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Seventh Son Celebrates Five Years With Opening of Rooftop Patio

 

One of Columbus’ founding breweries is celebrating its fifth birthday today, April 20. Seventh Son, an Italian Village staple known for its welcoming taproom and free-roaming and furry assistant manager, will celebrate five years today with the opening of their brand new rooftop patio.

 

Owners Jen Burton, Travis Spencer and Collin Castore first opened Seventh Son as a bar in December, 2012. They served other local brews, but none of their own yet. Jackie O’s, Rockmill, Zauber, Hoof Hearted — all were kept on tap. April 20, 2013 is when SS’s first flagship brews were introduced to Columbus: the American Strong Ale, the Stone Fort Oat Brown Ale, The Scientist IPA and the Humulous Nimbus Strong Pale Ale.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/seventh-son-celebrates-five-years-with-opening-of-rooftop-patio-ls1

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/20/seventh-son-marking-the-past-looking-to-future.html

 

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First Look: BrewDog Franklinton

 

Although still awaiting some finishing touches, BrewDog Franklinton held its grand opening on Friday, May 11. The 4,000 square foot first floor taproom was packed, with some guests showing up as early as 8 a.m. to get inside.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-brewdog-franklinton-ls1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/11/check-out-the-views-inside-and-outside-brewdogs.html

 

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Owners of Yellow Brick Pizza Open New Bar in Olde Towne East

 

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A new bar opened its doors in Olde Towne East on Wednesday, May 23. The Oracle, an intimate space with live music and craft cocktails, sits just down the road from its sister bar, Yellow Brick Pizza. Located at 1159 E. Oak St., it occupies the building that used to house L’Appat Pattiserie & Cafe.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/owners-of-yellow-brick-pizza-open-new-bar-in-olde-towne-east-ls1


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Craft & Vinyl Opening Soon in Grandview

 

Musicians and audiophiles will soon have a new place to congregate. Craft & Vinyl, Grandview’s new vinyl shop, recording studio and bar, will open its doors in mid-August.

 

It’s assumed the residence of the former Alternative Resale shop at 1806 W. Fifth Ave., but it’d be unrecognizable to any former customers. The space was “a total gut job,” says owner Troy Stacy. Rebuilt from the ground up, the old shop gained new electrical work and plumbing, and it’s got about four more feet of headspace.

 

It’s also traded in its casual and business women and menswear for cases of vinyl, each offering a few cup holders for buzzed record browsers. New vinyl is showcased on the wall, along with show posters designed by Mike Martin of local design studio Engine House 13.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/craft-vinyl-opening-soon-in-grandview-ls1

 

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Record store/recording studio/craft beer bar opening soon

 

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Troy Stacy’s new business isn’t as much about what he can do as what you can do.

 

The marketing and music industry veteran is opening Craft & Vinyl on Aug. 15 at 1806 W. 5th Ave. near Grandview Heights. It’s a venture that combines record shop, recording studio and craft beer bar under its 2,000-square-foot roof.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/06/record-storerecording-studio-slash-craft-beer-bar.html


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New Gaming Bar Concept Replacing World of Beer at the Gateway

 

Gateway shoppers and diners will have a new place to “eat, play, pour and drink” later this month. The District PourHouse, featuring a made-to-order hot dog stand as well as two gaming lounges and an arcade, will replace World of Beer at 1568 N. High St. on Thursday, August 16. The new concept is a rebrand and remains under the same ownership as World of Beer.

 

“While we loved having WOB at the Gateway, we are thrilled at ownership’s decision to re-brand to a new concept that’s more organic to the University District – even the name ties in nicely, ‘The District PourHouse,’ said Christiana Moffa Gateway Property Manager, in a statement. “The University District and the Gateway strive to have the perfect mix of value-added Ohio-based and select national tenants, as guided by to the demands of the customer base and the needs of the greater neighborhood.”

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-gaming-bar-concept-replacing-world-of-beer-at-the-gateway-ls1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/07/here-is-what-is-replacing-world-of-beer-at-gateway.html

 

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Owners say now is the time to transform campus area World of Beer

 

The conversion of the Gateway University District World of Beer isn’t as much about what to drink than what to do.

 

The District PourHouse Tuesday announced it is taking over for World of Beer on Aug. 16. The owners remain the same, but along with the new name, the beer and food menus are changing and more student friendly hands-on activities are on tap.

 

“This gives us a bit more flexibility to tweak the business,” co-owner Mark Pottschmidt told me Wednesday morning. “This is about appealing to more students.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/08/owners-say-now-is-the-time-to-transform-campus.html

 

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Short North bar changing name, expanding drink offerings

 

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A Short North bar is changing itself to keep up with changing tastes.

 

House Beer at 843 N. High St. in the Dakota Building will become Bourbon & Barley Saloon on Oct. 1 with a grand opening party set for Oct. 6.

 

Tom Kincaid acquired the watering hole in 2016 and kept its original name, but said the time is right for change.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/18/short-north-bar-changing-name-expanding-drink.html


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New Business is Opening Soon Inside the Historic Flint Station Building

 

The Flint Station Market in Worthington is now home to a new business that is part market, part bar, and part event space. What has been known as Flint Carry Out and Top of Flint for the past several decades will now be known as The Market at Flint Station. The almost 130-year old building is located at 225 Park Rd.

 

Sisters-in-law LeighAnn Guagenti and Gracie Guagenti purchased the old building earlier this year. Prior to their ownership, the building had a long history in retail. Erected in the 1890s by the Crowner family, the original purpose was a community market, with the upper level being the residence for the family. Although not the original train station, its proximity to the tracks provided lots of traffic. The Crowners also owned a park across the street where travelers and customers would take their fresh market items for a picnic.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/shop-talk-new-business-is-opening-soon-inside-the-historic-flint-station-building-rw1

 

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How a Boring Basement Became an Enchanting Tiki Bar

 

When you love something, why not have it in your house so you can enjoy it every day? Doug Motz and Todd Popp have been tikiphiles for awhile. When they moved to their new home in Berwick, the plain and run-of-the-mill basement was begging for a transformation. It took nearly a year, but now, the basement has been completely transformed into a fabulous and one-of-a-kind tiki bar – truly one of the most unique spaces in Columbus! Shipwreck Shirley’s is an exotic, fun, getaway, right in their own home.

 

“It’s a fantasy, it’s over the top, it feels happy and fun!” says Popp.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/this-boring-basement-became-an-enchanting-tiki-bar-ae1

 

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First Look: Antiques on High Opening This Week

 

The Seventh Son offshoot, Antiques on High, is nearing an opening in the Brewery District.

 

Located at 714 S. High St., the new “sour and wild” brewery is sandwiched between the Tremont Lounge and the upcoming restaurant Ambrose & Eve. The space is currently awaiting some finishing touches and a finalized liquor license, but co-owner Collin Castore says they’ll be pouring beers before the week is out.

 

As promised when the news first broke, Antiques on High will be serving up a nearly exclusive menu of wood aged sour and wild Belgian-style beers, with the exception of some Seventh Son favorites, including the Humulus Nimbus pale ale and Black Sheep stout. A selection of six cocktails (developed by mixologist Travis Owens) and six wines will also be on tap.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-antiques-on-high-opening-this-week-ls1

 

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New-look 16-Bit sets the style for future units to come 

 

There’s a new way to play in Dublin.

 

Rise Brands opens its newest 16-Bit Bar+Arcade site Tuesday at Bridge Park in Dublin. It’s the fourth for that brand overall, but it’s notable for other reasons, too.

 

It’s the first new 16-Bit in Central Ohio since the original opened at 254 S. 4th St. in 2013. It’s also a first look at the new, more spacious, modern design for the brand, which combines classic arcade games (all set to free play), retro decor and 1980s-inspired drinks.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/13/new-look-16-bit-sets-the-style-for-future-units-to.html

 

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Take a tour of Seventh Son's new German Village/Brewery District bar

 

A good sour beer takes time — so too, it seems, does a good sour beer bar.

 

Antiques on High, the new sour-focused brewery and bar from Seventh Son Brewing Co., expects to open this week at 716 S. High St. nearly two years since it was first announced.

 

The long timeline was somewhat anticipated. The Columbus craft brewery, after all, also had undertaken a rather large expansion of its original brewery in Italian Village. Final permits were expected this week, which would allow the space to open to the public.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/14/take-a-tour-of-seventh-sons-new-german-village.html

 

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New Speakeasy Music Venue Opens Downtown

 

A new speakeasy has landed in town, and unlike most others, it actually has a secret location. The Parlor, started by local musicians and entertainers, will open this month at a former residence on High Street Downtown.

 

There’s no passcode, special knock, or lever to pull for access. Those interested in a membership can apply for one online. The venue’s Facebook page has a sign up option for details, and those who submit their information will get access to an application. 

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-speakeasy-music-venue-opens-downtown-ls1

 

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Olde Towne East arcade being revived in Columbus brewery

 

Another Columbus brewery is expanding into the arcade world.

 

Sideswipe Brewing Co. has added 1,500 square feet to its Columbus operation at 2419 Scioto Harper Dr. where it will welcome Arcade Super Awesome. That arcade operation previously was in Olde Towne East, on the second floor of a building above Yellow Brick Pizza.

 

Owner John Geiger will bring his brand and games to the Sideswipe space first with a small preview tied to the brewery’s Jan. 19 anniversary party and then, more fully, in February.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/01/08/olde-towne-east-arcade-being-revived-in-columbus.html

 

 

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Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar Opening Soon in Powell

 

Tiki’s in the midst of a comeback, one of many its had since its first appearance in the 1930s. Huli Huli will be the latest bar to enter the central Ohio tiki scene, opening in Powell at 26 W. Olentangy St. next weekend.

 

Huli Huli General Manager Nate Howe says their goal is to recreate the cocktail menu, decor and energy from tiki’s debut, and they’ve consulted the ultimate tiki guidebook, Sippin’ Safari by “tiki anthropologist” Jeff Berry. For the book, Berry interviewed retired bartenders from the 40s and 50s and got them to divulge the secret ingredients and recipes for the classic cocktails invented by tiki founding fathers Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/huli-huli-tiki-lounge-bar-opening-soon-in-powell-ls1

 

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Duecento Cocktail Lounge Opening in Italian Village

 

Local entrepreneurs Andrew Losinske and Ted Lawson (Bullwinkles Night Club) are injecting a bit of Italian flair into Italian Village. They’ll open up Duecento, Italian for “two-hundred,” on the corner of East Fourth Avenue and North Fourth Street this Saturday, Feb. 2.

 

Losinske and Lawson took over the lease at 200 E. Fourth Ave. three years ago, hoping to transform an abandoned warehouse with no plumbing or electricity into a vibrant restaurant and cocktail lounge. With 3,000 square feet to work with, they carved out a space for a large bar, a DJ station, and a line of big booths along the west wall of the building, leaving an open floor between it all. In the back is a full kitchen, and behind the building a large, enclosed patio.

 

The process came with no shortage of “bureaucratic snafus,” preventing them from installing skylights that would allow live plants to thrive. Losinske has instead filled the place with realistic fake plants, pulpy posters, chandeliers, mood lighting, and antique accents.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/duecento-cocktail-lounge-opening-in-italian-village-ls1

 

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First Look: Duecento IV

 

Italian Village’s newest bar is opening up on Saturday Feb. 2. Duecento, Italian for “two-hundred,” sits at 200 E. Fourth Ave. in a revamped warehouse.

 

Described by co-owner Andrew Losinske as a cocktail lounge, Duecento’s light effects, dance music, DJ booth and dance floor turned on more of a night club vibe during the bar’s soft opening on Friday. Local mixologist and entrepreneur Christina Basham, who implemented and is helping Duecento staff execute their cocktail program, says the bar offers a different experience for people going out in the Italian Village neighborhood.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-duecento-iv-ls1

 

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Tiki bar joins growing mix of food and drink in Powell

 

Tiki isn’t just a style choice at Huli Huli in Powell.

 

Sure, the new bar and restaurant features Polynesian-influenced American-honed decor and drinks, but it takes that business seriously.

 

“There’s a difference between being a beach bar and a tiki bar,” manager Nate Howe told me. “This isn’t all pina coladas. There’s a lot of history tracing back to the 1930s and '40s.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/04/tiki-bar-joins-growing-mix-of-food-and-drink-in.html

 

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4EG going to Columbus to open its newest bar

 

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One of Cincinnati's largest bar and restaurant operators is headed to Ohio's capital for its newest project.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/02/22/exclusive-4eg-going-to-columbus-to-open-its-newest.html


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Law Bird to Offer Unique Wines, Craft Cocktails in the Brewery District

 

Annie Williams Pierce, a locally and nationally renowned mixologist, has announced plans to launch a new venture in the Brewery District. She’ll join her husband Luke Pierce in opening Law Bird, a wine and cocktail-centric bar taking over Village Pet Supply at 740 S. High St.

 

The Pierces have been scheming over Law Bird for several years, looking to fuse elements from the wine and cocktail bars they’ve visited in their travels to develop a unique concept of their own. 

 

The intimate space at the corner of Frankfort and High was the perfect destination for Law Bird, they say, with its high visibility, large windows, and placement in a neighborhood that is rapidly becoming a destination. They’ll have the newly opened Ambrose & Eve and sour brewery Antiques on High as neighbors.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/law-bird-to-offer-unique-wines-craft-cocktails-in-the-brewery-district

 

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^That section along High St. looks (and is going to look) vastly different from just a couple years ago.  It's still funny to see small offices nestled in between new restaurants and stores though.


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Four Entertainment Group will open bar at Easton Town Center

 

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One of Cincinnati’s largest bar and restaurant operators will open its first Columbus location at Easton Town Center.

 

Four Entertainment Group is expected to open The Beeline, a 3,000-square-foot bar, for the holiday season.

 

“The Beeline is the newest concept from an extraordinarily talented hospitality group that prides itself on delivering unique experiences,” Easton Chief Executive Jennifer Peterson said in a news release. “No two are alike and this will be their first concept in central Ohio.”

 

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20190319/four-entertainment-group-will-open-bar-at-easton-town-center

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/03/19/cincinnati-restaurant-group-bringing-new-concept.html


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Owners of Meisters, Zeno’s Team Up on Trabue Tavern Takeover

 

Trabue Tavern may have recently closed, but its replacement carries on some similar sports bar vibes.

 

The Quarry Co., which soft opened earlier in March, will have a grand opening this Friday, March 29. Owners Todd Meister, of Meisters’s Bar, and Mitch Allen, who is part of the Zeno’s team, acquired the space in mid-January. 

 

The two had been talking about joining up on a bar for several years, and saw the old Trabue Tavern spot as a prime location.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/meisters-zenos-team-up-on-trabue-tavern-takeover-ls1

 

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Haha, that strip mall over on Trabue is like the virtual twin of the one at Chambers and Northwest where my first store was and Meister's still neighbors. List of similarities:

 

Both had a Sparano's Pizza at one time

Both had a Pure Skin Tattoo

Both have the same ceiling treatment inside

One had Super Game Team, the other has Guard Tower

Now both areas Know Todd Meister

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Cocktails and craft beer highlight new Grandview-area joint

 

There’s a new bourbon bar and watering hole in the Grandview Heights area.

 

Barrel & Taps is now open at 1380 W. 3rd Ave., offering up 1,950 square feet for cocktails and craft beers.

 

“We wanted this to be a place that would feel like your friend’s house,” Erik Niceswanger said. “You can have a drink, maybe a small event.”

 

Niceswanger co-owns the new bar with Carlos Domingo. Domingo – Dr. Domingo, actually – is a surgeon and Niceswanger owns a hop farm and is a supplier to Homestead Beer Co.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/03/29/cocktails-and-craft-beer-highlight-new-grandview.html

 

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First Look: Lincoln Social Rooftop

 

Urban rooftop lounge Lincoln Social Rooftop is nearing a grand opening. The latest venue by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) features craft cocktails, small plates and all-encompassing views of Columbus. It’ll open on Tuesday, April 30.

 

Unlike most CMR concepts, Lincoln Social Rooftop puts cocktails at the forefront of their menu. A dozen house concoctions include familiar drinks, like a mojito, margarita and old fashioned. They’ve also got some unique options, like the Luke Skywalker (lemongrass-infused Ketel One Vodka, matcha, lemon) and The Real McCoy (Old Forester, Amaro, vanilla sugar).

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-lincoln-social-rooftop-ls1

 

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Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

 

The Arena District is getting a new craft beer taproom where patrons will be able to serve themselves. Whistle & Keg, a pour-your-own concept based in Youngstown, will take up residence in the Moline Plow building at 343 N. Front St. this summer.

 

“The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Mike Thomas, who co-owns Whistle & Keg with his brother Joe. “Whistle & Keg is a true tasting room, where people have the freedom to pour wine and mead and beer and cider from 50 different self-serve taps. Sports fans, concert goers, happy hour drinkers alike are going to love this concept. You pay for what you pour — try an ounce or pour a pint.”

 

The Whistle & Keg taproom will span 2,500 square feet, feature an expansive outdoor patio, and preserve the historical aspects of the more than 100-year-old Moline Plow building. Built in 1913, the building is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/pour-your-own-craft-beer-taproom-headed-for-arena-district-ls1


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Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

 

The Arena District is getting a new craft beer taproom where patrons will be able to serve themselves. Whistle & Keg, a pour-your-own concept based in Youngstown, will take up residence in the Moline Plow building at 343 N. Front St. this summer.

 

“The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Mike Thomas, who co-owns Whistle & Keg with his brother Joe. “Whistle & Keg is a true tasting room, where people have the freedom to pour wine and mead and beer and cider from 50 different self-serve taps. Sports fans, concert goers, happy hour drinkers alike are going to love this concept. You pay for what you pour — try an ounce or pour a pint.”

 

The Whistle & Keg taproom will span 2,500 square feet, feature an expansive outdoor patio, and preserve the historical aspects of the more than 100-year-old Moline Plow building. Built in 1913, the building is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/pour-your-own-craft-beer-taproom-headed-for-arena-district-ls1

 

The Dispatch article about this said it would allows patrons to bring their own food to the Whistle & Keg.  Interesting twist for this high profile spot next to the Nationwide Arena entrance plaza.  Hope it works and it sticks around.  After the initial successful run of the Frog Bear & Wild Boar bar/restaurant (still love that name) this location has had trouble keeping tenants.

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Brewery District cocktail and wine bar launches crowdfunding campaign

 

Law Bird, a wine and cocktail bar that looks to land in Columbus this fall, is seeking supporters.

 

The bar is coming to 740 S. High St., making it the latest addition to a two-block strip in the Brewery District/German Village area that already includes The Daily Growler, Antiques on High, Ambrose & Eve, Smoked on High and Local Cantina.

 

Owners Annie Williams-Pierce and Luke Pierce are known names around the Columbus imbibing scene. They’ve operated Four Thieves Thirst Parlour pop-up cocktail event business for years. Williams-Pierce is a former bartender at Curio and The Sycamore and has gained acclaim for her creations after winning the 2017 Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/06/05/brewery-district-cocktail-and-wine-bar-launches.html


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Brewpub Proposed for Former Clintonville Outfitters Space

 

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Clintonville may get a new brewpub later this year if the application is approved. The 1,300 square foot building at 2864 N. High St., formerly occupied by Clintonville Outfitters, has potential operators lined up, though no names have been released.

 

Property owner 2864 Clintonville LLC and developer United Development Services (UDS) appeared before the Clintonville Area Commission to seek a parking variance. In addition to reducing the number of parking spaces on the property from 79 to 7, UDS property manager Evan Fracasso says they intend to use inspiration from the original building, when it was  Lindimore Motor Sales, as they develop it. 

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/brewpub-proposed-for-former-clintonville-outfitters-space-ls1


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This longtime Columbus bar is expanding, in more ways than one

 

The owners of Zeno's, a longtime watering hole on the outskirts of Columbus' Victorian Village, are readying to break ground on a new bar, according to a post on the Zeno's Facebook page.

 

The bar has yet to share specifics on where the new location will be or what concept visitors can expect inside. More details are expected to be released soon, according to an email from Zeno's owner Quinn Allen.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/06/11/this-longtime-columbus-bar-is-expanding-in-more.html

 

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Dick’s Dive to Open Inside Zeno’s Basement

 

Thirty-four year old Zeno’s will see a number of changes this year. 

 

The Harrison West bar will add an outdoor seating area, and a second bar will open inside of their basement event space. 

 

Named Dick’s Dive, the lower level bar pays homage to Richard “Dick” Allen, Zeno’s founder and prolific Columbus bar owner, who passed away last year.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/dicks-dive-to-open-inside-zenos-basement-ls1

 

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This old bank is about to become Columbus' newest 'secret' bar

 

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It was 3 a.m. when Jassen Holderby woke up and realized what to do with the old Chase branch in downtown Sunbury.

 

"I woke up one night and just said that's what I was gonna do, I was gonna start a bar there," he said. "My wife just said, 'Go back to sleep,' but the idea stuck with me."

 

And so it has. Holderby closed on the former Chase branch at 45 E. Granville St. last Wednesday, although the purchase has not yet been registered on the county auditor's website.

 

Holderby believes the 4,200-square-foot old bank has a good vibe for his new cocktail bar and event venue, District 13. It's a return to the restaurant industry for Holderby, who in a past life worked in bars but today owns J. Holderby Renovations Design & Construction Services, a remodeling contractor for high-end homes. 

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/06/17/this-old-bank-is-about-to-become-columbus-newest.html


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The Music Room Brings Nashville Style Performances to Central Ohio

 

In January 2019, The Music Room officially opened above The Market at Flint Station in Worthington.

 

When The Market opened last October and owners LeighAnn Guagenti and Gracie Guagenti held a grand opening celebration for the space, Rich Sharick had a look at the space for the first time. He had been wanting to see a place in Columbus where he can simply sit and listen to acoustic music, uninterrupted, on the weekends.

 

While Sharick has experience running businesses and events, including starting and running the Dublin Art Festival in the 2000s, he has no background in the music business; he describes himself simply as a music “super fan.”

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-music-room-brings-nashville-style-performances-to-central-ohio-tm1

 

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Dublin is getting a new wine option this summer

 

At Coast Wine House, the emphasis will be on the house.

 

“We see this as an extension of our home,” owner Dustin Snow said. “We don’t want this to feel like a wine shop. We want it to feel like you’re at our house and you’re sharing a glass of wine with us.”

 

What better way to drive that point home than to set up shop in a former home? Coast expects to open in late summer at 75 S. High St. in Dublin. The space is a historic home built in the 1880s that was a residence for more than 100 years. It has been a retail space for the past few decades, most recently as Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/07/11/dublin-is-getting-a-new-wine-option-this-summer.html 

 

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See the indoor roller coaster, laser tag arena and more starting to take shape inside Scene 75

 

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Piece by piece, the old Macy's at Tuttle Crossing is disappearing.

 

Much of the marble flooring and showroom lighting is going away and making room for blacklights, arcade games and some pretty hefty indoor attractions. For the first time, Scene 75 is giving a peek behind the work in progress.

 

Dayton-based entertainment company Scene 75 bought the former Macy’s at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing for $3 million. The company has put in $15 million to transform the two-floor, 225,000-square-foot space into a family entertainment center that will be one of the largest in the United States.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/07/18/sneak-peek-see-the-indoor-roller-coaster-lasertag.html


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Crafting Meets Craft Cocktails at New Franklinton Bar

 

Grab a “Moscow Tool” and saddle up at a workbench to build your wooden beer caddy. This fall, crafting meets craft cocktails at Makers Social.

 

Headed for the River & Rich development in Franklinton, Makers Social will offer DIY crafting in the comfort of a full-service cocktail bar.

 

With a 70s Pop Art inspired interior and wall-to-wall pegboard stacked with power tools and art supplies, guests will choose from over 30 DIY projects that range from “experienced crafter to curious novice.” Crafters can engrave metal luggage tags, hand-stitch leather wallets, bead their own jewelry and more.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/crafting-meets-craft-cocktails-at-new-franklinton-bar-sp1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/13/new-franklinton-spot-will-allow-customers-to-get.html

 

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First Look: Dick’s Dive

 

Don’t expect smoked cocktails or the latest craft beer at Dick’s Dive. Instead there’s “beers your dad would drink,” mismatched chairs, zero clocks and zero windows. It’s the kind of place where you could easily loose track of time, just as Owner Quinn Allen intended.

 

The bar is a tribute to Allen’s late father. The patriarch’s decades of bar ownership are memorialized on the walls and behind the bar at Dick’s Dive, representing a collection of neon signs and booze relics found in Allen’s parents’ garage and basement.

 

The bar is situated below Harrison West neighborhood mainstay Zeno’s at 384 W. Third Ave. And Allen says for those that think Zeno’s is a dive, Dick’s Dive is an even “divey-er dive.”

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-dicks-dive-sp1

 

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Topgolf competitor eyes potential Columbus location

 

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A Topgolf competitor is launching in Buffalo and Columbus is among its future targets.

 

OnCore Buffalo will be a $30 million sports complex that will combine a three-tiered driving range with other sports activities. The project was announced Friday by its owners OnCore Golf CEO Keith Blakely, developer Doug Swift and Joseph Carubba, former CEO of Carubba Collison.

 

That group said the complex could be a template for similar operations in cities including Columbus, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Phoenix, metropolitan New York, Denver and Washington.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/20/topgolf-competitor-eyes-potential-columbus.html

 

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Topgolf competitor eyes potential Columbus location

 

A Topgolf competitor is launching in Buffalo and Columbus is among its future targets.

 

OnCore Buffalo will be a $30 million sports complex that will combine a three-tiered driving range with other sports activities. The project was announced Friday by its owners OnCore Golf CEO Keith Blakely, developer Doug Swift and Joseph Carubba, former CEO of Carubba Collison.

 

That group said the complex could be a template for similar operations in cities including Columbus, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Phoenix, metropolitan New York, Denver and Washington.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/20/topgolf-competitor-eyes-potential-columbus.html

 

^ I was about to post this item after coming across it at Business First - but then I saw you already posted it here.

 

Interesting news about them looking at Columbus and Cincinnati for future locations.  But why does it sorta resemble a cruise ship?

 

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A new Arena District bar is ready to start pouring

 

The new Columbus Blue Jackets season isn’t the only thing coming to the Arena District this week.

 

Whistle & Keg, a self-serve taproom, will be open Friday for the drop of the puck.

 

Brothers and co-owners Joe Thomas and Mike Thomas opened the first Whistle & Keg in Youngstown in 2017 and have one in Cleveland as well.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/02/a-new-arena-district-bar-is-ready-to-start-pouring.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-whistle-keg-sp1


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Cincy Restaurant Group to Open First Columbus Bar at Easton

 

Four Entertainment Group, owner and operator of over 20 bars and restaurants in Cincinnati and Chicago, is bringing its newest venture to Columbus.

 

The Beeline, a 3,000-square-foot bar named after a railway that connected Columbus and Cincinnati, will offer guests a wide selection of beer, wine and high-quality craft cocktails.

 

“We’ve become huge fans of their venues, which are known not only for their exceptional ales and spirits, but also for the friendliness of the environment and the distinctive décor, lighting and music,” said Jennifer Peterson, chief executive at Easton. “We expect The Beeline to become a fast favorite.”

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/cincy-restaurant-group-to-open-first-columbus-bar-at-easton-tm1

 

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First Look: Law Bird

 

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Wines are being poured and cocktails being mixed at the new Law Bird bar in the Brewery District.

 

The project comes from renowned mixologist Annie Williams Pierce and her husband Luke. The menu is heavily focused on drinks with a selection of cocktails, sakes and wines.

 

Guests can kick things off with a $5 Mini Martini before sipping on selections like the Leopard Print Everything with apple brandy, sherry, sweet vermouth and braulio, or the Rambler Highball with scotch, plum wine, sherry and soda.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-law-bird-sp1 and https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/12/new-brewery-district-cocktail-and-wine-bar.html


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Pan Am Layover Lounge popup coming to Franklinton, celebrating 'golden age of aviation'

 

A Cincinnati operator of concept bars brought the golden age of aviation to its Tokyo Kitty karaoke bar this year, and the partnership with one of the biggest names in travel went so well that the creative hospitality company is expanding the popup to Columbus.

 

Gorilla Cinema, the company behind the Overlook Lodge, Lonely Pine Steakhouse, Video Archive and Tokyo Kitty, last month partnered with Pan Am Brands to host the Pan Am Layover Lounge as a limited-time popup. It transformed Tokyo Kitty into an airline terminal from aviation's golden age and a layover lounge in an exotic locale served by Pan Am during its heyday.

 

The experience was ticketed – and sold out within 72 hours. The goal was always to expand the experience if the pilot – pun intended – went well, and it did.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/13/pan-am-layover-lounge-popup-coming-to-franklinton.html

 

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First Look: Makers Social

 

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Touting hammers, nails and cocktails, Makers Social is gearing up for its Grand Opening Week later this month. The DIY crafting meets cocktail concept will celebrate its opening January 28 – February 2 at River & Rich, 461 W. Rich St. in Franklinton.

 

Offering 25 plus projects, crafters-slash-imbibers can make reservations or walk-in. The next one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the project, will be spent making leather flask covers and clutches, to pet dining tables, concrete coasters and more.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-makers-social-sp1

 

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