Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

BEER AVG
3.66/5
Elevator Brewery & Draught HausElevator Brewery & Draught Haus
PLACE INFO

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

161 N High St
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States

(614) 228-0500 | map
elevatorbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Ratings:
1,334
Reviews:
420
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by Osiris9588:
Photo of Osiris9588
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The atmosphere is great, plenty of stained glass and nostalgic flourishes like the "Ladies Coat Room," and turn-of-the-century billard tables with ornate wood and gold plating.

The quality is solid, from the food to the beer. The Finnish styled Surf and Turf--which you cook yourself on warmed marble at your table, served with three dipping sauces--was excellent; the scallops, which can always range from sublime to dreadful, were definitely on the sublime end of the spectrum.

The IPA and Saison were solid brew selections, and Vic's #1 Barley Wine was one of the best of it's style that I have tried--complex and robust, yet well-balanced and elegant.

The service was flawless. Our server illustrated a more than basic knowledge of the beers. They also serve more beers than many brewpubs--offering twleve choices on this night.

I left full of food and good beer, and took a growler home. A must stop for a craft beer fan in C-bus.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of FrankShirley
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of mklisz
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bhuenke
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of capt93
4.26/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The decor and the bar are unparalleled in their beauty. Rich woods, marble, mosaic floors, stained glass, original artworks, just gorgeous. Good beers with 2 GABF medals and I love their food.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Here is a fine brewpub where the exceptional venue and food out shine the beer. The beers are good, but the interior and, to a lesser extent, the exterior of this pub are exceptional. Fine woodwork abounds, most notably in the bar, and there's a large stained glass window in the back. I've eaten here 3-4 times and have always been happy with my meal. They a range of beers: 11 on tap today but often 12.

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Photo of Balaban
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jp32
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Trendy downtown location. NIce venue. Doesnt look much of anything to be a brewery, but seems to work out well anyway. Very historic and extravagant looking buliding and decor. Seemed to atttact more of a business, suit-and-tie type crowd.

Staff (atleast the bartender who served us) was extremely knowledgeable and on top of his game.

Selection was small-ish, but thats probably to be expected from something this size.

The ladies got desserts, which were excellent.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Columbus seems to be a pretty boring town. This place was nice, not spectacular, but about as good as you we find. Worth a visit.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

BEERS OK, THE FOOD IS BETTER

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Photo of buschbeer
3.64/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I made my second trip to Elevator before a Blue Jackets game. It is very visually pleasing once inside. It has high ceilings with some art on the wall as well as some stained glass. There is a long bar to the right as you pass the host(ess) stand. I bellied up and waited on my buddy to arrive.

They had about ten beers on the tap menu. I learned that there were three seasonals that were not on the menu after ordering a Dirty Dicks Nut Brown Ale. I perused the food menu. There were quality sounding dishes that seemed a little higher end to this ham and egger. It happened to be happy hour while I was there, so pints were $3 aside from the seasonals, and they had $5 appetizers except for the tuna tartar. My buddy got the nachos which seemed to be his first meal in a month given the vigor with which he downed them. I got the blackened chicken pizza which was decent.

I ended up having four beers, the nut brown, a chipotle chocolate porter, a doppelbock, and Big Vic, their IIPA. I wasn't in the mood for a big meal, so the $5 appetizers were perfect. I would like to go back and try the regular dinner menu. As far as beer goes, Wolf's Ridge and Barleys are within walking distance. I tend to like their beer more. Elevator looks like a great place to get a more upscale meal though.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
4.04/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Food was pretty good, beer was mediocre. In addition, it is 3 blocks from Nationwide Arena but doesn't pay for sports channels??

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Photo of riemster
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.33/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jstonerock24
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DrJGR629
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Bencooper27
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in Columbus, OH
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,334 ratings.
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