North High's new brewpub will replace recently shuttered Brazenhead.
North High Brewing and Columbus-based startup COhatch announced today their collaboration in creating a new complex at 56 N. High St., offering a combination of brews, food and coworking space in historic downtown Dublin.
The brewery space, the first of its kind in Dublin, is set to open this spring, featuring a selection of brewed-on-site beers from North High and pub fare. This will be the brewery’s first foray into “the restaurant side of things,” said North High co-founder Gavin Meyers in a phone interview, adding that North High is excited to bring a more casual dining experience to the area.
COhatch will support North High in the renovation and restoration of the 4,500-square-foot building, which operated as Brazenhead for more than 20 years before closing recently. Matt Davis, co-founder and CEO of COhatch, said the companies are hoping to have the brewery space open in March or early April and have already begun renovations.
“We want to be smart about using the space that was there and then creating a new one that integrates North High into COhatch,” Davis said in an interview. “In our office space, you’ll actually be able to see through the brewery.”
COhatch’s adjoining facility will boast 10,000 square feet of shared office, coworking and event space, including private offices, meeting and conference rooms, game areas and indoor-outdoor event spaces. Meeting and event areas will be available to community members as well as COhatch members.
Construction on the new building is set to begin this winter, and the coworking space is set to open in January 2021. Until then, COhatch members can use office and event space within the brewery, which is just steps from the new Scioto River pedestrian bridge set to open this month.