Old Bag of Nails Pub (Worthington)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
theisti  (774) Kansas | May 22, 2012| Updated September 9, 2014
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Located on a cool shopping block, nice outdoor patio out front. The initial stench of this place was grease and rotting fish. I asked the bartender if this was normal, and she said she thought they might be cleaning the kitchen. No worries, Iíll take my beer ouf front - nope, local laws donít allow drinking on the patio. I had one beer (GL Lake Erie Monster) and got out of here. The tap list was just ok, nothing really jumped out and a bunch of macros and their import brethren. This place could have had a cool, broken in local pub feel, but the stench was just too much on this visit. Others have not mentioned this, so hopefully I was just unlucky.

58 = ★Ĺ (Local place tickers only)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
64
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp  (24) Minnesota | April 25, 2012| Updated May 17, 2012
Good food and laid back atmosphere. Tap list is decent with 5 rotational/seasonal taps.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | December 29, 2010
Nice pub atmosphere but really unimpressive draft list. They only have a few drafts most of which are macros in disguise. It seems the best you come by here is a Great Lakes or DFH. Not worth a dedicated stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | March 8, 2009
I had a really enjoyable after-work occasion here, and thought it worth reviewing. A friend and I sat at the bar and had some beers and apps, and this place had a fun and homey feel to it that I really liked. However, the beer list is not so special. They were out of my first choice, so I had several DFH 90 Minutes. Bottle list was similarly unspectacular. But if I can find one beer I like on that particular day and the rest of the place makes me happy, I am OK with a limited beer list. Food was OK - had some nacho dip and wings, and the wings were really pretty good. Prices were reasonable. And service was attentive despite the fact they were quite busy. All-in-all, I enjoyed my visit to this Old Bag of Nails, and I would return to this one, or be willing to visit others again.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72  (97) Pickerington, Ohio | February 3, 2008
Och. The fried pickles are divine. This is one of the best Irish pubs in town.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
deadguy  (10) Columbus, Ohio | August 25, 2005| Updated September 15, 2005
This is the best Old Bag of Nails Pub of the bunch. Get the deep fried pickles and a nice pint while you are there.

Avoid the Bexley location at all costs (found glass in my pint, and they still made me pay).
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
MAP  (26) Lakewood, Ohio | June 12, 2005
If you want good beer and equally good food this is the place to go. Fish and Chips joint with an very acceptable selection of brews. Donít expect to find a case of odd Lambics on hand, but expect many suitale beers for the menu. Again, if you want good beer and food in Columbus, go here, not Barleys or The Elevator.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | April 19, 2004
This is one of a few places I will take a visitor to Columbus when I have the chance. Located in Old Worthington, finding parking can be pretty dicey if you go at peak hours. There is street parking but you may have to walk a bit. It is worth it.

This location is very tiny, the pub is nestled between small shops. They have &quo;patio seating&quo;, meaning 4 plastic tables on the sidewalk. Inside, it is very cozy but that contributes a lot to the charm. Lots of breweriana adorns the walls (I especially like the walls lined with old beer cans behind glass). The bar is small but it maintains the whole English Pub look and feel. Many places spend lots of money attaining that atmosphere but Old Bag pulls it off without even trying.

The beer selection is very good given the lack of space. The bottled selection leans toward English beers (Sam Smith, Fullerís etc). The draught selection is in constant flux, but you can always get something from GLBC, Leinenkugelís, or an Arrogant Bastard. This is the only place I know of that has Old Rasputin on draught which is great.

The staff is knowledgeable and courteous and I have never had a problem with the speed of service or with beer knowledge.

Now, the food. If you go here and donít get the Fish & Chips you should be ashamed. It is unbelievably good (and BIG!). The Patty Melt is great too.

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