United States > Ohio > Columbus
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | May 2, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
When I visited: Late January 2013.
What I had: Rogue Fifteen Thousand Brew Ale, Hoof Hearted Musk of the Minotaur IPA, and Wolaverís Oatmeal Stout on tap, white wine and cocktails for the lady.
What I liked: Large comfortable tables provide plenty of privacy, quirky and somewhat mesmerizing decor, stellar beer menu with many draughts I hadnít seen before, our welcoming and efficient waiter made great recommendations, clearly visible chalkboard, my girlfriend loved her drinks, we would come back here in a heartbeat.
What I disliked: Nothing that I can recall.
Would I go back? Without question. This was the best spot that we visited on our trip to C-Bus.
Overall Rating: 90
KPD (117) Michigan | April 28, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped for a beer on a Saturday afternoon early so not many folks in the bar, decent draft list and funny things on the walls of the bar. Mix of local brews and us micros.
Imaena (28) Atlanta, Georgia | January 28, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in over the Thanksgiving holiday for a beer with the in laws and some quick grub. Nice little bar with some decent beers.
DragonStout (96) Pickerington, Ohio | January 22, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here on a Sunday and it was hoppin.Service was average, the waiter took care of us but nothing out of the ordinary. The food was very good and the beer selection was slightly above average. For the newbie beer person this would be great. I would definately revisit for the food.
BeerVirgin72 (96) Pickerington, Ohio | January 22, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place was a bit hard to find for us. We had parked down by the Cap and walked up. It didnt really align to where it was supposed to be on the maps. This could just mean we arent that bright. Hah! The interior rocks. Period. We went on a Sunday afternoon and had to wait a mere 15 minutes. The place is small and there is NO room to wait so I imagine it gets crowed at peak times. Our waiter, while friendly, was not overly attentive, but I think this is just how servers are in the Short North. To hip to be bothered. The food was fantastic. Not overly large portions. I had the Ranchero quesadilla and it was divine! I was not overly impressed with the beer list to be honest, but I guess I have just had too many beers at this point. They had the usual suspects. Stone. Barleys. Left Hand. Etc...If in the area I would definitely stop in, but probably wouldnt go out of my way to get there. I think I preferred Bettys overall.
MbpBugeye (22) Columbus, Ohio | January 16, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of the bar/restaurants that is owned by the same people who have Bettyís, Tip Top and Dirty Franks. These people know their stuff.
This is a small place, like all places in Short North. Its hard to find, but they have parking off to the side which is very convenient for the area.
Rock-a-billy is the best way I can describe the decor here. There are crazy chandeliers, cattle skulls, and scorpion print wallpapers. Its mostly black and red throughout.
The taps are right at the end of the bar. Obviously they rotate but I have seen selections from Barleys, CBC, Great Lakes and some of the other usual Ohio beers, some Founderís, Bellís and some interesting Belgians you dont seen too often like Piraat. This place has a focus on female and organically brewed beers as well as Ohio brewed selections.
The menu, like most of the other sister bars, features vegetarian and vegan options. The food menu isnt expansive (mostly wraps) but it is still all very good.
This place has a lot of that edgy Short North charm to it. I enjoy visiting here and seeing what beers have rotated into their taps.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | December 29, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small but happening restaurant with many great beers on draft. Nice regional, national, and international beer selections Beer prices teeter on high side. The menu is not huge but somewhat unique in its offering of comfort foods. You can get an entree, side and cupcake all served on an old school plastic lunch tray. The food is good. A nice combination of good food and a good beer selection
foundersfan (11) Ohio | December 1, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
By far one of the best places to go. Sundays are great, weekdays are great, just good food and great beer.
deadguy (10) Columbus, Ohio | November 16, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Iíd say this place rocks. Tons of beers on tap (15+?); not a lot of hoppy beers though. Great selection of food, service is great.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | July 13, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Being a new C-bus resident, Iíd heard about this place as a local gem, famous for its good food, ítude, and ambiance, but I didnít recognize it as having a good beer selection until my wife dragged me into the place before the Doo-Dah parade in Columbus.
For those familiar with Milwaukee, this place reminded me a lot of the Comet Cafe there. Sort of a hipster-crowd and a genre-bending atmosphere...sort of kitsch and saloon-y. The tap selection was good - maybe 15-20 beers on draft, with a pretty good representation of whatís available locally. I had a Columbus Brewing Co 90 Schilling, which tasted fresh and good.
The food was OK; I seem to remember when I first heard about the place it was in reference to burgers (which they didnít have) and cup-cakes (which my wife informed me were disappointing), but the menu is varied and eclectic. I just wanted a snack, and found the Frito Pie to be novel for a restaurant.
Service was prompt and friendly (especially toward my toddler son, which I wouldnít have expected), but we didnít have a big conversation about beer. The beer menu was out of date (no longer matching what they had on draft) which is a personal pet-peeve of mine.
Still, the experience was decent, and Iíd go back when weíre in the Short North, although more likely I will make a case to hit Bodega.
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