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Columbus Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 2,360
Beer Avg: 4.02

Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

525 Short St
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 464-2739

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Went here for lunch on Saturday afternoon with the girlfriend and some of her friends. They actually suggested it! I didn't have to slyly suggest another beer stop. Killer.

They only had 3 Columbus beers on tap (IPA, Pale Ale, and Summer Teeth) I indulged in Summer Teeth, an excellent summery Kellerbier. They had about 8 other guest taps from local Ohio brewers. I would have gotten White Rajah if I hadn't already gotten a 6 pack of it and already drank bottles before even purchasing that. Good selection of beers, but wish there was more from the actual brewery the restaurant is partnered with. The Columbus Pale Ale and Jackie O's Razz Wheat were ordered by other members of the party and praised.

The location is cool in the Brewery District- they have a nice open bar area inside, with a big dining room. We sat on the outside patio, which was awesome.

The food was good, prices weren't terrible, but weren't exactly cheap either. Got a really tasty pizza- two of my compadres, including my girlfriend, got the pulled pork sandwiches, which looked good, and confirmed good by the person actually eating them. Our other companion got the tilapia sandwich which was similarly praised.

The service is prompt and friendly- really the two best things to describe for restaurant. Our waitress didn't seem to know much about beer, or at least didn't show off her knowledge, but joked with us the whole time and was very friendly.

I would definitely stop in here again, just wish they had more Columbus Brewing Beers.

04-14-2014 19:58:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$

I come here for seasonal draft specials and growler refills of the acclaimed Bodhi DIPA.

The service is exceptional and the food variety is good, but a little pricey to make it a frequent visit. And the place itself is hard to get to unless you already live in downtown Columbus.

03-13-2014 14:37:57 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Mostly hoppy beers in, brewer can sell as much as he makes. Good beer for late in the aft with a professional crowd. Nice square bar, patio leads into urban space. Nicely built place, a microcosm in design and in business plan of Amsterdam back home.

08-02-2013 13:20:14 | More by Sammy
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

I've been to CBC many times while living in Columbus. Great brewery, good food. I'd recommend sitting @ the bar. Service is much more prompts and you get me of a description of the beers. Lunch can get busy at times, but there isn't much of a dinner rush during the week. Weekends depends on what is going on in the area.

07-03-2013 00:36:02 | More by mikepcarney
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mjw1200

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Top notch craft brewery. Always a stop when I am in town. It's a cut above normal bar food. Friendly staff. The beer though is amazing. I would love it if they distributed to Dayton. Actually they should just open another beer pub in the house next door to me.

06-10-2013 04:52:54 | More by mjw1200
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$

A - Typical brewpub/restaurant atmosphere. I was there on a Thursday just after the lunch rush, so a little difficult to tell how it get when its hopping; however, was still bright and lively inside.

Q/S - Quality and service at the bar were good. Attentive staff, well crafted beer and food.

S - For being a brewpub, it could maybe have more than 5 beers on-tap, but maybe that's just me. Just the right amount of food selections on the menu, too. Not a ton of choices, but good diversity.

V - Good value in pricing, too. Was easily able to expense a flight of all on-tap beers and lunch.

05-13-2013 17:02:04 | More by garuda
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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Went here alone on business. Crowded night but not overwhelming. Really enjoyed it, but in nearly every aspect there was a "but" statement. The environment was intimate and expansive at the same time...BUT the image they are trying to project is muddled by formica-looking countertops on the bar, which projects a weird Arby's image. Service was knowledgeable and helpful... BUT once I had bellied up to the bar it took way too long for someone to take my initial order. There were some wonderful, and I mean wonderful beers on tap: Columbus, Super Fresh H.O.P, and most of all Bodhi, one of the best beers in the country....BUT, those are all IPAs, and everything not IPA was quite pedestrian. 8-10 CBS beers on tap....BUT no guest beers whatsoever. That was a bummer.Food was delicious - stroganoff pasta, interesting modernized take on the standby and the 'tizers ordered by people around me looked tasty as well....BUT $16 was a bit much, and contributed to my overall sticker shock. Did not expect a flight, a tulip, and noodles to run $32.

I had a great time and if I keep coming to Columbus, I shall return without question. Overall the Buts keep CBC from being great, but it is a very good joint.

11-17-2012 18:07:07 | More by lurpy1
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metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Vibe: The neighborhood that the restaurant is located in seems run down and somewhat desolate, but it offers easy access by car with its own parking lot and is a short distance from I-70/I-71. There is a large four-sided bar in the front with two TVs and a large screened in patio out front.

Quality: I didn’t try any of the food, but the quality of the beers was very impressive. It was nice being able to have two of the top 50 rated beers in the American IPA and American Double / Imperial IPA styles on-tap; the other beers that I tried were quite good as well.

Service: The bartender was very friendly, offered fast service and really knew her stuff about the beer.

Selection: The restaurant has five taps of their own beer, but the limited selection is made up by the quality of the beers.

Value: Both the food and beers seemed to be very reasonably priced. It was only $5.50 for a flight of five beers.

08-17-2012 15:32:07 | More by metter98
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

I stopped in before a Clippers game. Some reviews I read have described the atmosphere as that of a chain restaurant. I could see that. It didn't have the laid back casual atmosphere of some other brewpubs that I have gone to. The first thing I came upon was the bar. It is a rather large oval bar. They had five of their beers on tap. I seen Bud but quickly averted my eyes. I ordered a sampler (Bodhi, Columbus IPA, Summer Teeth). Bodhi and Columbus IPA are delicious. Summer Teeth was good.

I got a BLGT sandwich which was bacon, lettuce, and green tomato. It was a nice twist on a light sandwich. My friend and his boy got a pizza which they seemed to enjoy.

The service was fine. I would like to see a larger selection of beer. It's worth going to have the Bodhi and Columbus IPA, but many good beer bars carry these offering and have a larger selection.

07-15-2012 16:50:11 | More by buschbeer
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IPA4LIFE

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

The CBC beer is awesome, and they had a decent selection of CBC beers, but the only other beers they had available were BMC, Corona, and the like. I think a better selection of other craft brews (at least some Columbus options) would be better. Really pretty bummed when I come to a micro-brew and half the people are drinking Bud Lite.

The food was decent. Not the best in the world (the pulled pork is really not that great), but it isn't horrible. There are some good options, but I think the place underperforms.

Overall, the beer selection sucked, and that was the main issue. I'm kinda hurt about that. I wish they would just show more support to the Craft community as a whole, but the food wasn't bad, and they provided good service, but they need to at least offer a few other Columbus-area breweries.

03-09-2012 01:05:22 | More by IPA4LIFE
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