In Columbus, we believe the true cure for a long day of work is a killer, handcrafted cocktail. Thankfully, the convention center is only a short stroll from several of the top cocktail bars in the city. From warm and classy lounges, to urban and lively rooftops, you’ll find plenty of unique ambiances and skilled mixologists to remedy your long day of conferencing. Grab some friends, kick back and watch the masters at work at one of these five-star locales.


(.1 miles from the convention center)

Located directly across from the convention center, this chic second-floor lounge overlooks High Street with a giant window wall, comfortable seating and modern decor. Don’t be surprised if you see bottles flying and fog rising from behind the bar, these expert mixologists are known for using exciting techniques to craft a beverage you won’t forget. Each drink is made with fine ingredients, custom liquors, house-made bitters and fresh juices for an unparalleled cocktail experience.

Lincoln Social Rooftop

(.3 miles from the convention center)

This urban, rooftop oasis features dozens of signature cocktails, an award-winning culinary team and a great view of the city. Choose from an impressive selection of unique beverages like the Luke Skywalker (lemongrass-infused Ketel One Vodka, matcha, lemon) and The Real McCoy (Old Forester, Amaro, vanilla sugar). The lively venue offers ample seating and comfortable spaces for large groups, as well as an outdoor patio and fire pit surrounded by skyline views.


(.6 miles from the convention center)

Mouton is an intimate, low key bar with sophisticated cocktails. This neighborhood lounge has been around for over a decade and continues to create delicious favorites. Sip on a signature drink and enjoy the beautiful art work from local artists that covers the walls and rotates regularly, providing a new environment with each month.

The Citizens Trust

(.7 miles from the convention center)

Housed in a renovated bank lobby, The Citizens Trust creates an intimate experience in a grandiose locale. With tall ceilings, long columns and granite floors, this swanky bar is elevated but relaxed. Expert mixologists carefully craft each drink to perfection; so much so, they’re often considered the best in the city. The lounge offers multiple seating areas for large groups and parties, but they do not offer table service – so head up to the bar, pick your poison, kick back and enjoy the beautiful ambiance.



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