Gay Columbus

Pride year 'round As the 15th largest city in the nation, Columbus is home to a vibrant gay community, much of which congregate in the Short North and Clintonville neighborhoods. The Short North has a number of gay pubs, art galleries, popular gay and lesbian center, nightclubs, coffee shops and an annual gay and lesbian theater festival in September. It's gay pride all year round with businesses vying for the gay dollar by donning the famous rainbow flag. Clintonville is more of the lesbian hangout. This part of Ohio ranks among the highest per capita donations to LBGT political causes in the USA. Way to put your money where your heart is, Columbus.

Bars & Clubs

Axis Nightclub

Packing crowds for over a decade
Short North

Union Cafe Bar

In the heart of Short North
Short North


Military-themed in Olde Towne
Olde Towne East

Club Diversity

Comedy, theater, and dancing!
German Village

Southbend Tavern

A favorite corner bar
Merion Village

O'Connor's Club 20

Gay dance club
University District

Cavan Irish Pub

Rainbow-flagged tavern
Merion Village

Tremont Lounge

Friendly local staple
German Village
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Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

Popular dog house

Lemongrass Fusion Bistro

Yummy fusion bistro with an awesome happy hour
Short North

The Happy Greek

Award-winning food and a happy atmosphere
Short North

The Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern

"The bucket life"


Metropolitan chic & Old World European charm
Merion Village

Columbus Fish Market

Fish any fresher would still be in the ocean

The Northstar Cafe

Carefully prepared cuisine paired with a unique urban ambience
Short North

Katalina's Columbus

A tasty twist on convention
Italian Village
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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris

Hilton on the Water

The Westin Columbus

Luxurious and historic accommodations.

Residence Inn Downtown Columbus

Contemporary all-suite hotel

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

Simply decorated business quality hotel in downtown Columbus

Drury Inn and Suites

Conveniently connected to the Columbus Convention Center.

Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown - Convention Center

Great deal downtown
Short North

Courtyard Marriott Columbus Downtown

In the heart of Downtown Columbus

NorthPointe Hotel & Conference Center

Clean and friendly stay near the Columbus Zoo
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