This post is part seven of a seven part series featuring Columbus happy hours. Here, Scott explores happy hour specials in Worthington. You can also check out options in the Short North Arts District, Grandview, Park Street, downtown and Easton Town Center.
When it comes to happy hour in Worthington, there is a more diverse scene than you might think. You can easily find great beer, wine and spirits along with unique food and dining at varying price points.
House Wine A unique blend of wine store and wine bar, House Wine makes focuses on education and exploration in a relaxed atmosphere. With over 24 wines on tap for sampling from their unique Eenomatic machine to their constantly rotating selection of micro brews, House Wine offers something for just about everyone to enjoy. Currently they serving Southern Tier Harvest Ale (NY), Southern Tier Pumking (NY) and New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout. Their $4 happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. and includes $4 glass pours, $4 draft pints and a $4 corkage fee on bottles.
Thursday night tastings are always a good time from 6-9 p.m. with no reservations needed, you taste at your own pace while enjoying cheese and flatbreads for only $15 per person.
Old Bag of Nails Pub Recently voted the best tavern in Columbus, Old Bag of Nails in Worthington is small, but packs a big happy hour punch. This Irish pub has happy hour Monday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. offering 1/2 price starters and select drinks at half price. My favorite starter is the beer battered pickles.
P.K. O’Ryan’s A local favorite, P.K. O’Ryan’s is Worthington’s quintessential Irish pub and a great place to catch a game or catch up with friends. Happy hour Monday through Friday runs from 4-6 p.m. and features reduced prices on domestic bottles and ½ price appetizers. For something fun try the Irish Nachos made with fresh pub chips tossed with shredded corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese sauce, scallions, tomatoes and Thousand Island on the side, and wash it down with a black and tan or a glass of wine.
La Chatelaine French Bakery This is more than a bakery; La Chatelaine is also a French Bistro and offers a fine selection of French wine by the bottle and the glass, including their own house blend. They also serve Belgian and French beers on tap. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. and includes $3 off bottles of wine, $1 off wine by the glass and beers as well as ½ off all appetizers. Try the Tartare de saumon, ground Canadian smoked salmon with red onion, capers, sour cream and wood oven baked bread, served with a wasabi sauce or the fume or the Croquettes de Fromage, a mélange of Swiss & Parmesan cheeses coated in bread crumbs and fried.
Cameron’s American Bistro No official happy hour specials, but drink specials daily, a fantastic seasonal hand-crafted cocktail selection, a large American wine selection, top shelf scotch and vodka selections.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and includes $4 martinis, unique cocktails and $5 small plates. Try the grilled Angus sirloin sliders.
Columbus Fish Market Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., and features ½ off select appetizers, $3 drafts, any Absolut mixed drink for $4 and select wines for $5 a glass. Try the famous Chesapeake Bay crab cake.
Winking Lizard Tavern There are more than 250 beers to choose from... what more can I say? Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. and features $1 off every 22 oz. beer, $5.25 margaritas and $1 off cocktails for two.