A couple weeks ago I was invited to check out Arch City Tavern in the Short North neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. The Short North is full of great places to eat and I haven’t been everywhere yet, so I was excited to give Arch City a try.
Arch City is located along High Street on the corner of Prescott. It’s right in the heart of it all, so there is no shortage of people-watching and action along the street. We were seated at one of the tables along the front window. Being a warm summer night, they had the front windows opened, so we were eating right on the street.
Arch City Tavern is named after Columbus’ nickname of being the arch city, which comes from the wooden arches that lit up the area at the turn of the 20th century. Arch City Tavern prides themselves on having great food, crafted beer, fine wines, and local spirits.
As a vegetarian, non-drinker, I was a little concerned about what I would eat at a tavern, but I found plenty of good, fresh options. We started with something from the Shareables section of the menu – the spring rolls. They were Southwestern style and a great size to share as an appetizer. They were just the right amount of spice and came with a yummy dipping sauce.
For our entrees, I had the margherita pizza and my brother had the Arch City Burger. The margherita pizza was delicious and my brother enjoyed his burger with the bacon, avocado, and chili aioli.
We found Arch City Tavern to be a lively and fun spot. Service was quick, but not rushed and a great place to enjoy a summer evening in the Short North.
If you feel up to extending your evening in the Short North, here are some other fun places to check out:
Where to Eat in the Short North:
Arch City Tavern
862 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Where to Get Coffee in the Short North:
849 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
Mission Coffee Co
11 Price Ave Columbus, Ohio 43201
One Line Coffee
745 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
ZenCha Tea Salon
982 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43201
Where to Get Dessert in the Short North:
Jeni’s Ice Creams
714 North High Street 43215
15 E 2nd Ave Columbus, Ohio 43201
Whit’s Frozen Custard
841 North High Street 43215
Where to Shop in the Short North:
Tigertree – pick up hip gifts for a friend or browse through the selection of women’s and men’s clothing. They now have a children’s store called Cub Shrub.
787 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rose Bredl – pick up some flowers, a small plant, or a nice home gift (like soap or stationery)
664 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
On Paper – the perfect place to pick up cards for all occasions, personal stationery, and various gifts.
737 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
I was welcomed as a guest at Arch City Tavern in exchange for sharing about my experience. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.