Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
182
Reviews:
2,206
Ratings:
12,299
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
215
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.89%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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: 215
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Quick visit to Jackie O's on a Friday afternoon with trep and his lady friend.

Hands down, the house beers made by the staff here are amazing. Got a sampler flight of their Cellar Cuvee 1, Barbarleywine, a 10% stout aged on cherries, a Scotch Ale, and their Ohio Pale Ale. All would have received solid "A" ratings if I had the time (and tolerance) to review them all. Guest tap line-up is equally as impressive, with no wasted space at the bar. The likes of DFH Festina Peche, Stone Levitation Amber, Two Brother's Hop Juice, Saison DuPont, and Southern Tier Jah-vah were all in attendance. Lots of bottled beers too, but I didn't have time to get a good look at the lineup.

Food was above average for a pub, had a "Spent-grain Pizza" made with leftover barely. Other choices included hot & cold sandwiches and some typical pub munchies. Service was prompt and sometimes friendly, and the atmosphere of Jackie O's was great--high wooden ceiling, a few dart boards, pool table, and a long wrap-around bar that left you facing fellow patrons. Great crowd of local Athenians, most were beer nerds like ourselves, and a representative from Stone Brewing Co. even stopped in to say "Hi." Overall, a fantastic brewpub that I'll be frequenting again seeing as it's only an hour from my WV home.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of akopczyk
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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

Photo of TommyBuckeye
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great beer. selections change weekly. Never had one I didn't like. Always a good crowd on hand. Food used to be really good until there was a fire in the building next door. Now the food & service are just ok. Hope things turn around once they get the real kitchen back up and running

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Photo of Moondoggy68
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is not one to miss. I have declared Jackie O's to be my unofficial favorite brewery and restaurant. The beers speak for themselves, just check out their ratings on BA. The food is local and organic. Try the cheese curds! If you are on the Public House side, say hello to Josh, my new BFF!

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Photo of kbuzz
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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