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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 grow, produce, and serve beer on agricultural land. Similar to how wineries ...

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 for the “Old Fashioned Holland Gin Cocktail” called for crushing a small lump ...

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 meads—wine made from honey—using high-quality local ingredients whenever ...

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 first day. What better way to let off some steam than meeting coworkers and ...

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Despite the popularity of bourbon, we're focusing on scotch whiskies, so we created a list of the 10 best you can buy for $40 or less. The main difference between scotch and whisky is demographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the United States, mostly in Kentucky. Scotch is made from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn. Now, on to the mouth-watering list! 10. Speyburn Arranta - $40 This single malt scotch was a new release in 2015 and is exclusively on sale for the United States. Speyburn uses first-fill ex-bourbon casks to age Arranta, which is named ...

How to Mix a Moscow Mule

Impress your guests and mix up this popular and refreshing cocktail that everyone is obsessed with right now! The Moscow Mule doesn't take many ingredients to make, and the process is simple. All you'll need is ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. Ingredients: 4-6 oz Roake ginger syrup (Gosling's for n/a, or Crabbie's for an extra kick—it's alcoholic) 2 oz Absolut vodka ½ oz fresh lime juice Slice a lime wedge and squeeze it into a copper Moscow Mule mug or Collins glass, then drop the wedge in as well. Add 3-4 ice cubes, then pour in 2 ounces of vodka. Fill the remainder with chilled ginger beer, stir with stirring rod, and serve. ...

Join Us for Drink Up Columbus Happy Hour on February 16

We’re no strangers to good times and great happy hours here at Arch City Tavern, but this one on Tuesday, February 16th is sure to be a good time. The crew from Drink Up Columbus will be here to sponsor a happy hour meetup and we want to make sure all of our friends are invited. (That’s you!) Tuesday February 16 5-7pm Right here at Arch City Tavern ENJOY HALF OFF drafts, wines by the glass, and our signature pizzas with our friends from Drink Up Columbus! The first 10 people in the door will get a FREE deck of custom Drink Up Columbus playing cards and they’ll be raffling off their Day Drinking t-shirts to a few lucky ...

Andrew J. Ginther Fundraising Bash on April 15th

In case you haven't heard the news, Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther has announced his Candidacy for Mayor of Columbus, and we're eager to support his run. The Fundraising Bash will take place Wednesday, April 15th 6:00-7:30pm Right Here at Arch City Tavern 862 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215 Come out and join us for food and drink specials and get the chance to rub elbows with some prominent figures in local government, including: Mayors Ray DeGraw (Grandview), Don Leach (Upper Arlington), and Kim Maggard (Whitehall) Council Members Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher (Dublin), Steven Gladman (Grandview), Ryan Jolley ...

Celebrating the Short North Arts District Gallery Hop

Not every city gets to truly appreciate the richness of its local artists.  Far too often the cultural expression that lives in the heart of a city gets lost in the sea of banks and businesses.  Fortunately for Columbus, we have the artsy Short North District and its monthly Gallery Hop. Famous across the Midwest, the Short North Gallery Hop takes place on the first Saturday of every month and draws thousands to High Street and surrounding avenues.   Visitors come downtown to celebrate local art with gallery exhibitions, street musicians, special promotions, performances, and a wide range of food and drink. Gallery Hop Saturdays are some of ...