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Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Brewing CompanyBarley's Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
45 Beers
285 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 72
Visits: 124
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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AKA - Ale House No. 1
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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 124
Reviews by jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Cask, nitro, tap, Barley's and guest taps from all over the country; gotta love the place.

Decent pub grub and dinner food; enjoyed the mussels with my IPA from a firkin. This place has been around since the 90s and brings back memories of playing in their basement back in the day.

If you are ever in town swing by, order some sauerkraut balls, and order a Barley's pint; you won't be disappointed. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and it's very easy to find. It's even within walking distance from Elevator where you can spoil yourself with Columbus' outstanding suds' offerings. (589 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoy my visit every time I come to Columbus on my trek to Wooster Ohio. Nice old time bar/eatery with a very nice traditional bar with nice wood work and classic bottles from around the world. Food is very good, burgers are solid and fish and chips are quite nice. Service is always good and attentive. Ale selection is as good as you want it to be. Solid dark and strong ale offerings, Belgian and Russian imperials, nice IPA's and an always good hand pull firkin. Old, worn, and comfortable with guests of every walk of life from urban professional to college hipster and general Joe public. No complaints except that I only have 3 growlers to fill on a visit....and they need to bring back the Barley Burger which was awesome. Owner is very nice as well and has a great attention to detail when it comes to his brews.

Try it, you will find something to your liking.

Visited this time around on a Thursday afternoon at lunch time. Get in early, they get crowded fast.

Cheers Barleys------please do not change! (1,037 characters)

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

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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%

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Barley's Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
91 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.