Best of Drink Up Columbus Results

Written by on February 25, 2013 in Bars, Beer, liquor, Wine - 7 Comments

Almost 400 people voted across 19 different categories in our first ever Best of Drink Up Columbus user survey. On behalf of all of us at Drink Up, congratulations to the winners!

Best Brewery
1) Columbus Brewing Company (43%)

2) Zauber Brewing Company (18%)
3) Elevator Brewing (11%)

Best Winery/Meadery
1) Brothers Drake Meadery (46%)

2) Signature Wines (27%)
3) Camelot Cellars (9%)

Best Distillery
1) Watershed Distillery (61%)

2) Middle West Spirits (30%)
3) Veriano Spirits/Tessora (5%)

Best Beer Bar
1) Bodega (22%)

2) Brew’s Cafe (15%)
3) World of Beer (14%)

Best Wine Bar
1) Vino Vino (25%)

2) House Wine (24%)
3) Wine Bistro (20%)

Best Bartender
1) Joe Peppercorn (42%)

2) Todd Adam (21%)
3) Cris Dehlavi (18%)

Best Drunk Brunch
1) Milestone 229 (17%)

2) Knead Urban Diner (16%)
3) Explorers Club (16%)

Best Classic Cocktails
1) Curio at Harvest (38%)

2) Mouton (21%)
3) Sidebar 122 (21%)

Best Signature Cocktails
1) Curio at Harvest (35%)

2) Brothers Drake Meadery (33%)
3) M at Miranova (16%)

Best Happy Hour
1) Bodega (27%)

2) Woodlands Tavern (25%)
3) The Daily Growler (12%)

Best New Bar
1) 101 Beer Kitchen (25%)

2) Curio at Harvest (25%)
3) Grass Skirt Tiki Room (17%)

Best Bar Food
1) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (38%)

2) 101 Beer Kitchen (29%)
3) Old Bag of Nails (20%)

Best Beer Festival
1) Columbus Microbrew Festival (41%)

2) Columbus Summer Beerfest (19%)
3) Columbus Winter Beerfest (18%)

Best Wine Festival
1) North Market Food and Ohio Wine Fest (74%)

2) Columbus Wine Festival (12%)
3) Food and Wine Affair (7%)

Best Beer Store
1) Weiland’s Gourmet Market (32%)

2) The Andersons (22%)
3) The Barrel and Bottle (12%)

Best Wine Store
1) Gentile’s (30%)

2) House Wine (20%)
3) Wine on High (19%)

Best Liquor Store
1) Weiland’s Gourmet Market (47%)

2) The Hills Market (19%)
3) Europia Wine & Spirits (13%)

Best Local Spirit
1) Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin (34%)

2) OYO Honey Vanilla Bean (18%)
3) OYO Bourbon Whiskey, Michelone Reserve (18%)

Best Local Beer
1) Columbus Brewing IPA (31%)

2) Zauber Berzerker Belgian IPA (20%)
3) Elevator Mogabi (11%)

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

7 Comments on "Best of Drink Up Columbus Results"

  1. Will February 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM · Reply

    I’m a fan of BJ’s. They can’t brew on-site, but have great food, a large selection of beers, and their own sodas. Columbus Brewing has some nice beers, but I’m not as big a fan of the restaurant/bar interior.

  2. Tony February 25, 2013 at 5:42 PM · Reply

    Will- I understand your point, but Columbus Brewing and the “restaurant” are separately owned and operated. The brewery simply sells kegs to the restaurant and nothing more. Just FYI.

  3. Tiffany March 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM · Reply

    How is savor market not even on the radar for best beer store? I’ve been to weilands and it’s nice, but far surpassed by savor..

  4. Libby Gierach March 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM · Reply

    I think I have some visiting of establishments to do! Thanks for the list!!

  5. Keith March 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM · Reply

    I guess there is no accounting for taste! More of a popularity thing rather than quality.

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