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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.97/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
167
Reviews:
2,231
Ratings:
12,234
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
218
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.89%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

24 W Union St
Athens, Ohio, 45701-2818
United States

(740) 592-9686 | map
www.jackieos.com

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Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 218
Reviews by dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Jackie O's is a gem. It is a mix of entrepreneurial spirit and backwoods, bluegrass charm. Everything inside appears to be wood except for the fermentation tanks and Appalachian locals. If you weren't in Athens, Ohio, you would think that you had stumbled into some sort of hip ski lodge.

The beer selection isn't big, but precise. There isn't a throwaway beer on tap. Their own beers are good, not gimmicky. They try to really execute a style. And their guest beers are really fine choices. They are typically from Michigan: Founders, Bells, etc., which helps the whole experience feel local, which it is.

There isn't a cooler place to go to in Athens, except for maybe the converted 18th Century insane asylum up on the hill. But they don't serve beer, and it's not that far of a walk anyway.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of devilfluff
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jkolls
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of johnriley445
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

The pub is small and cozy, with a decent selection on tap. But the good stuff is down the road at the brewery/taproom. Food at the pub was better than average bar food and the staff at both locations are polite and accomodating. If you get a chance to chat with Brad, you can get a real sense of the passion that goes not only into brewing incredible beer, but serving the great state of Ohio with some of the best f***ing beverages known to man.

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Photo of Jaszucs
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of docoman
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by on way to West Virginia for lunch and to check out the brewpub. Was much smaller than I anticipated it being considering how many beers they distribute. Neat college town atmosphere and I could see myself frequenting here if I lived closer.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This Union St. location is not where bottles are sold (you have to go to the production facility on Campbell St), this is only a taproom near campus. On a Friday night, the place is packed, so your ability to order and eat food is more difficult, but they carry the more standard brews. When we were there, none of the BBA brews were available on tap, but all were available at the Production Facility/Taproom.

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Photo of RayOhioFelton
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Real chill spot with some of the best beer in the world. The staff is super nice. Dog friendly!

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
1.9/5  rDev -56.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.25

Mediocre service. Mediocre beer. Terrible food. The cheese platter is a cruel joke. I wish I took a picture of it because it even LOOKS laughable. The falafel sandwich was really bad. One should look through my Yelp reviews to see how rarely I call any food item bad, much less really bad. None of the four of us liked their food choices. Their tap selections were unimpressive. There was one porter that was excellent, but everything else was middle-of-the-road. We did however find a BBA barleywine (Brick Kiln) and the non-BA version of it at a local grocery store and those were both fantastic. Wish I could have gotten my hands on more of their BA stuff, but I wish even more that they made a larger variety of high quality beers. The atmosphere in the outdoor area was pretty neat. The neighborhood is also seems pretty cool. Would only come back for some special barrel-aged releases.

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Photo of Ohiou84
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kbtom71
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Both bars are side by side, and connect through back patios. Each bar features different beers so there is always plenty to choose from. Their beer release events are top notch. I also love the fact that you can order 8 beer flights, so that you can try everything available on any given day. I make it a point to make the 6 hour round trip at least once a year.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really cool little place with a warm feel. Plenty of beers to choose from and form what I saw, lots of great food choices (didn't partake). Reasonably priced, good experience all the way around.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kjbober
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Went to the tap house and production house during my visit. Everyone was very gracious and helpful with my purchases. Good selection of bottles when I visited. Can't wait to go back!

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Photo of smccann
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MikeLovesBeer81
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of gradergator
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
96 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.