America’s “Most Imaginative Bartender” opening bar in Brewery District

One of the queens of Columbus cocktails recently announced that she will be creating a new boozy kingdom to reign over. Annie Williams Pierce and her husband Luke will be opening Law Bird, a wine and cocktail bar taking over Village Pet Supply at 740 S. High St.

In 2017, Pierce earned the title of the United States Bartenders Guild’s “Most Imaginative Bartender,” beating out mixologists from 33 North American cities in the Bombay Sapphire-sponsored competition. She was also the first ever female to win.

The contest included four challenges, one being commanding a London bar for an evening of attention from reporters, global brand ambassadors, industry titans from the U.S., England, France, and others.


Pierce will use the skills honed at the competition plus the experience she picked up at her other gigs at The Sycamore, Curio, The Crest Gastropub and Brothers Drake, plus the speakeasy pop-up she co-founded, Four Thieves Thirst Parlour, to bring Columbus a new and funky drinking experience. Guests can also expect a small, curated beer selection and a light menu of snacks and small plates.

Annie and Luke Pierce in front of their new storefront

Law Bird, going into the quaint storefront at the corner of Frankfort and High, will join the growing Brewery District neighborhood of newly-opened business like Ambrose & Eve and Antiques on High.

Stay tuned for more information on Law Bird including its offerings and when it’s expected to open.


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