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Smokehouse Brewing Co.

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3.89/5
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29 Beers
234 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1130 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 485-0227

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Photo of BigRizz62
3/5  rDev -27%

Found the beers to be incredibly average. The food was incredibly average as well

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My wife, daughter and I stopped here on a Friday afternoon for a late lunch. The place was not busy so we received great service. The pub is located along a busy commercial street among other commercial businesses. A wood-plank fence surrounds a patio at the front of the building (probably for privacy and to help screen out traffic noise), and the interior of the building has a lot of wood trim that is very fitting for a pub and a smokehouse. A large bar sits in the middle of the dining area, and the brewing equipment is visible through a large window toward the rear.

My wife and I chose a sampler flight with 4 of the 8 beers that were available, and my daughter ordered a pint of the Octoberfest. There is a full page of guest beers that is also offered, and I chose a pint of an Octoberfest from another brewery so that we could have a comparison. All of the beers were very tasty and pretty much to style so that our evaluations ranged from a C+ to a B- ratings.

I love smoked foods so I was in heaven in this place. We all ordered a smoked meat entree from the extensive menu, and we all really enjoyed what we chose. The food probably was rated by each of us higher than the beers.

We enjoyed this place so that we'd go back again when in the area. If anyone who likes smoked meats and beer, this is your place.

Photo of buschbeer
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I stopped in before a Blue Jackets game. I've been to Barley's Alehouse several times. I've heard the food is better at Smokehouse and the beer is better at the Alehouse. I would have to disagree.

I sat at the U-shaped bar. There were only three other people. It was three o'clock in the afternoon, so I wasn't expecting a crowd, although the bar was full when I left at 4:30pm EST. I checked to see what was on tap before I headed down. I had a Roebling on nitro and Saint Joan's Revenge. Then I got a sampler of Robert Frost, MacLenny's Scotch ale, Highland Hammer (a mix of IPA and scotch ale), and Bitter Dan extreme IPA (it was extremely bitter). They also had plenty of guest taps and a limited but very nice bottle selection.

My date and I ordered sour kraut balls as an appetizer. We got six huge balls, and they were delicious. I was adequately nourished, but we decided to get a two meat sampler. I got the beef brisket with homemade baked beans, while my date got a 1/4 rack of baby back ribs and fries. The baked beans were fantastic and the brisket was very good. My date enjoyed her meal, and we left stuffed to the gills.

With a full belly and several beers in me, my bill was only $39. Both of our bartenders were very friendly and pleasant to look at. It was a Monday, and locals started coming in after work. It was mostly an older crowd which I like because they are not loud and obnoxious. I would love to return to the Smokehouse. I usually go to the Alehouse due to its proximity to Nationwide Arena, but I thought the beer and food were better here.

Photo of Yeastcakes
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Overall: Good beers, fast service, nice local food (German, Polish & burgers).
Food: They had a great list of burgers. I did not try the Sam I Am burger, but the server recommended it and I strongly considered it. It was a burger with ham, an egg and pesto. A friend got the Cleveland Burger (burger with pierogies and kielbasa sausage). I tried the schnitzel with spaetzle. It was a fine meal and it came out surprisingly fast.
Beers: I tried the Auld Curiosity (American Strong Ale). It had great body with the dark stone fruits characteristic of strong ales along with good resiny goodness. Amber color and light carbonation. I also got the Russian Imperial Stout. It was served a little cold and carbonated for my taste. But as it warmed great dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors came out.
Atmosphere: Cool old posters on the wall, but otherwise a pretty standard brew pub look. Long and deep as a restaurant. TV in front. Nice booths in the back.
Value: Pints and meals were pretty average pries.
Location: Right downtown near the convention center.

Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Vibe: The brewpub is conveniently located a few blocks away from an exit on I-670 and has its own parking lot. It seemed to be a popular lunch spot because I arrived on a Monday during lunchtime and the parking lot was filling up. The interior had a choice of seating at booths, tables and a large bar area.

Quality: I really enjoyed this brewpub because it combined high quality food along with good beer.

Service: The wait staff seemed friendly and both the food and drinks arrived very quickly.

Selection: The brewpub has an impressive selection consisting of 6 house taps, 8 guest taps and 20 guest bottles. Within each of these categories, there were a variety of styles of beers to choose from.

Food: I regretted not coming to this place for dinner because the BBQ ribs looked impressive. Instead, I settled for an appetizer of fried sauerkraut balls and a beef brisket sandwich, both of which were quite tasty.

Value: Both the food and beers seemed to be very reasonably priced. It was only $5.50 for a flight of four beers.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.15/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here for dinner with some extended family and some brews.

Respectable tap list, usually about six of their own beers on tap plus a decent guest tap list (last time I was in there they had some Tommyknocker, Green Flash, Pumking, White Rajah, and some Founders Porter), plus a few more bottles.

Flights were pretty reasonable if I can recall, 4 5-oz pours for $6 or someting like that.

Their brews are decent, especially their IPAs, all the beer seemed fresh and the service was good.

Food was typical pub fare, I got the pulled pork and it was quite good. Prices were all reasonable, I'd be happy to go back.

Photo of Bogforce
3.7/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

A decent BBQ place with some pretty good beer. I came twice during the summer.

Atmosphere is good, kind of has it all. A patio, pool tables, wooden booths and a big dining area. Bottles and caps cover the walls with some cool vintage signs as well.

Service is good, not sure if they known a ton about they beer but they keep it coming.

The selection is less than stellar, only 5-6 beers from Barleys on tap along with the some guests. Bottle selection is 12-15, they almost have some bourbon and scotch. But I wouldn't come to this for the selection, the beer taste fresh and good. Nothing that is going to blow your socks off though.

The food is pretty good, the bbq isn't bad and the baked beans are great.

Overall this brewpub is a decent restaurant with decent beer. You aren't going to be amazed by anything but you won't find anything disappointing either.

Photo of UnionBrew
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Unlike its older sibling downtown, The Smokehouse has its own building which affords it more room for seating and brewing. However, the bar area is surprisingly half the size of the other location (go figure). Not only is the physical size of the building larger, but the food selection includes all of the normal bar fare, with a huge addition of a smoked meat section. If you like barbecue style food I would check it out, but again that was not the task at hand.

While we waited for a table to open up (25 minute wait on a Friday), I walked over to the bar and dove into a St. Joan's Revenge (their Russian Imperial Stout aged in Jack Daniels barrels.) Now I should have known better then to come out of the blocks in a full sprint, but this 12% beer was too tempting to wait for a table . . .order a sampler . . . drink the weaker beers . . . and then try it. No, this was a "do not pass Go", order as soon as you walk in the door type of beer that didn't disappoint. Although the Jack Daniels flavor was subtle, you could definately taste that it was aged in wooden barrels and you could pretty much taste all 12% of the alcohol in this black but not overly thick beverage.

Now that my taste buds were nice and desimated, the sampler was probably a moot point, but the show must go on. The sampler was not necessarily the normal fare that a brewpub would shell out to the masses. Three of the 5 beers (with the exception of the Scottish and afore mentioned stout) were pretty hop forward, and despite my bold selection to start the night, I thought the beers tasted really great and fresh. Not sure if I know the rhyme or reason, but I would say that the experience (at least beer-wise) at the Smokehouse was more enjoyable then the Downtown location.

If you're heading to a Jackets game and want to grab a bite and beers for the game, I would check out the Barley's Downtown location. But for my money, I would check out the Smokehouse for a really good beer experience at a pretty down to earth restaurant.

Photo of wingedeel
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Only had time for one stop in Columbus, glad we picked Barleys Smokehouse.

Location is right on 33 near Grandview. Plenty of parking. Nice location, wish there was a close motel.

6 or 7 house beers,about the same number of guest taps, which were interesting.The bottle selection, while not huge, was also interesting and included Nugget Nectar. We stuck with the house beers and had a Bitter Dan Extreme IPA, a scottish ale, and an old ale.All were very well done.

The food was solid, if unspectacular. The sauerkraut balls were fabulous. We also splt a BBQ sampler plate which was hit or miss. The ribs and pulled pork were decent, but the brisket was a bit dry, and the smoked turkey a little salty.

We sat at the bar and got very good service.

Definately a place we will return.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My wife and I love love LOVE the Smokehouse! This is a homey place kind of like the Cheers bar, where the bartender knows your name and your drink and the old bar flies have been there for ages (or so it seems).

We like that and the fact that it is pretty empty and quiet. If you prefer a more crowded, sports- and youth-oriented bar, look elsewhere. But if you want just a nice relaxed neighborhood bar to drink some high-quality beers, come to the Smokehouse.

I like a lot of their housebrews, their IPA (which tastes better here than at Barley's Downtown, for some reason), their Russian Imp Stout (draft and cask) and a lot of other stuff.

Their guest beers are usually fantastic, everything from Great Divide to Southern Tier and Ommegang, quality brews.

Food is pretty good, they have some interesting items. Their barbecue is alright but we really like the "Cuban cigars". Try those! Their menu just changed as of August 2010, so we'll have to check it out.

Service is great, attentive and fun. The girl behind the bar is a perfect bartender, approachable and so nice, she makes you feel like a local right in!

The only negative would be that it is a little pricey, specially the food. But not crazy. Love the Smokehouse!

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is the first location of Barleys that I visited.

The smokehouse is more of a restaurant than the downtown location. Seating is abundant, there are pool tables as well as some outdoor patio seating. The bar is smallish, about the same size as the one downtown. It might seat about 15 people.

They will have a few of the same beers here as they do downtown but a few different. In other words, each location will feature different Barleys beers.
I feel that their guest tap and bottle list is much stronger at this location. I have personally tasted GI Night Stalker on tap here, seen HopSlam, Bear Republic, Southampton, Boulder Obovoid Stout and a few other beers that arent around town very often.
It might just be me, but I feel like they feature more stouts here than they do downtown. It would make sense if this were true as these styles pair nicely with the BBQ style menu.

The food is pretty awesome. Great BBQ. One of the cities go to places for tangy, spicy and smokey BBQ.

When it comes to Columbus beer culture, this and its sister brewpub can not be overlooked.

Photo of jrallen34
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This place is just down the street from my dad's new house so we gave it a shot.

The atmosphere is pretty boring just a big wooden room, like some crappy steakhouse. We sat at the bar in front of a tv, they a few nice ones throughout the place.

The quality is decent. They had 7 in house brews and 8 guest taps of decent quallity. However, there beer menu was totally out of date, they only had 2 of 8 beers on tap listed.

The service was really bad. The bartender new nothing about beer. I'd ask for suggestions and get just ignorant responses.

I wanted to taste all their drafts so on a plus side they offer shot tastings for .75 each, quite a deal to me.

The selection of their own taps is varied, and the guests are decent names but dominated by a bunch of ipas.

The food was ok, we had a snack of chicken tenders pretty tasty. However, the menu is just generic stuff you'd see anywhere.

Overall, a decent place. I wouldn't frequent this place because of a boring atmosphere and quite frankly none of there in house beers are top notch. Ok for C-bus I suppose.

Photo of beerbeerbeerbeer
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I go here all the time. I am not a big smoke fan but the ribs are decent and the gates of hell wings are some of the best in columbus imo. The atmosphere is laid back and usually not too crowded. They have stout and oysters on valentines day that is excellant. They also have ipapalloza every year and all pulls are ipas and lasts for days. The brewmaster (scott) can be seen here most days and is friendly and more than happy to discuss brewing. Now onto the beer. Scott brews some of the best beer in town. They normally have 5 or so of there own plus 2 of theres on cask. A firkin every friday that scott will usually take his beer and add extra hops or dry hop it to kick it up a notch. They also have typically 6 or so guest taps with a great variety and assorted bottles. Prices on the beer are a bit high but is a must visit for the quality and selection. Highly recommended!

Photo of Fezfreak
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I am a regular customer of Barley's Smokehouse (Alehouse #2), as well as Barley's on High Street (Alehouse #1). The restaurants themselves are owned by different people. The Smokehouse is well-worth seeking out for several reasons:

* LOCATION: At first glance it seems kind of odd and out of place, but it turns out to be quite convenient to get to, just off the I-670 Grandview exit on Route 33. Think of it as a "destination-establishment".

* PARKING: Plenty of it.

* ELBOW ROOM: Plenty of that too. Nice big booths and two good sized dining rooms, complimented by two outdoor seating areas.

* MILDRED'S SAUERKRAUT BALLS: Although these are also on the Alehouse #1 menu, they have more of a kick, as does the accompanying dip.

My good buddy and fellow musician, Brewmaster Scott Francis (the Godfather of craft brewing in Central Ohio) presides over the production of beer at both Barley's locations. The yeast strain he employs came from a traditional London, England brewery many moons ago, and he has used it for so long now that it has become unique to Barley's. This is one of the key elements in the flavor profile and complexity of their beers. You can't get the taste anywhere else. Some of my favorites include the ever-dependable MacLenney's Scottish Ale, Hoptopus IPA, Hop Envy IPA, Russian Stout, and of course the amazing Pilsner (when it's there). Scott is always coming up with something different, his beers a true embodiment of the brewer's art.

By the way, both locations offer Cask Conditioned Ale (yep, REAL ALE!!!) in addition to regular draft (the tower).

Good place to take the family and /or other non-imbibing associates. Strongly recommended!

Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

One of my favorite places to get a beer and BBQ in Columbus. The food first. This is actually my favorite BBQ in the city. Everything I've had here has been excellent at least, including jerk chicken, jerk shrimp, pulled pork, grilled chicken, brisket, and ribs on the BBQ side. The see-gars are very good, being filled with veggies/cheese and BBQ meats, but the sauerkraut balls are the best thing on the appetizer side. Excellent quality sauerkraut with cheese and sausage battered and fried, served with chipotle cream sauce. Just plain awesome food. Some is made with their ales, also, like the Scotch ale French onion soup.

On to the beer. The selection isn't huge, like Barley's or Bob's or whatnot, but it is high-quality. Maybe half of the beers are brewed by Barleys, and the selections here are different than at the other location in general. The fruit-flavored beers are the only ones I've had that aren't very good at the least, but they're still not bad. Highlights include Hoptopus (drinking from a growler right now), Pint o Joe, Alexander's imperial stout, Maclenny's Scottish, and Draggin Ass stout. As a brewpub the selections change really frequently, but everything is quality. Maybe stay away from the raspberry saison, which I don't remember the name of.

Guest taps are decent number (~7) and good quality. Last time I visited they included Festina Peche, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, Wood/oak-aged Mad Hatter (don't remember the exact name), and others. Have also had Oaked Yeti in the past. I tend to gravitate towards the house brews, though, so don't always notice the guest taps.

Their specials are also quite good. There are almost always the normal 6-8 house beers on draft plus two cask-aged versions which change constantly. Firkin Friday is the best time to go, though. They open a firkin on top of the bar and serve it from there till it's gone. Selection changes every week, but firkin beer is excellent. I've had raspberry porter, Left Coast pale, and several others, and the firkin versions are much better than the normal ones. If you plan it right you can sometimes get a normal draft, cask, and firkin version of a single beer, which is just plain awesome.

Summing up: excellent BBQ food, lots of good house-brewed beers, a decent number of guest taps for a restaurant, ability to get growlers to take home (just got a 1/2 gallon for $9!), and plenty of versions of different ages of the same beers. Great place.

Photo of UDbeernut
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Got back from dinner there tonight with a bunch of non BAs.

I do have to admit, the neighbor hood this is located is a bit rough looking. Made my self and my group a bit nervous. As soon as we opened the door, we smelled the BBQ and a few of us in unison said, "smells good." The smokehouse has a large bar as soon as you walk in to the left and a very large dinning area straight back. The walls have beer tins hanging on them.

Beer selection was ok. Mostly beer they brew themseleves. A few guest taps with good stuff GLBC, Bell's, etc. I chose the centenial IPA, which was satisfactory.

The food was good. Not one person of the group had a complaint about the food. I had the pulled pork sandwich. Excellent.

Service was good, granted it was a Wendsday Night, but food was served promptly. The beers were in appropriate glasswear.

Value was ok, I though the food tended to be on the higher side of the scale, but beer was reasonable.

Solid place.

Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
3.7/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped here for lunch before the Penguin game. Just for a good shout out, we went to BD Mongolians for dinner and it was amazing.

The place is very inviting and the food makes the place smell amazing. They had 7 beers on tap with two of them on cask as well. The only problem was their guest tap list was not accurate and I was a little upset that they didn't have anything I really wanted on there. The food was amazing and I have to say, try the sauerkraut balls!! Our waiter on the other hand was an asshole!!! He screwed up orders and then blamed it on us, had a bad attitude and was that way with all his customers not just us. They were not busy and his job was not that hard. I would still recommend the place just because you can't say the whole experience was bad because of one lousy waiter. He got his 7% tip and we still had a great time.

Photo of gixxerman
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place in Columbus - Beer and BBQ - awesome! I tried thier nitro St. Joan - very good, a cask version of Robert Burns Scottish, and a cask Centennial IPA. All of the beers were above average offerings.

The guest taps are the ones you want. I noticed Troegs Nugget Nectar and GLBC Blackout Stout.

I had an bbq sampler - damn the smoked brisket sausage was on par with any I have ever had anywhere, including 'gasp' Texas.

Inside is non-smoking, it was a bit chilly so the outdoow seating was closed, but it may possibly be the smoking section.

Sports on the wide screens at the bar, as well as the dining area. I will hit this place up next time I am in Columbus.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've now been to both the High Street Barleys downtown as well as this one. I preferred this location (better food), but I was a little surprised just how close to the first location this one was.

We arrived for lunch right as they opened. The neighborhood is a little odd...looks like a pretty low-rent area with not a lot of other businesses around, next to the railroad tracks, and near what appeared to be an abandoned public housing tower. We got seated in a large dining room with lots of wood in a corner booth. The house beers were a short list of 8, of which several were not available. There were a few more guest taps, and a number of those were also unavailable. This bothers me a little...they printed up a nice menu, apparently never anticipating the tap selection might change. I'd be far happier if beer-centric places gave me a printout that is right rather than a nice menu that is out-of-date. Menu was skewed toward smoked meat, which is alright with me! Food was good - I had some chicken and ribs. And the prices were pretty reasonable.

I'd recommend this place and visit again.

Photo of Yetiman420
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been to the downtown location multiple times on visits to Columbus and decided to stop in at this outpost at the conclusion of a beer store tour of the city (Spagio's Cellar is right around the corner).

I had a sample of a Scottish export which was good. I had a full Centennial IPA which was below average (no agressive hop bitterness and no aroma). They also had St. Joan's RIS on tap and nitro. I had samples of each and they were average at best.

I had a sampler plate of a variety of smoked foods. The wings were very good (grilled and smoked).

The guest tap list makes this place the premier beer destination in the city for me. Here is what they had on draft...
Great Divide Titan IPA
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout
Dogfish Head Pal Santo Moran
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Columbus Brewing Company Russian Imperial Stout
Hopslam
Founders Imperial Stout

Enough said.

Photo of tkarsies
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I have been here many times over the years but have just been too lazy to review it. Here goes. In Columbus we have a pretty good selection of bars with craft beers on tap. But when it comes to drinking local, Barley's is the place to go...especially the smokehouse location.

I most recently went here for dinner on a Friday with my beer tasting club. It was busy but easy to get a table. Atmosphere is pretty good with a fairly large bar area surrounded by tables plus another large dining area with tons of tables and booths. This area has 2 pool tables plus pinball. Decorated with beer and liquor memorabilia.

Our server was pretty attentive and efficient. Some of are party are frequent patrons and we knew the server so that could have had something to do with it. On previous visits with my family, service has been a little more sluggish but not horrible.

This is not a bar that has 100 beers on tap, but it does have an excellent selection of their own beers, including 6-8 on tap plus 2 on cask with a handpump. Fridays are Firkin Fridays with a beer served by gravity from a firkin. Add to that a nice selection of guest taps and you have a great beer destination.
There are a few beers available all the time but most are seasonal, one-time brews, or beers with unique characteristics (barrel aged, impy stouts aged with cherries, several dry-hopped varieties). Our group had an RIS, cherry RIS, wee heavy, scottish ale, raspberry saison, helles lager, and cream stout.

Oh, and then there's the food. They have a good selection of wings and BBQ, which is quite good. They have good portions and a nice variety, whether you are going for a meal or just need something with your beer.

Pricing is reasonable. Beers are a bit pricier than I would prefer (~$6) but that hasn't stopped me from going. In my opinion, it is worth the price.

Overall, it is a great destination for local beer and the place to go for cask ale. Plus the food is excellent.

Photo of amietaj1
4.15/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is definitely one of the better beer locations in Columbus. It is located on the 33/Dublin road in the Southwest corner of Grandview Heights, near the Grandview Ave. exit off of 670. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. The large wooden bar and wooden booths, as well as the breweriana hanging on the walls, really make this place ideal for unwinding after a long day. The staff is very knowledgable as well, and will be more than willing to help you out with any questions.

As far as the beer goes, I've never had any complaints. Though they might not absolutely blow you away, they are certainly some tasty brews. They usually keep roughly 5-6 of their own beers on tap, have a special Firkin every Friday, and regularly have special events (Robert Burns dinner, Oysters and Stout, Hop-IPA-alooza, etc). In addition, they usually have another 6-7 guest taps that are all top notch. Some of the regulars include Bell's, Founder's, Hoppin' Frog, Avery, and Southern Tier.

The food here is excellent as well. If you're looking for something fancy and pretentious, this isn't your place. If you're looking for some good old smokey barbeque, however, then dig in! I'd highly recommend the pulled pork, brisket, and the insanely addicting sourkraut balls.

All in all, a great place for a fan of good beer and good barbeque. If you're swinging through the Columbus area, definitely stop in -- and if you live in Columbus, I'm basically assuming you already come here regularly.

Photo of quikfish13
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My ultimate relaxation zone. Barley's has got an awesome all wood bar with two nice sized lcd tvs on each side. The staff is very friendly and know me by name (trust me I am a regular). All this and they have some of the most excellent bbq around. Food is excellent. The selection of guest drafts ranges throughout the year from small (around 2-3) for when they are doing a fest and need to hold the other taps to large (13+). Barleys own brews are quite exceptional with the newest additions of the Left Coast Pale Ale and the Draggin-Ass Stout(which they have on nitro). If your in the area I highly recommend this place. Very relaxed where I can go and shoot the shit with almost anyone about beer. Check it out.

Photo of jockstrappy
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in on a Saturday night. We must have just beat the crowd, because the place began filling quickly about 1/2 way through the meal. Anyhow, the smell of hardwood smoke fills the air upon entrance, we were seated and had beers in-hand fairly quickly. My first brew was the draggin' ass stout, which I followed with the left coast pale ale....both were good beers, left coast paired quite nicely with the BBQ ribs and chicken dinner. Beer selection was mainly the house brews, with 4-5 guest taps from Bell's, Great Lakes and other regional favorites. The food was served very quickly. I have had better BBQ before, but this was still very good, and probably the best you'll find in Columbus. Servers seem to be fairly up to speed on the beers they're serving, and what pairs nicely with them. Everything was fairly priced as well. All in all, a very nice dinner with good house brews, good food, and good atmosphere. I will visit again the next time I'm in the area.

Photo of JamesS
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice atmosphere, you can see the brewing equipment through the outside and inside windows. Nice, comfortable booths. Great music, they had blues playing when I was there. The whole place was very clean.

The service was great. The hostess was polite and prompt. The server was the same, and was fairly knowledgable about the brews. Everything came out as ordered, and without a long wait.

When the server saw that I was rating their brews, he got the brewmaster to come out and talk for a while, which was quite cool, too. We talked about beer for a bit and gave me some brewing advice. Very nice guy!

The menu has a good selection and the food was great. The wings are good, Texas cee-gar was great, and the brisquette sausage was good. I tried the sampler BBQ platter as well, and all three meats were excellent and the fries were very good. The two BBQ sauces (Texas and Kansas City) they have were very good, too.

Overall I was quite impressed. I may make the family stop by on our next trip back to Indiana from WV.

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Smokehouse Brewing Co. in Columbus, OH
92 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.