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Best Happy Hour of 2013: Bodega

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For five years straight, our readers have chosen Bodega as their favorite spot for happy hour, and with very good reason. This Short North staple features a big lineup of 50 beers on tap (with a whole lot of microbrews, seasonals and speciality beers) and they knock the price down by 50% from 4pm to 8pm, Monday through Friday. If that’s not enough to draw you in, Bodega also boasts a pretty impressive kitchen menu that goes a step above what you might expect for a bar menu, featuring smoked lobster rolls, thai tofu with quinoa and daily specials to make each visit unique.

2014 will prove interesting for this category, as we’ve heard rumblings about changes afoot at 1044 North High Street. We’ll have more details to share soon, but you may have to rediscover a new spot to get your post-work beer fix.

The Top 10 Happy Hours of 2013:

  1. Bodega
  2. Woodlands Tavern
  3. Marcella’s
  4. The Crest
  5. Lindey’s
  6. The Olde Town Tavern
  7. Bar Louie
  8. Macs Cafe
  9. Hamptons on King
  10. Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Flashback: Best Happy Hour of 2012 — Bodega
Flashback: Best Happy Hour of 2011 – Bodega
Flashback: Best Happy Hour of 2010 – Bodega
Flashback: Best Happy Hour of 2009 – Bodega

Photo via Bodega.

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11 Responses to Best Happy Hour of 2013: Bodega

  1. ntn
    ntn December 16, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am

    1145 North High Street…is the Jackson Building, WTF?

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker December 16, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am

    Updated the address. They’ve got the wrong address listed on their site. It’s correct on their Facebook page.

  3. KoontzyCub December 16, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am

    I think Fourth St. Bar & Grill has a great happy hour. Half off their great selection of drafts until 9 and half off appetizers until 7. Also, Yellow Brick Pizza in Olde Town East has a great beer selection with half off during happy hour as well.

  4. ntn
    ntn December 16, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm

    So, does that last blurb mean no more Bodega!?

  5. Walker Evans
    Walker December 16, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm

    @ntn – More details coming soon! ;)

  6. Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson December 16, 2013 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm

    I also have to throw some love out for Little Rock Bar’s happy hour. They have a great tap selection and all of the taps are $3 from 4-8pm Tuesday-Friday.

  7. mbeaumont December 16, 2013 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm

    How soon, Walker? :( WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BODEGA?! :O

  8. Walker Evans
    Walker December 16, 2013 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm

    Will probably have more info to share before the end of the week. ;)

  9. Swoop Food Truck
    Swoop Food Truck December 18, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am

    Changes? I don’t like the sound of that. The thing I like about Bodega is that its accessible AND progressive. It’s in this sweet spot that could push the city’s food further forward.

  10. ntn
    ntn December 19, 2013 9:03 am at 9:03 am


  11. collin December 19, 2013 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm

    Columbus Underground will be the first to know (very soon)…and we do have some cool changes in store and we are really honored to get best Happy Hour again. We love you Columbus [underground] and are always trying to make a better Bodega

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