by Megan Leigh Barnard

Best LGBTQ Bar

Union Cafe

58.4% of 3,886 votes

No list of best bars in Columbus could possibly be complete without the inclusion of Union. They’ve been setting the standard in the Short North since 1996 and have always been successful in their bid to embody the true spirit of the neighborhood, so it’s no surprise that Union Cafe claims top spot for both Best LGBTQ Bar and Best Bar Crew. More than just a place for great drinks and food, Union Cafe is, in many ways, the beating heart of the Short North, and we’re glad our readers agree.

782 N High St. |

2 Axis 20.3%

3 Slammers 10.9%