Olde Hickory Tap Room

Olde Hickory Tap RoomOlde Hickory Tap Room
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Olde Hickory Tap RoomOlde Hickory Tap Room

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(828) 322-1965 | map

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by Onenote81:
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

On our way back from the Asheville area last week, this place was a must-stop. Came here for dinner with the family. The establishment sits in a cool little area filled with coffee shops, wine bars, and art studios. Neat little area to walk. The place was pretty dark inside, and the interior didn't flow really well. It was like there were 2 rooms. We were place on the non-bar side. Tap handles completely cover the walls. Service was decent. Waitress was prompt and efficient. The beer selection was really good, as expected. Most all of the OHB brews were available, even some of the special releases. They had a smattering of offerings from other local breweries as well, which was nice. But I was here solely for some fresh OHB. The food was fantastic! I got a burger and my wife got a pizza, and both were excellent. This place will become a regular stop on my way down the 40. Recommend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutLover14
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Macsimus
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -21%
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.

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Photo of McAndrew
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of srletend
2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
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...

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bsuedekum
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jloomis
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IMFletcher
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of beckard13
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of maverick32
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GreenMachine
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of fredmugs
1/5  rDev -75.6%

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.

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Photo of BadaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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.

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Olde Hickory Tap Room in Hickory, NC
Place rating: 84.7% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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