Hal & Al's

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1297 Parsons Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43206-3641
United States

(614) 375-4812 | map

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MbpBugeye from Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This little gem might be worth a visit if you care to brave Parsons Ave.
Its located in a very stigmatic area of Columbus, on Parsons Ave. While the area isnt great, this little bar is like a diamond in the rough.

Inside there is plenty of room to hang out. A few couches, booths, tables and a small bar.

Beer selection is decent with most in bottles. Plenty of Bell's Founder's, Lagunitas and Brooklyn. There are some bombers here too, mostly Rogue and stuff but bombers are unusual at bars. They also had some Delerium and a few other surprises.

There are a few taps located in random spots behind the bar. Young's Double Chocolate is on nitro, there were two beers from Elevator, a Thirsty Dog, Brooklyn Lager and a few more.

The crowd is decidedly hipster/artsy folk, so theres lots of PBR and Molson Black Label.

The food is mostly vegetarian and vegan takes on gourmet hot dogs. I didnt eat but I glanced at the unique, but small, menu.

The bartender told me about some promotions, tastings and contests they do. She said there was a "guess the PBR" contest with glassware prizes. She said most of the time there are promotions and contests with glasses being given out.

I will most likely be visiting here again, I really liked being able to pick out and beer and sit on a couch and enjoy it.

May 01, 2010
Hal & Al's in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 5 ratings