Cheers to Happy Hour

By Melissa Fast | 11 Jul, 2017

Did the July 4th celebrations wet your whistle for more gatherings with friends and cocktails? What better way to keep the party going than to call a few friends and hit a happy hour or two on some cool downtown patios while you sip your favorite adult beverage. Here’s a list of 11 places that offer too-good-to-pass-up happy hours and/or cool patios. Pick your favorite and take a chance to win drinks on us.

Downtown offers plenty more than 11 places for a great happy hour, so this will just get you started.

  1. Get a lay of the land when you sit out on the rooftop patio at Platform Beer in the Discovery District.
  2. Options abound on Gay Street. Start off at Latitude 41—fair warning, the patio couches may lure you into drink number two.
  3. Wander (or stumble) to Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails. They keep it local with their happy hour specials: $2 off Ohio draft beers, $3 OYO liquors and $3 Watershed liquors.
  4. The party has just started, and Due Amici serves pitchers of Sangria (and so much more).
  5. Might be time to get a little food, so grab a pie at Café Napolitana’s Alley Bar and, you guessed it, beer and a few more cocktails.
  6. Still standing? Wooo hooo! The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus’ patio sits right on High Street where you’ll find plenty of craft brew options (and a bus stop right out front in case you need a ride home).
  7. Need some green space? DeNovo Bistro and Bar opens up onto Columbus Commons, which makes it a perfect place to get your nature on in the middle of the city.
  8. Condado Tacos is right around the corner from there. Half-off margaritas and $1 off tacos. ‘Nuff said.
  9. Is the forecast iffy? Hadley’s Bar & Kitchen boasts huge garage door windows that open to the street so unless the rain is really coming down, you can still enjoy your cocktails “outside.”
  10. PINS Mechanical offers more outdoor seating than you’ll know what to do with, and who can turn down duckpin bowling?
  11. Whew, it’s time to kick back and just enjoy the scenery. Milestone 229 gives you a list of Happy Beers for just $4 and Happy Martinis and Wine for $5. With the cool mist of the fountains next door, you might never want to leave.

Want to add a few more to the list? Post on our Facebook page your favorite downtown patio, and you’ll be entered to win a drink on us.