Columbus Brewing Company @ Port Columbus

Columbus Brewing Company @ Port ColumbusColumbus Brewing Company @ Port Columbus
6 Ratings
Columbus Brewing Company @ Port ColumbusColumbus Brewing Company @ Port Columbus

Type: Bar, Eatery

4600 International Gateway, Concourse B
Columbus, Ohio, 43219
United States

(614) 464-2739 | map

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Added by Dogbrick on 02-23-2006

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Sludgeman
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This place is Columbus Brewing in name only! Only two CBC beers on tap (IPA and the Pale Ale) and the pale had just blown. Sam Adams and Bud Loght also. Standard BMC bottles as well.

HMS Host runs this place is giving CBC a bad name.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

the same lame looking airport bar you've seen in all of the older terminals across the county. They just happen to have a couple of the Columbus beers.

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Photo of MillRat
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

OK, this is an airport bar. The atmosphere is OK, and probably you're not going to do much better in an airport. My first impulse was to rate the value a bit pricey, but given the going rate for an airport bar BMC, paying the same for a craft beer is reasonable. Don't expect the food to be better than the usual airport snack bar. Unlike the comment from a rpevious poster, I skated through security even though my flight is out of another terminal once I explained my destination to the screener. He was quite supportive, in fact.

But once you finally get beyond the limitations of an airport terminal location, the important beer-geek stuff is well handled. I had the porter, IPA and Scotch Ale, and all were true to style and would stand up well at any craft beer institution, whether they come with an airport or not. While you won't get here without a ticket or an airport worker badge, I can't think of a better place to chill out and write BA reviews while waiting for a flight out of CMH.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

I've stopped here so many times (this is my base airport for all business trips) but never thought to review it until today. There are 5 taps, 3 with CBC beers (wheat ale, CBC pale ale, and 1895 porter) and the other 2 are BMC macro offerings. I ordered the porter on this stop, but I've tried all the others previously and been satisfied. The atmosphere is nothing great, just a standard airport bar which serves the purpose it has in life. Maybe 30 seats in total, about 6 along the bar and another 6 along a counter adjacent to the main hall of the B concourse. The rest of the seats are at tables. The food is nothing to speak of, just chips and hot dogs and pre-packaged sandwiches.

The best I can say is this is a nice way to spend an hour if you're stuck in the airport with a flight delay.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

With the new travel laws and lines at security, I'm slowly becoming somewhat of an airport bar connoisseur. I had a good 2.5 hours before my flight to kill yesterday. Instead of chancing rush hour traffic and security, I headed off to this place for a bite and a drink. My flight was via SWA out of Concourse C, but I had no problem wandering through security at B to get access.

On the smaller side, even for airport bars, with 6 or so seats at the "bar" a row of seats near the walkway and a half dozen tables. Had comfortable lighting and paint mix, dolled up very simply with a few brewery photos.

They offer five drafts, all of their offerings; Pale, Golden, Wheat, Nut Brown, and 1859 Porter. They had 10 bottles available, with the only micro being Sam Adams.

I was somewhat disappointed with the food. Your options aren't humongous within the Columbus airport. Most airport bars at least have some sort of sandwich or burgers. This place had soup, chips, and hot dogs. I enjoyed a brat and chips with the brew. Not bad, just lackluster.

Overall: Overlook the snack shop look of the place and enjoy a decent beer. Your only other options are Max and Erma's and Mulligans. Both places have only Sam Adams as their macro choice.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

CBC's airport bar is located in Concourse B between gates B21 and B23. For security reasons if you don't have a flight in that concourse you probably cannot visit the bar. Being an airport terminal, the atmosphere is geared toward having a drink while waiting for a plane. Not too much has gone into it. There are only a couple chairs on the right side and the "bar" is take away.

The beer selection is pretty weak. There are 4-5 CBC offerings which is great, and this is the only place I am aware of that you can have the Anton Ale. That alone makes it worth stopping, but beyond that there isn't too much selection-wise that would keep me coming back here other than having a CBC beer while waiting for a plane.

The service here is decent, the server who I interacted with seemed to have a reasonable knowledge of the beers, but again this is an airport, not a brewpub.

The food consists of mostly snacks and I did not try any.

All in all you really couldn't ask for more if you were passing through an airport than to have a local brewpub's beers represented. However, after you've satisfied that requirement there is not too much worth coming back to. If you're actually staying in the city or already live here you're better off going to the brewpub.

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Columbus Brewing Company @ Port Columbus in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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