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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

Barley's Taproom & PizzeriaBarley's Taproom & Pizzeria

Taps: 72 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

25 W Washington St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601-2734
United States
phone: (864) 232-3706

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barleysgville

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(Place added by: John)
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

This place feels like a pizzaria before a bar. It's a friendly setting that's warm and hippie-like. They have lots of breweriana covering the walls, however.

I was in there early afternoon and the service wasn't bad but it could have been better considering there weren't many people in the restaurant away from the bar. Also, right now they are carrying Rogue's Lockerstock Series and when I inquired which was on-tap now, my waiter didn't know. He came back and told me it was the Mogul Madness and when I inquired what style it was (American Strong according to BA) he said it's "a dark one."

Other than that, I had no problems with the beer. As has been already stated, they offer pretty much everything brewed in the immediate region (SC, NC, GA) that is below the 6.25% ABV cap. They have a decent selection from other parts of the country/world considering no one distributes to South Carolina (they do offer Unibroue's weaker beers). They only place I can think of in state with a better selection would be the Flying Saucer in Columbia and I might be wrong about that. The Barley's menu says they offer 64 beers on-tap and 58 in bottles.

The pizza was pretty good but I'll take Mellow Mushroom's over the pizza here. I didn't drive to Greenville for the pizza though. *grins*

This one is worth the visit if you're in the area. I prefer the one in Asheville over this one but that's because they don't have as low of a cap anymore and they have better distribution... for now.

Addition 06.07.06
I was in there a couple of days ago and the owner is really stepping up the selection. Like most other great places for beer in the upstate, they've finally just said to Hell with the cap and started getting in whatever they can. They have some nice abbey ales from Witkap (a dubbel and a tripel, I believe) and are getting in some saisons and other nice Belgians. I got a chance to talk to the owner a little as I was in early in the day and he was working the bar. He seems very enthusiastic to talk beer after he realized I had a little knowledge in the department. It's a great place to go and the bar upstairs is great with around half a dozen pool tables that are in really good shape. Pool was free until 6 too, I believe. Check this place out.

03-27-2006 14:29:30 | More by timtheenchanta
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-21-2014 15:17:04 | More by ADTaber
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Theogre83

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-27-2014 02:00:04 | More by Theogre83
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-19-2013 04:19:23 | More by crowbar540
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-12-2013 18:02:24 | More by BeerGod27
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GABrew

Georgia

4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped at Barley's on a road trip from Atlanta to Charlotte this afternoon. My only disappointment was their website showed they had Mexican Cake on tap and I was really looking forward to trying it for the first time, but the keg had kicked a while back. Aside from that, the experience was great! I had a cajun chicken sandwich that was very tasty. The beer selections was outstanding. I had a couple good selections in bottles and tried a great local coffee/chocolate stout from a local Greenville brewery, Quest, which is only distributing via keg right now. I picked up a 2009 Backwoods Bastard from their reserve/cellar list to enjoy later. I will definitely be stopping by here again the next time I go through town.

07-31-2013 01:14:16 | More by GABrew
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Buck6196

South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Excellent place to go in Greenville for the beer enthusiast. The lower level is the main eating area and has a slightly different tap list than the upstairs. Upstairs is the late night hangout with pool tables. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. Tasting nights are frequent. Take the time to go around the corner to The Greenville Beer Exchange.

07-04-2013 02:56:50 | More by Buck6196
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bbristow

South Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $

By far, this is the best beer bar in Upstate South Carolina if not the entire state itself. A wide selection coupled with cheap and delicious eats makes for a wonderful experience that doesn't break the bank. The selection is wonderful, but also incorporates a reserve list in case you're looking for something a bit more vintage. Example: '09 KBS.

If you're in Greenville, this is a must do whether you're a craft beer fan or just someone looking for a cheap slice of pizza. Put Barley's on your agenda.

05-27-2013 16:05:21 | More by bbristow
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$

One of the best beer lists I have seen at a restaurant. They won some kind of national award that was presented by Stone. I don't know the details, but it sounds pretty impressive for a restaurant in Greenville, SC. They were named "Most Arrogant Bar" They must be doing something right.
I am assuming this location is a franchise of the Barley's in Asheville, NC. I think Greenville has the better of the two.
While scoping out the joint, I notice some obnoxious amounts of rare beer above the bar. The 20 six-packs of Bell's Batch X,000 , and about 24 bottles of DFH WWS stood out to me.
The server reassured me that they were indeed unopened after I expressed doubt, then she informed me they were not for sale. Apparently the owner is a showboat. I would rather you not display your beer cellar if you do not entertain offers.
I'll be back though, great place.

03-03-2013 03:50:44 | More by dailyminefield
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

After countless trips to Greenville, finally made it a point to stop by here with the family. We went for lunch, so I didn't get as great an opportunity to "explore" their beer choices. My wife and I each got a slice, and what a slice it was! These are monster slices so I was happy about that. I also got their chili, which was highly recommended to me, and it was good. Their tap list was great, a list any restaurant would be proud to have. Good number of bottles as well. They have a "cellar" full of all sorts of vintage ales which is a really nice option. Above the bar was a good number of what they had available. The notable ones that jumped off to me were Batch 9,000, Batch 10,000 and KBS. Not sure the year of the KBS, but does it really matter? I'm sure you pay a premium for those options among others, but it's nice to have the option to snag some highly rated beer. I've been in the upstairs before to play pool, but didn't venture up there this time. All-in-all, this is a great place to stop for some good food, and excellent beer.

12-03-2012 15:50:37 | More by Onenote81
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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
95 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.