Few phrases hold as much happiness as the following: happy hour. Just the sound of it puts a smile on our face. It can put a positive spin on the worst of days or make a good day even better. It’s perfect for a first date, married couple’s night on the town, or much needed hangout session with friends. Honestly, it’s so good, you can fly solo without needing to bring a book to read at the table. Have we convinced you, yet? Dig in to this list of some of the best happy hour specials in Columbus, and let us know which stands out from the crowd.
132 S High Street
Oh, Condado. This place really knows what it’s doing. After opening its popular Short North location in late 2014, Condado expanded to include two new Columbus addresses: one in Easton and the other on S High Street. For taco lovers, it couldn’t have been better news. Thanks to an expansive menu card featuring pre-made and choose-your-own style versions, guests have thousands of possible taco variations at their fingertips. And all options are available during Condado’s famous happy hour. From 4-7pm every Monday-Friday, enjoy ½-off margaritas and $1-off tacos. Our suggestion? Try the blood orange margarita and bring the heat with some house Dirty Sauce.
615 N High Street
If you haven’t made it to Marcella’s, yet, you’re in for a treat. Its vintage-style dining room and classic Italian fare creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfortability, and is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family. Bring them with you during the weekday from 4-6:30pm and feast on the finest pizzas, pastas and small plates this side of the Atlantic. Notable options include:
$5 Cocktails and Selected Spirits
½-off Selected Wines
$4.50 Glasses of Sangria
½-off Selected Small Plates, Pizzas, Panini & Italian Beef Sandwiches
G. Michael’s Bistro and Bar
595 S 3rd Street
Situated in a handsome brick building in the heart of German Village, G. Michael’s Bistro and Bar is an ideal spot for dinner and drinks. Its quaint patio and airy indoor seating make for a relaxed and picturesque setting for your next night out. The happy hour only sweetens the deal. They’ve dubbed it the best in Columbus, and it’s easy to see why. With specials every day but Saturday, they’ll keep you in good spirits all week long.
$3 Draught Beer
$4 Wine Pours
$8 Small Plates
Barrel on High
1120 North High Street
With an extensive whiskey list (including exquisite bottles from around the globe), beer selection featuring all major craft breweries in Ohio, and a local, fresh ingredient menu, Barrel on High has a little bit of something for everyone. Combine that with a happy hour menu that’s available daily from 4-7pm, and you have a must-see spot in the Short North. Here’s what they have to offer:
$3 Bottle and Cans
$3 Well Drinks
$4 Draft Beers
$5 Glasses of Wine
$3 Whiskey List (Wednesday only, half price whiskey from 4-7pm)
We’ve started you off with a few great options, but there are plenty more out there, like Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen, Standard Hall, Bernard’s Tavern and more. Rest assured, you won’t go without amazing food and drink specials here in the capital city. What are some of your favorites?