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Smokehouse Brewing Company
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio United States 43215 [ print map ]
614 485 0227 | facebook

Hours: M-TH 11am-10pm Fri 11-11 Sat 12-11 Sun 12-9

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

Smokehouse Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Smokehouse Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Four String Solo Series #5: Mandarina IPA , Fat Heads Shakedown Stout 84, Barleys MacLennys Scottish Ale 58, Barleys Fortune Teller On Vanilla , Barleys Fortune Teller , Barleys Red Molly , Barleys Left Coast Indie Pale Ale , Barleys Left Coast Pale Ale 78, Barleys Pale Ale 81, Barleys Centennial India Pale Ale 92, Barleys Carnaby Street Wheat , Barleys Christmas Ale 90, Barleys St. Nicks Winter Warmer 97, Columbus Brewing 46 & 2 , Barleys Sexy Sadie Sixty Season Saison , Barleys Galaxy 500 Belgian IPA , Barleys Banshee , Barleys Punkt , Barleys Alexander’s Russian Imperial Stout 98, Barleys ZIPA
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33 reviews for Smokehouse Brewing Company
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  74%
 Selection  75%
 Food  77%
 Value  72%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
MbpBugeye  (22) Columbus, Ohio | January 16, 2011
This is the first location of Barleys that I visited. The smokehouse is more of a restaurant than the downtown location. Seating is abundant, there are pool tables as well as some outdoor patio seating. The bar is smallish, about the same size as the one downtown. It might seat about 15 people. They will have a few of the same beers here as they do downtown but a few different. In other words, each location will feature different Barleys beers. I feel that their guest tap and bottle list is much stronger at this location. I have personally tasted GI Night Stalker on tap here, seen HopSlam, Bear Republic, Southampton, Boulder Obovoid Stout and a few other beers that arent around town very often. It might just be me, but I feel like they feature more stouts here than they do downtown. It would make sense if this were true as these styles pair nicely with the BBQ style menu. The food is pretty awesome. Great BBQ. One of the cities go to places for tangy, spicy and smokey BBQ. When it comes to Columbus beer culture, this and its sister brewpub can not be overlooked.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bb0bbby  (13) | December 4, 2010
Great food & their seasonal christmas brew is to die for! Get a growler and share with the family.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog  (701) Hampton, Virginia | February 19, 2010
Finally visited in February 2010 for lunch on a weekday. The place smelled awesome. The food was outstanding. And the service rocked. My beef with Barley’s is their beers -- we had 4 different ones, and 3 of them were WAY off style. A "pale ale" that was dark brown? A "scottish" that was light amber and hoppy? (I almost wonder if their tap lines are switched?). The beers are drinkable, but you don’t know what you’re getting when you order! But I’d go back for the food alone. (Brewery #503)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | March 8, 2009
I’ve now been to both the High Street Barleys downtown as well as this one. I preferred this location (better food), but I was a little surprised just how close to the first location this one was. We arrived for lunch right as they opened. The neighborhood is a little odd...looks like a pretty low-rent area with not a lot of other businesses around, next to the railroad tracks, and near what appeared to be an abandoned public housing tower. We got seated in a large dining room with lots of wood in a corner booth. The house beers were a short list of 8, of which several were not available. There were a few more guest taps, and a number of those were also unavailable. This bothers me a little...they printed up a nice menu, apparently never anticipating the tap selection might change. I’d be far happier if beer-centric places gave me a printout that is right rather than a nice menu that is out-of-date. Menu was skewed toward smoked meat, which is alright with me! Food was good - I had so
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
Fair BBQ food accompanied 5 different beers on draught and a solid selection of 6-8 guest Midwest classics. We stopped by around noon, so the palce was mostly empty though a couple of tables were filled with people who came to listen to the football. The building is very large, multi-roomed and has a welcoming quality to its dark brown interior and sharp glasses, but the area was depressive, an industrial boulevard with little activity, well outside downtown. The 5 house beers were a lot more satisfying than what I had at Barley’s no. 1. Both IPA’s were brightly hopped and the others at least were less watery.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout  (96) Pickerington, Ohio | July 1, 2008
Stopped here on my visit to Buckeye country.Heard the food was excellet so I needed to see for myself. The peeps were right. Very good BBQ and there beers were delightful.Had their Oatmeal Porter and also sampled their Pint O Joe.Overall very goos and will definately return.thank you Dawn for taking me here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (550) Toronto, Ontario | June 18, 2008
Both Barley’s locations are a short drive, relatively speaking. The smokehouse has free parking, has the same beers on rotation, is darker lighting, the food is better assuming you like BBQ. Service was slower, I think they were surprised how many people appeared and may have been caught short. But they are competent with knowledge of the basics of their beers. Booths were good for small groups. Music on the loud side. About 12 taps of micros,PLUS 2 CASKS mostly home taps but four good guest taps. Service was efficient. The beers are approachable, the stouts and barleys above average. Hops are rationed, and in the pales and scotch beers (at least 3 at both locations) an orangey like flavoring apparent, which the brewer says is not orange flavouring but was not more forthcoming. Worth a stop if in town.
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 16, 2008
Pretty big bug but thanks to the isolated sections you don’t feel like in a large commercial place. Some pool tables and pinball machines. The overall atmosphere of this place is that of a countryside restaurant brewpub. Rednecks will feel right at home in this resto-pub. The beer menu is more extensive at this location but I much preferred the other Barley’s location (AleHouse #1) to spend some time. This is a eat-drink-leave place. When I was they had 7 of their beers on tap (including one cask), 7 guest beers on tap (entry level beers from Bell’s, Founders, etc.) and 3 classic hoppy American beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | December 6, 2007
This place rocked very southern looking inside with old wood floors and just a country bbq style feel to it. The beer was very good although they had about 7 on with 6 or so guest taps it definitely beat what #1 had on hands down. The 2 IPA’s were great as was the imperial stout and cherry porter. The food here is straight up southern bbq a completely different menu from #1 and I loved it. Went on a Sunday where service was slow so we had 2 tables to ourselve’s and they put the Browns game on the projection screen along with the sound on the speakers. Stayed for the whole game and some. Just loved this place and would be worth driving 2 hours to again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72  (96) Pickerington, Ohio | March 2, 2007
Went here for lunch today. First time. LOVED the beer...Food was very tasty and arrived very quickly. No crowd, really...Service was a bit slow, which makes no sense, seeing how they werent busy...When I was leaving though I stopped to get tickets for the Ale Fest and both the hostess and the manager were VERY friendly, so that made up for the server being less then enthusiastic. I would come back simply for the beer, but I prefer the atmosphere at Barley’s #1!!

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