Fifteen years ago, Dino's Carry-Out occupied a small storefront along North Fourth Street and offered students a convenient spot to pick up beer, smokes, pizza slices and that odd stick of deodorant. It suffered a debilitating fire, then an apathetic landlord, and sat as an eyesore until October.

Fifteen years ago, Dino's Carry-Out occupied a small storefront along North Fourth Street and offered students a convenient spot to pick up beer, smokes, pizza slices and that odd stick of deodorant. It suffered a debilitating fire, then an apathetic landlord, and sat as an eyesore until October.

The saga comes full circle Wednesday with the official opening of 4th St. Bar & Grill, a new nightlife project from the sons of Dino's former owner. Ali and Ismail Alshahal hope to provide some of their father's convenient services - and create a really awesome place where people want to hang out longer.

Located just south of East 16th Avenue, their new business actually includes two connected enterprises: a main bar/restaurant and the House of Brews carry-out.

By itself, the to-go parlor makes for a worthwhile trip. Giant coolers hold more than 250 top-quality stouts, lagers and IPAs, and a separate beer cave will soon cool off bulk packs of game-day swill. Smokes and wine sit nearby.

On the other side, the Alshahals have created a place that feels like a neighborhood bar - but doesn't look like one.

Exposed brick and earth-tone plaster give the bar area a vaguely southwestern feel, while track lighting and a beautiful wooden bar provide unique, modern touches. A spacious front patio is set to corral what should be robust Buckeye crowds.

It's bright, cheery and exactly what the neighborhood needs.

"The whole place was burnt," Ismail Alshahal said of the nearly 10-month build-out. "Everything that you see here is new."

Most will find their way into the cozy yet cosmopolitan bar section, which boasts plenty to drink and cut-above pub grub made from local ingredients. Domestic bottles run $2.75, and there's a good selection of drafts and bottled microbrews averaging around $4.

House of Brews carry-out

The House of Brews, the beer store connected to 4th St. Bar & Grill, offers stouts, IPAs and lagers that are hard or impossible to find elsewhere in Columbus. Here are 10 to try:

Anchor Porter

Chang

Goose Island Pere Jacques

Great Divide Titan IPA

O'Fallon 5-Day IPA

Singha

Spaten Optimator

Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Two Brothers Resistance India Pale Ale

Young's Double Chocolate Stout