Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods
Taps: 25 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jdoncbus:
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Visited a few months ago. Located in an area dripping with hotels, restaurants, and businesses; the intersection of I-270 & US-23 is not a fun one.
The atmosphere is like any chain place, pretty stale with a lot of TVs. It kind of reminds you of a Chili's or Fridays without the flair.
The waitress was a little clueless on the beer styles and I remember correcting her on a style that she fudged. Later on she took a hile to get me my check and I had to track her down. I ended up getting a bottle of 2009 Bigfoot which was nice but the tap selection (which was better then most bars) didn't have anything that stood out. Compared to your Chili's or Fridays, their selection was obviously far superior.
I had some finger food and it was OK; as mentioned above it was along the lines of a chain/sit-down restaurant.
The prices were reasonable and it was nice to be able to sit at a chain place that can appeal to your BMC drinkers while you enjoy a craft or import. I don't think I'd go again on my own but if someone was having another going away party I'd swing by for a few.
10-11-2009 15:16:50 | More by jdoncbus
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
sometimes it is overcrowded, but that means they are doin a good job, right?! some of the service can be slow at times. but over all i love the place and will always stop in every chance i get. everyone i have taken there loves this location as well.
09-05-2013 15:30:57 | More by amhatfield3
4.04/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
I made my way here on the way home from Cincinnati. This was about my third visit to this location. It is conveniently located off US 23. I met a buddy there, and we had a few beers and lunch. It is in an area with several chain restaurants. I think it used to be a Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Once you enter you get greeted by a hostess. The place has a chain restaurant/sports bar feel to it. There are lots of TV's with sports on them.
They have a lot of beer, so it took me a while to decide what to get. I got a local selection, Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth. I also got a Kulmbacher Pils since it was the glass of the month.
I ordered a couple of appetizers. The deep fried macaroni and cheese wedges were okay, but the southwest egg rolls were excellent. The bar was not packed, which is how I like it. The bartender was very friendly.
I was kind of surprised by the mediocre score this bar has. I have always found it enjoyable and have liked the selection of beer. I have only had appetizers here, but they were all adequate. I think this is a good place to stop on the north side of Columbus.
07-01-2013 00:37:23 | More by buschbeer
2.98/5 rDev -22.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75 | $
Don't go too late, it gets too drunk and too young. Also, the food quality suffers. Stopped in here when we got into town late one night and we were beyond hungry and worn out from traveling. The waitress tried and was beyond polite but the food suffered due to the late hour. The Philly Cheese Steak sandwich was absolutely a hideous dried up piece of beef mess. Best advice for food? Go with the chicken items, this is after all a wing place. I've been here many times for blacked out Browns games. It gets crowded but overall, once you get a seat, an alright atmosphere.
06-09-2013 23:14:59 | More by RHWeir
Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods in Columbus, OH
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.