RALEIGH, N.C.—Concord Hospitality has opened its first bar, Buckeye Bourbon House, in downtown Columbus, serving as both the owner and operator. The bar will offer guests and residents a vibrant cocktail experience inside the former Buckeye Savings and Loan Building, located at 36 E. Gay St.
By serving as both the bar’s owner and operator, Concord will be able to add an additional revenue stream while simultaneously expanding their food and beverage offerings. The 4,000-square-foot space will focus heavily on bourbons, infused bourbons and local craft beer.
“Buckeye Bourbon House is where timeless and eclectic design comfortably intersect. We are creating a comfortable environment with splashes of fun to make any gathering a good time,” said Dean Wendel, Founder of Concord Bar and Restaurant Group. “Columbus is home to more than 30 microbreweries and several thriving distilleries, so we knew that this project made sense in this market.”
Buckeye Bourbon House will offer more than 40 different bourbons, as well as bourbon-barrel-aged cocktails, craft cocktails and beer. Guests will be able to order spirits by the ounce or by the flight, allowing them to taste without commitment.
The bar will also feature a variety of indoor games for guests to enjoy, including shuffle board, wall chess and darts. For aspiring mixologists, Buckeye Bourbon House gives guests the rare opportunity to hand-pick exactly what they want to go into their cocktails. Guests can even attend on-site mixology classes.
Concord owns and operates the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, located in the same building, but the two will function as separate businesses.