Betty's Fine Food & Spirits
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 23
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by frazbri:
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Betty's is a small bar and restaurant in the middle of the Short North. There isn't a really obvious sign, at least in the daylight. It wouldn't be hard to walk past.
Betty's walls are covered with classic pin-up girls. It's an interesting theme, but I'm sure there are a few easily offended types who would find it distasteful, but why are you dragging them into a bar in the Short North?
The beer list isn't huge, but there's good quality beer to drink. It sounds like they rotate the taps pretty regularly, too. I had a glass of Two Hearted Ale, and it tasted very fresh and vibrant. I love a place with clean lines.
We ate brunch at Betty's. The food was breakfast basics, but twisted. I had an omelette with tasso that gave it a nice little kick. It was a well made, hearty breakfast.
This is a very likable bar. I wouldn't consider it a destination based only on the beer, but I wouldn't hesitate to stop in.
01-04-2010 21:23:22 | More by frazbri
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Went here on a Sunday afternoon after Church for their Brunch. Was motivated after reading the BA review. Nice ambiance, but as most places in the Short North, parking was a problem.
Staff was cordial and helpful, offering samples of the diverse beers they had on tap that day.
All in my party enjoyed the food and I was especially satisfied.
10-21-2013 02:08:59 | More by MRJAZZ
3.56/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Right by the Short North Tavern in the heart of the Short North neighborhood, this place was innovative when it took over the innovative pizza place that used to inhabit the same building. The thing is, Betty's is still innovative and never gets old and the price is affordable.
06-09-2013 23:30:03 | More by RHWeir
4.29/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This was, by far, my favorite place on my Short North pub crawl. There are some places that just seem to fit or are "up your alley" and this was one for me. Chicago bars came to mind while visiting this place.
I was there on a Sunday night and there was still a wait to get a table. Luckily, I was alone and saddled up to the bar.
I love the atmposphere here: it is very quaint and cozy and seems very familiar, even though I have never been here. I could see this as a regular spot where one walks in and his/her beer is at the counter.
My only beef with the place is the service. I was at the bar for around 10 minutes before I was even approached. The place was packed but there is no excuse for customer exclusivity. Otherwise, this place was a real gem.
Nice beer selection although, aparantley, Columbus had a big weekend because everything as empty. They did have Founders Double Trouble and I cant complain about that. Service was spotty because of the crowd: I think they are crowded 24/7 so I cant detract for that.
Again, this was my favorite place on the Short North tour (I havent been to Bodega or Barleys).
01-17-2011 01:48:36 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is really hard to find. Its towards the southern end of Short North. There really isnt any awning or much else to set it apart. Just a decal on the window.
Its a typical small short north place. Just like its sister bars, Surly Girl, Tip Top and Dirty Franks. Also much like the other three bars they seem to love Pabst. Its available in tall boy cans and on tap. Other taps included Bell's Double Cream Stout, Bell's Two Hearted, Thirsty Dog Old Leg Humper, Great Lakes Dortmuder Gold, Lindeman's Framboise, Columbus Brewing Company IPA , Flying Dog and a few others.
Other than the decent tap list they have a few more in bottles like more Lindeman's and Anchor Steam.
I had my favorite, Two Hearted, and a veggie burrito.
The food is very similar to Surly Girl. Food available as vegetarian and vegan. They feature a lot of wraps.
This place is themed as a 50's pin up bar. There is a lot of pin up girl art work and eclectic, old fashioned beer-centric signage.
I would rank this up there with some of the best Short North stops. But I would pick Barley's and Bodega over this for beer any day.
04-02-2010 05:59:52 | More by MbpBugeye
4.22/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Betty's is a local nook on the South end of the Short North. The atmosphere is relaxed and the crowd is usually eclectic, loaded with young professionals and hipsters. Unless you are dining or drinking at odd hours, you'll have to wait for a table.
The food is more than worth the visit and it is usually very reasonably priced. I always feel comfortable ordering anything off of the menu with the expectation that it will be quite good, and I am never disappointed.
The beer selection is usually decent considering they only have maybe a dozen taps, which included Bell's Two Hearted and Best Brown, Great Lakes Burning River, New Holland's Dragon's Milk, Columbus Brewing Company's Creeper, Flying Dog's Tire Bite, Lindeman's Framboise, and Thirsty Dog's Leghumper this particular evening.
The only reason I wouldn't recommend Betty's is if you're not in the mood to wait for a table. The taps are nothing extravagent, but they always rotate a few seasonals. This place is great for taking dates.
02-12-2010 04:22:43 | More by ne0m00re
Betty's Fine Food & Spirits in Columbus, OH
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