Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 685
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by BigBry:
4.14/5 rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I had some time to kill, so compliments of BeerFly, this was an easy walk from the hotel. Great looking building with old architecture and stained glass, that is on the National Register of Historical Places. Classy interior with a long bar, 2 sets of eleven taps on their own brews (9 regular plus 2 seasonals). It was midafternoon, and the place was basically deserted. The service was quick and friendly. They have a great range of beers from light to dark and I was offered samples before ordering a whole pint. Had to try the Nut Brown and the Imperial IPA. Didn't have time for food so not sure about the menu. Judging by the 'look' and other reviews, the food may be a bit pricey. I was lucky enough to hit happy hour so pints were only $2.50. Would have liked to take home a growler, but space would not allow it. Another place I am glad to have found.
04-07-2006 16:37:30 | More by BigBry
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Overall impressions: This restaurant is in a beautiful building (stained glass windows, pressed tin ceilings). Good selection of beers and seafood meals.
Beer: They had about a dozen house-brewed beers on tap. My friends got the hefeweizen and really liked it. I got the dunkelweizen. If I had tasted it without knowing the name I would have guessed it to be a milk stout – it had smooth sweet chocolate flavor with very light roast in the background. It seemed a little over-carbonated for my taste. I also got the Horny Goat (porter aged in three months in bourbon barrels). This was beautifully smooth. You could perceived the bourbon, but it didn’t hit you over the head. The chocolate and roast flavors were well balanced with the bourbon.
Food: For Ohio, there was a rather decent selection of seafood. My friends got the crab-stuffed scallops and the crab cakes. I got the blacked mahi-mahi. It was on a bed of risotto and cord with asparagus. It was a decent size but on the upper end of what I usually spend.
Atmosphere: The brewpub is in a cool building that has some neat and interesting history. It has some beautiful stained glass windows and neat dropped ceilings.
01-24-2013 03:32:51 | More by Yeastcakes
3.08/5 rDev -13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Okay, so the building is amazing. Really amazing. Like one of the nicest buildings you're likely to drink a pint in. Unfortunately, it's all downhill from there. Food is good, if not memorable (I doubt they're making that hummus in house). Service is bordering on lousy (snarky bartenders that don't know what they're selling), and the beer is mediocre. If you're a homebrewer with any sort of an idea what you're doing, you've got beer that's just as good or better sitting in your keg at home.
If you must get a beer somewhere, I guess Elevator is fine, but I'd search high and low before I'd go back. Barley's isn't too far from here, and is a much better option.
07-29-2012 15:01:22 | More by rodney4130
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Elevator has an awesome old syle feel. The bar, ceilings and nice wood work will wow you. The food was really good but maybe a bit over priced.The atmosphere makes up for the over priced food. If you do plan on going make sure to reserve a table.If not you could wait up to 2 hours to be seated. My only complaint has to be the bartenders. They were very rude and didn't want to answer any questions we had about the beers. I would say wait to get drinks when you get a table and by pass the bar. I will be going back to Elvator as their beer is better from the tap than from bottle.
04-17-2012 01:08:47 | More by Bucknutty24
3.76/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Located right downtown in a fantastic old building.Stained glass,ornate ceilings and walls,etc.Decent sized bar,and adequate table seating. Found some meter parking a couple of blocks away rather easily.
Service was nice,not overly talkative,but not unpleasent either.
Tried a few beers,the dopplebock being the best.From what I tried the beers were just slightly above average.Decent selection to chose from.
Just tried the broccoli soup,it was alright.
All in all I would say this is an ok place to stop by, but not the type of place I would spend a great amount of time in.
12-14-2011 18:21:55 | More by wingedeel
2.45/5 rDev -30.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5 | $$$
SHORT POURS. I've been to this place three or four times, but don't think I'll go back anytime soon, because 3 SHORT POURS two nights in a row were enough to sour my opinion of the place for a long time. The decor is really beautiful and worth a visit because they don't make floors and ceilings and woodwork like this anymore. i haven't had a bad meal in the place, but still, SHORT POURS suck. Fill the glass up. If an inch of head is their style of pour, then get larger glasses and give us a pints worth of beer for our money.
03-24-2011 11:56:43 | More by alebird
2.1/5 rDev -40.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$$
Skip Elevator Brewery if you are checking out the brewpubs of Columbus, Ohio. Their beers are relatively timid and high priced compared to others in town, and their bartenders are unpleasant. An honest and friendly but lukewarm comment on a brew turns them surly. On a second visit, with different folks behind the bar, (why oh why did we give them yet another chance!) we also ate at the bar, a practice sure to up your tab/potential tip, and the service was even worse.
The first time I visited Elevator, I was in a larger group that sat at a table. We noted that the building is certainly nice and someone in our group related some local history on the place. The restaurant is well decorated. The food on this first visit did at least come to us warm, and it was OK but not especially notable either for its quality or value. The service was average but hardly above average. The beer was fairly mediocre among brewpub offerings, even on this first visit, but I wrote it off to choosing a couple of styles that are not among their strengths. On the second and third visits noted above, both to the bar only, I learned that 3 other styles are just not fine examples of their type.
I've had more than my fill of this place, and anyone can find much better restaurants that brew beer by 1) going south on High St. from Elevator (161 N. High) to the COLUMBUS BREWING COMPANY (just west of S. High St. on Short St. in the German Village area). They feature a full restaurant menu and consistently terrific beers and food. Their standard IPA is one of the best balanced examples of its type anywhere OR 2) Going north to the 500 block of N. High St. and visiting BARLEYS ALE HOUSE. They feature many styles of beer on a rotating basis and special brews on most Friday afternoons. Their beers, well ok, ales actually, are much more adventuresome and cover a gamut of styles from mild to aggressive in both taste and alcohol content. They have a brew pub type menu with some major full menu aspirations and the food is top notch. The location is perfect for some exploring on foot since it is right at the Arena District and Short North areas of Columbus that feature 100s of restaurants, music and night spots, interesting shops, and, not far away, the big and attractive urban Goodale Park.
03-14-2011 22:17:35 | More by linnaxis
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in Columbus, OH
82 out of 100 based on 44 user ratings.