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Top 10 New Bars of 2018

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2018 was a good year for the local drinking and brewery scene, as Columbus saw the grand openings of several highly anticipated establishments. Our readers and editors were tasked with organizing this year’s top 10 new bars and selected the brand new Antiques on High as the number one pick.

Although it just opened a month ago, Antiques has been a known entity as a spin-off from the well-established Seventh Son Brewing. The new two-story bar features mid-century modern decor with dark wood paneling and plenty of communal seating. The upstairs area is currently a glass-enclosed rooftop patio with walls that will open up during the warmer months to create an airy spot for those who want to hang out in this emerging block of South High Street.

The drinking selections feature a full cocktail menu designed by Travis Owens — formerly of Curio — in addition to a new line of sour beers produced by Seventh Son, which will soon be brewed on-site once the final pieces of equipment are installed.

For more information, visit www.antiquesonhigh.com.

The Top 10 New Bars of 2018:

  1. Antiques on High
  2. Brewdog – Franklinton
  3. Brewdog – Short North
  4. High Bank Distillery
  5. Citizen’s Trust
  6. Pretentious Barrel House
  7. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade – Dublin
  8. Fadó Pub & Kitchen – Dublin
  9. Monarch Cocktail Lounge
  10. PINS Mechanical Co. – Dublin

Flashback: Best New Bar of 2017 — The Keep
Flashback: Best New Bar of 2016 — PINS Mechanical Co.
Flashback: Best New Bar of 2015 — The Walrus

Flashback: Best New Bar of 2014 — Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Flashback: Best New Bar of 2013 — 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Note: Our “Best of 2018″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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