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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
Based on:
126 Beers
6,835 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 160
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.45
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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Reviews by csmiley:
Photo of csmiley
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My first trip to Jackie O's was for the 4th Anniversary Party. I think it was during the OU winter break as well. Some off street parking is available on both sides of the street. There might be a 2 hour limit on those spots though. When you walk up to the establishment, there appears to be 2 doors. One is actually for the Brewery and one is for the Public House. I started my journey in the brewery. When you walk in there is a small elevated area on the left that looks as though it could serve as a stage of some kind. Just past that is the bar with about 18 taps. All 18 were filled with Jackie O's brews on my visit. There were a few barrel aged brews along with a couple sour selections. The beers (along with descriptions) were all listed on a board on the wall. Service was pretty good. I really didn't have any questions for the bartenders so they met my expectations I suppose. There is a back door that leads up some steps and onto a patio with several booths. I can see the patio being a blast in warmer weather. On the other end of the patio are steps that descend to the back door of the Public House. It is a pretty good sized place. After walking by the pool table the bar is on the left with several tables arranged on the right. The bar has about 20 additional taps (all filled with Jackie O's brews on my visit). There were sours, barrel aged brews, and some of the regular line-up beers as well. My party had the pizza which was good. Other food that I saw passed around looked tasty too. This included burgers and assorted sandwiches.

At first glance the quality of the Jackie O's establishments can raise an eyebrow (no TV in the Public House, kitchen in an odd place in the brewery, etc...) but there is a light at the end of that tunnel. Conversations with some employees revealed that some construction is getting underway very soon to move the kitchen and address other issues as well. Kudos to the owners for what is in the works for this place. Granted, my visit was during a special event but this place really has quite a few things going in it's favor. Great atmosphere, great beer, good food, and the list keeps going. Yeah, I'll be going back. There is no doubt about that.

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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.64/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

The brewmaster really knows the art of barrel aging. Everyone is fantastic. The staff is also very friendly.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Went to the new brewery on Campbell St on 10/25/14. Got there right at opening and enjoyed a flight of all the current taps. Almost all were very tasty. Talked with several staff members and they opened some of the barrel aged beers for me to sample prior to purchasing several cases. They even opened a few rare sours from 2013 for me to try because I love sours.

This place is awesome and I will definitely go back sometime in the near future. Great bunch of guys making really good beer. I highly recommend a visit. You will not leave disappointed. Keep it up, guys. Cheers

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Didn't make it to the brew pub but stopped at the tasting room. THE BEST BREWERY EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD! The barrel program here is incredible and stands above any other brewery! Brad, brewmaster, gave a phenomenal personal tour! It was so incredible that I don't even want to say what we did in fear that people will try to force him to do it for them. All I can say, check this place out and hope that he invites you into the barrel room and MAYBE your taste buds will be treated to the same deliciousness that I was. THANK YOU JACKIE O AND THANK YOU BRAD!!! Unbelievable!

Photo of SomethingClever
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Place was dingy looked ran down and poorly lite inside. Service was average bartender didn't like to be rushed with all four people sitting at the bar. Toilet had a trough urinal in it been a long time since I've seen one of those and this was a newer looking urinal. Had pizza it was exceptionally good I was surprised it was that good. Didn't have that many IPAs on tap which was disappointing had a sip of Matriarch before it kicked no more to replace it. Wasn't over the moon with their pumpkin ale, or flavored Wheats. Their barleywine was good. Just overall slightly disappointed with the place even though Jackie O's does make good beers I wouldn't go back to this place if I wasn't in the immediate area.

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