The Lima-based Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill is growing again.

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Good Food Restaurants announced today(1/10/19) they are opening their 8th location. The new restaurant will be near Dublin in Jerome Township on State Route 161. The new Beer Barrel will be located at the new Dublin Green Shopping Center and occupy a 10,000 square foot space with a 350 seat dining room, an outdoor dining patio, a full bar, and private dining banquet room. good food says the new store is expected to open in late spring-early summer of this year.

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Beer Barrel will have two stores in Lima, and one each in St. Marys, Findlay, Maumee, Hilliard, Easton and now Dublin.

Press Release from Good Food Restaurants

Dublin, OH—Good Food Restaurants, a family-owned, Lima, OH based restaurant company, announced today that it will open the eighth location of its popular Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill in Jerome Township, near Dublin, Ohio. The restaurant, located at the new Dublin Green Shopping Center, will occupy a 10,400 square foot end cap space and will feature a 350 seat dining room, custom built hickory furniture, an outdoor dining patio, a carryout/pick up area, a full bar, a wood burning fireplace, a private dining banquet room, and Beer Barrel’s signature Bourbon Barrel Room. This will mark the company’s third Beer Barrel in the Columbus market, joining its Hilliard location which opened in 2016 and its Easton location, which opened on December 4, 2018. The new store at Dublin Green is anticipated to open in late spring/early summer 2019.

In a twist on the Beer Barrel concept, the newest restaurant at Dublin Green will include a secondary bar called The Bourbon Barrel Room. Featuring over 100 bourbons, whiskies, ryes, and scotches, The Bourbon Barrel Room will offer craft cocktails in a rustic and intimate setting. Bourbon Barrel Room small plates, along with the full Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill menu, will also be offered. In addition to being open to the public, The Bourbon Barrel Room will host bourbon tasting events throughout the year. Whether you’re enjoying a drink while waiting for a table, or coming in to relax, the Bourbon Barrel Room will be an exciting addition to Dublin Green.

Beer Barrel offers a large menu of unique appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and its signature three styles of made-from-scratch pizza including its Thin & Crispy Style, Beer Barrel Deep Dish, and award-winning Original Beer Barrel Style. With a focus on great food served at reasonable prices in a warm, friendly, and energetic atmosphere, Beer Barrel is as perfect for family gatherings, as it is for grabbing a drink and catching the game. A large dining room with a wood burning fireplace can easily accommodate large groups, and its full bar specializes in a wide array of both classic and craft beers on draft and in bottles.

Serving Ohio for over fifty years, Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill started in 1965 in Lima, OH. For years, its one location on Lima’s industrial south side was a casual gathering place for friends and family and known for its pizza and relaxed atmosphere. In 2005, the original location was acquired by longtime restaurateur John Heaphy and his wife Aimee. The restaurant was temporarily closed for an expansion and renovation. The re-opened restaurant featured an expanded menu and updated lodge-style design and was an immediate hit. Today, Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill has seven locations in Lima, St. Mary’s, Findlay, Toledo, and Columbus, and continues to be family owned and operated as a part of the Heaphy family’s Good Food Restaurants group.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to come to Joseph Skilken & Company’s Dublin Green,” said Good Food Restaurants President and founder John Heaphy. “Since first bringing Beer Barrel to the Columbus market in 2016, we’ve been so humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received from the residents of the Columbus area. We’re very excited to continue growing in the Columbus market and we think the Dublin area will love our vision of warm, family-friendly hospitality.”

“We turned down a lot of restaurants that wanted this location waiting for that special restaurant that had fabulous food and superb service at a family friendly price that could accommodate large events. The Heaphy’s Beer Barrel is that one in a million restaurant that has all that and a wonderful ambiance too, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with them!” said Joseph Skilken & Company’s Owner/President, Steve Skilken.

We are currently building our management team for our new location at Dublin Green. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

For more information regarding management positions at Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill, please visit


An Ohio business for over fifty years, Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill has long been a gathering place for friends and family. A warm and generous spirit, great food, a welcoming atmosphere, and a sense of community define who we are and what we do. While our original Beer Barrel style pizza has been loved since 1965, we’re now known equally as well for our full menu featuring made-from-scratch family recipes, our signature appetizers, our always-anticipated seasonal specials, and our special brand of hospitality all served up in our high-energy dining rooms and bar areas.

Whether you're dining with us, enjoying a drink, or picking up take-out, when you’re at the Beer Barrel, you’re a part of our family.

In 2005, Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill became a part of Good Food Restaurants, an Ohio company founded and owned by longtime restaurant entrepreneur John Heaphy and his wife Aimee. Beer Barrel has always been a family affair, and as we’ve expanded and added new locations, the tradition continues with the Heaphy children who now have roles in the business. In addition to Beer Barrel, Good Food Restaurants owns two other popular restaurant concepts: Happy Daz, a fast-casual diner with six locations in west central Ohio; and Old City Prime, a fine dining American steakhouse in downtown Lima.

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