Happy Hour Spots

Next to Brunch, I love a good happy hour. Not one that starts at 4 and ends at 5. Not one that offers $1 off drinks and $.50 off two different appetizers. I love true happy hours. The ones that last for three hours and the drinks & food are cheap! Happy hour is such a great way to get a sneak peak of a restaurant + it helps you go out without breaking the bank. Here are a few of my favorite happy hours throughout the city.

Columbus Fish Market – Grandview & Crosswoods

Sunday – Friday, 4:00 -7:00 pm

Specials: Hand-crafted cocktails, premium wines, beers and shareables at discounted prices. ($3-$7)


The Worthington Inn

Hours: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the pub area

Specials: 1/2 off Cocktails, Beers & Wines by the Glass. $2 off the ENTIRE Pub Menu!

Villa Nova – Worthington

Hours: M – F, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Specials: Free wings, pizza, subs and snacks as well as amazing drink specials (all domestic bottles $1.50, all well drinks $2.50, etc.) in the bar area.

P.F. Changs – Easton

Hours: M-F, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Specials: Drinks range from $3 – $7. Small plates from $3 – $7. They have some of the best lettuce wraps!

Nida’s Thai on High – Short North

Hours: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Specials: $5 cocktails, $2 off wine, $1 off beer. $3 – $4 selected appetizers.

The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Bar – Short North

Hours: M-F, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Specials: 1/2 draught, select bottled, and canned beers; half price wines by the glass, brown bag special, selected spirits, and specialty cocktails and punches.


Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar – Short North & Polaris

Hours: M-F, 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Specials: 1/2 off select food (almost their entire menu) and drinks at the bar. This is a FANTASTIC happy hour, one of my favorite! The Strawberry Balsamic Martini is fabulous.


Hubbard Grille – Short North

Hours: M-F, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Specials: 1/2 off shareables, beer, cocktails, and bottles of wine.

Forno – Short North

Hours: M-F, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Specials: 1/2 off all bar snacks, shareables, and pizzas; half price draught beer, house cocktails, and wine by the glass.

Condado Tacos – Short North

Hours: M-F, 4:00-7:00

Specials: 1/2 off all margaritas and one dollar off tacos (tacos are cheap to begin with and my favorite tacos in the city) in the bar area.


Martini – Arena District

Hours: M – F, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Specials: $5 martinis, select handcrafted cocktails and half-price appetizers in the  bar area.

Macs – Short North

Hours: M-F, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Specials: $1.50 well drinks, domestic bottled and draft beers, $2.50 call drinks, bottled and draft beers, $3 long island.

Granero – Arena District

Hours: M-F, 4:00-8:00 pm

Specials: 1/2 off of EVERYTHING. On Tuesdays, happy hour is ALL day!


Elevator Brewing – Downtown

Hours: M-F, 3:00-7:00

Specials: $5 select appetizers, $3 drafts (except seasonals) and house wines, $3 well liquors

Little Palace – Downtown

Hours: 4:00 – 7:00

Specials: 1/2 off drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $2 well liquors, $5 house wines (pinot grigio and Chianti)

El Camino Inn – Downtown

Hours: M-F, 4:00-7:00

Specials: $2 Modelo, Tecate, Corona and Lonestar, $4 Paloma cocktails, $2 shots of El Toro, $2 well liquors

Latitude 41 – Downtown

Hours: M- Th, 5:00 – 7:00

Specials: 1/2 off selected appetizers (asian wings with kimchi, chicken & waffles and flatbreads are a few examples..yum!), $2 draft beers and $6 martinis.