Best Neighborhood Bar

From the Best Neighborhood Bar edition

St. James Tavern

1057 N. Fourth St., Italian Village



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