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First Look: BrewDog New Albany

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: BrewDog New AlbanyBrewDog New Albany opens its doors at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 - All photos by Susan Post
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BrewDog’s latest addition to Central Ohio celebrates its grand opening today, August 25, in New Albany at 97 E. Granville St.

Spanning a whopping 8,600 square feet, the bar and restaurant can seat 300 inside and 288 on its various patios.

Imbibers will find a 24-tap lineup, primarily stocked with BrewDog’s own in addition to a few guest pours. Three separate kegerators are currently reserved for the brewery’s non-alcoholic selections.

There’s wine and liquor, too. Cocktails are built around bases from local company Simple Times Mixers, and feature local spirits.

BrewDog New Albany whips up a new, bigger food menu. Frequenters of other BrewDog bars will recognize some staple dishes, but also find an expanded selection of burgers, tacos, bowls and sides.

While there’s plenty of eating and drinking to be done, the bar also offers all sorts of activities. Inside there’s shuffleboard, pinball and classic board games, outside are giant chess and Jenga.

BrewDog New Albany is the Scotland-based brewery’s fourth location in Central Ohio, including its brewery and hotel in Canal Winchester, bar and Kennels in Short North and bar in Franklinton.

BrewDog New Albany will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit brewdog.com.

All photos by Susan Post

BrewDog takes over the former New Albany Mill site which was slated to be a Harvest and Three Tigers Brewing partnership pre-pandemic
One of BrewDog’s three outdoor patios – this section will eventually be covered
All together the patios will seat 288 guests
The patio on the west end of the building features two fire pits
The interior also has two gas-powered fireplaces
Guests can grab beer to go and plenty of BrewDog merchandise
Hats and shirts and books, oh my!
The Beer School area offers a semi-private space for events and will host weekly beer tastings from BrewDog as well as other local breweries
Another peek at the Beer School area and more seating
The bar and restaurant has a number of seating areas – this end is near the open kitchen where guests can watch their food come out
In addition to tables and booths, there are a number of comfortable, lounge-style seating areas
The bar features 24 taps, two of which are for nitro beers
The concrete bar has a reserved section for guests to walk up and order
Another indoor fireplace near the main bar
Shuffle board is one of the many activities available to bar-goers
More lounge-style seating near the patio
A look down BrewDog’s massive space
A look down the other end of the bar
Giant chess on the patio
More patio space – dog companions encouraged!
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