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Beer Available At Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Jackie-Os Dark Apparition 99, Jackie-Os Cholmond Joy , Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Aged Rt. 33 Collaborative Porter 97, Jackie-Os Dark Apparition Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel 97, Redstone Sunshine Nectar 51, Jackie-Os Mandala Columbus 94, Southern Tier 2xIPA 97, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son , Ithaca Ground Break Saison 93, Jackie-Os Slim Pickins 92, Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Aged 1/2 Sharkalligator 1/2 Man 91, Jackie-Os Dynamo Hum 99, Jackie-Os Berliner Weiss 93, Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 7 , Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 6 99, Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 5 91, Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 4 94, Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 3 90, Jackie-Os Cellar Cuvee 2 96, Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Aged Sweet Chocolate Love 97
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Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 05/2009 and many times since): Jackie O’s is located near the OU campus in Athens on West Union not too far off 50/33. There is metered parking all around.
The interior is narrow with a pool table and small stage immediately inside. The bar is in the rear and is relatively small, and there are a few other places to sit as well. There is an upstairs area as well that I did not check out. The fermenters are viewable from the bar, and there is an old fashioned cash register. Since my first visit the place has expanded next door, effectively doubling their space.
Jackie O’s has around 12 taps, 7 of which are their own beers. The beers range from a Raspberry, Cream Ale, and IPA to a Sour Ale and Imperial Stout. All of the beers are above average, with a couple like to mostly organic Chomo-Lung-Ma being standouts. There are also a few guest taps from the likes of Lagunitas. All of the current beers are listed on a board, and the house beers are available in a sampler.
Service was great on a weekday late lunch. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and introduced me to the brewmaster, who was kind enough to take me on a tour including the cellar and some of the brews he is aging for release during Ohio Brew Week.
I had the fish sandwich for lunch and it was very good.
Overall this brewpub is well worth visiting. It is a mistake to assume that because the place is in a college town that there is not an emphasis on quality brews. One of the best brewpubs in the state.
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | August 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fun place. Street parking so its a little tricky. Ambience is definite low key neighborhood bar. Lots of locals, lots of wood, funky decor, barrels as tables. The restaurant on the other is much bigger but looks pretty much the same. Beers ranged from one bad one to a couple of good ones. The food wasn’t too good but someone else got pizza and it looked awesome. The bartender was awesome... she was working the whole room, working really hard but yet was also able to be attentive to everyone. Prices were good. I was disappointed by a lack of their bottles to go. Despite a couple of annoyances I liked this place a great deal and I’ll definitely be back.
Tmoney99 (366) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 18, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great freindly place with a excellent selection of their own beers and good selection of guest beers. Good food with large portions. Well worth a visit.
theisti (352) Leawood, Kansas | September 5, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited late afternoon on a Tuesday. Jackie-O’s is split into two different spaces - the brewery taproom and the Public House. The taproom was closed on my visit, so I had beers at the bar at the Public House. Pretty typical bar layout, with a long bar and bar tables throughout. They had an astounding 18 beers on draft, as well as two guest beers. The beers are all super creative and well made. Additionally, I had the cheese curds which were solid. Service was solid, and the crowd was a nice mix of beer folks and students. Glad I made the trip from Columbus to check this place out.
msante79 (335) Mount Prospect, Illinois | March 9, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome little brewpub is pretty cool college town. Went on Saturday night around 7pm and thought it was going to be packed, but was pleasantly surprised to find it half full with college kids and was able to find a bar stool. Ten or so house beers on tap with a nice selection of guest taps. All the brews I had were high quality. Got a growler with glass for only $11. Wish it wasn’t an hour and a half from my hotel otherwise I would go every night. A must stop and definitely worth a road trip.
chriso (306) London, England | March 5, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited in March 2010. This was fantastic stop. Great beers. Great people. We had intended to have a look at some other places in Athens but ended up staying here for 6 hours. Got an impromptu tour of the brewery with the owner - the number of barrels in there with various things aging in them was mind-boggling. No bottles to go when we were there but one of the very generous regulars went home (unprompted) and picked up a couple of bottles from his personal stash to give us as a gift. The spent grain pizza hit the spot nicely. A few minor quibbles. Firstly, the place is in two completely separate parts next door to each other which I sort of realised. What I did not realise was that the two parts have different beers. As I was not inclined to venture into the "pub" part, where a very loud band was playing (and I think there was a cover charge), I missed a few beers. Secondly, there wasn’t much seating in the "brewery" part. I don’t know whether they had taken out some because there was live music. However, we got seats at the bar and stayed there so it wasn’t a problem. Thirdly, most of the beers are big, high ABV numbers which is fine for the interest. However, since we were there for 6 hours, a few more session strength beers might have made things a bit easier (and less drunken). Overall though, a brilliant experience.
jrallen34 (271) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I drove down for the Barrel Aged Fest. The event itself was well organized, easy to get tickets and the system for selling the beer was easy, nice to go to a beer event that was not so crowded. The atmoshere is nice, a great location, cool campus pub. The feel inside is very homey, I could see myself hanging out here day after day if I went to school there. The servers were nice, pretty knowledgable. Cool to see Brad actually running the show and doing everything. The quality and selection of beerrs was really nice, great to see an event put on with tons of care shown in making their own beers but they also brought in some really good stuff. Sucks that I was only there 2 hours becauase I headed back to Columbus for the OSU game because there were so many beers I didn’t get try. My gf commented she didn’t want to leave either, as its just an awesome place to chill and drink at. Didn’t have food but my buddy did and it looked awesome.
Great event, great selection of beer, awesome home feel that makes you want to stay. What isn’t there to like?
LilBeerDoctor (208) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 4, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A chill pub located in a college town (unfortunately the day I visited was move-in day and the town was packed!). There is a long bar with multiple small tables, tvs, and a pool table. They offer a number of drafts, including special barrel aged beers and seasonals. At least when I was there in late August, it was a barrel-aged beer lover’s dream. A small menu, I got a pizza which was very tasty. Overall, a nice place to try some interesting beers made by an up-and-coming brewery.
deyholla (200) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | July 3, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t know how I haven’t rated this place yet. This is one of the best breweries around to visit. Brad the brewer has been nice enough to take time to talk to me during each of my visits. The staff has always been friend but it can be a tad slow during busy times. There are always a ton of Jackie O’s taps plus a good selection of guest taps. Food is solid if not great and prices are quite competitive. An absolute must visit!
JCB (174) Durham, North Carolina | April 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice to stop in here at long last. Overall, aside from some fairly dodgy service, it was an enjoyable few hours. Decent enough space, though nothing particularly special. And unfortunately, they’d run out of several of the drafts I’d hoped to try. But still, there were more than enough goodies on tap and the pizza was a pretty nice white pie. I’d happily stop back in again.
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