Columbus’ new sports bar The Office offers an experience of casual meets upscale. Including the all the favorites of great food, great drinks and sports, The Office provides a more comfortable setting and quality that is perfect for an after work meet-up. SVM spoke with The Office’s owner to find out how the new sports bar and atmosphere came about.

How did the name “The Office” come about for this sports bar and grill?
Friday afternoons have always been a great time to reflect on the week, go over reports, and promote team building.  We have often found a place to do this over a beverage, which became known as our bi-weekly beverage meeting.  Several companies have already started meeting here in the afternoons and they can still accept calls from clients and tell them they are still at “The Office.”

Jodi Sears and Darren Phillips

Jodi Sears and Darren Phillips

Is there anything that sets The Office apart from any other sports bar and grill?
We noticed a need for a upscale sports bar- one that provided the great sports bar atmosphere, but with more comfortable seating, a better selection of top shelf alcohol, and USB chargers along each wall.  Most importantly, we wanted a better quality of food and more upscale choices of food in combination with the sports theme.

Do you have any food and/or drink specials that will sure to be a favorite among people?
The happy hour has quickly become a favorite to many with $5 appetizers, $4 Craft of the day, $3 Jack drinks, and $2 Domestics.  However the 12oz smoked pork chop and the Office Bird has quickly become a favorite of the regulars.

What is the atmosphere like at The Office?
Many people are shocked when they walk into The Office.  We used brick and pallets to create an older “warehouse” feel inside of a new building.  We have also used a lot of different lighting and a 16ft fan to compliment all of the TV’s to create a great feel.

Do you have any nights dedicated or planned to karaoke, trivia, or special events for major sporting events?
Football currently occupies most nights.  On Wednesdays and Fridays we have live entertainment – a laid back solo act playing on the patio or inside depending on the weather. After football season we may venture out to other types of entertainment.

Tell us about your career path. How did you get your start? How and why did you open The Office?
We own the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites next door to The Office.  With us and two other limited service hotels next door, we wanted to provide a place transient hotel guests could walk to and mix and mingle with the locals while enjoying great food and beverages.

How will you separate yourself from other eateries?
On Monday through Friday we offer a southern style lunch offered in a much nicer setting than most eateries offering this type of home style cooking.  At 4 in the evenings, we start our dinner menu with some of the best appetizers and entrees you will find in an upscale sports bar setting.


(706) 221-1822


2979 Northlake PKWY
Suite 800
Columbus, GA 31909


M-Th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 4 pm - 11 pm
F 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 4 pm - Until
Sa & Su 11:30 am - Until