Christy's Rathskeller Bier

★★★☆☆
  • 151 W McMillan St

    Cincinnati, OH 45219

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  • 513-281-3600

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My boyfriend and I went to Christy's Rathskeller Bier on Saturday. We drove quite a way from Indiana in hopes of getting some great German food. Well.... we parked in the parking lot and I made the mistake of telling my boyfriend I wanted to run in to the health food store on the same lot to buy a couple things there that you can't find in the small town of Indiana where I live. We were not even in the store for 5 minutes before I came out to find our car getting towed off the lot! My boyfriend ran to the tow truck driver and explained that we were going into Christy's now! No sympathy, he took $50.00 and released the car. At that point we should have left.
My boyfriend and I could not afford a meal at this point, after the tow truck incident, so we ordered a German sample platter for $12.75 a glass of wine for $6 and a beer for $5.00. The German sample platter was ridiculous. The Sauerkraut balls, mozzerella sticks and fried pickles were obviously fried in old oil... you could taste it! And I think we only got about 3 of each. For $12.75 (if not a bit more!) we should have got a lot more!
I felt bad for the waitress because all though we didn't complain about the portion, we were upset about the towing. We were only able to tip her $5 after the tow and the unexpected high price of just a sample platter.
On our way out of the restaurant, I see a man (possible owner???)taking delight looking out the window, watching getting towed! It hit me then that this guy had everything to do with calling in the tow service which he probably owns and profits more from that lot than he does the restaurant! What a shame he would do this over Christmas season when there were only a few cars parked in his lot, and he still charged us for a tow even though we ate at Christy's.
I obviously will never go there again and highly warn people this place is a parking/tow scam that needs to be investigated!

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Christy's Rathskeller Bier on Saturday. We drove quite a way from Indiana in hopes of getting some great German food. Well.... we parked in the parking lot and I made the mistake of telling my boyfriend I wanted to run in to the health food store on the same lot to buy a couple things there that you can't find in the small town of Indiana where I live. We were not even in the store for 5 minutes before I came out to find our car getting towed off the lot! My boyfriend ran to the tow truck driver and explained that we were going into Christy's now! No sympathy, he took $50.00 and released the car. At that point we should have left.
My boyfriend and I could not afford a meal at this point, after the tow truck incident, so we ordered a German sample platter for $12.75 a glass of wine for $6 and a beer for $5.00. The German sample platter was ridiculous. The Sauerkraut balls, mozzerella sticks and fried pickles were obviously fried in old oil... you could taste it! And I think we only got about 3 of each. For $12.75 (if not a bit more!) we should have got a lot more!
I felt bad for the waitress because all though we didn't complain about the portion, we were upset about the towing. We were only able to tip her $5 after the tow and the unexpected high price of just a sample platter.
On our way out of the restaurant, I see a man (possible owner???)taking delight looking out the window, watching getting towed! It hit me then that this guy had everything to do with calling in the tow service which he probably owns and profits more from that lot than he does the restaurant! What a shame he would do this over Christmas season when there were only a few cars parked in his lot, and he still charged us for a tow even though we ate at Christy's.
I obviously will never go there again and highly warn people this place is a parking/tow scam that needs to be investigated!

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let's just say that I will now never eat here. I will never use the pay lot again either, so ur missing out in your resturant and your lot. We paid a meter on 10-19-08, in this lot went to the spicy pickle to eat, as we were the only car in the lot the tow truck driver watched us pay and then sat there and watched our meter within seconds of it running out of time he hooked to my 52,000 dollar car. We were walking to the car as we watched him do this so my husband ran to the car and the driver would not drop it till we paid him 50.00. Good business ethics I hope it was worth it. I will tell eveyone I know to never eat here that that the food is nasty and place a dump, I also will never pay these meters again, This is not the only place to park in clifton. TOTAL #$%@@^%$#@%$#!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

let's just say that I will now never eat here. I will never use the pay lot again either, so ur missing out in your resturant and your lot. We paid a meter on 10-19-08, in this lot went to the spicy pickle to eat, as we were the only car in the lot the tow truck driver watched us pay and then sat there and watched our meter within seconds of it running out of time he hooked to my 52,000 dollar car. We were walking to the car as we watched him do this so my husband ran to the car and the driver would not drop it till we paid him 50.00. Good business ethics I hope it was worth it. I will tell eveyone I know to never eat here that that the food is nasty and place a dump, I also will never pay these meters again, This is not the only place to park in clifton. TOTAL #$%@@^%$#@%$#!!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: money hungry nasty people

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Don't expect any bargains or specials. Happy hour means that only a few drinks will only cost you a little more than other places around campus.
Don't even bother with the Rathskellar when the Biergarten is closed; it is a stinky, musty basement with bathrooms second only to the cesspools at the Sub Galley.
The food is good. Only a couple of appetizers aren't home made. But again, no bargains.
The staff is great, but their seems to be a high turnover.
The Biergarten and the bocce court have seen better days and couldn't have less atmosphere.
The jukebox contains all the songs you wished to never hear again. "Classic" rock that is too tired and only fitting for the visiting homecomers that played it on their 8 tracks in the early 70s.
But, it is practically the only game in the area if you want to sit outside and not be looking at the side of IGA or a Marathon station.

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★★★☆☆

Don't expect any bargains or specials. Happy hour means that only a few drinks will only cost you a little more than other places around campus.
Don't even bother with the Rathskellar when the Biergarten is closed; it is a stinky, musty basement with bathrooms second only to the cesspools at the Sub Galley.
The food is good. Only a couple of appetizers aren't home made. But again, no bargains.
The staff is great, but their seems to be a high turnover.
The Biergarten and the bocce court have seen better days and couldn't have less atmosphere.
The jukebox contains all the songs you wished to never hear again. "Classic" rock that is too tired and only fitting for the visiting homecomers that played it on their 8 tracks in the early 70s.
But, it is practically the only game in the area if you want to sit outside and not be looking at the side of IGA or a Marathon station.

Pros: al fresco drinking

Cons: no bargains

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What do you say about a bar who made a deal with a cr00ked towing service?

I can say that during the summer their "beir garden" is awesome. During the winter the underground is a cave and is never crowded. If not for my love of the Phi Tau guys who work there I would rate this place 0. Lets be fair they towed my buddies car after a mere 15 minutes in the wrong place, how can I give them anything more than 1?

Not only that but the towing service apparently only takes cash at night, they insure customer satisfaction by writing a receipt on a sticky note in their truck and pocketing the cash. Don't you dare complain or they hold your car overnight to punish you for speaking out. These people are crooks and Christy's should send them booking!

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★☆☆☆☆

What do you say about a bar who made a deal with a cr00ked towing service?

I can say that during the summer their "beir garden" is awesome. During the winter the underground is a cave and is never crowded. If not for my love of the Phi Tau guys who work there I would rate this place 0. Lets be fair they towed my buddies car after a mere 15 minutes in the wrong place, how can I give them anything more than 1?

Not only that but the towing service apparently only takes cash at night, they insure customer satisfaction by writing a receipt on a sticky note in their truck and pocketing the cash. Don't you dare complain or they hold your car overnight to punish you for speaking out. These people are crooks and Christy's should send them booking!

Pros: Great staff, good outside area with beatiful bar.

Cons: Small crampt indoor area and arrangement with kenwood towing is sad.

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Other places in Cincy have as much if not more German beer on tap. Getting your German beer in a plastic cup should be the first sign that something is not right. I've tried Christy's on three different occasions and it is packed, the service is not that great, and it falls short of the slogan that it is a Biergarten. Try beer patio next to major road with a typical college crowd jammed in. Sorry, but I don't think I'll be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

Other places in Cincy have as much if not more German beer on tap. Getting your German beer in a plastic cup should be the first sign that something is not right. I've tried Christy's on three different occasions and it is packed, the service is not that great, and it falls short of the slogan that it is a Biergarten. Try beer patio next to major road with a typical college crowd jammed in. Sorry, but I don't think I'll be going back.

Pros: beer

Cons: Atmosphere, crowd, service

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Bartenders ROCK!!! The entire staff rocks, the kitchen cooks the food to perfection. There is this little 5'4" named Shellie who is the BEST!!!! Come see her just to chat or just watch her serve. She is the coolest bartender ever!!!! This is my favorite place in Cincy. I always have a great time and the people that come in there are always friendly, no matter who they are.

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★★★★★

Bartenders ROCK!!! The entire staff rocks, the kitchen cooks the food to perfection. There is this little 5'4" named Shellie who is the BEST!!!! Come see her just to chat or just watch her serve. She is the coolest bartender ever!!!! This is my favorite place in Cincy. I always have a great time and the people that come in there are always friendly, no matter who they are.

Pros: SHELLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: Can't play the piano, kitchen closes at 12a

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The biergarden is great. Good crowd, Nice layout... Bocce ball is fun.

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★★★★★

The biergarden is great. Good crowd, Nice layout... Bocce ball is fun.

 

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