What are we even doing here at Makers Social?

  • Does everyone have to make the same thing?
    Nope! Everyone will be given supplies, tools, & step-by-step instructions to complete their individual projects!
  • Do we choose our projects beforehand?
    Nope! We operate the same way a restaurant does. You'll be greeted, seated at a table with our Project Menus, and your project leader (server) will take your orders (beverages and craft projects). You'll then be provided with full table service throughout the visit while you craft. They'll take your payment at the end!
  • How long do the projects take?
    They range between 1 hour & 3 hours. Upon arrival, everyone will check out the menu of projects which states how long each one specifically takes.
  • Should we leave a tip?
    Tipping is always optional for groups under 10 guests. 20% gratuity is added for groups of 10 or more. Our highly trained project leaders & bartenders will provide full table service & assistance with projects. We operate exactly like a restaurant, except your server wears a tool belt instead of an apron!
  • Are kids allowed to join?
    Yep! We recommend adult supervision for all kids, and especially those under 10. There are sharp tools, scissors, and hammers EVERYWHERE. All of our projects are great for kids approximately age 8+ (and with adult help).
  • Will my clothes get messy? What should I wear?
    We have aprons, but we definitely recommend leaving your Gucci sweater at home. We use leather dye, wood stain, and acrylic paint. These are all difficult (sometimes impossible) to remove from fabric.
  • Do you have non-alcoholic drinks?
    Of course! We have delicious mocktails, soda pops, juice, non-alcoholic beers, etc.
  • Can we bring our own food?
    Yes, you may bring in any food you'd like! We only serve popcorn, chips, and fruit snacks. Be sure to bring your own utensils as well.
  • What's the difference between a private event & a reservation?
    If you plan a private event with us, you of course have the whole space to yourselves. You will be required to meet a cost minimum to do so. With a large reservation, you're simply given your own tables reserved all together, but you wouldn't have the whole space to yourselves.
  • How big of a reservation can I make?
    Just email us if you have more than 10 people, and we'll help you choose if you'd want a private party or just a large reservation during our open hours. [email protected]
  • Where can I park?
    Paid parking is available on the streets via the ParkColumbus smartphone app, and there is a paid garage directly behind our building.
  • Does everyone have to make a project?
    Of course not! If some people in your group don't want to, they can always join to just simply socialize. After all, it's in our name, so that's half of our mission!
  • What's your reservation cancellation policy?
    If you were required to input a credit card through Open Table when making a reservation, you would have been told the window of time permitted for cancellation. Typically, 5 or more guests must cancel more than 24 hours in advance, while 10 or more guests must cancel at least 7 days in advance. All no-shows or cancellations made with less notice than that will be charged $20 per person. We are a very small venue who is greatly impacted by no-shows and last minute cancellations. We appreciate your cooperation!

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