Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
4.94/5 rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is an absolute must try if you are in Greenville. The downstairs was for dinner, but had a decent sized bar with 30+ taps and a nice atmosphere. The downstairs bar was connected to the outside seating, which was right on a busy street with lots of people-watching. Upstairs had another 30+ taps and all the bar games you would hope for including pool, darts, foosball, and shuffleboard.
I sat upstairs (will be back tomorrow night to check out the beers downstairs) and was blown away by the service. There was only one bartender so he got busy on occasion, but he knew everything about all the beers on tap and had extra info to share with me.
I have only seen a handful of bars that had a better tap selection than Barley's. On tap was: DFH Midas Touch, Punkin and Palo Santo Marron; Great Divide Yeti Espresso Oak Aged Stout and Titan IPA; Bell's Two Hearted; Unibroue Trois Pistoles; Along with multiple selections from Rogue, Southern Teir, Terrapin, and others.
I didn't try the food this time, but will certainly be back tomorrow and the next day and will report back.
If you end up in Greenville, please give this a try. I live in Columbia and have been hoping to get to this city.... now I have a huge reason to visit again.
06-25-2010 03:02:17 | More by jpm4047
4.9/5 rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Well its time to review Barley's..This is hands down my favorite place to eat and drink in Greenville. You have to keep in mind the cap in SC. With that in mind they still fill that place with over 120 brews! Great selection downstairs with taps and tons of bottles. My favorites to get in there are locals from Foothills(Hoppyum) and they had Brutal Bitter on tap from rogue last I was there as well. Upsatirs is even better. Smaller amount of taps, but pool, games and a very chill atmosphere. Food is awesome. Pizza all the way, and its not a bad place to bring the kids either, especially with Greenville going smoke free in 07. Now they have no spirits here only food, beer, and wine. Service can sometimes be slow, but they are always busy. Overall I try to go at least once a month if not more, great place!
12-15-2006 02:20:53 | More by mikesgroove
4.85/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Barley's Taproom has a cult following in the Greater Greenville area for Beer Geeks. With over 70 taps and 150 bottles, the selection is unmatched in the area. The wait staff is well educated and knowledgeable on current offerings.
Barley's offers regular tastings of rare casks, seasons brews, and just plain good beer. These, along with the seasonal Beer Dinners, make Barley's a favorite hangout for anyone remotely interested in good beer.
Check the online beer menu, as it is kept up to date. They go through taps rather quickly, so the paper menus are often out of date.
03-01-2011 16:09:07 | More by joshuajantz
4.75/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the place for beer in Greenville. There are two floors downstairs is open for lunch and dinner with tables outside and a long wall of taps. Upstairs opens in the evening and has a smaller tap wall with billiards and darts. The tap selection upstairs and downstairs does vary so check out your menue or ask your server. The beer selection is the best and they offer just about anything your heart could desire. They also frequently change some of the line up. They also host a lost of events with terrapin and Harpoon. Last but not least the pizza is the best in town.
07-23-2008 15:50:16 | More by mbenthall
4.72/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I can't believe I've never reviewed my favorite hangout, so here goes.
Barleys is set in a old building with a bar and dining downstairs and pool tables, darts and a shuffleboard type game upstairs. No food upstairs but beer of course. If you're like me and like to watch sports while out there aren't but a few TV's but I'll sacrifice that.
I've had almost everything on the menu at one time or another and the food is excellent. I do think they could use some more appetizers on the menu. Pizza is the specialty and they do it well, my fav is the BBQ chicken on wheat dough. But they have a lot of toppings many you wouldn't expect. The Philly cheesesteak is awesome I subistute portabellos for the reg. mushrooms.
The crowd is very diverse and kid freindly which can get a litle loud at times lol. I've only seen unruly people once or twice and they were taken care of very fast. And like other posters have said on Friday and Sat. night they are very busy.
Now for the important part the BEER. No one in the upstate or state for that matter holds a candle to Barleys espcially since the cap was popped. No matter your beer style you'll find something you want and probably several. If it can be had in the state Barleys will have it or be getting it.
The bartenders are very knowledgeable about beer because they are beer lovers also. Most of the wait staff have been there quite awhile so they know thier stuff also. The owner, Josh knows and loves his beer also so that doesn't hurt things at all.
Try this place you'll like it!
07-26-2007 22:17:03 | More by tigerpaws
4.7/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
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
4.64/5 rDev +7.2%
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
4.61/5 rDev +6.5%
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
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
95 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.