Tastings & Tours

In addition to world-class art, one of the best experiences in the Short North Arts District is its cuisine.

Whatever the group size, sign up for a walking food tour or tasting at a distillery or meadery to sample some of the best provisions the District has to offer.

Brothers Drake

Visit Brothers Drake Meadery in the Short North Arts District to learn the basics about mead and sample work in progress. This experience includes a tour of the Brothers Drake facility, history of the mead-making process, and a mead tasting.

Location: 26 E. 5th Ave
Pricing: $20.00 per person
Approximate Length: 45 minutes
Availability: M-S by appointment. Minimum 5; Maximum 40.
Reservations and more info: click here

Middle West Spirits

Taste signature vodkas and whiskeys made in the first copper still of its kind in North America.

Location: 1230 Courtland Ave
Pricing: $15.00 per person
Approximate Length: 90 minutes
Availability: Friday or by appointment. Minimum 1; Maximum 40
Reservations and more info: click here

Columbus Food Adventures

Take a leisurely stroll through Columbus’s hip Short North Arts District and savor its culinary delights. It includes tastings at six to seven stops, which is plenty of food for a complete lunch, and an experienced guide with a wealth of local culinary knowledge. During the tour, participants will be walking approximately 1.5 miles, and along the route walkers will also learn about the colorful history of the Short North Arts District neighborhood.

Location: 59 Spruce St
Pricing: $58.00 per person
Approximate Length: 3 hours
Availability: Public tours are available every Saturday year-round at 11:00am, and Fridays from May to October at 11:00am. Private tours are scheduled by appointment, with a minimum eight people. Custom tours, progressive dinners, and Short North scavenger hunts are scheduled by appointment.
Reservations and more info: click here

Columbus Brew Adventures

The microbrew scene is exploding in Columbus! Learn more about how beer is made, taste the different styles produced and served at each destination, and discover more about the history of each brewery. You’ll hear the stories behind each business and have a chance to meet a wide range of owners, brewers, and craft beer experts. This tour is designed to be a fun, educational, and delicious introduction to Columbus’ growing local beer scene and typically includes stops at Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant, Seventh Son Brewing Company, North High Brewing, and Barley’s Brewing Company (may sometimes stop at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing or Zauber Brewing).

Location: Brewery and Short North Arts Districts
Pricing: $55.00
Approximate length: 3 hours
Availability: Saturdays
Reservations and more info: click here

Cycle Tavern

The Cycle Tavern is a 16-person bicycle is powered entirely by pedaling and the original bar hopping bike in Central Ohio. The handcrafted bike was shipped in all the way from its birthplace in the Netherlands and is the first available to rent in Ohio and the Midwest. There is room for 15 people seated and one “standee” in the middle. It’s perfect for any occasion in the Short North Arts District, including pub crawls, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and birthdays. Non-alcoholic beverages and food are allowed, as long as you share with the captain! Ride Columbus Monthly’s 2012 Best of Columbus choice for “Best Bike Tour.”

Location: Short North Arts District
Pricing: S-T, $160/hour; F-S, $190/hour
Approximate Length: 2 hour minimum
Availability: Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Reservations and more info: click here


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