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Clintonville’s 451 Spirits Now Offering Tours and Tastings

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville’s 451 Spirits Now Offering Tours and Tastings

Clintonville’s 451 Spirits is selling more than just liquor now. This week, owner Chad Kessler has started tours and tastings at his facility on Oakland Park Avenue. The venue might be small, but Kessler said the tours will cover a lot. “A lot of tours, they bring you in, they show you their shiny still, […]

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Two Truths Bar Has Taken Over Old Buns & Brews Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Truths Bar Has Taken Over Old Buns & Brews Space

After hosting a series of pop-ups at what used to be Buns & Brews, a new bar Two Truths has opened, turning the Short North pop-up into a permanent spot. General Manager Adam Singh started the concept, a speakeasy-type lounge named for a ritual of Egyptian mythology. With a degree and background in marketing and […]

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Too’s Successor “Three’s” to Open in Old Scarlet & Grey Cafe Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Too’s Successor “Three’s” to Open in Old Scarlet & Grey Cafe Space

Campus’ favorite bar Too’s is closing, but its reincarnation won’t be too far off, in concept or name. Three’s, the third bar (for now) opened by local entrepreneur Scott Ellsworth, will open in the space that, until recently, was occupied by the Scarlet & Grey Cafe. Joining a handful of other bars on the block, […]

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A Look Inside ‘The Keep’ Bar at LeVeque Tower

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Look Inside ‘The Keep’ Bar at LeVeque Tower

When Hotel LeVeque opened last month, it brought a new purpose to the most prominent building in the Columbus skyline. The LeVeque Tower, built in 1927, had long been a place cut off from the city, reserved for those who worked in its offices. With its recent renovations, creating floors of hotel rooms, apartments, and, […]

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Karate Cowboy Moves Production to Middle West Spirits

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Karate Cowboy Moves Production to Middle West Spirits

Locally owned distilling company Revolution Experiment is localizing the production process of their brand Karate Cowboy. Since their start in 2015, it’s been in Louisville, KY, but their products are now set to come up in the newly expanded facility owned by Middle West Spirits. The conversation started about nine months ago. Middle West co-owners […]

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Watershed Distillery Opens Kitchen and Bar

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Watershed Distillery Opens Kitchen and Bar

When Greg Lehman and Dave Rigo started Watershed Distillery nine years ago, they never considered opening a bar restaurant. Bars were scary. Restaurants were scary, Lehman said. “Fast forward to today and we’re ribbon-cutting our own bar restaurant,” he said at their event on Monday night. “But a lot has changed.” Admitting that he and […]

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The Top 10 Best New Bars of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best New Bars of 2016

While 2016 might not have been a great year for many people for many reasons, it was a stellar year for the local drinking and nightlife scene in Columbus. Over a dozen new bars opened their doors this year to much fanfare, giving our readers and contributors a lot of options to choose from when […]

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