COhatch and Brothers Drake Team Up to Bring “The Pub” to Polaris
After seven years of serving up mead in Weinland Park — and 10 years of business total — Brothers Drake has announced a second location coming to Polaris by early 2019. In a partnership with COhatch, The Pub will function as a co-working, private office and meeting space during the day, and a bar and entertainment space in the evening.
Also on-site will be a production facility where Brothers Drake will put out meads, offer tours and tastings, and share knowledge on mead-making. And, like their Weinland Park location, live music will be a regular feature at The Pub.
“Brothers Drake is an amazing and authentic local brand that was born out of the Short North,” said Matt Davis, founder of COhatch, in a press release. “They really exemplify what we are trying to accomplish by finding the best local makers to join our community so that together we can all thrive and create the lifestyle our employees, customers and members desire.”
At 7,000 square feet, COhatch The Pub will have private offices, co-working spaces and meeting rooms, several large conference rooms, indoor and outdoor event spaces, and a full bar. Along with offices and workspace, COhatch will offer business amenities that include WiFi, designated desks, fax and mail services, a fitness center membership, and “access to a Florida beach home.”
The Pub is one of three COhatch locations currently under construction, along with The Newsstand opening this fall in Delaware, and The Overlook opening in Upper Arlington this winter. Two established locations are in Worthington. The company plans on opening more than a dozen central Ohio locations in the next five years.
Brothers Drake has operated in Columbus for 10 years, starting in Worthington and relocating to Weinland Park in 2011. They’ve brewed a lineup of meads that include their fan favorite, Apple Pie, along with unusual flavors like PB&J, Blue Lemonade, and Blueberry Sage.
“We share in the vision of COhatch and its plan to scale its community-based concept across Central Ohio and then the Midwest,” said Oron Benary, owner and general manager of Brothers Drake, in a press release. “How cool is this new model where patrons of COhatch can work locally in an office environment by day and by evening, relax and enjoy our honey-based concoctions at a location such as Polaris. We are beyond excited to bring a new authentic local feel to the area and be a part of COhatch’s growth plans.”