Hidden Brewery Caverns Tour in Cincinnati with Beer Tasting

Cincinnati, United States

From USD 49.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go underground and journey far off the beaten track while in Cincinnati with this hidden brewery caverns tour. Explore two sets of beer caverns: the Linck Brewery tunnels and the Jackson Brewery tunnels. Visit the site where Johnny Cash filmed a movie and the inside of the last standing structures from the original Christian Moerlein Brewery complex (closed to the public for decades). Afterward, enjoy a beer tasting at the Northern Row Taproom.
  • Unique underground hidden brewery caverns tour in Cincinnati
  • Learn lots of stories from local history from your guide
  • Includes a beer tasting at the Northern Row Taproom
  • See a side to Cincinnati that most visitors overlook

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
      111 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA

      Meet your guide inside.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Northern Row Brewery & Distillery

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    1818 Race St

    Admission Ticket Free

    Findlay Market

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Rhinegeist Brewery

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    204 W McMicken Ave

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Northern Row Brewery & Distillery

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Beer tasting is available for guests 21 and over. Under 21 guests can have a soft drink of their choice.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    288 reviews
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    History of Beer in Cincinnati
    Rowan_C, May 2023
    Had a great time on this tour with Patrick (our tour guide). He is the best! Learned fascinating facts about Cincinnati and it’s history! Would highly recommend.
    The Righteous Finger
    Megan_B, May 2023
    Our guide, Matt, was awesome! He knew so much about the area, answered tons of questions from others in the group and was very knowledgeable! I’ve lived in this area my whole life and haven’t ever experienced the caverns, but it was so cool! Ask about the finger!
    Excellent tour!!
    Janice_M, May 2023
    Miranda was so knowledgeable! Loved the rich history and of course the tunnels!! I would recommend to any locals or visitors to Cincinnati!
    If you like local history, a reasonable stroll, and an optional brew, this is for you.
    Joe_C, May 2023
    Went with two friends. Showed up early to catch a beer and admire the brewery architecture, layout, and ambiance. Nice walk on the tour, stopped often to hear about the local (regional) history. Heard stories that fit into my cursory understanding. Down in the caverns, some of the portions we walked over were uneven and some of the people on our tour didn't quite keep their footing, but nobody fell. Overall, the stories were interesting, the guide (Matt) interacted well and responded to questions and comments, and the walk was enjoyable. Ended with FC fans preparing for a match! Fun!
    Amazing tour
    Lauren_S, May 2023
    Miranda was such an amazing tour guide. Was so knowledgeable and gave so many amazing facts. We loved the tour
    Nice caverns brew and history
    Shawna_S, May 2023
    Loved some of the history, and the portions that talked about the caverns being haunted in the streets being haunted. Absolutely loved the caverns and the free drink at the end. That was an amazing brewery with great food. The only thing that we thought was a bit much was the price for two of us. It was $98 and I just feel it just lacked excitement otherwise did really enjoy some of the things I mentioned above. We were under the impression it was like a beer tasting at a brewery with hidden caverns. I guess we thought it was something more than what it really was. There’s a brewery at the beginning and at the end, but you’re not allowed to drink through the tour be aware. At the end, you do get one free beer token, which is really nice. Our tour guide was full of knowledge.
    Excellent experience!
    Brandy_J, May 2023
    Our guide, Miranda, was fantastic! Funny and knowledgeable. The Northern Row Brewery had awesome beer and food. Would recommend the Reuben and the Rabble Rauser beer. Excellent experience!
    Must do!!
    Melinda_V, May 2023
    We had friends visiting cincinnati for the first time and did the historical beer tour. It was a blast and Miranda added her own Special touch to make it that much more memorable!! Go!!
    Fun afternoon!
    Daphne_L, May 2023
    It was a fun tour around the area and underground caverns. Lots of incredible historical tidbits gained.
    Cinci Beer Tour
    Robin_L, May 2023
    Matt was a fantastic tour guide! He was super knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. Would def recommend this tour, free beer at the end was a nice touch.
    Our tour guide was...
    Cassidy_D, May 2023
    Our tour guide was Miranda. We got to learn a lot about the city and the history of beer! We had a great time!!
    Hell yeah!
    Nicole_M, May 2023
    Matt has a wealth of knowledge and the patience of a saint (as our group made the VERY questionable decision to wear Heelies for the tour). Was a great way to learn about Cincinnati, see some spooky tunnels, and try some beers!
    Great tour
    Lacey_F, Apr 2023
    Miranda was an awesome tour guide! We’ll absolutely be rebooking for one of the haunted tours. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Cincinnati.
    Loved the guide and the...
    Kara_G, Apr 2023
    Loved the guide and the stories he shared! I even came home and shared a few stories with my kiddos! A worthwhile experience.
    gina_s, Apr 2023
    Miranda did a excellent job as our tour guide. Especially enjoyed the pictures that she presented from past tours. Would highly recommend this tour to friends and family going forward.
    The tour started off with...
    Lori_W, Apr 2023
    The tour started off with our amazing guide, Miranda telling us the history behind the local area as well as Northern Row. Once we left the brewery, we started towards the caverns learning about the area’s history along the way. She was so fun and incredibly knowledgeable about the Rhine. After Findlay Market, we stopped for a quick test before heading down to the caverns. Once in the caverns, Miranda made the tour even more fun by telling lots of amusing stories and facts about the caverns. We didn’t get a visit by any of the spirits that day but we could tell they made the caverns their home. I highly recommend this tour and if you get Miranda as your guide, be prepared for fun!!
    Fun and Informative!
    Tony_N, Apr 2023
    I'm new to the area and had family coming into town to visit. Instead of sitting in the house and staring at each other, we found this tour to do. Miranda was our tour guide and she was very inviting and worked hard at remembering our names She has a great sense of humor and great delivery of the history of the area. Uncovering hidden tunnels/caverns is just a cool story and especially when it was from back in the days of prohibition. This tour is about the local history, this tour is NOT about drinking, so don't go into this thinking you'll be going to get beer everywhere. You meet at a bar to begin the tour so you can "prime-the-pump" with a beer you pay for if you get there early but the only FREE beer you'll get is at the end of the tour. If you are looking for a fun time with your family/friends this is a great option.
    Hidden caverns tour
    Prudence_K, Mar 2023
    Miranda was our tour guide and she was great! Very funny and knowledgeable. The caverns are very cool, you get to walk around through them, learn some history, and end the tour w a beer from Northern Row- one of our favorite Cincy breweries!
    Beer Caves
    Jon_E, Mar 2023
    The tour was really informative. Brewing history, neighbor areas and beer caves. The very best part was our guide Miranda. Would recommend to anyone. But, no ghost on the tour that were knew of.
    10/10 recommend
    Zia_K, Mar 2023
    Our tour guide was the best! Miranda was our tour guide and she was super friendly, lively, and funny! Would definitely recommend her! Had the funnest time and the biggest laughs!

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