Catch Up With: The Pint House
When The Pint House opened last April at 780 North High Street, there were rumblings about its appropriateness for the area and its ultimate success. After all, the Short North is an Arts district, not an extension of Ohio State’s campus or Park Street.
A year later, the Pint House is flourishing, imbuing some much needed energy into the neighborhood. Fears about the kind of people the place would attract (rowdy, young people who only drink to get belligerently drunk) soon faded when folks really got to know what The Pint House is all about.
Firstly, despite being a Beer Garden that carries over 75 types of beer at any given time, The Pint House is food-focused in many ways. Chef Adam Newman spends countless hours tasting, trying, and perfecting recipes customers would love.
“Everything we do here is all about beer,” shares Chef Newman. “Because I have access to so many different kinds – we get new beers every week – it’s a lot of trial by error, but everything is always high-end and delicious.”
The Chef’s offerings are of a much higher standard than typical bar fare. The Beer Braised Short Ribs have been a guest and staff favorite from inception, as have been the Black & Tan Onion Rings and Cheddar Beer Dip with Smoked Sausage.
Every Wednesday at The Pint House is Beer Chicken Night, where visitors can enjoy half a beer-brined chicken, side of fries, and a beer for only $10. The event started a short while ago, and has quickly become one of the best deals for Hump Day dinner in the city.
Beer Chicken Night is held in conjunction with Tap Takeover Wednesday, where a new brewery gets to be in the spotlight every single week. Popular breweries like Deschutes and Lagunitas have been featured, as well as lesser known ones, like Cellar Rats and Dark Horse.
In the future, Pint House regulars can continue to expect the same level of commitment to the neighborhood. Paint the Pint House is a monthly mural project that allows local artists to create unique art pieces live during Gallery Hop, which are later displayed at The Pint House.
The Pint House is also an enthusiastic participant in the Short North Craft Beer Festival, and this year, was awarded a GreenSpotLight Award for the City of Columbus’ Recycling on High Pilot Program.
“The reason we’re open seven days a week is because we want to be that place you go,” adds Reed Woogerd, Manager at The Pint House. “You get great beer, excellent food, good service, and a cool atmosphere every time you come in. There’s something here for everyone.”
The Pint House is open Monday-Thursday, 3pm – 2am, and Friday-Sunday, 11am – 2am. The Pint House serves brunch both Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.
For more on The Pint House, visit www.shortnorthpinthouse.com.
Photos by Ayana Wilson.