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New Suds On The Block

If it seems like there’s been at least one new brewery in all of the recent Stock & Barrel magazines, it’s because there is. And would you look at that? The winter issue is here,…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

In Hooch Haven

With one of the largest selections of wine in a brick and mortar shop in Columbus, Hausfrau Haven in German Village has a cellar and shop sporting thousands of bottles of wine and a wine…

Photo by Emma Kate Low.

Fresh Brew

For each of us, every day begins as a blank slate, a way to get a “do-over” from the mistakes and stresses of yesterday and an opportunity to start fresh. And for many of us,…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Brewed To Be Wild

Expanding operations is nothing new for the people at Seventh Son. From their fully-stocked and recently expanded taproom on Fourth Street to their craft beer and wine shop, The Barrel and Bottle, in the North…

Photo by Emma Kate Low.

Hot Spots

A lot of people want to escape the biting cold of the winter or the blazing heat of the summer, and live in an artificial climate indoors until spring or fall arrives. But why live…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Bottle Of Bubbly

So, you didn’t win the championship game, you haven’t married the love of your life and the only toast you’ve made lately is loaded with butter and jelly totally violating your 30-day no gluten diet….

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Holiday Hideaways

The holidays are here. Are you stressed yet? Are the kids driving you batty about their wish list? Is your budget shot? Maybe you’re dreading that long weekend visit from your brother-in-law who can’t stop…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Sour Puss

Even as a new brewery seems to open every few weeks in Columbus, we remain a town that’s—well, thirsty for more. Jason Grable tried his first sour beer while vacationing in Portland, and thought Columbus…

Local Haunts

The Columbus spirit scene is legendary, and not just for the intriguing elixirs your corner bartender conjures. No, there’s a less celebrated set of spirits you don’t always hear about from those behind the taps…

by Collins Laatsch

Bubblin’

When Momo2 closed, it left a boba-shaped hole in my heart. Luckily, Columbus boasts its fair share of restaurants and cafes offering the tapioca ball-filled goodness. The latest shop to specialize in bubble tea is…

Booze Nooze

Things change often enough in the competitive booze scene in Columbus that, before you’ve set your drink down, something new is already in the works for your favorite bars and brands. This month is no…

Soul at the Joseph by Brian Kaiser

Setting the Bar

Your friends have probably said “Hey, let’s go to this cool bar.” But how many times do they say, “Let’s go sit at this cool bar?” For many, it’s just a place to sit while…

Tommy Fiesel

Tiki Forever

Welcome to the world of Tiki, whose very nature and meaning is explored at length on every platform in which it is discussed. Trying to define it is a lost cause—what makes Tiki so special…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Cocktail Curiosity

Chad White doesn’t look like what you’d probably expect from the founder of the Ohio Rum Society. He lacks the sailor’s swagger and pirate’s pedigree some mistakenly associate with the world’s most versatile and diverse…

Local Long Time

Quick: which Columbus-based brewery has been operating the longest? Hint: It’s the same one that employs 500 of your friends and neighbors. That should narrow it down a bit, but if you’re still wondering ……

Photo by Tommy Feisel

Last Call: Curio

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to spend his afternoons in a La-Z-Boy chair, a crystal highball glass atop a coaster on the table next to him. The footrest was used exclusively for…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

All Tarted Up

Mad Moon sprinkling new tastes into cider scene Peter Moon took a bit of a risk when he decided to bring craft hard cider to the Columbus market, ostensibly competing with a tough craft beer…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Skip The Room

Three iconic hotel bars that aren’t just for tourists. There is something intrinsically sophisticated about going to a ritzy hotel for a drink. Often complete with ornate fixtures, angular modern furniture, and that glass bowl of…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

Closer To God

Columbus levels up their patio game. VASO | 6540 Riverside Dr. Look, we know that it gets cliche to say something or someplace provides a whole new view of the city, but atop VASO, it doesn’t…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Booze Beyond The ‘Belt

Three suburban bars upgrading the strip mall set. If you want to gauge the influence Columbus has over the region’s culture, you need look no further than those little communities that lie at the far…

Photo by Tommy Feisel.

A Bridge To Brilliance

Back before Columbus craft beer exploded, Gordon Biersch was the city’s test tank for a new era of brewers. Gordon Biersch is unfairly overlooked in most craft beer discussions. This is largely because the “chain”…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

Straight Up

Laidback cocktail bars juxtapose class with character. I once was in love with a girl who had bright pink hair and a taste for craft cocktails. She was 4’11,” wore platform combat boots, and swore…

Light Years Ahead

Dan Cochran loves ComFest. From his hard partying teenage years to these days, where he lays out a big family blanket to take in some live music with his kids, the annual Community Festival is…

Dog Days of Summer

Quirky Scottish brewery makes splash with two new pubs. The grand opening of a new BrewDog bar isn’t announced with the tolling of bells or the cutting of a ribbon. Instead, on opening day you’ll…

Olde Town Tavern

Sunlight Savings Time

The magazine you’re holding right now is likely sparkling under the warm rays of the sun. Cool. It snowed the day I finished this. Which is why we know you’ll appreciate the annual Groundhog Day-like…

10 Pack

In honor of National Beer Day, a sampler of national and local classics. We all love craft beer. Even if you’re not really into the taste of beer, the friendly, inclusive culture that surrounds the…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

FAQ: Pants

There’s plenty of colorful personalities in the Columbus food and drink scene. And we’re setting out to capture them—one dish/drink at a time. This month, it’s the illustrious/mysterious veteran bartender we only know by one…

Beck Tavern by Collins Laatsch

Old School/New School

Welcome to a new series at Stock & Barrel, where we pair two establishments that highlight the restaurant/bar scene in Columbus—one with a younger footprint, and another steeped in character. The Rules:  Choose one destination for…

A Well-Crafted Escape

It’s like falling off the edge of this world, and landing on a strange new planet—a flat one, populated with silos and steeples. One minute you’re driving through the rolling hills northwest of Columbus near…

Elevator by Megan Leigh Barnard

Brew Over

There are some myths about the craft beer business. A lot of people think it’s easy, which explains why we’ve seen such a tremendous surge in new breweries not just around Central Ohio, but the…

Roof with a View

Rooftop patios are nothing new. But the trouble always tends to be the view. Downtown Nashville has some cluttered so closely together, the only thing you can really see past the ledge? Another rooftop patio….

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