Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place was located only a couple of blocks from Blue Ridge BC and a few steps from Greenvilles Transit (Bus) Center. Their pizza came highly recommended by the locals, but having just had lunch, I was in drinking, not eating, mode.
Entering the wide double doorway, the m.d.s. was a corner just inside and we were invited to seat ourselves. There was a nifty stained-glass window above the doorway that caught the afternoon sun nicely. The first floor was mainly standard restaurant tables and chairs with a few high tables and captain's chairs scattered throughout.
To the left of the doorway, in the front of the building, was a private party room. The long, blonde wood bar was to the extreme left of the space with a wide cooler and a bunch of tap lines as part of the back bar. The back bar also featured a colored-chalk chalkboard listing new selections, flanked by two mirrors and above it all was a collection of glassware as well as a collection of "dead" tap handles. Along the back wall were the kitchen area to the left and the lavatories to the right. Barley's Upstairs was roped off, so I did not get to even take a peek.
Beers: I struck out on my first two selections - Foothills Seeing Double IPA and Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager. I then turned to a couple of old favorites - Terrapin India Brown Ale followed by Terrapin Rye Pale Ale. The IBA was a wee bit old and more malty than I would have liked or remembered. The Rye, however, was fantastic as always. LNCBC, take note, I like rye beers, but you need to amp yours up.
Final thoughts: Great camraderie among the staff, which is a n important component of any customer-service business.
01-18-2008 21:16:19 | More by woodychandler
4.9/5 rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
3.78/5 rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Barleys is a beer joint located in downtown Greenville, just off of Main St a half block or so. Large open area with wooden floors and generally wood all around. Small bar area. Plenty of table seating. There is also an upstairs bar I didnt check out.
64 beers on tap. Some beers are different upstairs than downstairs but they were all great selections. About 10 Rogue selections, Highland, Cottonwood, Unibroue, and many other drafts. Beers were about $3.50 but they may have specials on certain occasions.
One thing that bothered me was the bartender. Although there were only 4 people at the bar, he was sitting at the bar reading a newspaper. That bothers. Sure he may not be busy but he could atleast act busy in order to earn his money. Other than that, the place was fine.
I had a barbeque chicken sub that was pretty good. Too much bread. Came with tortilla chips from a bag and some really nice salsa. Pizzas and other italian foods were available as well.
04-12-2006 18:15:12 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.08/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Barley's is easy to get to just off Main on Washington. The entrance however is at the end of the street.
Some outside seating was available but most people are inside and at the bar. Upstairs has a portion of the drafts and pool tables and downstairs the remainder. In total they tout 64 drafts and all are pretty good for a state that still has a cap, Saison Dupont was on the only beer that may be skirting the ABV limit.
At first it seemed that downstairs was non-smoking and upstairs was smoking, but a bit later somone decided to light up downstairs so buyer beware. Service was quite good and the food seemed a bit bland by comparison to the Asheville location. Glasses downstairs were chilled which wasn't a problem considering the heat of the day. Noise is the biggest problem with the Greenville Barley's. Speak loud or if you don't want to hear any noise, bring some earplug.
I'd go back, with 64 drafts how could you not?
08-02-2006 23:22:33 | More by GCBrewingCo
4.08/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I would imagine the this is the single best place to find great beer in SC north and west of Columbia. A haven for interesting taps. One hell of a selection and they even have the every now and then cask offering.
A nice, comfy, wood covered interior. Smaller than the Asheville location but none the less welcoming and inviting.
We always had decent service and from what I recall we have only eaten here once, we usually eat at Blue Ridge, but from what I recall it was solid pub grub.
But, this place is first and foremost about the beer and in that arena Barley's-Greenville does a great job. If you are in the area and are looking for a quality spot to have a brew look no further. Honestly, you cannot go wrong!
07-21-2009 12:40:07 | More by Deuane
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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
4.23/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
After countless trips to Greenville, finally made it a point to stop by here with the family. We went for lunch, so I didn't get as great an opportunity to "explore" their beer choices. My wife and I each got a slice, and what a slice it was! These are monster slices so I was happy about that. I also got their chili, which was highly recommended to me, and it was good. Their tap list was great, a list any restaurant would be proud to have. Good number of bottles as well. They have a "cellar" full of all sorts of vintage ales which is a really nice option. Above the bar was a good number of what they had available. The notable ones that jumped off to me were Batch 9,000, Batch 10,000 and KBS. Not sure the year of the KBS, but does it really matter? I'm sure you pay a premium for those options among others, but it's nice to have the option to snag some highly rated beer. I've been in the upstairs before to play pool, but didn't venture up there this time. All-in-all, this is a great place to stop for some good food, and excellent beer.
12-03-2012 15:50:37 | More by Onenote81
4.08/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is the second Barley's I have been to and this location is a slightly smaller version of the one in Asheville, but with the same great beer and pizza. Went on a Monday night so it was not crowded, but the service was excellent, our waitress knew how to pour a beer, which is a plus. Had the Chicken Thai pizza, which was awesome and tried several different beers, some on tap, some in bottles. This is a great place for a beer lover and I will hit this place up several times while in Greenville.
08-20-2008 02:29:15 | More by PhillyStyle
4.58/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Barley's is the place for beer in Greenville. Between upstairs and down, the tap selection is extremely good. The pizza is always excellent as well. Having tried Barley's in Asheville and Greenville on successive weekends, the pizza was quite a bit better in Greenville. The waitstaff in Greenville told us that the water is more consistent there and easier to work with.
Had Terrapin Imperial Rye, Stoudt's ESB, and Rogue Locker Stock Love and Hoppiness IPA - all very good and served in a non-chilled glass. Signs were up for the Weyerbacher release party this week.
Beer-crawling through Greenville with Blue Ridge at one end and Liberty at the other, Barley's is the anchor.
Sothern Tier and Stone now being served!
07-17-2008 01:37:05 | More by beer2day
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Greenville, SC
95 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.