wine shops, wings
The city’s list of wine purveyors keeps getting more dynamic by the day. Hausfrau Haven has been a German Village staple since 1972 and still ranks as one of the city’s largest boutique wine stores. Meanwhile, spots like Meza Wine Shop, Wine on High and Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine feature hundreds of bottles. During the COVID-19 shutdowns, Veritas began offering its expertly curated wine selection for delivery around the city (and a shop is in the works). Before you purchase a bottle, stop and sip a glass of Cabernet or try a cocktail at the modern and intimate Coast Wine House in Dublin; peruse the curated and quirky list of natural wines at The Bottle Shop; or sip wines by the glass from the Enomatic dispensers at House Wine.
For a sports-loving city like Columbus, you better believe we know our way around a plate of wings. They’re the ideal companion to a pint of ale at both Barley’s Brewing Co. and Smokehouse Brewing Co. Smokehouse brines, hickory-smokes, then grills its wings. They’re accompanied by sauces like sweet Kansas City or Texas Smokedip. Barley’s approaches its wings similarly, with barbecue, buffalo and Gates of Hell sauces on order. Whitehall’s Flavor 91 Bistro marries American and Ethiopian flavors on its pub menu. Its fall-off-the-bone wings with an Ethiopian-spiced dry rub have earned it statewide recognition.