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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Brewery RestaurantGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 2,589
Beer Avg: 3.64

Taps: 6 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 0%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

401 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 246-2900

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Reviews by BigBry:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I had a spare hour or two while in Columbus, so dropped by GB to see what was on tap and have a pint. Large open place, with a large bar area, separate restaurant, and outdoor patio. I sat at the bar, and was greeted by a friendly waitress/bartender.
Midafternoon, so not alot of other customers and service was good. Five regular beers on tap plus a seasonal - Winterbock, which was pretty good. Nice description of their beers and styles in the menu.
Although this is the first Gordon Biersch I have visited, it feels like they will all be about the same. (Not that there's anything wrong with that).
Large menu that seems to have a large emphasis on the food (fancy/eclectic?) Also large wine list, martinis, etc. I would like to see the beer be the focus, not food and drinks, but that's just me.
I may stop here for a bite on my next trip if I am pressed for time.

01-20-2008 04:01:51 | More by BigBry
More User Reviews:
Photo of wildcatboy


3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-18-2014 23:26:35 | More by wildcatboy
Photo of Farky87


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-17-2014 18:49:01 | More by Farky87
Photo of Lynn


4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-13-2014 12:18:13 | More by Lynn
Photo of Adkins1203


4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

The food here is great and you get a lot of decent atmosphere from Nationwide arena crowd. I frequent whenever I take in a Blue Jackets game myself. The only con is that they only serve their six house brews, but all of them were decent to impressive. I thought the Czech Pils was the best of their 6. Definitely recommend.

09-18-2013 20:52:57 | More by Adkins1203
Photo of buschbeer


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

I have been here several times before and after Blue Jackets games. As I walk in there is a rectangular bar to the right with high top tables and booths around it. Straight ahead is the dining room and kitchen, which is open to view the cooking process. I have always sat at or around the bar.

It is very clean and modern looking. They had the six regulars on tap with the seasonal tap being a tripel. The regular beers are German styles, mostly lagers. The menu has a nice variety, pasta, pizza, seafood, steaks, sandwiches. My date and I both struggled to narrow our selection of food down to one dish each.

I settled and a pasta dish which wasn't the best meal that I have had there. My date seemed to enjoy her dish. The wait staff was very attentive. We had three people stop by during our visit to make sure we were getting what we needed.

This is a nice place to dine. The food is better than the beer selection. The beers are good but not enough variety for me. The location contributes to the frequency of my visits more than anything.

02-15-2012 00:44:32 | More by buschbeer
Photo of nrbw23


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Atmsphere is nothing really special. Its your typical modern looking restaurant with a large bar and plenty of seating.

Service is also just like any other restaurant. It also appeared that the staff wasn't the most knowledgeable about their beer.

They focuse on lagers here and have 6 on tap. Apparently five of their beers are in their regular lineup and a seasonal handle. Apparently they have other beers too but they come in a bottle.

Food is pretty solid. A pretty large menu with quite a few options.

Overall, not a bad place, but I wouldn't call this the beer destination of the city.

12-06-2011 19:11:56 | More by nrbw23
Photo of jrstacy98


4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I prefer Ales over Lagers, so GB locations are always the first place I want to visit in a town. My son had a root beer - good but bit sweet, my son didn't drink the whole glass.

I had the Maibock which was good, but seemed to have tastes that were inconsistent with they style.

However, I've never had better all around service, friendliness, attention to detail, I was only there for one beer but wish I could've stayed!

My son and I sat the bar and the wait staff took exceptionally god care of us - that alone will make us consider coming back!@

05-16-2011 03:29:38 | More by jrstacy98
Photo of zimm421


3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Been in here a few times for lunch as well as dinner. Normally only stop in if I have some kind of coupon or there's a good deal going on. Other than that, not really worth it.

The restaurant is very clean, and has a nice feel to it, but there's nothing out of the ordinary and nothing impressive, just pretty average. The service has always been fairly good when it comes to the food. The beer on the other hand is a little different story. The servers I've had experience with all rattle off the standard lines they're given about the beers, and I get the feeling they don't really know much beyond that.

The selection is very plain and 'safe.' There's nothing that really makes you want to order a specific beer. In other words, nothing jumps out at you. The food is of higher quality, and everything I've ever had has been good, but never overly impressive. The price is a little higher than I would like, hence my only stopping there when I have a good deal.

Overall, a good place to take someone if they're not into the craft beer scene. This can be good for business or any other type of meetings. Since there are no "out-there" offerings, pretty much anyone can handle their offerings without much trouble at all.

05-11-2011 18:00:09 | More by zimm421
Photo of IronCitySteve


3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

Located right across from the Nationwide Arena
V: Upon entering, you get that 'chain restaurant' feeling, although it seems a tad bit classier then your typical chain. The place is big and clean with lots of beer paraphernalia all around the place.

Ser: The bartenders were quite knowledgeable about the beers they had on tap and were quick to make some solid food recommendations based on the beers selected.

Sel: They had 6 beers on tap. They had a Hefe, Czech Pilsner, Marzen, Schwarzbier and a seasonal which was a Weizenbock. They do have some Macros, not sure the extent, but I did see some Bud Light and Miller lights.

F: Your typical chain bar food. Soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches...etc. The food is what you would expect. It is decent...nothing stands out but nothing is terrible.

They also offer some better wine (not just yellow tail) for those not interested in beer and they have a lot of different specialty drinks, martini's and margaritas.

Overall, not a place a would certainly go out of my way for, but also not a bad place when at the arena or ballpark.

02-24-2011 13:07:00 | More by IronCitySteve
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