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Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Brewing CompanyBarley's Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
44 Beers
529 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
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 by frazbri:
Photo of frazbri
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My most recent visit to Barley's was before going to a hockey game on Saturday night. We arrived before 5:00 and took a seat at the bar. Most of the stools were occupied as long as we stayed, and it was a friendly, beer geeky crew. (not meant as a bad thing)

I tried three of Barley's beers: the ale, the scottish ale, and the russian imperial stout. My favorite was the RIS. It wasn't overly powerful for the style, but it was a very drinkable stout. (Ohio has a 12% abv cap for beer). The pale and scottish ale were both good, too.

For dinner, I opted for some comfort food to combat the frigid January weather. I started with a bowl of beef barley soup, and had the sausage and pierogi platter for my main course. Both choices were tasty and warming, and the servings were very generous.

Our bartender was outstanding. She had a full load of patrons, and everyone was well attended to. She was incredibly friendly and seemed very genuine. Knowledge of the menu and the beer was very good, too.

This is very good brewpub. It's across the street from the convention center, and just a short walk from Nationwide Arena. Give it a try.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of Alanca
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
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

Photo of misternebbie
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Barley's Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
92 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.