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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 153
Beer Ratings: 5,749
Beer Avg: 3.96

Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.81%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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deadmule

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Well my cousin got married in Athens this past weekend and I finally got to check out Jackie O's. The place is divided into two sections brewery side and bar side. The bar side was the only option when I went. My food was great the deep fried cheese balls were outstanding. I also got a fish sandwich that was quite good, my mom got a burger and it was mediocre. I ended up getting the sampler of all six of the Jackie O's brews that were on tap. Of the six one was pretty bad, four were middle of the road and one was good but not great. I would have liked to have stayed longer but had to go to the wedding. If I ever find myself in Athens I would definitely give it another try, and I would consider making the trip again for one of their bottle releases. But I would not recommend making a lengthy round tip on a non bottle release weekend.

09-22-2011 21:00:03 | More by deadmule
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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AMCimpi

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-09-2014 18:50:55 | More by AMCimpi
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jprivott

Virginia

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
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AHeaston8

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-03-2014 18:45:56 | More by AHeaston8
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-29-2014 21:16:31 | More by vrbulldog22
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-27-2014 13:35:39 | More by Walkerjgt
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BBelch

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2014 12:28:44 | More by BBelch
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Long_Duck_Dong

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-25-2014 02:27:03 | More by Long_Duck_Dong
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-24-2014 03:24:17 | More by bpfrush
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.