Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 147
Beer Ratings: 5,061
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 71 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 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.
12-08-2009 04:06:20 | More by csmiley
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +9.2%
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 92 ratings.