Runaway Success

Scioto Downs, Columbus, OHIO

Scioto Downs, Ohio’s first racino, is home to some of the industry’s best VLT games, ranging from penny to high-limit action. Scioto Downs is filled with excitement from gaming, racing, live music, entertainment, restaurants and bars.

As part of the racino’s expansion plans, Scioto Downs enlisted SOSH Architects to oversee the endeavor, which included a modern microbrewery, and an expanded smoking patio and gaming area.

The Brew Brothers. The microbrewery was a cornerstone of the expansion. To support the innovative Brew Brothers brand, SOSH’s design team created a vibrant 8,600-square-foot bar and restaurant space that puts the inner workings of the brewing process right on display.

Rustic materials like reclaimed wood, metal and concrete blend with warm colors and elegant design elements to give the décor an upscale yet comfortable feel. The design includes a 44-foot bar and 127 seats, ideal for enjoying meals, music and microbrews.

The youthful energy of the restaurant carries through to a patio beer garden with seating for 80 and an outdoor fire pit.

Open-Air Gaming Pavilion. SOSH was then invited to design a second and expanded open-air gaming pavilion. The result is a seamless 4,000-square-foot outdoor expansion complete with plush carpeting, casino-grade upholstery and a full heating and cooling system for four-season comfort. Big Ass Fans and an intricate mechanical exhaust process ensure the space is comfortable for smokers and non-smokers alike. Hardy metal and stone finishes guarantee that the patio can stand up to the open-air environment.

Packed with more than 100 slot machines and a centralized bar with Madison Square Garden-inspired big-screen TVs, the Gaming Pavilion is the only area where guests can smoke, gamble and drink, making it one of the most popular gaming amenities on the property.

Both additions highlight the client’s commitment to exceed guest expectations with world-class entertainment and amenities.

Owner: Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
Architect/Interior Designer: SOSH Architects
General Contractor: Encompass DDC (Brew Brothers) and Gilbane Building Co. (Gaming Pavilion)
Investment: $9.5 million