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The Complete Guide to Downtown Columbus Patios

Columbus goes through all the seasons, but our favorite by far? Patio. Take full advantage of the weather and grab a group and head to one of these 40(!) patios to enjoy open-air food and drinks.

Pet friendly patios are noted!

(If you think we’re missing a patio, feel free to send us a message @downtowncolumbus)!

Barroluco – Argentine Comfort Food

47 N Pearl St

Tucked into an alleyway, Barroluco provides the perfect quaint outdoor dining escape and some killer Argentinian food.

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

191 W Nationwide Blvd

Boston’s boasts a full patio in the heart of the Arena District (perfect for before a game or show), with pizza offerings galore.

Brass Eye

77 Belle St

Downtown’s newest rooftop bar has boldly entered the scene! Located atop the Junto Hotel, guests and visitors alike can enjoy the stunning views and tasty drinks provided in this swanky space.

Brioso Coffee

53 N High St
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Sip a drink, hang out on Gay Street and catch a glimpse of “Current” on this sidewalk patio. Tip: check out the colorful street parklet directly next to the shop!

Cinco Tacos

1 S High St

#1 on High St (seriously, that’s their address)! A perfect lunch hangout, Cinco provides a prime Downtown view of the Statehouse and Leveque Tower and serves up authentic bowls, burritos and tacos.

Condado Tacos – Pet friendly!

132 S High St

Located right on Columbus Commons, Condado is great for groups and casual hangouts for lunch and dinner.

Downtown Tavern

201 S High St

Complete with dart boards, a bar and an all-day happy hour, Downtown Tavern is a no-fuss, casual stop with a small patio and small prices.

Due Amici 

67 E Gay St

With plenty of happy hour specials and a location right on Gay Street, Due Amici is the perfect in-between of casual and upscale. Wine, cocktails, beer and food — they’ve got it all.

Elevator Brewing  – pet friendly!

161 N High St

This historic elevated pub has plenty of outdoor seating with High Street views. Housed in a building from 1897, their bar was actually built for entry in the 1893 Columbian Exhibition at the Chicago World’s Fair.

Flatiron Tavern – pet friendly!

129 E Nationwide Blvd

Serving up American classics in a historic (and very skinny) building, Flatiron is the crowd-pleasing stop before a game Downtown.

Freedom a la Carte – pet friendly!

123 E Spring St

Delicious, flavorful made-from-scratch breakfast and lunchtime fare (including coffee!) that benefits victims of human trafficking.

The Goat Riversouth

219 S High St

A modern space right on High Street serving a variety of food and drinks.

Goodale Station 

77 E Nationwide Blvd

If you want to impress, this is a prime choice. Enjoy stellar views with drinks to match in a location right between Short North and Downtown.

Goodwood Brewing

401 N Front St

Classic brews and bites galore at Goodwood situated right in the Arena District and marked with a larger-than-life neon sign.

House Taco

79 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

Lunch or dinner on the Statehouse lawn? Only in Columbus. Take your taco to go and hang out outside.

Jackie O’s Brewing – pet friendly!

171 N 4th St

This epic two-story patio brings over 8,000 square feet to seat more than 400 people. With iconic brews originating from Athens, this brewery is all set to make a mark on Downtown Columbus.

Late Night Slice

268 South 4th St

This iconic joint is serving up wild slices til, well, late night. Enjoy a drink and a slice outside and take in the 4th Street sights.

Lexi’s on Third

100 E Broad St

Boasting a large patio and offering lunchtime favorites, Lexi’s is ideal for a lunchtime meeting or casual pit stop.

Market 65

65 E State St

Offering healthy and flavorful salads and sandwiches, Market 65 has an expansive outdoor patio perfect for lunchtime (and right by the Statehouse).

Matt and Tony’s Kitchen and Tavern – pet friendly!

340 E Gay St

Perfect for groups, Matt & Tony ‘s offers a full casual dining experience with a menu including big bowl salads, wings, burgers and more.

Milestone 229 Patio

Milestone 229

229 S Civic Center Drive

With plenty of outdoor seating right next to the Scioto Mile and the Bicentennial Fountain (closed for construction), Milestone 229 is the quintessential Columbus summertime night-out. Our recommendation: enjoy a stroll on the Scioto after dinner and drinks.

Moran’s Bar & Grill

415 N Front St

Perfect for before a game, Moran’s serves up a wide variety of classic American food and drink.


220 W Nationwide Blvd

Mexican food and cocktails with a bright and colorful ambiance.

Novak’s Tavern and Patio

475 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Having sat on High Street for over 20 years, Novak’s is an expert in the rooftop patio game. Fantastic city views, and open late.

Parable Coffee

149 S High St

Parable’s got a patio right on High St, perfect for relaxing and people watching with a coffee drink or pastry in hand.

Pat and Gracie’s

121 S High St

Serving up classic American favorites with huge salads and delicious burgers, Pat and Gracie’s boasts a patio on High Street perfect for people-watching.

Pecan Penny’s – pet friendly!

113 E Main St

With outdoor tables galore, Pecan Penny’s is the perfect casual spot for barbeque favorites (and pecan pie) plus a wide range of drinks.

Pierogi Mountain

105 N Grant Ave

Pierogis, cocktails, and beer — what more could you ask for? A patio, maybe — and they’ve got one.

Ringside Cafe

19 N Pearl St

Columbus’ oldest restaurant has a patio situated right in an alley complete with a mural of James “Buster” Douglas.

Schokko Cafe

480 E Broad St

Located at the Columbus Museum of Art, this spot offers an expansive and beautiful outdoor garden space complete with a sculpture garden.

Sidebar Columbus

122 E Main St

Serving up Mediterranean small plates, wine and cocktails — stop here for a low-key yet elevated spot perfect for a date or dinner.

Speck Modern Italian

89 N High St

New on the Columbus restaurant scene and already drawing a massive fanbase, this is a can’t miss patio stunner with an up-close view of the new art piece at Gay & High, “Current”.

Stories on High

404 N High St

This epic rooftop patio is Columbus’ tallest bar. Enjoy cocktails and smallplates at this new hangout.

Ted’s Montana Grill

191 W Nationwide Blvd

Classic American in the Arena District.

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails

73 E Gay St

With a patio spilling out onto Gay Street, Tip Top has a huge menu full of all kinds of affordable drinks and food (plus, they’re open late).

Tortilla Street Food

160 S High St

Located on Columbus Commons, enjoy your Tortilla Street Food on the numerous tables and chairs in the Bosque of the park. Or, bring a blanket and have a picnic!

Vine & Forge 

33 E Nationwide Blvd

Upscale yet approachable, Vine and Forge is serving elevated food and drink out of the Sonesta Hotel. Perfect for a date or girls’ night out.

The Walrus

143 E Main St

Open late with a killer selection of drinks and deals, The Walrus is the perfect casual hang for weekdays and weekends alike.

Wario’s Beef and Pork

111 E Nationwide Blvd

Iconic sandwiches and outdoor seating perfect for a lunch stop or pre-game meal.

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – pet friendly!

215 N 4th St

With a patio situated in an alleyway, this beautiful spot is great for a casual night out with a date or group. Fantastic beer and food to match!

The Woodbury – pet friendly!

215 E Town St

With eclectic favorites from hotcakes tacos to PB&J wings, the Woodbury is good for morning and evening fare alike.

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