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Smokehouse Brewing Co.

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.89/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
268
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
72
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Smokehouse Brewing Co.Smokehouse Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1130 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States

(614) 485-0227 | map
smokehousebrewing.com

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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by buschbeer:
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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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of househjj
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

We had a party of eight and everyone enjoyed their food. All of the beers were well done.

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

Photo of SaltofOH
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I've never been in when it's crowded, but the vibe is always very chill. Something about the decor right when you come in strikes me as weird, but the wood benches and bar are nice. Taps are mostly their own brews, but their beer is good, so I don't mind the modest selection. Really never looked at the bottles. Lots of single malts, probably second best in Columbus. Barbecue smelled awesome, but opting for lighter fare the bean veggie wrap was so-so. Service was adequate; the server brought us the right stuff, checked in twice, abc pre bussed.

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Photo of BigAlofOrion
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of wapcap
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

They used to be called Barleys, but I dont think they were associated with the other one. The best beer (or the one I liked the best) came from this place in the Spring of 2012. Some sort of IPA, and it was very good. Beers are always good, and above average. It is a smokehouse, so the food is generally good, although I do not believe they source much local. It is family friendly and a good brewery to check out in C-Bus.

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Photo of kviper55
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Good bbq and service. scottish ale was very smooth.

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Photo of indianabeerman
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigRizz62
3/5  rDev -27%

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

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JeffONeal
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of HoppyT
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of wildcatboy
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of brycevolk
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Farky87
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of kvnklingler
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of c_law
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of canawler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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Smokehouse Brewing Co. in Columbus, OH
92 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.