Chumley’s returns, more accessible from Short North

By Mitch Hooper of 1870 Mag

Though Chumley’s was a victim of the vicious campus redevelopment, the bar will reign triumphant in their brand-spanking new location this Thursday.

No wrecking ball can take down the schooner palace.

The campus bar made famous for their glorified chalices is moving from its original location on North High Street to just south of The Gateway. It’ll be much easier to access from the Short North.

Now, whenever you’re trying to get the real college football experience, you can head to the University District and enjoy a cheap brew during an OSU game without having to wade through blocks of wasted whipper snappers.

The new and improved Chumley’s will look virtually identical to the old Chum’s, but with some minor changes. The walls will now feature exposed brick to match the outside design where previously the original building used drywall. The mezzanine—appropriately shaped like a block O—now circles the entire bar and downstairs floor and offers a larger ledge to set drinks down on. Previously, the upstairs bar only offered a handful of beer options with the downstairs bar being the complete bar, but now both bars are complete with 50 taps each.

The menu at Chum’s also underwent a few minor changes—such as adding poutine to the menu, something Schreiber said he is way too excited about—but will mostly hold true to the original menu before the move.

The beloved campus bar will be back up and running at its new location at 4 p.m. Thursday, just in time for kickoff.

Read more at 1870 Mag


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