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The Ohio State University 30% of 4,747 votes 2  Riverside Methodist Hospital – 28.7% 3  Nationwide Children’s Hospital – 13.8% 2016 – The Ohio State University 30.28% of 2,721 votes 2.  Riverside Methodist Hospital 26.57%  3.  Nationwide…

by Megan Leigh Barnard


Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph 30.5% of 4,164 votes Taking first place for the second year in a row, Le Meridien opens its stylish doors to visitors right in the heart of The Short North….

By Rachael Barbrash

Furniture Store

Grandview Mercantile 18.2% of 3,547 votes Decorate the house of your dreams according to your Pinterest board with unique pieces found at Grandview Mercantile. Whether you’re trying to improve your dining room to host elaborate…

By Rachael Barbash

Comedy Venue

Columbus Funny Bone – 55.2% of 4,656 votes One of the most exciting cultural developments of late is Netflix’s commitment to stand-up comedy. And though you can choose to stay in on a Saturday to watch…

By Brian Kaiser

Bowling Alley

Columbus Square Bowling Palace – 19.9% of 4,291 votes Bowling has never gone out of style… other than perhaps the shoes. Ok, we take that back. They are always in style—and they glow in blacklight, too….

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Coffee Shop

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters – 17.3% of 10,587 votes A cup of coffee is the IV that gets many of us through the day. What better choice than Stauf’s, with its delicately roasted Arabica coffee and scrumptious…

Local Record Store

Magnolia Thunderpussy –  37.7% of 1,230 votes While you may imagine Magnolia Thunderpussy being home to brooding punk rock, ripped-jean-wearing, tattoo-sporting audiophiles, it just simply isn’t true. They have the selection, they have the knowledge, and they…

by Collins Laatsch

Dance Club

Skully’s Music Diner – 32.1% of 4,117 votes With its bright, iconic neon sign and unmatched space, Skully’s is the best place in Columbus to break a sweat—especially now that Damn Girl has found its permanent…

by Collins Laatsch

Karaoke Night

Mickey’s – 32.7% of 3,603 votes Oh Mickey’s, you’re so fine, you’re so fine in our readers’ minds, go Mickey’s! Writing that sentence was like karaoke itself: awkward, cheesy, embarrassing, fun, hilarious. Mickey’s may not look…

Local Band

Mojoflo – 17.7% of 5,230 votes With their trumpeting melodies and soft, expertly crafted hooks, Mojoflo’s sound is luscious, smooth, funky, and transcendent of genre. For years they have been our number one pick for when we…