The Ultimate Guide to Breweries in Central Ohio

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on June 26, 2024
Photo courtesy of Species X Beer Project on Instagram

I think we all can agree, Columbus is definitely a drinking town. I can’t even imagine how much beer we go through in one day when the Crew or the Buckeyes play a home game.

Living in a drinking town definitely has its perks, namely being surrounded by incredible local breweries who are always pushing the limits and discovering unique flavors and styles.

From AI-brewed beer to classic and traditional brewing practices, these are the best breweries in and around Columbus.

2 Tones Brewing Co.

4539 E Broad St Whitehall, OH 43213 • $$$$$

Central

The 2 Tones, Anthony and Tony, developed a passion for drinking craft beer as college roommates while attending The Ohio State University in 2008. Their ...

Bar

Antiques on High

714 S. HIGH ST. Columbus, OH 43206 • $$$$$

Central

WELCOME TO AOH Antiques on High is located on South High Street in the brewery district of Columbus, Ohio. As the sister brewery to Seventh Son Brewing, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Barley’s Brewing Company

467 N High St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Barley's Brewing Company is Columbus' oldest operating Brewpub. Established in 1992, we offer a variety of award winning ales paired with elevated pub ...

  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Bike Parking
Fast Casual

Brew Brothers

6000 S High St Columbus, OH 43207 • $$$$$

Central

The Brew Brothers is the ultimate sports bar experience for beer, food, and sports lovers alike. Pull up a seat at the 44-foot-long bar, gather around ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking

BrewDog Brewery & Taproom

96 Gender Road Canal Winchester, OH 43110 • $$$$$

Southside

Welcome to our brewery and hotel in the USA! Our taps are flowing with fresh beer from us & our favourite guest brewers. Feeling peckish? Load up ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Live Music

Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar

26 E. 5th Ave Columbus, OH 43201 • $$$$$

Central

Brothers Drake Meadery was established in 2007 in Worthington, Ohio when fewer than 40 meaderies existed in the United States. The origin of our namesake ...

  • Live Music

Bar

Buckeye Lake Brewery

5176 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, OH 43008 • $$$$$

Other

Local brewery with tap room serving draft beer, local wine, and bourbon. Also has to-go sales and growler fills. Opened Feb 5, 2012. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
Bar

Columbus Brewing Company & Beer Hall

2555 Harrison Road Columbus, OH 43204 • $$$$$

Central

Who We Are We've served the best beer in town for more than 30 years and while a lot has changed since 1988, our family is united by our passion to bring ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Casual

Columbus Brewing Company Taproom

2555 Harrison Rd Columbus, OH 43204 • $$$$$

Central

We've served the best beer in town for more than 30 years and while a lot has changed since 1988, our family is united by our passion to bring the best ...

  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
Bar

Combustion Brewery & Taproom – Clintonville

2971 N High St. Columbus, OH 43202 • $$$$$

Central

Combustion Clintonville is Combustion’s second location producing a wide variety of fresh craft beer and cider all made by Combustion Brewery. The 83-seat ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Live Music
Bar

Combustion Brewery & Taproom – Pickerington

80 W. Church St. Pickerington, OH 43147 • $$$$$

Eastside

Combustion Brewery & Taproom is situated in the heart of the Pickerington Village and attracts locals and craft beer enthusiasts alike. To locals, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Live Music
  • Happy Hour

Crooked Can

5354 Center Street Hilliard, OH 43026 • $$$$$

Other

How The Can Became Crooked Like Every Good Craft Beer, We Have Our Story Holding true to our founders passion for exceptional craft beer, the award winning ...

Full Service

Derive Brewing

2808 N High St Columbus, OH 43202 • $$$$$

Central

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  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Bar

Eastside Brewing Co.

1421 Davidson Dr Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 • $$$$$

Eastside

A craft brewery located at 1421 Davidson Drive, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. You can taste the variety of beers we offer while sitting on comfortable chairs, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Casual
  • Bar Area
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Sports Bar
  • TV
Bar

Edison Brewing Company

785 Science Blvd Gahanna, OH 43230 • $$$$$

Northeast

We offer a variety of European influenced brews. Our brew masters are hard at work bringing new brews to the menu year round. ...

  • Live Music

Elevator Brewing and Draught House

161 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

The Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus is a craft bar, micro-brewery, and chef driven restaurant that has been located in one of the most historic buildings, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers

Endeavor Brewing & Sprits

909 W 5th Ave Columbus, OH 43212 • $$$$$

Central

Welcome to Endeavor Brewing and Spirits Endeavor is proud to be Columbus, Ohio’s first brewstillery. We locally craft a wide selection of internationally ...

Full Service

Forbidden Root

4080 Worth Ave Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

Established in 2016. Forbidden Root, the first botanical brewery in Chicago, was founded as a passionately personal project by Robert Finkel after leaving ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking

Gemüt Biergarten

734 Oak Street Columbus, OH 43205 • $$$$$

Central

HERE IN THE BIERGARTEN WE ENCOURAGE CHEER, LEISURE, AND DISTRACTION FROM THE BUSY LIFE. Please relax and take pleasure in our refreshing libations and ...

Getaway Brewing

108 N High St Dublin, OH 43017 • $$$$$

Northwest

From the founders of Seventh Son and Antiques on High comes a unique brewery concept. Located in Dublin, OH on the banks of the Scioto River, Getaway ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Area
  • TV

Grizzlybird Brewing Company

5901-B Chandler Ct. Westerville, OH 43082 • $$$$$

Northeast

ABOUT US Come one, come all. Everyone is welcome! All great ideas start over a couple of beers. This is what happened when Walt Chrysler had a vision ...

Grove City Brewing Company

3946 Broadway Grove City, OH 43123 • $$$$$

Southside

THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN GROVE CITY FROM A HISTORICAL BUILDING COMES FINE BREW AND DINING Grove City Brewing Company opened in October 2016 and is located ...

Half Baked

765 N. HIGH STREET SHORT NORTH Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

WE BREW NON-GMO ORGANIC BEER... AND COOK CRACK! Part Brewery, Dive Bar, Live Music Venue, Arcade and Smoke Shop. Best Bars 2023 - Cbus Underground Best ...

Heart State Brewing

750 Cross Pointe Rd Columbus, OH 43230 • $$$$$

Northeast

FROM OUR BREWHOUSE TO YOUR HOME Beers built for today, from grain to glass Join us in our renovated taproom located in the same building as our production ...

Henmick Farm & Brewery

4380 North Old State Road Delaware, OH 43015 • $$$$$

North

Welcome to Henmick Farm & Brewery—a place to gather. We’re a family-friendly place where everyone is welcome. Our surroundings are what make us ...

Hofbrauhaus Columbus

800 Goodale Blvd Columbus, OH 43212 • $$$$$

Central

Traditional bier brewed on site every day. An award-winning menu of German favorites and American classics. A vibrant environment modeled after the Munich ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking

Honest Friend Brewing

Columbus, OH • $$$$$

Other

Honest Friend is going to be a different kind of brewery experience for Columbus. “Good beer for good people” isn't a model for success anymore—it’s ...

Hoof Hearted Brewery + Kitchen

850 North 4th Street Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Craft beers and fine food with all the subtlety of David Lee Roth in bunless chaps ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers

Hoster Brewing Company

653 N James Road Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

At Hoster Beer™, we believe that brewing beer is more than just a business - it is an art form that requires dedication, passion, and a commitment to ...

Bar

Ill Mannered Brewing Company

38 Grace Dr Powell, OH 43065 • $$$$$

North

Artisan hand crafted beer along with guest drafts, cider, wine, and spirits. Established in 2015. Powell's oldest (and only) craft brewery! We're creating ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
Bar

Jackie O’s on Fourth

171 North Fourth Street Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

We want to welcome you to our newest Jackie O’s location, On Fourth, in Columbus, Ohio! Take your pick of seats at our indoor bar with 30 draft lines, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Bar

JAFB Wooster Brewery

120 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691 • $$$$$

Other

Beer and a Good time! ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Access
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
Bar

Knotty Pine Brewing

1765 W 3rd Ave Columbus, OH 43212 • $$$$$

Central

Casual brewpub serving American fare along with house-brewed beers & handcrafted cocktails. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Reservations

Land Grant Brewing Company

424 W Town St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Our 3,000 sq. ft. taproom is the perfect place to gather, watch the game, talk beer, meet your neighbor, try something new, and -of course- taste Land-Grant's ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking

Loose Rail Brewing

37 West Waterloo St Canal Winchester, OH 43110 • $$$$$

Southside

WE ARE A MICRO BREWERY BASED IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF CANAL WINCHESTER, OHIO IN WHAT WAS ONCE AN 1880S POWER SUBSTATION FOR THE INTERURBAN RAILROAD. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Street Parking
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking

Nocterra Brewing Co.

41 Depot St Powell, OH • $$$$$

Other

THE MOTH HAS TWO GUIDING LIGHTS – GREAT BEER & LIFE OUTSIDE. Beer… What kind of beer? Well, all kinds!  While we all have individual tastes & ...

Bar

North High Brewing

56 North High St Dublin, OH 43017 • $$$$$

Northwest

North High Brewing was founded in 2011 by a couple of guys who were passionate about great beer and fun times, and we opened our doors here in 2012 as ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Nostalgia Brewing Co.

81 Mill St STE 150 Gahanna, OH 43230 • $$$$$

Northeast

Welcome to Nostalgia Brewing, your GameDay headquarters for all the Buckeyes and NFL action! We offer a delightful blend of craft beer, mouthwatering food, ...

Bar

Ohio Brewing Company

421 East 2nd Ave Columbus, OH 43201 • $$$$$

Central

Ohio Brewing Columbus produces a wide array of styles such as Mexican Lager, Pilsner, IPA, DIPA, Session IPA, Fruit Sour, Altbier, Witbier and a Nitro ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Old Dog Alehouse & Brewery

13 W William St Delaware, OH 43015 • $$$$$

North

Our restaurant and brewery is a place where we want everyone to feel at home. All of the food is prepared fresh daily. We have a variety of in house brews ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Street Parking
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Take Out

Olentangy River Brewing Company

303 Green Meadows Dr S Lewis Center, OH 43035 • $$$$$

North

Built by friends with a mission to bring quality craft beer to the North Side of Columbus, our beer is brewed right here to specific quality and style. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Bar Area
  • Take-out
Bar

Outerbelt Brewing

3560 Dolson Court, Ste A Carroll, OH 43112 • $$$$$

Other

Outerbelt is about going places. It's about new experiences. It's about new friends. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Accepts Credit Cards

Parsons North Brewing Company

685 Parsons Avenue Columbus, OH 43206 • $$$$$

Central

Bringing people together through great atmosphere, great variety, and great service. Our space was designed with you in mind. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Bar

Pretentious Barrel House

745 Taylor Ave Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

We are Columbus’ original all sour beer production facility and taproom located in the Near East side. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Non-Alcoholic Menu
  • Take-out
Full Service

Restoration Brew Worx

25 N Sandusky St Delaware, OH 43015 • $$$$$

North

Restoration Brew Worx is located in historic downtown Delaware Ohio. We opened our brewpub in May 2015. We make all of our own beer in house on a 10 BBL ...

  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Bar

Rhetoric Brewing Co.

25420 Claibourne Rd., Suite A Richwood, OH 43344 • $$$$$

Other

Wine - Cider - Mead - Beer. A cozy barn turned taproom in rural Union County, Ohio. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Bar Area
  • Accepts Credit Cards
Bar

Saucy Brew Works

443 W 3rd Ave Columbus, OH 43201 • $$$$$

Central

Building into the kind of place that delivers nothing less than crazy good beer, food and legendary good times! ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Street Parking

Seventh Son Brewing

1101 N. 4TH ST. Columbus, OH 43201 • $$$$$

Central

Since April of 2013 Seventh Son has brewed over 225 different beers and has been consistently voted Columbus' best brewery by 614 Magazine, Columbus Alive, ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Rooftop Patio
Bar

Shipp Brothers Brewing

23 W Church Street Newark, OH 43055 • $$$$$

Other

Shipp Brothers is locally owned and believes that great customer service and great food come first. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Self Pour Taprooms

Somewhere in Particular Brewing

5053 Dierker Rd Columbus, OH 43220 • $$$$$

Central

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  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

Species X Beer Project

408 N 6th St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Welcome to Species X Beer Project. In addition to being a brewery, Species X Beer Project is a continuous research endeavor seeking the next groundbreaking ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers

Spires Social Brewing Co.

8757 Sancus Blvd Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

We are determined to offer patrons a great beer experience whether you are just sitting in the taproom, taking a class or brewing your own beer at our ...

Staas Brewing Company

31 W Winter St Delaware, OH 43015 • $$$$$

North

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  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
Take Out

Taft’s Brewpourium Columbus

440 W Broad St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

In Columbus, we offer a funky 80’s/90’s themed hotspot, perfect for your next happy hour meet-up, birthday party, family event, or whatever your group ...

  • Casual
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Temperance Row Brewing Company

41 N State St Westerville, OH 43081 • $$$$$

Northeast

Uptown Deli and Brew is home to Temperance Row Brewing Company which is located at the rear of the deli in a manner that harks back to Westerville's temperance ...

  • Wait Service
  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Late Night
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • TV
  • Sports Bar
Bar

The Lot Beer Co.

140 N Prospect St Granville, OH 43023 • $$$$$

Northeast

CRAFT BREWERY. BURGERS & DAWGS. OLD SCHOOL ARCADE. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF GRANVILLE. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Accepts Credit Cards
Bar

The Old Fool Brewery

17495 Pinewood Trail Rd NE Newark, OH 43055 • $$$$$

Other

A family friendly place to relax and enjoy some craft beer in the scenic hills of Ohio. Seating inside and outside on our covered deck. ...

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
Full Service

Three Tigers Brewing Company

133 N Prospect St Granville, OH 43023 • $$$$$

Northeast

There is always something brewing at Three Tigers Brewing Co, our craft beer, live music, craft cocktails and Sunday kitchen takeovers. We are the only ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Street Parking
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Bar

ThunderWing Brewing

2419 Scioto Harper Dr Columbus, OH 43204 • $$$$$

Central

THUNDERWING BREWING is an American Craft brewery which is operating out of the west side of Columbus (2419 Scioto Harper Drive Columbus OH 43204). Focusing ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Casual
Bar

Trek Brewing Company

1486 Granville Road Newark, OH 43055 • $$$$$

Other

At Trek, we believe that great beer and great people come together to do incredible things. We’re committed to producing exceptional beers and supporting ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
Bar

Walking Distance Brewing Company

222 E 8th St Marysville, OH 43040 • $$$$$

Northwest

Marysville's favorite whimsical third place, and only inclusive bar in Marysville. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Bar

Whistle & Keg

343 N Front St #125 Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Brewery and Beer Hall in the heart of Columbus' Arena District! Pour your own, a little or a lot. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • TV
  • Self Pour Taprooms
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Sports Bar
Full Service

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

215 N 4th St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

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  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Street Parking
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking

Yellow Springs Brewery

2855 Indianola Ave Clintonville, OH 43202 • $$$$$

Central

CRAFT BREWS, GOOD FOOD, AND HANDMADE COCKTAILS Now open. Located in the Clintonville neighborhood, this cozy spot features our Yellow Springs Brewery ...

Bar

Zaftig Brewing Company

7020-A Huntley Rd Worthington, OH 43229 • $$$$$

Northeast

"Zaftig" comes from the Yiddish, zaftik, which literally means “juicy.” While more commonly used to describe a full-bodied, curvaceous woman (without ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Order Online
  • Casual
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Private Parties

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