Rhinegeist Brewery

Housed in a 250,000-square-foot 19th century Moerlein bottling plant, Rhinegeist transformed the second-floor space into a hipster paradise with tables hand-built from salvaged wood, cornhole sets, ping-pong, and an Art Nouveau mural. The beer still gets top billing, with head brewer (and former chemist) Jim Matt concocting what he describes as a “yin-yang” of sessionable and hoppy brews, from the mild Cougar blonde ale to the floral Truth IPA. Since opening in the summer of 2013, Rhinegeist has already crafted a total of 26 housemade beers, with around 10 usually available from the 16 taps at any given time. Gulp any pint for $6 or a sampler for $8 and soak it up with a hot soft pretzel from Blue Oven Bakery. One bit of advice: Dress light, because there’s no A/C. Between beer and ping-pong, you’re bound to work up a sweat. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-1367, rhinegeist.com

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