Best Bar of 2008: Bodega
The Best Bar of 2008 was one of the more closely-called polls in our recent “Best of 2008″ survey. Columbus has a lot of great local bars, making it difficult for many to choose just one. Some places have great happy hours, others have great beer selections, others have great patios. Only a few have all three, and Bodega is one such place, and the winner of Best Bar of 2008.
Bodega opened at 1044 N. High Street in November of 2005 to serve as a neighborhood spot to grab a drink, a bite to eat, or takeout food to go. In mid-2007 they upgraded and installed 50 beer taps, making their selection of microbrews on draft one of the largest in town. Coupled with a 4pm-to-8pm half-off happy hour, and weekly food specials to match, there’s hardly a better bang for the buck to be found.
Second Place: The Surly Girl Saloon
Third Place: Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails