Bob's Bar

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Bar

4961 N High St
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-1523
United States

(614) 888-9073 | map
bobsbar.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
50
pDev:
13.23%
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Reviews by MuscleConfusion:
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MuscleConfusion from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%

Apr 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
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themayorkoch from Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Feb 09, 2018
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SGregg from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Don’t let the outside of the building fool you, this is the best bar in Columbus. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly. A wide variety of selection with a good amount of specialty beers. A great mix of clientele from blue collar to white collar. I have never left this place and not had an awesome experience.

Oct 07, 2017
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jp32 from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place has a dark, dirty, dive-bar feel. One that doesn't bother me the least bit. About 20 or so beers on tap... some are great, quite a few others are mediocre. You won't see very many (if any) domestic macro's taking up space on these 20, so that's a plus for this place.

We each ordered 2 beers and I bought another bottle to take home. The place was relatively busy, but at some point during our stay I did a head count... 28 guys and 2 girls. It's a very "dude-heavy" bar, don't plan on seeing a girl here.

Bartender was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick.

Dec 11, 2015
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EvanMaldonado from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite places to go in Columbus. Atmosphere is always fun, and I love playing pool so their two tables are a major plus for me. Bartenders are very knowledgable and friendly, and treat me as family now that I've become a regular. Beer selection is always solid, with 25+ drafts of pretty unique stuff for the area, and always high ABV.

May 06, 2015
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hobbit328 from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Apr 02, 2015
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Driver8rws from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Not dirty, but not clean. Total dive bar, dark, small, etc. But amazing beer selection, and decent prices.
NO FOOD. Get some taco bell after...

Mar 24, 2015
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Bisco42 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 11, 2015
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Feb 09, 2015
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Jan 30, 2015
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Inju

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Jan 03, 2015
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ScottJWing from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 30, 2014
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remy28 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%

This place is the ultimate dive bar. Has 30+ beers on tap, seemingly hundreds in bottles. Pool tables, dart boards, and beef jerky. This place is the best.

Dec 01, 2014
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BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13%

Oct 12, 2014
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Well from Ohio

2/5  rDev -53.6%

Oct 10, 2014
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Texas0718

5/5  rDev +16%

Sep 03, 2014
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vrbulldog22 from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Jun 29, 2014
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j_hollings13 from Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 5

Service and atmosphere were so bad that quality and selection didn't matter. It took me an hour to get served. I was impressed with the ridiculously huge selection, however, the staff were so busy screwing around with the promo checklists of the regulars that I wasn't able to just get a drink.

Jun 19, 2014
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zimm421 from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Jun 05, 2014
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Farky87 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%

Apr 17, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Unassuming place from the outside. Claims to be "cultural hub of the Midwest."

A Saturday afternoon saw about 6 other people in the dimly lit bar. About 25 taps or so, all interesting stuff, although some of the really good stuff was kicked already. Settled on Fat Heads Trail Head, decent price for it. They have a pretty extensive coolers of bottles, which very conveniently can be purchased for carry-out. They don't mark the bottles up much at all- 4 bucks for Siberian Night, and 8 for Deschutes Hop Hendge. Very reasonable.

The bartender was nice, and indulged me asking about if they had any Three Floyds (I must have really looked like a choad this weekend asking for it, but I really wanted to try some), and gave me some good suggestions on other places to go.

Apr 14, 2014
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Lynn from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Apr 13, 2014
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kvnklingler from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%

Feb 09, 2014
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dougnboston from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Terrific bar with a very good selection. The bartender was a bit distracted and kept forgetting my order. They do have a very good selection, you won't be disappointed. One cask, was Jolly Pumpkin on this night, very tasty.

The crowd is a mix of locals just looking for a beer and to play pool along with some beery types tasting though new arrivals.

You can buy bottles to go and their markup is reasonable.

I'll go back.

Apr 09, 2013
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nrbw23 from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The "cultural hub of the midwest" classic and I love it.

The atmosphere is a home town dive bar no food just great beer and booze. You can however order food from a couple places and they will deliver straight to the bar.

Quality of brew is awesome. Always changing handles and cask. Great selection of bottles on hand and ready to go if you'd like.

Service is awesome. They know what they are talking about and are just plain good people. I love just sitting there and shooting the shit with the staff.

They also have the Bob's world tour that you can sign up for.

Aug 02, 2012
Bob's Bar in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 50 ratings