Visited yesterday for lunch before the rain shat out of the sky. Spacious, fastidiously clean, shiny brewpub off 4th in the iconic Italian Village. First off, why isn’t this location mentioned on their website? If you click around enough, you’ll find that only their Marengo location is referenced. Two separate Facebook accounts make this a bit trying to find out precisely what’s been tapped recently (Columbus and Marengo), but then you could just call (which I did not do). I wish Musk of Minotaur or Konkey Dong had been on as the offerings I explored didn’t do much for me. They do produce a comically slapdash and delicious oyster po boy, so I’d consider going again for the food if their taps don’t excite me in the future. They’re doing really exciting things with beer; I just hadn’t been overly fond as to what I ordered. Nothing against Hoof Hearted, but... what is this all about exactly? Dick jokes and fart humor? As much as I hate to say it, is that all this place relies on as its main draw? One would presume that beer would be their main draw, but it seems like having fun and a good time is more important. After living in a pretty tyrannical region of the US for many years, the specific brand of humor that is distilled deep within this franchise actually comes off as strange to me now, ha. I don’t know, I still might not get it even if I lived in Columbus for the last ten years. Neat place regardless.
(Visited 03/2016 and many times since): Hoof Hearted's brewpub is located in the rapidly developing 4th Street corridor in Italian Village. Street parking is available, as well as a lot shared by the apartments/gym in the same complex.
There is a patio in the rear next to the pool. The inside is well-lit and modern, with seating immediately past the entrance, and a bar along the left side past that with brewing equipment behind glass opposite. Additional table seating is in the rear. White walls and blue upholstered chairs. There are windows behind the bar with shelves in front of them holding knicknacks, and a couple TVs that are perpetually playing old WWF matches, 80s movies, MXC etc. There is a large board at the end of the bar listing the beers on tap, and a cooler next to the bar with beer/nitro coffee.
The brewpub typically has around 12 house beers on tap plus one or 2 guests. The beers run the gamut of Hoof Hearted offerings, from IPAs in the Everybody Wants Some series, Roller Blabe, and Konkey Dong, to sours like Rosé Gose, to big Stouts like Fitness Freak and Girth Brooks. Samplers are available, and the beers are consistently good.
Service at the bar on my visits is always good. The bartenders are all characters and are friendly and know the beers.
Food at the brewpub is consistently good. The brunch selections, burgers etc that I have tried have been tasty.
Overall this trendy and hipster brewpub is a regular stop for me downtown and it is recommended for anyone visiting the area.
Close to downtown Columbus. Parking can be hard to navigate at times. New industrial type building with condos and a gym (kinda funny) attached. Entrance can be through the front, main doors or back patio. Inside has high ceilings, relatively open feel with a decent size bar. Brewing equipment glassed off in the middle of the space. Outdoor patio, with a pool...I think is for residents only, but do know the brewery has used it for some special events. Selection is pretty much all hoof drafts and a couple of other brewers. Sometimes cans of hoof are available too, but that is it (beside liquor). So if you have a friend that prefers BMC, not gonna have it here. Awesome happy hour prices, not only on drinks but food as well. The little bit of food I have had, has been good. Service has always been spot on in my experiences. Would recommend to others.
An odd place just off the main street in downtown Columbus nearby apartment complexes. Modern interior with large bar and tables. Also there seemed to be a pool in the back? I didn't investigate that. Bartender was busy but also cold. Beer list was short, but not your typical beers, mostly specialized beers. I believe there were several IPAs/IIPAs and an imperial stout. Luckily a flight is available. All of the beers had weird/interesting titles.
The beers were good but certainly bruisers. There is an eclectic food menu, but I didn't order anything from it. Overall the beer was good but it was an odd, almost pretentious place. I probably wouldn't come back just because of the atmosphere, and because there are so many other great breweries in Columbus that aren't so weird.
merc7186 (208) North Tonawanda, New York | December 30, 2016| Updated May 26, 2017
Visited on 11-19-16; Revisited on 5/14/17
A brand new build brewpub, within the last 6 months, has a sort of clean but hipster vibe to it (as did the patrons). The bartender was friendly and knew her stuff about what she was pouring, which is becoming hard to find these days. They had about 9 house beers and 3 guest taps which were arrayed nicely across the common styles and good flavor profiles. The prices are slightly higher but some of their beers are worth the price bump so Im not complaining one bit.
Revisit: Beers on tap were limited and no cans for sale. Food was solid.
Visited on a Thursday evening. Located in a modern area, connected to some new looking apartment buildings, with a pool out back. Interior decorations are modern hipsterish. Flights available, around 10 beers on tap when we visited, in addition to several beers available in cans to-go. Beer was generally pretty good with a couple of misses. Full menu available, although we didn’t try the food. A solid beer stop.
Visited on a Friday evening around 7 pm. Street parking is available. Some metered spots are right in front of it, but you can find free parking if you get a street over, which is what I did. Ultra modern looking place in what looks like predominantly apartments. Inside there are a lot of glass walls. You can see the brewing set up in the middle of the floor behind some glass. They have a lot of weird/interesting art all over the place. I sat at the bar, and service here was pretty good. The bartenders work together, so you don’t necessarily have just one person waiting on you. That was good, because one of the people we started with didn’t really seem interested in helping, but the rest were friendly and kept checking on us. The beer here is all pretty good. They offer flights, as well as small and large pours. I would equate these to half and full pours. The food here was really good. I had the 4 tacos, which came with an alligator (!!!), tofu, beef, and pork taco. Pricing was fair. beers maxed out at $6ish, but if you did half pours or a flight, individual beers are much cheeper. This place is great, and I would happily come back if in the neighborhood. Only dig I have is that I wish they would have had all the taps filled with their beers, but at least the guest taps were also great beers.
Very nice looking brewpub in what looks like an apartment building. There’s a pool out back. On a Saturday at noon, very relaxed. Nice selection with flights of four. Good food for brunch. My only complaint was no cans for takeaway.
A trendy, funny and funky spot that will have you confused and laughing. Service was surprisingly lack luster for such a place. Selection was odd with many beers almost the same with the same hops. This may have been an rarity, but made for a bit of a boring flight. Food was amazing and well priced. A great and fun stop.