The Ohio Taproom

1291 W 3rd Ave
Columbus, Ohio United States 43212
bottle shop  5 reviews
Mon - Thu 3:00 - 8:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mayor: DialSquare (11) | Taps: 20 |
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Beers At The Ohio Taproom

Little Fish Momentary Freakout ("MOFO")5.5%3/16/2018
Goldhorn Polka City Pilsner5.5%12/27/2017
Urban Artifact Love Letter7.4%12/27/2017
Railroad Vanilla IPA6.2%12/27/2017
Sixth Sense We Don't Need No Stinking Coast8.1%12/27/2017
Urban Artifact Glimmer7.5%12/27/2017
The Brew Kettle L'Hazy Mofo Mango IPA6.1%12/27/2017
Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Fwendz? - Mosaic & Citra8%12/27/2017
Wolf's Ridge / Listermann Wolfmann11.2%12/27/2017
Wooly Pig Cranberry, Ginger & Hibiscus Gose5%12/27/2017
Birdfish Too Hip to Sip7.5%12/22/2017
Restoration Wet Albino7.1%12/11/2017
Platform Neon Rain8%12/11/2017
Little Fish And Now For Something Completely Different 6.3%12/6/2017
Rhinegeist Stryker10.7%11/19/2017
Hoof Hearted Boner8.5%11/19/2017
Columbus Smoke & Repeat5.2%10/12/2017
Eudora Samsara9%10/2/2017
FigLeaf Basmati5.1%10/2/2017
Seventh Son Haymaker0%10/2/2017
Loose Rail John Henry5.3%10/2/2017
Triple Digit / Hoppin' Frog Bourbon Barrel Aged Stuff10%10/2/2017
Sideswipe Punch Out Pale Ale5%9/1/2017
2 Tones Crumble5.75%8/31/2017
North High Butch Otter9.3%6/21/2017
The Brew Kettle Kaffe Hefe Von Kurbiskopf5.5%6/3/2017
Columbus Brioso Coffee Cream Ale4.3%6/3/2017
Four String Suncaster Summer Wheat Ale5%6/3/2017
Land Grant Pool Party5.4%6/3/2017
2 Tones IPA7.1%6/3/2017
Market Garden Progress Pilsner5%6/3/2017
Hoster Gold Top0%6/3/2017
Little Fish Arthouse Experimental #446.2%5/31/2017
Jackie O's Spring Water3.5%5/31/2017
Devil's Kettle Truck Wreck8%5/31/2017
West End Mango7.4%5/31/2017
Platform Dim Day8.1%5/19/2017
2 Tones Space Lazer9.2%5/19/2017
Land Grant Dubbel Overtime7.4%5/19/2017
Millersburg Opossum Run Pale Ale6.4%5/12/2017
Pigskin Legendary Amber7%5/12/2017
Warped Wing ManDevil7%5/1/2017
Homestead Ruby5.5%5/1/2017
Platform Gordon6%5/1/2017
Rhinegeist Slow Jam6.8%4/28/2017
Platform Passiflora3.8%4/28/2017
Numbers Prime Imperial IPA8.5%4/23/2017
Urban Artifact Pinwheel4.5%4/23/2017
Platform Bearded Gent - Blackberry6.2%4/23/2017
2 Tones Leela B5.9%4/7/2017

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
radarsock  (112) Massachusetts | June 11, 2017
This place smells of freshly chopped wood and hops. Neat little (and I mean little) neighborhood beer bar on the outskirts of Grandview Heights. No food but there were a few walkable options just around the block. This bar only features Ohio-based brewers; that’s unique even for the more artsy places downtown. Aside for selling pints/samples, to-go cans and bottles and offering growler fills of Buckeye state brews, they also have an indescribably wonderful selection of Ohio-made chocolates, salami, soap, incense, and handmade bottle openers. Its look is just in the middle of kitschy hipsterdom and tasteful refinement. Definitely something special. I asked, and it doesn’t seem like it’s ever that crowded. It’s Grandview Heights - people don’t commonly venture to this neighborhood over Downtown or Short North. One of my only issues with its location is that if you’re carless, live downtown, and it’s getting late, securing your way back to your crib requires some planning. The other eateries nearby don’t stay open amazingly late, either, so visitors should keep that in mind.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
michcam8  (34) Columbus, Ohio | June 27, 2017
Been here a few times, as it is only minutes from where I live. Small building at an interesting crossroads of 2 main streets and one side street. If you are new, could be hard to navigate exactly where you are going. 3 or 4 dedicated parking spots, everything else is neighborhood street parking, which can be tedious at times. I usually enter in the backdoor, which I consider the front door...other door is through the front patio. Small place inside, with a patio out front. Always friendly service. All Ohio beers on tap. Biggest complaint is no real happy hour, and I’ve paid for a 12oz pour, of a nothing special type of beer...$7. And growler fills are above average. No food available, but plenty of options to order for delivery close by. Bonus, Ohio made snacks on offer as well. Overall, a solid place I would recommend to others.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (580) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | June 4, 2017
Visited in the afternoon on a Saturday. They do have a small parking lot behind them, but only about 4 cars can fit, and one is a handicap only spot, so your best bet is going to be to just park along the street. In this part of town, you can park on both sides of the road without much trouble, just make sure to watch out for the yellow curb. There is a decent sized patio in the front with several tables with umbrellas. Inside is fairly small, with a bar that can seat maybe 8 folks, as well as a living room area in the corn with a couch and a table. The place is fairly inviting, and has a worn in feel to it, though I’m not sure how long these guys have actually been around. As others have mentioned, this place carries only Ohio made products, and they get some pretty interesting stuff. I was able to try beer from 4 new breweries to me, mostly local Columbus breweries, but in talking with others, they get beer from all over the state. They have a running tab of the number of different Ohio Breweries they have had available. On my visit they were at 103. I was pretty impressed by that. They offer several serving sizes and it standard rates no matter what you get. I believe my samples all cost $0.75 each for 2 or 3 ounce pours. Can’t beat that! They also offered half pour, full pour, 32 and 64 ounce growlers. They have several counter pressure growler fillers as well, so they are doing that right. This place may become a go to stop whenever I am in Columbus. I really loved it.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare  (168) Columbus, Ohio | April 19, 2016| Updated September 1, 2017
Never went here much because it was awkward with the samples but no pints - essentially you could try a few and then get a growler fill and that’s it. Now they pour pints and it’s like any other bar / growler shop. Small prominent space in Grandview with mostly street parking. Nice new outside patio area with picnic tables. They only do taps from Ohio brewers - which is nice because they get harder to find stuff from the state, but less nice because I like sours/wilds and there aren’t too many of those around yet. The atmosphere is laid back, neighborhood hangout vibe, slightly quirky. Always an interesting conversation to be had. Value is also good - can’t remember the specifics, but very reasonable for both pints and sample pours. Growler prices are pretty standard for Columbus. Overall it’s in my rotation and gets better as Ohio brewers do.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (880) Columbus, Ohio | December 26, 2013
(Visited 11/2013): Ohio Taproom is located in Grandview on the corner of 3rd and Northwest. There is a microscopic parking lot in the rear of the building (literally 4 or 5 spots) as well as street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

The interior is cozy with a walk-up bar and only a couple seats. The walls are adorned with merchandise and growlers. Behind the bar is a large chalkboard listing the beers on draught, and the taps beneath it. There is a case with bakery items as well.

As the name indicates, Ohio Taproom stocks only Ohio breweries, and doesn’t necessarily focus on the immediate central part of the state. Breweries include Homestead, Actual, Jackie O’s, Portsmouth, Portside, Mt. Carmel and Yellow Springs. The owner informed me that his plan was to eventually get every single brewery in the state on tap eventually. Beer is available only in samples (no more than 4 on a visit) or to take home in either a 32oz or 64oz growler. They will fill growlers from anywhere too.

Service on my couple of visits has been great. I would frequent this place on the premise alone, but the guys behind the counter are clearly passionate about representing Ohio beer and are open to feedback as well as friendly.

No rating on food, because as mentioned before they just have some bakery items to take away.

Overall this is pretty much the ideal spot for me, While I wish they were set up more for people to stay longer and try more beers, I get the concept and like the fact that they consistently have new beers on rotation, all from my home state. I will be here regularly for the foreseeable future.

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