9 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus City is the capital of the U.S state of Ohio. Named after the world-famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, the city was established in 1812 but only became the capital of the state in 1816. The economy of this city is anchored on education, government, insurance, banking, defense, aviation, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, hospitality, and technology. This city is also home to the headquarters of five large companies that were founded in the U.S. Columbus has several parks and attractions, which include Big Darby Creek, Whetstone Park, Chadwick Arboretum and Topiary Park. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to lowland gorillas, polar bears, manatees, Siberian tigers, cheetahs, and kangaroos. It also boasts an excellent food scene, so if you are coming here on vacation, read this article to learn about the best rooftop restaurants in Columbus, Ohio. While you’re at it, check out the best B&Bs with fireplace and pet-friendly hotels in the city too.

1. Central Market House

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We are excited to announce Lunch on the Rooftop, a special reservation only experience @goodalestation Reservations are required. Email kayla.powell@hilton.com to book your lunch on the rooftop.

Posted by Central Market House on Monday, January 20, 2020

Central Market House - Goodale Station is a rooftop restaurant named after Central Market, which was the city’s economic hub from the late 19th century until the 1960s. Tripp Mauldin serves as the head chef of the restaurant which promises to serve only the freshest ingredients. The menus are seasonal and are heavily based on Ohio and other local Midwest produce. Of course, a dining experience will not be complete without tasty cocktails. Try the Council of Elders (mix of bourbon, mango brandy, falernum, and peach bitters) or Guilty Pleasure (vodka, pear brandy, lemon juice, strawberry, fortified wine)!

Central Market House

Address: 77 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Website: Central Market House

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2. BrewDog Franklinton

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Like our rooftop patio? VOTE FOR US!! http://columbest.614columbus.com ColumBest2019 > Places > Best Rooftop Bar >

Posted by BrewDog Franklinton on Sunday, March 24, 2019

Fancy a few (or many!) good beers? BrewDog Franklinton in Columbus has got you covered! This rooftop brewpub restaurant specializes in Scottish craft beers with the occasional guest brews here and there. The place is one of the most frequented and hippest of its kind in the city and features a roof deck dining area covered in hanging lights. There are 48 taps of fresh craft beer here, as well as classic bar food like chicken wings, beef blend burgers, french fries, and many more.

BrewDog Franklinton

Address: 463 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Website: BrewDog Franklinton

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

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3. RH Rooftop Restaurant Columbus

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Looking for rooftop dining in Columbus, Ohio? Located on 4120 Worth Avenue, RH Rooftop Restaurant is a beautiful spot in the city. When you visit this restaurant, you can be sure of an unforgettable experience, as their meals are consistently top-notch. You will no doubt enjoy the exemplary service and great ambience. An all-season favourite, guests dine in an atrium with beautiful chandeliers that create a cosy atmosphere. Their expertly curated menu offers delicacies like truffled scrambled eggs, kale caesar salad, avocado toast, mouthwatering roast chicken, and the signature RH Burger. This establishment is a great option for brunch, too.

RH Rooftop Restaurant Columbus

Address: 4120 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219, United States

Website: RH Rooftop Restaurant Columbus

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm

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4. Callahan's Columbus

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Days like this were made for Callahan's Bar Rooftop Patio!!!

Posted by Callahan's Bar & Rooftop on Friday, July 13, 2018

This is a vibrant, two-floor sports bar and nightclub that serves pizza and sandwiches. Sitting at the centre of the entertainment district in Columbus, Callahan’s boasts a cosy dance floor and a beautiful rooftop patio with stunning views. Spend your evening at the unique rooftop patio with a glass of your favourite wine in hand. Every Thursday, this fabulous restaurant with a view in Columbus hosts “College Night” starting from 10 pm, so do away with the books for a while and join your friends on an unforgettable night out. You can also book this place for a special event, be it an engagement party, a birthday celebration, or perhaps a business event. You can either pick the private bar, the rooftop patio, or the pub downstairs.

Callahan's Columbus

Address: 520 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Website: Callahan’s Columbus

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 4pm - 2am (closed on Sun, Mon & Tue)

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5. Lincoln Social Rooftop

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Enjoy a night out with friends or loved ones from nine stories high. At Lincoln Social Rooftop, you can dine and relax with a glass of wine while admiring amazing views from the cosy rooftop. The staff at this fancy restaurant is passionate about serving the best meals, which are all made from fresh and high-quality ingredients. Do you have any dietary restrictions or allergies? If you do, just let them know and you will be taken care of.

Lincoln Social Rooftop

Address: 711 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Website: Lincoln Social Rooftop

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 1am; Sat: 1pm - 1am; Sun: 1pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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6. Vaso

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Have you heard the news yet?! We will officially open our rooftop patio with a HUGE Party on May 2nd starting at 5pm !...

Posted by VASO Rooftop Lounge on Monday, April 16, 2018

Vaso is a rooftop restaurant boasting stunning panoramic views of the city. This fine establishment serves Spanish cuisine and has wonderful cocktails, craft beers, and great wine selection. The glass elevator will take you up to the eighth floor of AC Marriott Hotel, where you will find this pretty rooftop restaurant. Guests and locals are all welcome to experience the wonderful cocktails and delectable dishes while enjoying the stunning view of the iconic Scioto River. This elegant restaurant features comfortable chairs that make for a relaxed dining experience with family or a group of friends.


Address: 6540 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017, United States

Website: Vaso

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 10pm

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7. Little Rock Bar

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Weekends on the roof: See you there!

Posted by Little Rock Bar on Friday, July 2, 2021

Little Rock Bar is perfect for a night out with friends. They offer amazing Mexican cuisine and a large selection of craft beers on tap. This rooftop bar in Columbus has handcrafted cocktails that are wonderful, and the bartenders are passionate about serving the best drinks. After your first visit, you will surely want to come back to experience it all over again. The seating areas are cosy, and you can also head up to the rooftop patio that offers stunning views you can enjoy while having drinks.

Little Rock Bar

Address: 944 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201, United States

Website: Little Rock Bar

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

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8. Novak's Tavern & Patio

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Posted by Novak's Tavern & Patio on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Novak’s Tavern & Patio is a vibrant restaurant with a rooftop patio. They serve delicious pub grub in a tranquil environment that can only be described as casual and easygoing. It boasts a sleek and elegant interior that is perfect for a romantic date, family dinner, or a night out with a group of your friends. With several flat-screen TVs strategically mounted in the seating areas, sports fans are at home here. You are welcome to enjoy watching your favourite teams while dining here.

Novak's Tavern & Patio

Address: 475 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Website: Novak’s Tavern & Patio

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 2:30am; Fri: 4pm - 2:30am; Sat - Sun: 2pm - 2:30am

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9. The Big Bar & Grill

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Friday the 15th? More info coming soon!

Posted by Big Bar Columbus on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Want to make a reservation for a group or perhaps book a venue for your party? The Big Bar & Grill welcomes any type of event, including corporate events, bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, and even fundraising events. Located on North High Street, you’ll be able to enjoy shopping in the area, too. This rooftop restaurant in Downtown Columbus offers daily drink specials and entertainment. With three floors and a rooftop patio with a bar, this establishment has the best views of Downtown Columbus and the greater campus area. Boasting 21 flat-screen TVs, you will no doubt enjoy watching the game from this cosy environment.

The Big Bar & Grill

Address: 1716 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201, United States

Website: The Big Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed from Sun to Wed)

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Best Rooftop Restaurants In Columbus, Ohio
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Visiting Columbus to join a fun festival? If all you want is an entertainment spot with a rooftop patio in Columbus, Ohio, then these wonderful restaurants should fit in your itinerary. Book a themed hotel and read through this list of the best rooftop restaurants to enjoy the best experience in Columbus. With stunning views, amazing cocktails, and delicious food, these establishments have you covered.

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