Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1 | Columbus, Ohio
Places > United States > Ohio > Columbus

Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1
Good based on 56 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

467 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio United States 43215 [ print map ]
614 228 ALES | facebook | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mayor: Dogbrick (3) | Taps: 8-10 | Bottles: 30+

Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here

Beer Available At Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1 (arranged by most recent)
Barley’s Blurry Bike IPA 79, Barley’s Point Of Origin , Barley’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer , Barley’s Woodsman American Pale Ale , Barley’s Ulysses Imperial Red Ale , Barley’s MacLenny’s Scottish Ale 55, Barley’s Barrel-Conditioned J. Scott Francis ESB , Barley’s Blood Thirst Wheat 85, Barley’s Pale Ale 78, Barley’s Pilsner 40, Barley’s J. Scott Francis ESB 93, Barley’s GlenLenny’s Scotch Ale 90, Barley’s Auld Curiosity Ale 91, Barley’s FHA IPA , Barley’s Bourbon Meyer Buckeye Stout , Barley’s Barrel-Conditioned Barley Wine , Zauber Myopic Red , Barley’s Barley Wine 98
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags

56 reviews for Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  72%
 Selection  71%
 Food  71%
 Value  74%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  83%
Rating Distribution

Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 1, 2007
Stopped on a Thursday night for dinner. A nice little location in Columbus. I should start out by stating that I was feeling under the weather, so I may not be giving the blast as good of a rating as I would if I felt better. But from what I did have, this place was pretty sweet. The waitress was very good (and all of them were very good-looking, which helps) and we never had to wait too long for anything, even though the place was crowded. I didn’t have any food, but the beers were really good. My favorites were their ESB, barleywine, and their imperial stout. My only regret is that I wasn’t feeling better while here. Otherwise, this place was pretty great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
DragonStout  (97) Pickerington, Ohio | July 30, 2008
This place rocks!Thanx to BeerVirgin for showing me this place.I had sampled 7 of their beers in a sampler tray and the chicken gyro that was great.The beers and food were real good.Great place to go and the waitress was knowledgeable about the beer and her service was great.I really love the fact that they had a homebrew contest and the winner had their beer on tap.they also had 2 cask brews of their own on tap also.Thanx Dawn for taking me there!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
VengefulOdin  (35) , Missouri | November 9, 2010| Updated December 11, 2010
Walking into Barley’s and you’re immediately greeted with this laid back atmosphere of your classic brewpub. There’s an immense and stunning wood bar with a mirror. Stashed in a corner behind glass is the brewing equipment - a modest mash tun and hot liquor tank. As far as the beer selection goes, it’s great, and somewhat unique. Barley’s has avoided what I would call the "typical" brewpub beers and instead has opted to brew what they like to drink. Things like a barleywine, abbey ale, and not one but two IPAs were on tap. While there I was able to sample their Pale Ale fresh from a Firkin ("Firkin Friday") and also their Russian Imperial Stout (my personal favorite style of stout) on cask. All their house brews were very good. It was also cool to see some "guest taps" from the likes of Stone, Dogfish Head, and Great Lakes (their Nosferatu was quite delicious) available as well. Samples here are super cheap (75 cents), so you can try pretty much everything. Food was decent, with some unusual menu items available, along with the standards of burgers and fries. Overall I came away quite impressed and if I’m ever back in Columbus I will be sure to stop by again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
artfink  (10) I’m everywhere Fokker!, Florida | November 12, 2005
barleys has by far thee BEST brews in cowtown. lots of seasonals and their regular ales are smashing. also cask ales on firken fridays rule!!! the food can be spotty but the appetizers don’t disappoint, especially the saurkraut balls.( only they have NO horseradish.......that’s a sin where I come from!) lots of dark wood and booths with brass trim make up the decore. can get pretty crowded and spirited on the weekends but this just adds to the atmosphere. they also have a cellar trhat used to be opened to the public, they also had live music there, but I think it is only used for private functions now. which is to bad because it is pretty cool down there. i also have several "napkin art" peices on display behind the bar. when i was in art college I loved their beer but was poor, so I used to do napkin drawings for the barkeepers and they would hook me up with free pints!!!! If your ever in cow-lumbus definatly check it out!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal  (12) Columbus, Ohio | February 1, 2006
For food and a pint, this is one of the best in Columbus, if no THE best. The atmophere is cozy and the staff is friendly. When I’m there I usually get one of their beers(last time it was their Imperial Stout, which was very good) rather than bothering with something I could get somewhere else. The food is usually good but can be or miss. I’ve never had a bad meal there, but I know a one person who has, and I witnessed it first wasn’t pretty. But overall, an excellent brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Drew  (44) Kent, Ohio | March 15, 2004
Nice atmosphere - high tin ceilings, dark cozy booths. They had 7 taps of their own beers available. Food was very good - all 6 of us enjoyed our lunch. I had a Crawfish Po'boy - very tasty. You can walk over to Grapes of Mirth after you leave here. I will have to visit here again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | January 29, 2004
I don't visit the Arena District without stopping by Barley's for one of their excellent brews. If you go to Barley's and order a Bud Light you need to have your head examined.

Parking is accomplished either from street parking, a pay lot at Short North Market, or a nearby garage.

The interior is a lot of wood, with room near the front for a small stage. The bar itself is relatively small, but there is some bar seating set aside from the restaurant seating. There is a nice collection of beer bottles running the length of the establishment.

Great food, although I lament the loss of their outstanding meatloaf. But beer is what it's all about at Barley's. I recommend Alexander's Russian Imperial Stout, St. Nick's Winter Warmer, and Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire  (202) St. Marys, Ohio | November 15, 2005
This is the original Barley’s and has a great selection of Barley’s beers and other beers for your bring along buddies. Darts and TV provide somethings to do while drinking. Good food (try the sourkraut balls) and definitly a place to go when in Columbus. Right across the street from the convention center.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 25, 2011
The final stop on a pub crawl that went to one obnoxious piano bar then one dead bar this was a chance to experience the true Columbus atmosphere. The interior is dark with a few televisions in the background for noise. The menu is typical pub fare and reasonably priced.

The tap list covers most of the styles that you would expect. From a general pale ale to a stout and some seasonals something should be available for everyone. The oatmeal stout I had was excellent for a regional brewery. The price tag wasn’t bad either.

If you are in the area this is one of the better options. It certainly beats Elevator or Gordon Biersch where I was earlier in the day. If you have to stay downtown this is the place to go for local beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
RIS101  (7) Illinois | January 13, 2007
Very good place. Not much of a lunch crowd. Food was outstanding. I had the turkey burger with pecans and was very tasty. Wash it down with the Imperial stout wow well done, I then had the Oatmeal stout which was not as flavorful, but ok.

<< first< prev1-10next >last >>
What's Your Opinion?
Add your review

Checked In

Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

Proper Glassware
Real Ales
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50