Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 147
Beer Ratings: 5,010
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 71 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by AwYeh:
4.9/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Drove down to Jackie O's for the Feb. 5th Stout & Big Beer Fest/bottle release; my first time there, and I was in for a treat.
The atmosphere of the place is great (and if you go to a release, made even better by the friendly beer folks crawling all over the place, especially the ones from BA). It's divided up into two sides: the public house and what I believe is called the brewery side. The public house side was fantastic: lots of room to get around/fit people in, easy to talk in, and with an overall good vibe. The brewery side was nice as well, although with everything packed together a bit more.
The quality of everything was absolutely outstanding; I've touched on the building, etc. but the beer and the people were both OUTSTANDING. Considering the much larger than expected turnout for the Fest, every single person I spoke to was great, from the bar staff to Brad the brewmaster. I couldn't have hoped for anything better; by far the best bar experience I've ever had.
The beer selection might not ordinarily have 30+ (34?) beers on tap, but they went all out for the fest- easy 5 here. Such a huge variety of beers, even outside of the realms of stouts or big beers, that I could have drank well without so much as touching a black beer. The guest taps feature better selections than most bars would ever carry, but I had to skip over most of them to accommodate more Jackie O's beers- but really a win/win situation. If the normal tap list was only a quarter of what it was when I was there (which I'm confident it is more than), Jackie O's would still be a 4.5 in my book.
Didn't get a chance to try as much of their food as I would have liked... but what I did have was great. Props to them for using spent grain (and probably more by-products of the brewing process that I didn't hear about) in their bread products.
In short, I can't recommend Jackie O's enough- what a great place.
02-07-2011 06:03:34 | More by AwYeh
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Always a good time. Selection is robust between the Pub / Taproom / Brewery / Public House. Food sources local ingredients as much as possible. Bottle releases are a blast. Highly recommend a trip to the brewery. If you aren't able to attend a bottle release, bring a growler or 2 to fill up during normal weeks.
02-07-2014 17:24:10 | More by CLE4goodBeer
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.