Last week Kenneth and I got to check out the grand opening of KDB Easton. KDB, which stands for Kitchen Den Bar, is a restaurant/sports bar/game lounge. The restaurant features a cool gastropub dining area and bar with 24 local craft beers on tap as well as local whiskey. Downstairs in the den area is a second bar along with tons of new video games as well as classic arcade games.
The evening began with KDB giving donations to local Columbus organizations (a portion of their game proceeds on specific Sundays this summer will go to the organizations) and a ribbon cutting! Last Sunday (June 20th), the donation went to the Harmony Project’s South High Harmony.
A portion of weekend game sales will be donated to the following organizations on the following dates:
The Autism Society of Ohio – July 19th
A Kid Again – August 16th
The Spielman Family Foundation – September 20th
Every guest at the grand opening received complimentary drink tickets and a game card loaded with two hours of play. I’ve never been very good at video games (I never even managed to complete the Mario game on my GameBoy that I had for years), but I love to try! We played Mario Kart racing, a first-person shooter game with zombies (the zombies won 🙁 ) and the most amazing Jurassic Park game. We had a good time and I even felt a bit nostalgic, thinking about the arcade games I used to play at the mall when I was a kid. 🙂
Spread throughout KDB were delicious food stations! Upstairs we had the options of prime rib, a gorgeous salad, mashed potato bar and hearth-oven pizza. The mashed potatoes were fantastic! On the lower level there were cheeseburger sliders, chef prepared and individualized mac and cheese, chicken wings, a build-your-own-nacho bar, coffee and petits fours. The guacamole at the nacho bar was delicious and complimented my classic margarita perfectly.
We spent most of our time in the two-player Jurassic Park arcade game, only moving on when we could tell other guests wanted to play (sharing is caring, folks 😉 ). It was obvious that Kenneth was pulling most of the weight in the game, but I did fairly well and we managed to complete two levels. I’ve always loved the Jurassic Park movies, and dinosaurs in general (who doesn’t though, dinosaurs are awesome) so it was really cool to play a game that felt like it put you into the first movie.
I had a great time at KDB and hope to check it out again soon!
Kitchen Den Bar (KDB) – Easton
Address: 157 Easton Town Center Columbus, Ohio 43219
Phone Number: 614-428-7529
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 12am*. Friday – Saturday 11am – 2am*.
*21+ after 10pm.