Vaso Rooftop Lounge

I am so excited to be sharing all of the details from my experience at Vaso, Dublin’s hottest rooftop lounge.

I feel like this place is still my little secret, but once warm weather hits Columbus, this patio is going to blow up and I won’t be able to get in. I’m contemplating reserving permanent bar stools for myself for Spring and Summer.

Not only was the food beyond savory and delectable, the beverage selection is so uncommon in Columbus and brings a fresh and distinctive flair to the bar scene.

Every single plate boasted the perfect flavor.

What I’m going to try not to do is tell you how incredibly delicious every single bite was 867,546,902,345 times after every picture in this post. Let me just express it right here at the beginning…

There was not a single bite that was not beyond satisfactory. It was SO exquisite. I have yet to find a true tapas lounge that provides exceptional atmosphere and with equally as marvelous food.

Checkout the vibrant Bridgepark community where Vaso is mixing it up and offering a new a view in Columbus.

Located on the rooftop of the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin, Vaso offers a unique Spanish style tapas menu and panoramic views of the Scioto River and Historic Downtown Dublin you can’t find anywhere else.

You are invited to come escape to their rooftop oasis via the swanky express glass elevator, that feels a little reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Relax, enjoy the sunset and lose track of time, while the Vaso staff treats you like royalty.

Slow down, unwind and grab a savory small plate to go with one of Vaso’s signature drinks prepared by your table-side bartender.

Their lounge features two unique bars, indoors and outdoors, with signature cocktails, boutique style wines and craft beers.

Relax by the fire or enjoy one of the private cabanas on the outdoor patio.

It was cold when we visited, but there are numerous fires to stay warm around, that also add to the upscale ambiance.

A very bad/blurry picture of a small portion of the outside patio. {I’m absolutely terrible at photographing with low light and my flash.}

This gives you an idea to the swanky and opulent feel the patio creates.

I believe the outside is actually bigger than the inside, providing ample outdoor seating, something we all crave once the temperatures rise in Columbus.

Need a private space for dinner?

Vaso also offers private parties, including a private dining room with room for up to 25 guests.

I’m just trying to figure out how I can incorporate that wallpaper into my house, immediately!

G&T

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Gin, tonic syrup, soda

Obviously not your average Gin + Tonic, I mean just look at it!

I don’t usually enjoy a G+T but I had no problem guzzling this down.

Perfect Presentation.

I thought these were pumpkin seeds, but I don’t think they were…. All that matters is whoever thought of putting pumpkin like seeds in the butternut squash is a magical unicorn and should be handsomely rewarded.

Sopa de Calabaza

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Roasted Butternut Squash , Crispy Pepitas, Chili Oil, Crème Fraîche

Beside consistently good food, Vaso nails the production and display game, for every drink and plate.

You can tell a significant amount of thought has been put into their presentation, and good presentation I swear makes everything taste better.

I think everyone knows I have become quite the charcuterie connoisseur the past couple of months. Working for Salumi Couture has really opened my eyes to what good cured meat tastes like, the perfect cheese and accroutrement pairing and the beauty of a well thought out board.

All Vaso is missing is Salumi Couture’s Spanish Chorizo Tribute, Mikey!

Shameless Plug: Salumi Couture now offers online ordering, for convenience or it makes a perfect gift to send!

Tabla de queso y charcutería

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Cheese y Charcuterie Board, Ibérico & Serrano Ham, Chorizo, Manchego, Arzúa & Mahón Cheese, Grilled Sourdough

Calamar Frito

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Crispy Calamari, Sweet Peppers, Sherry-Chili Sauce

What I loved about this calamari and what truly sets it a part from your average calamari is how big the pieces were cut, and the obvious freshness. I’ve never had calamari cut into that big of slices, instead of tiny rings, and it made a huge difference in the deliciousness.

Vaso Sangria

Red, White, or Sparkling

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 Vaso’s signature drink, served by the glass or by Porron, classic Spanish
vessel used to pour directly into your mouth.

This is such a fun drink, especially if you’re with a group!

A porron slightly resembles a bong. Instead of smoking it, your waiter will pour it directly into your mouth.

See who is most successful at the porron at your table and get some laughs. I see this being an even bigger hit out on the patio in 80 degree temperatures.

Pan con Ajo

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Toasted Bread, Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves, Grilled Manzanilla Olives

Chorizo al Vino Tinto

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Chorizo Cooked in Red Wine, Goat cheese, Caramelized Onion

So. Good.

Definitely in my top three favorites.

Calimocho

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Tempranillo, house-made cola syrup, carbonation

Another incredibly unique drink that adds a little flair to your table.

The carbonation makes it appear like you’re about to drink a slushy, but it quickly fades and you’re left with a delicious wine-like cocktail.

Patatas Bravas

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Fried Potatoes, Roasted Peppers, Onion and
Garlic Aioli

Pollo Rostizado con Salsa Romesco

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Roasted Chicken, Romesco Sauce, Onion, Piquillo Peppers, Garlic, Roasted Local Squash

I don’t know if I could choose one favorite, and let’s be real, if I did it would definitely be one of the cocktails. But if you absolutely put a gun to my head and made my choose, I think the chicken flatbread with pickled onions was my clear favorite.

Pollo Rostizado Flatbread

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Roasted Chicken, Quince-Onion Jam, Mahón Cheese, Pickled Onions

The Full Montenegro

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Bourbon, Montenegro, honey, chocolate bitters

Flan

Cinnamon Churros

Fried cinnamon sticks straight from heaven.

Dipped in melted, warm chocolate… I can’t be sure heaven is going to even be this good.

Connect with Vaso

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I can’t recommend Vaso enough!

The best part is everything is meant to be shared with your hot date or a group of friends. It’s the perfect atmosphere, that transports you the moments you step off the glass elevator into the swanky, upbeat lounge.

I cannot thank the entire team at Vaso for their outstanding hospitality. We overly enjoyed every moment and cannot wait to return!

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