BrewDog Short North is Here!

Our first stand-alone bar in The U.S. Opens Today

The BrewDog Columbus presence is about to double, as beginning today, we are opening our second bar in Columbus, and our first stand-alone bar in the entire United States. Excited? We thought you might be. For our supporters in Columbus who have waited a long time for this moment, the time has finally come.

BrewDog Short North opens its doors at 11am today, Saturday, April 14th.

BrewDog Short North Exterior

General Manager Martin MacDonald has been with BrewDog for nearly 5 years, first at the Manchester bar in the UK, then to the Soho bar in London. When we first announced expansion into the states, Martin was tapped to come across the pond to lead the team as GM for DogTap Columbus in January, 2017. Fast forward a year and a half and he’s moving again, this time a shorter trek, just down the road from Canal to High Street in the Short North.

BrewDog Short North Draft Board

He and his team of craft beer crusaders have been hard at work prepping the 24 taps flowing some of the best craft beers the city has to offer from ourselves & some of our favorite guest breweries. We’ll also have a full range of takeaway beers to choose from, including unique offerings from our friends in the UK. For our non-beer drinkers, the bar will be stocked with a great selection of wine & liquor.

BrewDog Short North Tap Handles Line

When the doors open later today, fans will find a fantastic, light and open feeling with both booth seating & shared community high-top tables to sit and enjoy a beer with friends new and old. For the warmer months, there’s also a back patio perfect for those who want to kick back for drinks in the relaxed vibe. Speaking of food, the new bar will be serving up fresh made to order pizzas along with all the cold brews. From today, the bar will be operating regular hours - Monday to Thursday 3pm – 2am, Friday and Saturday 11am – 2am, and Sunday 11am – 11pm.

BrewDog Short North Patio

For those planning to make their way down for our grand opening day festivities, here is a list of prizes being raffled off for the first 100 people in line.

  • BrewDog Bar Crawl for You + 3 Friends (with Lyft credit to travel between each bar)
  • Name a BrewDog USA Beer
  • BrewDog Short North Party for You + 9 Friends
  • Brewery Tour + Beer Sampling with a Brewer
  • Premium Merchandise Swag Bag + $500 Beer Bucks for BrewDog Shopping Spree

Not stopping there, for any one of the truly hardcore fans who wants can get a free BrewDog tattoo from Short North Tattoo Shop, a local shop just 3 blocks from the bar. Not only will they get the pleasure of showing the world their undying devotion to all things BrewDog, but the tattoo also comes with a 20% lifetime discount at all our bars globally.

Beer being poured at BrewDog Short North

For those who’ve been following our progress the whole way, you’ll know this bar has been a long time coming and we cannot wait to finally serve up super-fresh craft beer for the people of the Short North and hopefully provide another beery sanctuary for the bustling neighborhood. Not a Short North resident but think you have a different city that is crying out for a BrewDog bar? Give us a shout in the comments!

*We’ll be giving away up to 5 free tattoos on this morning beginning at 9am on a first come, first served basis for anyone within the first 100 people in line. 20% is good for life at all BrewDog bars globally, on your first three BrewDog beers.

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Peter 30.04.2018 @ 11:18pm
I recent moved to Groveport Ohio (Columbus) from Rochester NY and I have to say although I am not a huge consumer of beer I love to sample different types and flavors. I have eaten several times at the Brew Dog and I swear that you can not go wrong with any choice on the menu. The only disappointment that I have is that there is no location in my hometown of Rochester NY. (I visit frequently to the area)
Rochester NY is a great town loaded with Colleges and Beer lovers. Before moving to Ohio I had worked at a local brewing company in the city and was amazed at the volume of people. (even on a weeknight!) I believe this demographic would be an excellent choice for a Brew Dog location.
Kaye McKenzie 15.04.2018 @ 2:47pm
New bar looks amazing. Already planning to visit Columbus again and excited that there will be more BrewDog bars for us to visit. ????????
Kristine Kurinec 14.04.2018 @ 4:30pm
Raleigh NC!