Columbus Vegetarian Dining Guide: Happy Hour

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Our top vegetarian-friendly happy hour picks


511 N. High St., Short North


If you thought DeepWood was only about gamey entrees on special occasions, think again. Saddle up to the bar Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. for retail pricing on wine and beer and a special tavern menu of seasonal inexpensive eats. Just ask for the vegetarian tavern menu.In the past, tavern specials have included ramen with house-made noodles and Spatzle Gratin, a noodle dumpling with Swiss cheese.

Hal & Al’s

1297 Parsons Ave., South Side


Located directly in the center of the Venn diagram that conjoins beer geeks and vegans, Hal & Al’s offers happy hour specials to satisfy the meat-free (and dairy-free) hordes every night of the week.

Slurp down specialty beers while eating vegan sushi on Thursdays or enjoy $1 tacos from 8 p.m. to midnight on Wednesdays. And whatever you do, don’t miss the fried avocados.

Latitude 41

50 N. Third St., Downtown


Downtown Columbus’ favorite hotel restaurant hosts one of the best vegetarian-friendly happy hours in the city from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Their flatbreads and small plates (basically, the best parts of the menu) are buy one, get one free while select pints are $3.

The menu is ever-changing but the flatbreads (elongated thin-crusted pizzas) are a good bet. Bonus: they often feature locally sourced ingredients.

Honorable Happy Hour Mentions: Bodega, Taj Bar, Tip Top