| ANGEL LEMKE
Since the Prohibition era, German Village residents have been able to enjoy a tavern on Sycamore Street, but its latest incarnation by the owners of Harvest Pizzeria has been open one year this month, and Dale Grinstead-Mayle has been there from day one. Dale says, “Honestly, it’s the best place I’ve ever worked!” He loves working at a place with a “really remarkable atmosphere” and enjoys serving drinks that draw on the bar’s historic nature.
Dale says, “We offer a variety of fantastic drinks using spirits that have been around since the early days of the bar.” Hometown proud, they also offer a great selection of Ohio brews.
In addition to drink specials, you can check out the fantastic food. Dale advises, “Our Harold’s Barbeque Chicken and Banana Tart make up one of my favorite meal combinations.”
When he’s not behind the bar, you can find Dale and his husband Matt enjoying the outdoors at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. He feels especially lucky to be a part of Columbus’ LGBTQA community. Dale says, “Columbus’s big city mentality, combined with the Midwest hospitality make for a unique environment.” Dale puts that Midwest hospitality into practice at The Sycamore. “We are a neighborhood restaurant, but we consider anyone who comes through the front door our neighbors, too!”