Best Neighborhood Bar

From the Best Neighborhood Bar edition

St. James Tavern

1057 N. Fourth St., Italian Village

614-294-0064

Web: stjamestavern.com

Annexed to Columbus in 1862, Italian Village has long been an awesome neighborhood - so it deserves an awesome neighborhood bar. The St. James delivers in every way. Want to catch up with old friends over a few craft drafts? Belly up to the bar's well-worn wooden plank for a Rogue Brutal Bitter or Avery IPA. Feeling a bit lonely? Introduce yourself to charming owner Michelle Hill, who's often there manning the taps. In need of pool, jukebox tunes or a Galaga tournament? Again, the St. James has you covered. No matter where you live, this bar is worth the trip.

Runners-up: Knotty Pine Grill, Gatsby's Bar & Grille