Entertainment is everywhere you turn at 14 Twenty Bar & Grill. High-definition TVs line the walls behind the taps at the bar. Cues click across three pool tables. A jukebox rolls through more than 20,000 jams. A 10-foot projection screen graces the brick-lined patio, hosting sports events as well as the occasional movie night.
Even in the midst of so many stimuli, the menu still manages to command attention with bold flavors and the occasional dash of gleeful excess. French fries come in 1-pound increments, seasoned with cheese, Old Bay, or buffalo sauce and weighed down with toppings such as sausage, bacon, and banana peppers. Southwestern influences work their way into wings’ dry spice rubs, including the popular Arizona Dreaming blend; the Howell burger stacks its patties three high under a blanket of pepper jack and jalapeños, like cakes at the strongest man in Texas' birthday party. It's all packed into an under-the-radar space on a winding residential road adjoining the Ohio State University campus, letting customers feel as if 14 Twenty is their own secret discovery.