Best Jukebox: St. James Tavern

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Those ever-present digital machines have made the concept of a great jukebox selection ubiquitous. Somehow, the James still manages to make its jukebox special.

Yeah, the machine is digital, but the selection is carefully curated - from Afghan Whigs to Warren Zevon. And that feature where you can download whatever Celine Dion song you just have to hear that moment? Yeah, that's disabled on this machine.

"I like that when people go up to the jukebox, I don't have to be afraid of what they're going to play," quipped James barkeep Chris Manis. Exactly why this is the best jukebox in the city.

Runners-up: Press Grill, Bier Stube

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St. James Tavern

1057 N. Fourth St., Italian Village