The Light of Seven Matchsticks, A Clever Take on the Traditional Speakeasy

A new “speakeasy” downstairs from one of Worthington’s most popular restaurants and entertainment venues is creating quite a buzz around town.

The Light of Seven Matchsticks has opened below Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music at 5601 N. High Street. Open Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight, The Light of Seven Matchsticks offers a full food and drink menu.

Curious about the name of the dark wood, clubby and book-strewn space? Fans of Wes Anderson’s movie Moonrise Kingdom may recognize Light of the Seven Matchsticks as the title of a fictitious book being read by one of the film’s characters, Suzy.

Check out these quirky and clever ‘Speakeasy Rules’

  • No cell phone service. Come with those whose company you enjoy.
  • While we love children, please leave them at home.
  • No reservations.
  • Find the “secret menu.” (Hmmm.)
  • Be respectful.

More about Natalie’s food & music

Since opening Natalie’s, Charlie Jackson and his daughter, Natalie have built on its reputation as Ohio’s first and only coal-fired pizza restaurant, serving authentic old world, New York style pizzas and scratch-made dishes.

Filling out the menu are an impressive selection of craft beers, wines and classic cocktails.

A big draw at Natalie’s is live music. Local and national entertainers perform a variety of Americana-style music, from folk and singer/songwriter to jazz, blues, Irish and other traditional styles.

Check out The Light of Seven Matchsticks facebook page to follow happenings there and Natalie’s website at for their entertainment schedule.


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