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10 cozy bars and restaurants you’ll never want to leave

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Be it low lighting, candles, fireplaces, friendly service, inviting decor or all of the above, cozy establishments are a must now that the weather is cooling off.

Throughout Central Ohio, there are countless joints that we could just curl up in and never leave. We’ve done the difficult job of selecting ten standouts (but don’t forget to comment your personal faves below).

Here are some of our favorite cozy eateries and drinkeries around central Ohio:

Harvest Pizzeria

Bexley: 2376 E. Main St., Bexley
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 inviting atmosphere and low lighting 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 Seventh Son’s OG taproom and patio, or set the vibe by grabbing a pint among the many plants in the newly renovated upstairs crib.

Mission Coffee Co

11 Price Ave., Columbus

For ultimate coziness, can anything really beat a neighborhood coffee spot? Exposed brick, broke-in couches, natural lighting, the ever-present aroma of coffee beans…yeah, Mission is cozy, alright.

Katalina’s 

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.

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Cravings Cafe

114 N. Front St., Columbus

Cravings’ wood floors, exposed brick walls, tasteful foliage, and chalk board menu, give this spot a cozy-yet-sophisticated feel.

The Bottle Shop

237 King Ave, Columbus

The Bottle Shop is a cocktail lounge tucked away along King Ave. with 20 craft beers on draft and a wide selection of bottled wine and craft cocktails. Get there early to grab a spot at the bar or in the eclectic seating area near the front.

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.

Rockmill Brewing

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!

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The End of the Road?

Julian Foglietti

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As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar

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We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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National Brisket Day is Today!

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With meat shortages starting to take their toll and National Brisket Day here at last - we've gathered a roundup of some spots you can go to to get your brisket fix.

Legacy Smoke House

With their main location in Hilliard and a food truck moving throughout the city, Legacy Smoke House is a solid choice for brisket on National Brisket Day, just be sure to get there while supplies last. Enjoy!

Pecan Pennys

Just off Main Street, Pecan Pennys is ready to fulfill your brisket needs. If your looking to feed a family though be sure to get your orders in advance as they're requesting 24 hours notice on dinner bundles.

Ray-Ray's Hog Pit

With locations in Franklinton, Westerville, Clintonville and Powell Ray Ray's Hog Pit is open for business with brisket stocked at all locations. #NationalBrisketDay is the best day!

Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering

Located on Bethel Road, Hoggy’s will be stocking brisket for both dine-in or carryout. Feel free to stop in or stop by!

The Pit

With a new location opened up on Parsons Ave. The Pit BBQ will be offering brisket for the National day. Celebrate with some tasty brisket!

City Barbeque

City Barbeque will be offering brisket for the National day! So get excited and get ready for some yummy BBQ brisket!

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