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The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus of 2016

Columbus has a lot of great places you can go for a drink, from neighborhood dives to upscale lounges. This year, our readers and contributors went a little more upscale with the selection of Curio at Harvest as the number one bar in the city. Curio opened in 2012 as a complimentary business to the […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

’Tis the season for warm drinks, spiked ciders and spiced cocktails. Toast to holiday cheer at these ten Columbus restaurants and bars mixing up drinks for the holidays. Black Creek Bistro 51 Parsons Avenue — Olde Towne East The Olde Towne East restaurant serves up a richly spiced Cinnamisu Martini that goes down great on […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

For three years in a row, Ohio drinkers have voted with their wallets and picked Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey as the number one spirit in the lands, based upon total amount purchased. Whiskey dominated the list overall, taking the top three spots. Changes in the top 10 list this year include Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey jumping up […]

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Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Alcohol sales in the state of Ohio have continued to climb in recent years, and The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control reported this week that the annual figure officially eclipsed the billion dollar mark for the first time in 2015. A grand total of $1,018,126,447 worth of spirituous liquor (that doesn’t include beer and wine) […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2014

For the second year in a row, Jack Daniels has won the hearts (and stomachs) of Ohioans as the number one liquor in terms of sales. Over the past two years, whiskeys and rums have generally inched up the list a bit while vodkas have slid further down. In 2012, Kamchata Vodka was the #1 […]

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Ohioans Purchased $949 Million Worth of Liquor in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohioans Purchased $949 Million Worth of Liquor in 2014

News flash: Ohioans drink a lot of booze. Nearly one billion dollars of it per year to be exact. The Ohio Department of Commerce reported today that a record $949 million in liquor sales were reached in 2014, marking a 5.6% increase over 2013. If that rate of increase continues, 2015 will eclipse the billion dollar […]

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New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

You might not know much about New Straitsville, a small town in Perry County near the Hocking Hills area about 60 miles southeast of Columbus. But here is something that you should know about it: the town has been hosting the annual Moonshine Festival for 44 years and has been dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of […]

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