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Boswell Alley in Northside, Ohio is Back

Boswells Northside Dining AreaBoswell alley was a great neighborhood restaurant and bar located in historic Northside, Ohio at 1686 Blue Rock St. Boswell Alley was operated by Mike and Jan Beck from 1986 when it was originally called “Mr. G’s” until they sold it in 2006. Unfortunately, the new owners did not run the restaurant at the same standards and went out of business in 2011.

The great little neighborhood bar and grill was known by locals as the “Hidden Jewel of Northside” and was known for quality food and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Boswell Alley was additionally known for great bands on Saturdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, euchre on Thursdays and its beautiful patio or “beer garden” with shade trees, a tiki bar, acoustic music and a fire pit for chilly evenings.

Boswell Alley Northside Bar StaffThe historic 1686 Blue Rock Street address was also the home of the Professional Bartending School which occupied the 2nd and 3rd floors from 1986 to 2010. The Professional Bartending School moved to its new address in Northside at 4141 Hamilton Avenue.

The restaurant has been purchased by the original owners, Mike and Jan Beck along with their new partners, Walt and Debbie Schultz and reopened in September, 2012.

The property has been extensively remodeled inside and out and many of the old menu items are back along with many new items including a lot of vegan choices.

For more information on Boswell Alley in Northside, visit their website or Facebook page.



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