Ultimate Neighborhood Patios in Columbus

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From the June 27, 2013 edition

The Crest Gastropub

Since the Crest Gastropub’s renovation this spring, the Clintonville spot has been frequented by seemingly everyone in the city — and for a good reason. The spot carries the friendly neighborhood vibe of its neighborhood with excellently crafted cocktails and dishes along with one of the best beer lists in town. And not to mention the expanded patio where you can count yourself lucky if you find a seat.

The Crest Gastropub

2855 Indianola Ave., Clintonville

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Gresso’s

One of German Village’s most inviting spots is surely due to the patio, but everything about Gresso’s has that friendly neighborhood vibe. The staff is welcoming and speedy, the food has a home-cooked quality and the patio is like your back porch — only way better. It’s huge, has plenty of seating and the best part is your pooch is regularly welcome to hang out with you.

Gresso’s

961 S. High St., German Village

614-444-0131

gressos.com

Hampton’s on King

There’s something about Hampton’s — and its patio — that makes the Victorian Village pub equally as ideal for chillin’ with a couple beers during happy hour or having a rowdy night with friends. The daily drink specials make it easy to voraciously imbibe, and the umbrella covered patio makes you feel completely relaxed in doing so.

Hampton’s on King

234 King Ave., Victorian Village

614-299-2099

bhamptonsonking.com

Marshall’s

The ever-popular spot doesn’t have the biggest of patios, but it’s one of the most fun patios to hangout on in Grandview. Outside, the service is quick, and the good times are plentiful thanks to a celebratory crowd and some ice-cold brews. Bonus points for Marshall’s having a great breakfast diner bringing people back the morning after a night of partying.

Marshall’s

1105 W. First Ave., Grandview

614-294-1105

marshallsgrandview.com

Patrick J’s

The best part of Patrick J’s patio is its combination of comfort and carousing. The wooded deck surrounded by foliage is relaxing and pleasant. The good-times crowds and excellent drink prices make P.J.’s the go-to spot for nearby revelers looking for some fun in an attractive outdoor setting.

Patrick J’s

2711 N. High St., Clintonville

614-784-0660

Photo by Meghan Ralston