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Yellow Brick Pizza
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
892 Oak Street
phone: (614) 725-5482
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Yellow Brick is a small artisan pizza joint and beer bar in Olde Towne East Columbus. Next to a boarded-up brick apartment complex, it stands at the corner across from The Angry Baker in a district that's just getting back on its feet. Olde Towne East is a reviving neighborhood, and not exactly the safest place, but the architecture and streets themselves are beautiful and some really cool businesses are popping up here (for example: this one).
Inside, plain brick walls intermingle with yellow bricks, wood floors, a player piano, a wooden bar, and funny plywood tables throughout. The walls are decorated with posters focused on cult movies, music, and beer and some local art that changes every time I'm there. The clientelle is mixed, and mostly artistic and young. The mood is relaxed and the service is good overall.
The taps--16 of them--are void of typical macro beer. The closest thing to it I've seen there is Negra Modelo, and I think that is just there for Cinco de Mayo. Otherwise, there is Delerium Tremens, Piraat, Bitburger, 2xIPA, Red's Rye, Troegenator, Stillwater Existent, and a few others. I've had Weasel Boy's Barrel-aged Anastasia here. There is usually one tap that "wows" me.
The pizza is awesome. I've had a handful of them, and I haven't been disappointed yet. I'd highly recommend the Big Sur or the Big O.
Their beers are probably a dollar more than you'd expect across the board (Red's Rye is $6), but it's nothing outrageous.
Overall, this is a great addition to the Columbus beer scene.
05-13-2011 15:14:12 |
More by ne0m00re
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went in for a brew and possibly a bite to eat. A place that's covered with music and beer memorabilia, I love that. The large pizza oven takes up much of the view space behind the bar, and it is fun watching pizzas being made. I dig the dim and hipster-esque vibe.
Started off with a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot which came in a Unibroue tulip. Now this might be a bit weird, but I really love that glass and have one I use all the time, so I was excited. After that I had a DFH Punkin Ale, which was also tasty, but served in a regular pint (ok, so it's more beer, I'm not complaining).
As far as service, it was none too rushed, but that was ok. There seems to be a vibe in this city where you really gotta look desperate to get a drink even if you're taking up bar spaces. I am chill enough to be ok with that if they want to be weird (good beer I say, heh).
I decided to get a Big Island pizza which came with pineapple, ham and bacon. The crust was super-tasty and seemed nice and home-made, but it was a little thin. Other than that a very tasty pizza.
They have 16 beers on tap and the beer menu says half off at happy hour, so I'll have to come back between 4 and 7 some week day. They only really have craft here and also some Burger beer from Cinci which I am not familiar with. Their prices on 12oz bottles is a little high ranging from $3.50 to about $5.00. My main complaint was that 90 Minute IPA and Two Hearted IPA were both $5 and they are not that comparable in price in my opinion (in quality, yes very much so). But where they really shine is their bombers; they range from about $10 to $15 for ($15 for the Cantillion Classic Gueze and St. Bernardus Abt 12), this is an excellent price for large format beers at a bar and by far their strongest pull for me right now. But realistically any bar specializing in craft is pretty good in my book.
09-13-2010 03:06:43 |
More by LiquidCucumber
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Yellow Brick Pizza is a relatively new pizza joint in the Olde Town East section of downtown Columbus. It is located on Oak and 18th Street. Street parking is relatively easy to find in the area.
The building is brick and has a nice look to it. The interior is relatively small with a short bar straight in and table seating everywhere else.
TBP has 16 taps, the majority of which are craft beers. Some of the brewers include Buckeye, Columbus Brewing, Great Lakes, DFH, Founders and Stone. They have a couple import taps as well like La Chouffe. There are several bottled beers as well, again favoring microbrews. The available beers are on a handout that changes pretty regularly.
Service on a weekday early evening was good for our group of 7. The server had a pretty good grasp of the beers available and styles.
The pizza at Yellow Brick "create your own" style, plus they have several "specialty" pizzas. I had eaten not too long before my visit and only tried a tater tot appetizer which was really good. Everyone who got pizza enjoyed theirs.
Overall this spot is another in the Mellow Mushroom and Dewey's mold - upscale pizza and a good beer list. Worth visiting.
06-08-2010 15:53:37 |
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