The people behind Pins know a thing or two about an entertaining twist on a bar, having opened 16-Bit Bar + Arcade (and starting a bit of a trend, you may have noticed). For their next trick, they turned a Downtown spot into a haven of play with duckpin bowling (and an amazing slate of pinball machines). This is where you want to take visitors to show off Columbus cool.

Runners-up: Rockmill Tavern, Hoof Hearted Brewery + Kitchen