Food News: Getaway Brewing takes flight; Rockmill Tavern hits pause

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
A beer flight from Getaway Brewing Co. in Dublin's Bridge Park

Openings & Announcements 

Getaway Brewing Co., the latest spinoff from Seventh Son Brewing, opens to the public Saturday, May 29, at 104 N. High St. in Dublin’s Bridge Park. The new brewery, which joins the family of Seventh Son in Italian Village and its sour beer sister Antiques on High in the Brewery District, will focus on global beer styles. A sampling of brews include: Tuk Tuk, a Japanese rice lager; Dune Baggy, a Belgian single ale; and Getaway, an Austrian märzen. Beers from Seventh Son and Antiques will also be available along with cocktails and wine. 

Kona Craft Kitchen & Bar will offer Bridge Park an all-day food and beverage option when it opens this fall at 6757 Longshore St. The new restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, is the work of two longtime Dublin residents and industry veterans: Frank and Stacy Leary. Kona’s executive chef will be Josh Kayser, formerly chef de cuisine at Gallerie Bar & Bistro in the Downtown Columbus Hilton. The Hawaii-influenced spot gets its name from the single-source Kona coffee that will be served all day at the restaurant. 

A rendering of Kona Craft Kitchen & Bar

Lumin Sky Bar and Kitchen is set to open Friday, June 4, atop the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown, 517 Park St. Located across from the North Market, the new lounge will offer Downtown views, indoor and outdoor seating, craft cocktails and food offerings such as charcuterie and cheese boards, grilled prawns, empanadas and patatas bravas. 

Closings 

Rockmill Tavern has temporarily closed in the Brewery District but is expected to reopen in the fall. In a post on social media this week, the brewpub stated: “We are going to be temporarily closing the Tavern to prepare for a new concept we are eager to launch. We are expected to be up and running in the beginning of September.” Rockmill Brewery remains open at 5705 Lithopolis Rd. NW in Lancaster.  

Short North Food Hall, a misnamed Corso Ventures concept that was more club than food hall, has closed at 1112 N. High St. to make way for an extension of Corso’s Standard Hall. After opening in March 2018 with several independent food vendors and a bar, Food Hall eventually shifted to serving a food menu from Standard Hall. Food Hall garnered controversy last year after posting what some called a racist and discriminatory dress code, prompting the restaurant group to apologize. According to Food Hall’s announcement on social media, the new Standard Hall addition is expected to open in a couple of weeks.