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Elevator Brewery & Draught

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161 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2402
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Stopped by for lunch. Great bartender who was very knowledge about the various beers. Had a burger that was outstanding. Tried several beers all were excellent. Very nice place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Columbus, Indiana
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395 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went to the Elevator with four other people at lunch during the first week of December and the place was PACKED. If you're going anytime near the holidays, make a reservation in advance; otherwise, you will have a lengthy wait or you will end up going somewhere else. Once we got seated, we ordered our meals. Took a while to... More 

Thank AAHolt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Went in for a craft beer and was completely ignored by the two bartenders on duty. My friend and I made a total of 5 people in the entire place. I guess if you are not a regular your money is no good. Terrible service, I can't speak to the food we were never offered or given menus. Waited and... More 

Thank Sean L
Columbus, Indiana
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stopped by for lunch. Great bartender who was very knowledge about the various beers. Had a burger that was outstanding. Tried several beers all were excellent. Very nice place.

Thank Pvh16
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Showed up Saturday night with a large group for drinks, and the staff made it easy. The decor is incredible - think 1920's bistro with the woodwork and leaded glass to prove the date. Great selection of hour brewed beets, and unlike too many brew pubs, this wine list more than held it's own. Pool tables in the back, a... More 

Thank Pedalboy
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is what I would call a trendy restaurant in a very old building. I loved it. Our server was excellent, full of suggestions and very funny and personable to boot. I am not much of a "real" beer drinker and after trying my first choice and not enjoying, she gladly took it back and got me something much more... More 

Thank Dawn S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Wow -- what a beautiful room with a classy bar -- the stained glass and the woodwork are classic. But wait...this is a place to drink beer, and we weren't disappointed. We sampled several beers, and they were as classy as the bar. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank dyyzs
Phoenix, Arizona
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our Segway tour guide told us about this place. Really old building built in the late 1800's. We went for lunch and sat at the bar. Yummy saurkraught balls as apps. Great beer and wines by the glass. Service was good too.

Thank CherylGlendaleAZ
Arlington, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Cool setting, but I found the hostess to be a tad on the rude side. Had an attitude like "I could less you're here". The bartender, the one with the shaved head, is a tad to intense. He needs to relax a bit. He just threw the beverage menu down and said the beers were lighter to darker then walked... More 

Thank metntex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Beer is very good. Appetizers were inexpensive, prepared very quickly, and were good. I would like to come back after 5 pm and be able to order from the full menu. The building is also a very neat, it has been preserved in it original condition from the 1800s.

Thank Matthew B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was a really cool place to eat. Great food and fantastic, friendly service. The building is great too, old and neat features too. Definitely a place to go to eat even if you don't care for micro brew beers.

Thank Ppaintguy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614.228.0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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