Bar ListingsWhat's This?
Only blocks from Ohio Stadium and Value City Arena, sports fans flock here, especially to root the Buckeyes on. This bar has two outdoor patios, four dart boards, six pool tables, a few basketball games, and $1 drafts on Sundays.
20 E. Frambes Ave.
This bar is farther north, but the karaoke, dancing, and great deals attract people.
2619 N. High St.
The O Patio & Pub
By far the most popular bar on campus, it can be packed almost any night of the week. Greek central.
12 E. 15th Ave.
One of the 3 popular Gateway bars. It gets ridiculously packed on Wednesdays.
1576 N. High St.
Nyoh's Buckeye Bar & Grill
A little far from campus, but a fun country bar with square dancing. Popular on Thursdays.
2871 Olentangy River Rd.
Newly renamed (formerly Larry's). Very chill place with pool tables and darts.
2400 N. High St.
Ugly Tuna Saloona
One of the most popular bars in Gateway. Trendy and creative.
1546 N. High St.
Wondering where you will be pre- and post-gaming on Ohio State game nights? Uh, that'll be the Varsity Club. Forget who you're rooting for? No worries, because the place is packed with OSU memorabilia.
278 W. Lane Ave.
Too's on Tuesdays is the day to go!
1880 N. High St.
An upscale luxury bar with a dance floor.
Sports bar. Great for themed gatherings and sports games.
300 W. Lane Ave.
Mexican restaurant in Gateway with a bar. Great for drinking and dinner.
1542 N. High St.
A good bar, but not as popular as others.
520 Park St.
Small outdoor bar opened by Greek fastfood joint Apollo's.
2608 N. High St.
One of the only places to get some grub after midnight, Blue Danube is a popular hang out for OSU students, and it would be a rare night to go here without knowing a handful of people. What we love most about the "Dube" is that it's cheap, and it gives us what we want: beer and finger foods. Hipsters and jocks alike will agree that this is the place to be-music preferences aside.
2439 N. High St.
Nice bar and club with an older crowd.
504 N. Park St.
The Bier Stube
A hidden treasure with great deals.
1479 N. High St.
The Distillery/Bernie's Bagels
Indie rock started here-no, not exactly, but Beck did play here back in the day. Students come here in the daytime for coffee and bagels, and come back at night for live local bands, as well as nationally touring bands seven days a week.
1896 N. High St.
The Lodge Bar Columbus
An upscale, ski lodge-themed, and extremely popular bar.
165 Vine St.
Lucky's Stout House
An Irish pub, similar to Out-R-Inn. Outdoor tables.
1475 N. High St.
The Little Bar
Football players' bar.
2195 N. High St.
Nice bar with a pool room.
A less popular, but very chill, hangout spot.
2169 N. High St.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
My suggestion for those that are not 21: Turn 21! The bar scene is popular, and the only alternatives are to go to house parties or to try and get into a fraternity party. On certain days of the week, bars will have 18-and-up nights for those that are not of age. Many freshman and sophomores who are not of age like to attend house parties.