Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Barley's, what can you say. If you are in G'Vegas you have to stop by. Very cool atmosphere in an old store/warehouse, great exposed brick. Excellent beer selection with different brews on tap both downstairs and up. Beer selection ranges from across the U.S. as well as the world, although I like to focus on the Southern brews. Bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and offer good recommendations. Upstairs is great at opening time before it gets too busy, darts, pool you name it. One of the many reasons Greenville is great.
06-27-2012 01:41:17 | More by PJC1979
4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Barley's was the first good beer establishment that I visited after moving to Greenville four years ago.
Actually, good is a little of an understatement, the beer selection is fantastic and is every bit as good if not better than the excellent beer establishments that I frequented in the much larger Pittsburgh metro area. When friends from home come to visit I take them here to show them that Greenville is a little more sophisticated (from a beer perspective, anyway) than they may have thought.
The prices for their beers are quite reasonable and the servers are knowledgeable about their products. They can often offer you to a good recommendation if you tell them what type of beer you're in the mood for.
The atmosphere is above average. Lots of exposed old bricks and wooden beams. High ceilings. The building is an old warehouse of some sort with a pretty interesting history. Supposedly, the street that runs between the restaurant and the bus depot across the way used to be notorious for the prostitutes of Greenville in the late 19th and early 20th century.
You can usually get a table with no problem, there is a ton of seating and the place sometimes seems empty during weekdays because of the amount of tables that they have, but it does fill up nicely on Friday and Saturday evenings, and, as others had posted, the place can be pretty loud.
The upstairs houses another bar with its own unique selection of beer that you can only order when you are up there. The upstairs portion also houses a few pool tables. This is where the younger crowd likes to hang and can be pretty packed on the weekends.
The food is quite average. They claim to have great pizza, but it isn't very good. The food prices aren't bad - but I prefer to eat elsewhere and finish an evening on the town here with a couple pints.
05-13-2012 19:16:20 | More by Habib
4.28/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Right downtown, though they've never seemed overly busy which I don't mind. During the week anyway you can park atop the bus station next door.
Always a quality list of taps that seem to change frequently. Go up and check since the menu's are often outdated and the waitstaff borderline clueless. Bartender knowledge is much better. Older vintage brews, the 12 oz ones are often very reasonably priced. Nemesis 2010 was my choice, seems to be getting better with a year on it now.
Stick with the pizzas/calzone/stromboli for food, the same can be said for pretty much all Barley's Taprooms.
09-01-2011 02:15:32 | More by Bung
4.08/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
this is the place to go for a bar experience in greenville if youre into beer. the restaurant is cool and wooden with exposed brick and soaring ceilings. it can hold a ton of people this causes it to be quite loud around dinner time on a friday. the service is just ok, and is the problem with this place. 3 weeks ago my girlfriend ordered a rogue chocolate stout that was most certainly off, and when i asked about it they waitress told her that was how it's supposed to taste then walked away. despite the service the selection is awesome. ive had CBS and Sexual chocolate there, and this place pretty much put craft beer on my mind. i go here when im thirsty for something good. the upstairs bar is good too, and there are pool tables and other various activities for people to enjoy.
06-01-2011 20:48:18 | More by dbhall
4.85/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Barley's Taproom has a cult following in the Greater Greenville area for Beer Geeks. With over 70 taps and 150 bottles, the selection is unmatched in the area. The wait staff is well educated and knowledgeable on current offerings.
Barley's offers regular tastings of rare casks, seasons brews, and just plain good beer. These, along with the seasonal Beer Dinners, make Barley's a favorite hangout for anyone remotely interested in good beer.
Check the online beer menu, as it is kept up to date. They go through taps rather quickly, so the paper menus are often out of date.
03-01-2011 16:09:07 | More by joshuajantz
4.53/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located in downtown Greenville, SC, this is definitely the place for the beer enthusiast.
Comfortable seating, wood interior and tons of beer-related items hanging from the walls. The place was busy but not too busy for our server to check on us on a regular basis.
The beer selection was awesome. I can only comment on the 30+ available taps in the dining area but there were more than enough to choose from. My only regret was not being able to try more. Also had a number of bottled beers to choose from including a reserve list. (older and barrel aged beers).
The food wasn't that special (Barley's All American Pizza) but I didn't go there for the food. I went for the beer, and they definitely delivered.
10-18-2010 16:53:05 | More by morimoto76
4.94/5 rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is an absolute must try if you are in Greenville. The downstairs was for dinner, but had a decent sized bar with 30+ taps and a nice atmosphere. The downstairs bar was connected to the outside seating, which was right on a busy street with lots of people-watching. Upstairs had another 30+ taps and all the bar games you would hope for including pool, darts, foosball, and shuffleboard.
I sat upstairs (will be back tomorrow night to check out the beers downstairs) and was blown away by the service. There was only one bartender so he got busy on occasion, but he knew everything about all the beers on tap and had extra info to share with me.
I have only seen a handful of bars that had a better tap selection than Barley's. On tap was: DFH Midas Touch, Punkin and Palo Santo Marron; Great Divide Yeti Espresso Oak Aged Stout and Titan IPA; Bell's Two Hearted; Unibroue Trois Pistoles; Along with multiple selections from Rogue, Southern Teir, Terrapin, and others.
I didn't try the food this time, but will certainly be back tomorrow and the next day and will report back.
If you end up in Greenville, please give this a try. I live in Columbia and have been hoping to get to this city.... now I have a huge reason to visit again.
06-25-2010 03:02:17 | More by jpm4047
4.7/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I am a frequent vistor to this taproom. As stated by other reviewers there are a huge number of beers to select from from both upstairs and downstairs. The service at this location is excellent to say the least, as most of the servers/bartenders are extremely knowledgable about all things beer. The food is also EXCELLENT! I suggest trying one of their pizzas/calzones. You will not regret it. The beer AND food are why I go at least once every other week if not more. Definitely the best place to grab some food and brew in Greenville by far.
05-07-2010 12:20:54 | More by thagr81us
4.58/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
It has a great WOW factor for a beer bar. Two leveled bar with a good bar atomphere. Not overly loud and large selection of draft and bottles. They even have a few one off beer every once in a while. While I was there they were the only place in the carolinas to get Gubna at that time. Atleast the first one. Food was fantastic for a limited menu but they do it well. Even I only ate one piece of pizza. They are huge and the toppings are literaly piled up high. We had stuffed mushrooms and they were fantastic as well. Service was great and the bartenders knew what they were talking about. I could tell this was a place were the local BAs hang out which shows alot. Nice Place!
04-29-2010 21:55:34 | More by CampusCrew
4.03/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
good pizza, great selection of beer...always something new to try either on tap or from the bottle. 2 floors with different taps on each. they host events several times monthly, usually a seasonal beer, beer dinner or cask release. it would be nice if they kept a better updated website with more info on their events though. prices can be a bit high, but for the more expensive, higher ABV brews they usually offer a smaller serving, which is nice. i've found the service can be hit or miss, but they are always pretty knowledgable. best place for beer in greenville, though, without question.
01-15-2010 15:41:50 | More by branimal9
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
95 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.