Best of Columbus Readers' Poll: Brews and booze

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Seventh Son

Best new bar

First place: High Bank Distillery

Second: Antiques on High

Third: Olentangy River Brewing Co. 

Best happy hour

First place: Condado

Second: Marcella’s

Third: Forno Kitchen + Bar 

Best beer bar

First place: 101 Beer Kitchen

Second: Bob’s Bar

Third: Short North Pint House 

Best brewery

First place: BrewDog

Second: Seventh Son

Third: Land-Grant 

Best local distiller

First place: Watershed Distillery

Second: Middle West Spirits

Third: High Bank Distillery 

Best wine list

First place: Cooper’s Hawk

Second: The Refectory

Third: The Wine Bistro 

Best cocktails

First place: Watershed Kitchen & Bar

Second: M at Miranova

Third: Denmark on High 

Best bar patio

First place: Seventh Son

Second: Lindey’s

Third: Barcelona Restaurant & Bar 

Best rooftop bar

First place: BrewDog Franklinton

Second: Vaso

Third: Seventh Son 

Best LGBTQ Bar

First place: Union Cafe

Second: Axis on High

Third: Slammers 

Best Irish pub

First place:Brazenhead

Second: Fado Irish Pub

Third: Byrne’s Pub 

Best Arcade/Gaming Bar

First place: 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Second: Pins Mechanical Company

Third: Old North Arcade 

Best bar to watch the Buckeyes

First place: Varsity Club

Second: Rooster’s

Third: Buffalo Wild Wings 

Best wine shop

First place: Weiland’s Market

Second: Wine on High

Third: House Wine 

Best liquor store

First place: Weiland’s Market

Second: The Hills Market

Third: Arena Wine and Spirits 

Best growler-fill store

First place: The Daily Growler

Second: Savor Growl

Third: The Ohio Taproom 

Best beer shop

First place: Weiland’s Market

Second: Kenny Road Market

Third: Savor Growl