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

NameABVEntered
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
Jackie O's Firefly Amber5%9/30/2016
Jackie O's Dutch Master5.7%9/29/2016
Jackie O's Gingamang5%9/29/2016
Jackie O's Cool Beans - Ethiopian Kossa Gesha4.6%9/29/2016
Jackie O's / Great Divide COhio5%9/29/2016
Jackie O's Ohio Pale Ale5.6%9/11/2016
Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln Nuts11.5%9/11/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Tmoney99  (637) 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor  (388) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 4, 2011
A chill pub located in a college town (unfortunately the day I visited was move-in day and the town was packed!). There is a long bar with multiple small tables, tvs, and a pool table. They offer a number of drafts, including special barrel aged beers and seasonals. At least when I was there in late August, it was a barrel-aged beer lover’s dream. A small menu, I got a pizza which was very tasty. Overall, a nice place to try some interesting beers made by an up-and-coming brewery.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
unclemike  (67) Ft. Riley, Kansas | October 28, 2011
Simply put loved this place one of the best pub and brewrys ever been in the reuben was AWESOME highly suggest it. Service was first rate one great place
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Damico  (14) Royersford, Pennsylvania | September 2, 2011
The bar is in the middle of Ohio University action - so there was plenty of eye candy to start off the great ambiance. The bar was lit up just right, no too dark but dark enough with a cool wrap around bar on one side and barrels that were used for tables - awesome. My first trip to Jackie O’s was less than a week after one of their bottle release extravaganzas - so their tap list was PHENOMENAL. 7 Different Oil of Aphrodites amongst many other gems!!! The flight option allows you to try so many special taps. It is so great that many of their brews are rife with fresh local ingredients. They advertise it as well helping to contribute to a sustainable community like those cool places in Vermont do. The bartenders (all of them), and the brewers were not only beyond nice, but super generous and welcoming to out of town beer geeks. I only regret that we didn’t get to try the food. Can’t wait to see you boys again!
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
Prior to the 5th Anniversary Extravaganza this past weekend, I had neither been to Jackie O’s nor had any of their beers, though I had heard plenty of good things. The atmosphere of the place was quite nice. I loved the barrel-stand tables and the dual-bar setup between the two rooms. Everything was nice and laid back and it was a great place to drink. The quality was very high with nearly all of the beers being top notch. There was absolutely nothing to complain about with service. The bartenders were all friendly and knowledgeable, getting from one patron to the next quite quickly. Additionally, Brad and the gang ran the release of 8 different bottled beers quite well. The selection was fantastic with so many great brews on tap. I’m really looking forward to getting back out in December to see what else I can try. I had breakfast the day of the bottle release and enjoyed the food. The price of the food was good, as were all the drafts. I loved getting reasonably-priced samples of tons of drafts. I highly recommend this place.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jtclockwork  (513) , New Jersey | August 18, 2011
Awesome must visit brewpub in Athens and by far my favorite brewpub that I’ve visited. Great beers, but you probably knew that already. The food is also excellent. High quality pub food with some flair. The pricing of beers is quite low for the quality offered. The atmosphere is pretty much your dream pub when you were in college - it is a college town after all.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Bigmmartin  (17) Dayton, Ohio | June 17, 2011
Drove a few hours to get here and it was totally worth it. Spent most of the day here and had a blast. The pub has a great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, unique food, and obviously great beer. Also, you can tell that all of the employees love beer and truly enjoy their job. I look forward to my next visit. Don’t pass it up if you are in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds  (57) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 16, 2011| Updated July 4, 2011
Really an awesome place. Mention you are a ratebeer mamber and they may share a special or limited beer with you. Pizza is awesome with a whole grain crust. Try the cheese curds too. They have a great selection of their own beers, but also a good guest selection, including old rasputin on nitro. Awesome service and a good overall experience!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm  (121) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 18, 2011| Updated June 4, 2012
Best bar in Athens for craft brews, although it can be expensive. House ales are half off from 8-9, which is always an excellent value. Nice wooden furniture, long bar, frequent live music. No awful hip-hop top 40 is ever blasting through the speakers here, which is always appreciated. Pool table, TVs. Customers here are always super-friendly, people love to introduce themselves here. Awesome 2nd-floor patio. Constantly rotating menu of ~8 house ales, which range from average to very good, and about ~8 more premium craft brews, which can be more expensive but are always amazing. Food can be relatively expensive as well - $9 for a bacon burger and fries - but very filling and extremely satisfying while hot. Very good fried pickles w/ chunky bleu cheese, as well. Edit 6/4/2012: About to graduate pretty soon here, and since I’ve been coming to Jackie-Os about twice a week, I figured it deserved a re-rate. I’ve been to far more bars since I first reviewed this place, and that kind of exposure has helped me realize what a gem this brewpub is. The prices are as reasonable as they can be for beer, although the food can be expensive. But it’s hyper-local and goddamn amazing, so I keep on ordering it. Of the 30+ taps, a bit over half are guest ales, and there’s two coolers for bottles... All the choices are solid, but they only carry as much as they have room for. But this is, at the moment, the only place in the world where you can get the amazing beer that Jackie-Os brews, so the selection deserves another point I think. The open-air 2nd floor patio that connects the two sections of the brewpub is such a chill place to enjoy your food and brews. I’m sure I’ll be making many special trips in the future back out to Athens to revisit this place. The huge amount of special release beers I’ll probably miss out on keeps me up at night. Their stuff is that good.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
chibuck  (584) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
I drove down for the Barrel Aged Fest. The event itself was well organized, easy to get tickets and the system for selling the beer was easy, nice to go to a beer event that was not so crowded. The atmoshere is nice, a great location, cool campus pub. The feel inside is very homey, I could see myself hanging out here day after day if I went to school there. The servers were nice, pretty knowledgable. Cool to see Brad actually running the show and doing everything. The quality and selection of beerrs was really nice, great to see an event put on with tons of care shown in making their own beers but they also brought in some really good stuff. Sucks that I was only there 2 hours becauase I headed back to Columbus for the OSU game because there were so many beers I didn’t get try. My gf commented she didn’t want to leave either, as its just an awesome place to chill and drink at. Didn’t have food but my buddy did and it looked awesome. Great event, great selection of beer, awesome home feel that makes you want to stay. What isn’t there to like?
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  • 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.

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