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First Look: Makers Social

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Makers SocialMakers Social opens later this month at River & Rich - all photos by Susan Post
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Touting hammers, nails and cocktails, Makers Social is gearing up for its Grand Opening Week later this month. The DIY crafting meets cocktail concept will celebrate its opening January 28 – February 2 at River & Rich, 461 W. Rich St. in Franklinton.

Offering 25 plus projects, crafters-slash-imbibers can make reservations or walk-in. The next one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the project, will be spent making leather flask covers and clutches, to pet dining tables, concrete coasters and more.

For the craft-averse, Makers Social’s bar is open. Owner Meg Pando says that unlike her other concept, Studio 614 in Old North, not everyone in a group has to participate. Instead, they can order cocktails like the Home Improvement, You Know the Drill and Moscow Tool. There’s a hefty bourbon selection, too, and local craft beer, which is also available in six-packs for carryout.

For the next few weeks, Makers Social will be doing some soft opening test runs. Parties of five or more can make reservations to get a sneak peek. When it’s business as usual, the space will be open from 4:30 – 11 p.m. weeknights, and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on the weekends.

For more information, visit makerscolumbus.com.

All photos by Susan Post

Makers Social is nearing its official opening in Franklinton
Visitors can choose from over 25 crafting projects
Examples of the projects visitors will work on
A closeup of some of the projects available at Makers Social
Supplies line the walls
…and behind the bar
Patrons are welcome to sit at the bar and not craft
Pando is expecting Makers Social to host groups from bachelorette parties to corporate events
Walk-ins and reservations are welcome
Makers Social joins the lineup at River & Rich in Franklinton
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