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Beer Available At Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1 (arranged by most recent)
Barley’s Blurry Bike IPA 78, 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 60, Barley’s Barrel-Conditioned J. Scott Francis ESB , Barley’s Blood Thirst Wheat 76, Barley’s Pale Ale 79, 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, Barley’s Hoptoberfest
sliffy (86) Columbus, Ohio | August 1, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place is great, right downtown. Across the street from Grapes of Mirth. Parking usually means the garage nearby but it’s not a big deal. Selection is usually 5 or 6 of their beers on draft, with a cask ale on as well, and usually a few guest drafts. The beers are very good, as is the food. Service can be slow at times, but usually is pretty consistent.
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 1, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
frankenkitty (97) Oak Lawn, Illinois | July 5, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I can’t say there’s any one thing that really stands out about the atmosphere or the "experience" that is Barley’s Brewing. There are some decent brews on tap here, but it is a place which in my mind blends into many other places I’ve visited. Well-staffed, but the servers/bartenders seemed to be more involved with their own lives than those of their clientelle. Whatever... we were served our drinks and left to go about our business. (As long as you do your job you’ll get your 15% tip, but I don’t think they realize you’ve got to impress people for anything beyond that.)
Anyway, this is another joint with a rating of "Essential" that I think could use a downgrade.
RIS101 (7) Illinois | January 13, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
ogglethorp (28) Ohio | January 6, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice place appearance-wise, nothing too flashly nothing too dumpy, good place to grab a beer and grub. Friendly, attentive service. Decent selection of beers, no guest taps when I was there, but from time to time they do offer some. The beers I had were very good, not great, but solid offerings. As far as food goes the menu looked nice, mostly American fare, some seafood, pasta dishes. It was around lunch so I just grabbed a burger. Nothing spectacular. My one complaint is, they asked me how I wanted the burger cooked, I said medium, it came well done. There is nothing more I hate than if you ask me how I want something cooked and then bring it cooked two stages further, or under for that matter. Don’t ask then. It’s a burger, how tough can it be, 4minutes for rare, 5 for medium rare, etc.
BeerVirgin72 (97) Pickerington, Ohio | December 27, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Our service was efficient, just not overly enthusiastic. The food, however, was absolutely wonderful! Definitely will return here soon!
endersworld (2) Columbus, Ohio | October 31, 2006| Updated October 22, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Been there about a dozen tmes, usually around mid-day. Lots of space and they recently installed a couple large flatscreen TV’s near the bar area. The beer is great with a steady change in choices. A few of the beers really shine from the use of imported ingredients (UK). The food includes quite a bit of seafood which I don’t eat much of so can’t say how it tastes but I recommend the BBQ wings, very meaty. Parking can be rough if you don’t know the location well, but if you drive on High St. away from downtown about a half block on your right is a metered parking lot.
Braudog (792) Phoenix, Arizona | October 26, 2006
36 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
I had visited this place back in 1999 and had fond memories ... they were dashed on my Oct 2006 visit. First off, they had some decent house beers, about 8 on offer on the night I was there. But you would never know this was a brewpub walking by or even walking in. I have no idea where the brewery even was! Instead, this looked like a "neighborhood bar" complete with Coors and Bud decor. The food was subpar, too. I wish I’d saved more time for Columbus Brewing.
JudgeDread (6) Minnesota | October 13, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Just a regular college town bar. Food is bland and overcooked. the Imperial Oatmeal Stout is great!!
Aurelius (133) Tallahassee, Florida | August 16, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A right fine pub atmosphere - roomy, chummy. Wait staff was a little frazzled on the night that I was there. The brewer’s platter was a full meal. Generally pretty clean, however the bar could have used a good toothbrushing in places. Beer is very solid.
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