Sit back and unwind, and while you’re at it, take a little time to dine-in at several of the best bars of the city. If you’re looking for great food, entertainment, and a real cozy, laid back environment, try this list of remarkable places. I am certain you will be pleased.
Blue Danube (2439 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio), located in the Ohio State University District, is one of the best Hipster-Dives in the city. Specializing in foods from Classic American to an exotic Mediterranean Cuisine, the flavorful customers the Blue Danube attracts are just as diverse as its menu. The best nights at this spot are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with its full bar and late night kitchen hours. Serves breakfast, too, at any time of the day.
Parking for the Blue Danube is very convenient with its on-street parking and private lot. This location also provides easy access to public transportation. Business hours are: Monday-Thursday, 11am-1pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am-2:30am; Sunday, 9am-12am. For more information, please call: 614-261-9308 or visit their Facebook page, the Blue Danube/facebook.
Dirty Franks (248 S. 4th St., Columbus, Ohio) is located in the downtown area and serves the best hotdogs in town. With everyone in mind, Dirty Franks serves all beef, turkey, vegan and vegetarian hotdogs, accompanied with your choice of sides and a nice cold beer. But don’t worry, if you don’t do the wiener in the bun, Dirty Franks offers a wide variety of other delicious meals and beverages for you to choose from.
With on-street parking and its easy access to public transportation, Dirty Franks is convenient for everyone. Come join the fun with Karaoke every Wednesdays. Business hours are 11am-2:30am daily. For more information, please call 614-824-4673, or visit website: dirtyfrankscolumbus .com.
Dick’s Den (2417 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio), also located in the Ohio State University District, is a great place to go if you want tasty food, live music, and cheap drinks. Known throughout Columbus for more than 40 years as being one of the best jazz venues around, Dick’s Den continues to supply top-notch entertainers for its guests and at a very affordable price.
Dick’s Den provides on-street parking and can be easily accessed by public transportation. For a fun and simple night out, visit the legendary Dick’s Den. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 3pm-2:30am; Saturday, 12pm-2:30am; Sunday, 1pm-2:30am. For more information, please call 614-268-9573, or visit their Facebook page at dicksdencolumbus. com/facebook
Zanzibar Brews (740 E. Long St., Columbus, Ohio), located in the historic, King-Lincoln District is definitely a coffee house by day and by night it is transformed into one of the most swinging hotspots on the east side. Zanzibar Brews offers live entertainment throughout the week and is known for its Thursday night’s at The Ness Open Mic Experience (9pm-12am), a great opportunity for all visual artists, poets, comedians and singers to make their mark in the city of Columbus.
For its customers, Zanzibar provides on-street parking, private lot parking, and can be easily accessed by public transportation. Business hours are: Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday closed. All dates have extended hours when live entertainment is scheduled. For more information, please call 614-758-0111, or visit website: zanzibarbrews .com.