Second place I wanted to try on the way to Asheville. In a long strip mall, but not really corporate in feel. Standard brewpub look to it, however. Plenty of parking. Make sure you donít go to the brewery, which is not far (walkable), but also not open to the public. Decently busy mid-afternoon. I asked about samples and he ran me a full list of everything with prices, which was a nice touch. I thought prices were for samples, which would have made them expensive, but they were full pours, thus cheap. I ended up having only three to conserve myself, but they were all solid. They had Event Horizon on when I was therre, making it two for two on BA RIS whales from NC.
Taproom with food - Fridayís corporate feel. In a strip mall. Great beers including most of their stouts.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | June 25, 2014
Been here a few times when in the area for work. Lots of dark wood and long and narrow. Usually somewhat busy but Iíve never seen it crowded. Good selection of OH beers and they also hae macroís as well. Food menu is pretty standards, but very affordable. A nice stop to grab a few beers and a bite.
Downtown Hickory has a typical row of buildings in the main street, which has been made into a pedestrian area. It was deserted when we arrived late morning but it turned out that everyone was in the Olde Hickory Tap Room! There are two rooms with plenty of seating at tables but it was so busy and bustling that we were lucky to find a place at the bar. Fortunately the bar chairs were very comfortable and we spent a while there as thereís a very long list of beers - perhaps around 20 taps, mainly their own brews plus a few guests. There are 900 pewter mugs belonging to mug club members over the bar and on the wall beyond and the very hardworking and efficient barmaid told us there are 70 still waiting to be put up. Itís a popular place, and deservedly so.
(Visited 11 February 2014).
Solid brewpub. They had a least a dozen of their own beers on in addition to another eight or so from other brewers. Unfortunately, the quality of the Olde Hickory beers varied widely. Some were world class (e.g. The Event Horizon) while many were mediocre to average (most of the IPAs). Still, fun to be able to try so many in one place. The value was great and the staff was friendly. I did not eat here during this visit. Certainly worth stopping by if youíre in the area.
Visited on a Thursday afternoon. Approximately 12 Olde Hickory beers on tap as well as 5-10 guest beers (sampler flights offered). Wood panel, dive bar / brewpub atmosphere. Most beers were pretty mediocre, but there were a couple that were really quite good. Worth checking out, there are a good amount of beers on tap and Event Horizon is very good if it is around.
I was doing business in Hickory recently or I wouldnít have found this place (thank you RateBeer!)...especially since Iíd just spent the previous weekend in Asheville hitting up the great beer scene there. The beer selection here is quite large for a brewpub...the quality varies quite a bit though...ranging from good to pretty good...up to a few very good beers. I tried them all via multiple flights. The food was pretty good and the atmosphere is very enjoyable...dark though...which Iím fine with. There was a very good live band playing when I arrived so that only added to my enjoyment. Definitely the place to go in Hickory (the Mellow Mushroom has a good beer selection...but none of this placeís character). Check out the huge mug collection hangng behind the bar and on the ceiling!
started the day off with lunch and beer. downtown on a pedestrian walkway no cars allowed. lots of old wood and decent sized bar. our waitress/bartender Adrienne was awesome totally recommened everything. sampler was 12 beer strong plus an extra on 21st amendment watermelon. beers all solid and the food was very good. twenty beers on tap. my Rueben was off the hook good. friends turkey wrap and salad both big and enough to bring home. overall very enjoyable experience. now across the train track is the old hickory station 1907 train station totally rehabbed by olde hickory employees its a deli beer and wine and bar and restaurant. 50 taps strong...donít miss the visit.