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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

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

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We’re raising a glass and toasting to local sip-worthy spots shaking things up in the happy hour department.

Think: deals on beer flights, half-off margaritas (with unlimited chips + salsa of course) + alternative options for the zero-proof drinker.

Here are 20 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.

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. | Pizzas are $9, drafts are half-off, and wine by the glass is $6.

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You can’t beat the intimate scene and Third and Hollywood. | Photo by @thirdandhollywood


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. We recommend the strawberry basil mojito.

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Order a discounted cocktail at Tucci’s. | Photo by @tuccisdublin


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.

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Find happy hour deals daily at South Village Grille. | 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. We can’t get enough of the ginger and cherry mule.

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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Sushi and cocktails, anyone? | 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-size flatbreads and the braised veal meatball — are discounted.

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You can’t go wrong with a craft beer. | Photo by @krafthouseno5


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.

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


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.

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