Gordon Biersch - Columbus (CLOSED)

401 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH, 43215, United States
(614) 246-2900
Latitude: 39.97066, Longitude: -83.00420


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.96 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 4.21 | Food: 5.00
out of 100
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vgatto (442)
Saturday 26th of November 2011 01:21:22 PM
As of late 2011, Gordon-Biersch operates 33 brewpub locations throughout the US. They have a core series of five German-style beers that is offered at all their locations - a very nice Czech-style Pilsner, their flavorful Hefeweizen, a hearty German-style Marzen, their crisp Golden Export, and a roasted Schwarzbier. I definitely recommend visiting any G-B location to try a sampler of these, plus several other rotating seasonals (I enjoyed the Winter Bock). Upon entering each restaurant, I am tempted by garlic aromas, and I am consistently impressed with their tasty menu. Their food menu has a good variety of appetizers, pizza, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and a good variety of entrees featuring poultry, seafood and meats. The Columbus OH brewpub is located in the downtown Arena district, and is nearby to plenty of attractions and other restaurants. (For the avid beer-hunter, Barley's Brewpub is a short distance away!) Gordon-Biersch has a small patio out front near the entrance and decorative grain silo. Stainless steel brewing vessels are visible through windows at street level. Inside, they have a 30-chair 4-sided island bar, and one billiard table past the bar. It is a very large place with numerous dining tables. I enjoyed my visit for dinner and drinks.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.25

PapaJ (9)
Thursday 21st of July 2011 04:11:24 AM
My wife, son, and daughter-in-law went to GB in the Columbus Arena Area Wednesday Happy Hour.

Happy Hour [?330-630?] prices on half liters of beer and appetizer are a screaming deal. My wife and I enjoyed the pilsner; my son and daughter-in-law the Golden Export Lager and the [seasonal] SommerBrau Kölsch Ale. All beer were very good and true to style. Reliable beers in a convivial atmosphere.

The appetizers were excellent as well.

Gordon Biersch features a selection of lagers [bock, export, Märzen, pilsner, schwarzbier]; crisp, clean, refreshing, yet flavorful beer appropriate for a summers' day.

I know we will be back.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5

frazbri (78)
Monday 4th of January 2010 04:39:15 PM
Gordon Biersch is a convenient stop for a beer when your visiting Nationwide Arena. It sets to the north east of the arena among the bars and restaurants of the arena district.

The atmosphere is clean and a little sterile. It's nice, but it's a corporate kind of nice. There is a nice patio area, if the weather's warm.

Gordon Biersch specializes in lagers. Most of them are clean and refreshing. Don't expect hop bombs, and you should find something to enjoy. I like their Schwartzbier.

Not a place that I'd make as a destination on it's own, but it is a good spot for a pre or post game beer.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A

Wrangler (4)
Sunday 29th of March 2009 09:40:39 AM
My wife and I were in Columbus for the Easyriders V-Twin show and visited three of the many breweries (or brew pubs). Great town for this, except for the parking issues. It was cold and breezy and you have to pay to park. We walked from the show for lunch (cold). The bartender was helpful, they had good beer (I like the swartz beer), and he told us which was the biggest seller (Martzen). We had to buy a growler (Cool Grolsch type lid). We both hade the flatiron steak. It was very good. I know this is part of a large brew pub chain but well worth the visit.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.75

bobcat78 (210)
Thursday 25th of September 2008 12:28:31 AM
Located in the Arena district- on par with most Gordon Biersh locations- kind of trendy and upscale. Doesn't totally fit in the college town as this brewery is in the vicinity of Ohio State.

I ate but it was a general menu for a wedding rehearsal so nothing to write home about. Same can be said for the beer, nothing to write home about. This place is huge and family friendly, particularly as a place to grab a drink before a Blue Jacket game.

On a second visit, the beer selection was decent, although at any given time, there are only about 5-6 beers of the many they brew on tap at a time. I tried Schwarbier and Alt Bier, both were pretty tasty, but nothing I would go out of my way to get.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A

Redrover (157)
Thursday 24th of January 2008 03:50:09 PM
This is a large place. Nice raised patio at the entrance. Note that the entrance is in back and not on Front Street.

As you walk in you'll spot the octagon marble topped bar and several tables. They have some nice larger tables to share. There is a large dining room to your left.

5 regulars on tap plus a seasonal which was a tasty alt. Note that they do have a pretty extensive wine list and lots specialty martinis, drinks, etc. I would like to see a bit more emphasis on beer!

I did not eat, but the food smelled good.

They play classic 70s and 80s rock for background music. It works for me.

The service was prompt and friendly.

I would like to revisit to try the food and more beer. As with most GBs, the place is good but not overly memorable.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A

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