Top 10: The Best Bars in Columbus, Ohio
At the top end of our annual list of best bars in Columbus, you’ll find a place where you can do more with your hands than just hold a beer or cocktail. You can save a princess from a giant monkey, you can throw a sonic boom, or you can help a puck-shaped man consume ghosts. Of course, all of that and more can be found at 16-Bit Bar+Arcade.
While the original Downtown location celebrated its five year anniversary in 2018, it was busy opening a second central Ohio location at Bridge Park in Dublin, giving locals two ways to celebrate the arcade games of yesteryear. The fun doesn’t stop there though, as this local brand has already grown to Cincinnati and Cleveland with plans to expand to Indianapolis, Nashville, Charlotte, Dallas and Austin.
For more information, visit www.16-bitbar.com.
The Top 10 Columbus Bars of 2018:
10. Denmark on High
463 N. High St. — Downtown
944 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village
424 W. Town St. — Franklinton
215 N. Fourth St. — Downtown
954 N. High St. — Short North
1038 N. High St. — Short North
237 King Ave. — University District
1175 N. High St. — Short North
463 W. Town St — Franklinton
1101 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village
254 S. Fourth St. — Downtown
6564 Riverside Dr — Dublin
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 2018″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.