United States > North Carolina > Hickory
Cliff (71) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | June 25, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Been here a few times when in the area for work. Lots of dark wood and long and narrow. Usually somewhat busy but Iíve never seen it crowded. Good selection of OH beers and they also hae macroís as well. Food menu is pretty standards, but very affordable. A nice stop to grab a few beers and a bite.
Boudicca (918) London, England | April 21, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Downtown Hickory has a typical row of buildings in the main street, which has been made into a pedestrian area. It was deserted when we arrived late morning but it turned out that everyone was in the Olde Hickory Tap Room! There are two rooms with plenty of seating at tables but it was so busy and bustling that we were lucky to find a place at the bar. Fortunately the bar chairs were very comfortable and we spent a while there as thereís a very long list of beers - perhaps around 20 taps, mainly their own brews plus a few guests. There are 900 pewter mugs belonging to mug club members over the bar and on the wall beyond and the very hardworking and efficient barmaid told us there are 70 still waiting to be put up. Itís a popular place, and deservedly so.
(Visited 11 February 2014).
Leighton (689) London, England | February 28, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Solid brewpub. They had a least a dozen of their own beers on in addition to another eight or so from other brewers. Unfortunately, the quality of the Olde Hickory beers varied widely. Some were world class (e.g. The Event Horizon) while many were mediocre to average (most of the IPAs). Still, fun to be able to try so many in one place. The value was great and the staff was friendly. I did not eat here during this visit. Certainly worth stopping by if youíre in the area.
jcnielsen (257) Charlotte, North Carolina | February 24, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a Thursday afternoon. Approximately 12 Olde Hickory beers on tap as well as 5-10 guest beers (sampler flights offered). Wood panel, dive bar / brewpub atmosphere. Most beers were pretty mediocre, but there were a couple that were really quite good. Worth checking out, there are a good amount of beers on tap and Event Horizon is very good if it is around.
PRBeer (322) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was doing business in Hickory recently or I wouldnít have found this place (thank you RateBeer!)...especially since Iíd just spent the previous weekend in Asheville hitting up the great beer scene there. The beer selection here is quite large for a brewpub...the quality varies quite a bit though...ranging from good to pretty good...up to a few very good beers. I tried them all via multiple flights. The food was pretty good and the atmosphere is very enjoyable...dark though...which Iím fine with. There was a very good live band playing when I arrived so that only added to my enjoyment. Definitely the place to go in Hickory (the Mellow Mushroom has a good beer selection...but none of this placeís character). Check out the huge mug collection hangng behind the bar and on the ceiling!
kelseycooper (1) , | November 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
tmongoose (81) Louisville, Kentucky | August 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
started the day off with lunch and beer. downtown on a pedestrian walkway no cars allowed. lots of old wood and decent sized bar. our waitress/bartender Adrienne was awesome totally recommened everything. sampler was 12 beer strong plus an extra on 21st amendment watermelon. beers all solid and the food was very good. twenty beers on tap. my Rueben was off the hook good. friends turkey wrap and salad both big and enough to bring home. overall very enjoyable experience. now across the train track is the old hickory station 1907 train station totally rehabbed by olde hickory employees its a deli beer and wine and bar and restaurant. 50 taps strong...donít miss the visit.
decaturstevo (146) decatur, Tennessee | July 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice wide open bar area, big dining area as well. Standard offerings from them with an ok guest tap list. Good food choices and quality. Service good but not great.
HourGlass13 (44) North Carolina | January 2, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great atmosphere, and a nice selection of beer and other booze. Food is what you would expect at a ber, but nicely done. I was very satisfied with everything at Olde Hickory.
MlhopeTC (18) Orlando, Florida | October 24, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is a full bar and a local favorite apparently. There was an older crowd (like 60+) at most of the bar but definitely some younger people around too. Decent food, and 12 beers on tap plus bottles of Lindley Park while we were there. They are doing the Imperial Stouts right.
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