The Daily Growler Review
2812 Fishinger Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
258 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065
Beer selection varies. If you can’t find a beer that you like, you are in the wrong place.
Have you ever had that feeling the first time you visit a new spot and as soon as you are walking out, you know you will be returning ASAP? It’s easy to make a connection with some places, and the Daily Growler is certainly one of those locales.
Let’s talk definitions. The “daily” in the Daily Growler comes from the concept of featuring a different beer each day, which is then available for growler fills at a discounted rate. But what is a growler? A growler is a glass container that holds 64 oz. of beer deliciousness. It looks like the jugs they drink out of in moonshiner shows, and it is perfect to give you a to-go option for carrying out fresh craft beers. Be sure to drink your growler within 7-10 days of filling up, and once opened, drink it within 2 days. You will get about 5 pint glasses from each growler. Confession: I now own three growlers from the Daily Growler, and keep a box to hold said growlers in the trunk of my car at all times.
The beer list at “The Daily” is hard to beat, with a lineup of 60 rotating taps. Elusive brews like Columbus Brewing Company‘s highly-coveted Creeper Triple IPA are known to pop up on the board. They also have an IPA exclusive to the business, the Daily IPA, brewed by The Actual Brewing Company. This place is “must visit” for out of town guests so that they can try Columbus’ best local offerings in one spot, and is also a great place for groups too. The interior is Spartan but clean and modern, and the vibe somehow just fits and makes it a place you can linger for hours. Snag a classic board game from the shelves on the wall to keep you entertained while you sip. Food is not offered; however, you are encouraged to bring in your own. Takeout menus are available for nearby restaurants, and the Powell location hosts food trucks on a regular basis.
The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and will help you pick out a beer to suit your liking if you aren’t sure what styles you prefer. Flights are available too, and are a good way to go if you want to try a bunch of kinds, or are unsure about committing to an entire growler of a more unusual-sounding beer. Happy hour is held 7 days a week from 3-7 pm, with 1/2 off pints, $1 off growlers, and 25% off flight tasters.
The Daily Growler is big on events, and hosts regular tap takeovers with local breweries. Plus, the Daily Growler staff are often holding court and pouring drafts at many of the best Central Ohio beer events. There are family-friendly events here as well, like pumpkin carving contests at Halloween, and a house-made root beer is always on tap for the kiddos.
Culinary Clue: Check out the Daily’s website (www.thedailygrowler.com) ahead of time and read the beer descriptions and pick out which drafts to sample. This way, you won’t have that panic moment and anger the people behind you in line by taking forever to choose your brews.