Hoof Hearted Brewpub & Kitchen

Hoof Hearted Brewpub & KitchenHoof Hearted Brewpub & Kitchen
Hoof Hearted Brewpub & KitchenHoof Hearted Brewpub & Kitchen
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

850 N 4th St
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States

(614) 401-4033 | map

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Ratings by Manta200:
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Contemporary brewpub with a hip atmosphere.
May 24, 2021
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Rated by not2quick from Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Really neat place with a decent selection.
Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
I had tried a number of Hoof Hearted brews (6) before it was announced we were going to Who Farted? It turns out this is a favorite of my daughter and her husband's family. It is directly across the street from where they lived 10 years ago.

The place has a nice bunch of their products for sale (what you see on the web site plus brews). There is a nice big noisy bar area inside, decent bathrooms, and a quieter patio. All kind of intimate and a little crude (outside). The food and brews are high quality but there was not an over-abundant selection of either. But there is enough to make it a great experience. The wait staff seemed OK.

Recommended. We will hopefully be back.
May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 16, 2019
Rated: 5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2019
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Rated by mfreund7 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
Great beers and a fun place to hang out.
Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Kraz from Indiana

Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by craftysudsFL from Florida

May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Oconomowocian from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75
Weeknight visit, this is a pretty hip part of town and a very cool place. Did not eat, just sat at the bar. Taps were good, but it was a pretty limited list and none of the big boys I was hoping to try. Some Togo cans, but that was pretty limited too. If you catch them when they have some good things on this place would be awesome.
Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by bwarren82 from Illinois

Nov 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Stopped in here since I was in the area and I've enjoyed the beers I've tried from them. The place is interesting, Not really sure how to describe it. The service seemed good to me. The selection wasn't very large which is a bummer. The food was good. The parking was a little sketchy, but I managed to find a spot. I'd consider going back in the future but I would also like to check out their other facility if possible.
Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by aasher from Indiana

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

2.64/5  rDev -36.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75
Not sure if this place is a brew pub, or a millennial hipster training facility. This place is just weird all the way around. You feel like you are in an episode of The Jetsons. All of the douchebag vibe aside, the selection sucked. If it weren't for a few cans in the fridge, there would have been 3 beers to choose from. Staff seemed like they were more interested in partying than working, but were friendly. Parking is also a pain in the ass. Didn't get a chance to eat. Probably never will because I likely won't return. Go to the brewery in Marengo if you want to actually try a variety of beers and meet some real beer drinkers.
Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by twrist from Ohio

May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by CannedWaggoneer from Ohio

1.28/5  rDev -69%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 2.25
This neighborhood is one that struggled for many years. Recently things have exploded, mostly in residential updates. The area needs hip new bars and eateries. This, however, misses the mark. Aim small, miss small. A&R Creative Group aimed big and missed big with this gutsy (read idiotic) partnership with Hoof Hearted.

To explain the A&R Group thing, this is not a venture Hoof Hearted took on all themselves. It is a restaurant by A&R, who own many other bars around Columbus. They pretty much just put Hoof Hearted's branding on it and sell basically only their beer.

Inside the place is pieced together from left over building materials from the new Crest location on Parsons which opened just before HH. The bar top is the same marble, the shelving behind the bar is the same, only reworked a bit to fit; seating is similar. The food is basically The Crest's rough draft.

When you walk in there is a shoddy merchandise area that is also a hostess stand. There are usually two people at the hostess stand who are not paying attention to you as you walk in. Your best bet is to just blow past them, the fanny packs and the Tekus with fart clouds printed on them and seat yourself at the bar.

The bar top is always wet and dirty as the bartenders rarely keep up with cleaning, which I can't understand because the place is rarely busy. The seats at the bar are showing wear much faster than you'd expect. They are stained and fraying.

Selection is terrible. They don't have many taps, which is fine, but they make no attempt to utilize them adeptly. There's maybe 6 or 8 Hoof beers on. There might be one lazy kettle sour and 7 IPAs. Sure, they try to make you think they are different beers. One might be a "Farmhouse IPA", another a "Double IPA", a third may be a "Belgian IPA". The trouble is they all are very similar in color, aroma and taste.

Does all that sound bad? The service is even worse.

I've been here multiple times, and this review is an aggregate of all of my trips.
On one trip I ordered a beer they had on draft. The bartender (resplendent in a fanny pack and a snap back hat), reached into the cooler below the bar and produced a white plastic bucket from which she poured my beer. Some will say they were just having problems with the line foaming up the beer or whatever. Any real brewery would immediately stop serving that beer until the issue was rectified. Not at Hoof Hearted. They just pour a bunch of beer into a small bucket and set it, with no lid, in the cooler for what could be the entire day.

On a more recent visit I was in a group of 3. We all ordered draft beer. The first beer was, indeed, served from their tap. The second beer was served from a can, and my beer was served from a growler (with a lazy attempt at obfuscating the act behind the bar) because presumably the little white bucket was in the wash.

As we sat and suffered through our draft-not-draft beers the bartendress began pouring some liquid I could only imagine is beer or some other beverage intended to be served, from a large glass vase into a tall, long necked, narrow mouthed bottle. She did not use a funnel or anything so the reddish liquid spilled all over before she topped it off and placed it in the cooler. It was a grand act performed unabashedly before us.

I've spoken ad nauseum about their beers and their low quality, but it seems like the beers served here might be mostly brewed here and are of even lower quality than the slops slung out of Morengo. I've only eaten here once because I lose my appetite upon entering.

A detriment to the Columbus beer scene, an embarrassment to the people who pay $1300 to live in the building above and have to tell their friends to look for the "Who Farted" sign, and disgrace to the portfolio of A&R Creative Group who don't even claim it on their website.
May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Trendy vibe in a trendy looking neighborhood. Service and food were both very good and they were surprisingly accommodating for the 3 young kids that we had. They had about 6 taps and 2 cans to go along with their cold brew cans. Beers are great as usual. Prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a stop.
Mar 04, 2017
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Reviewed by wingedeel from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Great place in Columbus. Big, bright, and open. Decent sized bar. Parking behind the building, and on the street.

Our server, Ona was great. They had a ton of IPA's on, which was fine by me, as well as a full bar. I tried the Zipper Ripper,Equinox, and Mosaic, all were well above average. They had 9 of their own beers on, and a few guest taps.

I had the "5 day" wings, and they were fantastic. We were there during brunch so the wife got some hotcakes with home made sausage, which she loved.

All in all a don't miss stop, we will certainly return.
Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Oct 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Brunch on a Saturday. Big open space, friendly people, good location.

Food menu is small, but has some highlights. Beer selection is decent, loved Wet When Slippery. With the glassware provided for Rose Gose and WWS, it looked like I was drinking juice.

Bob Ross on TV was a nice touch.
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Jun 07, 2016
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
No nonsense place, roomy but not too sterile. Contemporary styling and campy 80's touches. Bartender was incredibly helpful. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by kkdowning from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2016
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
My wife and I stopped here to have dinner and to try the beers that are so highly hyped. The pub is located inside a modern-styled building along a busy street in this neighborhood that is being rejuvenated. A small patio area is located at the front of the building, and a larger beer garden is at the rear. Free parking is available behind the building. A swimming pool is also located behind the building, but I didn't ask what the deal was with its access. The interior is very modern-styled too and is not fitting for a brewpub in my mind, hence the low Vibe score, regardless that there is a beer garden and that the brewing equipment is visible through a glass wall.

We ordered two sampler flights so that we could try all 8 of the beers that were on tap. (They also had two guest taps, one being a Drie Fonteinen offering). For all of the hype about the beers that this brewery produces, I'll have to admit to being let down a bit. Oh, all of them were very good beers so that we gave them an overall score of B (ironically just a hair below the beer average on the brewery's BA page), but maybe I expected too much.

The food menu is quite unique in its offerings, and we were very satisfied with the meals that we ordered. I'm giving the food an even higher grade than the beers. It's a great pub for both beer and food, and we'd stop again when we're back in the neighborhood.
May 30, 2016
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Stopped by at 1 on a Saturday on my way through town. Not crowded at all, chill vibe. 10 of their own on tap, 2 guests. Prices are 6-7 a pint, with half pours (actually 20 cl) also available. Brunch was available, most options with a southwest/Mexican angle
May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by rcjennings from Ohio

May 23, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by FalconOne from Ohio

May 11, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.76 by Brian29 from Ohio

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by johnriley445 from Ohio

Apr 18, 2016
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Rated by Inglewood from Illinois

2.54/5  rDev -38.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2
Horrible service and unknowledgeable staff
Apr 11, 2016
Hoof Hearted Brewpub & Kitchen in Columbus, OH
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