Brews Cafe (OUT OF BUSINESS)

Mayor: phaleslu (1) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
MAP  (26) Lakewood, Ohio | June 12, 2005
One great place. Makes me with I went to Denison for school. I was never carded there, even when I was 17 and went to the Arrogant Bastard promotion. The staff generally seem to know what going on with their beers and theyve always had a diverse lineup of taps. Upstairs has a nice bar area for those looking to play pool and get drinks, so its got something for everyone.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bfulton  (1) Granville, Ohio | May 31, 2005
This has got to be the best beer bar in Ohio, they have approx. 250 botteled beers and 20 taps all craft or imported. The food is excellent, and the rumor is they are moving to a larger building which when they get there they are doubling their taps to 40 taps.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
OhioDad  (38) Hilliard, Ohio | June 18, 2006
We made the 50 minute drive from Hillard out to Granville to visit Brews today and I was absolutely impressed with the great new building. 3 stories with a nice old world pub feel. Great taplist. 45 handles! And a huge wall of coolers behind the bar that I didn’t even get into. How could I with all the unusual taps they had. Food was much better than this site lets on too. I had the NY Strip with Onion rings and a great porter bbq sauce on it that I tried very hard to get the recipe for... Service was excellent and they catered well to my family of 5 . My waiter was quite friendly and knowledgable about the beers they served. I noticed that children isn’t checked on here but I certainly didn’t see where they were a problem at all. I agree with the previous poster that said this is the best bar in Ohio. I agree as far as selection this one might be the best at least in Central Ohio! Awesome place!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mikesaum  (18) Newark , Ohio | March 11, 2012
I love goin to brews any time I can, great beer selection 30 taps, always something on cask, their pizza and burgers are fantastic and staf is knowledgeable and friendly. You must stop by if you’re in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
JCW  (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 19, 2008| Updated January 1, 2010
Years ago I used to visit my grandparents in Granville, so I’ve always wanted to visit this place. Granville has changed quite a bit, I couldn’t get a phosphate at the local drug store bar anymore, but all and all I wasn’t disappointed. Brews Cafe is without a question the best beer bar I’ve been to in Ohio, possibly the best period. Lots of one onlys on tap, and a bottle collection that is second to none. On tap, they had Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) , many of Ommangang’s stuff on tap that I’ve never seen any where else, etc, etc. Food was good pub food. Neat little town to go to regardless of Brews Cafe to boot. Great beer stop.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (515) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | January 29, 2013
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and some beer. Parking is on the street, but we only had to park a block or so away. The place wasn’t too busy and we were seated right away. The atmosphere here is pretty cool. Lots of beer signage and old world pub feel going on. The tap list was pretty impressive with Jackie-Os and Weasel Boy Bourbon Barreled Anastasia on draft and hundreds of bottles to choose from. Lots of limited release stuff to be had. Our waitress was very attentive and one of the most knowledgeable beer waitresses I’ve ever had. I got a goat cheese burger with habanero peppers on it that was enormous and delicious. It came with tortilla chips and some of the tastiest salsa I’ve encountered. I wish I would have had more of that salsa. Pricing is about on par for the area. Bottle prices seemed especially nice. If you ever get the chance to stop in to this place, you’re in for a treat. I will be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
johnadam2002  (10) Hainesport, New Jersey | November 26, 2007
This place was amazing! I arrived around noon and didn’t have to wait to get a table. I sat upstairs. Lots of room. I ordered a Breakfast Stout and a Burning River on tap. I had the Chili which was awesome. Very spicy which was perfect. I was also reccommended the Philly Chessesteak by Dawn. It was alright. I had high expectations on this so it wasn’t really fair. Not alot of grease and chesse. It was good though. I had some Blue Chips that my cousin ordered. Out of this world. Chips soaked in alfredo sause with blue chesse chunks all over. The waitress was very nice and surprisingly knowledgable about beer. After my lunch I went downstairs to get a couple of bottles to go. I’m really jealous that Speedway is a regular in Ohio. I picked up a Speedway, Alesmith IPA, Yulesmith, and a couple Great Lakes brews (can’t remember off the top of my head). The prices were really reasonable for it being a bar. This is a must stop if you’re in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
DragonStout  (101) Groveport, Ohio | July 1, 2008| Updated July 3, 2008
This is a must stop if you are close to this area.Great selection o beers and the food was good.the service was a little slow but overall a great place to hang out.Thank you Dawn
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
clingman71  (12) Centerville, Ohio | January 7, 2009
What a find 25 miles or so east of Columbus. Solid draft list with a good mixture of styles. I tried Lindeman’s Pomme, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Breckenridge 471, and Delirium Noel on tap. Good bottle selection as well. Wood fired pizza with an extensive ingredient list for "build your own". The service was friendly and could answer most questions, what she didn’t readily know she went and found out. Nice old building in a quaint little college town. Excellent!!!!!!!!!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu  (575) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 17, 2016
Stopped in here around noontime on a hot Saturday over Memorial Day weekend. Downtown was busy that morning from the farmer’s market, but this place was pretty quiet by the early afternoon. The building is really cool from the outside, an old building with a two-level porch. Inside, the place is really cool, with a big bar downstairs and mezzanine with more tables upstairs. The beer fridges had a lot of good regional, state, national, and international crafts, and the taps had the same great mix. From Granville to good Columbus stuff to Speedway variants and on, just a great selection for what’s probably a slower time of year for them. We only had a snack but it was tasty. Prices are fine, no complaints there. Granville is a bit out of the way, but this is an essential stop if you’re in town.

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