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122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5208
+1 614-228-9041
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (34 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5208
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant. Tapas and full entrees, excellent menu, creative mixed drinks and young vibrant atmosphere. Go! Taste! Enjoy!

Thank Barry E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I went here with a large group. It isn't a big place, but they squeezed us in. Our server did a great job. One didn't get their meal in a timely manner, but they were 11/12. The menu is packed with usual foods and unusual...More

Thank MMC78
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have always loved their Paella. You must order it in advance. On Tuesday, went to Tapas Tuesday. I had heard about it. 6 Tapas passed out -- FREE! Just need to buy a drink. The food was WONDERFUL!!!. Great service!

Thank lmgmd1
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Came to celebrate my wife and my best friend's birthday and we werent dissapointed. Excellent drinks, excellent food and great service. Even a birthday cake and champagne for the birthdays! Highly reccomend to anyone who is looking for good food in a near atmosphere.

1  Thank Scott K
Reviewed 12 June 2018

we deliberately went during happy hour (3 - 7) because we wanted tapas. the friendly hostess told us that meant we'd need to sit at the bar--not a hardship. i ordered a virgin mojito (always the designated driver)--it was delicious--easily one of the best i've...More

Thank elsiekate10
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had an evening reception and dinner at the Sidebar and the food and service was outstanding. Many in our group were from out of state, and this restaurant represented our city very well. Thank you!

Thank pittysake
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The owners of Sidebar are generous and friendly. It is best to order tapas and share the food with the rest of the table. The wine selection is a bit limited but very good, featuring South American wines. The real pleasure is the wait staff,...More

Thank JuanyPam
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We went there on Friday night. Although their tables were full without a reservation, We were able to sit down at the bar. Variety of tapas were good but their taste was just good. It was not good to drive 30 minuets.

Thank DublinKG
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We happened on Sidebar on way to another place and liked the menu so we went in. We went tapas all the way. Started with shrimp with garlic in a lemon sauce. Delicious served with dipping bread for the sauce. Next came yummy sautéed mushrooms...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Enjoyed the Meatball tapas (excellent sauce); shrimp scampi (with quite a kick) and the beef empanada. Reordered the meatball...it was enough to share but we were hungry so had another. Drinks were good. Only annoyance was the window table was right above the “club” in...More

Thank Donna W
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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