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Located in a historic Columbus building once used as a whiskey distillery, The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus follows suite with their re-imagined space. Serving up elevated pub grub like chorizo nachos and their signature rock fillet of tenderloin or ahi tuna cooked on a tulikivi firestone, the brewery offers more than good beer. Seasonal and specialty brews rotate throughout the year with winter ales and IPA's and light lagers.
The Grass Skirt Tiki Room is a popular bar and restaurant offering drinks and dishes influenced by the great state of Hawaii. The lava wall adds a unique Hawaiian flair to the interior decor and the rum-infused cocktails provide a taste of the islands. Many of the food offerings also boast a lot of tropical flavors, with coconut and pineapple used as prominent ingredients.
16-Bit Bar and Arcade is a downtown cocktail lounge and arcade for those who never quite outgrew their childhood. This spot features old school classics such as Pacman, Frogger and Mario Bros, making it a trendy, hipster destination with a heavy dose of nostalgia. The cocktail menu is creative and continues to play with the youthful feel of the establishment.
Village Idiot is a sports bar in Columbus's university district. This bar offers a welcoming and casual atmosphere and a back patio for when you need a little fresh air. The Village Idiot isn't pretentious or trendy, it simply is what it is, and that's what so many people love about it. Head to the Commonwealth Sandwich Shop next door when you start to get a little hungry.
A charming neighborhood bar, the Woodlands Tavern is a favorite among locals. Try their on tap chilled beers or any of their popular drink specials, along with their delectable pizzas while you enjoy a night out with friends. The bar is especially known for the live music it hosts from time-to-time.
This beloved cafe is known for their giant burgers. Served with a heaping side of fries, their masterful creations range from the ever-popular Thurmanator, the Macedonian, Jaeger Burger and many more. Mouth watering sides include plenty of fried options like pretzel bites, burrito bites, and pizza rolls. They even go all out on their fries that are served with sauces, toppings and even gravy. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for the menu! For a giant-sized appetite, visit this Columbus favorite.
The Tree Bar is one of Columbus' favorite bars and live music venues. They host a variety of artists on a regular basis, with a focus on indie acts. The friendly atmosphere and craft beer selection are also big draws. Stop by and enjoy a treat for your taste buds and your ears.
Dick's Den is a bar appreciated by patrons for its affordable drinks, no-nonsense atmosphere and consistent entertainment offerings. DJs and live acts play everything from jazz and bluegrass, keeping the vibe upbeat almost every night of the week. Come on the weekend to listen to live music.
Just a few blocks from the Ohio State University campus, there's Rumba Café, a vivacious live-music venue if there ever was one. Some nights, rock bands take the stage, others it's a jazz combo or a Latin ensemble; often there's soul to be heard here, and some funk if you're lucky. Drinks are made stiff, and to eat there's a selection of bocas, a South American variation on the Spanish tapas. The space itself is cozy and lived-in, and that helps make every performance all the more intimate.