Craft beer pub + vinyl record shop + songwriter’s recording suite = Craft & Vinyl.
It’s in its infant stages right now but come December (“fingers crossed,” says owner Troy Stacy), this unlike-anything-Columbus-has-seen-before venue will be open for business.
“I suppose it’s a melting pot of all the things that bring joy to my life,” says Stacy. He even went as far as to say Craft & Vinyl is the only hybrid venue like it in the country.
The location at 1806 West 5th avenue in Grandview will be the first of four others planned in Ohio.
Both the pub and record shop aspects are pretty straight forward—good, cold beer and vinyl— but the recording suite is worth some elaboration. For legitimate musicians, instruments including Les Paul, Ibanez, and digital drums will be provided during your 3 hours of individual DIY direct line production per month. Subscriptions are just 25 bucks. You can also rent out the studio for your band for a base fee of $175.
For those more interested in drinking and covering Spice Girls, Craft & Vinyl will have that option, too. It’s called the “Song and Drink Party” package and it’s similar to those “paint and sip” parties except instead of an embarrassing canvas, you can walk away with an even more embarrassing CD of you and your group’s final karaoke song together.
Stacy hails from Upper Arlington and is a “weekend warrior” for the band Crushing Gravity. He left his job as a Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Nationwide to pursue his passion of combining good drinks, good music, and recording music under one roof.