Columbus drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Columbus

Land-Grant Brewing Company

Beer gurus gather around Land-Grant’s communal picnic tables to discuss the finer points of hazy brut IPAs versus Baltic porters and Mexican lagers. They’re all here among the 24 taps, with flights available for hea…
Craft Beer in Columbus

BrewDog Short North

The Scottish brewer with a punk rock spirit has a couple of bars around town. This one in the Short North – a rollicking industrial room with exposed ducts, dangling Edison bulbs and thick-plank tables – has several…
Bar in Columbus

Johnnie's Glenn Ave Grill

Johnnie’s wins the prize for best dive bar in Columbus. Tucked in a house smack in the middle of a residential block, it has all the hallmarks of greatness: peeling paint, scuffed floors, a pool table, local workers…
Cocktail Bar in Columbus

Service Bar

Service Bar is inside Middle West Spirits distillery, so when you order a cocktail like the vanilla-tinged Rhinestone Cowboy, it’s made with bourbon fresh from tanks in the back room. Middle West’s flavored vodkas a…
Cafe in Columbus

Two Dollar Radio Headquarters

Two Dollar has a lot going on. In addition to pouring craft beer, wine, cocktails and coffee drinks, it’s a cafe serving vegan food, an indie publisher-cum-bookshop and a performance space hosting musicians, magicia…
Bar in Columbus

Little Rock Bar

The squat brick building used to be a gas station, but now it has morphed into a nifty little neighborhood bar and music venue. Thirty beers flow from the taps (about half from Ohio), perfect for sipping to tunes fr…
Coffee in Columbus

Stauf's Coffee Roasters

Walk in, and the coffee aroma makes your head spin. The city’s first micro-roaster knows its beans and how to transform them into a great cup of joe, which is especially gratifying when paired with a slice of lemon …