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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 dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
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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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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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%

Photo of LeeEvolved
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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4.75/5  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!

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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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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
99 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.