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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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American, Fish & Chips, Brew Pub, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
+1 573-499-0400
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside...
Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll! Flat Branch Pub & Brewing opened its doors on April 18, 1994 in historic downtown Columbia Missouri. The pub gets its name from a nearby creek which was the water source for Columbia's first settlers. Flat Branch was Columbia's first brewery since 1841. The pub occupies a 1927 brick warehouse with a curved, barrel-trussed roof that was once a Hudson car dealership. We offer a diverse menu as well as award-winning hand-crafted beers on tap. Enjoy your stay in the upscale industrial setting of our restaurant, on our spacious outdoor patio, or belly up to Columbia's largest bar. Our fresh handmade food compliments our brews while still being delicious enough to stand on its own. Try traditional pub favorites like Catfish and Chips or Bratwurst and Kraut, or perhaps our signature Charbroiled Romaine Salad. Enjoy your meal with our in-house baked breads and desserts. After dinner, sip one of our many single malt scotches or small batch bourbons may be just the thing to wrap up an excellent evening. The managers and staff at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing are committed to providing the best food, beer, service and value in the Midwest.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time visit to Flat Branch

We visited Flat Branch based on recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. We chose to sit inside, but outside would have been great as well, with a garden-like setting rimmed with flowering hyacinth bean vines. The 45 minute wait turned out to be only 20 minutes. Pleasant surprise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Don S
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Austin, Texas
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  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Flat Branch based on recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. We chose to sit inside, but outside would have been great as well, with a garden-like setting rimmed with flowering hyacinth bean vines. The 45 minute wait turned out to be only 20 minutes. Pleasant surprise. Waitress was very attentive and confident with recommendations, affirming my... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dined here with the family. Good variety of choices, and plenty of beer options. Our food service was spoiled by the server rushing our main entrees out less than 5 minutes after our starters. This left us with the impression that they were more interested in turning tables than offering a memorable meal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Dinner was horrible, I ordered the vegetarian burger it was mushy and inedible, waitress never checked to see how food was surprised that none of us wanted to box up our uneaten food, not worth the long wait. A little surprised to see an open ice freezer/ maker near the bar that was open to the public and not protected... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As someone that needs to avoid gluten and dairy, it was a pleasant surprise to find a paleo choice. The Arnold Palmer was excellent. Brewery atmosphere with decent service. Outdoor seating available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great menu with varied entrees. Salads were a bit disappointing but the crab cakes made up for it. Dessert is to be shared. If you enjoy a tongue tantalizing taste you should not miss their chili bear. This microbrewery is worth the wait

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Flat Branch has an excellent selection of locally brewed beers and a really nice menu to complement them. The food is always good, as is the service. I'd recommend a stop here for anyone visiting Columbia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Best Brown Ale I have ever had - incredibly smooth! Everything we have ever ordered from Flat Branch has been deliciously full of flavor and not the average bar food. The pizza is especially great! Fun atmosphere, good service, and a great list of beers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been here a couple of times now and the food is pretty good. Really like the atmosphere and especially the outdoor seating area. We were really lucky to have a nice evening during the week the last time we were in Columbia for a visit and scored a table outside. Service could have been faster but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had lunch with my daughters. The avocado chicken salad I had was to die for! The beer is cold and goes down smooth. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Honestly a bit by accident, I ended up here for my very last dinner in Columbia before moving on for a new adventure. I was also here my very first night in Columbia when I moved here five years ago, and many times in between. Consistently good food, service, and beer. The bacon chicken wrap quickly became a real favorite,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Brew Pub, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll! Flat Branch Pub & Brewing opened its doors on April 18, 1994 in historic downtown Columbia Missouri. The pub gets its name from a nearby creek which was the water source for Columbia's first settlers. Flat Branch was Columbia's first brewery since 1841. The pub occupies a 1927 brick warehouse with a curved, barrel-trussed roof that was once a Hudson car dealership. We offer a diverse menu as well as award-winning hand-crafted beers on tap. Enjoy your stay in the upscale industrial setting of our restaurant, on our spacious outdoor patio, or belly up to Columbia's largest bar. Our fresh handmade food compliments our brews while still being delicious enough to stand on its own. Try traditional pub favorites like Catfish and Chips or Bratwurst and Kraut, or perhaps our signature Charbroiled Romaine Salad. Enjoy your meal with our in-house baked breads and desserts. After dinner, sip one of our many single malt scotches or small batch bourbons may be just the thing to wrap up an excellent evening. The managers and staff at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing are committed to providing the best food, beer, service and value in the Midwest.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?