Columbus has no shortage of great patios to help us enjoy these amazing summer nights. As the saying goes, make new friends but keep the old; and definitely use these words of wisdom for your summer evening bar enjoyment. eXile Bar on fourth has one of the best patios in town, not to mention one of the sexiest bartenders by the name of Marvel. Twink? Otter? Bear? No problem! All are welcome at this bar. Start a game of Corn-hole or relax around the fire pit. Either way, you are sure to enjoy yourself. If dreamy bartenders get you going, be sure to stop by Cavan’s Irish Pub on South High Street and let Paul mix you up something great. You may come for the drinks and the view, but you will stay for the neighborhood feel and casual outdoor space that invites you to take advantage of it. The new “in” patio right now is at Odd Fellow’s, located in the Short North. This watering hole has everything you need in a great bar including eclectic décor, an inviting patio, gorgeous bartenders, and Mikey’s Late Night Slice! Stop in and let Bethy and Dylan pour you one of their unique cocktails like the Odd Dog, which is one of my favorites. Also, Dylan is pretty easy on the eyes. Don’t make just one of these places your stop this summer. Get out and experience the patios of Columbus! Your taste buds and eyes will thank you for it.
Photos | Sean Fink