The Crest

BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
The CrestThe Crest
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2855 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43202-2213
United States

(614) 268-6838 | map

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Added by CaptainRaisin on 03-08-2013

PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
17.63%
 
 
Taps:
60
Bottles/Cans:
55
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of JustinSparks
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ChupoChupo
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is interesting. Not sure if it wants to be a restaurant or a craft beer bar focus, but it's a departure from most craft beer establishments in Columbus with it's casual earthy vibe and an eclectic food menu that seems like it wants to cater to everyone from vegans to true carnivores.

In terms of the beer, they have 50-60 taps with no bulls*** on draft, the latter is always refreshing to see. The selection is absolutely outrageous at times. I think there were 5-6 barrel aged offerings on last time we were there alongside 15-20 Ohio beers (pretty well curated Ohio list I might add) and a long list of world brews. Pretty awesome we have a place like this in town. Our bartenders were both extremely helpful and if they didn't know something, they wouldn't hesitate to seek an answer or let you sample anything.

If your from out of state and land in Columbus hoping to drink good craft beer, this is the spot I'd recommend to anyone for the weird, expensive, and rare offerings. They get everything there is to get.

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Photo of wapcap
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Probably the best place to get craft beer in Columbus! There tap selection is unrivaled and features an all Ohio section, as well as craft breweries from across the country. They have harder ti find beers on tap, and an extensive bottle list as well.
Service and quality of the place are also top notch. Parking is limited. They've added seating, so that should help with the wait.
Prices are reasonable and fair, especially considering the Columbus area. It is family friendly.
The food is outstanding and they take to heart supporting local farmers and the local community. This place is not to be missed, and I highly recommend any craft beer and food lover to stop here! It is always my first stop once back in OH!

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Photo of jp32
1.13/5  rDev -71.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1

Go ahead and look up who the owner's of this place are. The same 2 douche bags that have made a living ripping off the clintonville community with their other business scams the last several years. It's really no wonder that I hated this place when I learned that information. Shit rolls downhill, right?

Now onto the more descript review:

This is more of a lady-friendly, fancy-ish trendy type of place. This is where you take a girl on a date, not where you meet your buddies to watch the game. Looks nice inside. They were going for that rustic look here. Usually a decent beer selection.

Staff is usually unfriendly, unhelpful, and too busy avoiding you for this place to be worth a stop. Most of them are angry, upset, difficult to communicate with. Seems like a sh*tty place to work. Most people enjoy the food here, but its a little to trendy and salad-y for my liking. You are looking at $16.00+ for one sliced tomato with cheese and balsamic on top. Pretty and pathetic all in one.

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Photo of riemster
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Spider889
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Well
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of buckeyechilln
5/5  rDev +25.9%

I'm not sure why people are knocking this place..

Best beer bar in town in terms of selection. The food is perfect gastropub style food. Sunday there is great with half off all day on drafts.

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Photo of Osulou92
2.32/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Good food, good service, not a long wait. TVs for sports, but it usnt a major distraction if you don't. Beer list is diverse and well rounded. Overall a great gastropub.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ScottJWing
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of sethpezar
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Cool little joint in the middle of Clintonville. Speaking of Clintonville, this is THE area for craft beer in Columbus; besides Crest, there is Weilands, Savor, Studio 35, Pace High and probably more I can't think of right now. Visit this area if you're driving through Columbus and need some good beer.

The tap list at Crest is fantastic, but will run out quickly - especially for those one-off rare beers.

One negative (or positive depending on how you look at it) - a bit pricey. You won't see college kids coming here to get drunk on Bud Light, and that's always a good thing.

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Photo of crewfan1952
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of elissacolumbus
4.88/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The Crest Gastropub needs to be on your must visit list if you are visiting Cbus and love craft beer. The place is small but a wonderful atmosphere and great service, the food was just wonderful. My glass was empty very little, and wish I would have more time ti visit!

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BigAlofOrion
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of zimm421
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of JimmyT19
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you are in the Columbus area and enjoy drinking craft beer, this is the place you need to be.

I've been here 10+ times now, and the fact that they have at least 2 beers I've never heard of, multiple sours on seemingly all the time, and a vast array of small time breweries featured on their 20 Ohio handles never ceases to amaze me. The happy hour is awesome (half off drafts 3-7) and if you go on Sunday, all beer is half off 2-close! Makes for an affordable afternoon, even when you're sipping on Hoppin Frog BA Boris or Pannepot Reserva.

The food is of the same quality and perfect for the atmosphere the bar creates. Granted, it gets real busy for dinner, but it's well worth the wait. I'd try and find a seat at the bar if you're planning a trip.

They also host beer dinners on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, which can be a great way to spend you're time and money. They did a Jolly Pumpkin dinner recently that was literally out of sight. Well worth the $60 considering it's 5 courses/5 pairings. Def worth checking out.

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The Crest in Columbus, OH
3.97 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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