Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Brewing CompanyBarley's Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
45 Beers
283 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 71
Visits: 121
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

467 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 228-ALES

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

AKA - Ale House No. 1
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Reviews: 71 | Visits: 121
Reviews by Grundle20:
Photo of Grundle20
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

It's pretty much a pub by the looks of it. Standard decor with the addition of some vintage bottles lining the booths.

The service is not only good but every time I have been there, which is a fair number, I have got a waitor/waitress that knew their ass from their elbows about beer. THANK THE LORD!!! They're all good common people. You could probably talk to the wait staff about almost anything because they've got a pretty diverse crew there.

Now to the beer and food, yes, Barley's has an AWESOME selection. They provide an ever changing selection of their own beers which I want to review so bad but I usually end up losing my notes or not taking any because you simply can't put a glass down while you're there. They do cask, draught, firkens, and growler service to boot. There's also a well stocked bar of bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys. A decent compliment of micro to add to their own fine roster only makes it better, including three floyds, seadog, and founders. I also love their food, it's only standard pub food but it is done so damn well. Burgers with attitude, sandwiches with originality, and thank you beer Gods a plate of sausage and cheese as an appitizer. The icing on the cake? You don't have to break the bank here, oh wait yeah you do, because you will drink your ass off. A must in Columbus. (1,328 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of wapcap
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A very good brewery in North Market district. I've been here several times. Beers are consistent and good. Food is not bad, but I'm don't think they support local, which with the market right there they should. A great place to go check out, and its good for the whole family. (276 characters)

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jasonpeckins32
2.08/5  rDev -48.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

This place seemed to be more of a restaurant than a brewery. Much like hanging out at an Applebee's or a big shiny menu type place.

Vibe was slow and pretty boring (see above to understand why).

Quality of beer was mediocre. Actually, calling it mediocre is probably doing it a favor. I first tried the 5-beer flight, and when there was nothing there that impressed me, I knew it was time to move on elsewhere opposed to getting a pint here.

Bartender was painstakingly slow, however he did make an attempt to be friendly near the end of our visit. (554 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visted on a Tuesday evening after the dinner rush.
A - A good bar scene, booths, some TVs, well lit, clean, more focused on people and conversation. 4
Q - Almost everything is served in a shaker pint, but no other complaints - 3.75
Ser - Bartender was attentive and friendly 3.75
Sel - All of barleys plus a few other locals At least one beer on cask. - 3.75
F - Did not have food during this visit (400 characters)

Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.13/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of shelt11
4.13/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Pretty cool place, good location next to the Cbus convention center. Pretty good food, too (90 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This place looks like it has been around since the 90s's. I assume that's the case. It's right next to the convention center and I assume the hockey arena is nearby as well, so it was quite busy when I was there. Lots of Coors Light drinkers. Lots. The one beer I had was very tasty and the food was way above average. (Thanks to my host for the recommendation.) A worthy visit, though seems stuck in the past on decor. (419 characters)

Photo of Alanca
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great spot if you're at convention center you can just walk across street and get a good beer and sandwich instead of convention food. They're in entertainment book so cheap price w on line /smart phone coupon (209 characters)

Photo of misternebbie
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
4.09/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This has been one of my go-to breweries since I got into craft beer a few years ago. Their beer is above average compared to most of the breweries in the area, but rarely anything that will "knock your socks off".. they always have a couple good options and there's always something for even the most novice beer drinker. The food is always excellent and service is great. If they are brewing, you can request to go down and talk to the brewers. Nice view of the brewery (in basement) from the bar area as well. (511 characters)

Photo of kansascobleigh
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of shadwow13
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScottJWing
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bencooper27
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Shockey
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of DrJGR629
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dcotom
3.04/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of kklingler1
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Barley's Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
91 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.