Downtown Concierge

Bourbon, Booze, Bites


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Downtown Columbus

Sure, Buckeye Bourbon House offers hard-to-find bourbons and whiskeys, but so much more awaits when you walk into these new digs on Gay Street. The building (formally the Buckeye Savings and Loan) is on the National Register of Historic Places, and that isn’t even the best thing. We stopped by for happy hour and wanted to share what we found; plus, give one lucky winner a chance to get some drinks on us.

You can’t miss the big, bold architecture of this former bank lobby, and yet as soon as you enter Buckeye Bourbon House, it’s intimate and relaxing. You might even want to sit at the bar or play a round of table-top shuffleboard before you settle in for the evening. (Psst, if you happen to get a little too spirited, you’re in luck because the bar is inside the Residence Inn so they can hook you up for the night.)

Admittedly, some of the non-bourbon drinkers in the group thought (ohh, so wrongly) they might have a hard time finding a drink they would like, but how can you go wrong with hand-crafted cocktails, wine and craft brews, if whiskey isn’t your thing.
Bourbon is the star though. With more than 50 curated whiskeys and bourbons, there’s a good chance you'll find one you haven’t experienced. Neat, on the rocks or combined with house-made syrups, test your senses.

And, what’s a happy hour without great bites? Dive into everything from bacon wrapped BBQ meatballs to fresh shucked oysters, or go right for the Big Bank Theory, a panini made with pulled pork ribs, bourbon glaze on a maple bacon doughnut. Yes, you just read doughnut and bacon in the same sentence.

Sunday through Thursday, Buckeye Bourbon House opens at 4 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday it opens at noon. Click on through to our Facebook page, and let us know what you’re looking forward to trying at Buckeye Bourbon House, and we will enter you to win a gift card. Cheers.