Best Patios in Columbus - Summer of 2010 Edition!
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June 3, 2010 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #376180
There are lots of cool patios in town but I have several favorite for many different reasons. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my list:
Bar Louis (Easton and Arena District): Arena District has a great happy hour crowd and while the crowd isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the most social itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still great for early evening people watching. Easton is smaller but has a great view of the Easton area and going-ons.
Due Amici: Not big but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the only restaurant (to my knowledge) with a true sidewalk cafÃƒÂ© feel. It reminds me of NYC or Miami spaces; good upscale dishes served in the heart of the city. Very nice.
Basi Italia: a tucked away, hell itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s practically hidden, space that feels cozy and a little exclusive. A great patio for a date or just a nice meal with a group of friends.
Arlington CafÃƒÂ©: Okay, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœburbs and the place has a Ã¢â‚¬ËœreputationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, but they may have one of the coolest patios in the city. The patio is completely enclosed, like a hole in the middle of the bar. With the about a dozen large HD TVs and a full bar, it truly feels like you brought the outdoors inside. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s truly a unique experience.
Bristol Bar: This bar feels exclusive and private like no other patio in the city. It feels like you can do whatever you want because the patio is invisible to the street or the rest of the bar for that matter. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like a private little oasis of a space.
Barcelona: Enough said. Just an around great patio.June 3, 2010 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #376181
Sorry about the triple post.June 3, 2010 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #376182
Sorry about the triple post.June 3, 2010 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #376183
If you ever make it to Delaware most (80+%) of the restaurants have patios.June 3, 2010 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #376184
Bristol Bar’s patio is one of Columbus’ best kept secrets.June 3, 2010 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #376185
Big fan of Basi and Barcelona downtown. Also stumbled upon Mezzo in Gahanna recently. Beautiful patio and scenery with a park right behind it to walk off the mealJune 3, 2010 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #376186
I don’t like barcelona’s tables and chairs. uncomfortable.
arlington cafe really does have a great patio. I work right near it so we go to happy hour sometimes.
has anyone tried the cabo place on 33? I might go there tomorrow for happy hour to check it out.June 3, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #376187
I drive by that cabo place every now and again – it looks fun! Lemme know how it is?June 4, 2010 2:59 am at 2:59 am #376188
Last call for best patio lists. Feel free to provide your personal top 5 or top 10. going to tally these up in the morning. ;)June 5, 2010 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #376189
I went to cabo last night after work. I know they probably can’t help it but ants everywhere! and my margarita didn’t have GM in it like I wanted. :(
the servers were nice though.June 5, 2010 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #376190
Patrick J’s up in Clintonville-ish has a great, shaded patio in the back. Totally agree with all the other patio suggestions!June 5, 2010 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #376191
The City of Columbus cracked down on patio “offenders” late last summer citing Tip Top for having patio umbrellas that encroached on the city’s airspace. The City also cited Due Amici and Cafe Brioso for their flower planters that also encroached on city owned airspace, apparently the blooms spilling over the railing were a hazard. The ridiculous crackdown that punished hard-working small businesses for simply beautifying their sidewalks has left downtown business owners a bit nervous about building or beautifying their sidewalk space.June 5, 2010 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #376192
My favorite patio is O’Reilly’s Pub. Not the most beautiful but definitely the friendliest service and crowd.June 5, 2010 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #376193
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