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Proudly serving the Clifton community quality coffee, beer, cocktails, and more.

  • Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 14
    Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 22
    Jun 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA

The Upside Story

Our coffee journey began over a decade ago, and we quickly learned that the best coffee experience not only requires high-quality coffee , experienced staff, and quality equipment; it requires a strong focus on creating a welcoming and uplifting environment.  This realization (and the fact that one owner was known to frequently ask, "what's the upside?") led us to the concept and name for this coffeehouse, The Upside Brew!


We blended the coffee shop vibe with a full bar focused on craft beer!! Our hope is that we can truly brighten your day by serving only the best artisan coffee, craft beer, wine and cocktails in an inspirational environment.  We want to be your all-day getaway or home away from home, a place you can come to get stuff done.

Spring Seasonal Specials

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Lavender Haze

  • Gin, lemon, lavender, soda

Champagne Problems

  • Rum, blood orange refresher, sparkling wine

Garden Party Margherita

  • Tequila, rose, lavender, triple sec, lime


Raspberry Mocha

Strawberry Starlight

Vanilla Rose Latte

White Rabbit

What's On Draft?

The taps of Upside feature a rotating selection of local, domestic, and imported beers to suit whatever taste you might have. Check out our current tap options below, and be sure to look back for new options!

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West Coast IPA - Rhinegeist

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Original Cider

Cider - Downeast

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Oatmeal Stout - Northern Row

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Pilsner - North Coast Brewing

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Doom Pedal

White Ale - 50 West

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Zombie Dust

Pale Ale - 3 Floyds Brewing

All-Day IPA

Session IPA - Founders

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Amber Ale

Amber Ale - West Sixth Brewing

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Miller Highlife

American Lager - Miller

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Blackberry Tart Ale - Madtree 

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Belgian White

Wheat Beer - Blue Moon

Ethically Sourced, Locally Roasted

Our year-round roasting partner, Pneuma, sources raw coffee directly from farmers around the world when market conditions allow. This helps farmers from developing nations get fairly paid for their work and experience a better quality of life,  which in turn incentivizes the best production of quality coffee.  It's a symbiotic relationship between roaster and farmer that ensures we serve the highest quality coffee possible.

We carefully select all of our roasting partners, making sure their ethos aligns with The Upside Brew's strong belief that fair wages and safe labor conditions are essential business practices (and not a marketing gimmick.) We currently source from the artisan roasters below; stop by to see who's brewing!

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