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Beer Available At Barleys Smokehouse (Ale House #2) (arranged by most recent)
Barleys Carnaby Street Wheat , Barleys Christmas Ale 90, Barleys St. Nicks Winter Warmer 97, Columbus Brewing 46 & 2 , Barleys Sexy Sadie Sixty Season Saison , Barleys Galaxy 500 Belgian IPA , Barleys Centennial India Pale Ale 92, Barleys Banshee , Barleys Punkt , Barleys Alexanders Russian Imperial Stout 98, Barleys ZIPA , Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale 97, Barleys MacLennys Scottish Ale 60, Barleys Smoke Teller , Barleys Katieís Summer Dream , Barleys Point of Origin Belgian Golden Ale , Barleys Pale Ale 82, Barleys Barrel Aged Imperial Stout With Blueberries , Barleys Rye IPA 96, Barleys White Dragon
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LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 7, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A solid stop in Columbus. I stopped here on a Sunday afternoon and everyone was focused on the football games. They have a decent house beer selection - the IPA and Belgian IPA were good, the saison and Christmas ale were mediocre. They also have a few guest taps, including Columbus, Great Lakes, and others. I didnít try any food. Overall the beer was ok, some styles better than others but also with tasty guest taps, a good place to watch the game. Iíd go back for sure.
chinchill (38) South Carolina | August 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been here a couple of times, with this review based mainly on the most recent visit (July 2013). Good service. Large bar. Cool looking taps for in-house beers. A good selection of beers on tap including some very good in-house beers and several guest taps (I had a 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce). Sampler flights available. Food selections are above average for a brewpub in both quality and cost.
JStax (114) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | April 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a Sunday for lunch. Plenty of parking, but I was one of the only people there. If you want to go, Sunday afternoon is pretty good time. I ordered a couple flights of the house beer, a couple cask pours and a nitro included. A 4 beer flight for less than $5 is pretty hard to beat. The beer was pretty good, too. I ordered the Reuben Burger and was pretty impressed. Creative, not mind blowing food, but good for pairing with beer. The service was very good. I donít know if the bartender was the most knowledgeable about beer, but I didnít really giver her much of a chance to prove anything to me. She was very attentive and kept my glasses full. I would definitely like to make it back here at some point.
zanaspus (4) Columbus, Ohio | October 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Plenty of fine brews both on tap and by the bottle. Having lived in the south, Iím a harsh critic of Barbecue, so best not discuss that. :)
UDBeernut (103) Near Buffalo, New York | March 1, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I do have to admit, the neighbor hood this is located is a bit rough looking. Made my self and my group a bit nervous. As soon as we opened the door, we smelled the BBQ and a few of us in unison said, "smells good." The smokehouse has a large bar as soon as you walk in to the left and a very large dinning area straight back. The walls have beer tins hanging on them.
Beer selection was ok. Mostly beer they brew themseleves. A few guest taps with good stuff GLBC, Bellís, etc. I chose the centenial IPA, which was satisfactory.
The food was good. Not one person of the group had a complaint about the food. I had the pulled pork sandwich. Excellent.
Service was good, granted it was a Wendsday Night, but food was served promptly. The beers were in appropriate glasswear.
Value was ok, I though the food tended to be on the higher side of the scale, but beer was reasonable.
Drake (449) Free Union, Virginia | August 16, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by around 3PM Tuesday and the place was deserted which is to be expected. I didnít eat as I wasnít hungry but the menu looked like it had some decent stuff and the prices werenít bad. They allowed me to sample all the house beers, and they were overall of good quality. Lots of guest taps and bottles, and a couple of beer engines plus a firkin on Fridays. One thing I liked is I couldnít find a hint of macro beer anywhere, though I didnít have any reason to ask. The bartender was friendly and helpful. I stopped by here because it looked easy to get to off the interstate and Iím glad I did.
lancehenry (16) , | May 14, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I usually stop at the barleys by the north market when Iím in town but some friends told me about this one. Fun place. great selection of brews and some tasty barbeque!
theisti (446) Leawood, Kansas | April 13, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Had lunch on a Wednesday, just after noon. Pretty quiet, a couple of tables of folks having lunch. The layout of the place is new, but worn and comfortable at the same time. There was some outdoor seating, decent amount of bar stools and tables, and a bigger restaurant area. The brew works are visible through picture windows in the back. They had 8 of their own beers, as well as some well chosen guest taps. Two of the house beers were on Beer Engine, which is cool. I had the 4 beer sampler of Barleys Pale Ale, MacLennys Scottish, Barleys Centennial (Beer Engine) and the Saint Joans Farmhouse Ale (Beer Engine). All the beers were clean and fresh. I ordered the three mini barbecue sandwich on a roll thingy. The barbeque was perfectly fine, nothing super memorable, but tasty. Pickles were quite good. My server was nice, and knowledgable. Free wifi and a nice place to work for a bit fit the bill really well.
jrallen34 (349) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is just down the street from my dadís new house so we gave it a shot.
The atmosphere is pretty boring just a big wooden room, like some crappy steakhouse. We sat at the bar in front of a tv, they a few nice ones throughout the place.
The quality is decent. They had 7 in house brews and 8 guest taps of decent quallity. However, there beer menu was totally out of date, they only had 2 of 8 beers on tap listed.
The service was really bad. The bartender new nothing about beer. Iíd ask for suggestions and get just ignorant responses.
I wanted to taste all their drafts so on a plus side they offer shot tastings for .75 each, quite a deal to me.
The selection of their own taps is varied, and the guests are decent names but dominated by a bunch of ipas.
The food was ok, we had a snack of chicken tenders pretty tasty. However, the menu is just generic stuff youíd see anywhere.
Overall, a decent place. I wouldnít frequent this place because of a boring atmosphere and quite frankly none of there in house beers are top notch. Ok for C-bus I suppose.
MbpBugeye (22) Columbus, Ohio | January 16, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is the first location of Barleys that I visited.
The smokehouse is more of a restaurant than the downtown location. Seating is abundant, there are pool tables as well as some outdoor patio seating. The bar is smallish, about the same size as the one downtown. It might seat about 15 people.
They will have a few of the same beers here as they do downtown but a few different. In other words, each location will feature different Barleys beers.
I feel that their guest tap and bottle list is much stronger at this location. I have personally tasted GI Night Stalker on tap here, seen HopSlam, Bear Republic, Southampton, Boulder Obovoid Stout and a few other beers that arent around town very often.
It might just be me, but I feel like they feature more stouts here than they do downtown. It would make sense if this were true as these styles pair nicely with the BBQ style menu.
The food is pretty awesome. Great BBQ. One of the cities go to places for tangy, spicy and smokey BBQ.
When it comes to Columbus beer culture, this and its sister brewpub can not be overlooked.
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