The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour will take you to the center of Columbus’ booming cocktail culture as we visit some of the best bars in the city. Along the way, we’ll meet some of the city's most talented mixologists, sample their delicious creations and learn tips from the pros so you can recreate your favorites at home. Join us this weekend and drink outside the box.


Tour Details

Our guided walking tour includes stops at three venues where you will enjoy a craft cocktail, mixology lesson, and Q&A with the experts. You’ll also enjoy appetizers at each location while you learn how to make finely crafted cocktails. 

  • $65 per person in advance. $75 when purchased 48 hours or less prior to the event.
    Price includes gratuity
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate
  • Saturdays, Year Round
  • Start Time: 4pm
  • Duration: approx 3 hours
  • Discount cab fare* to get you to and from the tour safely 


The Venues

The Bar at Hyde Park — Anchoring the Short North, this elegant bar boasts a signature cocktail menu that is sure to please any cocktail aficionado.  

Blind Lady Tavern — Built in 1831, this is the longest-running bar in Columbus. The pre-Prohibition themed saloon offers both classic and craft cocktails. Hear about the history of the tavern and its ghostly inhabitant, Frances Miller. 

The Bottle Shop — They've got it all! traditional cocktails alongside seasonal cocktails and next to a market and food truck. The cocktail menu is truly a conversation piece and the decor is pretty interesting too.

Denmark on High — A Euro-style Cocktail Bistro located on the 2nd floor of 463 North High. Vintage and modern cocktails are made using quality ingredients and spirits by award-winning bartenders. Take a tour of the Secret Cellar and event space.

Homefare — Small and inviting, you'll feel right at home here. The perfect neighborhood spot with comforting food and finely crafted cocktails.

Middle West Spirits Distillery — The newly expanded craft distillery in the Weiland Park neighborhood of downtown Columbus is a must-see. Tour the massive distillery and sample some of their creations along the way.  

Paulie Gee's — This place is as serious about their cocktails as they are about their pizza. Their one-of-a-kind cocktail creations are thoughtful and delicious. 

Sidebar 122 — Occupying a space steeped in downtown history, this Latin American-infused Mediterranean restaurant serves up hand-crafted, pre-prohibition style cocktails that are both eclectic and creative

Soul at the Joseph — A vibrant coffee bar by morning and a creative craft cocktail and wine bar by night. Soul at the Joseph has the perfect beverage for any time of day to accompany contemporary and inspired dishes that reflect their European heritage

Thurber's Bar — Named for the celebrated cartoonist and Columbus native James Thurber and located inside one of our city's most iconic landmarks, this cozy bar is a perfect place for a quiet cocktail. 


*At C3, we’re all about safety… when you purchase your tour ticket, you will receive a promo code for Yellow Cab of Columbus. This promo code gives you access to easy cab scheduling at a discounted rate. To use, simply download the Yellow Cab app. With this round trip service, you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail… or 3.

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Tour dates

All ticket sales end at noon the day of the tour.
Early ticket sales $65. Tickets purchased 48 hours or less prior to event are $75.
(plus transaction fee)

July 29, 2017 — Downtown Walking Tour

The tour starts at 4pm – stops include: 
Blind Lady Tavern
Thurber's Bar

$77.50 when purchased 48 hours or less prior to the event

Price includes gratuity and a $2.50 transaction fee

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*Price includes a $2.50 per participant transaction fee

Email us if you have any questions about the tour.
Venues subject to change.

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