It’s time to Rock the Vote, Columbus!

By now we can all agree that voting is important, right? Right.  Well... It’s that time again! We always get excited about it and Columbus Alive has finally announced their 2017 Best of Columbus poll, which is now open for voting!  Every year the Columbus publication polls the whole city to find out what truly makes up the best that Columbus has to offer.  There are 85 categories covering everything from Best Restaurant to Best Face of Columbus and Best Place to Buy Vinyl. There’s something for everyone and it gives a nice overview of all the things that make ...

Raise a Glass with us for New Year’s Eve!

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Farewell, 2016! It's been another amazing year here at your favorite Short North tavern and we're ready to wrap up 2016 in a nice little bow and kick off 2017 with a bang.  This year has seen some excellent growth for us in terms of the crowds of friends and neighbors we attract every night of the week.  Our happy hour menu got an overhaul this year and it's been hugely popular with our half priced drinks and pizzas, along with discounted shareables. $5 Burger Monday is still a big hit in our neck of the woods, offering premium gourmet burgers at a bargain price once a ...

Join us for Burger & Beer Week!

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Everyone in town is talking about it and why shouldn't they?  Can you think of a better thing to celebrate than juicy American Burgers and smooth craft beer? 614 Magazine's Burger & Beer week is happening all this week from September 19-24 across Greater Columbus, and we're participating! So What's Burger & Beer Week? Organized by 614 and sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council, the whole week is dedicated to promoting delicious gourmet burgers from around town.  We're one of 75 restaurants participating in the event with the singular aim of crafting the most ...

Win Tickets to the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus!

2016 marks the 3rd year for the Fashion Meets Music Festival here in Columbus and we’re so excited about it that we’re giving away tickets to the event throughout the month of August! What is the FMMF? Taking place September 3rd and 4th (Labor Day Weekend), the FMMF is the only festival of its kind, bringing fashion and music together for a two-day festival event celebrating creativity in both the fashion and music scenes. Featuring an impressive lineup of major bands and music artists, including Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Adventure Club, DJ Khaled, and others, ...

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Join us for Canvas Painting with Studio 614

One of the best things about being in the Short North is the vibrant arts community that thrives here. With Gallery Hop starting next month, we thought it was a good time to highlight the tremendous success we’ve been having in our partnership with the girls at Studio 614. Studio 614 is a coalition of female artists here in Columbus that come together to teach traveling art classes and special studio events for people of all artistic talents. They partner with a variety of locations and businesses around the city to host painting and arts classes, often in social ...

The Rise of Farm to Keg Breweries

Everyone's heard of the expression “farm to table” in the context of a restaurant's menu. In fact, it's used so often, one must truly wonder how much of its meaning has been lost in translation. Now, the popular philosophy is beginning to make its way into the beer world with farm to keg breweries. Beer makers are now more careful about the ingredients they use in their creations, being sure to use the highest quality possible when brewing. Big Foot Brewing in New York and Dirt Farm Brewing in Virginia are two microbreweries who have been given the legal freedom to ...

Mixing up the Perfect Old Fashioned

This old-fashioned method of crafting a cocktail has been around for almost 130 years, spending time in and out of the limelight. Lately, it's become more popular again, possibly thanks to the success of Mad Men and its title character's favorite beverage. We'll explore the ingredients and the perfect way to make your own old fashioned at home. For a little background, you should know a little bit about its history. In 1862, the book Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide: How To Mix Drinks was published, and in it were instructions from earlier days of bartending. A recipe ...

Newbie’s Guide to Columbus Ohio Nightlife

Finding yourself in a new city can be tough for a number of reasons, especially when looking for things to do in your spare time. If you don't have friends who are knowledgeable about the local scene, check out these options for nightlife entertainment. One of the most popular areas of Columbus' nightlife scene is the Short North. This refers to an area just north of downtown Columbus populated with bars, art galleries, restaurants, shopping, and more. There are plenty of unique spots to visit, but one local favorite is Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar. They handcraft ...

The Only Short North Tavern with a $5 Burger Night

A few months ago, we noticed other Short North taverns weren't offering any great deals on Mondays, so we decided to come up with one ourselves. While Mondays may have seemed dull before, now you can spice them up with the best deal in town—$5 gourmet burgers at the one and only Arch City Tavern! That's right, a custom selection of our gourmet burgers are only $5 every Monday. We wanted to give our neighbors a way to end their Mondays on a positive note. Those of us who go back to work at the beginning of the week probably experience a little bit of stress on that ...