Best of Columbus: 2021 readers’ poll

Best of Columbus is back

Alive staff
Best of Columbus: 2021 edition

*Thank you for your interest in Columbus Alive's 2021 Best of Columbus readers' poll. Voting is now closed, but keep watching for the results.*

Normally our Best of Columbus voting takes place early in the year, but living amid an endless pandemic, time has lost all sense of meaning. The pandemic has had other effects on the ballot, too, with businesses that are currently on pause (St. James Tavern, Service Bar, etc.) ineligible for voting. Like you, we look forward to returning to these spots once they reopen for business.

Despite the numerous challenges of the last 18 months, local businesses have continued to excel, releasing inventive beers, plating impeccable meals and offering top-tier customer service even in this masked-and-distanced environment. Now here’s your chance to log your vote for some of the city’s best restaurants, retailers, concert venues and more.

Voting will run through Friday, Oct. 1, and the results will post in mid-October.

Take the poll here.