A fellow cocktail blogger in columbus (Pegudoug) informed me that a real bartender's bar had just opened up in December - it's called Details, and it is a pretty nice place. Perhaps next time i visit i will bring my camera to take pictures. Unfortunately i was able to only order one drink on the menu (i was already kinda drunk at the time i visited). I ordered a Manhattan, and they made it with Maker's Mark, Vya Sweet, Fee Bros. aged bitters, and some Luxardo Maraschino cherries. She made it to order (i ask for heavy on the bitters), and the only problem was that i'm pretty sure she shook the drink instead of stirring it. I must say it was nice to find a place that didn't use Stock or Gallo vermouth in their drink mixing - which in some sense puts it above the rest already. In addition to this, the bartenders were pretty friendly and knowledgeable. I asked to taste the vya sweet by itself, along with luxardo maraschino and creme de violette, and they were more than happy to oblige.
I give the place an 8.5/10 - but i'll be heading back there again, with a camera, to try the place out again.