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The Top 10 Best New Bars of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best New Bars of 2016

While 2016 might not have been a great year for many people for many reasons, it was a stellar year for the local drinking and nightlife scene in Columbus. Over a dozen new bars opened their doors this year to much fanfare, giving our readers and contributors a lot of options to choose from when […]

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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

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Whether you’re looking for a hip indie dive bar with a small stage, or a large-scale outdoor festival venue, Columbus offers a lot of ways to enjoy live music. This year, when asked about their favorite spots for musical entertainment, our readers and contributors selected Ace of Cups for the top of the list for […]

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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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New Irish Pub is Coming Soon to Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Irish Pub is Coming Soon to Gay Street

Long after the rest of Downtown’s kitchens turn out their lights, Chad Barnhart’s Irish Pub will nourish the liquor-laden bellies of his patrons. “It’s like everything shuts down between midnight and one,” he said. “By one o’clock I’m ready for a good sandwich and another drink.” Barnhart, a self-described country boy with a love for […]

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Final Clampdown Dance Party Takes Place This Weekend

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Since 2004, The Clampdown has been the go-to monthly destination for your fix of dancefloor-friendly alt-rock music, but that will all be coming to a closure at the end of 2016. Clampdown founder Charles Erickson announced today that he plans to end the long-running series with two final shows in November and December. “It’s been […]

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Dick’s Last Resort Closes Arena District Location

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After just 17 months in business, the Arena District locale for Dick’s Last Resort has shuttered its doors. The closure in Columbus is not the only one for the Nashville-based chain, which simultaneously closed its Newport, Kentucky location right outside of Cincinnati on Sunday. According to an article published by WCPO in Cincinnati, the company […]

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Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

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Have you ever wanted to skip the busy bar line and pour your own beer? Soon you can at Julep, the newest bar and restaurant coming soon to the Short North. The new venue is boasting the city’s first-ever “pour your own” beer wall, which features an electronic ordering system that utilizes pre-paid cards. While […]

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