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Beer Available At Barleys Brewing Company Ale House #1 (arranged by most recent)
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 Blurry Bike IPA 68, Barley’s Hoptoberfest , Barley’s Infinity Grand Cru , Barley’s Rye IPA 96, Barley’s Blood Thirst Wheat 75, Barley’s Alexander’s Russian Imperial Stout 98, Barley’s Pale Ale 80, Barley’s MacLenny’s Scottish Ale 57, Barley’s Pilsner 40, Barley’s Point Of Origin , Barley’s House Pale Ale , Barley’s / Seventh Son Tobias , Founders Centennial IPA 99
frankenkitty (95) 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 (96) 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 (778) 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 (132) 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.
nolankowal (12) Columbus, Ohio | February 1, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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 hand...it wasn’t pretty. But overall, an excellent brewpub.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | December 23, 2005| Updated August 11, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I used to frequent this place some time ago, and interestingly enough it has stayed about the same. The food is better than you would expect and the beers have a pretty steady rotation (outside of their standards). Sadly I missed their barley wine and Impy but I was able to try their most delicious Centennial IPA (picked up a growler). The scene is hit and miss. I’ve had a great time there and excellent service and vice-versa. This time around I sat at the bar and was served promptly. The bartender was surprisingly less knowledgeable about their beers than those I’ve had previous, but attentive. This is worth a stop any time. Just remember that it can get crowded, so get their early.
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