College football head coach, teacher, and… restauranteur? Urban Meyer is expanding his resume once again to open one of Short North’s most popular bars in Dublin. Meyer will team up with Corso Ventures for a second iteration of Pint House in Bridge Park called Urban Meyer’s Pint House.
“When Corso Ventures approached me with this unique opportunity to partner with their elite restaurant and hospitality team on a Pint House in Bridge Park, it was a no brainer,” Meyer said in a press release.
Coming in at an impressive 8,500 square feet, Urban Meyer’s Pint House will be twice the size of the flagship Pint House in the Short North. In addition to the bar and seating area, guests can also experience Urban’s 7-0 room, a private events space named after Meyer’s untarnished record against Xichigan. Urban Meyer’s Pint House will also feature an indoor-outdoor patio overlooking Bridge Park Avenue.
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This will be the first duplicate concept for Corso Ventures, which also owns Forno Kitchen + Bar, Standard Hall, Food Hall, and Goody Boy Diner.
The concept will take over the former site of RAM Restaurant and Brewing at 6632 Longshore St. Dublin. Urban Meyer’s Pint House is expected to open later this fall. For more info or updates, please visit urbanspinthouse.com.
So, we’re all excited for the Urban Meyer Corso Ventures team up, but it really got us thinking about all the other local celebs that should do a restaurant team up. And so, we consulted the results of the 2019 ColumBest readers poll to match up your top 5 Columbus personalities with restaurants we think should partner!
#5 Jeni Britton Bauer + Columbus Museum of Art
You’ve all heard of the Museum of Ice Cream, right? No?! It’s only the most Instagramed location in the history of the world…or something. Anyway, the Museum of Ice Cream, started in New York City as an interactive art exhibit with ice cream and candy themed exhibits. It’s home to the World’s Largest Sprinkle Pool, so yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.
We reckon that if Jeni and CMA put their heads together, they could up with something way cooler and full of brambleberry crisps.
#4 Archie Griffin + Varsity Club
We think it’s about time Varsity Club expands to an even two locations—the exact number of Heismans Archie Griffin has been awarded. And with nearby Conrads College Gifts moving, why not give the people what they want on game day and make the new location right there on Lane Avenue?! Did someone say underground connection tunnel?
#3 Urban Meyer + Pint House
Been there, done that.
#2 Nina West + The Blowout Bar
Nina was a tricky one because she’s linked up with just about everyone in the city in one capacity or another. While she’s shared her time and energy through the Nina West Foundation and her palate with the new flavor of Jeni’s Ice Cream, she has yet to share the secret to her hair volume! And this, dear readers, is why we need a Nina West Special at The Blowout Bar. #BigHairDontCare
#1 Jack Hana + Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe
Picture this: An adorable cafe with all the caffeine and baked goods you could imagine… plus docile exotic cats. At Eat, Purr, Love, coffee and cats live in perfect harmony (but kept separate due to health department regulations). We think Jack Hana could help up the ante by providing a sanctuary for rescue exotics at the same place you get your morning lattes.
Now unlike Eat, Purr, Love, you won’t be able to adopt out the baby Bengal tiger you fall in love with, but we’re still working out the kinks.