is now open for teams to brew for a good cause and raise money for those in need!

CINCINNATI (Feb. 23, 2022) – The People Working Cooperatively (PWC) Emerging Leaders Board and the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom invite homebrewers of Greater Cincinnati to brew their best for a good cause during the first annual Boards & Brews Homebrew Competition. Teams are encouraged to register by March 13 to compete for a chance to have their beer brewed and released at the Taproom during the Boards & Brews main event this summer.

“The PWC Emerging Leaders Board is a group of dynamic individuals that are dedicated to helping others in the community,” said PWC President Jock Pitts. “We are excited to collaborate with Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom for the inaugural Homebrew Competition as an innovative way to engage the community and grow the awareness of PWC’s mission to provide critical home repair and modification services to neighbors in need.”

Registration is $150 per beer entry and includes a $50 stipend for brewing ingredients, as well as entry for up to five team members to the kickoff event on March 13 at the Taproom (1727 Logan St., Cincinnati). Attendees of the kickoff event will have the opportunity to meet with Sam Adam’s Head Brewer Chris Siegman and tour the Taproom brewery facilities. 

“Cincinnati boasts a vibrant brewing culture – one that we happily support through unique collaborations, like this one with our friends at PWC,” Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom General Manager Keith McEly said. “This homebrew competition is the perfect way for us to celebrate our city’s love of innovative beer while providing meaningful help to the community.” 

Registration for the Homebrew Competition is open through March 13 and can be completed online at Teams are allowed to submit more than one entry but must pay the registration fee for each. The winning homebrew team will brew their recipe with Head Brewer Chris Siegman on-site at the Taproom for release at the Boards & Brews main event to be held Aug. 7. 

All proceeds from Boards & Brews Homebrew Competition benefit the programs and mission of People Working Cooperatively. To learn more about People Working Cooperatively, or to find out who qualifies for services, visit or call (513) 351-7921.

About People Working Cooperatively

Incorporated in 1975, People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is a non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in 21 counties of southwest Ohio, Dayton, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana. PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repair, weatherization, and modification services to help residents stay safely in their homes. In the last 46 years, PWC’s staff of licensed, trained employees and dedicated corps of 3,000 volunteers have assisted more than 320,000 individuals. For more information, visit or call (513) 351-7921.

About The Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom

The Cincinnati Samuel Adams Taproom opened in November 2018 and is located near the historic Findlay Market and across the street from the Samuel Adams Brewery in Over-the-Rhine. It serves as a meeting place for beer drinkers, local Cincinnatians, and visitors alike where core, seasonal and even exclusive, experimental beers are available thanks to the proximity of the Brewery and the Taproom’s on-site research and development nano-brewery.  

Tag Information:

Follow People Working Cooperatively on all social media channels, and be sure to tag PWC in any posts you make about the competition.

Also be sure to follow and tag the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom as well.

Finally, don’t forget to include the hashtag for this event: #PWCBoardsAndBrews 

Del Hall Lent Beer Fast 2022

Ken Anderson Alliance Logo

Man Who Only Drinks Beer During Lent Partnering with Ken Anderson for Fundraiser

Cincinnati, OH – Del Hall, Ohio’s own Beer Celebrity, is partnering with Cincinnati Bengals Celebrity and Legend Kenny Anderson through his Alliance (KAA) to raise money for Adults with Disabilities.

The Army Veteran, Brewery Owner, Beer Diet Innovator, and Beer Influencer is leveraging his Media presence and vast network of industry relationships during the 46 Days of Lent in 2022 for a great cause.

Starting on March 2nd (Ash Wednesday) and lasting 46 Days until April 17th (Easter), Del will NOT EAT ANYTHING and ALL calories will only come from BEER.

Since 2019 Del has drank beer only during Lent and lost a considerable amount of weight! Each of the past years Hall has lost 44 to 50 lbs. He keeps off about half of the weight throughout the year while still drinking beer and incorporating the beverage into a healthier lifestyle.

If all goes as planned this year and Del loses the usual amount of weight he will finish Lent 2022…100 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN BEFORE HE STARTED HIS BEER DIET SHENANIGANS YEARS AGO!

The Fundraising will end on Easter Weekend with a Charity Walk at Paul Brown Stadium! Del will be joined by other Brewery Reps, Bars & Restaurants, and Corporate Partners from the region in completing 14 Laps (in Honor of Ken Anderson’s Bengals Number) around the Stadium.

You can follow the journey on Instagram for Daily updates: @SgtDel

Ken Anderson says: “Del & 16 Lots have been tremendous supporters of KAA. They enable us to keep making a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities. It’s been great for me because the BEER IS GOOD TOO!”

Corporate Sponsors Include: CAI Insurance, Cincy BeerFest, KN8 Print + Design, Bengal Jim’s BTR Tailgate Experience, and 16 Lots Brewing Company.

The public, potential participants, and any corporate partners and donors can give directly at:

Del Hall Pre-2018 vs. Now

Boozy Milkshakes in Bellevue

We finally made it to Nomad after seeing so many mouth-watering social posts!  A product of pandemic-times, its opening may have seemed like a sleeper, but Nomad should be at the top of your list for picture-worthy boozy milkshakes!

A great place to gather with friends

nomad interior entry

Located at 225 Fairfield Avenue, the outdoor patio space is cute, comfy, and conducive to gathering.  And the interior of the restaurant is no different.

nomad lounge area interior

We loved the lounge area room, complete with a trunk full of board games.  I could totally hang out here, drinking milkshakes and playing games til my heart is content.  We opted to sit inside during our visit since the outside temperature exceeded 90 degrees, but we can’t wait to return and have a shake on the patio.

nomad interior tables

Food at Nomad

Those who’ve ever shared a meal with me know that my eating habits are like those of a child.  No, really, my young kids (8, 6, and 3) all eat more healthily and more adventurously than I do.  So when I heard about Nomad and their menu of tacos, tater tots, and milkshakes, my eyes lit up.  I mean, what a combination!  And combinations they have–all with witty menu names.  Being a lover of words, I took several minutes to just read the menu and giggle at the plays on words.

nomad cincinnati chili tots

After much debate, I settled on the Naughty Nati tot basket.  A nod to Cincinnati-style chili, this would be a great way for visitors to sample the Cincinnati delicacy if the thought of chili on spaghetti repulses them.  It’s literally tater tots smothered in Cincinnati-style chili and topped with onions, mustard, and cheese.  While the cheese was a bit different than the traditional shredded cheddar you’d see from Skyline, Gold Star, and the like, the Naughty Nati tots were tasty and exactly as I expected they’d taste.

nomad tacos

My friend ordered the blanco taco (smoked chicken, mozzarella, onion and pico) and the Korean BBQ taco (Korean style short rib, mozzarella, onions, house-made kimchi) and enjoyed both.  While they may not be the top pick if you’re looking for traditional tacos, they’re certainly a solid choice.  And when the hankering hits for tacos and tots or tacos and milkshakes–you know where to go!

Milkshakes at Nomad

nomad milkshakes

Drumroll, please…. The moment we’ve all been waiting for–the boozy milkshakes!  The menu names of these are all so cheeky! (S’more than a feeling, Oreo speedwagon, Dough you want me baby, Go Nutell-it on the mountain, etc.)  But the shakes are serious business.  So. Good!

nomad milkshakes

My friend opted for the “Ba-Duh Duhduhduh Duh-Dumdum! Tequila!,” a lemon sorbet blended with Jose Cuervo tequila & blueberries, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.  I sampled hers and it was incredible!  Much more of a berry base than I expected from the description, which I loved.  It would be perfect on a hot day, sitting on the patio.  So refreshing!

nomad milkshakes

If you’re like me and looking for a more “traditional” milkshake, there are several options.  I opted for the “Build me up peanut butter cup,” which is ice cream blended with bourbon, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce & peanut butter, topped with whipped cream, Reese’s Cups, Hershey bar, and cherry.  Yum–what’s not to love?!  One of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had!

And if you aren’t into milkshakes, they also have several other cocktail options, including margaritas, sorbet spritz, hot toddy, Kentucky mule, and more.

If you’re looking for a different dessert option, I’m intrigued by the tot fudge sundae–cinnamon sugar tossed tater tots, three scoops of vanilla ice cream, Ghirardelli chocolate & caramel drizzle, whipped cream, and a cherry. I have never seen a concoction quite like that on a menu anywhere else and it sounds appetizing!

Explore Bellevue

nomad outdoor patio

Once you’ve gorged enough on the treats at Nomad, you can saunter over to Darkness Brewing across the street, or venture down Fairfield Avenue to explore more of Bellevue.  From the cute shops, other restaurants & bars, and chill patios (think Three Spirits Tavern, also a B-Line stop!), there’s plenty to do to keep you entertained in Bellevue!

Written By: Dot Crane, MeetNKY