Elevator Draught Haus

161 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio United States 43215
brewpub (Elevator)  3.8/5.0 48 reviews
M - T 11am - 12am; F 11am - 2am; Sat 5pm - 2am; Sun Closed

Mayor: Dogbrick (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 30+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 4/20
radarsock  (112) Massachusetts | June 10, 2017| Updated July 5, 2017
If any managers or owners read this, I want you to know that I genuinely tried liking your establishment, but Elevator SUCKS. Their employee entrance around back has a sign with an arrow pointing to the immediate left with the words Please use other door sketched in the middle. By its logic I thought that I needed to walk to the nearest doorway a good 20 seconds east, but it was locked and didn’t look terribly inviting. I accidentally came on the wrong side (behind), but JESUS, better directions on the sign would be nice. Neat converted theater with an obnoxious amount of space. Their barstools weren’t balanced, swived, and were pretty uncomfortable sitting on them even just for 11 minutes. I literally had to sample 4 beers before coming to the conclusion that they probably didn’t have any decent offerings. I ordered their fish and chips and it was soggy, horrible, and bland. It has been presented sexily, though. I was contemplating asking for it to be taken off the bill, but I just wanted to get out of there. Also, I’m not sure how they did this, but simply walking to the Men’s annoyed me. You have to walk to the back, then find a sign advertising that the restroom isn’t much further, then walk down some goddamn stairs and pass through a doorway, and when you’re done you have to hoof it all the way back. How to make this place good: fire the brewmaster with someone who actually cares about complexity and flavor and change the food menu. I can live with uncomfortable barstools but not with subpar beer and food. HARD PASS.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork  (515) , New Jersey | July 17, 2016
A lot of ticks and open earlier than most, walkable from Wolfs Ridge.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 13, 2016
A great spot in an old theater. Service was very nice, flights by the glass in flutes with stem tags was a really nice touch. Selection was pretty big and the beer was OK. Prices were decent and although on it’s own it may not be a big draw, its proximity to other beer destinations makes it a good stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chinchill  (234) South Carolina | July 31, 2015
Here is a fine brewpub where the exceptional venue and food out shine the beer. The beers are good, but the interior and, to a lesser extent, the exterior of this pub are exceptional. Fine woodwork abounds, most notably in the bar, and there’s a large stained glass window in the back. I’ve eaten here 3-4 times and have always been happy with my meal. They a range of beers: 11 on tap today but often 12.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Cliff_brew_ed  (3) Candler, North Carolina | October 2, 2013
The place is gorgeous! The beers were fine, though nothing really stood out. The food was good as was the service.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
kjc51478  (35) Valparaiso, Indiana | January 11, 2013
Nice, German-influenced brewpub in downtown Columbus. The interior is quite classy with high ceilings, stained-glass windows, and modern, trendy decor. Service was good, with the server helping us with our drink selection. The beer was above average - while not the best microbrew I’ve ever had, it’s certainly the best Columbus has to offer. It is, unfortunately, a bit pricey with entrees toping $20 and sandwiches for $10. There was a least a decent happy-hour that offered pints (non-seasonals) for $3. If you’re in town, then this is a good place to stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | November 26, 2012
Really cool old building with a big long marble topped bar. Early 20th century decor. Good selection of house beers and a full bar. Food menu aims high but lands a little short, almost as if the cook has one eye on the food and the other on his pocketbook.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jsquire  (273) St. Marys, Ohio | September 17, 2012
This is a beautiful room in downtown Columbus that is worth stopping by just for the bar and the ceiling. I was there on a Saturday night and was almost completely ignored by the wait staff behind the bar. It was busy, but not that busy. The food here is great, and is a several steps above your usual brewpub fare. They have a wide selection of styles, and the beers I had were all solid. I always think of this as a better restaurant than brewpub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
keanex  (63) Atco, New Jersey | July 14, 2012
The brewpub has a lot of religious windowpanes, but overall it’s very nice and clean, a bit dark though. It’s got a great eye-catching sign outdoors though.

I came in on a slow time, the service was good though and the bartender was friendly.

The selection was decent, all brewed at the brewpub. I only had time for one beer though.

The price of a pint was well worth it. I didn’t try any food, but the doppelbock was very fairly priced.

I would love to come here again to try the food and some more beer, I would also recommend it to those in Columbus.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
steelhead3686  (9) Jacksonville , North Carolina | March 21, 2012
This place is nice with good beer selection and good food. It is pricy, but that is to be expected for the quality, location, and selection. When I was there the place was almost empty, but I was seated in a poor spot. Also, it took quite a while to be waited on. As far as the ambiance goes there it is almost void. It may just be due to the fact that I’m used to small, squat, small-town bars, but if felt like the place had no real character. Overall it isn’t a bad place to go for a bite and some brews, but it wouldn’t be my goto place to hang out.

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