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The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus of 2016

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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 original Harvest Pizzeria locale in German Village, bringing hand-crafted cocktails to a new level in the city. Owner Travis Owens continues to keep Curio interesting with a rotating seasonal cocktail menu that includes well-executed classics and modern creative inventions.

For more information, visit www.curiococktails.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Bars of 2016:

  1. Curio at Harvest
  2. Seventh Son
  3. Little Rock
  4. Blind Lady Tavern
  5. Land Grant Brewing
  6. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade
  7. Denmark on High
  8. Strongwater Food & Spirits
  9. St. James Tavern
  10. House Beer

Flashback: Best Bar of 2015 — The Pint House
Flashback: Best Bar of 2014 — 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Flashback: Best Bar of 2013 — St. James Tavern

Flashback: Best Bar of 2012 — St. James Tavern
Flashback: Best Bar of 2011 – St. James Tavern
Flashback: Best Bar of 2010 – St. James Tavern
Flashback: Best Bar of 2009 – Surly Girl Saloon
Flashback: Best Bar of 2008 – Bodega

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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  • Steve Szuter

    Surprised that MOUTON didn’t even make the list.

    • Jimmy Hanks

      I’m not.

  • tommy hecker

    I think, if you’re to let a panel of “experts” order these lists, we should get some kind of explanation for the list. I personally would order these very differently, so I’d love to know what it is that the “experts” love about some of these. I’m alway open to learn.

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