Zauber Brewing Company

Zauber Brewing CompanyZauber Brewing Company
Zauber Brewing CompanyZauber Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

909 W 5th Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43212-2687
United States

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Rated by BigAlofOrion from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Sep 15, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
Visited in early August 2017 as the brewpub was in transition under new ownership. Both Zauber brews (3) and 4 new and still unnamed beers (new brewmaster), as well as several other local beers, were on tap. I anticipate that the Zauber beers will soon be gone. Exceptionally friendly staff were clearly customer oriented. The taproom remains a center for futbol fans.
Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Babalu614 from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Stopped in with the wife for some games and drinks. They had a good selection of their beers on draft. We had to order food from the kitchen seperate but was very fast. They have a good selection of food from nachos to cuban sandwiches. Zauber had a great vibe with long tables and a good selection of board and card games to play. Overall this was a great experience for me and the wife and we will be back!
Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Cute but confused mixed of old and new, a little open concept German style beer hall with a little bakery and an outdoor front patio with picnic tables. Lots of German iconography, with a couple of TVs on both sides, albeit with no volume in order to encourage conversation and maybe a few 'ziggy zaggies' here or there.

Tap list is small, offering maybe 6-8 of their own brews with a couple guest lines. Brews are of a good quality, if maybe a little lighter in body than I'd prefer. It's a nice place to stop to start a little pub crawl, since it's a good primer and nothing will knock you on your ass.
Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by DDiFran from Ohio

Jul 31, 2016
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Reviewed by jp32 from Michigan

2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5
This is one of those small breweries worth stopping at if you happen to ever find yourself thirsty while walking down the sidwalk out front of the bar. It will do the trick if you're looking for a basic beer or two, but it's not worth travelling to as any kind of destination brewery.

Their beers are mediocre-ly mediocre. They usually have a few of their own beers and some offerings from other breweries also, but still a fairly basic selection. Highly overpriced when compared to many other breweries (many better ones at that), and extremely overpriced if you're looking for something a little better than a run of the mill hefe or ipa. They upcharge SIGNIFICANTLY for their higher abv beers and other styles.

I have enjoyed their Portergeist, it's definitely the Zauber beer that I've liked the most.

Their staff seems attentive and smart. They also have a food window, but I didn't try it.
Jul 13, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by buschbeer from Ohio

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by househjj from Ohio

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 2.55 by capt93 from Ohio

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 15, 2015
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Reviewed by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Zauber offers their own micro brews, along with 5 or 6 others on tap, usually Ohio-based beers. They are now serving food, which is a plus. The bathrooms are very clean!
Oct 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Nice selection of different styles of ales mixed with a few guest taps and a nice selection of spirits. I was the first in the door so got excellent service and knowledge from the bartender who was friendly and helpful. Beers range in flavor profiles with some high notes. Nice local spot to hit in the Columbus area. Got our growlers and hit the road, but still was impressed for being open for such a short time.

Expect more good things from them with time and experience. Their glowing stars were the Portergeist and the Hefeweizen which were stunning and delicious.
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Pugi13 from Illinois

May 02, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by LlhCanuck

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 3.32 by Alexander_Haubert from Ohio

Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by buckeyechilln from Ohio

Jan 07, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by riemster from Ohio

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by NorthCoastPranqster from Georgia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by DrJGR629 from Ohio

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by Osulou92 from Ohio

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by jminch from Ohio

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jordanimal from Ohio

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by BigRizz62 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%
Nice place. They have a mix of their own beers with guest taps. Additional local spirits available. Food handled by a food truck. A great place to visit
Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3 by Austinmschauer from Ohio

Jul 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by Lynn from Ohio

Apr 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zimm421 from Ohio

Mar 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by brewtus from Ohio

Mar 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kvnklingler from Ohio

Feb 10, 2014
Zauber Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 140 ratings