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Columbus Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.02/5
Based on:
35 Beers
3,852 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 51
Visits: 126
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 | map
www.columbusbrewing.com

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Reviews: 51 | Visits: 126
Reviews by lurpy1:
Photo of lurpy1
3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BeerDudeAbides
4.45/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of Brian29
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BierRunner
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Unusual layout. Very modern. Service was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was very well prepared and tasty, with edgy interpretations of old standards. The beer was fabulous, as I had expected, but not much from Columbus itself (and of course the treasured Bodhi was off). Plenty of parking makes this pub easy to visit again and I certainly shall.

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Photo of capt93
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

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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Photo of blainevarner
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of MattShamblin
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Brewski
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Seeker_11
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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Columbus Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
88 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.