Ultimate Party Patio contest: Park Street Patio, Columbus' most consistently popular hangout during summer

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

It would be impossible to hold an Ultimate Party Patio contest and not include Park Street Patio. As the elder statesman - and most consistently popular hangout during the summer - of the CGS Group's Park Street lineup of bars, Park Street Patio is one of Columbus' best-known party spots.

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The massive outdoor lounge is decorated in Tiki chic, with a number of small huts covering colorful couches and chairs best for a group party. If you've come in a small (Wolf) pack, the bar area is the best place to make friends.

During the warmer months, Park Street Patio opens at happy hour and stays bustling with a young, attractive clientele mingling, drinking and kickin' it in the heat until the wee hours of the morning Thursday-Saturday. That's right - Park Street Patio packs a whole week's worth of partying into only three days.

Most enjoy specials on pitchers of Budweiser and Bud Light or various mixed drink pitchers during evening happy hours. But Park Street Patio doesn't really get crazy until the sun goes down, so all-night specials on beer buckets and discounted shots - the ladies like the sweet and fruity shots - are available.

The main attraction at Park Street Patio is its stage where live bands - local and nationally touring - regularly perform. This Friday and Saturday is sure to be rockin' when The Dave Matthews Tribute Band plays a two-night stand. The party continues next weekend when Park Street Patio will serve as the de-facto hub for the annual Park Street Festival.

Park Street Patio

533 Park St., Arena District



Alive's Ultimate Party Patio event

7-9 p.m. Friday, June 7

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