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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.

 

More below:

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.

 

More below:

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.”

 

More below:

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.”

 

More below:

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.

 

More below:

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).

 

More below:

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.

 

More below:

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


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18 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

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.

 

More below:

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.

 

More below:

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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