Downtown Concierge

Best Place for Happy Hour in Downtown Columbus

Buckeye Bourbon House

Rare, hard-to-find bourbons and whiskeys, and the cocktails they’re made of. Plus, beer, wine and bites.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Bourbon, whiskey or rye. Neat.
The twist: The Lucky Strike

Cafe Napolitana Alley Bar

Domestic and craft beers, wine and Italian-style cocktails, along with bar food and locally famous deep-fried calzones.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Vino. By the glass or bottle.
The twist: Lemoncello Martini

Condado

Tacos, tequila and margaritas. And beer. And cocktails. ’Nuff said.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Mini Margarita Flight
The twist: Anejo Manhattan

COSI After Dark

Legendary science center meets adult beverages a few times a year.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Local craft beer.
The twist: Collaboration beer.

Due Amici

Elegantly lit, rustic wooden bar stocked to the mirrors with bourbon, scotch, cognac, beer, wine and infused vodkas.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Cipriani Bellini
The twist: Stone Fruit Punch

Milestone 229

Floor-to-ceiling windows and seats overlooking the Scioto River, along with Happy Hour specials and All-Ohio craft brews.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Moscato D’asti or Milestone Mule
The twist: Barrel-Aged Margarita or Strawberry Basil Gimlet

PINS Mechanical/16-BIT

Foosball, pinball, duckpin, ping pong, shuffle and libations. Not necessarily in that order.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Draft IPA, Lager or Nitro
The twist: Pinball Wizard

Platform Brewing

A taproom full of experimental and barrel-aged beers complement a bunch of bar tables and brightly colored chairs.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: House Beer
The twist: Guest Tap

Elevator Brewery and Draughthaus

An 1897-era hand-carved bar, stained glass and literal ghost tales, not to mention nachos, calamari and wings.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Seasonal Selection
The twist: Award-Winning Bear Ass Pale Ale

The Walrus

Full bar, 30 beers on tap, comfort food and vegan options. Something for everyone, to be sure.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Granache Rose
The twist: Wally Smash

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails

Neighborhood-style bar featuring 22 tap handles, PBR for $2, whiskey concoctions, corn fritters, nachos and other notable noshables.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Bottoms Up
The twist: ’BusTown Julep

Wolf’s Ridge

Tuesday through Sunday flights, bottles and drafts and the occasional live musical act.

WHAT TO ORDER
The usual: Flight of 3
The twist: Flight of 5