Best LGBT Bar: Union

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In various ways during its colorful history, the Union franchise has both reflected and led the LGBT community that's so integral to Columbus. For example, when it opened in 1996 as Union Station, it was the first gay bar with windows, then a revolutionary concept.

Today, Union Bar + Food embodies the modern gay bar. It's a beautiful, ultra-hip establishment with great food, daily specials and a popular happy hour. It's also a nightlife nexus that encourages mingling among diners, drinkers and dancers of all persuasions.

Runners-up: Level Dining Lounge, Wall Street Nightclub