DialSquare (155) Columbus, Ohio | January 28, 2016
- AMBIANCE 2/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 9/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 5/10
- OVERALL 14/20
This is the type of place that wouldíve seemed amazing a few years ago that is ho-hum now. Weíve come a long way. Itís a trendy-ish sports bar on High with mostly college age crowd (I think... hard for me to tell anymore). Beer list is standard craft with the occasional special event rarity.Takes a bit to order something, but staff is nice. Iíve walked by more times than Iíve been and it always seems crowded. It is what it is, but House Beer across the street is more my bag.
JCB (282) Durham, North Carolina | January 15, 2016
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 13/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 16/20
Itís all about the selection here.Enjoyed the neighborhood overall, but this place was mostly a typically cavernous, sports-themed joint. Admittedly, my pal and I were there simply to drink beer and watch football so that worked just fine. But while the pub grub looked okay, I didnít get the impression that thereíd be much to lure me here if the tap selection werenít so good. But boy was it good. Wide range, very fresh, mostly national and regional craft with a TON of great seasonals and one-offs from local breweries (many of whom Iíd never heard of). Tickers, get thee here.
Dogbrick (850) Columbus, Ohio | October 27, 2013
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 9/10
- SELECTION 12/15
- FOOD 9/10
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 08/2013 and a couple times since): Pint House is located in the Short North on North High between Hubbard and Warren. Parking includes metered, non-metered and permit in the surrounding blocks.
The interior of the bar has 2 layers so to speak. The first layer is a semi-open air patio/beer garden with brick walls and a bar along the right side that has embedded ice to keep drinks cold. The opposite side has high benches and tables and the wall features a fountain that consists of an array of taps pouring water into a tub. Chalkboards behind the bar list the available beers. The second layer is an enclosed bar area with a similar look and feel. Another long bar along the right, chalkboards with the beer list etc.
Pint House carries around 20 taps with Ohio breweries like Columbus Brewing and North High as well as other domestic craft brewers like Stone and Epic. The bottled selection is around 15 with breweries like 21st Amendment and Stone. They also do regular brewery features and events.
Service on my visits (typically on Saturday brunch) has been consistently good. The bartenders are always personable and know their beer.
Food at Pint House changes pretty regularly, and everything I have tried (Breakfast quesadillas, sandwiches and the like) has been consistently good. .
All in all this place is moving pretty quickly to the top of the list of favorite (particularly warm-weather) Short North beer spots.