Twenty Dollar Dates: Happy Hour

Written by on July 24, 2012 in Bars - No comments

Drink Up Columbus shares a love of the greatest time of day with my blog, Twenty Dollar Dates – Happy Hour!

Happy Hour is the perfect way to save a buck and still have fun. And Happy Hours make great $20Dates because you can meet up casually after work and not put a dent in the pocket book — win win!

Here are some of my favorite happy hours for $20Dates (in no particular order):

Brothers Drake – Short North

When: M-F, 4p-7p
Why it’s awesome: Mead is delicious & the atmosphere is cozy (and often includes live music later in the night)

The Worthington Inn – Worthington

When: M-F, 3p-6p
Why it’s awesome: Upscale service with a neat history & very affordable small plates to share

Abuelo’s – Easton

When: Sunday-Thursday 4p-7p, Late Night HH too! 9p-close
Why it’s awesome: HUGE menu of discounted food & drinks + cool patio

Hal & Al’s – South

When: 4-8 Daily
Why it’s awesome: Cool atmosphere with great drink (and a lot of draft selection) & yummy food deals

Moshi Sushi – Bexley

When: Mondays & Tuesdays = sushi deals, Mondays-Thursdays = Drink Specials (so go Monday or Tuesday! ☺) 5p-6:30p
Why it’s awesome: Delicious sushi + handcrafted & unique cocktails (at a place that is normally not a $20Date!)

Bodega – Short North

When: M-F 4p-8p
Why it’s awesome: ½ off their huge draft selection (over 50!) & $1 Grilled Cheese on Mondays

MoJoe Lounge – German Village & Short North

When: M-F 4p-8p
Why it’s awesome: Cozy patio with yummy handcrafted cocktails + $4 pizza

Lexi’s on Third – Downtown

When: M-F 4p-9p
Why it’s awesome: Delicious food with great drink pairings + patio

Jury Room – Downtown

When: M-F 3p-7p
Why it’s awesome: Beyond delicious appetizers + cool atmosphere + unique cocktails

The Wine Bistro – Westerville & Lane Avenue

When: M-F, 4p-6p
Why it’s awesome: Fantastic small plates & appetizers with your choice of countless wines

After you try one of these Happy Hours with your date, get creative! Is there a free concert, museum or fun outdoor event somewhere nearby? How about an evening stroll through that area of town? Check out for more ideas on affordable and creative dating in Columbus! Happy (Hour) Dating!

This is a guest post by Jessica Porter. Jess writes Twenty Dollar Dates, a blog about affordable & creative dating in Columbus. You can find more $20 date ideas at

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