Bodega closed in February to undergo a major facelift. Owners Sangeeta Lakhani and Collin Castore are taking Columbus’ favorite after-work spot in a new direction, promising to bring back some grit to the cleaned-up Short North. This includes doing away with the famous $1 grilled cheese on Mondays. Even so, the spot remains Columbus’ happy hour heavyweight.
Runners-up: Marcella’s, Bar Louie