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Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

After a few months of delays, The Walrus has officially opened its doors Downtown at 143 East Main Street. This new bar and restaurant is the latest concept from Brad Hobbs, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns, owners of The Tavern in Olde Towne East. Fans of The Tavern will like what they see at The […]

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Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

The Brewery District may be welcoming a fourth Local Cantina restaurant in the near future. Owner George Tanchevski requested a liquor license transfer from 1505 W. Fifth Avenue (a former Graffiti Burger location) to 743 N. High Street, for an entity named Local Cantina German Village LLC on the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor […]

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Stack City Burger Bar to Open on The Cap This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stack City Burger Bar to Open on The Cap This Summer

We already knew that the Hyde Park Restaurant Group was planning to open a new concept in the former Cup O Joe space on The Cap, but we didn’t know what the concept was going to be, until today. Hyde Park co-owner Joe Saccone revealed that the Stack City Burger Bar will soon call the 3,000 square foot […]

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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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