Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 153
Beer Ratings: 5,766
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Gratefullawyer:
4.53/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Ok I have passed this palce many times on my trips to Athens Ohio and the Ohio University
This time I fortunate my daughter got me tickets to the beer tasting over dads weekend 2009 (my last)
Walking in I was surprised by how the pub was laid out and how bright and friendly the place seemed. I could definitely find myself in there sippin and tasting all the time.
I was there for a beer tasting so my reaction maybe a little different
They served us pizza apparently made from the hops ..It was exceptional However I did not eat nor see a menu so it was hard for me to review that
I can tell you the brewer, brad, was exceptionally friendly knew his stuff and brews a great variety of beers
Beers: he had 9 of his beers on tap I tasted 8 of them and took one home in a growler. The growlers were inexpensive, Each of the beers were good some were exceptional the porter, the razz wheat...
he also had several other exceptional beers on tap I noticed including Hop slam and Double trouble.
I went to the bar after the tasting was served and was treated as an old friend..
several of the regulars made me fell right at home..( I wish could have put myself on a stool)
I understand there is music too
this is a must
01-28-2009 04:11:31 | More by Gratefullawyer
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a bit of a pilgrimage, anyone that hasn't been needs to go. The two side by side Jackie O's locations run as the brewpub, and the Public House both of which have different hours and different taps. A bit of ways away is the new production brewery that they refer to as the Tap House where you can buy their packaged products and try a limited number of taps they brew at that location. I was there early on a Saturday for lunch, I had my two little ones with me. They "shot some pool" aka it looked like a five and a six year old playing field hockey on a billiards table. The hand crafted wood tables and high top tables and stools are remarkable I've never seen anything like it, along with their tap handles which look pretty much hand carved or at least independently made locally. I did not have a chance to meet Brad the brewmaster, but this place is thriving in Athens, OH.
However, the crew that was their had no problems giving me great service and filling a couple growlers for the road. I was highly pleased with every aspect of my first trip, which has now enticed me enough to make it a dedicated decision to attend a bottle release the next time one comes up.
Great tap selection I chose the Pilsaaz!, Ja Bitte, a Nelson hopped Red IPA, a hoppy wheat Sun Village, the Skipping Stone on Woodford Reserve Barrels, that's a great mix of different styles and I didn't even try their other selections. How could I forget the Mandala DIPA Galaxy hopped version.
Food as a whole was excellent, extremely impressive for what it was probably the best hamburger I've ever had local beef hand formed lettuce tomato and a fried egg over easy. The kids split the fish and chips and we decided to do some dessert with Jenni's Ice Cream from Columbus the vanilla bean and Salted Caramel, which paired extremely well with the Skipping Stone bourbon barrel aged quad.
07-09-2014 19:20:28 | More by WVbeergeek
4.31/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
After two Athens friends independently lit up when I mentioned Jackie O's to them, I knew I was in for a treat. "Fried cheese Curds..." one friend muttered. Fried cheese curds indeed. The grub is just as unique as the beer. I was able to try a seasonal spicebush ale - wow.
I'm certain the place is hopping when class is done for the week, but even on a lazy day, the upstairs deck is a great place to sit out and enjoy the weather.
07-07-2014 02:57:54 | More by jprivott
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.