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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
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BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
177 Beers
11,391 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 94
Visits: 208
Avg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

24 W Union St
Athens, Ohio, 45701-2818
United States
phone: (740) 592-9686 | map
www.jackieos.com

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Reviews: 94 | Visits: 208
Reviews by Cubmaster938:
Photo of Cubmaster938
3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not a complete college-town dive, but the interior is not much to look at. The food is reasonable, with some real highlights (especially the pizzas made with the spent grain crusts).

But you didn't come here for the food, or the atmosphere, you came for the beer.

You came to the right place. Jackie-O's features some of the best and most imaginative brews, pushing the style envelope in new and exciting ways with respect for both the brew and the customer. And while the in-house brews are always the big draw, they also regularly feature some wonderful guest taps.

Absolutely one of my favorite places to drink beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IMFletcher
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This Union St. location is not where bottles are sold (you have to go to the production facility on Campbell St), this is only a taproom near campus. On a Friday night, the place is packed, so your ability to order and eat food is more difficult, but they carry the more standard brews. When we were there, none of the BBA brews were available on tap, but all were available at the Production Facility/Taproom.

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Photo of RayOhioFelton
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Real chill spot with some of the best beer in the world. The staff is super nice. Dog friendly!

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
1.9/5  rDev -56.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.25

Mediocre service. Mediocre beer. Terrible food. The cheese platter is a cruel joke. I wish I took a picture of it because it even LOOKS laughable. The falafel sandwich was really bad. One should look through my Yelp reviews to see how rarely I call any food item bad, much less really bad. None of the four of us liked their food choices. Their tap selections were unimpressive. There was one porter that was excellent, but everything else was middle-of-the-road. We did however find a BBA barleywine (Brick Kiln) and the non-BA version of it at a local grocery store and those were both fantastic. Wish I could have gotten my hands on more of their BA stuff, but I wish even more that they made a larger variety of high quality beers. The atmosphere in the outdoor area was pretty neat. The neighborhood is also seems pretty cool. Would only come back for some special barrel-aged releases.

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Photo of Ohiou84
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kbtom71
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Both bars are side by side, and connect through back patios. Each bar features different beers so there is always plenty to choose from. Their beer release events are top notch. I also love the fact that you can order 8 beer flights, so that you can try everything available on any given day. I make it a point to make the 6 hour round trip at least once a year.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really cool little place with a warm feel. Plenty of beers to choose from and form what I saw, lots of great food choices (didn't partake). Reasonably priced, good experience all the way around.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kjbober
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Went to the tap house and production house during my visit. Everyone was very gracious and helpful with my purchases. Good selection of bottles when I visited. Can't wait to go back!

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Photo of smccann
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MikeLovesBeer81
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of gradergator
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TommyBuckeye
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great beer. selections change weekly. Never had one I didn't like. Always a good crowd on hand. Food used to be really good until there was a fire in the building next door. Now the food & service are just ok. Hope things turn around once they get the real kitchen back up and running

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Photo of Moondoggy68
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is not one to miss. I have declared Jackie O's to be my unofficial favorite brewery and restaurant. The beers speak for themselves, just check out their ratings on BA. The food is local and organic. Try the cheese curds! If you are on the Public House side, say hello to Josh, my new BFF!

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Photo of kbuzz
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Hopbully
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of scott2269
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ns2361
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of DavMEtt
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Was at the taproom so the choice of food was limited, but you don't go there for the food, and the beer didn't disappoint. Great choices on tap and in bottles to go. Staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming.

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Photo of Stefko
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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