Flat Branch Pub and Brewing | Columbia, Missouri
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Flat Branch Pub and Brewing
Excellent based on 48 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

115 S. Fifth Street
Columbia, Missouri United States 65201 [ print map ]
573 499 0400

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Hours: 11:00am-11:30pm, daily


Mayor: jcnielsen (2) | Taps: 12 |


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Beer Available At Flat Branch Pub and Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Flat Branch Maibock , Flat Branch American Hefeweizen , Flat Branch Katy Trail Pale Ale 49, Flat Branch Brown Ale 70, Flat Branch Honey Wheat 20, Flat Branch Green Chili Beer 32, Flat Branch Oil Change Oatmeal Stout 94, Flat Branch British India Pale Ale 52, Flat Branch Bluesberry Lager , Flat Branch Vanilla Bean Ale , Flat Branch Belgian Golden Ale , Flat Branch Dr. Rudiís Pale Ale , Flat Branch Big Muddy Brown , Flat Branch Chocolate Cherry Stout
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48 reviews for Flat Branch Pub and Brewing
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  76%
 Selection  76%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (157) Missouri | June 29, 2014
Very cute place just off the main drag of downtown Columbia. About 12 of their own taps. First one I'm having is the Katy Trail Pale Ale which is pretty solid. Food menu looks good - sandwiches, burgers, pizza and entrees. Just ordered the ribs. Service has been good so far, and prices seem reasonable. Definitely recommend!
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen  (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 22, 2013
This was my favorite stop in Columbia during my last beer tour there. Pretty solid beers along with good service and decent food. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in Columbia.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu  (11) Columbia, Missouri | June 7, 2013| Updated July 12, 2013
Flat Branch is a Columbian institution for a reason. If you arrive there and donít have to wait, you immediately get ushered into the building, which is very spacious with high ceilings. Also, the way the space is organized is very nice, but the lighting can get awkward. If you go there once it has gotten dark, there are tables that are in the shadow and some tables that are in the spotlight and directly underneath low-hanging lights; however, you can sit outside in a very pleasant vine-fenced patio if it is nice enough to do so. Iíve never had a bad service experience here, but the business does lend itself to some issues with speed but not quality (on any given Friday or Saturday night, you will have people willing to wait an upwards of an hour just to be seated). There is a great variety of food that even the pickiest of eaters can find and enjoy something on the menu; Iíve had the pulled pork, the fish and chips, the pizza, the burgers, and others and have not once been unsatisfied with what I received despite not being blown completely away. Furthermore, the beer they have generally covers a great spread of styles on their 12 taps, but their beer tends to be on the malty side of the spectrum.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (197) Lansing, Kansas | March 15, 2013
Stopped by for dinner on a Thursday evening. Very crowded, 20 minute wait. Service was good, server knew her beers. 12 beers Flat Branch on tap. 6 year round, and 6 rotating. Beers were average and above. Worth a visit. Nice college town pub.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen  (244) Charlotte, North Carolina | January 29, 2013
Iíve visited Flat Branch a number of times over the past 2 years. They are almost always packed, with a waiting list, if you come around dinner. Usually they have around 12 beers on tap, with sample trays available. Most beers are average to above average. I would say that I like Flat Branch beers a little better than Broadway Brewery, but they are pretty close. Flat Branch also has pretty good food, and is a great place to take anyone visiting for the weekend.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah  (34) Washington DC | September 3, 2012
Met up with an old friend over the weekend for dinner and brews at Flat Branch. A big place, large enough to accommodate the local college crowd. Sports playing on a few TVs in the bar area. Ten different beers on draft, spanning a wide variety of styles. The food was pretty tasty. I ordered pasta with sausage and thought it was delicious. Service was very friendly and prompt. Most of the beers were below average quality with a few that were slightly above average. Definitely a "go to" establishment if youíre in the area.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem  (284) Berlin, Germany | August 28, 2012
Re-rating after a few revisits. The place still has fine atmosphere, decent grub, and a nice large patio. But the beers have gone downhill in my view, which is a shame. Or maybe they were also sweet and under-attenuated, but these days I have a clearer idea of what I like. Meanwhile there seems to be little imagination or new ideas going into the lineup. They are coasting, and maybe they have been for a while, getting a free pass because it survived long enough to become a local institution. Or, maybe I will find better beers and new life next time around. I hope so.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (427) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 6, 2012
Stopped in here for lunch on our way back to STL from KC. Located in downtown Columbia, near the Mizzou campus. Itís a great old building with an arched wood ceiling, like an old garage. Really nice, shaded, ivy-and tree canopied patio. The inside is big and they fill the place. The bar is strangely wide and impersonal, a sort of island in the back of the place. We just ordered a beer and lunch; the food was good and the beer is fine, typical brewpub stuff. 12 taps, though, which is cool. The Oil Change and Chili seem to be on all the time but the others rotate. The bartender was super friendly. Nice brewpub, definitely worth visiting while at Mizzou.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike  (49) Ft. Riley, Kansas | July 23, 2012
brewpub 4 of 4 for our weekend in missouri stopped in for dinner I recommend the brown sugar pork chops love a brewpub in a college town service was on point from entrance to exit not very expensive either will stop back in if ever in columbia for sure
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (172) Lawrence, Kansas | April 22, 2012
Very cool little establishment. Fairly large with a decent assortment of their own brews. Samplers available and a must for a time visitor.

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