8 results for tag: Gastropub


Every Weekend is Something New at Arch City Tavern

There are several Short North Restaurants that like to keep things consistent and the same day to day.  We’re a little more adventurous than that.  Changing it up is what keeps things interesting!  In addition to several new things happening here at Arch City Tavern, we proudly offer unique and different weekend specials each and every weekend.   Every weekend there’s something new! Working with our talented chef, we’ve been kicking things out of the kitchen that are consistent with the Arch City theme of quality gastropub grub and gourmet fair.  We just like to throw some unique offerings on the table each week to keep things ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Only Short North Happy Hour that Matters

Are you stuck in a rut with the post-holiday blues? Getting back to work and the swing of things can be tough in the new year, especially with these frigid temperatures. There's no better way to boost your mood than happy hour, so lace up your boots, zip up your parka, and head straight to Arch City Tavern for the best happy hour in the city. Located in the heart of the Short North, we offer half off all drafts, wine by the glass, and pizzas Monday thru Friday from 3pm-6pm—and much more. Arch City's happy hour menu offers fantastic deals on craft beer, wine, and locally sourced food. We include local breweries (try our current favorite, the ...

The Heart of the Neighborhood (Origins of the Local Gastropub)

August 2012: Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary gets updated. Amongst the new additions are words like man cave, sexting, and . . . gastropub. Say what? Don’t worry, the only “Excuse me” that will be needed here is in reaching your table without bumping into fellow patrons.   From dictionary.com: [gas-troh-puhb] noun 1. a bar that serves good food and high-quality alcoholic beverages.   In simple terms that’s all there is to it. But as any good foodie knows, there is more to it than that. Let’s go back to the 1980’s, when Britain was in the middle of a recession and their reputation for local fine dining ...

The Arch City

In the 19th Century, a city’s nickname was not only well-defined but it was widely known and used.  If someone mentioned “the Twin Cities,” it was understood that they meant Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Mentioning “the Big Apple” was clearly a reference to New York City.  It was more in fashion then that it is now but, in those days, Columbus was well known as “The Arch City.” Most of the locals in Columbus are used to the street-spanning metal arches that line the Short North, West Broad, and a few other locations around the city.  Even today with the skyline growing higher and higher above the streets, these arches are quite a ...