12 Spots to Enjoy Cocktails in the City
Whether it’s a special date, dinner with friends, or a relaxing night out, you’ll find plenty of options to sip cocktails in and around Worthington.
If you’re looking to imbibe one of the classics or taste a new creation, visit one of these 12 spots around the city!
The Light of Seven Matchsticks & Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
5601 North High Street
Hidden underneath Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, The Light of Seven Matchsticks is a cozy and kitschy cocktail bar. Their experienced staff creates seasonal specials to go along with all the classics. Just head down the stairs, slip into the bar, and if you can’t find a seat, gather in the small waiting area and pass your order through the small door. Cocktail menus are printed inside the stacks of books sitting on your table; house creations are labeled with fun names like One to the Morgue, Breakfast Can Wait, and Fanfare for the Common Manhattan. They offer non-alcoholic options, too!
Upstairs, Natalie’s offers a full cocktail menu that complements their crispy oven-fired pizzas, wings, arancini, and stellar line-up of live music.
The Whitney House
666 High Street
Whether you’re enjoying a quiet dinner with friends, brunch with the family, or a casual happy hour, The Whitney House offers a creative selection of cocktails to go with your meal. Taste the light and refreshing Whitney Mimosa with sparkling wine and mango nectar, or the sweet and spicy Pillow Talk with tequila, mezcal, tarragon, strawberry, poblano, apricot, and Benedictine. The colorful Katie Has a Beet Tattoo mixes beet-infused gin, Averna, fresh strawberry, Peychaud’s, plum wine, and Grand Marnier.
The Half Pint
671 High Street
Although the Half Pint is known for their collection of 40 beers on draft, they offer a small cocktail menu to go with lunch, dinner, or brunch as well. Order up a classic like a white Russian or a Manhattan, or let the bartending crew get creative. Pro-tip: cocktails are $1 during happy hour, 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday!
644 High Street
House Wine is one of Worthington’s favorite destinations to taste wines by the ounce or by the glass, or to sample the dozen craft beers on tap. But they offer a small selection of cocktails as well, usually on Saturday mornings during the Worthington Farmers' Market! While you’re shopping the market, stop in for bubbly cocktails, mimosas, Bloody Marys, or an Aperol Spritz.
627 High Street
Belly up at the beautiful copper-topped bar at La Chatelaine to enjoy a cocktail or two. Try morning specialties like their mimosa, Bloody Mary, or the sweet and fruity La Chatelaine Martini. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m., when house cocktails are $5!
652 High Street
While you feast on jhol momos, tandoori chicken, goat curry, vegetable biryani, and crispy naan, be sure to take advantage of Everest’s full bar!
Random Precision Brewing
2365 W. Dublin-Granville Road
While Random Precision excels at house-brewed sour beers, they offer a small selection of barrel-aged cocktails for the non-beer-drinker. The menu rotates, but you’ll often find classics like the Manhattan, Negroni, mimosa, and El Capitán.
Old Bag of Nails
663 High Street
Visit the cozy Old Bag of Nails for pints of beer and platters of fish and chips, and order up a cocktail or two while you hang out! Bonus: well liquor is $2 off during happy hour, 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
J. Liu Restaurant
6880 N. High Street
The elegant and spacious J. Liu serves up an enjoyable cocktail menu to go with lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Try the Tomblin with Watershed Distillery’s Old Fashioned base, pomegranate liqueur, simple syrup, Woodford spiced cherry bitters, cherries, and orange zest. Not Your Granny’s Martini blends Watershed’s apple brandy with apple juice, simple syrup, and an apple slice!
Cameron’s American Bistro
2185 W. Dublin-Granville Road
Cameron Mitchell’s first venture into the restaurant world just celebrated 30 years in business! The eatery has long been a destination for classic American fare like steaks, seafood, and pastas. Their cocktail program is strong, offering all the staples plus house creations like the Friend or Foyau? with Bulleit, Old Forester Rye, pomegranate, apricot, and Amaretto di Saronno, or the Red Whiskey with Jameson, Monterey Pinot Noir, passion fruit purée, agave nectar, and fresh lemon.
Level One Bar + Arcade
130 Hutchinson Avenue
Kids of all ages love playing vintage arcade games at Level One! For the adults, they offer a healthy selection of craft beers, plus a cocktail menu with game-related names. Sip the Donkey Kong with banana liqueur and coconut rum mixed with Coke, or the bright blue Tron made with vodka, rum, gin, blue Curaçao, and a splash of sour and Sprite.