Originally published 6/10/19. Updated with additional information 9/12/19.
Urban Meyer may not be the head coach at OSU anymore, but he’s still our spiritual head coach.
Meyer is teaming up with Corso Ventures, the restauranteurs behind The Short North Pint House to open a new spot in Dublin’s Bridge Park called Urban Meyer’s Pint House.
The restaurant is set to open on Friday, September 27, in advance of the Ohio State-Nebraska game the following day. To celebrate, 97.1 The Fan will be broadcasting live on gameday from the restaurant, located at 6632 Longshore Street.
“As a native Ohioan and proud former coach of the greatest college football program in the country, I wanted to be a part of creating an experience worthy of Buckeye residents and fans all across the country,” Urban Meyer said. “Based on my friendship with Chris Corso and my experience with his existing restaurants I was confident he was the partner to help make this concept a reality in my adopted hometown of Dublin. The community support, anticipation for the opening and the vision of the Corso Ventures team has surpassed even my notoriously high standards and I cannot wait to open our doors later this month.”
Bridge Park has been a booming development for Dublin over the past few years. In addition to condos and apartments, the new district is home to restaurants like Cap City Fine Diner, Fukuryu Ramen, Fado Pub and Kitchen, and more. Soon, it will see an addition of a second North Market location as well.
While people are usually pretty excited for restaurant openings, the response from the community about this new venture from Meyer has been overwhelmingly positive.
“In my career, I have opened 15 bars and restaurants here in central Ohio and while I am proud of all of them, I have to be honest and say that the anticipation and excitement for this Pint House far exceeds anything else my team and I have experienced,” said Chris Corso, founder of Corso Ventures.
Urban Meyer’s Pint House will be 8,000+ square feet, including a private event space called Urban’s 7-0 room, named after his undefeated record against that team up north. The private room will likely be the site of many upcoming events, including those hosted by the Urban and Shelley Meyer Foundation.
The menu will include some Corso favorites, like Coach Meyer’s personal favorite Linguini and Clams (Forno), Hot Chicken (Standard Hall) and Skillet Mac and Cheese and signature pizzas (Pint House). The famous Pint House brunch including items like Chicken and Waffles and Build-
Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar will begin the weekend following the opening.
The restaurant is also teaming up with Land-Grant to create a new Kolsh-style beer. Specialty cocktails will be available for patrons, including one inspired by Coach Meyer’s wife, Shelley, and her love of flamingos. The drink will be sold in giant copper punch bowls with a portion of each sale going to support the Urban and Shelley Meyer Foundation.
Urban Meyer’s Pint House will be open at 3 p.m. on September 27. For more info or updates, please visit urbanspinthouse.com.
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