Columbus Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 2,215
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Mostly hoppy beers in, brewer can sell as much as he makes. Good beer for late in the aft with a professional crowd. Nice square bar, patio leads into urban space. Nicely built place, a microcosm in design and in business plan of Amsterdam back home.
08-02-2013 13:20:14 | More by Sammy
4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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
5/5 rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Top notch craft brewery. Always a stop when I am in town. It's a cut above normal bar food. Friendly staff. The beer though is amazing. I would love it if they distributed to Dayton. Actually they should just open another beer pub in the house next door to me.
06-10-2013 04:52:54 | More by mjw1200
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
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
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went here alone on business. Crowded night but not overwhelming. Really enjoyed it, but in nearly every aspect there was a "but" statement. The environment was intimate and expansive at the same time...BUT the image they are trying to project is muddled by formica-looking countertops on the bar, which projects a weird Arby's image. Service was knowledgeable and helpful... BUT once I had bellied up to the bar it took way too long for someone to take my initial order. There were some wonderful, and I mean wonderful beers on tap: Columbus, Super Fresh H.O.P, and most of all Bodhi, one of the best beers in the country....BUT, those are all IPAs, and everything not IPA was quite pedestrian. 8-10 CBS beers on tap....BUT no guest beers whatsoever. That was a bummer.Food was delicious - stroganoff pasta, interesting modernized take on the standby and the 'tizers ordered by people around me looked tasty as well....BUT $16 was a bit much, and contributed to my overall sticker shock. Did not expect a flight, a tulip, and noodles to run $32.
I had a great time and if I keep coming to Columbus, I shall return without question. Overall the Buts keep CBC from being great, but it is a very good joint.
11-17-2012 18:07:07 | More by lurpy1
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in before a Clippers game. Some reviews I read have described the atmosphere as that of a chain restaurant. I could see that. It didn't have the laid back casual atmosphere of some other brewpubs that I have gone to. The first thing I came upon was the bar. It is a rather large oval bar. They had five of their beers on tap. I seen Bud but quickly averted my eyes. I ordered a sampler (Bodhi, Columbus IPA, Summer Teeth). Bodhi and Columbus IPA are delicious. Summer Teeth was good.
I got a BLGT sandwich which was bacon, lettuce, and green tomato. It was a nice twist on a light sandwich. My friend and his boy got a pizza which they seemed to enjoy.
The service was fine. I would like to see a larger selection of beer. It's worth going to have the Bodhi and Columbus IPA, but many good beer bars carry these offering and have a larger selection.
07-15-2012 16:50:11 | More by buschbeer
United Kingdom (England)
3.45/5 rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This review comes after two stops over a seven year time period.
After tasting some of their massively hopped beers at the Cincinnati winter beer fest a couple days prior to being in town, I made it a point to stop by again.
Sat at the bar with a non-drinking co worker. I began with the beer flight which had a helles, pale, bock, IPA, IPA x 2, IPA x 3, and a seasonal stout.
All beers were very well made and I came back to the beautifully fresh and clean IPA as I didn't want to bury myself with the double and trippel IPA.
Buddy and I snaked on the nachos and quesidilla which were both very tasty.
02-17-2012 03:06:27 | More by Yetiman420
3.35/5 rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Was really looking forward to trying this place-especially the Columbus IPA
This is located in the brewery district of Columbus along the river. The atmosphere is pretty updated and swanky but with an almost diner style kitchen and seating. Merchandise is available at the front counter.
The beer- Pretty much the reason I came to Columbus wasto try the Columbus IPA, and I was able to do so. Unfortunately only 4/6 beers were available on tap because last week was teir "bussiest week ever" So the hoppy rotating beer and scottish beer were unavailable to try. Four beers on tap is kinda lame for a brewpub.
The service- Our waiter was very knowledeable about the beer and very helpful about navigating around town as well as good places to go since we came along way. He went above and beyond the call of duty.
Food- Some different items as well as some typical items. Appetizers, sadnwiches, wraps...pretty standard.
12-29-2011 02:32:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
Columbus Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.