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
oldehickorytaproom.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.09
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
59
pDev:
14.67%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

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.

Nov 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
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StoutLover14 from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 12, 2016
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Macsimus from North Carolina

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

Dec 05, 2016
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kbuzz from North Carolina

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

Sep 17, 2016
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Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

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

Jul 08, 2016
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Rifugium from North Dakota

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.

Apr 15, 2016
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McAndrew from North Carolina

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

Feb 26, 2016
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srletend from Texas

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...

Jan 11, 2016
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

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

Nov 23, 2015
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bsuedekum from Missouri

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

Oct 19, 2015
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jloomis from Florida

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

Jul 24, 2015
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

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

Jun 23, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

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

May 25, 2015
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IMFletcher from Kentucky

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.

Mar 13, 2015
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beckard13 from North Carolina

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

Mar 10, 2015
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HookemHoos from Virginia

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

Mar 09, 2015
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

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.

Mar 09, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

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

Mar 03, 2015
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maverick32 from Virginia

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

Feb 03, 2015
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GreenMachine from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.2%

Dec 12, 2014
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BadaBeer from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Oct 11, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Oct 10, 2014
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Sep 24, 2014
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humuloner22 from North Carolina

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.

Aug 30, 2014
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loverofthecraft from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Aug 20, 2014
Olde Hickory Tap Room in Hickory, NC
Place rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 59 ratings