Fine Diving: The Brew House

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Photograph by Jeremy Kramer

Like all good dives, The Brew House claims to have the best burger in town. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t really matter. When their juicy burger (that doesn’t quite fit the bun) is paired up alongside their crispy fries and a cold beer in that quaint little bar, the combination is second to none. Brother and sister Chris and Laura Davis took over the Brew House a few years ago from original owners Jack and Jan Cameron and have dedicated themselves to keeping the place a neighborhood fixture.

Photograph by Jeremy Kramer

Photograph by Jeremy Kramer


In addition to the basic burger, the Brew crew also show off with over-the-top offerings like the two grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches with a well-done beef patty squashed between them, not to mention a turkey pesto panini with roasted red peppers on focaccia.

Turkey pesto panini

Photograph by Jeremy Kramer


They may also have the best chicken salad sandwich in town—a modest amount of tender chicken, chopped eggs, and mayo on white artisan toast with oh-so-fresh chips and a dill spear. You may argue that the degradation of a common chicken salad sandwich has no business hanging with a beer in a respectable bar, but consider this: add a slice of their beer-battered bacon and you’ll never look at chicken salad the same way again. Like Parkside Café across the street, the Brew House remains part of old Walnut Hills’ unpretentious dining scene. Any given day but Sunday you’ll find folks gathering to shoot the breeze, share a laugh, grab a bite, and nurse that second beer.


The Brew House, 1047 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills, (513) 961-9058, brewhouse.com. Lunch and dinner Mon–Sat.

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