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122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5208
+1 614-228-9041
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (27 reviews)
“tres leches” (5 reviews)
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Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5208
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Large group; service was excellent, food was great, drinks were perfect! Everyone had a variety of tapas or dinners, no one was disappointed. I had the shrimp tapas which had just the right amount of heat, yum! Shared the roasted potato tapas, they were very...More

Thank jasHouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every couple weeks, we try a new Happy Hour experience. This week we went to the Sidebar Restaurant in downtown Columbus. It is right at the top of our list of the best Happy Hours in Columbus, probably second or tied for first. The drink...More

Thank JPAULWorthington_O
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Wonderful experience, better than great food and wine selection! The environment is excellent and friendly!. To top your night off do not leave the table without order a bottle Las Mulas a Chilean cab...Enjoy guys!

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Excellent service by very knowledgeable. If they didn't know the answer they quickly sought it from management

Thank Judy and David C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

After trying and utterly failing to enjoy the hot and packed Columbus Food Truck Festival, my wife and I left the river's edge in search of a good alternative to the event. It was my birthday, so we wanted something at least somewhat special. We...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Fine place, nice food and good service, the location is in the center and easy to reach..the ceviche is almost perfect..what else? Try it!!

Thank fabio a
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Columbus area you need to experience this restaurant. It is the hidden gem of Columbus! Everything form the steak, mussels, vegetables, seafood, and the amazing service is amazing. 5/5!

Thank Keegan M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a must visit place if you are visiting or living in Columbus OH. If you appreciate good taste and for reasonable prices this place delivers. You will not be disappointed. My opinion is this place is best suited for the late evenings and...More

Thank Prashanth s
Reviewed 10 July 2017

came away from very impressed. Small plates were substantial and there were dinner portions available as well. Unique flavors, but not so much that you wondered what was being consumed.

1  Thank DavidB2276
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Met my mostly female work friends for a delightful evening of food and drinks. Every dish was savory and served hot. Servers were attentive but not didn't hover. Empanadas were a favorite with all.

Thank Accidental_Turista
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5208
    (Lazelle St.)
  • Public Transportation: Corner of Main Street and Lazelle Street
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-228-9041
Sidebar is a multi-level restaurant located downtown Columbus. Sidebar offers special menus and private party spaces of many sizes and styles to suit the needs of you and your guests. Each level creates a distinctive and inspiring experience. Our divergent spaces – from our lower level piano bar, which will transport you and your guests to the days of traversing back alleys for a hard to find speakeasy, to the intimate bar and lounge on our second level - means we have the ideal space for you - whether it be a romantic dinner for two, a business dinner or a private party. For larger events, we offer full or partial buy-out of the restaurant.
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