Taste the Best Barbecue in Columbus on June 23rd
Nothing says summer better than kicking back and enjoying some barbecue with your friends. That’s why Columbus Underground is hosting the first ever Best Bites: Barbecue on the evening of Thursday, June 23rd. We have invited Columbus restaurants, food trucks and catering companies that offer the best Barbecue in the city to join us under one roof for one night only.
The event will take place at The Boat House at Confluence Park, offering some of the best views of the Columbus skyline. Approximately two dozen restaurants will be participating, providing bite-sized samples of their signature barbecue dishes. Local brews from Smokehouse Brewing Company and Commonhouse Ales will be featured at the bar with music and entertainment as well.
Participating restaurants include City Barbeque, Land Yacht BBQ, Paddy Wagon, KDB Easton, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Oldskool, Sweet Carrot, Milestone 229, House of BBQ & Blues, Barrel & Boar, Smokehouse Brewing Co., The Boat House Restaurant, Aloha Streatery, CBC Restaurant, Old Bill Bailey’s, Hoggy’s and more! Additional details about the foods that each restaurant will be showcasing will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
New to Best Bites: Barbecue, we will be offering two separate ticketed times! Guests can purchase tickets to attend the event from 5:30pm-7:30pm or from 8pm-10pm. Advance tickets to the event are $35 and include food samples from participating restaurants and a cash bar featuring beer from Smokehouse Brewing Company and Commonhouse Ales. Tickets are expected to sell out in advance. As always, attendees will also be able to cast their vote for their favorite barbecue item of the night, and the winner will be recognized on Columbus Underground as the Best Barbecue of 2016!
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to CelebrateOne, an organization that helps fight infant mortality in Central Ohio. The Columbus Underground Best Bites event series have collectively raised over $16,000 for local charities since August 2014, with a goal of raising $20,000 for local charities in 2016.