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First Look: Rehab Tavern

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Rehab Tavern is a new bar in Franklinton, located just west of Downtown Columbus at 458 West Town Street. Rehab features historic salvaged architectural elements, a beer-centric drink menu, walls covered with local artwork, and an environment welcoming to anyone who’s a fan of dive bars. Photos of the new venue can be found below.

CLICK HERE to read more about the reconstruction behind The Rehab Tavern.

More information can be found online at www.rehabtavern.com.

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15 Responses to First Look: Rehab Tavern

  1. Wootie December 6, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am

    Looks kick ass!!!

  2. JimSweeney
    JimSweeney December 6, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am

    holy crap. This is so much better than we could have hoped for!

  3. Walker Evans
    Walker December 6, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am

    It looks like the perfect neighborhood bar for the type of person who is a construction contractor, neighborhood pioneer and local art enthusiast!

  4. stephentszuter
    stephentszuter December 6, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am

    Not a fan of the sign, but this inside looks fantastic! Definitely a good fit for the neighborhood.

    I hope this place does well.

    I think my brother and I are going to spend our Saturday day drinking here… :) :)

  5. dehayst
    dehayst December 6, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am

    The banner was one of those “lets get something up this afternoon for the Red White and Boom traffic, anything will do” sort of things. Something a little more permanent is in the works…

    on another note… Artist Kevin Bickle has done an amazing job on the interior decor, walls, bar, bathrooms… you name it.

  6. efilsitra
    efilsitra December 6, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm

    Looks great! Are there plans for regular live music or just occasional? I didn’t see a stage or anything so I assume it’s occasional, either way looks great!

  7. superglue December 6, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm

    oh yeah im definitely checking this out. great concept and love that its in an up and coming neighborhood that’s out of the way of the usual haunts (high street). yay!

  8. readysetdisco
    readysetdisco December 6, 2012 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm

    happy that banner is coming down. everything else looks great! can’t wait to bike down to franklinton for a couple pints.

  9. stephentszuter
    stephentszuter December 6, 2012 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm

    @dehayst Awesome. Seriously excited about this place. ;)

  10. dehayst
    dehayst December 6, 2012 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm

    @efilsitra juke box plays on surround throughout including patio. There is an area wired up for entertainment though, but it will be occasional. Open to people wanting to play.

  11. heresthecasey December 7, 2012 8:31 am at 8:31 am

    Looks great! Not sure if you’re renting or own the property, but are there any plans for the second floor of the building?

  12. dehayst
    dehayst December 8, 2012 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm

    @heresthecasey – No current plans for the second floor. At least nothing that could really justify the expense of the renovation to make it livable. It’s pretty mangled up there right now. You looking for a place? How about a bar loft with a fire pole into the bar?

  13. heresthecasey December 8, 2012 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm

    @dehayst Best of luck with everything! I think a ‘bar loft’ would be an extremely popular option if you guys could get the numbers to work out!

  14. lifeontwowheels December 8, 2012 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm

    2nd floor darts and pool lounge?

  15. ricospaz
    ricospaz February 18, 2013 9:27 am at 9:27 am

    I went to this place on Friday night for a comedy show. Beautiful bar! Big patio too, looking forward to checking it out in warmer weather. Plenty on parking around there. Really nice bartenders too. I’ll be back!

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