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An ode to 18 bars, restaurants we lost in 2018

An ode to 18 bars, restaurants we lost in 2018

614now Staff

This year brought many new and exciting food and beverages concepts to central Ohio, but we mustn’t let the newbies overshadow the establishments that disappeared from Columbus’ landscape.

Here is 614NOW’s ode to 18 bars and restaurants we lost in 2018. May you all rest in peace.

Ugly Tuna goes belly up, closing May 1 

April 30, 2018

Between the cheap beers to the inexpensive wells liquor, Ugly Tuna was that perfect in between place for getting a little too drunk, breaking out your worst dance moves on the dance floor, or just finding a spot… Read more

UPDATE: The Dube Confirms Closing, Plans To Return With Same Name

May 9, 2018

“There is no easy to break the news, but the time has come…” Read more

“Gracias de corazón!” Downtown Latin American staple closing

November 2, 2018

An ethnic downtown restaurant will be closing its doors after 13 years… Read more


Mama’s Pasta and Brew closing permanently in 2 days

August 28, 2018

The OSU wrecking ball has claimed another victim: Mama’s Pasta and Brew… Read more

Angry Baker won’t look back in anger at closed University shop

August 13, 2018

After two years, The Angry Baker will be closing the University District restaurant… Read more

“No one’s business” why Worthington restaurant closed

January 1, 2018

A restaurant in Worthington abruptly bit the dust recently… Read more

Relax Paul Revere, this British-themed pub is now closed

January 10, 2018

The British are no longer coming as The Pub at Polaris is now officially closed… Read more

And then there was one, Just Pies closes 2 locations

October 29, 2018

Ahead of their busy season, Just Pies announced Tuesday they are closing two of its three locations… Read more

Bygone B Spot: Award-winning burger joint closes

July 27, 2018

The burger chain that’s landed itself on a number of national best-burger lists is closing up its sole Columbus locations… Read more

Clintonville’s Pocket Produce sows last seed

July 9, 2018

Clintonville’s quick and fresh food stop for health-conscious folks around town has shuttered… Read more

This town ain’t big enough for 2 Ram Breweries

June 25, 2018

Though Columbus is the 14th biggest city in the country, it’s just not big enough to support two Ram Restaurant & Breweries… Read more

Oldest Winking Lizard kicking the bucket soon

April 13, 2018

It was a good run, but the oldest operating Winking Lizard in Columbus is calling it a wrap… Read more


“One of Columbus’ best restaurants” closes permanently

December 21, 2018

What Columbus Monthly calls “one of Columbus’ best restaurants” closed this past weekend… Read more

Goodbye old friend: Curio as we know it closes

July 9, 2018

German Village’s impossibly cool cocktail bar, Curio, has been acquired by Harvest Pizzeria… Read more

Is Polaris restaurant location cursed? Rustic Barrel closes

February 12, 2018

The restaurant at 8665 Sancus Blvd in Polaris has claimed its latest victim. First it was Tilted Kilt and now The Rustic Barrel… Read more

Oh Weltschmerz: German Village bakery closes after 50 years

January 29, 2018

A 50-year staple of German Village closed abruptly, leading the way for a new international restaurant to enter the scene… Read more

De Novo to close Jan. 31

January 20, 2018

De Novo, which as been in the cit since 2011, joins Salt & Pine as the second restaurant in the area to close up shop… Read more

End of the rope for Four String Brewery until further notice

September 29, 2018

Four String Brewing Company has apparently closed their doors which could be a temporary or permanent measure… Read more


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