Our History

According to local lore, the space that occupies 22 East Mound street has had many incarnations since it was built in 1831 and has stood watch as Columbus grew. Located in the River South district in Downtown Columbus, it’s been a stagecoach stop, a hotel for visiting judges hearing cases at the county courthouse across the street, a bar and restaurant, and even a bordello in the 1850’s.

When it became The Jury Room in the mid-20th century it kept its tradition of being a favorite watering hole for judges, attorneys and people from all walks of life to meet and discuss the issues of the day. In recent years the space has been home to a few different bars and restaurants but, at its heart, it’s always been The Jury Room to those of us from Columbus with far reaching memories.

It is in that spirit that we are proud to restore this space to The Historic Jury Room. With over 30 years of hospitality experience, we look forward to helping you tailor your event, whether it be social or business, so that you can your guests can relax and enjoy this one-of-a-kind setting.


Megan and Mark Dempsey