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25 happy hour deals in Columbus

Go bargain hunting with our CBUS happy hour guide, which highlights drink specials and food discounts throughout the city.

Jell-O shots in a strawberry are free for the table on your birthday at Forno. | Photo via @fornoshortnorth

Forno is a great spot if you’re looking for a fruity or sugary drink. | Photo via @fornoshortnorth

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For our glass half full kinda people, happy hours in Columbus are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to try out a new spot on the cheap or get together to decompress after work, these discounts on beer, wine, cocktails, and appetizers will turn that frown upside down.

Here are 25 places across five CBUS suburbs with amazing drink specials.

Short North

Forno Kitchen + Bar | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Find half-priced draft beer, cocktails, wine by the glass, pizzas, shared items, and bar snacks. Hanna’s go-to happy hour order is the pepperoni pizza and kiwi mule.

Marcella’s Short North | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Indulge in the half-priced pizzas, appetizers, soups, and salads + half-off sangria by the glass, cocktails, beer, and wine pours up to $9.

Arch City Tavern | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Take in views of High Street with $9 pizzas, half-off drafts, and $6 wine by the glass.

The Pearl | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Sip on half-off cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits at this Cameron Mitchell Restaurants gastropub.

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The intimate scene and Third and Hollywood makes for a great date night. | Photo by @thirdandhollywood

Grandview

Grandview Cafe | Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. | Sip on $5 draft beers + select spirits and wines. Daily specials are also available, including $10 wings on Mondays and $8 burgers on Tuesdays.

Rye River Social | Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | All small plates are 25% off, and featured cocktails, beer, and wine are $2 off.

Third & Hollywood | Monday-Friday, 4:30-6 p.m. | Stop in for $3 off all drinks and starters. Hanna recommends the strawberry basil mojito for a perfect sip of summer.

The Rail – Grandview | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Appetizers and drinks are all $6, ranging from pretzel bites and buffalo chicken dip to mules and house wines.

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Order refreshing cocktails on the patio at Tucci’s — 35 N. High St. | Photo by @tuccisdublin

Dublin

Tucci’s | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Draft beers, signature cocktails, and glasses of wine are discounted by $2. The hummus + dip duo are also $7 each.

Mezzo | Sunday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | The deals include $12 bottles of house wine, $5 glasses of wine, $7 well cocktails, and $1 off all beers and ciders.

Napa Kitchen + Bar | Sunday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. + Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m. | Order discounted small plates and $6 select wines and liquors. Bottles of wine are half off on Tuesdays.

Z Cucina | Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. + Saturday, 5-6 p.m. | Choose from a long list of discounted drinks and appetizers at the Italian eatery. Deals are available at the bar only.

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South Village Grille is located at 197 Thurman Ave. | Photo by @southvillagegrille

German Village

Lindey’s | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | The happy hour menu is 50% off at the bar and cocktail tables. Pro tip: Hanna recommends grabbing a discounted drink at the bar before dining on the scenic patio.

Alpine Restaurant & Bar | Monday-Friday, 5-6 p.m. | The half-liter German drafts are only $6, including Bitburger and Gaffel Kölsch.

South Village Grille | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. +
Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. | Small plates are discounted, select wines are $6, and cocktails are $8.

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You can’t beat a good sushi deal at Hudson 29 — 1600 W. Lane Ave. | Photo by @hudson29upperarlington

Upper Arlington

Hudson 29 Upper Arlington | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. | Enjoy $8 select glasses of wine and cocktails + discounts on appetizers like select sushi rolls and the pepperoni flatbread.

Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. | Cocktails start at $5, and light bites like pork dumplings are $7.

The Wine Bistro | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. + Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wine, beer, mixed drinks, and small plates — like half-sized flatbreads and the braised veal meatball — are all discounted.

SŌW Plated | Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. | Happy hour at the bar features $5 house wines, $6 cold-pressed cocktails, and $7 select appetizers. Hanna recommends this spot if you’re looking for a healthier night out.

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Looking for craft beers from Kraft House? Head to 5 Liberty St. | Photo by @krafthouseno5

Powell

Liberty Tavern | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Appetizers, house wines, signature drafts, and seasonal cocktails are all $2 off.

Koble Grill | Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. + Saturday, 2-4 p.m. | Domestic beers are only $2, well drinks are $3, and house wines are $4.

Kraft House No. 5 | Tuesday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. + Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | All craft beers on draft are half-off and classic cocktails are $6.

Local Roots | Daily from 3-6 p.m. | Try half-priced apps like the salsa trio or pretzel rolls (which are heavenly), or stick to drink deals with $7 cocktails and $4 house wines.

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High Bank Distillery Co. has locations in both Grandview and Gahanna. | Photo by @highbankco_

Gahanna

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Draft beers are $5, whiskey sidecars are $6, and select signature cocktails are $8.

High Bank Distillery Co. | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | All cocktails and spirits are half-off, shareables are $2 off, and draft beers and glasses of wine are $1 off. Hanna, here. You have to try to the Rosé Cooler... thank me later.

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