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Restaurant Review: Bristol Republic

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bristol Republic

The announcement of Bristol Republic as a replacement for Basil in the Short North might have raised a few eyebrows. For those frustrated with the neighborhood’s sprawling popularity and the accompanying departure of small, artisanal operations, the specter of something possibly bro-country — a concept that evokes flashbacks of faux honky tonks with dueling-pianos — […]

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First Look: Country Music Bar Bristol Republic

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Country Music Bar Bristol Republic

Short North’s newest bar opens Thursday, April 18. First announced in May, Bristol Republic has taken over the space that Basil held for nine years, transforming it into a country music venue, barbecue restaurant and whiskey bar. The interior is nearly unrecognizable to those who frequented Basil, with a wide open floor plan featuring a […]

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Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Brian Swanson (Bodega) is opening up a new Short North restaurant in Nashville style. Bristol Republic, a live music venue, barbecue restaurant and bourbon bar, will take over the former Basil space at 1124 N. High St.  Those familiar with Smoked on High will feel right at home at Bristol; Smoked on High owner Max […]

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