Columbus Brewing Company | Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

525 Short St.
Columbus, Ohio United States 43215 [ print map ]
614 464 2739 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday, Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Mayor: JStax (3) | Taps: 6-8 | Bottles: 20+

Columbus Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Columbus Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Columbus Bodhi 99, Four String Skeleton Red IPA , Weasel Boy Das Frettchen Oktoberfest , Sideswipe Elegant Hoodlum 64, Columbus IPA 98, Weasel Boy Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale 55, Columbus Dalton Session IPA , Jackie-Os Razz Wheat 48, Hoof Hearted Voltan Russian Imperial Stout , Actual Orthodox Winter IPA , Columbus Steel Dawn , Columbus Foolís Gold 79, Actual Ingenuity , Columbus Pale Ale 78, Columbus Festbier Lager 54
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34 reviews for Columbus Brewing Company
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  76%
 Selection  65%
 Food  76%
 Value  65%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (417) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 27, 2014
Iím pretty sure this is the only brewery in Columbusí Brewery District, so we popped in here for a beer and food before a show in downtown Columbus. The place has a restaurant, bar, and patio area, and seems to be just a couple years old or so. There were 4 house brews on tap, the two flagships (IPA and Pale Ale), a double IPA, and a kellerbier. There were 6 or so guest taps, too, with a greater variety. Kind of odd to have so few house beers that are all fairly similar. The food was okay, a little disappointing. The service was friendly and attentive. I donít know, I donít have a whole lot to say about it, except that every brewpub Iíve been to in Columbus has been completely average.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
JStax  (144) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | October 23, 2013
Stopped in on a Thursday afternoon. The parking lot for the place was more than sufficient for the time I was there. I was able to walk in and sit at the bar without having to wait. The bartender was immediately over to see me and let me know what was on draft. The sampler I ordered was assembled and to me in a short amount of time and I was left to take my notes without being bothered. At the end I was asked what my favorite was and then I was able to get my bill and depart. If I were a local, I could see me visiting here fairly often. My only suggestion to them would be to have more of their own beer on draft. About half of their taps were other local beers, which is cool, but I came there to sample their beer and about half of what they had on tap, was also the more common stuff that gets distributed. Those beers are pretty good, though, so I didnít mind too much having them in the sampler.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 3, 2013
This was a surprise stop for me. This place gets some mixed reviews, so I wasnít sure what to expect when I went there, but I really enjoyed the beer here. Typical bar atmosphere, although they did have some seats outside (with the construction going on across the street, not much of a view though). It was a fairly small crowd on a Sunday afternoon, but apparently they had just expanded their hours to include Sundays so maybe most customers didnít know that yet. They had a number of beers on, including lots of hoppy selections - 2 IPAs, a IIPA, wheat IPA, and hoppy pale ale - all of which were very tasty. The food menu is mostly up scale pub grub, including sandwiches and pizzas. The Santa Fe pizza was pretty tasty. Overall, I really liked this place, seems to be the top spot to go in Columbus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (553) Toronto, Ontario | July 31, 2013
Nicely built place, a microcosm in design and in business plan of Amsterdam back home. Mostly hoppy beers in, brewer can sell as much as he makes. Good beer for late in the aft with a professional crowd. Nice square bar, patio leads into urban space.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
cratez  (222) Toronto, Ontario | May 2, 2013
When I visited: Late January 2013. What I had: CBC IPA and Bodhi Double IPA on tap, spinach and artichoke dip, orange glazed salmon, buffalo chicken pizza and white wine for the lady, key lime pie to split. What I liked: Lively atmosphere, diverse crowd, heated patio was better than we expected, speedy and competent service, solid food when cooked, growlers to go, outstanding house beers. What I disliked: Small draught list with no guest taps from what I could tell, had to return my undercooked salmon (second one was much better), a bit pricey compared to other places, strange hours for a brewpub as it closes at 11-12ish even on the weekend. Would I go back? Most likely. Overall Rating: 74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Fritz123  (19) Boca Raton, Florida | April 18, 2013
First time to CBC. Very nice server with good beer knowledge. Also quickly introduced menu specials and beer specials. Quick return with beers (a flight and a Pale Ale.) Order an app of shrimp cocktail. Very good for Ohio. Split an order of the Crab Cakes for dinner. Very good. Beer is awesome. Bought a growler of Sohio Stout. We will return next time in town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
gws57  (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | June 3, 2012
Ambiance was a bit like a chain brewpub, but everyone was in nicer clothes; we felt underdressed. Good food, beers were a bit better than average, decent enough service, location was in an improving neighborhood; worth the stop for dinner.
theisti  (525) Leawood, Kansas | February 27, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
Visited twice during a recent trip - once late afternoon on a Thursday, again around 8ish on a Friday night. Location is semi industrial, with some development creeping in across the street. Very much set up as a bar / restaurant stuck to the front of the brewery. Ambiance is pretty straightforward, bigger bar, tables around the corner towards the back. I sat at the bar both times, and the bartenders were friendly and attentive. The beers are solid (I believe they had 7 different beers on), and I had a pizza which was tasty, though certainly nothing special. Worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | December 3, 2011
not a fan of the decor of this place, very generic, reminds me of a chain... selection was good 5 regulars, but 3 one offs including 2 hop odysseys... service was helpful but the bartender totally clueless about beer other than their own... food is qulaity... worth a stop if in the brewery district
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire  (168) St. Marys, Ohio | October 21, 2011
This is actually a better restaurant than a brewpub. The food is more upscale than your average bar, and I was able to get in and out quickly for lunch with a nice salad and a solid octoberfest. They have a small selection of their own beers, which are all solid if not great. They do have other beers and a full bar. It will get crowded if you show up too late on the weekends.

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