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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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Barley's Taproom & PizzeriaBarley's Taproom & Pizzeria

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 67
Avg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 72
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
[ 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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Reviews: 42 | Visits: 67
Reviews by timtheenchanta:
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gtwreck45
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of aleckpa
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Some of the best beer selection downtown. When I stopped in, they had Creature Comforts on draft (and can) and Orpheus cans. That was enough for me. Plenty of SC and NC favorites. The bartenders knew what they were talking about as well. I did not go upstairs on this visit. But, on past visits, the upstairs selection is great. My only complaint is it's pretty dark inside and you get an "old" feeling. But, you go to drink (and eat) so why worry so much about decor, right? I'll definitely continue to go back.

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Photo of Hopportunistic
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of tlema1
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sumdude0011
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of tillmac62
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Great beer selection, friendly staff, decent but limited food selection, big wide open spaces and fair prices. The only drawback is it's downtown location and parking limitations. Move this to right off I-85 and add ample parking and it becomes world class.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ZorroZ
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I popped into Barley's on a business trip to Greenville, SC which doubled as an intelligence-gathering trip prior to relocation to the city. To say that I was pleasantly surprised would be a major understatement. From the beer selection, to the quality of the food, to the mind-blowing friendliness of the staff and other patrons, Barley's compares favourably to the Philly hangouts I'm going to miss after moving down south. Two thumbs up in Z-formation!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
94 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.