15 Best Breweries in Columbus, Ohio

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There are dozens upon dozens of amazing breweries in Ohio, and Columbus is no exception! Whether you’re a beer lover or just looking to explore a new city, Columbus, Ohio, is a great place to start. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with a variety of breweries ranging from small to big names. Not to mention, the vibrant beer scene is definitely worth checking out in Dayton and Cincinnati too.

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So why not add Columbus to your list of places to visit? You won’t regret it!

Breweries in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, is a great place to visit for anyone who loves beer. There are dozens of breweries to choose from, ranging from small local businesses to big names.

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1) Columbus Brewing Company

The Columbus Brewing Company is responsible for putting Columbus on the map as a craft beer destination. In addition to brewing American-style IPAs and lagers, the brewery also experiments with barrel-aged beers. The Columbus Brewing Company’s tap room has a cool dragon mural that’s woven through with hops, giving it a cool vibe. The brewery also regularly hosts events, like community fundraisers and tours.

Address: 2555 Harrison Rd, Columbus, OH 43204

2) Parsons North Brewing Company

Parsons North Brewing Company is a great for grabbing a couple of drinks with your friends. The atmosphere is really chill and the staff is super friendly. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, so you can enjoy the weather while you drink. Seriously, the brewery has it all. They’ve got traditional brews, as well as beers that push you out of your comfort zone. Plus, they frequently host a Pups on the Patio event.

Address: 685 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

3) Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Seventh Son has been serving up fantastic craft beer in Italian Village for nearly a decade. I always suggest it to people unsure about craft beer – you can count on Seventh Son to turn them into a believer!

If you’re looking for a good beer, you’ll definitely find it at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. They have a variety of beers, from hoppy to malty, and if you visit one of their sister breweries, Getaway Brewing and Antiques on High, you’ll have even more to choose from.

Address: 1101 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

4) North High Brewing – Short North

In 2012, North High Brewing first opened up in the Short North. Now, they’ve got several brewpubs around Ohio and their brewing facility on Cleveland Ave.

Address: 1288 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

5) Endeavor Brewing & Spirits

Endeavor Brewing & Spirits is a great place to find a wide variety of beer styles and select clear and wood-aged spirits. Check out the taproom for fresh beer on tap, seasonal craft cocktails, and artisan snacks from local vendors.

Address: 909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

6) Land-Grant Brewing Company

The Land-Grant Brewery has been canning its own beer for nearly ten years, and it’s got the process down to an art. Plus, it has the best beer garden in the city.

Address: 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

7) Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

The Wolf’s Ridge brewery is a family-owned business that has been going strong since 2013. The owners are passionate about their work, and it shows in the quality of their products. Because of that, the brewery is known for its excellent craft beer.

But it’s not just about the beer at Wolf’s Ridge. They also offer an exceptional dining experience. This is the perfect spot for a date night or a particular occasion brewery restaurant. You can enjoy the best food and drink beer all in one place.

Address: 215 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

8) Derive Brewing Company

Derive Brewing Company has something for everyone, with hazy IPAs, saisons, and just about every other style of beer. The pepperoni pizza with chili honey is a real standout dish and it’s definitely worth trying if you’re at the brewery.

Address: 2808 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

9) Sideswipe Brewing

Sideswipe Brewing was named after an unexpected martial arts move – knocking your opponent off your feet. That’s also, metaphorically, what the brewery hopes the beer will do. In addition to beer, you can also order seltzers, ciders, cocktails, and wine.

The vibes at Sideswipe are very laid-back. They don’t have a kitchen in-house, but there are frequently food trucks on-site, plus, you can bring your own food or order pizza from menus provided by the brewery that will deliver straight to your table in the tap room.

Address: 2419 Scioto Harper Dr, Columbus, OH 43204

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10) Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen

Hoof Hearted Brewery always had great beer, and now they offer a nice variety of styles. The food is awesome, fresh and uniquely crafted. Although the menu has changed over the years, it’s still great. The environment will bring out your childhood with reminiscent reminders of the 80s and 90s.

Address: 850 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

11) Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator Brewery is not only known for its delicious beer but also its great food and house-made draft cocktails. The building, dating back to 1897, is beautiful–they don’t make them like this anymore!

Three Frogs No Coast (American IPA), Bleeding Buckeye (Red Ale), Dark Force (Lager)

Address: 161 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

12) Olentangy River Brewing Company

Olentangy has a great atmosphere–very relaxing and clean. Everything is barnwood style and something akin to black steel.

Address: 303 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035

13) Nocterra Brewing Co.

Nocterra Brewing Company is a super cool place. It’s got fire pits, trains, beer, and really cool lighting. It’s got a very rural backyard party atmosphere, but it’s nested in the corner of Columbus city. The NW side of Columbus just got a lot more delicious with the addition of Ray Rays food truck.

The beer garden is spacious, and I’m glad they have umbrellas for those hot summer days. They have a music, stage and Ray Rays are there for food Thursday-Sunday.

Address: 41 Depot St, Powell, OH 43065

14) Ill Mannered Brewing Company

Ill Mannered Brewing Company is powered by a 6 Barrel all-electric brewery. We make our beer just 186 gallons at a time, which allows us to experiment with new recipes and rotate in new beers all the time. That means when you stop by, there’s a good chance you’ll find something new on tap to try.

Address: 38 Grace Dr, Powell, OH 43065

15) Grove City Brewing Company

The interior of Grove City Brewery reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Grove City’s storied past. The interior restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the glass-encased brewery on Broadway.

The extended patio offers views of the street as well as a more intimate setting for dining. This brewery is in the charming downtown area of Grove City. The tap list is great and the food is really good.

Address: 3946 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

Bottom Line

Whether you’re a beer lover or just looking to explore a new city, Columbus, Ohio, is a great place to start. With dozens of amazing breweries to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! From small, local breweries to big names, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, the vibrant beer scene in Dayton and Cincinnati is definitely worth checking out too. So what are you waiting for? Columbus is the perfect place to explore Ohio’s incredible beer scene!

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