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Olde Hickory Tap Room
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
222 Union Sq NW
phone: (828) 322-1965
(Place added by: Todd)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GJ40:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in to pick up some Olde Hickory while passing through town.
The taproom has a pub feel but with a family friendly atmosphere. It's got dark woods and low lighting with a long bar and plenty of tables. There's a huge collection of metal mugs over the bar which I assume is for a member program.
The beer selection included several from Olde Hickory along with plenty of others from the US and Europe. They also sell bottles of Olde Hickory to take home.
The Olde Hickory Taproom is a nice restaurant pub, in a historic downtown setting with a solid selection of beer. There's not much more I could ask for.
08-26-2011 22:19:53 |
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11-02-2013 21:13:03 |
More by midlifec
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a regular for me during college and it stuck. Anytime I'm in Hickory, I try to make time for the Tap Room. This place has it all: Great food, Excellent beer selection, Pub decor/atmosphere... There really isn't any more that one could ask for.
08-10-2013 02:56:54 |
More by thehooksman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
First time out, and am already contemplating mug club since I may stop in monthly on my travels between Greenville, SC, and Charlotte. Fish and chips were awesome with 2 large, whole filets battered and fried to perfection and pub chips that added the right salty crunch. Board was full of great selections although staff needed a little more knowledge to recommend home-turf brews. Great attention, great attitude, just a little more education on beer styles will take it to a whole other level. Now to the good stuff. Started evening with Orion Saison. Nice fruity, esther-filled effort. Not quite the spiciness I would expect. Moved into an upward spiral of hops starting with Table Rock Pale Ale moving to Black Raven IPA then soaring to Death By Hops (7 big juicy hops!) and ending with a final call to the Redeemer. Introduced a couple of friends to the wonderful world of flavorful beer and enjoyed seeing a sleepy little Southern town appreciating a gem of the Piedmont in Olde Hickory Taproom.
04-27-2013 05:25:44 |
More by buckyp
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
this was one of the coolest places i've been in a long time. i really enjoyed how their bar was laid out. totally taken aback by the amazing liquor selection at this beer centered establishment. got the chicken fried chicken and thought it was the perfect amount of food. actually hung out and go a tour of the brewery from Steven, one of the owners earlier in the day and he met us for dinner. very nice place that had a great friendly vibe, awesome beer selection and good food. would recommend to others.
09-19-2012 21:48:18 |
More by jcran83
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
On our way back from the Asheville area last week, this place was a must-stop. Came here for dinner with the family. The establishment sits in a cool little area filled with coffee shops, wine bars, and art studios. Neat little area to walk. The place was pretty dark inside, and the interior didn't flow really well. It was like there were 2 rooms. We were place on the non-bar side. Tap handles completely cover the walls. Service was decent. Waitress was prompt and efficient. The beer selection was really good, as expected. Most all of the OHB brews were available, even some of the special releases. They had a smattering of offerings from other local breweries as well, which was nice. But I was here solely for some fresh OHB. The food was fantastic! I got a burger and my wife got a pizza, and both were excellent. This place will become a regular stop on my way down the 40. Recommend.
07-11-2012 14:04:19 |
More by Onenote81
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
A- One of the best bars I've ever been to. Admittedly, I've been going there since '98 so it does have a home-y feel that no other place has a chance of replicating. Nice long bar with high tops and booths, mostly 4 person, but up to 8 in the larger ones. The "bar" side is seperated from the "food" side by a wall which keeps the noise down for folks who just want to eat, which is nice. Pretty consistently decent bands play thursdays and saturdays. Jazz on sundays if your down for that.
S- I know all of the managers upstairs and downstairs and most of the servers, so it's pretty great for me. Most people I know don't ever complain.
S2- 20 taps, mostly OHB with a few rotating guest beers. Bombers and mini-kegs available to-go. 600+ bottles of spirits. I've never seen any place close to that. Tons of great scotches in there.
F- Great pub food. I go with the pubburger, fish and chips, brutus caesar salad, BLT, big bird, or rachel.
V- Reasonable as heck.
02-08-2012 16:38:19 |
More by JdoubleA
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I finally made it to the Olde Hickory taphouse. I'd been wanting to try more of their beers ever since the first Olde Rabbit's Foot release. They have about 8 house beers on tap, along with another 8-10 other micros. Most of them were easy to find in bottles in NC, like Hickory Stout, Death By Hops, their pilsner, etc etc. They also had a barleywine which was a one-off, I get the feeling they often have special beers.
Tons of seating on both sides (bar side and restaurant side). It was a little noisy on the bar side, mainly from the crowd, but it got quieter as the place emptied a little. Prompt and friendly service (I've never had bad service anywhere in North Carolina, maybe just lucky). I was very happy with the visit, I'll stop here again if in the area.
01-25-2012 02:11:32 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I like this place the food is great. They have a great section of beer & samples of the the local Brewery. One of Hickory's best travern's and there's not many in our area. The wait staff are friendly and know a lot about the local brews. it's between a rock and a hard place to find if your not from the area,but wotrh the trip. so give this place a try if your in our area.They have live music jazz on Sunday nights at 7 pm.Not been on that night but have heard good stuff about it.Have eatten some of there different items like the pub chips & my my favorite is the homemade chicken salad,my wife likes the Black Bean Burger's.
01-31-2011 00:18:18 |
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