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:
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.
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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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.
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!