Barley's Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.92/5
Barley's Brewing CompanyBarley's Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

467 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States

(614) 228-ALES | map
barleysbrewing.com

Notes:
AKA - Ale House No. 1

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BEER STATS
Beers:
46
Ratings:
628
Reviews:
306
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Didn’t exactly know where to go in the Columbus area, just passing through.
Decided on here.
Nice clean atmosphere with good service, the place wasn’t packed but still service was good. Beers were pretty good, nothing seemed off. I had fish n’ chips which were very good. I'd go back if I lived closer.

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Photo of Babalu614
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Always a great place to eat. Located right accross from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. They have plenty of drafts to choose from, guest taps and Barley's brews. The food is very good, i always enjoy their Cuban Sandwich and saurkraut balls. Service is great, fast and friendly. They also have an arcade/bar located above the restaurant with lots of games and more taps.

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Photo of KalbHOMEBREWS
2.23/5  rDev -44.7%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 1.5

Photo of wroywel
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigMac59
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Brown120
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited on 05/10/16.

Cool spot, about 12-14 beers on tap. Beer was decent; had their scotch ale and a brown ale with vanilla, peppers, and cocoa. Worth checking out if you're downtown.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Preluderl
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of capt93
2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of BigAlofOrion
3.79/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoy my visit every time I come to Columbus on my trek to Wooster Ohio. Nice old time bar/eatery with a very nice traditional bar with nice wood work and classic bottles from around the world. Food is very good, burgers are solid and fish and chips are quite nice. Service is always good and attentive. Ale selection is as good as you want it to be. Solid dark and strong ale offerings, Belgian and Russian imperials, nice IPA's and an always good hand pull firkin. Old, worn, and comfortable with guests of every walk of life from urban professional to college hipster and general Joe public. No complaints except that I only have 3 growlers to fill on a visit....and they need to bring back the Barley Burger which was awesome. Owner is very nice as well and has a great attention to detail when it comes to his brews.

Try it, you will find something to your liking.

Visited this time around on a Thursday afternoon at lunch time. Get in early, they get crowded fast.

Cheers Barleys------please do not change!

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Photo of blakesell
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of wapcap
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A very good brewery in North Market district. I've been here several times. Beers are consistent and good. Food is not bad, but I'm don't think they support local, which with the market right there they should. A great place to go check out, and its good for the whole family.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jp32
2.08/5  rDev -48.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

This place seemed to be more of a restaurant than a brewery. Much like hanging out at an Applebee's or a big shiny menu type place.

Vibe was slow and pretty boring (see above to understand why).

Quality of beer was mediocre. Actually, calling it mediocre is probably doing it a favor. I first tried the 5-beer flight, and when there was nothing there that impressed me, I knew it was time to move on elsewhere opposed to getting a pint here.

Bartender was painstakingly slow, however he did make an attempt to be friendly near the end of our visit.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visted on a Tuesday evening after the dinner rush.
A - A good bar scene, booths, some TVs, well lit, clean, more focused on people and conversation. 4
Q - Almost everything is served in a shaker pint, but no other complaints - 3.75
Ser - Bartender was attentive and friendly 3.75
Sel - All of barleys plus a few other locals At least one beer on cask. - 3.75
F - Did not have food during this visit

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Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of shelt11
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Pretty cool place, good location next to the Cbus convention center. Pretty good food, too

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This place looks like it has been around since the 90s's. I assume that's the case. It's right next to the convention center and I assume the hockey arena is nearby as well, so it was quite busy when I was there. Lots of Coors Light drinkers. Lots. The one beer I had was very tasty and the food was way above average. (Thanks to my host for the recommendation.) A worthy visit, though seems stuck in the past on decor.

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Barley's Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
3.92 out of 5 based on 628 ratings.
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