his Methodist church was founded in 1895 and is in Bryan, Ohio. But the only Sunday services are the tableside kind and will likely involve beer. You see, this historic structure is now home to Father John’s Microbrewery, and it is one of the most unique restaurants I have ever been to.
The sanctuary is unchanged with its giant organ pipes and pews, but it is now used for just weddings and special events. There are more pews in the basement, which is where the restaurant and bar are located, and those pews surround tables.
The decor is a mix of all religions and has a bit of a haunted, eerie feel. There is a Crypt Room with a suspended, floating cross table and a glass-covered tomb complete with coffin underneath it. The garden out back is really special with giant circular saw blades as tables, carved log barstools, more coffins, a Tibetan shrine and even a tiny child’s gravestone embedded in the garden’s cobblestone brick wall. The gravestone was uncovered during the excavation of the garden, but don’t worry, it was not from a real grave and there were no remains unearthed.
That all may seem too creepy to you, but trust me, this place is not like some sideshow haunted house. It is an upscale place and its motto, "Heavenly, Devilish," fits it to a tee.