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

I made my second visit to Barley's this weekend before a Blue Jackets game. I got there and there were just a couple of people at the bar. The bartender was friendly enough and seemed to know their products. They had seven or eight of their own brews along with some guest taps. My favorite selection happened to be a guest tap. Their beers were good but nothing stood out. It was a nice comfortable place. It was not snooty like some can be. It'll probably continue to be my goto place before Jackets games.

Cheers! (517 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%

Photo of dwatty
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.