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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
98
world-class

133 Ratings
Ratings: 133
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.59%
Active Beers: 181
Beer Ratings: 6,762
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

24 W Union St
Athens, Ohio, 45701-2818
United States
phone: (740) 592-9686

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jackieospubbrew

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Photo of 5thOhio
3.81/5  rDev -14.2%

Got a chance to visit Jackie O's on a business trip to Marietta. Stopped by on a Tuesday evening in July, but even on an off night like that, the place was quite busy. We were told there was another room for spillover seating (the door with the wood sign like it shows on the pics) but it wasn't open. We walked in and waited for someone to tell us where to sit until a server came up and said, "Oh just pick somewhere" so we did. Our server told us it was his first night, and other than seeming a little overwhelmed and slightly slow in the beginning, he did a good job.

The main area is one large dimly lit room with a nice long bar and different tables, benches, chairs, etc. Lots of wood furnishings and a big open space makes for a pet peeve on my part: bars that are TOO DAMN NOISY. And, of course, in a brewpub like that, there's always some woman who is feeling the effects of alcohol and showing it with a high-pitched shrieking laugh which she breaks out in waaay too often, and she was at Jackie's that evening. But I digress.

On tap were about a dozen house beers and 4 guest beers, although I'm not sure why anyone would go to Jackie O's to drink a nationally marketed craft beer, but that's just me. The bartender was very obliging in letting me sample the different offerings. I started with the Hop Ryot, being a fiend for rye beers, and it didn't disappoint. Nice light amber color with a tasty rye flavor and good hop bite was a good start to our meal. After that I went with their Black IPA, which was also quite good, although I thought it resembled more a smoky Porter with some extra hops. I also sampled the IPA and a beer they brewed with spruce (didn't get the name) which had a very interesting note and a stout made with local walnuts. All the samples were delicious and would have been good for a full pour, but I couldn't knock back that many in one evening, unfortunately.

Jackie O's tries to use local products when possible and be sustainable and all that earnest hip stuff, so we tried the pizza they make using spent grain from the brewing and local cheese. It was delicious, and tasted very fresh as did the beers.

A stroll around Athens afterwards on a summer evening capped off our visit. All in all, and despite the annoyance of the noise level, Jackie O's was certainly worth the visit. Definitely stop by if you're in the area.

5thOhio, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of jrupert426
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%

jrupert426, Saturday at 02:15 AM
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

A most excellent visit that I have long awaited for. We were evidently in the "public house"
which is attached to Jackie O' which is somewhat small and cluttered and rather----open...
open---like all the doors open. Service was decent enough with knowledgeable staff about
the offerings. Atmosphere was pretty much in the "dive" category. Management could use
some tips on cleaning and give some of those gals and guys behind the bar a hand when they
are slammed. That said, the food was excellent and cooked to order. They are conscientious
about the brewing process and give the spent grains to the farmers who supply them with top
notch beef (some of the best I have ever had) and even make a spent grain pizza which many
there were getting.

The beer, which is why me and the little lady came in the first place, is MOST EXCELLENT. All
were solid with collaborations and some limited cask and nitro offerings as well. Will we make
the journey again, YOU BET. Could they use some work in all around cleanliness like the
bathroom or general maintaining that everything isn't cluttered and out of sorts. You bet.
It is a world class brewery and eatery and bakery that needs some better practices, then
again, like I said, the beer was some of the best I have ever had.

Brutaltruth, Friday at 09:34 PM
Photo of jordanimal
4/5  rDev -9.9%

jordanimal, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

hollywood_15063, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Made it down to the taproom for the first time today, which is very easy to find off 33. The red barn is located just off the main road - it definitely stands out among the other stores in the area.

It was cool to see the barrel room from the parking lot. People were definitely brewing today. Once inside the barn, there is limited seating with a small tap list. The reason I went down was to snag some limited bottles (BB Black Maple, Oil of Aphrodite & Rum Oil). Employees were extremely nice and helped carry the beer out to my car.

Awesome place to visit when traveling through Athens. Too bad 95% of the people who live there don't appreciate its full worth.

Swettenham_Shire, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of cproioi
4.75/5  rDev +7%

cproioi, Aug 29, 2014
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.