Best Dive Bar

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Betty's Bar

435 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District


Across the street from the new and lovely Huntington Park sits an unassuming building that resembles a small military outpost on the Baja peninsula. This is Betty's Bar, a fantastic little haunt that bested several other down-home watering holes by a nose. Opened in 1963, Betty's embodies everything great about a bare-bones dive. In short: It has cold beer on the cheap, and its menu reads "Home of the Grease Injection." If you need to grab a quick brew before the ballgame, look no further.

Runners-up: Beck Tavern, Bier Stube