An uptown hub

The J Bar might offer the most varied experiences of any bar at different times of the year.

When Ohio University is in session, it’s a busy college party bar. During Brew Week, it’s home to MadTree and Listermann brewing. Which is still quite aย party. There are just more beards.

You’ll probably encounter these worlds colliding in a strange, magical way during Brew Week, as college kids in for the summer wander to the bar and order a Beet Hefeweizen on recommendation from a nearby craft connoisseur on his second “Chickow!” of the day.