Brothers Drake

Bar, Beer-to-go

26 E 5th Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43201-2810
United States

(614) 388-8765 | map

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mrcraft from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Brothers Drake, a meadery, is located in the trendy Short North neighborhood of Columbus. I was in Columbus to attend a trade conference and then spend the weekend exploring the city.

I visited Brothers Drake with some local friends. This was the first time I was introduced to meads. I liked it! I don't know much about meads, but Brothers Drake was a nice establishment. They had a small bar area inside, some seating outside, and an open area where I think they host live music.

This visit opened my eyes to meads, so thanks for that. Very cool place for locals and visitors to come and enjoy some delicious meads.

Oct 08, 2019
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wingedeel from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Had to make a mead stop for the wife while in Columbus. Very laid back place with a huge variety of mead, and 3-4 craft beer taps.I had a saison from Rockmill Brewing, while my wife enjoyed some mead.My wife also took the tour which was well worth the $15 dollars as she got the tour, a glass, and a ton of samples. Both girls working were very nice, and helpful. A nice stop.

Feb 12, 2017
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jp32 from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nice, trendy establishment. Good music venue for smaller, local bands. Healthy selection of meads at all times... Sometimes an intimidating selection of mead.

A few local beers on tap, but really nothing to shake a stick at beer-wise.

Relatively knowledgeable staff.

May 12, 2015
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Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

Awesome little place on 5th Ave in Grandview. I picked a good day for my first visit; they were selling older vintage bottles at discounted prices. Grabbed two 2011 375ML Scarlet Solstices ($8) (blackberry, raspberry, cherry dry mead), a 2011 500ML Collaboration ($10) mead aged in OYO whiskey barrels for a year, and a newer 750ML bottle of Wild Ohio ($15).

Quality beers on tap from well known Ohio breweries like Fat Heads, Rhinegeist, Jackie O's, Barleys, etc.

Highlight of the day was PB&J mead; unfortunately it's only available on site.

Sep 07, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My wife first stumbled upon this place and then we went there together. It is definitely more than a meadery, folks!

They open at 5pm but we kind of knocked on the door well before that time and the owners were there prepping for the night and let us in. We got a sample of all of their meads and bought a couple of bottles. They are pricey but unique. Sour mead anyone? Ginger mead? They sure do experiment here!

We went back that same night after an Arcade Fire gig and the place was seriously hopping! It was almost midnight and they were about to close... They have five beers on tap, including a Weasel Boy Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, Mad Tree and Catawba, plus a bunch of bottles from Fat Head's, Hoppin' Frog and others. Ohio rules, no doubt!

They don't have food but host a food truck outside. We had some serious Asian food from the Tokyo Go-Go truck, including beautiful tofu. You order at the bar and get it all served at your table inside the meadery/bar. Neat.

They also have live music and a nice stage for it, plus lots of space to dance, drink and roam. Love this place!

May 28, 2014
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axellence from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Great atmosphere for trying some MEAD! Ingredients are supplied LOCALLY.

Make sure if you are going with friends that they have an open mind - mead is not for the amateur taster (Natty light / boxed wine lovers).

The menu showcases original recipes that resemble the local farms, especially the blueberry and apple styles!

Oct 25, 2013
Brothers Drake in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 17 ratings