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.
Good beer and good food, what else do you need? Ohh, you want good entertainment, go upstairs and you’ll find yourself not leaving this place until they kick you out. Pool table, darts, shuffle board, old-school hockey table, foosball, and TVs with whatever game you want on. You want fruity cocktails, well.....don’t read RateBeer ;-) (jk!)
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.
Ambiance is great. It’s always buzzing at Barley’s. Service is good, though there are some days when you’ll be waiting quite a while for your food or check. Beer selection is fantastic. Good value for money. The lunch special is a great deal. One of my favorite places in Greenville to go for good beer and good food.
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...
Roughly 70 taps, with half on one level, and the other half -featuring different beers - on another level.
I was quite pleased with the selection. None of the taps were wasted on various iterations of BudMillerCoors fizzy yellow stuff.
The food was good. The pizza didn’t wow me, but it wasn’t bad. The black bean hummus was great, and I enjoyed a jerk chicken wrap on a second visit.
I found the servers to be friendly and prompt, although not necessarily beer experts.
I certainly plan a return visit on my next visit to SC.