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Travel guide names these three gastropubs the absolute best in Columbus

Travel guide names these three gastropubs the absolute best in Columbus

614now Staff

It’s not quite just a pub, and not just a restaurant, although the beer and food they serve is of exceptional quality. It’s not a bar or brewery either. Why, it’s a gastropub, of course.

Although gastropubs really took hold in the U.K. in the 90s, they definitely made their way to Columbus a couple of years back. And it looks like they’re here to stay.

Our Big Escape, a website for travel guides, restaurant guides, and even recipes, named three of Columbus’ best gastropubs that offer ice cold craft beer, as well as lobster grilled cheeses.

Their top three picks:

1. Bodega (1044 N. High St.)
This Short North staple has been serving craft beers, creative cocktails, and incredible dishes for almost two decades. Their menu ranges from modern pub fare, like sea salt & truffle fries, brisket queso, and of course, their Famous Grilled Cheese, loaded with cheddar, gruyere, tomato aioli, and served with tomato basil soup.


2. The Olde Oak (62 Parons Ave.)
Our Big Escape said this family-owned and operated joint offers some of the best gastropub food in Columbus, ranging from slow-smoked chicken wings to buffalo chicken mac ‘n cheese. They also have ample of rotating craft draft selections, and garage doors that open out to the streets.

3. The Rossi Kitchen & Bar (895 N. High St.)
A restaurant with Italian influence definitely isn’t your average gastropub, but at this Short North spot, you’ll find hanger steak and ravioli, but also burgers, pizzas, and paninis. It’s incredibly cozy, too, with dark wood, low lighting, and exposed brick, all in an intimate atmosphere.

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