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The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus

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Everyone has a favorite spot to grab a drink… whether it’s a fancy cocktail in a lounge, or a can of beer at the neighborhood dive. Our readers and editors selected their top spots and identified the following list as the best bars in all of Columbus.

Number one this year is Service Bar, located within the Middle West Spirits distillery. While the venue sports a full selection of beer, wine and spirits, the bar is best known as a showcase for the various products crafted within the distillery including vodkas, whiskeys and gins.

Currently, the bar is offering a selection of handcrafted cocktails on the to-go menu, so you can still get your fix from the comfort and safety of your own home.

For more information, visit www.servicebarcolumbus.com.

The Top 20 Columbus Bars of 2020:

10. Union Cafe

782 N. High St. — Short North

9. Law Bird

740 S. High St. — Brewery District

The bar at Law Bird — photo by Susan Post.

8. St. James Tavern

1057 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village

7. Our Bar

890 Oak St. — Olde Towne East

6. PINS Mechanical Co.

141 N. Fourth St. — Downtown
6558 Riverside Drive — Dublin

5. Antiques on High

714 S. High St. — Brewery District

4. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

215 N. Fourth St. — Downtown

A cocktail at Watershed — photo by Walker Evans.

3. Watershed Kitchen & Bar

1145 Chesapeake Ave STE D — 5xNW

2. Seventh Son Brewing Co.

1101 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village

1. Service Bar

1230 Courtland Ave. — Short North

Looking for more places to go? Click here to check out the full Top 20 list!

Flashback: Best Bar of 2019 — Seventh Son
Flashback: Best Bar of 2018 — 16-Bit Bar+Arcade
Flashback: Best Bar of 2017 — PINS Mechanical Co.
Flashback: Best Bar of 2016 — Curio at Harvest
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

Note: Our “Best of 2020″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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