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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:
137 Beers
7,781 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

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Reviews by wagenvolks:
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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | 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.

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

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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

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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

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