Downtown Columbus simply gained a large new attraction referred to as The Kee that could be a little little bit of all the things: restaurant, bar, espresso store, artwork gallery, arcade, occasion house, and rather more. I attended a particular media preview occasion, so check out all The Kee has to supply!
Clocking in at 30,000 sq. toes, The Kee sits within the Warehouse District, an under-utilized a part of downtown bordered roughly by Spring Avenue on the south, Fourth Avenue on the west, 670 on the north, and Cleveland Avenue on the east. Along with precise warehouse areas and (too many) floor parking tons, it’s the location of BalletMet’s studios, Abbot Labs, the bygone Platform Beer taproom.
The house owners of The Kee say it attracts its title from its location on McKee Alley, in addition to its function in hopefully “unlocking” the potential of that downtown district.
You may see a full map here. While you enter the constructing, you’re confronted with a big welcome desk. Heading to the appropriate you’ll run into their artwork gallery.
The gallery options Columbus-area artists and curators; they like to have native artists curate their very own exhibits, and The Kee doesn’t take a fee on gross sales.
For those who head to the left from the doorway you’ll run into the primary of many gaming rooms. This one is lined with cornhole and tables.
Past that could be a house merely referred to as the Cafe that’s open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. It contains a full espresso bar, inventive toasts, pastries from native bakeries, brunch, and cocktails.
The second eating space is dubbed the Foodbar.
It contains a assortment of salads and shareable gadgets like hummus, wrapped dates, fried calamari, nachos.
In addition they serve handheld sandwiches like strolling tacos with lamb schwarma, a schnitzel parm sandwich (pictured above), and a fried eggplant pita with arduous boiled eggs (beneath).
The menu shocked me. They might have phoned it in with generic bar snacks or pub grub, however as an alternative they draw on the house owners’ backgrounds to craft a menu with heavy Mediterranean and Center Japanese inspiration. It’s sufficient to make The Kee a eating vacation spot all by itself.
The principle eating space, and positively the flashiest, is known as the Lounge. It contains a full bar with cocktails, the identical salads and handhelds because the Foodbar, plus greater entrees like curry smashburgers, roasted half rooster, roasted eggplant, quick rib pot roast.
You can simply spend a full night at The Kee, going from dinner and drinks to the varied gaming rooms. You will get a chargeable card to play skee-ball and different video games.
Or check out large-format video games like chess.
Or hit up one of many digital golf rooms.
As if that wasn’t large enough, the house contains an occasion venue that may maintain as much as 700 individuals standing.
The Kee additionally options coated patios and a transformed alleyway with backyard lights, tables, and firepits.
There’s loads of road parking and floor tons throughout The Kee.
Disclaimer: this go to was a part of an invited media night time. Ideas and photographs are my very own.