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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
98
world-class

132 Ratings
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.59%
Active Beers: 181
Beer Ratings: 6,762
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
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 wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

wagenvolks, Jun 28, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of jrupert426
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%

jrupert426, Yesterday at 02:15 AM
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

A most excellent visit that I have long awaited for. We were evidently in the "public house"
which is attached to Jackie O' which is somewhat small and cluttered and rather----open...
open---like all the doors open. Service was decent enough with knowledgeable staff about
the offerings. Atmosphere was pretty much in the "dive" category. Management could use
some tips on cleaning and give some of those gals and guys behind the bar a hand when they
are slammed. That said, the food was excellent and cooked to order. They are conscientious
about the brewing process and give the spent grains to the farmers who supply them with top
notch beef (some of the best I have ever had) and even make a spent grain pizza which many
there were getting.

The beer, which is why me and the little lady came in the first place, is MOST EXCELLENT. All
were solid with collaborations and some limited cask and nitro offerings as well. Will we make
the journey again, YOU BET. Could they use some work in all around cleanliness like the
bathroom or general maintaining that everything isn't cluttered and out of sorts. You bet.
It is a world class brewery and eatery and bakery that needs some better practices, then
again, like I said, the beer was some of the best I have ever had.

Brutaltruth, Friday at 09:34 PM
Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Rice_Nate_25, Monday at 03:45 PM
Photo of hollywood_15063
5/5  rDev +12.6%

hollywood_15063, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Made it down to the taproom for the first time today, which is very easy to find off 33. The red barn is located just off the main road - it definitely stands out among the other stores in the area.

It was cool to see the barrel room from the parking lot. People were definitely brewing today. Once inside the barn, there is limited seating with a small tap list. The reason I went down was to snag some limited bottles (BB Black Maple, Oil of Aphrodite & Rum Oil). Employees were extremely nice and helped carry the beer out to my car.

Awesome place to visit when traveling through Athens. Too bad 95% of the people who live there don't appreciate its full worth.

Swettenham_Shire, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of cproioi
4.75/5  rDev +7%

cproioi, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of T_Reeves92
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Great food, great beers on tap, with knowledgeable and friendly staff! I highly recommend stopping by if you ever get a chance!

T_Reeves92, Aug 26, 2014
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.