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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
4/5
Based on:
131 Beers
7,858 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 171
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.46
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 dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bisco42
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jackie O's is one of my personal favorite breweries. The brewpub is located on Union Street, which is about a half a block off Athens' main street, Court Street in its quaint downtown area. Athens has a very cool vibe and Jackie O's is its craft beer mecca. The brewpub and a larger bar area called the public house are connected by an outdoor courtyard area. They both offer a large variety of in-house brews as well as some guest beers usually with a few featured guest breweries- often also local. And yes you can take your drinks out into the courtyard- there are tables to sit. The 12 taps listed on this page isn't accurate. I would guess that there are more than twelve in the brewpub alone. They sell growlers and bottles/cans of their stuff when available. Now there is a tasting room at the actual brewery which is about 2 or 3 miles away near the football stadium as well. There you can also get growlers with a limited selection, but they have barrel-aged bottles and limited release bottles you can't find anywhere else. The food is good but the beer is amazing. Huge variety of styles from a milk stout aged in sour barrels to a imperial paw paw wheat, you can find anything and the seasonal options do not disappoint. I've been to a majority of the better craft beer places in the Ohio, Penn, WV, KY area and this place is still my favorite.

Photo of Sjromeo1381
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of raeman70
4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Billsalvucci
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dcbobcat
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

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4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.64/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.