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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Not Rated.
Elevator Brewery & Draught HausElevator Brewery & Draught Haus
BEER AVG
3.6/5
Based on:
34 Beers
390 Reviews
Place Score: 82
Reviews: 44
Visits: 88
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

161 N High St
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 228-0500

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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 88
Reviews by BeerBelcher:
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I tried to go here with some friends on a Saturday for lunch, to discover they were not open (until 5)...they are also closed on Sundays. So, I happened to drive by one night, saw they WERE open and spontaneously decided to stop in for a beer or two.

The decor, as mentioned, is very cool. This place looks like it could be an old theater. Mosaic tiling, stained glass, cool lighting fixtures, long wood bar, etc. TVs were present but not everywhere. Service was a little slow - I sat at the not-crowded bar but still felt a little under-served at times. Food looked decent but over-priced. Both the food and beer menu could have been longer, but both offered a decent breadth of selection. The beer is nothing too over-the-top (sadly, not even the Over the Top IPA), but not bad if approachable. Crowd was pretty young and attractive.

Not a bad spot; if I were in this part of town again (say after a hockey or baseball game) I would consider stopping in. (958 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SDRedDevil
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Here is a fine brewpub where the exceptional venue and food out shine the beer. The beers are good, but the interior and, to a lesser extent, the exterior of this pub are exceptional. Fine woodwork abounds, most notably in the bar, and there's a large stained glass window in the back. I've eaten here 3-4 times and have always been happy with my meal. They a range of beers: 11 on tap today but often 12. (409 characters)

Photo of Balaban
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Trendy downtown location. NIce venue. Doesnt look much of anything to be a brewery, but seems to work out well anyway. Very historic and extravagant looking buliding and decor. Seemed to atttact more of a business, suit-and-tie type crowd.

Staff (atleast the bartender who served us) was extremely knowledgeable and on top of his game.

Selection was small-ish, but thats probably to be expected from something this size.

The ladies got desserts, which were excellent. (477 characters)

Photo of Benjhilmer
4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Columbus seems to be a pretty boring town. This place was nice, not spectacular, but about as good as you we find. Worth a visit. (129 characters)

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.41/5  rDev +24.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

BEERS OK, THE FOOD IS BETTER (28 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I made my second trip to Elevator before a Blue Jackets game. It is very visually pleasing once inside. It has high ceilings with some art on the wall as well as some stained glass. There is a long bar to the right as you pass the host(ess) stand. I bellied up and waited on my buddy to arrive.

They had about ten beers on the tap menu. I learned that there were three seasonals that were not on the menu after ordering a Dirty Dicks Nut Brown Ale. I perused the food menu. There were quality sounding dishes that seemed a little higher end to this ham and egger. It happened to be happy hour while I was there, so pints were $3 aside from the seasonals, and they had $5 appetizers except for the tuna tartar. My buddy got the nachos which seemed to be his first meal in a month given the vigor with which he downed them. I got the blackened chicken pizza which was decent.

I ended up having four beers, the nut brown, a chipotle chocolate porter, a doppelbock, and Big Vic, their IIPA. I wasn't in the mood for a big meal, so the $5 appetizers were perfect. I would like to go back and try the regular dinner menu. As far as beer goes, Wolf's Ridge and Barleys are within walking distance. I tend to like their beer more. Elevator looks like a great place to get a more upscale meal though. (1,295 characters)

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Food was pretty good, beer was mediocre. In addition, it is 3 blocks from Nationwide Arena but doesn't pay for sports channels?? (129 characters)

Photo of riemster
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in Columbus, OH
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.