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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

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Whether you’re looking for a hip indie dive bar with a small stage, or a large-scale outdoor festival venue, Columbus offers a lot of ways to enjoy live music. This year, when asked about their favorite spots for musical entertainment, our readers and contributors selected Ace of Cups for the top of the list for the first time.

Hundreds of local and national musicians graced the stage at Ace of Cups in Old North Columbus in 2016. Some of our favorites of the year included Drift Mouth, Yonatan Gat, Bully, and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band. Ace of Cups also hosted comedians like Kyle Kinane and festivals and parties including FemFest, Helter Swelter and FiggyFest.

For more information, visit www.aceofcupsbar.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Music Venues & Concert Halls of 2016:

  1. Ace of Cups
  2. Newport Music Hall
  3. EXPRESS Live!
  4. Rumba Cafe
  5. Lincoln Theatre
  6. Woodlands Tavern
  7. Rambling House
  8. Big Room Bar
  9. Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
  10. Skully’s

Flashback: Best Local Music venue of 2015: The LC Pavilion
Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2013: The LC Pavilion

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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