Beer Me! Local Brewery Roundup-Downtown Edition


Columbus is home to many fun, unique breweries. Sometimes you just need to relax and drink a craft beer (uninterrupted by children) with other adults. Below are a few to try in the downtown area!


                                       Wolf’s Ridge Brewing: Photo Credit- Aaron Taylor Photography

Four Downtown Breweries: 

  1. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (215 N 4th St, Columbus 43215) 

Craft brewery, taproom, and kitchen with a large selection of unique beers, tasty cocktails, and wine. This brewery was kind enough to host two CMB bloggers for brunch in July. The beer selection is exceptional, and the menu is diverse and delicious. It also features gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We recommend the Daybreak brew- a coffee-laced beer that’s perfect for brunch! We also loved the delicious sugar donuts with a creamy coffee dip.

Website: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

  1.  Elevator 13th Floor Taproom (165 N 4th St, Columbus 43215

A few blocks from Wolf’s Ridge is a taproom featuring brews crafted by Elevator Brewing Company. Separate from the restaurant, this taproom is in a trendy garage. Sample any of the lagers, IPAs, and pale ales that Elevator brews year-round or seasonally.  Hours vary depending on the day and food is not served, but their restaurant is just down the street.

Website: Elevator 13th Floor Taproom

  1. Platform Beer Company (408 N 6th St, Columbus, 43215)

With breweries in Cleveland and Columbus, Platform offers over 20 beers between their locations. Featuring a white IPAs, a “palesner”, saison (a fruity pale ale), and several fruity brewed ciders, their menu is distinctive. Food options are available daily.

Website: Platform Beer Company

  1. Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen (850 N 4th St, Columbus 43215)

Fun space with a large food menu and rotating beer list. Many of their beers are brewed in Marengo, OH and they all have fun, playful names. There is also a pool! (Is there anything better than drinking a beer by a pool when it’s hot?!)

Website: Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

Do you have a favorite downtown brewery? If so, comment below!

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Andrea Connell
Andrea Connell is social worker, wife, and mom to a smart, active, and sweet toddler, Brady. Originally from Lexington, OH (not Kentucky as commonly thought!), she moved to Columbus in 2001 to attend college at The Ohio State University, and it has been home ever since. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work, and has worked with children in some capacity for over ten years, including as a therapist, case manager, and early intervention service coordinator. She now works full-time for a large social service agency, but a flexible schedule allows her to manage work, motherhood, and domestic duties and keep (somewhat) sane. She met her husband, Brian, through mutual friends about six years ago and they have been married since 2013. Andrea loves living in Columbus and enjoys exploring all the fun places, events, and festivals that the city offers. Most weekends, you can find her and her family at the Columbus Zoo or any park that is conducive to expending toddler energy. She loves spending time with her friends and extended family, which includes ten nieces and nephews! Other interests include reading (when she can stay awake long enough to do so), occasional date nights with her husband, texting instead of talking on the phone, local coffee shops, live music, and attempting crafty projects that may or may not get finished.