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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.99/5
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134 Beers
8,383 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 172
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.46
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jackieospubbrew

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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 86
Reviews by Gratefullawyer:
Photo of Gratefullawyer
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ok I have passed this palce many times on my trips to Athens Ohio and the Ohio University

This time I fortunate my daughter got me tickets to the beer tasting over dads weekend 2009 (my last)

Walking in I was surprised by how the pub was laid out and how bright and friendly the place seemed. I could definitely find myself in there sippin and tasting all the time.

I was there for a beer tasting so my reaction maybe a little different

They served us pizza apparently made from the hops ..It was exceptional However I did not eat nor see a menu so it was hard for me to review that

I can tell you the brewer, brad, was exceptionally friendly knew his stuff and brews a great variety of beers

Beers: he had 9 of his beers on tap I tasted 8 of them and took one home in a growler. The growlers were inexpensive, Each of the beers were good some were exceptional the porter, the razz wheat...

he also had several other exceptional beers on tap I noticed including Hop slam and Double trouble.
I went to the bar after the tasting was served and was treated as an old friend..
several of the regulars made me fell right at home..( I wish could have put myself on a stool)
I understand there is music too
this is a must

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Photo of shelt11
4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

I was fortunate to go to college here for four years (OU). Jackie O's is definitely a great place to grab great beers in Athens.

Photo of Bisco42
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jackie O's is one of my personal favorite breweries. The brewpub is located on Union Street, which is about a half a block off Athens' main street, Court Street in its quaint downtown area. Athens has a very cool vibe and Jackie O's is its craft beer mecca. The brewpub and a larger bar area called the public house are connected by an outdoor courtyard area. They both offer a large variety of in-house brews as well as some guest beers usually with a few featured guest breweries- often also local. And yes you can take your drinks out into the courtyard- there are tables to sit. The 12 taps listed on this page isn't accurate. I would guess that there are more than twelve in the brewpub alone. They sell growlers and bottles/cans of their stuff when available. Now there is a tasting room at the actual brewery which is about 2 or 3 miles away near the football stadium as well. There you can also get growlers with a limited selection, but they have barrel-aged bottles and limited release bottles you can't find anywhere else. The food is good but the beer is amazing. Huge variety of styles from a milk stout aged in sour barrels to a imperial paw paw wheat, you can find anything and the seasonal options do not disappoint. I've been to a majority of the better craft beer places in the Ohio, Penn, WV, KY area and this place is still my favorite.

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4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
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The brewmaster really knows the art of barrel aging. Everyone is fantastic. The staff is also very friendly.

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
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