Mecklenburg Gardens

302 East University, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
(513) 221-5353
Latitude: 39.13248, Longitude: -84.50266


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.38 | Atmosphere: 4.38 | Service: 4.00 | Food: 4.00
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dpaxson2 (74)
Thursday 1st of July 2010 11:49:49 AM
I visited Mecklenburg Gardens in 2007. They have a real nice outdoor area and it's a fun German themed restaurant. Obviously they serve the major German beers in large glasses/pints/mugs/steins. The food was pretty good, especially the apps where they serve fried pickles.

It is really close to the U of Cincy and they have 15 beers on tap plus 80 bottles. Between the atmosphere, beer selection, and food it is worth the trip to visit.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.0

CJnCincy (12)
Wednesday 28th of May 2008 09:26:54 PM
Experience an authentic German biergarten inside the walls of this beautiful historic establishment. Close to both the University of Cincinnati campus and the hospital complex, Mecklenburg Gardens is as close as you are going to get, without paying airfare to Munich. The German heritage begins, but does not end with the beer garden setting. The food here is impressive…you have to try their schnitzel, it is second to none. You will not be disappointed with the EATS here. ALLES GUT!

So what exactly is Mecklenburg Gardens? In short, it is a Cincinnati landmark dating back to 1865 that owner Tom Harten rescued from abandon-ment in 1996. Now, the “Gardens” are “alive and well after 141 years.” as the owner would say. There’s live music most Friday and Saturday nights featuring bluesy sounds and traditional German tunes. Don’t let bad weather keep you away, as there is plenty of room inside the building to drink, eat, and socialize. There is also good sized banquet facility for wedding receptions, corporate functions, or just a large group of your friends.

While Mecklenburg Gardens can be both hard to find, and a parking challenge, don’t let that discourage you as you won’t find a more impressive selection of imported German beer, both on tap and in bottles. Served in authentic glassware, this could easily become your favorite Cincinnati beer stop. Smoking is confined outdoors.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25

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