The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour explores our craft cocktail scene as we visit some of the best bars in the city. Along the way, we’ll meet some of the city's most talented bartenders, sample their delicious creations and learn tips from the pros so you can recreate your favorites at home. It’s like being at the chef’s table — for cocktails. 

Every walking tour includes: 

  • Visit to three premiere cocktail bars

  • Mixology lesson

  • Dedicated Q&A with mixologists

  • light appetizers

  • Free Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour Passport (app coming soon) 

Tour info: 

  • $75 per person, including gratuity

  • Must be 21 years old to participate

  • Saturdays and select Sundays (see dates below)

  • 4 – 7 pm

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.

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.

Brothers Drake Meadery — Craft mead meets craft cocktails. They have been setting the standard for craft alcohol made from honey ten years running. The bar features meads available on tap and a unique mead cocktail menu. Live music and local art invite you to come in and explore what the makers, musicians and artists of Ohio have crafted.

Buckeye Bourbon House — Tucked inside of the historic Buckeye Building in Downtown Columbus, Buckeye Bourbon House offers an extensive whiskey list as well as a creative cocktail menu. Play games, lounge is one of the many seating areas or belly up to the bar for a one-of-a-kind craft cocktail.

The Citizens Trust — An upscale cocktail lounge in the newly renovated Citizens Trust Bank building in downtown Columbus crafting fine cocktails with fresh ingredients.

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.

Grass Skirt Tiki Room — Get away from it all at this downtown oasis with extensive rum and tiki drink selection, laid back atmosphere and island-inspired food. 

The Great Southern Whiskey Bar — (formerly Thurber's Bar) Located inside the Great Southern Hotel, one of our city's most iconic landmarks, this cozy bar is the perfect place for craft cocktails, barrel-aged cocktails, whiskey flights, and delicious bites.

Harvest Pizzeria German Village — Harvest uses local ingredients and all of their menu items and supports and focuses on environmental sustainability. The rustic and cozy atmosphere will keep you coming back. 

Mouton — Vintage cocktails and classic highballs with hand-pressed citrus and high-quality ingredients for a sippable, enjoyable flavor experience and an inspired food menu featuring beautiful cheese, charcuterie, and dessert.

Service Bar at Middle West Spirits Distillery — The newly-expanded craft distillery, restaurant and bar are fueled by a passion to draw deeper connections between food and spirits. Service Bar delivers an experience that is refreshingly innovative.

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 — 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

The Table — A farm to table restaurant and craft cocktail bar inspired by world flavors. The Table works closely with farmers and urban gardeners to bring you the freshest ingredients for their kitchen and bar.

Two Truths — Seasonal cocktails as liquid assets with a late-night menu of shareable and chef-inspired pairings for your desired state.


At C3, we’re all about safety… PLEASE plan ahead! Have a friend drop you off and pick you up again, use a taxi, Über, or Lyft service, or simply stay at one of our great hotel options nearby so you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail… or three without worry.

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Tour dates

All ticket sales end at noon the day of the tour. 
$75 (plus transaction fee)

February 2, 2019 — Gay Street

The tour starts at 4pm — stops include:
The Citizens Trust
Buckeye Bourbon House
Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Price includes gratuity and a $2.50 transaction fee

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February 9, 2018 — Short North

The tour starts at 4pm — stops include:
Soul at the Joseph
The Bar at Hyde Park
Denmark on High


Price includes gratuity and a $2.50 transaction fee

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One Mashbill, Four Whiskeys… how'd they do that?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6pm

We’ve created this special series of tasting workshops for women. The second in the series is One Mashbill, Four Whiskeys… how’d they do that?

Led by our very own Leigh Ann Simms, the creator of The Bourbon Run board game and the Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour, you’ll learn about America’s native spirit, and its rich history and how to train your palate.

The workshop includes 4 – 1 oz pours. 

Stay for dinner and receive 10% off food purchases at the Great Southern Whiskey Bar.

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February 16, 2019 — NoSno (North Short North)

The tour starts at 4pm — stops include:
Brothers Drake
Two Truths
Paulie Gee’s

Price includes gratuity and a $2.50 transaction fee

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February 23, 2019 — Downtown

The tour starts at 4pm — stops include:
Harvest (German Village)
Great Southern Whiskey Bar

Price includes gratuity and a $2.50 transaction fee

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Sunday Funday! February 24, 2019 — Short North

Join us for our Sunday Funday tour of the Short North.
The tour starts at 4pm — stops include:
The Table
Service Bar at Middle West Spirits

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.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of cocktails.
Purchase gift cards online and receive within days. Redeem for any tour.

Please book tours at least 48 hours in advance of tour date.

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Sign up for any one of our tours and you'll receive a Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour Passport. During the tour you'll get your first three stamps — the rest are up to you. Fill your passport with stamps from each location and we'll send you a Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour T-shirt.