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Columbus Brewing Company

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86 Ratings
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 2,780
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 5
Bottles: 0
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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Photo of gmendez1122
2.25/5  rDev -43%

gmendez1122, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Ahhdball
2.65/5  rDev -32.9%

I may have been there at a bad night so correct me if someone feels different. Yup, definitely Cameron Mitchell style. Very art deco with a lot of colors. The bar offers a sampler which was nice for the wife and I, it helped kill the 2 HOUR WAIT because I got to sample all of them. The beer was good I liked the Pale but I can get that almost anywhere in Columbus. The waiter was good but the service gets a low score because of the 2 hour wait. The food was average and it didn't impress me, especially with a name like CM attached to it. I would expect more. I'll give it another shot in the future and I hope I don't come away as jaded as I am now.

Ahhdball, Dec 20, 2003
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

I felt like I was stepping back into 1985 New York when I walk into this trend hole. Feels like a yuppie chain to me. Everything is all angles in here. Very loud and unbrewery like.

The service is less than what I expect from Cameron Mitchell. I find our bartender's attempt to talk about beer annoying. I can tell that he only drinks bud light at home. I just want him to bring me a sampler and a pint and to go away.

I had heard a lot of hype about the pale ale so I tried it first. It was good but not as good as I had been lead to believe.

The other two standouts were the Nut Brown and the Apricot. They were solid. The four other beers that I tried were mediocre to bad. They tasted like they had been contracted out to some macro brewery rather than made on premises by a professional.

I order several appetizers. They're all good. I especially like the Calamari, done Thai style as trends dictate these days.

Overall, I decide that I like this place but then I discover one hell of a problem. This place opens late and closes really early. They pretty much kick us out and its not even 11:00. What a bunch of bull crap.

Now I leave despising the CBC. I recommend against.

DaPeculierDane, Sep 16, 2005
Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -24.1%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of HellsBELLS24
3/5  rDev -24.1%

I wish I would have visited the CBC before it was sold to Cameron Mitchell. It is more like a resturaunt now than a brewery. The only good beer is the Columbus Pale ale. The rest are just mediocre.

The service is pretty good, but so is all of the CM resturaunt service. The food was rather expensive but tasty. It has a nice atmosphere and some prettyy good music.

For beer I would not recommend going and if you would like to spend a lot of money on a date for dinner this is the place to go. From what I have heard since the sale to CM the concentration on ber has declined.

HellsBELLS24, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

IPA4LIFE, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of chilidog
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

We stopped by, beleave it or not, before they were even open on a saturday afternoon. They open at 5:00 pm, abit late IMO. So I can't comment on the food or the # of people.
The location is out of the way, under the interstate with plenty of parking. Use the directions on thier web site, very helpful. The front door was open so we went in to see this "L" shaped brewpub. Very nice bar area with a number of CBC tapps. The tables seemed close together, so im sure with a crowd they are. A line of booths available as well.
Nice folks inside let me look around, and I took home three sixers of the bottled line. The beer quality was good but I gave the 3.5 for thats all I was able to try. I'll get back again, but they should open earlier on a saturday, just my opinion.

chilidog, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of Rfrick11
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Rfrick11, Jan 23, 2014
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Columbus Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
89 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.