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The Best Bars In Columbus

Much like our city’s dedication to all things food, Columbus has plenty of places to grab a good drink.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a fancy evening with high-end cocktails or keeping it lowkey with some games and beers, you can find what you’re looking for in C-bus. We’ve categorized the bars by some of our most popular genres, making it that much easier to plan your perfect night out.

So in the immortal words of Alan Rickman…

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Cocktails

Two Truths

Hours: Sunday-Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Wednesday: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: 1205 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Drink to try: Up and Up. This drink is like a cocktail and dessert all in one. The drink consists of Rumchata, Vanilla Bean Vodka, Coldbrew Coffee, mint and shaved cacao. The drink makers at Two Truths are the best in the city and you will not be disappointed.

Denmark on High

Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Closed Sunday.
Location: 463 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: The Painted Lady. This cocktail is made up of Mixed Berry Vodka, Tom Foolery Applejack Brandy, Honey, Lemon Juice, Egg Whites, and some awesome cocktail art.

Blind Lady Tavern

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday.
Location: 22 E Mound St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: The Verdict. I adore this drink. It is the perfect blend of Bourbon, Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, and bitters.

Watershed Kitchen + Bar

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Closed Sunday-Monday.
Location: 1145 Chesapeake Ave STE D, Columbus, OH 43212
Drink to try: The Dunhill. This drink takes a bunch of ingredients I’m not usually a fan of and combines them into one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. The Dunhill is made with Four Peel Gin, East India Sherry, Dry Vermouth, Dry Curacao, and Absinthe Rinse.

Curio

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closed Sunday-Monday.
Location: 1101, 491 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43206
Drink to try: Pardon My French. This delightful, refreshing coctkail is made with Pisco, clarified spiced pear, French Quinquina, Cardoon Amaro, citrus, and Champagne.

Still searching for that perfect cocktail? The 10 Best Cocktail Bars In Columbus

Gaming

16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Hours: Monday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Location: 254 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: Cheech Marin. This yummy cocktail is made with Espolon Reposado Tequila, Lime, Agave Nectar, orange zest and salt. It’s perfect for a summer evening spent playing Frogger.

Pins Mechanical Co.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Location: 141 N 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: At Pins I can go either way: they always have great beers on tap and they have some pretty good cocktails. I’m a bourbon girl so I’ll always recommend the Brown Derby, made with Four Roses bourbon, honey, and grapefruit juice.

Old North Arcade

Hours: Monday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Location: 2591 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Drink to try: On Like Donkey Kong. This is a cocktail that doesn’t take itself too seriously, in the best way. It’s a simple one made with Rootbeer, Vanilla Vodka, Creme de Banana, and Cherry.

Barley’s Brewcadia

Hours: Open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: 67 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: Bourbon Meyer Buckeye Stout. This beer is my obsession right now. It’s an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate and peanut butter, aka HEAVEN.

Sports Bars

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Old Skool

Hours: Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Location: 2941 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Drink to try: Get a beer! Old Skool has a great selection of Ohio beers available, plus you they update their draft list online so you can plan your brews out ahead of time.

Classic’s Victory’s Sports Bar

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: 547 S High St, Columbus, OH 43212
Drink to try: I typically go for beer here, but if I’m feeling like a cocktail, I’ll order a Bloody Mary. It’s one of the best in the city.

Miller’s Ale House

Hours: Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: 1201 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
Drink to try: Kona Big Wave. I love Kona beer and Big Wave is my absolute favorite. Miller’s has a superb (and massive) draft list, so beer lovers of all kind will be satisfied.

Dive-Bars

Dick’s Den

Hours: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: 417 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Drink to try: You can get whatever drink you want. Dick’s Den is about the experience. They’ve got the best live music in the city and an atmosphere you won’t want to leave.

Bob’s Bar

Hours: Open daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Location: 4961 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Drink to try: Scotch. The liquor selection at Bob’s surprises me every time, but there’s nothing like a nice glass of Scotch at a dive bar.

Beck Tavern

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Closed Sunday.
Location: 284 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206
Drink to try: If you’re craving a cheap, cold beer and some casual conversation, Beck Tavern is for you. They’ve got a simple happy hour from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, serving $1.75 domestics and $2 wells.

Rehab Tavern

Hours: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: 456 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: The tap selection may be small at Rehab, but it’s quality, not quantity that matters here. Their motto is “short drive, clean dive” and that pretty much sums up this Franklinton bar.

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Brewpubs

Seventh Son Brewing

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Closed Monday.
Location: 1101 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
Drink to try: Humulus Nimbus. This flagship beer from Seventh Son walks a fine, yet perfect, line between an IPA and a pale ale. The Strong Pale Ale is 6.0% ABV, 53 IBU, and made with berry-piney hops and light malts.

Land-Grant Brewing

Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdsay: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
Drink to try: 1862 Ale. This beer is a dry-hopped American take on the classic German beer and it’s unbelievably delicious.

Lineage Brewing

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Monday.
Location: 2971 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Drink to try: O’Rayge. Caramel and toffee notes are perfectly combined with coffee beans from One Line Coffee and served on nitro to make the perfect Irish Red ale.

BrewDog DogTap

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday-Monday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Drink to try: Elvis Juice. It’s a grapefruit IPA and it’s perfect for those warm days that we all know are just around the corner.

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