Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
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3.5/5 rDev -19.2%
Great Beer and Good Pizza. Need I say more :).... Seriously with lots of great beers (within the legal SC limits of course) several on tap (64 I believe it was) and even more in bottles. Our waitress was very good, but did have some mean words from another waitress who brought our food apparantly having a bad day. But pizza came out fast, hot, and very tasty. Several well known craft breweries and some local selection. Most likely one of the best tap craft selections in this area. Value was exceptional. Pitcher of a craft IPA for $11 and three slices of pizza for about $8. A little smokey but not too bad. But one bad thing.. you have to yell to hear each other. Not sure if it's bad acoustics or what. But overall, a must go if you are in the area.
12-05-2006 00:32:59 | More by jabocu
3.73/5 rDev -13.9%
Until they "pop the cap" on high alcohol beers in S.C., this bar is doing as well as can be expected. They have a large variety of bottle selections and 20+ taps. One thing to consider though is that half of the taps are upstairs and this area if often roped off for lunch, hence no access to these beers unless you get a real nice server.
Right now it is pricey at a Saison Dupont costing over $4 but I imagine this will change when they start having higher alcohol beers on the menu and those take top price billing.
The food is good though I must say that the Aheville, N.C. location beats this one in just about every way that a place can be beaten. That having been said I still think it is likely to be your best bet for a nice brew in Greenville. What did you expect? It's still South Carolina.
01-24-2007 16:49:39 | More by Big78CJ
3.75/5 rDev -13.4%
After visiting Greenville for the last ten years or so, finally got to check this place out, it may be in greenvilles beer Mecca block, with gbx behind it and the trappe door next door.
About a 20 minute wait at 7 on a Friday however we chose to sit at the big bar. It was a little cramped as they tried to squeeze a few more tables in than they prob should. Very extensive beer menu in both bottle and on draft. They also have a reserve list of aged beers.
We got two beers a piece an appitzer and the lady got a calzone, and I ordered a slice of pizza. The pizza slice was big enough for a small meal. Total was about 35 bucks.
Had a good conversation with the bar tender, she was fairly new only worked there a few months, but was pretty beer knowledgable and actually suggested I not try a beer because it was meh.
Didn't have a chance to check out the bar upstairs but will on the next trip.
11-27-2012 03:13:58 | More by msnow34
3.78/5 rDev -12.7%
Barleys is a beer joint located in downtown Greenville, just off of Main St a half block or so. Large open area with wooden floors and generally wood all around. Small bar area. Plenty of table seating. There is also an upstairs bar I didnt check out.
64 beers on tap. Some beers are different upstairs than downstairs but they were all great selections. About 10 Rogue selections, Highland, Cottonwood, Unibroue, and many other drafts. Beers were about $3.50 but they may have specials on certain occasions.
One thing that bothered me was the bartender. Although there were only 4 people at the bar, he was sitting at the bar reading a newspaper. That bothers. Sure he may not be busy but he could atleast act busy in order to earn his money. Other than that, the place was fine.
I had a barbeque chicken sub that was pretty good. Too much bread. Came with tortilla chips from a bag and some really nice salsa. Pizzas and other italian foods were available as well.
04-12-2006 18:15:12 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.83/5 rDev -11.5%
Barleys Greenville is very similar to the Asheville bar. But hey, when you got a good thing going, no need for unnecessary changes. Nice selection of local and nationally distributed micros. This ones got 43 better beer taps. Decent menu including some pretty good pizza, and some other comfort food/pub grub type selections. I had better service on my first visit. On the second, I found the bartender very preoccupied with menial tasks, while he past my empty pint glass several times. Oh the humanity! Also, a lot of staff were standing around doing nothing. The second floor bar has billiard room and is a bit quieter. Overall, I would return here next time since the product is good. I dug the Cottonwood Endo IPA nice. Often, good beer and the southern US dont mix but its getting better and Barleys is an exception to the rule. Check it out.
12-18-2002 13:09:10 | More by John
3.84/5 rDev -11.3%
This place was located only a couple of blocks from Blue Ridge BC and a few steps from Greenvilles Transit (Bus) Center. Their pizza came highly recommended by the locals, but having just had lunch, I was in drinking, not eating, mode.
Entering the wide double doorway, the m.d.s. was a corner just inside and we were invited to seat ourselves. There was a nifty stained-glass window above the doorway that caught the afternoon sun nicely. The first floor was mainly standard restaurant tables and chairs with a few high tables and captain's chairs scattered throughout.
To the left of the doorway, in the front of the building, was a private party room. The long, blonde wood bar was to the extreme left of the space with a wide cooler and a bunch of tap lines as part of the back bar. The back bar also featured a colored-chalk chalkboard listing new selections, flanked by two mirrors and above it all was a collection of glassware as well as a collection of "dead" tap handles. Along the back wall were the kitchen area to the left and the lavatories to the right. Barley's Upstairs was roped off, so I did not get to even take a peek.
Beers: I struck out on my first two selections - Foothills Seeing Double IPA and Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager. I then turned to a couple of old favorites - Terrapin India Brown Ale followed by Terrapin Rye Pale Ale. The IBA was a wee bit old and more malty than I would have liked or remembered. The Rye, however, was fantastic as always. LNCBC, take note, I like rye beers, but you need to amp yours up.
Final thoughts: Great camraderie among the staff, which is a n important component of any customer-service business.
01-18-2008 21:16:19 | More by woodychandler
4/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
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
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
95 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.