Columbus >Food & Dining > Four Keg Bar & Grill
12 E 15th Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4320140.000136 -83.007600
Mon. - Wed., Fri. - Sat. 3pm - 2am;Thu. 3pm - 3am;Sun. 4pm - 2am
Neighborhoods: University District
The O Patio and Pub – As a former patron of this bar under it's previous name, all I can really say about this establishment is, "Amazing!" Completely remodeled and doesn't even look the same. Granted I have torn feelings about the dirty grungy bars disappearing because this means higher prices, but the O still has good food and drink specials. The little Italian guy in the kitchen makes one of the best pizzas on High St. I don't know how many TV's are there but I'd guess 25, with Tv's on both patios. I do however wish there restrooms upstairs instead of having to walk downstairs, minor flaw. There's a firepit on the main patio to give the bar a downtown look and feel, which will be nice come winter. I have even herad rumors of an ice top bar being put in the basement. I can't wait!
Not enough bad things can be said. – Know that this review comes from a former employee of 4 Kegs. I quit this job because I found it to be in conflict with my morals.
While working at 4 Kegs, I was a bar back and did a little bit of everything but mostly just cooked food. My training was nonexistent. The kitchen was beyond disgusting and I spent most of my time cleaning the kitchen because of previous employees lack of cleanliness.
My major quarrel is with the management. The GM of the bar/restaurant often gave orders for us to do things that were unethical. On multiple occasions, I was told on busy nights to switch kegs out on their draught system only to find that we were out of the kegs of the particular beer that had run out. After alerting the GM, I was told to hook up a Keystone Light keg in the parallel keg system along with what was left of the beer that had run out. In short, I was ordered to turn a tap into a Bud Light/Keystone Light tap which was sold at the Bud Light price. The first time I was told to do this was a piture night so the 2 beers were the same price so the customer wasn't hurt although the beer suppliers were (mixing beer tastes terrible). The second time, the beer was a different price. I quit the next day.
I heard multiple rumors of health inspectors being paid off but I have no idea if that's really true.
4 Kegs has recently been "shut down" which really means it's being remodeled and getting a name change as well as being under the same management. For your health and integrity, avoid this establishment.
Cool patio! – I agree with the previous poster -- lots of hot chicks!! Cheap beer. Definitely a dive, but also a hot spot very near to campus. I haven't been to many of the other bars in the area, so I can't compare but I definitely get the feeling that the patio is defintely the place to be late at night.
Dude, where's my beer? – The Scene
This intersection, where Frat Row meets High Street, is the center of traffic in the campus area, pedestrian and otherwise. Its location may be Four Kegs' only asset: The glass-fronted bar and its patio are perfect for people-watching. While the place has shuffled name and ownership lately, the formula hasn't changed: On any decent weekday afternoon during the OSU calendar year, the patio of this bar collects students on their commute from classes and plants them in front of pitchers of beer.
As the night goes on, the patio fills with wanton revelers whose chief thrill is taunting bleary-eyed Kinko's patrons next door. Speakers aimed directly at the crowd below fill the intersection with music, all night long. And you can hear any song you want, as long as it's either "Piano Man" or "Tangled up in Blue."
Nice campusy feel – Nice campus bar. Probably one of the better ones at least. Very nice patio area.
Amazing Girls – This is the HOT spot on campus. Very nice outdoor patio, which is packed with drunk coeds on any nice day or evening. Mostly a greek bar, located at the start of Greek Row, but people seem to fit in easily. Easy to get beer, and you can usually find a seat if you get to the bar before 10.
Words can not describe the beauty of some of the sorority girls who have made the bar very populay. Its one of about 8 bars left on campus.
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