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Amos Howard's Brew Pub
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 66
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2828 West Highway 70
phone: (828) 323-8753
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This may be one of the most unique places around. You sit in barrels. We saw a great band here last Sat night at the Halloween party. They have a good selection of beer. Most OHB beers on tap as well as a lot of bottles. Kind of a small place but not too cramped. This is also the place to get your OHB growlers. I will return to this place on occasion. I sat in one of the barrels and I must say it was pretty cool. They also have regular booths if you don't want to be confined a bit or have a large group. The barrels will only hold about 3-4 people.
11-09-2005 02:41:11 |
More by Enola
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The other reviews state the atmosphere well. Dank on the outside, but the barrels are unique and certainly add to the place inside. The barrels are from a winery in Valdese N.C. incase anyone was wondering. This is a beer first place as they don't even serve mixed drinks. A lady I was with was kind of dissapointed but I thought that was cool. The selection is good with ten taps that mostly served thier OHB brews and a very nice bottled selection. I noticed Old Crusty and the Imperial Pils from Rogue. They also had bottles from Ommegang. They just went up on their prices 3$ to 3.50 for a pint. 11.75 to 12 something for growlers. It still seems reasonable to me.
Overall this is a good, albiet unexpected place to go and have a pint
10-30-2005 19:18:38 |
More by wcudwight
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
From the outside of this place it doesn't seem like it would be anything except a macro-haven. Luckily I had beerfly'd this place and stopped by as I was going through Hickory for an early dinner.
I can't say much about the atmosphere, like I said it appeared to be a macro serving place. Its a little dark and dank, but not in the english pub kinda way. I could see this place getting really smoky in the evenings. An interesting point was the large barrels that had been turned into seating booths.
Service was good. The guy at the bar was attentive but didn't stop by too much. Selection was pretty good actually, especially for NC. They had about 10+ taps with about 7 of those dedicated to Olde Hickory beers and about 4 dedicated to some other micros such as blackthorne (thats the only I remember). A nice bottle selection focusing on NC beers. Old Hickory beers were 3 bucks a pint.
Food was good and reasonably priced. If you want something quick the bbq sandwich was good.
Overall a good stop if you want to try the Old Hickory beers, but don't go in expecting a new cutting edge beer bar atmosphere.
07-05-2005 00:42:47 |
More by blitz134
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Okay, this is one of the last places to find a Brewpub as good at Olde Hickory. Nestled on the outskirts of the city, the place sits next to practically nothing on the side of the road. I imagine many people who have lived in Hickory, NC their whole life even realize it's there.
Once you make it inside, the place is rather impressive. Mixed in with 80's video games, darts, and a touch screen juke box is the famous barrels to eat in. Definitely choose the barrel instead of a table but watch your head.
I ordered the 4 - 4 ounce sampler of the Hefe, Red, Stout, and Pilsner (four other choices were available as well). Also had about 100 bottles available at reaosnable prices. Also got the Portabellor Strips for an appetizer which were fantastic. Angus Burger good as well.
If you're in Hickory or driving down I-40, it's definitely worth the effort ot seek the place out.
06-11-2005 23:27:08 |
More by Backer2004
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Olde Hickory Tap Room downtown location in Union Square.
Anyplace serving a brie and apple plate has to be fairly decent, right?
Wood, typical dark-stained pub style bar and walls. Easy going on an early Wednesday evening. Approx. eight Hickory brews on tap and a dozen guests of varying quality--mostly decent to good. The Piedmont Pilsener was unremarkable, undoubtedly brewed for the greener beer palates, while Hickory Stick Stout was in the realm of tastier beer. Plenty of whiskey and wine for other people. Our server was aloof and indifferent.
Uninspiring really, I'm glad it was there when I was but not sure I would go out of my way for it. If I had been there on a Sunday when live jazz is the norm my perception may have been quite different. Dude I was with tells me the grilled portabello sandwich is wonderful. Maybe next time.
03-13-2004 00:52:35 |
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Amos Howard's Brew Pub in Hickory, NC