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The List: 125+ Restaurant & Bar Locations Re-Opening in May

Susan Post Susan Post The List: 125+ Restaurant & Bar Locations Re-Opening in May(clockwise from top left) — El Arepazo, Condado, Brassica, Barroluco, Standard Hall & Drunch.
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Two months after bars and restaurants were closed to dine-in patrons because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first guests will be welcomed back to local establishments starting Friday, May 15.

Bars and restaurants are allowed to re-open their patios on the 15th, followed by indoor dining on Thursday, May 21. Guests will see some changes at local establishments to meet the guidelines for re-opening as outlined by the state. That includes floor plans with at least six feet of distance or barriers in between tables, employees wearing masks, no self-service stations and more.

Below is a list of some of the bars and restaurants opening their doors as soon as possible. As everyone adjusts to the new dining normal, expect limited capacity at most spots and be respectful of social distancing and other safety guidelines. Most restaurants and bars aren’t requiring masks for customers, unless otherwise noted.

This information is current as of the time of publishing, but continue to check bar and restaurants’ social media pages and websites for hours, guidelines and updates.


Patio Re-Opening May 15
220 Worthington Mall – Worthington
Hours: Lunch – Monday to Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Dinner – Monday – Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.; Saturday 4 – 8 p.m.

Amano’s Sports Bar has been offering curbside pickup and carryout, but will open its patio back up to patrons on May 15.


Ampersand Asian Supper Club

Indoors Re-Opening May 21
940 N. High St. – Short North
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Ampersand closed during the first weeks of the dine-in shut-down, re-opening for carryout in mid-April. Now the Short North joint will welcome back dine-in customers May 21. The restaurant asks that customers wear masks.



Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
515 S. High St. – Brewery District
93 N. High St. – Gahanna
Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 5 – 8 p.m.; Saturday 3 – 8:30 p.m.

El Arepazo will re-open its Latin American eateries to dine-in patrons as the state allows. Arepazo’s front and back of house staff will wear masks and ask that customers practice safety and good hygiene. Patrons will asked to wait outside or in their cars and receive a call when their table is ready.


Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food

Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
47 N. Pearl St. – Downtown
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

While Barroluco’s food truck continues to roll around the city, their Argentine eatery’s brick-and-mortar location will re-open to dine-in patrons. They’ll offer a re-opening special of two jumbo 16oz margaritas for $15.


Boston’s Pizza

Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
191 Nationwide Blvd. – Arena District
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

After closing in mid-March, Arena District pizza joint Boston’s is back in action for carryout, delivery and patio/indoor dining.


Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
Three Central Ohio locations
Hours: Short North & Upper Arlington – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily; Bexley – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Brassica has been offering curbside pickup and delivery from its three Central Ohio locations (Short North, Bexley and Upper Arlington), but will once again welcome dine-in patrons in the coming days.


Plant-based hash with eggs from Brekkie Shack — Photo by Lauren Sega.

Brekkie Shack

Patio Re-Opening May 15
1060 Yard St. – Grandview
Hours: Monday to Friday 7a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast and brunch spot Brekkie Shack will open its patio to dine- in patrons on May 15. The restaurant also offers online ordering and pickup and delivery are also available.


BrewDog HQ & DogTap and Franklinton

Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
100 Gender Rd. – Canal Winchester
463 W. Town St. – Franklinton
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily (both locations)

Guests can sip and nosh at BrewDog HQ and the brewery’s Franklinton bar in the coming days. In addition to state guidelines, BrewDog will keep customers safe by having staff wear masks and gloves, providing hand sanitizer on all tables, and offering single-use menus or contactless ordering through their app.


Buca di Beppo

Patio / Indoors Re-Opening
343 N. Front St. – Arena District
60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. – Worthington
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Family-style Italian eatery Buca di Beppo is welcoming back dine-in guests while continuing to offer carryout and delivery.


Cafe Napolitana

Indoors Re-Opening May 21
40 N. High St. – Downtown
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 11a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 3 – 9 p.m.; Sunday 3 – 8 p.m.

When Cafe Napolitana re-opens, the pizza joint will utilize barriers and have floor stickers indicating where customers can stand. They also ask customers wear masks.


Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Patios Re-Opening May 21 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
Various CMR locations across Central Ohio
Hours: Hours vary by location

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants welcomes back guests for both patio and indoor dining on May 21. Each location will have a limited menu and continue offering curbside carryout. Re-opening CMR locations include:

  • The Avenue Dublin and Grandview
  • Cameron’s American Bistro
  • Cap City Fine Diner & Bar Dublin, Grandview and Gahanna
  • Hudson 29 New Albany and Upper Arlington
  • Marcella’s Polaris and Short North
  • Molly Woo’s
  • Mitchell’s Ocean Club
  • The Pearl Dublin and Short North
  • The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

Find more details and information here. Reservation will be accepted starting May 19 at cameronmitchell.com.

Coast Wine House

Patio Re-Opening May 15
75 S. High St. – Dublin
Hours: Friday and Saturday 2 – 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

Coast Wine House is taking things slowly as it re-opens, starting with its patio. Reservations are available and the wine shop will announce their bar and patio hours and menu each week. The bottle shop will be open for to-go and pick up orders.


Condado Tacos

Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
All Ohio locations – see website: condadotacos.com/location
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

When Condado re-opens, reservations will be required for all guests dining on the patio or inside and can be made on their website. Guests who have a reservations will be encouraged to wait in their cars until receiving an automated message that their table is ready. Condado will also not be accepting cash payments.


Cornerstone Deli & Cafe

Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 21
3296 N. High St.
Hours: Daily from 10a.m. – 9 p.m.

While pickup and delivery have been available, Cornerstone Deli will re-open to dine-in patrons and ask that customers wear face masks.



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