Columbus growler directory

Written by on June 10, 2014 in Beer - 18 Comments

growlers columbus ohioEvery year we round up all the breweries, bars and beer stores in Central Ohio where you can fill up a growler, and every year the list grows exponentially. It seems Columbus has a thing for fresh, eco-friendly beer. Or maybe we’re just into big glass jugs?

Note that some places will fill growlers but don’t actually sell the glass jugs, while other places will not fill a growler that was purchased elsewhere (some even claim it’s illegal – it’s not. We’ve checked. Twice.) We’ve tried to indicate those spots below.

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German Village/Merion Village
Olde Towne East
OSU Campus
Short North
Upper Arlington
East Columbus
Northwest Columbus/Linworth
North Columbus
South Columbus


The Crest

2855 Indianola Ave, (614) 261-7128,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-1am


2995 N. High St, (614) 447-BEER,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10pm, Friday-Saturday 12-10pm

Pace High Carry Out

3179 North High Street, (614) 267-1918,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

Savor Growl

2991 Indianola Ave, (614) 261-6112,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 8am-1am, Saturday-Sunday 9am-1am

Savor Market

4440 Indianola Ave, (614) 261-7756,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-11pm

Studio 35

3055 Indianola Avenue, (614) 261-1581,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 6:30-11:30pm, Saturday 6:30pm-12:30am, Sunday 6:30-11:30 pm

Weiland’s Market

3600 Indianola Ave, (614) 267-9878,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm


16-Bit Bar + Arcade

254 S. 4th Street,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-2:30am, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-2:30am

Barley’s Brewing Company

467 North High Street, (614) 228-ALES,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 11am-2am, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-2am
Note: will only fill their own growlers

Barrel and Bottle (North Market)

59 Spruce Street, (614) 221-5550,
Growler hours: Monday 12pm–5pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Elevator 13th Floor Taproom

165 N 4th St,
Growler hours: Saturday 12-8pm

Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus

161 North High Street, (614) 228-0500,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-12am, Friday 11am-2am, Saturday 5pm-2am

Gordon Biersch

401 N. Front Street, (614) 246-2900,
Growler hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 11am-10pm

North High Brewing

1288 North High Street, (614) 407-5278,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-2am, Saturday-Sunday 11am-2am

Park Street Tavern

501 North Park St, (614) 221-4099,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 3pm-2am, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-2am

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

215 N. 4th Street, (614) 429-3936,
Growler hours: Monday 10:30am-3pm, Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-11pm, Friday 10:30am-12am, Saturday 10am-12am, Sunday 10am-10pm


101 Beer Kitchen

7509 Sawmill Rd, (614) 210-1010,
Growler hours: Sunday: 11am-9pm, Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm

The Andersons

7000 Bent Tree Blvd,
Growler hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm, Sunday 9am-7pm

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

5141 Tuttle Crossing
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 11am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-11pm
Note: will only fill their own growlers

Giant Eagle – Dublin

6700 Perimeter Loop Road, (614) 717-9445 ,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-7pm

My Bar 161

3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, (614) 734-0417,
Growler hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30am, Sunday 12pm-2:30am

The Pint Room

4415 W Dublin Granville Rd, (614) 889-6558,
Growler hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-12am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am

Tutto Vino

7178 Muirfield Drive, (614) 799-9222,
Growler hours: Monday 1-9pm, Tuesday-Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 1:30pm-10pm

Whole Foods Dublin

3670 W. Dublin-Granville Road, (614) 760-5556,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm

German Village/Merion Village/Brewery District

Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant

525 Short Street, (614) 464-BREW,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 5pm-11pm

Hal and Al’s

1297 Parsons Ave, (614) 375-4812,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-2:30am, Sunday 12pm-12am

Red Brick Inn

292 E Gates St, (614) 444-7637
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-2am

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

240 East Kossuth Street, (614) 444-6808,
Growler hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm

World of Beer Brewery District

503 South Front Street, (614) 224-1962,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 9pm-2am, Friday-Sunday 12pm-2am

Grandview/Fifth by Northwest

Boulevard Carry Out

1290 W. 3rd Ave, (614) 488-3232, Facebook
Growler Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm

Four String Brewing Co

985 W. 6th Avenue, (614) 725-1282,
Growler hours: Thursday-Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 12-11pm

The Ohio Taproom

1292 West Third Ave, (614) 487-9224,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 3-8pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12-4pm

Old Bag of Nails

1099 West 1st Ave, (614) 299-7211
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12-9pm

Smokehouse Brewing

1130 Dublin Road, (614) 485-0BBQ,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-12am, Friday-Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 12-11pm
Note: will fill outside growlers, but they’ll slap their sticker on it

Zauber Brewing Co

909 W Fifth Ave,
Growler hours: Monday-Tuesday, 4-11pm, Wednesdy-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 11am-10pm
Note: Zauber’s own beer will not be available for growler sales until late July

OSU Campus

Fourth Street Bar & Grill

1810 North 4th Street , (614)291-1420,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-2:30am

Mad Mex

1542 North High Street, (614) 586-4007,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-2am

Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern

1571 North Fourth Street, (614) 291-5598,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-2:30am, Saturday 7pm-2:30am, Sunday 7pm-2:30am

Viking Premium Beverages

237 King Ave, (614) 299-BEER,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-1am, Friday-Saturday 10am-2:30am, Sunday 11am-1am

Olde Towne East

Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine

62 Parsons Avenue, (614) 222-8920,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Short North

House Beer

843 N. High St, (614) 670-8095,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am– 10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am–11pm, Sunday 11am– 9p.m.

The Pint House

780 North High Street, (614) 429-3986,
Growler hours: Monday-Friday 3pm-2:30am, Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30am

Seventh Son Brewing

1101 North 4th Street, 614-421-BEER,
Growler hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 4pm-12am, Thursday 4pm-2am, Friday-Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am

Upper Arlington

The Daily Growler

2812 Fishinger Road, (614) 656-2337,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10pm, Friday 3pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12-6pm
Note: will only fill their own growlers

Giant Eagle Market District

1798 Kingsdale Center, (614) 538-0762,
Growler hours: Unknown

J & B Wine Shop

4448 Kenny Rd, (614) 442-8802,
Growler hours: Unknown

Old Bag of Nails

2102 Tremont Ctr, (614) 486-6976,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11:30am-9pm

Whole Foods Upper Arlington

1555 West Lane Avenue, (614) 481-3400,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm


Wine & Brew Emporium

6154 South Sunbury Road, (614)882-6909
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Old Bag of Nails

24 North State St,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 12-9pm


House Wine

644 High Street, 614-846-WINE,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Old Bag of Nails

663 High Street, (614) 436-5552
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10-m, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm

Zaftig Brewing Co

545 Shrock Rd, (614) 636-2537,
Growler hours: Wednesday 5-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

East Columbus

Actual Brewing Co

655 N. James Rod, (614) 636-3825,
Growler hours: Thursday-Saturday 5-10pm

The Andersons

5800 Alshire Rd,
Growler hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm, Sunday 9am-7pm

Blacklick Wine & Spirits

7199 East Broad, (614) 322-6689,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 12-6pm

Buckeye Lake Brewery

5176 Walnut Road (Buckeye Lake), 740-535-6225,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10pm, Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 1-11pm, Sunday 1-9pm

Giant Eagle – Gahanna

1250 N. Hamilton Road, (614) 939-5559,
Growler hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm

Homestead Beer Co

811 Iving Wick Dr W (Heath), (740) 358-0360,
Growler hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 3-8pm
Note: will only fill their own growlers, but will trade you another growler for one of theirs

J. Gumbo’s Baltimore

108 N Main St, (740) 862-2586
Growler hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

World of Beer Easton

3934 Townsfair Way, (614) 476-2962,
Growler hours: Monday through Sunday 12am-12pm

Northwest Columbus / Linworth

Northwest Wine & Spirits

821 Bethel Road, (614) 947-0738, facebook
Growler hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm

The Crafty Pint

2234 W. Dublin-Granville Road, (614) 468-1675,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 11am-12am

North Columbus

Ale Wine & Spirits

7560 Goard Well Street, (614) 881-0318,
Growler hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

1414 Polaris Parkway,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 11am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-11pm
Note: will only fill their own growlers

Discount Drugmart – Polaris

8951 S Old State Rd, (614) 841-7555,
Growler hours: Sunday-Saturday 8am-10pm

The Daily Growler Powell (opening July 2014)

258 W. Olentangy Street,
Growler hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10pm, Friday 3pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12-6pm
Note: will only fill their own growlers

Shell-Jacquie’s Market

1555 Polaris Pkwy, (614) 888-5200
Growler hours: Unknown

South Columbus

Garden Cafe on Broadway

4057 Broadway, (614) 875-2233,
Growler hours:Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-12am

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About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Co-Founder of the Columbus Ale Trail.

18 Comments on "Columbus growler directory"

  1. Darby Schaaf June 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM · Reply

    It’s ridiculous that some places won’t fill growlers from other stores. They will never get my business.

    • Patrick Jones June 10, 2014 at 7:03 PM · Reply

      While annoying, Darby, I won’t cut them from my patronage.

    • Jeff Pelletier (@JeffBC94) June 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM · Reply

      I concur with Patrick – this is a minor inconvenience to those of us who already have “enough growlers” (is there such a thing) and don’t want to buy another one. The Daily Growler actually exchanges the one you bring in for a fresh one, which I like, and their two sizes are interchangeable.
      And since you can fill a TDG growler almost any place else, it was worth the investment to me.
      That, and their line-up and service are top-notch.
      If you don’t visit just based on that, you’re missing out on a great spot.

  2. Matt Stabator June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM · Reply

    Forgot Pint Room in Dublin quite possibly the best selection and place to fill a growler.

  3. Erin June 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM · Reply

    My husband and I were JUST talking about this the other day!! Thank you so much for posting this great roundup!!!

    • Cheryl Harrison June 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM · Reply

      awesome, glad you find it useful – it was a pain in the ass to compile :-p

      • Rodney Rodgers October 17, 2016 at 3:53 PM · Reply

        Two things: Brewery Dist WOB is closed.
        I had no problem filling a howler from elsewhere at Homestead in Sept.

  4. Josh Rice June 11, 2014 at 1:58 PM · Reply

    Bodega will be doing growler fills soon. They have to work out the logistics of it first. I think they will fill any clean growler.

  5. Jeff Pelletier (@JeffBC94) June 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM · Reply

    Nice work Cheryl – thanks for giving me some homework for the summer. I’m looking forward to crossing more off the list.
    It’s also good to know Zauber will start filling growlers soon – I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to walk in last month, growler in hand, and leave without filling it with their great beer!

    • Rodney Rodgers October 17, 2016 at 3:57 PM · Reply

      Zauber does growlers from anywhere now, as long as they’re clean.

  6. Donnie June 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM · Reply

    Thanks for Including House Wine, Cheryl!

    We offer our own growlers for purchase and we’re happy to fill growlers from other businesses and breweries. Prost! We keep it updated on We have CBC IPA for only $9/fill typically plus 11 others that rotate occasionally.

    • Cheryl Harrison June 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM · Reply

      oh, you didn’t when i made the list last year! thanks, updated!

  7. Emily November 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM · Reply

    Could you remove St. James from the list? They do not offer or fill growlers.

  8. John Shaffer December 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM · Reply

    When in Lancaster, try the Lodge in Lancaster for craft brews. A good selection that changes frequently. Bring your own growlers ! The Lodge in Lancaster, 129 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH, 43130

  9. Bill Babbitt April 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM · Reply

    Add The Kroger store in New Albany. Eight beers on tap and growler fills.

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