German Village Gazette

Craft-beer emporium opens in Short North

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The Pint House, central Ohio's latest craft-beer emporium, opens today, April 25 in the Short North.

Owned by nightclub veterans Chris Corso, Mike Gallicchio and Brian Swanson of the CGS Group, the venue offers 42 beers on tap, including the signature India pale ale, or IPA, made by Epic Brewing Co. in Salt Lake City.

The 4,800-square-foot tavern at 780 N. High St. is divided into two separate spaces, each having a high ceiling, lacquered cement floor and a long bar. Tables are made from recycled wood taken from the space during construction. The table frames, meanwhile, were taken from beer houses in Germany, Corso said. The location formerly housed the Voodoo Denim Lounge.

The 87-seat beer garden, located at the front of the house, has a retractable roof and, being installed next week, retractable windows facing High Street. The space also features a stylized waterfall made from beer taps.

The larger space toward the back is separated by a glass-paneled garage door that will be open during nice weather. Wine and liquor also are served.

The menu is limited to casual fare, most of which is made in-house, chef Thomas LaBranche said. Among the offerings are loaded house-cut chips, fresh-cut fries, pizzas, beer-cheese soup, burger, fish and chips, and steak and fries.

The Pint House is open dinner through late-night hours Monday through Friday and brunch through late-night hours Saturday and Sunday.

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