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Inside 43215: Cheers to Downtown


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Downtown Columbus

Does Monday drag into Tuesday, and now you pray for the weekend - hurry, hurry, hurry? Forget tomorrow's Happy Hump Day. Downtown boasts great happy hour spots all week long. Wanna sit under a bright orange umbrella? We got that. How about a tropical, Italian or Cuban place? Got that, too. Craft beer, grown-up slushy, high-end bourbon? Yep, yep, yep. We assembled a list to get you started, but read to the end because drinks are on us for one lucky reader. 

Okay, you'll find the orange umbrella at Rishi Sushi. While you're on Third Street, head down to Latitude 41, Lexi's on Third and Mitchell's Steakhouse. You might want to grab a hunk of protein at Mitchell's because you've got your work cut out if you plan to hit all these spots.

Jump to Fourth Street for a spiked slushy at Dirty Frank's, then grab a marg (and a taco) at El Camino. If you've planned ahead, take your favorite LP for a spin - El Camino brings cool to old school. Don't forget Little Palace, 16-Bit Arcade and Hae-Paul's.

Round the block on Main and head toward High Street. You can't go wrong in either direction. If you want to channel your literary side, check out Thurber's Bar inside the Westin. James Thurber cartoon sketches line the walls of this quaint bar. Don't forget Dempsey's, Fin, The Jury Room, Manifesto and de NOVO.

Call it a healthy happy hour at Market 65 since you can drink and build a Peter-Cottontail-worthy salad.

Hop on up High and jump into Yavonne Sarber's sports bar concept, Olivers Burgers, Steaks & Bourbon. Park your keester anywhere in the bar to catch a great view of the game. Just up the street, grab a beer and a slice of pizza at Cafe Napolitana.

If you're still walking a straight line, hang a right on Gay Street. Find happy hour specials at J. Gumbo's, Due Amici, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails and Plantain Cafe. If you stagger down the street a little further, the hula dancer might nab you at Grass Skirt Tiki Lounge.

We haven't even touched the craft beer, ahem, Elevator and Wolf's Ridge (and so many more).

We know we left places out. So, here's where you come in. Click here and post a picture of you toasting to downtown at your favorite downtown bar. We'll announce a winner on Facebook on Friday, so don't forget to check back. One person will receive a gift card to grab a drink (or two) on us.