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Olde Hickory Tap Room

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Olde Hickory Tap RoomOlde Hickory Tap Room
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92
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47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

222 Union Sq NW
Hickory, North Carolina, 28601-6100
United States
phone: (828) 322-1965

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 28
Photo of IMFletcher
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

In an otherwise uneventful, solid visit, I had to violate the supposed code of not waving down a bartender because I'd been sitting at the bar for half an hour and neither bartender would ask if I needed anything.

Photo of beckard13
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I stopped in on 3/6/15 just before the brewery Omega Point pre-release party for a flight and a bite.

The vibe is very cool and they are obviously very proud of the heritage of the brewery and the town itself. It kinda felt like a western saloon but with their beers proudly represented all over the place. Town history was evident as well.

Most of the year round beers were available with a select few seasonals still on tap and available in bottles to go. The bartender, Debbie, was very knowledgeable on all the beers and eager to help guide me through the flight while I ate and we chatted about the Omega release even though the place was pretty packed right around dinner time.

I had the jerk chicken sandwich and it was fantastic. I could tell all of the ingredients were fresh and the spices didn't overpower the rest of the sandwich. Very tasty.

Overall, I had a great visit and would gladly encourage anyone to stop by for a pint or two and a bite to eat. Great place where southern hospitality is still very much alive.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of maverick32
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of fredmugs
1/5  rDev -75.7%

I have to give this place the lowest rating possible because I sat at a table for more than 20 minutes and nobody acknowledged I was there.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

For obvious reasons this is a cool pub, the food is pretty good. The beer is excellent, especially if you like Olde Hickory, but the thing that stood out to me in this oasis in a desert of good liquor bars in the area was the vast spirits selection. They had a huge whiskey selection. I would estimate that they have near or maybe over 100 different bottles of whiskey. They also have a very good selection of other liquor and liqueurs as well. But being a bourbon fan this was heaven. I wish I had more time and a driver because I would have been a happy camper leaving this place. Alas, I had to drive so I stuck to the beer, which is great. I love Olde Hickory's beer anyway.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of asams10
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

My girlfriend and I love this place. Wonderful beer (as I've come to expect from Olde Hickory) and wonderful food. My only complaint is the size of the bar area which makes it a little cramped on busier nights. Overall, though, definitely a place to go when in Hickory.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of CM31
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I enjoy this place any day of the week but especially love the Sunday Brunch they have. I get the Eggs Benedict along with a beer or three. At that time of the day, the atmosphere overall is a bit more relaxed and easygoing. I do miss this place as I have moved to TN but plan on going back to it just for Brunch. I highly recommend this establishment and I look forward to going back myself.

Photo of JEKrebs
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The beer selection and choices were outstanding at Olde Hickory Tap Room. I enjoyed a high gravity stout and an IPA. They have a massive restaurant that fills up completely making it loud and uncomfortable. I enjoyed the beer, but I think I'd rather take it to go. I went to Olde Hickory to try out the beer and food, but the food being served around me didn't look especially appetizing. I didn't try any food, so I cannot say that it didn't taste bad. It just looked like the usual pub food that you can get anywhere, nothing special. I'd like to try more of their beer, but am leery about returning on a weekend. This seems to be the main place everyone goes in Hickory.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Olde Hickory Tap Room in Hickory, NC
92 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.