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The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tis the season for a cocktail. Two of Columbus’ best mixologists, Joe Peppercorn from Little Rock Bar and Josh Rice from Bodega, talk about the bar scene in Columbus, what makes a good cocktail list, how to be a good patron, and the evolution of the Short North bar scene. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/19_cocktail.mp3 Shownotes for this episode Follow […]

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Restaurant Review: Press Pub on Fifth

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Press Pub on Fifth

The Press Grill expanded its empire this spring and opened a spot up on Fifth Avenue. People who don’t like parking in the Short North will be pleased to find that Press #2 has its very own parking lot, along with outdoor seating, and a pretty traditional, darkish pub atmosphere inside. The new Press Pub […]

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Dick’s Last Resort Closes Arena District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dick’s Last Resort Closes Arena District Location

After just 17 months in business, the Arena District locale for Dick’s Last Resort has shuttered its doors. The closure in Columbus is not the only one for the Nashville-based chain, which simultaneously closed its Newport, Kentucky location right outside of Cincinnati on Sunday. According to an article published by WCPO in Cincinnati, the company […]

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First Look: RAM Restaurant & Brewery

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: RAM Restaurant & Brewery

The RAM Restaurant & Brewery officially opens in The Short North on Monday, October 31st, bringing the Seattle-based company to the Columbus market for the first time. The two-story 9,000 square foot space at 906 North High Street features a brewpub and brewing facility on the ground floor with a second story restaurant and 1,300 […]

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First Look: Rockmill Tavern in The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Rockmill Tavern in The Brewery District

The first of two new ventures from Rockmill Brewery is nearly complete. The Rockmill Tavern in the Brewery District has begun hosting “friends and family” previews in anticipation of their upcoming grand opening. Co-owner Matthew Barbee said that a few of the final pieces are still falling into place over the next week, but expects […]

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Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Have you ever wanted to skip the busy bar line and pour your own beer? Soon you can at Julep, the newest bar and restaurant coming soon to the Short North. The new venue is boasting the city’s first-ever “pour your own” beer wall, which features an electronic ordering system that utilizes pre-paid cards. While […]

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SOLD OUT! Julep Sneak Preview Party

Leanne Williams Leanne Williams SOLD OUT! Julep Sneak Preview Party

Join Columbus Underground for an exclusive sneak peek of Julep — the newest bar to hit the Short North — before it opens to the public! Check out the newly renovated space on September 23rd and sample their craft kitchen menu. Each ticket gets you two specialty cocktails and an assorted sampling of their appetizers, while supplies […]

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