Amos Howard's Restaurant and Brewpub

2828 W. Highway 70, Hickory, NC, 28602, United States
(828)323-8753
Latitude: 35.68797, Longitude: -81.36300

no website added

Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 4.63 | Food: 4.00
85.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 2 reviews.
If you were logged in, you could review or add photos. Or check-in to keep track of your visits.

Log in | Sign up


vgatto (442)
Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 07:57:38 PM
link
Amos Howard's is a restaurant and craft beer bar featuring the Olde Hickory Brewery beers, which are brewed in downtown Hickory. Amos Howard's is a stand alone one story concrete building, with adequate parking around the perimeter. Inside is their main dining room with plenty of distinctive barrel shaped booths. In back is their oddly M-shaped 12-chair bar. The background country music is lively and the place has a honky tonk atmosphere. The floor is black and white tiles and the place is seasonally decorated, and there are several televisions for sports. Behind the bar are refrigerator cases with dozens of craft beers in bottles. They have 18 beers on tap, most of which are the Olde Hickory brews, which are available by glass or sampler flight. The also feature a few guest taps. Their standard food menu consists of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and meat entrees. It makes for a fine meal. The service is efficient and knowledgeable. It's a good, casual place for dinner and drinks.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.25
83.3
Overall

hoppedup (24)
Wednesday 22nd of August 2007 05:31:02 PM
link
I don't know if any brewing still goes on here. I'll have to call back and ask. This is a part of the Olde Hickory Brewery.

This place is easy to miss on 70 West on the outskirts of Hickory. The first thing you notice upon entering are the booths made from old wine/beer? barrels. Guess where my daughter likes to sit when we visit Amos Howard's.

The bar is in the back and is set up with peninsulas jutting out from the main bar so you can face the person you are drinking with. They have really solid beers. The Table Rock Pale being my favorite. They usually have a wide variety of their beers on-tap. Bottle selection is good as well. Growlers and 5 liter mini-kegs are available to go. Bartenders have been friendly to a fault on every visit (~10).

Food is pub grub, cheap and excellent. Black Bean Burger, Portabella Haystack and wings are standouts for me. I almost always stop when I-40 takes me west through Hickory. I've made the occasional trip just to have lunch.

I've been meaning to check out the newer OHB taproom downtown, but I just love the atmosphere here.

Also worth noting, they serve 20 oz imp. pints in heavy glasses that are only $2.50 to go. (the glass, not the beer)

One of my fave brewpubs in NC. And one that never seems to get a lot of chatter on the beer sites. They used to tap a cask every Friday night, and would allow a bar patron to tap the bung. You may want to call ahead if you're interested in cask ale.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.25
88.3
Overall
Front of Amos Howard's
Front of Amos Howard's
Image credit: hoppedup
Uploaded: August 22, 2007 05:16 PM
Barrel Booths
Barrel Booths
Image credit: hoppedup
Uploaded: August 22, 2007 05:15 PM
Tap List 8-03-07
Tap List 8-03-07
Image credit: hoppedup
Uploaded: August 22, 2007 05:15 PM
LocationTypeBeer Mapping ScoreGoogle ScoreDistance
Old German Schnitzel Haus Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.54 miles away)
Crescent Moon Cafe Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 3.36 miles away)
Olde Hickory Taproom Beer Bar/Restaurant 82.8 3.39 miles away)
Olde Hickory Brewery Brewpub 75.0 3.56 miles away)
Loe's Brewing Company Brewpub 5.21 miles away)
Gail's Hops and Grapes Beer Store 100.0 4.7 out of 5 5.49 miles away)
Granite Falls Brewing Company Brewpub 4.4 out of 5 8.31 miles away)
Side Street Pour House and Grill Beer Bar/Restaurant 3.7 out of 5 18.54 miles away)
Catawba Brewing Company Brewery 90.0 4.4 out of 5 18.58 miles away)
Fonta Flora Brewpub 4.7 out of 5 18.90 miles away)
Wine Maestro Beer Store 96.7 28.41 miles away)
Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse - Mooresville Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 28.48 miles away)
Ultimate Ales Beer Store 4.6 out of 5 28.53 miles away)
Bayne Brewing Company Brewery 4.6 out of 5 30.19 miles away)
Mac's Speed Shop Beer Bar/Restaurant 30.79 miles away)
Ass Clown Brewing Company Brewery 31.29 miles away)
Healthy Home Market Beer Store 98.3 4.4 out of 5 31.57 miles away)
Davidson Beverage Company Beer Store 4.6 out of 5 31.62 miles away)
Brickhouse Tavern Beer Bar/Restaurant 95.0 4.3 out of 5 31.63 miles away)
Lake Norman Brewing Company Brewery 4.6 out of 5 31.75 miles away)
Flat Iron Kitchen and Taphouse Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.2 out of 5 31.75 miles away)
Fox And Hound Pub And Grille Beer Bar/Restaurant 3.7 out of 5 31.86 miles away)
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza - Charlotte Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.4 out of 5 31.97 miles away)
Total Wine and More - Huntersville Beer Store 4.3 out of 5 32.00 miles away)
Taco Mac - Huntersville Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.7 out of 5 32.01 miles away)
Carolina Beer and Beverage, LLC Brewery 93.3 32.08 miles away)
District 9 Brewing Company Brewery 4.7 out of 5 32.97 miles away)
Lowes Foods - Wilkesboro Beer Store 75.0 4.3 out of 5 33.43 miles away)
Johnny B's Pizza Pad and Watering Hole Beer Bar/Restaurant 33.65 miles away)
Six Pence Pub Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.4 out of 5 35.44 miles away)