The Parlor Room, formerly the Surly Girl Lounge, has been getting some attention lately as a recent addition to the Short North bar scene, providing another destination for those seeking spirits and food within a laid-back atmosphere.
The Parlor Room is a chic gastropub/cocktail bar striving to serve Columbus’ ever-growing nightlife population. It is complete with all brands of hard liquor, and a menu filled to the sugared rim with specialty drinks, and local craft beer.
Their attentive, attractive bartenders and servers are quick to find you a spot to sit, getting refreshments while you peruse their delicious menu, created by Chef Isaac Holzwarth. You’ll want take a few minutes to examine the menu, as they offer many kinds of pub items with a few unique, up-to-trend dishes. Check out their “gourmet” popcorn, salads, poutine, lollipop chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, Neapolitan style pizzas, shrimp and grits, even a few vegetarian dishes. All for under $13.
The music is basically electronic, hip-hop, and R&B, as we heard Disclosure and Kayantranada, catering perfectly to the young, hip club crowd, partying amidst the 1920s décor.
The Parlor Room is longer than it is wide. It gives one the impression of an NYC speakeasy bar with its banquette booth seating and upholstered, button tufted walls. The intimate, art deco setting helps make it a perfect spot to meet up with friends before a night on the town, or a delicious meal if you’re just passing through.
Special attention is paid to the guests, as co-owner Greg Tishkoff from the Columbus Tavern Group was present and pleasant, making sure everyone was pleased with their food and drink.
The Parlor Room exudes a metropolitan neighborhood atmosphere, absolutely fitting for the bar and club demographic, and for our capital city.
Photos by Natalie Cooper
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