Columbus Bar | Columbus, Indiana
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Columbus Bar
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

322 4th Street
Columbus, Indiana United States 47201 [ print map ]
812 375 8800

Mayor: Patrickctenchi (6) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 30

Columbus Bar

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Beer Available At Columbus Bar (arranged by most recent)
Power House Momís New Boyfriend , Power House Jack The Bum 69, Power House Workingman Wheat , Power House White River Brown Ale , Brooklyn Fire & Ice 91, Triton Gingerbread Brown 30, Stone India Pale Ale (IPA) 100, Brooklyn Blast 97, Bells Breakfast Blend Double Cream Stout 94, Power House Wee Heavy Scotch Ale , Power House BOOYAH , Power House Two Daves IPA , Power House Diesel Oil Stout 90, Power House Ceraline Cream Ale , Power House Love Nugget , Power House DILLIGAF Rye , Power House 1436 Dark Wheat
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12 reviews for Columbus Bar
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  73%
 Selection  75%
 Food  74%
 Value  72%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine  (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 5, 2013
Stopped in for lunch and a beer while traveling through town. Food was solid, and e service was okay. Itís not the most pleasant atmosphere, but it wasnít bad. The selection was decent, but nothing special, and their draft chalk board wasnít current. Employees eating at the bar with me while I was there... Food was priced well, but the beers were overpriced. Glad I stopped by to check it out, but Iím not sure if Iíll be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier  (252) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
This is an unassuming place near the heart of downtown. Services can be spotty but the local selection of beers makes it worth a visit if you want a break on the drive between Indianapolis and Louisville. The house beers were not amazing but still drinkable. Throw in some taps from the Indianapolis area and you have a place worth visiting once.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
deaddeerguts  (3) , | October 6, 2012
i will always love this place. the service is typically lacking (think: get it yourself), but the food has gotten MUCH better and the beer, as always, is stellar. i wish they would put prices next to their brews (you can never tell when youíve ordered an 8 dollar pint). canít wait for these dudes to expand and take over the world.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer  (105) Louisville, Kentucky | July 3, 2012
When entering Columbus bar, I was struck by the mixture of the old and the new; it seems that much of the architecture of years past remains, but the space doesnít feel exceedingly old, either. If anything, it feels rather comfortable. Service was prompt, knowledgeable, and patient (I can be a pain in the ass at times). The tap selection went from local, to regional to the commonplace- They only had two of their beers available, which is understandable per demand, but Stella, Boddingtons and Guinness? Perhaps they try to make their appeal broad, which I canít fault. Before we got our meals, we had a beer cheese pretzel, which was very fresh and tasty. I noticed people coming in from the community and not ordering beer- they came for the food. The food was very good, indeed- burgers served on texas toast, which worked very well. My wife had an excellent Reuben and my sonís chicken fingers were a tad crispy for him, but also quite good. All the food was very fairly priced, but I thought the beer sampler, which was two bucks a sample, was steep even for Louisville standards. Still, this place has much to be proud of, and I hope they continue to improve in the future; I will be back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ck1  (42) Illinois | August 23, 2011
I came away from this place hoping that the locals appreciate what they have. Yes, a small, cramped area, but friendly and knowledgable staff, good food and good beer more than make up for it. They have about ten taps not their own, and this include ones from Three Floyds, Founders, and Upland. I think five selections of their own while I was there, and of the three I had, two were excellent and other was above average. Presumably the best beer bar in a 50 mile radius (?). I will be back.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 8/20
Dro  (17) Fort Wayne, Indiana | May 15, 2011
What a great place to enjoy a good draft. Were it close to home I would be a regular.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
alleycat  (12) Indiana | February 6, 2010
Great beer selection including their own brews. Food good, but a little pricey. Nice atmosphere, just a little cramped.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Alerider  (42) Indianapolis, Indiana | March 23, 2009
This is the type of place that would be easy to ignore or not to find based on the outside appearance. That would be a mistake! Outstanding selection, service and value. Iíll be back.
Tmoney99  (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 12, 2008
Street parking in front and lot parking. Clean older building with brewing in the front and bar in center with tables for food and beverages. Sixteen Indiana standards with one Powerhouse on tap. All were drinkable brews. Freindly bartender with good knowledge of brews. The menu had starters and sandwichs. Nice bike ride location and I will stop again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg  (43) Jasper, Indiana | May 4, 2008
We had only a short time to stop by this bar before heading to a meeting but I am so glad we did. Very old feel to the interior - high ceilings, long shotgun style restaurant. The atmosphere is kind of dumpy, but in a good way. A real nice neighborhood tavern thing going on. The tap list was short but interesting. A couple beer from the Brugge Brasserie caught my eye as well as Founders Devil Dancer and Stone RIS. A respectable bottle collection took up three shelves of the corner cooler as well. The most interesting thing about this bar is the small brewery setup in the front window (formally known as Power House Brewing). A mash tun, small conical fermenter and two conditioning tanks were crammed into a five foot section in the front of the building. The waitress wasnít sure of the batch sizes, but judging by the conical I would say that is a 21 gallon operation. She said that they are able to condition two beers at once, but they only had one on tap when we visted. The milk stout was very well made and respectable. This bar is worth a stop if you are travelling I-65 between Indy and Louisville and you want to pull off for a nice pint and a good sandwich.

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