St. James Tavern | Columbus, Ohio
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St. James Tavern
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Bar

1057 N. 4th St.
Columbus, Ohio United States 43201 [ print map ]
614 294 0064

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Mayor: swoopjones (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 40+


St. James Tavern

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Barleys Blood Thirst Wheat 70, Maumee Bay Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout 97
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4 reviews for St. James Tavern
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  80%
 Selection  68%
 Food  80%
 Value  100%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%


68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones  (296) Buffalo, New York | September 1, 2013
Decent, insanely low prices. $4 for pint of head hunter. Dark and woody. Solid jukebox, gets very quiet if no one is Playing it. Decent bottle selection. Some locals on draft plus fat heads, bells, mauume. One block away from seventh son
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 20, 2008
This place is not far from the main happening High Street but it is far away to really feel like itís in the middle of nowhere. In the heart of a residential area with no other public businesses around (restaurants or others) this places only attracts locals. About a dozen taps with mostly classic American micros. I had myself a pint of my beloved Founderís Redís Rye so Iím not complaining. Bottle selection of about 50 boring bottles. The taps are a lot more interesting that the bottles in this bar. Ambiance is young locals playing pool and just hanging out. Not worth the detour for a beer-geek but I liked the ambiance.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
deadguy  (10) Columbus, Ohio | August 25, 2005| Updated November 16, 2010
This bar is my fav in columbus. And Itís not in a bad area as reported by another reviewer. Itís east of campus just north of the short north. They have 10+ taps. The taps rotate seasonally with the standards being Bells 2 Hearted, Bass, New Castle, Guiness and a mix of good craft beers There are too many bottles to name - though they have a great selection from Boddingtons to Fin Du Monde to all your standard macros. There are 2 pool tables and seating around the bar plus a few side tables. The jukebox is one of the best around too. Many local beer-meetups attend St. James. The purveyor regularly has Firkin Cask tappings that are pretty unique (2-hearted, bellís amber, Pumpkin Porter from Thirsty Dog for example)
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | June 14, 2005
The St. James Tavern is located on the brink of a not-very-nice section of Columbus, not too far from dowtown on the corner of 4th and Detroit (if that tells you anything). Parking can be found on surrounding streets and in a lot on Detroit.

Inside the bar is on the right and is very narrow. There is a small area reserved for pool on the left. The bar definitely has a political slant. There is also an old-school Galaga arcade game.

The beer selection is not bad. They have around 10 taps with offerings from Founders, New Holland, Bellís, Avery and others. The bottled beers number in the 40-50 range, with selections from DFH, Bellís, Unibroue, Youngís, Sierra Nevada etc. $3 pints during happy hour is a nice bonus too.

The service here is perfect for the laid back atmosphere. I was there on a Monday early evening and it was quiet and the bartender was friendly and talked beer a bit with me, but otherwise just kept to herself. The jukebox was pretty quiet as well.

Food at this establishment appears to be limited to single-serving bags of potato chips behind the bar.

Overall this bar has a couple things working against it, namely the location and the political bent, but if you are looking for a place to enjoy a good beer and a game of pool in an easygoing atmosphere then this place is worth a look.

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