United States > South Carolina > Greenville
Beer Available At Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine Red Wine Barrel Edition 99, Dogfish Head American Beauty 93, Quest Ellida IPA , Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 99, Stone Ruination IPA 100, Stone Ruination Tropical Heat Edition 94, Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale 94, Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later) 99, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale 100, Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale 98, Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone DayMan Coffee IPA 99, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Highland Oatmeal Porter 92, Victory Donnybrook Stout 65, Ommegang Gnomegang 97, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Cocoa Mole 97, Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout 99, Green Flash Hop Head Red 98
NachlamSie (526) Denver, Colorado | February 1, 2006| Updated August 20, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is the biggest Barley’s and it’s also in good shape. It’s in a nice downtown area. There are plenty of beers to try here, mainly micros from around the area. I think the frustrating 6% law and the distributors prevent the beer selection from being better than it is, but it’s definitely satisfactory. There are plenty of pool tables upstairs which are spread out nicely and some dart boards as well.
I’d just like to add that I’ve visited here since SC raised the 6% lmit. Barley’s is going nuts already. Nearly half of their selection was dedicated to higher alcohol craft brews on my visit. This did seem to subtract from some regional stuff, but, I’d say the newer lineup of beers is of much higher quality.
[August 19, 2008]
I’ve visited a few times since the cap on beer has been raised and it has made a world of difference. This is now my favorite Barley’s location due to the sheer number of quality beer on tap. Not a staggering amount of regional stuff is available, but it is great to see things like Double Simcoe and Racer 5 on tap. They regularly have limited offerings from Brooklyn and Rogue. The ambiance makes for a really enjoyable bar visit. Plenty of pool tables along with foosball,
table hockey, and even shuffleboard are available. The upstairs is very spacious and not nearly as crowded as downstairs. My bartender was particularly awesome yesterday. He took a chance engaging me in very vulgar conversation, which luckily I found to be quite amusing. Good amount of cajones or perhaps just lack of concern on his part. Great service, regardless.
PorterPounder (277) Tallahassee, Florida | June 29, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here in late June ’09 on a Friday evening. Place was packed - not even able to get a seat at the bar to eat - so I came back later and partook in the upstairs bar. Probably had about 20 - 25 taps upsatirs. Some decent stuff - a few I had not hand - Sierra Nevada Brown Saison and Southern Tier Big Red. Afew other uncommon ones as well - not just your usual micros and imports. One dissapointment though - did not see one tap of a North or South Carolina brewer - not sure whose fault that is - brewer, distributor, establishment or perhaps the consumer? Oh well. Loud, friendly, clean cut crowd who seemed to enjoy their beer - heard someone asking. Worth a stop if in Greenville - a decent little city.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 7, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice patio space right off of Main St. Inside is kinda crowded downstairs and kinda too sparse upstairs. Nice tap selection and beer list kept close to up to date. Didn’t eat but the menu looked similar to the Knoxville location and pizza around me looked tasty.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale über alles, Arizona | October 11, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
this place seems to be run by derelicts, hippies and general malcontents... but i like it! who’da thunk a bar in the middle of basically nowhere would be packed in the middle of the summer on a sunday afternoon?!... plus 60+ taps!... you kidding me?... great pizza!... great atmosphere upstairs and down!.... i’d be here every day if i lived close. this stupid pizza shop makes every ’beer bar’ in phx look amateur.
my only complaint is the crazy expensive bottle reserve list.
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | September 8, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A large downtown bar with very nice atmosphere. We sat down at the upstairs bar, which wasn’t the slightest bit busy. In fact, the two of us were the only people there for quite a while. The beer selection is between marginal and good, with enough things I don’t see at home to keep it interesting for me. The service was great, though I suspect the bartender was mostly just bored and looking for someone to talk to. Regardless, I have no complaints.
rumproasts (106) Grand Rapids, Michigan | July 10, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
highly recommended. three floors of beer goodness. food was also quite good.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 20, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice place, good selection and delicious pizza - one downer is the service can be a bit supercilious and condescending.
fiver29 (52) Cleveland, Ohio | June 27, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I visited on a Friday night and the place was packed. 70 beers on tap and over 100 bottles. This place has a great selection. There was an upstairs area with pool and 20 or so beers on tap. No food allowed upstairs. Restaurant was downstairs with the rest of the taps and bottles. The pizza is some of the best pizza I’ve had in a long time. Crunch crust and the top wasn’t overcooked. Service was slow. It was Friday and it was busy. So be it. I will be visiting again. This might be my Friday night hangout on Friday nights.
brooker (25) South Carolina | May 27, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
By far, this is the best beer bar in Upstate South Carolina if not the entire state itself. A wide selection coupled with cheap and delicious eats makes for a wonderful experience that doesn’t break the bank. The selection is wonderful, but also incorporates a reserve list in case you’re looking for something a bit more vintage. Example: ’09 KBS.
If you’re in Greenville, this is a must do whether you’re a craft beer fan or just someone looking for a cheap slice of pizza. Put Barley’s on your agenda.
thagr81_us (24) Gaffney, South Carolina | April 27, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I am a frequent vistor to this taproom. As stated by other reviewers there are a huge number of beers to select from from both upstairs and downstairs. The service at this location is excellent to say the least, as most of the servers/bartenders are extremely knowledgable about all things beer. The food is also EXCELLENT! Thusly why I go at least once every other week if not more. Definitely top-notch...
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