Low lighting, candles, fireplaces, warm service, and inviting decor are all necessary to achieve a cozy atmosphere. There are countless joints around town that smash the comfortable, intimate vibe out of the park but we think there are a select few that stand out from the crowd.
Here are some of our favorite cozy eateries and drinkeries around central Ohio:
German Village: 495 S. 4th St., Columbus
Clintonville: 2885 N High St., Columbus
Dublin: 45 N. High St., Dublin
The laid back vibe of a pizza shop meets an intimate date setting at Harvest Pizzeria. The low lighting and friendly crowds will allow your sauce-covered chin to fly under the radar.
Seventh Son Brewing
1101 N 4th St, Columbus
Grab your boo or invite the whole gang for bench style hangs in the front room or chic garage feels in the back.
Mission Coffee Co
11 Price Ave., Columbus
Exposed brick, broke-in couches, natural lighting, the ever-present aroma of coffee beans…yeah, Mission is cozy, alright.
1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus
Katalina’s is so cozy that you’ll most likely be rubbing elbows with your new best friend at the table next to you. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this little cafe will wrap you up in a warm hug you’ll never want to leave.
Nancy’s Home Cooking
3133 N High St, Columbus
Nancy’s is as cozy as your grandma’s kitchen on a Sunday morning. Nothing fancy—just some booths, stools, coffee, and conversation.
114 N. Front St., Columbus
Cravings greets you with wood floors, brick walls, tasteful foliage, a chalk board menu, and down homes feels.
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek
1370 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna
Enjoy conversation with loved ones as flames dance across your faces and fend off the cold. Cozy up on the comfy furniture with a winter warmer and bore in to the home-spun environment.
5705 Lithopolis Road NW, Lancaster
Both the interior and exterior of Rockmill are absolutely breathtaking. Take a stroll by the frozen pond or swap stories by the fireplace inside the wood cabin brewery. Tote in your own food, get yourself a brew, and enjoy.
The Top Steak House
2891 East Main St., Columbus
Intimate lighting, check. Fireplace, check. Indulgent food, check. All they need is you.
Did we miss one of your favorite cozy establishments? Let us know in the comments!