Have you ever had a glass of wine while watching Making It with Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler and thought to yourself, I wish there was a place in Columbus I could go and do this?
Well listen up friends, because there is a place where you can do that and I’m about to tell you all about it. Makers Social has been on my list of “stuff to be excited about” for a while now, and they’re finally open.
This DIY Crafting/cocktail bar is one of a kind. Located in the River and Rich development in Franklinton, stepping inside is like being transported to the world’s coolest craft store. But before we even step through the front door, we need to talk about the neon sign out front. When I see something that says “Hammers, Nails, Cocktails,” I know without a shadow of a doubt that it’s a place I want to check out.
The sign was a gift to Makers Social owner Megan Pando from her husband. Pando, who also owns Studio 614 in Clintonville, has been planning the opening of this unique concept for about four years.
At Makers Social, patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful cocktail while crafting something incredible. There’s a giant menu of items to be made, ranging in price from about $30-$50. Once you’ve chosen the item you’d like to make, you’ll get your supplies and instructions. After that, it’s time to sit yourself down at one of the workstations and get started.
The vibe at Makers Social is perfect for a stop at bachelorette, birthday, or work parties. From team building to quality time with your mom, the possibilities for fun at Makers Social area really endless.
“That feeling of accomplishment after I complete a new project is the type of achievement I live for!” explained Megan Pando, founder of Makers Social. “Many folks have never experienced that feeling apart from building new IKEA furniture… which let’s be honest, isn’t always an enjoyable process. These projects are functional items for everyday use, accessories you’ll want to rock, and customizable household decor your friends will ask about.”
All Makers Social projects are structured for beginners and artists alike, and most require only an everyday hand tool. That’s good news for me since I didn’t really inherit the natural craftiness the rest of my family seems to possess.
The projects you can create range from jewelry to pet and baby accessories to fine leather goods.
Makers Social is open Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations aren’t required, but if you don’t have one, there’s a chance a table might not be available. You can start planning your visit by visiting the Makers Social website.
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