Bob's Bar

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BA SCORE
93
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33 Reviews
Bob's BarBob's Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

4961 N High St
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-1523
United States

(614) 888-9073 | map
bobsbar.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
49
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
240
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by jmacdaddy2008:
Photo of jmacdaddy2008
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I went Friday to Bob's for there Stone extravaganza.

They were packed but I got my beer fairly quick. I enjoy this place more when I don't have to fight for a seat but it was worth drinking some Stone's smoked porter on draft...mmm

They have a great selection of micros but I tend to shy away from bottles at the bar because of the price. I would like to see more tap selection. They carry Great Lakes, Stone and Dogfish Head but nothing that jumps out at me.

I will continue to go back because of the good atmosphere and decent prices on the tap. It's good to support the cultural hub of the Midwest.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place has a dark, dirty, dive-bar feel. One that doesn't bother me the least bit. About 20 or so beers on tap... some are great, quite a few others are mediocre. You won't see very many (if any) domestic macro's taking up space on these 20, so that's a plus for this place.

We each ordered 2 beers and I bought another bottle to take home. The place was relatively busy, but at some point during our stay I did a head count... 28 guys and 2 girls. It's a very "dude-heavy" bar, don't plan on seeing a girl here.

Bartender was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick.

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Photo of EvanMaldonado
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite places to go in Columbus. Atmosphere is always fun, and I love playing pool so their two tables are a major plus for me. Bartenders are very knowledgable and friendly, and treat me as family now that I've become a regular. Beer selection is always solid, with 25+ drafts of pretty unique stuff for the area, and always high ABV.

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Photo of hobbit328
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Driver8rws
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Not dirty, but not clean. Total dive bar, dark, small, etc. But amazing beer selection, and decent prices.
NO FOOD. Get some taco bell after...

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Photo of Bisco42
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Inju
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ScottJWing
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of remy28
5/5  rDev +19%

This place is the ultimate dive bar. Has 30+ beers on tap, seemingly hundreds in bottles. Pool tables, dart boards, and beef jerky. This place is the best.

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of j_hollings13
3.08/5  rDev -26.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 5

Service and atmosphere were so bad that quality and selection didn't matter. It took me an hour to get served. I was impressed with the ridiculously huge selection, however, the staff were so busy screwing around with the promo checklists of the regulars that I wasn't able to just get a drink.

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Photo of zimm421
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Unassuming place from the outside. Claims to be "cultural hub of the Midwest."

A Saturday afternoon saw about 6 other people in the dimly lit bar. About 25 taps or so, all interesting stuff, although some of the really good stuff was kicked already. Settled on Fat Heads Trail Head, decent price for it. They have a pretty extensive coolers of bottles, which very conveniently can be purchased for carry-out. They don't mark the bottles up much at all- 4 bucks for Siberian Night, and 8 for Deschutes Hop Hendge. Very reasonable.

The bartender was nice, and indulged me asking about if they had any Three Floyds (I must have really looked like a choad this weekend asking for it, but I really wanted to try some), and gave me some good suggestions on other places to go.

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Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of dougnboston
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Terrific bar with a very good selection. The bartender was a bit distracted and kept forgetting my order. They do have a very good selection, you won't be disappointed. One cask, was Jolly Pumpkin on this night, very tasty.

The crowd is a mix of locals just looking for a beer and to play pool along with some beery types tasting though new arrivals.

You can buy bottles to go and their markup is reasonable.

I'll go back.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.58/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The "cultural hub of the midwest" classic and I love it.

The atmosphere is a home town dive bar no food just great beer and booze. You can however order food from a couple places and they will deliver straight to the bar.

Quality of brew is awesome. Always changing handles and cask. Great selection of bottles on hand and ready to go if you'd like.

Service is awesome. They know what they are talking about and are just plain good people. I love just sitting there and shooting the shit with the staff.

They also have the Bob's world tour that you can sign up for.

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Photo of LabBrewer
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Bob's Bar is one of the more unusual beer bars I've been to, but has been the best beer bar I've visited in Columbus so far by a pretty decent margin as well. If you are looking to have a beer in the Columbus area, this is the place I would tell you to go to.

The beer selection is really nice. Probably around 20 things on tap, a good mix of local and east coast beers, some west coast stuff and a few good imports. Things that I have had recently there on tap are Fathead IPA, Troeggs barleywine, Rodenbach Grand Cru, just to give you a taste of the kinds of things they have on tap. They also have a great bottle list. Last time I was in with the Mrs. we had a 2011 Pannepot and that was a fantastic beer. And the beer prices are really reasonable. I think everything on tap is in the $4-5 range.

I like the atmosphere of the place, even if it is non-standard for a beer bar with a great selection. It definitely has the feel of the neighborhood "old man" bar, seems to be a place that a lot of locals stop by on their way home from work, but it is a very welcoming place and everyone gets along. I'd say half the people are drinking craft beer and the other half are drinking BMC, but usually these two groups are intermingling so there isn't a Jets vs. Sharks vibe with craft and non-craft drinkers in the place.

Give it a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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Bob's Bar in Columbus, OH
4.2 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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