The Top 10 Best Bars of 2019
From dive bars to cocktail lounges, Columbus has a lot to offer those who are looking for a night out at a local bar. Our Top 10 list below was compiled by our readers and editors to summarize the best spots to find a drink, updated for 2019, 2020 and beyond.
In first place this year, you’ll find Seventh Son Brewing in Italian Village. This brewery launched in former auto shop and has quickly become one of the city’s most popular craft beer makers. After an expansion to their facilities in 2018, Seventh Son now boasts a larger gathering area that includes an upstairs beer hall with retractable roof during the summer, a large outdoor patio with fire pits and food trucks, and a private event space to host small gatherings.
For more information, visit www.seventhsonbrewing.com.
The Top 10 Bars in Columbus:
161 North High St. — Downtown
1145 Chesapeake Ave STE D — 5xNW
254 S. Fourth St. — Downtown
6564 Riverside Dr — Dublin
463 N. High St. — Downtown
424 W. Town St. — Franklinton
141 N. Fourth St. — Downtown
6558 Riverside Drive — Dublin
4. Service Bar
1230 Courtland Ave. — Short North
215 N. Fourth St. — Downtown
714 S. High St. — Brewery District
1101 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village
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
Flashback: Best Bar of 2009 — Surly Girl Saloon
Flashback: Best Bar of 2008 — Bodega
Note: Our “Best of 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.