The 10 Best Columbus Happy Hours


Best Happy Hours in Columbus

Happy hour and moms go together like peanut butter and jelly. We moms love a good chance to get out of the house looking cute and enjoying adult conversation while sipping a refreshing beverage. And who doesn’t love saving a few bucks while doing all of that? Fortunately, you can find great Happy Hour deals throughout all of Columbus. As a self-proclaimed budget-conscious foodie, I tend to be picky about what makes a good happy hour. My criteria are:

  • A good happy hour has to be at least four days a week and go until at least 6 pm, but 7 pm happy hours are my favorite.
  • There has to be deals on cocktails AND either beer or wine because I never know which I’ll be in the mood for.
  • I give extra credit to happy hours with deals on food in addition to drinks.
  • The food and drinks have to be GOOD.
  • Happy hour has to be available at regular tables. Several restaurants have happy hour specials only available at the bar, but bar seating can be tricky when dining with a group, so I stick to happy hours that cover the entire premises.
  • The ambiance needs to be enjoyable.

(As always, be sure to check directly with each establishment, because the information listed here is subject to change.)

That said, here are my 10 favorite Cbus Happy Hours:

1. Highbanks Distillery
Day and time: Monday-Friday 3-6 pm
Deals: 1/2 off cocktails, $1 off wine and beer, $2 off all shareables

2. The Pearl
Day and time:  Monday-Friday 4-6 pm
Deals: 1/2 off select beer, wine and cocktails, 1/2 all snacks and starters, $2.50 oysters (In addition, the Short North location also half off of sandwiches.)

3. The Goat
Day and time: Monday-Friday 3-7 pm
Deals: $5 cocktails, $4 wine and beer, $5 appetizers

4. Club 185
Day and time: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm
Deals: 1/2 draft beer, $2.50 well drinks, $2 domestic, $6 wine, $3-$7 appetizers

5. Nomad
Day and time: Tuesday-Friday 4-6 pm
Deals: $7 wine, cocktails and appetizers

6. 101 Beer Kitchen
Day and time: Monday-Friday 3-6 pm
Deals: $4 off growlers, $3 off draft beer, $2 off wine and sangria, $1 off liquor drinks

7. Galla Park Steak
Day and time: Tuesday-Friday 4-6 pm
Deals: large list of 1/2 price wine, beer, cocktails and appetziers

8. The Rusty Bucket
Day and time: Monday-Friday 3-6 pm
Deals: $1 off beer, wine and cocktails plus;

Burger ‘N A Beer Monday: Juicy Lucy Burger and a Pint for $10
Poppin’ Bottles Tuesday: 1/2 priced bottles of wine
Whiskey Wednesday: Woodford, Old Forester, Jack & the others
Punch Perfect Thursday: pour house draft punch: I’m with friends pitcher or I’m solo
Shaken not stirred Friday: Belvedere martini, pine fin cosmo, pine fin martini
Gary’s Famous Margarita Saturday: share a pitcher (or drink one yourself)
Bloody Sunday: pepper-infused Finlandia Vodka, house-spiced pickle

9. North High Brewing
Day and time: Monday-Friday 2-6 pm
Deals: $2 off year round beer, wines by the glass, cocktails and munchies

10. El Vaquero
Day and time: EVERY DAY from 4-8 pm
Deals: reduced margaritas and beer

Now that you know the best deals around text a group of mom friends to check out one (or more!) of these great Happy Hours! Be sure to check out our kid-friendly happy hours as well!

Do you have a favorite Happy Hour I didn’t mention? What is it and why do you love it?

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Shannon Mangerchine
Shannon recently moved to Columbus with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading books, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog Healthy Mom Healthy Family.