Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 497
Beer Avg: 3.55
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Reviews by BeerBelcher:
2.3/5 rDev -36.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$
Before I was really into beer, I lived a few miles down the road from this place and ate here 1 or 2 times a number of years ago. I decided to re-visit the place during a recent trip to Indiana. My wife reminded me that the food was lousy when we last went there, and she was right.
Decor is that of the cheesy place next to the airport. You know, the one with the plane sticking out of the building? Service was slow. I was alone and sitting at the bar, and it was still slow. Organizationally, something was off. The one bartender had to continually pour drinks for waitstaff (at the expense of those at the bar) or disappear into the back for long periods. Beers were a little on the boring side. I had the SuperFly IPA, which was the most extreme at 5.8% ABV and a professed 100+ IBUs (although it didn't seem that bitter). My wife has a long memory - but the food is still lousy.
Not really worth a stop. If you're in Indy, go to Brugges Brasseries or Rathskeller instead.
09-22-2008 15:37:50 | More by BeerBelcher
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1.45/5 rDev -60.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1 | $$
I went to this new restaurant based on my friend's amazing review. I ordered the beef tips and they were cold. So obviously I gave them another chance. Apparently, they thought they could give me the same beef tips I previously had (without warming them up). I felt the staff was very uncourteous The waitress talked about me behind my back and said some very disingenuous things while I listened. Her name was Dominique I would not recommend her as you waitress.
I also would not recommend this establishment as a place to go due to the poor service and poor Attitude of not only the sever but also the owner who was present And was made aware of my issues with my meal and he had no issues with sending me away unsatisfied
03-17-2014 00:19:26 | More by Johnbat1985
4.86/5 rDev +33.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
I live in Southern Indianapolis. This place is Perfect for where I live. It's out of the way if you're coming from the airport or if you live in Indy--but it's worth it. It's hard to find great craft brew and great food in the same restaurant in Indianapolis. This place has BOTH. The annual beers are solid, and the you'll usually find a great seasonal beer. One thing that makes these guys stand out with their beer, and one thing that's really hard to achieve with brewing, is that they nail fruit flavor in their beers. The Raz Wheat is an annual beer, and the Apple Buzz is an autumnal favorite. Both are worth buying a growler of.
The food is diverse and you will usually see the waitstaff busting their butts to get things done. It has a bar atmosphere and can be noisy during peak hours. They have a lot of tvs and you can usually catch the game.
Overall it's a very likable place that stands out from downtown craft brew attractions. Oh, and if you know what Cincinnati-style chili is, they outdo ALL of the Eastern competitors. Their chili spaghs are penultimate!
I really would recommend this place over most anywhere in Indy. My ratings seem high, but I think this place deserves a great rating. Truly worth a visit!
02-24-2014 08:21:49 | More by inchrisin
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company in Greenwood, IN
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.