Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | January 28, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Gallo’s is located on Bethel/Olentangy in the Olentangy shopping plaza next to a K-Mart and check-cashing place, but we’ll forgive them. Plenty of parking is nearby.
Inside is pretty close to the ideal bar for me. Cork dartboards, flatscreen TVs at every booth (some with video games), pool, good music and of course a bar in the middle of it all with some good beers. They also bought another space next door to expand the dining area.
As for the beers, on draught are a couple Bell’s selections, Columbus Brewing (the Apricot ale re-branded as "Gallo’s Tap", Tommyknocker, Flying Dog and others. In bottles you can find GLBC, Rogue, Columbus brewing and others. Not a huge selection but enough to keep most beer lovers happy.
The service both at the bar and in the dining area is good. The place is still relatively new but had a full house on a Thursday night which is a good sign.
The food here is pretty damn good. Gallo’s prides itself on not using microwaves or heating lamps. The food is pricey and is cooked by the person who used to work at Liberty St. Brewing in Akron. The $8 burger/fries I had was excellent.
I will definitely be visiting this place again!