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SideBar 122
SideBar 122

SideBar 122 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Sidebar122.com
  • Phone: (614) 228-9041
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: Dining Room 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Bar 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Tapia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please email us at Events@Sidebar122.com for inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Welcome to Sidebar 122, your unique meeting and event space. We are pleased to offer a Mediterranean inspired menu enhanced by the flavors of Modern South American Cuisine. For those who value an unparalleled culinary experience, we invite you to host your next event with us!


    Our facility offers accommodations for everything from small intimate dinners to large receptions utilizing our multi-levels! We are happy to configure our spaces to match the needs of your event - please do not hesitate to ask questions! Our rental rates are based on food and beverage minimums established for the spaces - all rates are prior to tax & gratuity.

    We also provide off-site catering - please inquire for details!
  • Private Party Contact: Ronnie Grubb (614) 228-9041
  • Entertainment: Thursdays - Saturday in the lower level
  • Special Events & Promotions: We specialize in creating customized events to highlight the individuality of our guests. Our Chef can create anything from an hors d'oeuvres hour to a multi-course production for your guests to indulge in. Your event will be brought to life as our professional staff provides you, and your guests, with exceptional service. Please email us at Events@Sidebar122.com for inquires regarding special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lazelle St.
  • Public Transit: Corner of Main Street and Lazelle Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available for our guests Thursday through Saturday.
A word from SideBar 122
Welcome to Sidebar Columbus! Our menu offers a Mediterranean flare intermingled with our South American inspired small-plate dishes. Our focus on quality is second to none, from our service, food, wine and cocktails. Our wine list, priced to sell and be enjoyed, is user-friendly, and complements the cuisine. Our barkeepers create signature drinks reminiscent of the roaring twenties—one at a time. We invite you to sit back, enjoy a cocktail or a generous glass of wine and experience our comfortably sophisticated atmosphere and friendly service.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Gourmet menu is delectable. This is our 5th dining experience and will come back again. Had invited friends to join us in some occasion, they too were very impressed with the gourmet selection, service and ambiance.I have food allergies and they were sensitive to my health issue. They have made me some appetizers off the menu just to cater to my allergies. Very friendly and humble service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. Me and my boyfriend loved their prohibition style cocktails and fantastic food. Our waiter was personable and engaging and made us laugh while still letting us have our romantic time. Overall absolutely wonderful ambiance and food. We had a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was amazing with great gluten free options. The staff was enthusiastic and provided exceptional service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The bar specializes in old-style cocktails and makes most of their flavorings from scratch. My Sazarac was terrific. The hummus and fried pita that come with the drinks was excellent, too. And 4 tapas was more than enough food for the two of us. If they were open on Sunday, we would have gone back a second time before leaving town."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We (two couples) enjoyed tapas and drinks on the patio on Saturday night. The food was well-prepared, made with quality ingredients. Signature cocktails are "craft" (meaning all made from scratch, with mixers made in-house, but very expensive). The value of the tapas made up for the spendy drinks (of course, most places downtown/short north are serving cocktails at $10+ now). Great service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We got maybe 1/3 of the way through the tapas menu and everything was delicious. This included the empanadas, ceviche, spanish sausage, shrimp in garlic sauce (super yummy) and fried octopus. On top of that, even though it wasn't on the drinks menu they turned out to have pisco sour, our all-time favorite lubricant for this type of food. Plus great service and very friendly owners. Worth a drive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Out of town on business and decided to drop by after a long day of training. Had a glass of wine and was pleasantly surprised to find out complimentary tapas was included. Not crowded...which was fine by me since I needed to just wind down. Loved the jazz music piped over the sound system."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had "dinner" here with a group of 8. It was a fun evening and the restaurant was relatively empty. The drinks were good, but not outstanding. We ended up splitting multiple tapas and everyone splitting dinner. Food was very delightful. Also, we pretty affordable. All-in-all a good dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a group of 12 and they accommodated vegetarians and the meatatarians equally well. We enjoyed the chicken flatbread, tomato goat cheese dip and the mussels plus multiple other tapas. Service was excellent and even though we were late for our reservation they got us out in time to walk down to the fireworks"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My Boyfriend and decided to try out Sidebar 122 for dinner on a Thursday night. He had the Talapia entree and I had the vegetable pasta, both were amazing. While the food was great, the truly fantastic part of our dinner was the Moscow Mule. The absolute greatest Moscow Mule in Columbus!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've been in several times for the hand crafted cocktails and Tapas Tuesday noshes, so we tried SideBar for dinner before a recent show at the Southern Theatre. We were not disappointed in any aspect of the dining experience. The bar takes great pride in their craft and classic retro drinks with unique artistic twists. After cocktails, we ordered up a beet salad and wedge salad, then eggplant parmesan and the tilapia. Our server was kind enough to substitute rice & tomatoes for the mashed potatoes on my entre. The side of spinach was a perfect and garlicky compliment. Upon inquiring about the beautiful architecture of the building we were given an entertaining history of 122. This will be a special place to take our friends."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I mentioned at time of reservation that one of the guests is allergic to onion and cinnamon. The chef accommodated the request. The chef also made special appetizer not in in menu list as most in menu has onion. The chef accommodated the guests health issues. We will definitely go back again. Good service too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the wine list was good though the staff could only make recommendations about the ones served by the glass. We ordered a tapas plate for each of us and an entree. Way too much food but it's all extremely delicious. The three of us are from out of town and this was the perfect place to hang out and catch up."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "delicious food and drink. underrated quality in a neighborhood in need of it "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great Food, nice ambiance. All of the items triedWould definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A couple of my girlfriends and I went to sidebar for dinner. Staff was friendly and timely. Everything we ordered was amazing. Building has a lot of character, but id like to see some aesthetic remodeling in the dining room. Definitely great food!! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Syrah wine was wonderful with lamb shank! We loved the mushroom and the chicken skewers tapas."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I had a fantastic meal full of interesting tapas and cocktails. Highly recommend the beef empanadas and manchego cheese and ham tapas. The cocktails were even better. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that after we saw a show at the Ohio Theater, we returned with friends for a night cap at the bar. Friendly servers and staff that made it a truly special evening for us. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I frequent this restaurant and I've never been disappointed, wonderful food and service is fantasic!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great experience, anytime myself, or the party I was with, we had a great time. Great service, atmosphere, and outstanding food. I would recommend this experience to anyone !!!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had dinner at Sidebar on Saturday night. Everything was great. Our server took great care of us and the food was outstanding. Well prepared and perfect flavors. We have been here several times and it seems to be getting better and better each time we go. The owner seems to be paying attention to the details. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went in expecting a Spanish style of Tapas. We were treated to more of a South American Flare! Great for me as my wife is Peruvian. The Beef Empanadas were awesome. Grilled chicken skewers with Chimichuri were also a "10". Actually, all of the items we had were just perfect. Finished with some very refreshing sorbets. We were there during happy hour so our total bill with drinks and tip was very reasonable. Even though the happy hour menu is usually limited to the bar, we were able to get it in the restaurant proper, which was a nice treat and added a bit to the ambiance and made for a quieter time. Whenever we are in Columbus, we will be going back to this restaurant for sure."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Love the Brie pizza. My husband had the halibut special and the cannelli bean risotto was fantastic."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been to Sidebar 122 several times over the past few This past Friday night 6 of us dined. Tapas in general were excellent. We had the squid, octopus, halibut fritters, tomato basil dip, veal meatballs. The pasta was very under cooked. My wife could not eat it, the waiter was very nice and took it back (we did not return it, she was willing just not to eat it). But he insisted. He said he would bring her another, she said no thank you,he insisted on bringing her lobster ravioli. It was ok. When the bill came he credited the pasta dish, but charged her for the lobster ravioli that she really did not want. In my opinion, he should have never charged for the replacement. My duck was good not great. Not sure if I would return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Tried Sidebarr 122 after an early Promusica show based on positive reviews. Neither of us wanted a large meal so we opted for tapas/salad. The squid was properly (lightly) breaded, not overcooked or rubbery. The accompaniment (billed as cilantro-lemon aioli) was two small pots of thick spread. The white version had little flavor, the yellow version hinted of lemon and complimented the squid. My friend had the Galician octopus and enjoyed it. The house salad was plentiful, flavorful with the right amount of dressing. Very bustling place but not so noisy we had to shout. Host and wait staff attentive and pleasant. I would have preferred a table with a bit more lighting. Only small complaints, so will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The filet was incredible. The wedge salad didn't have an egg... tilapia ceviche was pretty good the potatoes tapas were just alright. Also had the mussels, they were delish, very flavorful and juicy and big...bigger than anything you can buy here in columbus at the grocery stores. Overall, we walked out happy and full. Moscow mule was pretty good too"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very good fodd and service... a must try resturant."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Sidebar had been our "go to" restaurant during its first year plus. It has a relaxed ambience and pleasing décor, and the drinks are reliably good. The food has taken a serious downturn. We kept trying the restaurant hoping the food had improved. Sadly, it has not. We ordered a garlic/mushroom appetizer which was bland with barely cooked mushrooms. The Tuscan Salad--previously a mainstay, was very uninteresting. The special was halibut --it was completely without flavor and the texture was unpleasing. The server, while attentive, did not even ask what was wrong when we couldn't eat the halibut. If there is any way for the management to regroup around the food standards, we would look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Cocktails were interesting, tasty, and hand prepared syrups, etc. Waiter was very nice and professional. Octopus Galician style and Cured Spanish Sausage with onions were fabulous small plates. Roasted Duck, Eggplant Marinara, Lamb Shank, and Seafood Opera were fabulous! Will return!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Sidebar's food is really amazing. They started by a pesto humus which I could eat all night it was so tasty. My short ribs were so huge and tender that i did not need a knife and they were excellent. The lobster ravioli was wonderful and even the house salad was wonderful. This is really a downtown gem of a restaurant and they have very personable bar tenders who specialize in high end, made from scratch shaken cocktails. They have something for everyone at this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's been about 14 months since we've been here, but was seeing a show downtown and decided to give it another try (very average in previous visits). Everything was outstanding. The manager was great - checking in on us several times to make sure all was good. He even informed us that we needed to pay the bill if we wanted to see the start of the show! Food was just outstanding. I had a lamb shank that was better than I can make, and my wife's salad was perfect. $6 drinks in the bar before 7 was an added bonus. Also, the menu has completely changed since our last visit - added some very nice items."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food service and romance factor off the charts good! Definitely will be back many times. Drinks are pricey but definitely topshelf and very tasty. I could eat the sausage and peppers tapas all day long!!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "food was average. service was not a good as expected."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my first expereince at Sidebar 122 but it won't be my last. The meal was good as well as the service. The cocktail selection was great and the actual drinks were very good!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Stylish yet unpretentious downtown gem with terrific Latin-inflected menu, plus friendly, efficient service. And it's not too noisy! Great location for Southern Theatre shows."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent as was the service. Top of our list !"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Traveling in from out of town to see a show with my wife. Food, service, and drinks were all great! Would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Loved everything about it. We had 3 small plates, 1 salad, 3 entres, and 3 desserts - all were stellar. Service was attentive and fast but it was a slow Monday night. May differ on a busy evening."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "When my husband and i pulled we were worried cause it looked so small however were totally wrong. They had an upstairs which was so nice the lighting was great the food was excellent and service was wonderful....the only thing was it was a little cold in there. ... Plus free valet!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food here has been good, lovely presentation, tasty, although the "dip" we ordered this time was more like a pasta sauce than a dip. Our salmon quinoa "salad" was quite delicious, salmon cooked perfectly, quinoa served cold with diced crisp peppers and parsley. The tapas have been kind of hit-or-miss (some odd combinations) but always perfectly cooked and presented. The service needs to be stepped up a bit. This last trip the restaurant wasn't quite full, it was late on a Saturday and still we rarely saw the server. Our tapas and meals were brought out by others and our own server never showed until we'd finished eating. Infrequent drink refills were a disappointment, as well. Fortunately, the great Bob Hamlin was there that night!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014