Hop Yard 62 is a craft beer bar located in historic downtown Grove City since February 6, 2015. We currently have 21 beers on tap with a weekly rotation of different beers. In fact, we try to carry at least 6 to 8 beers from Ohio breweries at any given time. Our great bottle selection and several house wines rounds everything out. If growlers are your thing, we are the closest growler fill station to Downtown Columbus, offering both 32 oz. and 64 oz. growlers.
Owners Greg and Tammy Solt were regulars when Hop Yard 62 still existed as the Garden Cafe on Broadway, a restaurant that hosted live music and beer/wine tastings on weekends. After the Garden Cafe’s owners sold the restaurant in early 2014, Greg and Tammy discovered how much they missed having a gathering place to relax with friends and family. When the spot became available for sale in late 2014, they decided to buy the cafe.
The building in which we are located–known currently as the old Emmelhainz Building–was built prior to WWI and at one time housed fire trucks for the volunteer fire department. In January 2015, the space went through a nearly complete remodel. The tile was ripped up to expose the original concrete floor and local coppersmith Steve Brown built our metal bar. Ron See built the plumber’s pipe tables, benches, and bottle display as well as our eye catching front sign. Our interior was painted by Darren Baldogo.
The bar name references State Route 62, which runs in front of the bar, and a hop yard plot in Wooster that’s set up to research 10 varieties of hops. The Yard also represents a gathering spot where friends can meet. You will hear us referred to as Hop Yard, The Yard, or HY62.
What do people like about us? Besides an outstanding selection of 21 craft beers, our flights have proved to be very popular! We have a Build-Your-Own Flight, the Miso Hoppy Flight that includes all IPA/Pale Ales, the Night Flight that contains darker beers with higher ABVs, and a bartender-selected First Flight, for those new to craft beers. The samples are served in antique cheese boxes, matching our relaxed, small-town industrial feel.
Why just 21 taps? Greg and Tammy are both veterans and 21 taps represent a 21-tap salute to those who have served this great country!