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Best Patios in Columbus - Summer of 2010 Edition!

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Here’s our 2009 List:

    CU Top Ten – Best Patios in Columbus

    But I think it’s time for an update!

    Name your top 5 or top 10 favorite patios and we’ll compile a big list of fan favorites. ;)

    #376166

    meltsintowonder
    Participant

    There really aren’t patios due a combination of space/property ownership and liquor laws. Here are a few I enjoy and I’m interested in finding some new ones to visit.

    Basi Italia
    Lindey’s
    Barcelona
    The Worthington Inn
    Brazenhead (both)
    Grandview Cafe
    Digger and Finch
    The Patio/The Social
    Novak’s

    #376167

    Brant
    Participant

    Mezzo in Gahanna

    #376168

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    + for Basi Itali
    Often forgotten is Club Diversity’s backyard oasis. Three gazebos!

    #376169
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    My faves…
    Tip Top
    La Fogata
    Planks on High
    Gresso’s (but I echo the sentiment from last year about the garbage acoustic cover tunes. blarf)
    Bodega
    Basi
    Barcelona
    (although I haven’t been to Basi or Barcelona in fuhevs)

    #376170

    bayrea
    Participant

    Gaswerks
    Brothers
    Park St Patio
    Lodge Bar – Love the view of the power sub station!
    The little smoking area in front of Sugar

    Basically anywhere I can show off my new Affliction Tee and Ed Hardy hat!

    Sincerely, The Situation

    #376171

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    Mine.

    Holler.

    #376172

    TaraK
    Participant

    Haiku
    My own

    #376173
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    meltsintowonder wrote >>
    Novak’s

    i keep hearing good things about this one. But I’ve never been

    #376174

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    Mister Shifter wrote >>
    Mine.
    Holler.

    Keep hollering so we can find your place! :p

    #376175

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Sure, there are some really nice patios, but for me the criteria for “favorite” has to do with whether I can reasonably expect to get a table on one! So here is my list of unspectacular patios where you can usually get a seat:

    Flatiron
    Brazenhead
    La Chatelaine (Worthington)

    That said, Basi and Barcelona patios are super nice.

    Can anyone explain why Columbus has a terrible patio culture? Is there a city law/permitting process that we can lobby to change?

    #376176

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    I just read an article about that. it was related to the cost of fees or permits. they changed the fees now to make it more affordable for businesses to have patios. I’ll try to find it.

    here

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/05/27/lunch-in-the-sun.html?sid=101

    #376177

    cyclist II
    Participant

    Late Night Slice
    Captain Cream Cheese
    Bodega

    #376178

    molls402
    Member

    Cantina-even has porch swings!
    Park Street Patio
    The Social Room-rooftop patio is awesome.
    Brazenhead Grandview
    Digger & Finch
    Grandview Cafe
    Haiku
    La Fogata

    #376179

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    lifeliberty wrote >>
    I just read an article about that. it was related to the cost of fees or permits. they changed the fees now to make it more affordable for businesses to have patios. I’ll try to find it.
    here
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/05/27/lunch-in-the-sun.html?sid=101

    thanks for posting, that’s great they changed the fees. $79 per seat is pretty ridiculous.

    I also noticed that the Darby’s patio at the Hyatt Capitol Square (State between 3rd & High) is now open for summer. It’s HUGE and has lots of shade from a huge tree. The food/drink is nothing to speak of (it’s just the outdoor branch of a hotel sports bar, after all), but definitely a great spot to meet friends after work downtown.

    ETA: Darby’s patio hosts a summer concert series and the line-up was just announced:

    June 10 Conspiracy with Matt Munhall
    June 17 MojoFlo with Francisco
    June 24 John Schwab Party Band with Matt Munhall
    July 1 The Randy’s with Alex White
    July 8 The Menus with Francisco
    July 15 Floorwalkers with Bobby Huffman
    July 22 The Ark Band with Alex White
    July 29 Red Wanting Blue with Matt Munhall
    August 5 New Orleans Funk Orchestra with Alex White
    August 12 Reaganomics with Francisco Rojas
    August 19 Swagg with Alex White
    August 26 The Spikedrivers with Bobby Huffman

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