Olde Hickory Tap Room

Olde Hickory Tap RoomOlde Hickory Tap Room
Olde Hickory Tap RoomOlde Hickory Tap Room
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

222 Union Sq NW
Hickory, North Carolina, 28601-6100
United States

(828) 322-1965 | map

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Reviewed by vannav

1.2/5  rDev -70.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1
Horrible service; awful food!
My family came after a play to have food and drinks here and we waited well over 30 minutes to be seated, even though there were plenty of servers seen doing nothing and plenty of people leaving tables that could’ve been cleaned. When we were finally seated we were so rushed to order that we hardly got to look at the menu. The food came out thrown together, the Mac n cheese for my toddlers were literally still kinda crunchy
Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by StoutLover14 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Macsimus from California

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.23/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5
Olde Hickory had an old fashioned pub feel to it, with a good selection of the brewery's beers. The service was pretty bad. The staff was unfriendly and ignorant, and the quality of the beers leave little to be desired. Hence I also did not hang around to eat here.

There are many many great breweries and brewpubs in NC. This one is not worth visiting.
Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Feb 26, 2016
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Reviewed by srletend from Texas

2.28/5  rDev -43.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5
Arrived around 10 PM on a Thursday night. Walked in and there was a hostess (for restaurant seating) who didn't look too happy that I was there--they were closing down the restaurant section. I wasn't sure about the difference between "Old Hickory Brewery," "Old Hickory Tap Room," and "Old Hickory Station," so I asked the hostess. She was clueless. Walked in, reviewed the list of taps (and the vibe at the bar) and decided I'd see if the "Old Hickory Station" across the street was any better...
Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by jloomis from Florida

Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

May 25, 2015
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
In an otherwise uneventful, solid visit, I had to violate the supposed code of not waving down a bartender because I'd been sitting at the bar for half an hour and neither bartender would ask if I needed anything.
Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 4.68 by beckard13 from North Carolina

Mar 10, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Mar 09, 2015
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Reviewed by LeeEvolved from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
I stopped in on 3/6/15 just before the brewery Omega Point pre-release party for a flight and a bite.

The vibe is very cool and they are obviously very proud of the heritage of the brewery and the town itself. It kinda felt like a western saloon but with their beers proudly represented all over the place. Town history was evident as well.

Most of the year round beers were available with a select few seasonals still on tap and available in bottles to go. The bartender, Debbie, was very knowledgeable on all the beers and eager to help guide me through the flight while I ate and we chatted about the Omega release even though the place was pretty packed right around dinner time.

I had the jerk chicken sandwich and it was fantastic. I could tell all of the ingredients were fresh and the spices didn't overpower the rest of the sandwich. Very tasty.

Overall, I had a great visit and would gladly encourage anyone to stop by for a pint or two and a bite to eat. Great place where southern hospitality is still very much alive.
Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 4 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by maverick32 from Virginia

Feb 03, 2015
Rated: 5 by GreenMachine from North Carolina

Dec 12, 2014
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Rated by fredmugs from Indiana

1/5  rDev -75.2%
I have to give this place the lowest rating possible because I sat at a table for more than 20 minutes and nobody acknowledged I was there.
Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BadaBeer from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by REVZEB from Illinois

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2014
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Reviewed by humuloner22 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
For obvious reasons this is a cool pub, the food is pretty good. The beer is excellent, especially if you like Olde Hickory, but the thing that stood out to me in this oasis in a desert of good liquor bars in the area was the vast spirits selection. They had a huge whiskey selection. I would estimate that they have near or maybe over 100 different bottles of whiskey. They also have a very good selection of other liquor and liqueurs as well. But being a bourbon fan this was heaven. I wish I had more time and a driver because I would have been a happy camper leaving this place. Alas, I had to drive so I stuck to the beer, which is great. I love Olde Hickory's beer anyway.
Aug 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by loverofthecraft from North Carolina

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 12, 2014
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Reviewed by asams10 from North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
My girlfriend and I love this place. Wonderful beer (as I've come to expect from Olde Hickory) and wonderful food. My only complaint is the size of the bar area which makes it a little cramped on busier nights. Overall, though, definitely a place to go when in Hickory.
Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 5 by bcp5296d from North Carolina

May 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by aleckpa from North Carolina

May 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by Jlang2012 from South Carolina

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Apr 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Apr 28, 2014
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Reviewed by CM31 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
I enjoy this place any day of the week but especially love the Sunday Brunch they have. I get the Eggs Benedict along with a beer or three. At that time of the day, the atmosphere overall is a bit more relaxed and easygoing. I do miss this place as I have moved to TN but plan on going back to it just for Brunch. I highly recommend this establishment and I look forward to going back myself.
Apr 08, 2014
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Reviewed by JEKrebs from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
The beer selection and choices were outstanding at Olde Hickory Tap Room. I enjoyed a high gravity stout and an IPA. They have a massive restaurant that fills up completely making it loud and uncomfortable. I enjoyed the beer, but I think I'd rather take it to go. I went to Olde Hickory to try out the beer and food, but the food being served around me didn't look especially appetizing. I didn't try any food, so I cannot say that it didn't taste bad. It just looked like the usual pub food that you can get anywhere, nothing special. I'd like to try more of their beer, but am leery about returning on a weekend. This seems to be the main place everyone goes in Hickory.
Feb 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kristougher from North Carolina

Jan 03, 2014
Rated: 4 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Nov 10, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by midlifec from Michigan

Nov 02, 2013
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Reviewed by thehooksman from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This was a regular for me during college and it stuck. Anytime I'm in Hickory, I try to make time for the Tap Room. This place has it all: Great food, Excellent beer selection, Pub decor/atmosphere... There really isn't any more that one could ask for.
Aug 10, 2013
Olde Hickory Tap Room in Hickory, NC
Place rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 60 ratings