Housed in a historic Italianate style building which was constructed in 1875, The Exchange pub + kitchen is owner Ian Hall’s take on a warm and casual neighborhood gastropub.
The Exchange pub + kitchen offers many different dining options and features:
- 15 seat bar
- 120 seat dining room
- 85 seat indoor/outdoor courtyard & patio bar
- 40 seat private dining space
Executive Chef Scott Dickenson's rotating seasonal menus consisting of locally sourced products and scratch ingredients are the focus of The Exchange pub + kitchen. Guests will enjoy views of the open kitchen as the chefs showcase their culinary skills.
The bar program is highlighted by American craft breweries with 12 rotating draught selections and 12 by the bottle options. The bar staff creates cocktails made from house-made syrups, bitters and premium spirits. The wine portfolio focuses on smaller boutique wines, giving guests the chance to indulge in something new and exciting. Just as the food menus rotate seasonally so do the beverage menus.
Originally built in 1875 as Shraders Stable and Livery, this building offered a first class stock of buggies, rockaways, hacks, and a magnificent stock of horses. This historic location also housed Hendricks Poultry Company in the 1930s and Double 7 Tire Warehouse in the 1980s.
Having sat vacant for 15 years, the interior of the building was in need of major rehabilitation. Resch Construction, a locally owned construction company, spent over 8 months on the rehab of the space. Re-purposing with original and salvaged materials was the focus of the construction. Dining tables, railings, and the open staircase were created from reclaimed floor joist that were torn down during demo. Salvaged doors and the original wainscoting were used throughout. Soaring 20-foot ceilings highlighted by original steel beam trusses span the length of the building to make up the support system. We hope you take the time to look around at all the architectural elements that make this building what it is today, and appreciate the amount of hard work and energy that was put into bringing this historic building back to life.
Executive Chef, Scott Dickenson
Executive Sous, Kendell Sheppard
Owner Ian Hall
Having grown up in and around restaurants since a very early age, Hall realized he had an intense passion for the food and beverage industry. He worked his way up through the ranks as a busboy and dishwasher at the age of 16, then to server, bartender, and eventually restaurant manager. Moving forward in his career, Hall felt the only true way for him to grow in the industry would be to develop and create his own restaurant.
At the age of 31, Hall ventured into his first project, owning and operating that concept for 3 years. It was during this time that he realized he wasn't following his true passion for both food, beverage, and hospitlaity. In the winter of 2012 he decided a change was in order. Hall wanted to develop a New Albany Restaurant concept with high quality, chef inspired food and beverage, with the focus of keeping the feel of a local neighborhood tavern. So began the development of what is today known as The Exchange pub + kitchen.
Ian’s attention to detail, knack for interior design, and passion for the restaurant business has positioned The Exchange pub + kitchen to become one of the areas most exciting restaurants for many years to come. When not in his own restaurant, Hall can usually be found dining with his wife Nikki and his two daughters, Madison and Payton, at other local restaurants.