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Betty's Fine Food & Spirits
Taps: 9 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
680 N. High St.
phone: (614) 228-6191
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went here after spending the day at COSI. The beer selections was good with Bell's, Founders, Tommyknocker, Lindemans and others on tap. The food was good, I had the Pale Ale Asian Noodles with tofu. Everything but the tofu was right on with that dish. The issue was that the tofu was just soaked in too much soy sauce. The service was fast a friendly with a good knowledge of what the sell. The atmosphere was lovely, lots of old pin-ups i.e. Betty Page. A nice small place to visit with good beer and good food at a reasonable price.
08-12-2007 23:14:26 |
More by cproioi
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Betty's is a small bar and restaurant in the middle of the Short North. There isn't a really obvious sign, at least in the daylight. It wouldn't be hard to walk past.
Betty's walls are covered with classic pin-up girls. It's an interesting theme, but I'm sure there are a few easily offended types who would find it distasteful, but why are you dragging them into a bar in the Short North?
The beer list isn't huge, but there's good quality beer to drink. It sounds like they rotate the taps pretty regularly, too. I had a glass of Two Hearted Ale, and it tasted very fresh and vibrant. I love a place with clean lines.
We ate brunch at Betty's. The food was breakfast basics, but twisted. I had an omelette with tasso that gave it a nice little kick. It was a well made, hearty breakfast.
This is a very likable bar. I wouldn't consider it a destination based only on the beer, but I wouldn't hesitate to stop in.
01-04-2010 21:23:22 |
More by frazbri
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is really hard to find. Its towards the southern end of Short North. There really isnt any awning or much else to set it apart. Just a decal on the window.
Its a typical small short north place. Just like its sister bars, Surly Girl, Tip Top and Dirty Franks. Also much like the other three bars they seem to love Pabst. Its available in tall boy cans and on tap. Other taps included Bell's Double Cream Stout, Bell's Two Hearted, Thirsty Dog Old Leg Humper, Great Lakes Dortmuder Gold, Lindeman's Framboise, Columbus Brewing Company IPA , Flying Dog and a few others.
Other than the decent tap list they have a few more in bottles like more Lindeman's and Anchor Steam.
I had my favorite, Two Hearted, and a veggie burrito.
The food is very similar to Surly Girl. Food available as vegetarian and vegan. They feature a lot of wraps.
This place is themed as a 50's pin up bar. There is a lot of pin up girl art work and eclectic, old fashioned beer-centric signage.
I would rank this up there with some of the best Short North stops. But I would pick Barley's and Bodega over this for beer any day.
04-02-2010 05:59:52 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a bustling little joint located in the heart of the Short North. It's walls host an eclectic homage to pinup girl, Betty Paige.
Betty's is the restaurant that spawned Surly Girl Saloon, Tip Top Lounge and Dirty Frank's, with each one offering comfort dishes of one sort or another.
I was in there recently and the service had improved a little. But don't be surprised if you go there and are ignored by the bartenders and wait staff. They may think you're not cool enough.
Decent beer selection. Not as good as Surly Girl. But like its sister restaurants, you don't go for the service. You go for the atmosphere, the beer and the food (in no particular order).
07-26-2009 12:46:50 |
More by Fezfreak
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 | 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: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited this short north joint late on a Tuesday night with friends who live near by.
Betty's is a small joint with a short bar and a handful of bar table, and is apparently know as the place to go for late night drunken munchies. Good juke box, nice wall art, kinda funky and punkish. I liked it.
Large and well chosen tap list of about 16 featuring beers from: Bell's, DFH, Stoudt's, Flying Dog, Otter Creek, Unibroue, Lindemans, Sierra Nevada, Great Lakes, etc... Small but wonderfully selective bottle list of great American crafts, PBR, and a few imports.
Service is top notch - knows the beer, is right there when you need them, friendly, etc...
Didn't have any food but it looked great.
06-05-2008 16:35:47 |
More by DaPeculierDane
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
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Betty's Fine Food & Spirits in Columbus, OH