Best of Drink Up Columbus 2014 Survey Results

Written by on January 23, 2014 in News - 4 Comments

best-of-drink-up-columbusThe results are in for the second annual Best of Drink Up Columbus reader survey. Thanks to everyone for voting and congratulations to the winners!

Some of the most notable results: Columbus Brewing’s Bodhi DESTROYED all others in the best local beer category and Watershed swept the best local liquor category (with some Middle West Spirits offerings close behind).

Best Brewery
1) Columbus Brewing Company (50%)

2) Barley’s Ale House (7%)
3) Seventh Son Brewing (6%)

Best NEW Brewery
1) Seventh Son Brewing (47%)

2) Actual Brewing (23%)
3) North High Brewing (11%)

Best Winery/Meadery
1) Signature Wines (43%)

2) Brothers Drake Meadery (42%)
3) Wyandotte Winery (6%)

Best Distillery
1) Watershed Distillery (60%)

2) Middle West Spirits (35%)
3) Dancing Tree Distillery (3.2%)

Best Beer Bar
1) Bodega (21%%)

2) Bob’s Bar (18%)
3) World of Beer (11%)

Best Wine Bar
1) The Wine Bistro (35%)

2) House Wine (23%)
3) Vino Vino (14%)

Best Drunk Brunch
1) Surly Girl Saloon (20%)

2) Matt The Miller’s Tavern (16%)
3) The Crest (15%)

Best Cocktail Bar
1) Curio (25%)

2) Brothers Drake Meadery (19%)
3) Sidebar Columbus (17%)

Best Happy Hour
1) Bodega (33%)

2) Woodlands Tavern (19%)
3) The Daily Growler (17%)

Best New Bar
1) 16 Bit Bar+Arcade (29%)

2) The Crest (19%)
3) Seventh Son (15%)

Best Beer Festival
1) North Market Microbrew Festival (33%)

2) Columbus Summer Beerfest (18%)
3) Columbus Winter Beerfest (17%)

Best Wine Festival
1) North Market Food and Ohio Wine Fest (57%)

2) Digfest (18%)
3) Columbus Wine Festival (5%)

Best Beer Store
1) Weiland’s Market (30%)

2) Crafted Drafts (21%)
3) Andersons (20%)

Best Wine Store
1) Gentile’s (28%)

2) House Wine (26%)
3) Wine on High (15%)

Best Homebrew Supply Store
1) Gentile’s (56%)

2) Buckeye BrewCraft (25%)
3) The Winemaker’s Wine Shop (15%)

Best Gastropub
1) The Crest (37%)

2) 101 Beer Kitchen (35%)
3) Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (16%)

Best Liquor Store
1) Weiland’s Market (60%)

2) The Hills Market (15%)
3) Huffman’s Market (10%)

Best Local Spirit
1) Watershed Four Peel Gin (20%)

2) Watershed Bourbon (19%)
3) Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin (19%)

Best Local Beer
1) Columbus Brewing Bodhi (40%)

note: This was (the only) write-in category on the survey… and nothing else even came CLOSE to Bodhi.

About the Author

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

4 Comments on "Best of Drink Up Columbus 2014 Survey Results"

  1. mike January 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM · Reply

    I see that these results are listed as percentages. How many people took the survey?

    • Cheryl Harrison January 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM · Reply

      There were about 500 votes – the percentages are based on people who voted in a particular category though, i.e. if only 350 people voted for Best Happy Hour, the percentage is out of 350, not 500. Cheers!

  2. Ben January 23, 2014 at 9:42 PM · Reply

    It’s great to see all the support for our local businesses… But the results don’t seem very intuitive in some of the beer and spirit categories — and so different from the “Best of’s…” done by all the local pubs. Why do you think the results of the drink up poll are so different from the Alive and 614 annual lists? Different audience?

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