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Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place. “There was no Jackson Building when we opened, and the old Goody Boy was a magnet for crime,” explains Surly co-owner Elizabeth Lessner. “We used to regularly chase prostitutes out of […]

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Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Regarding 1831 Tavern: thank heavens they changed the name. The Balls idea, though punny, was maybe better for a Hooters type of establishment. And since the staff at 1831 seems to be well-covered during visits, you’d hate to disappoint aficionados of exposed body parts. As consolation, there’s still lots of room for balls references on […]

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Rambling House: A Refuge for Bluegrass & Blues

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Rambling House: A Refuge for Bluegrass & Blues

  http://www.columbusunderground.com/archives/jenna-01.m4a   Let’s not label Rambling House as a bar. Yes, of course a variety of whiskeys and bourbons sit upon the bar shelves, all while pale ales and Belgium wheats patiently await their drunken fate in their kegs. But that’s not what Rambling House is here for. Let’s label the venue situated on […]

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New Restaurant, Event Space and Underground Music Club Coming to The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Restaurant, Event Space and Underground Music Club Coming to The Brewery District

Bob Breithaupt says there’s a need for a solid medium-sized live music venue near Downtown Columbus, and the former Executive Director of the Jazz Arts Group is working with a team to meet that demand with a new space opening later this year. “Notes” is the name of a new underground club that will be opening […]

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Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

On Monday, Basil Thai will be the newest addition to the Brewery District, taking over the space at 460 South Front Street, which housed a rotating mix of restaurants over the past year including Frezno Bar & Grill, Front Street Bar & Grill, and Lola’s Backdoor Cantina. Those who remember the Brewery District of the 1990s, […]

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Unusual Drinks: Cray’s Buzz Worthy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Drinks: Cray’s Buzz Worthy

You may have heard about an African berry that made the bartending rounds a few years ago. Those who tried it said it switched up taste buds so sour things tasted sweet. This is not about that. Cray Eatery & Drinkery is running its very own little experiment with a proprietary beverage combo it calls […]

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Tavernesque Bar and Restaurant Coming to South Fourth Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tavernesque Bar and Restaurant Coming to South Fourth Street

When the renovation of the five-story Stoddart Building at 260 South Fourth Street was announced last May (along with the two story buildings next door) it was mentioned that the ground floors of these buildings would be home to new retail tenants. Two of those tenants have been announced today: Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Tavernesque. While […]

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