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With winter on it’s way out, it’s time to start thinking about the best bar patios for some warm-weather boozing! Whether you are looking for fun summer cocktails or Columbus-brewed beers, the Arena District has patios you need to visit. Come on down any of these downtown Columbus bars and restaurants and have yourself a patio palooza.

R Bar – 415 N. Front St. | 614-221-4950

R Bar is a local establishment run by huge hockey fans. Even in the off-season this place is jam-packed with sports enthusiasts and beer-drinkers. This Columbus bar has the prime patio for anyone who wants to watch a game and still sit in the sunshine. Perfect for large groups, since the patio is massive.

Gordon Biersch – 401 N. Front St. | 614-246-2900

Gordon Biersch offers fresh German Lagers brewed right here in downtown Columbus, by their very own master brewer. They are featured as one of the stops on this year’s Columbus Ale Trail and you can stop in anytime to grab your passport and start drinking. They also have a tasty menu that features bold international flavors. So be sure and grab a bite to go with your beer this summer in the Arena District.

The Three-Legged Mare – 401 N. Front St. | 614-222-4950

Looking for the authentic pub atmosphere? Look no further, The Three-Legged Mare is a downtown Columbus bar with Irish and American pub food and over 30 beers on tap. It’s a haven for Columbus soccer and rugby fans and the patio is located right in the heart of the Arena District.

Dick’s Last Resort – 343 N. Front St. | 614-230-0595

If you are looking for a roaring good time stop in and check out the Dick’s Last Resort patio. The fun-loving staff can hook you up with buckets o’good grub and specialty drinks while you sit, sip and savor the glorious Columbus sunshine.

Boston’s Gourmet Pizza – 191 W. Nationwide Blvd. | 614-229-4275

This Arena District hangout is right next to McFerson Commons in downtown Columbus and it’s the prime location for summer imbibing. The patio is perfect for any pre-gaming for the Columbus events going on at Nationwide Arena. Grab drinks and a bite before you head into the concert or before you hit up the Clipper’s game in Huntington Park.

Ted’s Montana Grill – 191 W. Nationwide Blvd. | 614-227-0013

Get your burger with a side o’ sunshine. Just off of Nationwide Blvd. in downtown Columbus, this restaurant has a top-shelf patio complete the best burgers around town. It’s the way food was meant to be. So stop in today!

Nada – 220 W. Nationwide Blvd. | 614-715-8260

Located in the heart of the Arena District, Nada is a colorful and vibrant Mexican-inspired restaurant with a patio as lively as the décor. Serving Mexican mac and cheese, queso, tacos and more, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather and a frosty margarita. If you’re hitting up an outdoor show at EXPRESS LIVE!, live it up and pre-game at Nada’s patio.

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