Last review seems a tad hysterical. This place is a mixed bag though -- love pin ups but this place needs help in hanging them. Great food menu (had pork chop with awesome kale) & decent beer & cocktail list. Fun.
When I visited: Late January 2013.
What I had: Six Point Sweet Action out of the can, white wine for my girlfriend.
What I liked: We were happy with the quality of our drinks but that’s about it.
What I disliked: Tap list was so pedestrian that I opted for something off the bottle/can menu (which I almost never do), took a while to get some seats, snooty bartender bordered on hostile, some loud drunken patron was making everyone uncomfortable and the servers did nothing about it, we left after one drink.
Would I go back? No.
Overall Rating: 58
Stopped in as part of a trip down High street and on to Nationwide. Smallish place nice beer menu with Us micros. Good mix of local brews. Wait staff were friendly had some nachos, really good. Good beer place.
Interesting little place. Lots of ’bomb shell’ art on the walls and really the dominant theme. Approx 8-10 decent draft taps and 20ish bottles or cans. Pretty decent food, a bit of a vegan slant to it. Small, maybe only 40-50 seats. Handy to Nationwide Arena
Great food and a great selection of drafts at Betty’s. The place was much smaller than I expected so it probably can get very crowded at times. They feature a wide range of American craft beers, focusing mainly on Midwestern breweries and seasonal rotating taps. Enjoyed a couple Dreadnaughts and a fantastic mac n’ cheese entree made "Sriracha style." Prompt and informative service. An excellent destination.
This was a wonderful suprise. Dawn and decided to go shopping in The Short North and decided to stop in at Bettys.This place was small but quaint. Total 50s PinUp girl themed place.The beer list was small but they had a decent selection, not cluttered with BMC.PBR was a big winner there.They had DFH, Lindemans and others.The food was excellent and the service was good.Be prepared to wait for a seat due to not alot of tables, however the wait is not long, well worth it.
After years and years of hearing about this place we finally stopped in here on a Saturday around noon. THey were packed and there is really no place to really wait. That is the ONLY complaint I have.
Once seated we were waited on immediately. Our server was very busy but he was very friendly and efficient.
The decor is to die for here. Pin up girls all the way.
The food was sublime. I had the warm mushroom salad...And the potatoe pancakes. They were some of the best I have ever had.
Not sure why I waited so long to get down here but will definitely go back.
This place is really hard to find. Its towards the southern end of Short North. There really isnt any awning or much else to set it apart. Just a decal on the window.
Its a typical small short north place. Just like its sister bars, Surly Girl, Tip Top and Dirty Franks. Also much like the other three bars they seem to love Pabst. Its available in tall boy cans and on tap. Other taps included Bell’s Double Cream Stout, Bell’s Two Hearted, Thirsty Dog Old Leg Humper, Great Lakes Dortmuder Gold, Lindeman’s Framboise, Columbus Brewing Company IPA , Flying Dog and a few others.
Other than the decent tap list they have a few more in bottles like more Lindeman’s and Anchor Steam.
I had my favorite, Two Hearted, and a veggie burrito.
The food is very similar to Surly Girl. Food available as vegetarian and vegan. They feature a lot of wraps.
This place is themed as a 50’s pin up bar. There is a lot of pin up girl art work and eclectic, old fashioned beer-centric signage.
I would rank this up there with some of the best Short North stops. But I would pick Barley’s and Bodega over this for beer any day.
I love Bettys, from the ambiance to the food to the beer, its all good! Very small, so get there early if you don’t want to wait. Vegetarian friendly food and meat options, good food at a decent price. Overall one of my favorite places in Columbus to grab some food and a good beer.