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Columbus Brewing Company

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Based on:
36 Beers
3,777 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 50
Visits: 121
Avg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 50 | Visits: 121
Reviews by crashdavisinoh:
Photo of crashdavisinoh
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I am fortunate enough to live right next door to CBC and can walk there w/ ease. The first thing I thought about the place was it is in an odd location. Really...there is nothing around it. A grocery store (Kroger) is probably the closest thing and it is a 5 minute walk. Unless you go looking for CBC, you aren't going to be in this area. Not going to be driving by and say...oh...let's stop. I like the atmosphere in the bar (I have only been into the bar area). It is well designed. It is a rectangular bar with plenty of room to walk around. The bar is filled with windows and has seating/standing room along the edges as well. The patrons range from sports fans to professional types there after work to just plain folks. The service has always been average. Not bad...but nothing that warrants any special mention either. They have all their staples on draft...IPA, (which is amazing on draft), etc. They will usually have some draft only type things as well as their seasonals. You may do a sampling flight if you like as well. The full menu is available at the bar. The food I have had has been pretty good. The pizza, nachos, quesadilla may sound like standard bar food...it isn't. More a gourmet version. The desserts are pretty good as well. The banana upside down pie...get it. The prices on the food menu are a little above average as a whole but the drinks are reasonable. The price of a pint is 4.50-5.00 during regular hours with it dropping to 3.50 for HH. Everytime I am there, I enjoy myself. But, as at least one other reviewer noted...it feels more like a bar in a restaurant than a restaurant in a bar. I love the bartenders...they are each fantastic. In any event, if you are in Cbus...check it out. Or...if you are just traveling through on either 70 or 71...stop...it is just off the interstate. You can see it from 70 even though you can't recognize what it is. FYI...they are closed on Sundays.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We had a party here a week ago. The location is a little dicey - a stink, presumably from the river, permeated the air outside but did not follow us in.

The porch in front was reserved (at significant expense). It was not ready when it was supposed to be and they had difficulty getting one of the heaters to work, leaving the room pretty chilly all evening. There was no audio from the TV in the room and it was not easy to see the game.

Wait and bar service were very good. The quality of the food and drink served was all first rate. Beer was served slightly too cold - surprising for a brew pub.

There were only two taps of CBC brews CPA and SFW (Safe for Work, a 4.5% dry Belgian Pale, I believe). The guest tap selection was fair. Overall, pretty disappointing, but I had to drive anyway, so I did not partake much (an assorted flight and one each of the CBC's on tap). I would have had a Bodhi if they had it. When the night descended into shots I just watched like a good DD.

I think they need to build a new pub. CPA and Bodhi need a better home.

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Photo of BigAlofOrion
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of michiganbeerdrinker
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.14/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Visited 7/06/15. Not at all crowded on the evening visited. Pleasant ambience, no loud music. A couple of different flights on the menu. I opted for the "Hop Heads" selection, which included Columbus' IPA and Pale Ale and Brew Kettle's White Rajah. Wait staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Will visit again the next time I'm in town.

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Photo of michaelopusx
4.86/5  rDev +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of trevorreg
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of wapcap
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

One of the best breweries in Ohio. There beers are always good, and they have a great selection. Its located in a warehouse district looking area, and they have their own parking lot. The food is always good, and I believe they do source some local foods.
This place can get packed so check it out earlier in the evening, or try making a reservation. I highly recommend!

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Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sat at the bar for dinner on a Tuesday evening. Place was busy but not packed.
A - Clean bright but not necessarily beer centric - 3.75
Q - Correct and clean glasses, maybe served a bit cold, but that is easily dealt with - 4
Ser - Very good - 4
Sel - Good selection of CBC but not just those beers, also Jackie O's, Seventh Son, Hoof Hearted were also on tap when I was there plus an fine selection of bottles from across the country - 4
Food - Has the American pie pizza it was great - 4.25

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.49/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of STBbrewing
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Service was amazing,and the beer was amazing.it feels more like a very friendly restaurant then anything

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of MattShamblin
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Columbus Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.