Southbend Tavern

63% love it
A favorite corner bar
Enjoy karaoke, pool tournaments, darts, bingo, and drag shows here.
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    • MreXile2013
      MreXile2013 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great family bar
      very friendly place

    • ohrather
      ohrather Over a year ago
      Loves it

      a must for the South Side tour
      A friendly blue-collar, filthy dive bar with the greatest mix of ages, races, classes, and types in Columbus. No draft beers and avoid the mixed cocktails. Southbend's hallmark is its remarkable drag shows - mostly because the queens are old and not particularly "good," but that is part of the appeal. Come with no expectations and you'll have a great time.

    • trk3689
      trk3689 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      new to area
      Had a good time here most of the people were nice. The drag shows could be better but it all good if ur out just to have a good time

    • keldog12
      keldog12 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      hustler friendly
      i am upset that thet let people in there bar who use people for drinks and anything else they want. i come there to have a good time not to be pestered by guys who want to use me. i dont like being pestered by people like that. i wont be hanging out there to much until they get rid of this problem. you know who you are carl.

    • top4ybtm
      top4ybtm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The owner is a drunk and a coke freak. The place is dirty. The people are so ugly and the drag are all over 50! Hideous!!!!!!

    • wally09
      wally09 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      much better place now that it has new owners
      I really enjoy the place now that it is under new ownership they have cleaned the place up and are friendly.

    • h0m3rcmh
      h0m3rcmh Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This bar is a few minutes south of me (I live in GV) I generally go early in the evening before the woodworks regurgitates it's unwanted for cheap, strong drinks. As long as you only pregame there this bar is great! Connie the day time bartender is a fabulous old queen with a story to tell and an ear for yours. With tge recent night crew change I'm reluctant to visit since the first night there tge new bartender spilled a few drinks on me.

    • socialchronic
      socialchronic Over a year ago
      Hates it

      i visited once..
      me and two friends of mine went to this bar on a random friday evening. Im not opposed to a bar off the beaten path so i wasn't scared of the neighborhood. It isn't that bad over there.. it's Merion Village. Not that many people there. would have been fine minus the racial remarks we kept hearing from the patrons on the other end of the bar once we mentioned listening to the jukebox. I sure this place serves it's clientele just fine

    • silverstardw1
      silverstardw1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The biggest drug den I've ever seen in my life. Turn and walk away.

    • tatudincmh
      tatudincmh Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not where I would go for a first Date, but
      It a homely little place and fits its niche just fine. I go about once a month with my mate and that id fine with me. Drinks are strong and cheap. Drag shows are late and not of high caliber, but its better than staying home alone!

    • Frozenlikwid
      Frozenlikwid Over a year ago
      Hates it


    • dwwbear1
      dwwbear1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The drag performers have given up trying to put on a good show for the client that dont pay attention to them anyway.

    • cbusguy
      cbusguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Terrible neighborhood, scary walking from your car. old smelly run down bar. Drugs are rampant. one guy said he was the owner (phil?) kept hitting on me...YUCH!!! save your money.. dont risk your life...dont go !!

    • Pretty run down!
      Lucky to find a whole set of teeth amongst the patrons and performers. Good place for cheap drinks and to purchase "party favors". GREAT for a good laugh and to relax.

    • jimbojam43
      jimbojam43 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      a careing heart for the bar and owner
      southbend has been a special place in my heart.Also philip the owner, this bar has its up's and downs just like everyware else so to the snutty reviewers stay in the short north...