Ethyl & Tank, which opened in February 2014, has quickly become a popular destination among Ohio State students, thus earning it the honor of Best Bar in The Lantern’s Best of OSU poll.
The bar and restaurant, located at 19 E. 13th Ave., features a happy hour from Monday through Friday from 3 to 9 p.m., during which all drinks are 50 percent off.
“We cross a lot of boundaries,” said Neal Kieffer, general manager for the establishment.
Ethyl & Tank is not your typical college bar in that it offers food and drinks at any time of the day for a student-friendly price.
“We want students to have a nicer option to go to, while in addition still being a fun, cool place to hang out at night,” Kieffer said.
For those who are early risers, Ethyl & Tank offers breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. It also features a build-your-own Bloody Mary with four different flavors and four mix options, one of which is bacon-infused, and a wide selection of garnishes.
The main menu contains countless different options to indulge in, including sandwiches, salads, tacos and wings among other appetizers, entrees and desserts. Some of the more out-of-the-box options include a chicken-and-waffle sandwich, fried cod tacos and loaded tater tots.
Cocktails should be shared with a group of friends, considering Ethyl’s are served in a container that resembles a gas can. The cocktails are named after the characters Zelda, Koopa, Pacman and Goro, in honor of the arcade games located inside the bar.
“We try to bring together a lot of different demographics and really create something special,” Kieffer said.