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“Fantastic Brewery!!”

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: The operate a pub/brewery on one side and a restaurant on the other. Also listed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackieOsBrewery
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Awesome selection of house ales! Do a flight and find your flavor! The appetizers were very good too. They use local providers so it is very farm-to-tale as well. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly! Great find!

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Four of us spent a few hours enjoying great pizza (go for the spent wheat options) and several of their micro bears.

Jackie O's maintains its individuality different to so many franchise restaurants, and has a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. We love it and always eat there when we visit.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had the reuben and they were great. Service typical for college town. Seating not the most comfortable but we will return.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The food is good for bar food. The beer is the reason to go. lots to choose from and they offer flights so you can try a variety. They own the building next door where they have some good live music too. A great addition to the Athens scene.

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Thank RWW2010
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Jackie O's is aguably my favorite place on the planet. And, since I haven't seen too many other planets, that's saying something. In an attempt to properly describe it's majesty, I'm affraid that this review may be rather long-winded.
I lived in Athens for five years, and during my tenure, Jackie O's was know as Ohooley's Irish Pub. Ohooley's was my favorite haunt, and my band's most beloved place to play. I was devistated to hear in the mid ots that Ohooley's would be changing hands. More importantly, I was terrified that the new ownership would change the formula that set Ohooley's apart from every other college town drinking hole.
To my delight, every one of my fears were realized on my next visit to town. Yes, you read that correctly. The location had changed names and the new owners had, in fact, altered the formula. It was a difficult pill to swallow. Jackie O's had become a superior version of Ohooley's. And still , every time I return, it continues to improve exponentially.
Jackie O's is comprised of two storefront locations with an attached patio/deck. The Brew Pub side is where we once called Ohooley's home. Management has left the original charm of this place in tact. Brick walls, dim lighting, furniture built from wooden barrels, and in-house brewing materials illuminate the antiquaed and warm atmosphere. It's a space that one wants to be in - not for a moment, passing through - but to exist, for some time.
Exit to the rear.
The back patio is now twice the size of it's predecessor. Comfortable wooden booths and tables seating four or more offer a place to enjoy the outdoors, socialize, and enjoy something from Jackie O's legenday menu.
Across the patio and down the stairs, please.
Jackie O's Public House, as some of you might remember, was once known as Skipper's. This large room has, like the Brew Pub, table top furnitue made from from large wooden barrels. A stage has been erected by the front window for evening entertainment. Most importantly, though, the kitchen is in the Public House.
Jackie O's menu is second to none if you are looking for fresh local food and a unique and innovative menu. The scratch-made biscuits and gravy may be the best in all of Ohio. Make sure to try the pizza for lunch or dinner. The crust is made from the spent grains of the brewing process.
Speaking of brewing, we've finally arrived at Jackie O's star attraction...the beer. Jackie O's corrected every flaw that Ohooley's was plagued by. They rewrote the rules and the recipes. The flavors invented by Jackie O's rival the best in the microbrewing industry. In the past year Jackie O's has opened an offsite brewing location which allows them to provide us with a greater selection and larger quantities. Visit their website for the full menu.
Many claim to have left a bit of their hearts in Athens, or at Ohio University, but it doesnt take an Enigma Machine to decode their language. Nobody left anything important in a library, or in a dorm room (this is questionable). But in a place where friends are like family and cheer flows freely, it is an easy thing to lose one's heart at Jackie O's.
Until next time,
Sainte.

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Thank Patrick L
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