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Betty's Fine Food & Spirits
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 23
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
680 N High St
phone: (614) 228-6191
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 18
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went here after spending the day at COSI. The beer selections was good with Bell's, Founders, Tommyknocker, Lindemans and others on tap. The food was good, I had the Pale Ale Asian Noodles with tofu. Everything but the tofu was right on with that dish. The issue was that the tofu was just soaked in too much soy sauce. The service was fast a friendly with a good knowledge of what the sell. The atmosphere was lovely, lots of old pin-ups i.e. Betty Page. A nice small place to visit with good beer and good food at a reasonable price.
08-12-2007 23:14:26 |
More by cproioi
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Located in the Short North on High Street. Super easy to find. Parking was a breeze too. Of course, this was Monday evening so I wasn't expecting it to be packed.
Cozy little place, that smelled delicious. Didn't try the food.
Tap selection had several nice choices. I opted for the Weyerbacher Old Heathen. Taps from Founders, Bell's, New Holland, and Stoudt's graced the list. Bottle selection was slim. Some offerings from Unibroue, Lindeman's, and Guineess/Newcastle/Heineken.
Waitress was very fast to take our order and pour our drinks. We only stayed for one beer but it seemed like a nice place to stop in and have lunch and a beer.
06-28-2006 00:29:56 |
More by trep
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Betty's is one of the highlights of Columbus' Short North neighborhood. It's a hip little bar/restaurant owned and run by a group of local women (some of the same who run Surly Girl Saloon up the road). They're very connected with the neighborhood, even showcasing local artists.
Beer selection is excellent - lots of regional microbrews on tap, like Bell's, Founder's, New Holland, etc. They usually have 15-25 beers on tap, and plenty more bottled.
The food is one of the best things about Betty's. Very high-quality, clever entrees like meatloaf, jerk pork, beer brats, and salmon. Their fried plantains and homemade potato chips are a must.
One final way Betty's endears itself to the neighborhood is that they're open and serving food until 2 a.m.! Always handy for late-night snacks and drinks.
05-15-2006 21:16:30 |
More by ndekke39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Betty's has a good beer selection, They carry the Blithering Idiot barley wine on draft, and it's actually served in a belgian beer glass...and that's good enough for me, really. Didnt try their food, but my friend swears by their wraps.
The atmosphere is good. The place has the most Pabst Blue Ribbon signs I have ever seen. Several other decorations, figurines and knick-knacks you might see at a garage sale, line the walls.
Barkeeps were friendly and service good. Problem is in the winter. Cold air gushes into the place everytime the front door opens, because the place is shaped like a large hallway, making a good windtunnel.
Location is busy, but not too hard to find parking.
03-25-2006 21:08:46 |
More by nitemarebrewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Betty's is located in the Short North just north (get it?) from dowtown Columbus near the intersection of High/Lincoln. Parking is limited mostly to street parking, both metered and permit. During the week that should not pose a problem but on weekends (especially during the monthly Gallery Hop) it could get rough.
Inside it is small and cozy, with a really bizarre (but not in a bad way) atmosphere. Lots of maroon and blue, with tacky wallpaper and ceramic figurines in the bar area on the left. Some breweriana around too, and loads of Betty Page memorabilia is everywhere. Another thing I noticed was there is an emphasis on vodka at the bar. There were a ton of different brands, many of which I have never seen before.
As for the beer, they have around 9-10 taps ranging from DFH, Bell's, Stoudt's, Otter Creek to Belgians from Unibroue and Lindeman's. The bottle selection isn't huge but there are some microbrew beers from Bell's, Sierra Nevada, Abita etc. PBR and Schlitz are proudly offered too.
The service here was just fine on an early Monday evening. It was not terribly busy either way.
The food at Betty's is very good. They make simple dishes like Betty's Mac & Cheese or homemade potato chips and cheese sauce (Steve's Afternoon Delight) delectable.
Overall this is just the kind of place I would frequent if I lived in the area. Being only a short distance from downtown and from other good beer stops (Barley's, Grapes of Mirth) means it is definitely worth a look.
04-27-2005 02:33:26 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This is a small place right on the corner in the Short North that you could easily pass by. Don't be fooled though, you will want to go in. The inside is interesting, kind of "artsy" small and cozy. Tables are on your right, while the bar is on your left. This is a small place, so there is not much room in between. The service was good. The staff was not the most knowledgeable, however they were friendly and prompt. The selection was very nice. Among the taps were Alpha King, Fat Dog Stout, Lindeman's Framboise, Purple Haze, Stovepipe Porter.... As I said before, don't pass this place up, stop in for at least one beer. It is nice to see a place that isn't so "cookie cutter", that is it actually has some personality.
02-24-2004 02:14:27 |
More by Bierguy5
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This store does have an impressive lineup of taps. Many of the finest micro names in America are represented here. The service is quick and thorough, though beer knowledge is not the primary forte. Comfortable and cozy surroundings. All in all, not a bad stop.
05-22-2003 14:13:43 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I agree with the selection of beer's being one of the best in the Short North. My only problem with them is their tendancy to choose the microbrews with the coolest names or catchiest ingrediants. Would like them too rotate some others a bit more often. Has a tendency towards just a couple styles of beers, due to focusing on one distributor. But they have worked hard to add to their bottle selection and vary at least some of their tap selection. The food is an eclectic mix of several styles. Usually have a special every day. The food is good, but some of the dishes could use a little different presentation, since that hurts how well the food holds up after sitting on your plate awhile.
05-27-2002 10:26:04 |
More by Wildman
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