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St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Part of North Fourth Street was blocked off around noon yesterday as the Columbus Fire Department extinguished a fire at St. James Tavern. Few details were released about the incident, but according to a post on the Italian Village’s Facebook page, the fire was contained to the storage room and resulted in no injuries. There […]

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Best Bar of 2013: St. James Tavern

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bar of 2013: St. James Tavern

For the fourth year in a row, the popular Italian Village neighborhood bar St. James Tavern has topped our readers survey as the best bar in Columbus. Since opening in 1996, The SJT has become known as a no-nonsense bar where drinks are cheap, the music is good, and the crowd is friendly. “Honestly, I […]

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Best Bar of 2012: The St. James Tavern

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bar of 2012: The St. James Tavern

The St. James Tavern has pulled off a hat trick, landing the title of Best Bar in Columbus for three years running in our annual readers’ survey. While the SJT could potentially written off as a neighborhood bar specific to the Italian Village neighborhood, it’s become known as a bit of a go-to place for […]

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Best Bar of 2011: St. James Tavern

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bar of 2011: St. James Tavern

For the second year in a row, the fans have spoken… the St. James Tavern is the #1 bar in Columbus. This Italian Village staple celebrated its 15th anniversary back in September and while the neighborhood has changed a lot during those years, the bar remains true to its no-nonsense roots. SJT serves no food (aside […]

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St. James Tavern Turns 15

 Melanie McIntyre St. James Tavern Turns 15

Michelle Hill never intended to get into the bar business. She was finishing up a psychology degree at The Ohio State University and waiting tables when she was asked to manage St. James Tavern, at 1057 N. 4th St. That was during the summer of 1996. Fifteen years later, the James is a beloved establishment […]

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Columbus Mega Weekend – Winter 2011 – Vol 2

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Mega Weekend – Winter 2011 – Vol 2

The snow continues, are you going sledding anywhere? The Jury Room opened for cocktails this week. STOMP opens at The Palace Theatre on Friday and goes until Sunday. A Casting call for the short film, The Enemies You Keep is tonight. The Columbus Winter Beerfest is Friday and Saturday. Get started tonight at St. James […]

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Best Bar of 2010 – St. James Tavern

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bar of 2010 – St. James Tavern

The St. James Tavern has been around for awhile, but in 2010 saw a bit of a renaissance with Columbus Underground regulars. SJT Owner Michelle Hill maintains a regular presence here on CU, which might be one of the main reasons that Columbus Underground readers feel so at home there. In addition to hosting our […]

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