Union Bar and Food
782 N. High St., Short North
The Short North remains a bastion of gay pride, and a number of bars gladly welcome all walks of life. Again this year, Alive readers named Union Bar and Food the best of the bunch. Union wears its LGBT friendliness on it sleeve, with drag events and showtunes nights. In addition to flashier fare, it offers great service, cheap happy-hour specials, $2 tequila on Tuesdays and a patio primed for summer cocktails.
Runners-up: Wall Street Nightclub, Level Dining Lounge