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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...