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Top 20: The Best Bars in Columbus, Ohio

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No matter what your preference, Columbus has a bar to match your style. If you’re into craft beer, we’ve got more than enough brewpubs at your disposal. If well-crafted cocktails are more your speed, there’s plenty of places for those too. 

We asked our readers and editors to name the best bars in Columbus of 2018 with no particular style in mind, and the result is a list of 20 of the city’s best establishments ranging from neighborhood dives to date night destinations and everything in between. Check out the full list below to see where your favorite spot landed.

The Top 20 Best Bars in Columbus of 2018:

20. Strongwater Food & Spirits

401 W. Town St. — Franklinton

Photo by Walker Evans.

19. Bodega

1044 N. High St. — Short North

18. Grandview Cafe

1455 W. Third Ave. — Grandview Heights

17. The Keep

50 W. Broad St. — Downtown

Photo by Lauren Sega.

16. Service Bar

1230 Courtland Ave. — Short North

15. The Crest Gastropub

2855 Indianola Ave. — Clintonville
621 Parsons Ave. — South Side

14. St. James Tavern

1057 N. Fourth St. — Italian Village

Photo by Susan Post.

13. Club 185

185 E. Livingston Ave. — German Village

12. The Light of Seven Matchsticks

5601 N. High St. — Worthington

11. PINS Mechanical Co.

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


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