Jackie O’s Brewpub & Public House

24 W Union St
Athens, Ohio United States 45701
brewpub (Jackie O’s Pub &)  4.9/5.0 54 reviews
MONDAY: 11:00 am – 2:00 am TUESDAY – FRIDAY: 11:30 am – 2:00 am SATURDAY – SUNDAY: 9:00 am – 2:00 am

Mayor: JStax (9) | Affiliated user(s) here beace | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 75+
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Beers At Jackie O’s Brewpub & Public House

Jackie O’s Black Mask12%10/16/2017
Jackie O's Oro Negro - Bourbon Barrel Aged12%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Strawberry Rhubarb Berliner Weisse5.5%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Pomegranate Berliner Weisse5.5%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Providence Reserve6%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Double Barrel Dark Apparition13%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Hibernator11%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Barrel Aged Blackberry Berliner Weisse5.2%9/14/2017
Jackie O's / Fonta Flora Harvest Picker5.5%9/14/2017
Jackie O's Oil Of Aphrodite Chocolate Cherry10%9/10/2017
Jackie O's / Side Project Appervation15%9/3/2017
Jackie O's Coconut White Apparition10.5%8/28/2017
Jackie O's Next Level Lager6%8/28/2017
Jackie O's Light Bulb4.7%8/28/2017
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln11.5%8/19/2017
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Skipping Stone9.4%8/13/2017
Jackie O's Elle5.1%8/2/2017
Jackie O's Trash Panda8.7%7/31/2017
Jackie O's Hive Five Reserve5.6%7/25/2017
Jackie O's Petrichor5%7/24/2017
Kindred Belgian Chocolate Stout8.7%7/19/2017
Kindred Everlasting5.7%7/19/2017
Jackie O's Fool's Gold6.5%7/19/2017
Jackie O's Cool Beans - Bali4%7/19/2017
Yellow Springs Dr. Bunsen7%7/19/2017
Seventh Son The Scientist6.75%7/19/2017
Seventh Son Hivemind Braggot IPA7.5%7/19/2017
Jackie O's CSAison Reserve - Wine Barrel5.8%7/7/2017
Jackie O's Coffee O'Hooley's6%6/29/2017
Jackie O's Wheat's Up! (2015-)6%6/29/2017
Jackie O's Cool Beans - Honduran Blend4.5%6/29/2017
Jackie O's Pretty Ricky4.2%6/29/2017
Jackie O's Imperial Chomolungma10.5%6/29/2017
Jackie O's Oak Aged Chomolungma6.5%6/19/2017
Jackie O's Chiron's Flame11.1%6/19/2017
Jackie O's Berliner Weisse5.5%5/26/2017
Jackie O's Vanilla & Coffee Bean Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition11.5%5/12/2017
Jackie O's Pollen6%4/22/2017
Jackie O's Moment Of Clarity10%4/22/2017
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Coconut Dark Apparition11.5%4/17/2017
Jackie O's Off The Beaten Path 15.5%4/17/2017
Jackie O's Cool Beans - Ethiopian Kayon4.6%4/17/2017
Jackie O's Spring Water3.5%4/13/2017
Jackie O's Kind Of Blue9.2%4/13/2017
Jackie O's Noble Sorrel11%3/25/2017
Jackie O's Pockets Of Sunlight6.5%3/12/2017
Jackie O's I'll Be Yammed9%3/12/2017
Jackie O's Peach Guava Berliner Weisse5%2/4/2017
The Answer / Jackie Os Enta Da Stage10%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition Nuts10.5%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Kiwi Berliner Weisse6%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Oak Aged Berliner Weisse6%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Mocha O'Hooley's5.3%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Mandala Mimosa9%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Margarita Gose6%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Dark Apparition - Scotch Barrel Aged11.5%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Gose5.2%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Cranberry Lemon Verbena Berliner Weisse5.5%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Kimchi Berliner Weisse5.5%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Big Daddy Cane12.4%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Next Level Kölsch6%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Helles Good4.5%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Nitro Berry Frambrozen5.9%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Frambrozen7%1/12/2017
Jackie O's Basement Berries6.8%1/7/2017
Jackie O's Farm-Assist4.4%11/9/2016
Dutch Creek Royal Affair0%11/7/2016
Dutch Creek Autumn Harvest13.5%11/7/2016
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground11%11/5/2016
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Black Maple - Vanilla11%11/4/2016
Jackie O's Dilly Dally5.6%11/4/2016
Jackie O's Hive Five5%11/4/2016
Jackie O's Le Git (2015-)4.4%11/4/2016

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2984) Charlotte , North Carolina | December 16, 2013
Came here for the 8th anniversary special, an exceptionally well-organized and gentlemanly affair. I love the concept of waiting inside at the bar enjoying breakfast and a flight of beer while waiting for your number to be called - this kept the outdoor standing-in-line o an absolute minimum. The range and number of beers available was phenomenal, anniversary or not. The staff were friendly and efficient throughout, even though they must have prepped through the wee hours to pull this off. Food was tasty enough that we ate here twice. It took us a while to figure out that you can order beers in the brewpub side and carry them around back to the main bar, just so you don’t miss any key happenings. Highly recommended at any time, but the events are something else.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 9, 2016
Unfortunately at my age college bars are annoying, loud and too busy. This place ticks all 3 boxes. Service was OK, friendly but they didn’t really know alot about the beer. Selection is huge and that is the big draw. Food was decent, but over priced for what you got. I ordered a burger and kid you not thought I was getting a slider. I prefer the other location, but if you want a better selection this is the place to be.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | December 26, 2013
Jackie O’s is split into two places within the nearly same physical address. One entrance is the brewpub and the other is the public house. The taps are different, though you can carry your beverages from one to the other, out the back door, up the stairs, across the patio, and down the stairs. Food is served only in the brewpub, though the staff on both sides are quite attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable. This is the kind of place every college town needs. The food is quite good is these quaint halls.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (893) Kansas | September 5, 2012| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited late afternoon on a Tuesday. Jackie-O’s is split into two different spaces - the brewery taproom and the Public House. The taproom was closed on my visit, so I had beers at the bar at the Public House. Pretty typical bar layout, with a long bar and bar tables throughout. They had an astounding 18 beers on draft, as well as two guest beers. The beers are all super creative and well made. Additionally, I had the cheese curds which were solid. Service was solid, and the crowd was a nice mix of beer folks and students. Glad I made the trip from Columbus to check this place out.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011
(Visited 05/2009 and many times since): Jackie O’s is located near the OU campus in Athens on West Union not too far off 50/33. There is metered parking all around. The interior is narrow with a pool table and small stage immediately inside. The bar is in the rear and is relatively small, and there are a few other places to sit as well. There is an upstairs area as well that I did not check out. The fermenters are viewable from the bar, and there is an old fashioned cash register. Since my first visit the place has expanded next door, effectively doubling their space. Jackie O’s has around 12 taps, 7 of which are their own beers. The beers range from a Raspberry, Cream Ale, and IPA to a Sour Ale and Imperial Stout. All of the beers are above average, with a couple like to mostly organic Chomo-Lung-Ma being standouts. There are also a few guest taps from the likes of Lagunitas. All of the current beers are listed on a board, and the house beers are available in a sampler. Service was great on a weekday late lunch. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and introduced me to the brewmaster, who was kind enough to take me on a tour including the cellar and some of the brews he is aging for release during Ohio Brew Week. I had the fish sandwich for lunch and it was very good. Overall this brewpub is well worth visiting. It is a mistake to assume that because the place is in a college town that there is not an emphasis on quality brews. One of the best brewpubs in the state.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (831) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | July 13, 2014
8/16/11. Fun place. Street parking so its a little tricky. Ambience is definite low key neighborhood bar. Lots of locals, lots of wood, funky decor, barrels as tables. The restaurant on the other is much bigger but looks pretty much the same. Beers ranged from one bad one to a couple of good ones. The food wasn’t too good but someone else got pizza and it looked awesome. The bartender was awesome... she was working the whole room, working really hard but yet was also able to be attentive to everyone. Prices were good. I was disappointed by a lack of their bottles to go. Despite a couple of annoyances I liked this place a great deal and I’ll definitely be back.

Stopped by the public house side this time (7/13/14). The place can fit a lot of people so while there were several groups of people there, it didn’t seem to crowded. Lots of bros doing soccer chants and whatnot. The bartenders were able to handle me and my beer geekiness and the college pukes with skill. No food on this side that I’m aware of. Lots of taps though, and they had 11 house beers and another 8 or 9 guest taps. 5 ounce samples are 1.50-2.00 each and my flight of 8 ended up costing $13. As usual, the beer was top notch. Also, I only gave this place a 74 last time, which is just silly, so I’m fixing that now.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (722) Toronto, Ontario | July 31, 2013
The way here is via the highway from Columbus. We took the long and winding rural road from The WIlds, and you need a co-pilot with GPS to do that. Very large selection of beers, different brewmaster at the brewery and at the pub. They let me sample next door at their other bar prior to opening. Everything a solid offering. Good sized place, your neighborhood bar.I would have loved a sour or wild release but that’s the special quarterly.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (718) London, England | March 5, 2011
Visited in March 2010. This was fantastic stop. Great beers. Great people. We had intended to have a look at some other places in Athens but ended up staying here for 6 hours. Got an impromptu tour of the brewery with the owner - the number of barrels in there with various things aging in them was mind-boggling. No bottles to go when we were there but one of the very generous regulars went home (unprompted) and picked up a couple of bottles from his personal stash to give us as a gift. The spent grain pizza hit the spot nicely. A few minor quibbles. Firstly, the place is in two completely separate parts next door to each other which I sort of realised. What I did not realise was that the two parts have different beers. As I was not inclined to venture into the "pub" part, where a very loud band was playing (and I think there was a cover charge), I missed a few beers. Secondly, there wasn’t much seating in the "brewery" part. I don’t know whether they had taken out some because there was live music. However, we got seats at the bar and stayed there so it wasn’t a problem. Thirdly, most of the beers are big, high ABV numbers which is fine for the interest. However, since we were there for 6 hours, a few more session strength beers might have made things a bit easier (and less drunken). Overall though, a brilliant experience.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (654) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 3, 2012
Don’t know how I haven’t rated this place yet. This is one of the best breweries around to visit. Brad the brewer has been nice enough to take time to talk to me during each of my visits. The staff has always been friend but it can be a tad slow during busy times. There are always a ton of Jackie O’s taps plus a good selection of guest taps. Food is solid if not great and prices are quite competitive. An absolute must visit!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (648) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 18, 2011| Updated August 12, 2013
Great freindly place with a excellent selection of their own beers and good selection of guest beers. Good food with large portions. Well worth a visit.

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