Columbus: South to North on Fourth

This post is sponsored by Ohio. Find It Here. All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own.

As we slowly creep into Fall months, Summer temperatures are starting to dwindle in Columbus, the itch to enjoy patios drenched in warmth, stroll through golden hour sunsets and slurp every last drop of another Ohio Summer hasn’t been fully banished from my mindful musings every weekend. Despite my wishful thinking of an endless Summer, Fall has arrived and that means football, apple picking, pumpkin flavored everything and stilllllll some warm patio hangs despite the dipping temperatures. Fall is one of the BEST seasons to stroll through Columbus. Anyone else love the sweatshirt and sandal combo as much as I do?

The itch to enjoy patios drenched in warmth, stroll through golden hour sunsets and slurp every last drop of another Ohio Summer hasn’t been fully banished from my mindful musings every weekend.

What is better than cruising a single street, and finding everything you need to eat, drink and be merry?Ohio State Saturdays or NFL Sundays, when you ask the crew, where are we watching the game? I have a whole list of options for you, all found on one single street, right here in Ohio’s capital city! Whether you want to classify them as Summer or Fall, there’s a lot of beautiful days left to enjoy before we feel the harsh winds of winter. I’ve teamed up with Ohio. Find it Here to share all things South to North on 4th – my favorite Street in Columbus.

I adore the quaint, art inspired and trendy sidewalks of Columbus’s Short North Arts District. I don’t want to take anything away from all that High Street adds to our city. But there’s another excellent contender in Columbus for where to spend your OSU game days and Sunday fundays.

But there’s another excellent contender in Columbus  for where to spend your OSU game days and Sunday fundays.

I’ve done all the leg work for you, eating, drinking, scootering my way up and down 4th Street so I could share everything there is to do, eat, drink, even throw on Columbus’ 4th Street. Looking for the perfect Sunday Funday, a skillfully planned date night, or a paradisiacal girls night out? I have curated foolproof ways to explore Fourth Street, no matter what you’re looking for!

Date Night (Impressing Him)

Dueling Axes

16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Date Night (Impressing Her)

Woodhouse Vegan

Pins Mechanical Company

S’wich Social Ice Cream

Sunday Funday

Budd Dairy Food Hall

Old Fields

Hoof Hearted Brewery + Kitchen

Brunch

Fox in the Snow

Drunch Eatery + Bar

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

For the Foodie’s

Alpine Restaurant-Bar

Bistrolino

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

Girls Night Out

Little Palace Restaurant

7th Son Brewing

City Tavern

Guys Night Out

Royal Rhino Barbershop and Lounge

Little Rock Bar

St. James Tavern

With the Kids

Goremade Pizza

S’wich Social Ice Cream

16-Bit Bar+Arcade (ALWAYS 21+ after 7PM)

Pins Mechanical Company (ALWAYS 21+ after 7PM)



Full List of 4th Street Establishments from South to North



Alpine Restaurant-Bar

Alpine is a warm, upscale restaurant & bar serving authentic German food in the heart of German Village in Columbus, Ohio. Our menu features authentic German classics. As one of the only restaurants in Columbus, we serve mouth watering raclette cheese by the scrape. Come to Alpine and experience our unique menu yourself.

 

Bistrolino

Think of your favorite neighborhood bistro. That’s our goal. Our dishes are a mix of Italian and Lebanese flavors meant to be shared with people you like and who care about you. We have a tiny kitchen and we use the best ingredients that we can get our hands on. And let’s talk about the Wine List. Wines from Lebanon (yes, Lebanon) and Italy that are eclectic and reasonably priced-especially during Happy Hour when all bottles are priced at Retail State Minimum.

 

Dueling Axes

Dueling Axes is an urban axe throwing lounge that is raising the bar throughout the industry, making sure you have an experience you’ll never forget. Dueling Axes provides a lounge atmosphere where you and your friends can eat, drink, and throw axes with a variety of gameplay options (kind of like darts, on steroids). Each lane has it’s own digital scoring system as well.

 

Late Night Slice

One human family. Pizza for all.

 

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

Our food is deliberate. We select items that speak to our vision at each restaurant & bar.  The inspiration for Hadley’s menu came from our desire to add flare to the usual downtown burger.  Each meal was inspired by our favorite things and is made fresh by our amazing Chefs.

 

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Stuffing wiener’s in faces since 2009!

 

16-Bit Bar+Arcade

16-Bit Bar + Arcade redefines how a night out is best played. With a name coined from the computer architecture that several of our 40+ vintage arcade games were built on, 16-Bit appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types. The time has come to relive your childhood and party like it’s 1999, or 1989 for that matter. Whether it’s Donkey Kong, Frogger, Street Fighter, or Tapper… You drink, YOU PLAY FOR FREE. So get over here and get your name on the leaderboard.

 

Little Palace Restaurant

Little Palace Restaurant + Bar is a historic downtown neighborhood diner with a casual 60s charm. Featuring a full bar, pizzas, stromboli, subs, burgers and other favorites such as gyros, house-cured bacon, & wedge fries.

 

4th and State

We have a passion for serving others, and it is our pleasure to bring another environmentally conscious restaurant to the City of Columbus. We can’t thank our patrons enough for all the support, and we are looking forward to continue bringing delicious plant-based foods to our community for years to come.

 

Pins Mechanical Company

A social destination featuring duckpin bowling, 40+ pinball machines, old school entertainment, craft beers and classic cocktails.

 

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

An interest in craft beer turned into a passion for an industry that values collaboration, community, and quality. A love of fine dining evolved into a desire to open a true destination eatery. These combined interests led the father and son team of Alan and Bob Szuter to create Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, a micro-brewery, restaurant and small business with a focus on people, culture and creating unforgettable experiences for guests. Alan spent years crisscrossing the country as a business consultant and in city after city, he found the local micro-brewing community to be thriving.

Jackie O’s on Fourth

The Jackie O’s Beer Store is located at 171 North Fourth Street. Place orders online for pickup or come on inside and choose from our selection of specialty bottles, cans, crowlers and merchandise for carryout.
There is no on-site consumption permitted at this time; however, we’re working hard to have our new patio up and running in early 2022. Stay tuned for updates.

 

City Tavern

 We love good food and plan to give you just that.  Come play some Keno, drop your favorite music in the jukebox and grab a burger with your friends, all while admiring the view.

Hoof Hearted Brewery + Kitchen

Woodhouse Vegan

Our team is stacked with kindhearted babes who are deeply focused in attention and will. We encourage one another to create ideas where we were once stuck. Woodhouse serves up classy vegan eats and drinks in an elegant space on North 4th Street.

 

 

S’wich Social Ice Cream

S’wich Social was created in Columbus, Ohio with the belief that no matter the occasion, ice cream sandwiches bring people together.

Goremade Pizza

You’re only as good as your ingredients! GoreMade Pizza prides itself on sourcing ingredients from local farmer’s markets for their wood-fired pizzas and craft cocktails. Stop in and taste the difference of farm-to-table, Neapolitan-style pizzas.

 

Fourth Street Taproom and Kitchen

Low-key hangout with a list of craft beers, ales, meads & wines, plus pub fare & outdoor seating.

 

Little Rock Bar

Laid-back watering hole offering a sizable beer list & a pub-grub menu in a casual atmosphere.

 

The Go Go

The unique, vacant space at 987 N. 4th St. has been snapped up by Local Cantina Group and will become Go Go, a new bar with a dance floor.

 

Vinci Nail Lounge

We Appreciate The Value Of Peace Of Mind And Recognize That The Difference Is In The Details. To This End, We’ve Created A Luxurious Space Where You Can Expect Unparalleled Service At An Approachable Price .At Vinci, We Believe That Every Single Experience Matters.

 

Royal Rhino Barbershop and Lounge

A killer atmosphere, local spirits, and a handful of Columbus friends and neighbors is a place you want to be even when you don’t need a haircut.

 

Drunch Eatery + Bar

Welcome to Drunch Eatery + Bar, located in the Italian Village of Columbus, Ohio. Join us for a creative and delicious, locally sourced brunch and cocktails—served all day long.

 

Fox in the Snow

Vibrant outpost offering espresso drinks, rustic pastries & breakfast sandwiches in a stylish venue.

 

Hyer Hookah Lounge

Upscale premiere hookah lounge with small plate food and deserts.

Budd Dairy Food Hall

Budd Dairy Food Hall is a chef-driven incubator with eight unique kitchens and a revolving pop up. The Cameron Mitchell Restaurants-run hall holds ten foodservice locations, three bars, and indoor, patio, and rooftop seating.

 

St. James Tavern

Cozy, paneled bar featuring a rotating tap lineup, a pool table & an eclectic digital jukebox.

7th Son Brewing

Brewery specializing in ales & IPAs with a bright, rustic tasting room & visiting food trucks.

 

4th Street Farms

4th Street Farms is a community-driven initiative to eat, empower, educate, and employ our skills together. we are neighbors collaborating with businesses and community organizations, serving the people of Weinland Park by building sustainable local food systems.

Old Fields

Drink Ohio!  Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern proudly pours 150+ Breweries and 50+ Spirits all made in Ohio!  We can’t pin down the exact number because our selection is constantly rotating! Old Fields also offers pizza, sandwiches & appetizers. Stop on in and try something new, local and delicious!

 


If you know of any bars, restaurants or businesses that are missing from this list, please let me know and I will be happy to add them into the mix.
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