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Discover The Secrets Behind the Door of ‘I Like It Like That’, Grandview’s Newest Bar

Hidden within the vibrant heart of Natalie’s Grandview, a new gem has emerged that’s quickly setting the standard for the cocktail scene in Columbus. “I Like It Like That” is not just a bar; it’s an experience that leaves you murmuring its name with a contented smile. Let’s dive into what makes this place a must-visit in the city.

Finding the Spot

Nestled inside Natalie’s Grandview, “I Like It Like That” may seem like a delightful secret waiting to be discovered. Head across the patio, find the door on the far side, and you’re in. And if you accidentally wander into Natalie’s, no worries—they’ll point you in the right direction with a smile.

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The bar is cozy from the moment you walk in. Photo by Chelsea Wiley.

The Vibes

When you first head in, you’ll be met with ambient lighting, cozy nooks, and meticulously crafted cocktails, which all come together to create an immaculate vibe. “I Like It Like That” is exactly that spot. From the meticulously crafted cocktails to the tastefully curated decor, every detail conveyed an elevated yet unpretentious experience.

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A cozy table for two at I Like It Like That. Photo by Chelsea Wiley.

The Drinks

The cocktail menu is nothing short of fantastic. The Gin Tini stands out, possibly claiming the title of the best gin martini in the city. For those looking to venture into the adventurous, the Pimpinella offers a treasure trove of unexpected goodies like chipotle cacao and chlorophyll, ensuring your palate is pleasantly surprised.

The Pimpinella. Photo by Chelsea Wiley.

The Bites

The small plates here are a testament to culinary perfection. The Duck Fat Popcorn, Tomato Salad, and Strip Steak are highlights, each dish dazzling with its unique flavors. The tomato salad brings a welcome heat, perfectly complementing the chimichurri sauce of the steak, while the duck fat popcorn surprises with its harmonious blend of salty, sweet, and fatty notes.

duck fat popcorn
Duck Fat Popcorn. Photo by Chelsea Wiley.

Convenience Reimagined

One of the best perks? The hassle-free parking. With a massive lot behind Natalie’s, you’re spared the typical stress of finding a spot in the bustling city, allowing you to focus on the exclusive experience awaiting you inside.

a gin martini
A Gin Tini. Photo by Chelsea Wiley

A Tribute to Tradition

Drawing inspiration from the old New Orleans tune by Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That” is a tribute to the joyous spirit of music and camaraderie. Open Wednesday through Saturday, this 21-and-over establishment promises the best in cocktails, espresso, impressive small plates, pizza, and dessert, all within the vibrant atmosphere of Natalie’s Grandview.

Beyond the Basics

While competitors might merely announce the opening of a new cocktail bar, “I Like It Like That” embodies a promise—a promise of an unmatched atmosphere, blending the charm of Rainbow Row with the legacy of Matchsticks. With plans to spin vinyl and feature a funky jukebox, the bar sets itself apart, offering an ambiance and experience unlike any other.

A cozy nook at I Like It Like That. Photo by Chelsea Wiley.

In a city that’s no stranger to innovative and exciting culinary and cocktail ventures, “I Like It Like That” stands out as a beacon of creativity and comfort. Whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or someone seeking a cozy nook to unwind, this bar invites you to discover why it’s quickly becoming the talk of the town. So, next time you’re wondering where to grab a drink in Columbus, remember: I Like It Like That is where you’ll want to be.

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