Element Pizza Bar's bar

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

It had been a while since I'd made it over to Element, and so I was happy last night to swing by and discover they're now finally able to offer the fully stocked bar their name promises.

A cocktail list of well-mixed classics (Whiskey Sour, Gin & Tonic, Dark N Stormy, Old-Fashioned, etc.) is now joined by a lineup of craft beers on draft. The offerings include Ohio brews (Elevator's XTRA Later and Brew Kettle's 4 C's Pale Ale were among the recent specials) plus favorites from Midwestern breweries like Bells and Founders.

Also, Element is set to debut a new cocktail list featuring local liquors like Middle West Spirits' Oyo Stone Fruit vodka and Oyo Honey-Vanilla Bean vodka.

I believe any of those aforementioned beverages would pair beautifully with my Arugula pizza, with house-cured bacon, fresh arugula and a balsamic-olive-oil sauce on a thick, housemade crust.

Element Pizza Bar

250 N. Third St., Downtown