Drunk Brunch: VASO

Written by on February 22, 2018 in Bars, Liquor - No comments

VASO opened at the end of last year atop the AC Hotel in Dublin. The new rooftop bar and restaurant offers panoramic views of the Scioto River and downtown Dublin from outside on its spacious patio as well as inside from its floor-to-ceiling windows. And now, VASO is offering regular Saturday and Sunday brunch service.

Mimosas are available individually for $8 or in a Spanish-style pitcher called a “Porron” for $25. The menu says a Porron is “used to pour directly into your mouth” although I opted to enjoy it out of a glass, like a person. (Frankly I have no idea how one would go about drinking directly out of that thing. Please send pics/vids if you attempt this feat.)

VASO offers a fully loaded Bloody Mary bar for $10, or you can try their specialty creation, the VASO Red Snapper: Watershed gin, tomato juice, red hot peppers, ginger and lime ($10).

Three other cocktails round out VASO’s brunch beverage offerings: the Madrid Old Fashioned with sherry, simple syrup, lemon bitters and dark rum ($10); an Aperol Spritz bubbling with Cava and soda ($11); and, my personal favorite, the Puesta de Catalonia with Watershed gin, sweet vermouth, cherry, orange and honey ($12). The Watershed gin used in the latter as well as in the Red Snapper is a special blend of the Columbus’ distilleries Four Peel Gin inspired by the flavors of Spain and crafted exclusively for VASO.

VASO features over a dozen dishes on their brunch menu, many with a Spanish flare. Among the options are avocado toast topped with a poached egg and sprinkled with crispy peas ($12); a shrimp flatbread with manchego cheese and tomato jam ($15); and a Spanish-style potato omelette with manchego and garlic aioli ($9). The full menu is available here.

Brunch at VASO is available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. VASO is located at 4515 Banker Drive on the top floor of the AC Hotel in Dublin.

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full disclosure: I was provided complimentary food and drinks at a preview of the new brunch service

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Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Co-Founder of the Columbus Ale Trail.

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