Summer fun guide: Patios for people-watching

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

MoJoe Lounge

600 N. High St., Short North


The Short North is the people-watching capital of Columbus, and few spots are as great for that as MoJoe. The roomy patio offers a lot of great tables practically right on High Street under the glow of the Short North arches.

Of course, MoJoe offers both booze and coffee, so you can take advantage of the great view from 11 a.m. until the wee hours. You'll want to show up early if you want a prime spot on a busy night - and the busy nights make for the best people-watching.

Union Cafe

782 N. High St., Short North


Union was voted Best LGBT Bar by the readers of Columbus Alive, and its perpetually packed patio in the heart of the Short North is a key reason why.

Michael's Goody Boy

1144 N. High St., Short North


The reborn eatery gave a facelift to that iconic neon sign, but the new owners also added a sweet and spacious patio, perfect for grabbing drinks and watching the passersby pass by.