The List: Restaurants & Bars Opening Later, Continuing Carryout or Not Yet Ready to Open
While Central Ohio restaurants and bars are eager to re-open their doors, many are choosing to delay welcoming back dine-in guests.
After being ordered to close to dine-in patrons since March 15, Ohio restaurants are allowed to bring back guests for patio dining on May 15 and indoor dining on May 21.
Some spots are choosing to stick with carryout options for now, while others have set opening dates a few weeks in the future, and still more are not yet ready to make decisions.
Here’s the status of several bars and restaurants around Central Ohio, organized by those re-opening on days besides May 15 and May 21, those sticking with carryout, and those that promise updates soon. As always, things can change quickly. Continue to check restaurants and bars’ websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.
Later Re-Opening Dates
Arch City Tavern
Re-Opening Indoors May 28
862 N. High St. – Short North
Hours: Monday to Friday 3 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Arch City Tavern will re-open sporting a fresh look. The bar is tackling some long-awaited renovations before opening back up – renovations that will help facilitate social distancing guidelines according to a post on Facebook.
Re-Opening May 28
467 N. High St. – Downtown
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12 – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 – 10 p.m.
As Barley’s welcomes back dine-in customers, reservations are preferred. Masks are optional, but strongly suggested while not eating and drinking. The bar is stocked not just with booze, but and abundance of hand sanitizer, spray sanitizer (anti-viral) and masks.
Indoors weekends only starting May 23
2973 N. High St. – Clintonville
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BLunch has been offering carryout on the weekends, but will add dine-in guests to the mix starting May 23. Guests are asked to use the call ahead option for putting their name on the waiting list. When they arrive to be seated, if a table isn’t ready, BLunch requests that they wait in their car or keep socially distant out front.
Brothers Drake Meadery
Re-Opening May 28
26 E. Fifth Ave. – Short North
Hours: Current carryout hours Tuesday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Brothers Drake Meadery plans to be back in full-service action (sans live music to follow government guidelines) on May 28. Until then, carryout mead is available.
Patio Re-Opening May 22
734 Oak St. – Olde Towne East
Gemüt will re-open its patios on May 22. Patrons are encouraged to order at their tables from their phones using the brewery’s new website and the eats and drinks will be brought to you. Guests are also asked to stay seated (no standing around) and wear masks when not at their tables. Tables are first-come, first-serve and reservations will not be accepted.
Ghostwriter Public House
Indoors Re-Opening June 3
49 1/2 S. Main St. – Johnstown
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 4 – 9 p.m; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 4 – 10 p.m.
Ghostwriter has kept things rolling with to-go eats and drinks, but will bring back diners on June 3. Reservations are now being accepted for lunch, brunch and dinner.
Grove City Brewing Company
Patio Re-Opening May 15 / Indoors Re-Opening May 28
3946 Broadway – Grove City
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 12 – 8 p.m.
Grove City Brewing Company welcomed back guests to the patio on May 15 and is now ready to re-open the doors to its taproom. The brewery has outlined a list of expectations on its Facebook page.
Land-Grant Brewing Company
Beer Garden Re-Opening May 19
424 W. Town St. – Franklinton
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 3 – 10 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Franklinton brewery Land-Grant has shared a detailed explanation of how it will keep guests safe upon re-opening its beer garden, and will stay outdoors only for the foreseeable future. Beer will be served in cans only and orders made via the brewery’s mobile app. Find more details on social distancing procedures and changes here.
Patio Re-Opening May 22 / Indoors Re-Opening May 22
12 W. Bridge St. – Dublin
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 4 – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4 – 10 p.m.
Mezzo is back with a trifecta of dine-in, carryout and delivery. Reservations are available for dine-in including patio tables. The eatery will host happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m. on the patio and until 7 p.m. at the bar with half-off pizza and drink specials.
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
Short North Re-Opening May 21 / Downtown & Fourth Street Re-Opening May 26
1030 N. High St. – Short North
457 N. High St. – Downtown
268 S. Fourth St. – Downtown
Hours: Currently all locations 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
There’s a trio of options for grabbing a Late Night Slice. The pizza joint has re-opened its three Central Ohio locations. Seating will be first come, first serve with no reservations. More details on new procedures can be found on their Facebook page.
North High Brewing
Targeting Re-Opening June 1
1288 N. High St. – Short North
Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 – 10 p.m.
North High Brewing is targeting June 1 to welcome patrons back to its taproom. In the meantime, there’s always beer delivery!
Indoors Re-Opening May 26
895 N. High St. – Short North
Hours: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. daily
The Rossi re-opens May 26 for both carryout and dine-in. Reservations are required.
Seventh Son Brewing
Re-Opening May 25 / Continuing Carryout and Delivery
1101 N. Fourth St. – Italian Village
Hours: Monday to Friday 4 – 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 – 10 p.m.; Carryout hours 12 – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
Seventh Son will continue on with carryout and delivery, and is now welcoming back imbibers for “drink-in.” Hosts will now seat guests and guests are to stay seated unless grabbing a beer or going to the bathroom. No doggos or children for the time being.
South Village Grille
Indoors Re-Opening May 26
197 Thurman Ave. – German Village
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
South Village Grille has been offering carryout, but will welcome back dine-in guests on May 26.
The Whitney House
Continuing Carryout / Indoors Re-Opening June 2
666 High St. – Worthington
Hours: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m. daily; Planning expand hours for dine-in
Worthington’s The Whitney House will continue offering its touch-free carryout menu (with wine and drinks!) and delivery through third-party services. The restaurant is planning to welcome back dine-in guests on June 2 with a new seating arrangement and new menus. Reservations can be made now.
Indoors Re-Opening June 1
215 E. Town St. – Downtown
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday 11 – 12 a.m.; Saturday 9 – 12 a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Offering carryout during the dine-in shut down, The Woodbury will bring back seated guests on June 1. Stay tuned for more info on new procedures, but in the meantime, diners can begin making reservations.
Looking for more spots that have already re-opened? Click here to find a list of 90+ bar and restaurant locations that are re-opening May 15 / May 21.