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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & BreweryJackie O's Pub & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 160
Beer Ratings: 6,021
Beer Avg: 3.97

Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

114 Ratings
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.59%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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:
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

06-28-2009 01:31:31 | More by wagenvolks
More User Reviews:
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-31-2014 21:49:16 | More by bigclydeoliver
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2014 22:39:26 | More by raleigh_blue
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-23-2014 15:24:07 | More by Chuffbomb
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KushBreakfast

Maryland

4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$

I visited this brewpub on Saturday July 12, 2014, the second day of Ohio Brew Week.

The atmosphere of this pub was incredible. The layout and location of the pub was great, very welcoming and the people only made it better. Beautiful and friendly bartenders and inhabitants are always perfect complements to a few good beers. The service was awesome, they were swamped with customers, but my bartender was able to answer my questions about the pub and the town (being a tourist to the place) and even inquire about which of the brews I enjoyed the most.

The quality was tough to beat. They had an incredible selection (I believe ~10 of their own in-house brews on tap, plus maybe ~5-7 other local brews that they were hosting). The selection included a wide range of tastes; seemed like there was something for everyone. Of the wide variety available, I had a sampler of 8. My sampler included six of their in-house brews; the Mandala Galaxy (Imp. IPA), Baltic Merman (Porter), Secret Hoperation (Imp. IPA), Providence (Farmhouse Saison), Sun Village (IPA), and the Bourban Barrel-aged Skipping Stone (Imp. Stout). These six were accompanied by Fathead's Head Hunter (IPA), and Actual Brewing's Fat Julian - Nitro (Imp. Stout), both of which they were hosting. In my opinion, the majority of these were top-tier beers, and if not, damn close to it. My favorite of which was the Sun Village IPA, which I later grabbed a pint of.

Overall, it was a memorable brewpub and I left without any complaints. The only thing close to a complaint would have been the price of the samplers (which was well understood being that it was Brew Week and that Athens were the hosts). If you're in the area, don't miss it. I certainly hope to be back sometime.

07-15-2014 01:12:15 | More by KushBreakfast
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-13-2014 13:22:40 | More by dailyminefield
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

This was a bit of a pilgrimage, anyone that hasn't been needs to go. The two side by side Jackie O's locations run as the brewpub, and the Public House both of which have different hours and different taps. A bit of ways away is the new production brewery that they refer to as the Tap House where you can buy their packaged products and try a limited number of taps they brew at that location. I was there early on a Saturday for lunch, I had my two little ones with me. They "shot some pool" aka it looked like a five and a six year old playing field hockey on a billiards table. The hand crafted wood tables and high top tables and stools are remarkable I've never seen anything like it, along with their tap handles which look pretty much hand carved or at least independently made locally. I did not have a chance to meet Brad the brewmaster, but this place is thriving in Athens, OH.

However, the crew that was their had no problems giving me great service and filling a couple growlers for the road. I was highly pleased with every aspect of my first trip, which has now enticed me enough to make it a dedicated decision to attend a bottle release the next time one comes up.

Great tap selection I chose the Pilsaaz!, Ja Bitte, a Nelson hopped Red IPA, a hoppy wheat Sun Village, the Skipping Stone on Woodford Reserve Barrels, that's a great mix of different styles and I didn't even try their other selections. How could I forget the Mandala DIPA Galaxy hopped version.

Food as a whole was excellent, extremely impressive for what it was probably the best hamburger I've ever had local beef hand formed lettuce tomato and a fried egg over easy. The kids split the fish and chips and we decided to do some dessert with Jenni's Ice Cream from Columbus the vanilla bean and Salted Caramel, which paired extremely well with the Skipping Stone bourbon barrel aged quad.

07-09-2014 19:20:28 | More by WVbeergeek
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AMCimpi

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-09-2014 18:50:55 | More by AMCimpi
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jprivott

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

After two Athens friends independently lit up when I mentioned Jackie O's to them, I knew I was in for a treat. "Fried cheese Curds..." one friend muttered. Fried cheese curds indeed. The grub is just as unique as the beer. I was able to try a seasonal spicebush ale - wow.
I'm certain the place is hopping when class is done for the week, but even on a lazy day, the upstairs deck is a great place to sit out and enjoy the weather.

07-07-2014 02:57:54 | More by jprivott
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AHeaston8

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-03-2014 18:45:56 | More by AHeaston8
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, OH
98 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.