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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Not Rated.
Elevator Brewery & Draught HausElevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Based on:
33 Beers
1,227 Hads
Place Score: 84
Reviews: 45
Visits: 90
Avg: 3.64
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: 45 | Visits: 90
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

In my quest to visit every brewpub in North America, this was stop number 238.

I made a quick stop to Elevator on a trip through Columbus during a nasty snowsotrm in late February 08. One logistics problem I ran into was it's on a one-way south street and you can't turn left or right during busy traffic times. I had to go all the way to the south side of town before I pulled an *illegal* right to come back up and park (for free) at a meter spot two blocks W.

Logistics aside, I can say I have a very good experience at Elevator. I had their English IPA, samplers of the winter, cole porter, and dopplebock, and finished with a full imperial stout which was part of the master of beer appreciate offering. With the MBA, you get a card and have it punched each month or so for the MBA beer on tap. I fancy Russian imperial stouts and have to report back that they either gave me the regual stout or their imperial stout is equal to a regular stout. I'm certian I was clear about the imperial stout and it came from the nitrogen-looking tap so I'll go on record as saying it could have been more bold for this style. Overall the beers were all good. I ordered the wings and split the sauces and they were very good.

The atmosphere is worth the trip alone. It's an old pre-prohibition building that has been restrored to period condition. A very critical person could say it needs a little detail and cleaning work, but in a city that is homogonized by chains, I can't complain.

My closing remark is the Columbus is fortunate to have Elevator and Barley's within walking distance to each other. I give Barley's a slight nod for beer and they are both worth visiting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BillBabbitt
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The decor and the bar are unparalleled in their beauty. Rich woods, marble, mosaic floors, stained glass, original artworks, just gorgeous. Good beers with 2 GABF medals and I love their food.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Balaban
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5


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Photo of buschbeer
3.64/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
4.04/5  rDev +11%
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??

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Photo of riemster
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.33/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DrJGR629
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Juggernaut25
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of AndrewRivera21
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Osulou92
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in Columbus, OH
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.