Fifty West Brewing Announces Reopening of Original Brewpub in Columbia Township

The brewery temporarily closed its brewpub in 2020.

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click to enlarge Fifty West's original Brewpub at 7668 Wooster Pike in Columbia Township - Photo: Fifty West Brewing Co.
Photo: Fifty West Brewing Co.
Fifty West's original Brewpub at 7668 Wooster Pike in Columbia Township

After being closed for almost three years, the Fifty West Brewing Co. Brewpub in Columbia Township is reopening and returning to full service.

According to a press release from the brewery, the restaurant is now under the direction of Cincinnati chef Jackson Rouse, who is promising to bring back the original dining experience customers loved. The brewery says it decided to temporarily close the brewpub in 2020 due to financial and operational pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and instead shift its focus to its Fifty West Burger Bar across the street. And while the brewery says the Burger Bar was met with enthusiasm, many still wanted to see the return of the brewpub.

"Fifty West was humbly founded out of this historic roadside home back in 2012. Here is where we developed our passion for brewing exceptional beers, educating guests on the vast world of craft beer, and pairing it with great food," managing partner Bobby Slattery said in the release. “The reopening of the Brewpub space allows us to once again provide our community with a comfortable and inviting place for a delightful meal or intimate date night. The Burger Bar, on the other hand, will continue to live as the perfect setting for families to enjoy a fun outing together."

During its closure, the brewpub underwent renovations, but guests should still expect the same dining and taproom experience they’ve missed, says the brewery. In the kitchen, Rouse and his team are planning to bring back the full-service menu featuring elevated bar food that’s described as comfortable and affordable and “explores the idea of the great American road trip, using local and regional food to bring to life the sights, smells, and flavors you might encounter on your travels across the country," Rouse said in the release. And the bar will have 24 taps stocked with Fifty West brews, hard lemonade and vodka seltzers. It will also have a curated wine and cocktail list.

The Fifty West Brewpub will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, Jan. 4, when it will also celebrate its 10th anniversary. The restaurant will then be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, as well as for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fifty West Brewpub, 7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township. More information:
fiftywestbrew.com.


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