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Bristol Republic, Columbus, OH

Bristol Republic

4.6
4.6
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

Welcome to Bristol Republic!
Nestled in the heart of the Short North, Bristol Republic is a locally owned, Nashville inspired bar and restaurant serving up competition quality BBQ smoked in-house daily, ice cold craft beer, over 150 rare Bourbon and Whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries across the country and live music (Friday & Saturday)! We are open Thursday-Sunday. Join us Saturday & Sunday mornings from 10am-3pm for our famous Southern Brunch! Menus can be found at our website.

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Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–2:30 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 929-5847

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Hey Ya’ll We love being your go-to spot in the short north for Southern Brunch, BBQ & live music. We accept reservations for up to 10 guests until 8pm via our website, OpenTable, or Instagram. For groups of 10+ please make requests via BristolRepublic.com After 8pm we offer walk-up seating only. If you and your party would like guaranteed seating after 8pm we require a prepaid food and beverage minimum (starting at $300). Make your reservation by clicking the “plan your party” tab on our website.

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Cross street

    W 4th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Great for Brunch

  • Columbus

    Hot Spot

  • Columbus

    Great for Brunch

  • Columbus

    Hot Spot

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  1. c

    chloe

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Brunch! It was excellent and would recommend. We have been there several time but only Brunch

  2. j

    jlperry

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to brunch to celebrate Father’a Day. Service was very good and the French Toast was delicious! We also enjoyed the ambience.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family get together. Our server was AWESOME!

  4. DW

    DougW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered we came on Thursday $1 hot dog night! We bought a menagerie of the $3 specialty dogs and every single one of them was delicious. They had a nice variety of local beers on tap and the servers were very attentive. There was a dual bachelor/bachelorette party going on when we were there so there was a lot of screaming/yelling/cheering but I doubt the level of noise is common there.

  5. CB

    ColleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Pulled pork was excellent!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was great and so was service! Highly recommend the breakfast burrito with brisket. Cinnamon rolls are a MUST.

  7. AB

    AmyB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing! The food, mimosas, and service was top notch! Such a cute place with great decor for pictures! Can’t wait to go back!

  8. AM

    AMRG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food. Great mimosas. Good service.

  9. JW

    JaniceW

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, awesome food especially hush puppies.

  10. HW

    HannahW

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience2

    We had a reservation for 5, but were seated in a booth that did not fit 5.

  11. K

    Kyliesmom

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch and brisket … my two favorite “B” words ! Possibly the best brunch I’ve ever had. The breakfast burrito and cinnamon roll were outstanding — flavor, freshness, size, and value. Wish they were open for lunch during the week.

  12. B

    seanB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food was bland, wife had hamburger no seasoning at all on it, The brisket was ok the hot links are not hot at all was so noisy you couldn’t even talk across the table. The cost was way over priced for the portion size you get. There are many places that serve better BBQ at a much better value

  13. DB

    DianaB

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitstaff was courteous and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was delicious and hot on arrival. Everyone at the table enjoyed their menu item. We'll definitely be back!

  14. M

    Melody

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great place! The Brisket Breakfast Burrito was amazing. Appreciate the bottomless mimosas. Looking forward to going back soon and trying their dinner menu.

  15. SM

    SMB73

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    For the very small amount of food I got I found it to be over priced. No sides and $12 for one slice of lukewarm brisket. And the drinks I am positive were watered down. The band was pretty lame. I have actually been here several times but not in a few years and prior to last night I had loved it. Will be looking for a new place now.

  16. MH

    MargaretH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    We arrived on time for our reservation for a party of 5. The waitress sat us and the rest of the party joined. It was an uncomfortable seating arrangement as there were some large people in our party and we asked if we could be moved and without a smile or an answer, we were. We put our order in and I asked the waitress to be sure and give the check to me, as the dinner was my treat. We then got a new waitress who said the first waitress preferred the outside crowd and so they changed coverage areas. The food came out and the waitress had put in the wrong food order for my brother-in-law. She took it back and said they would prepare the correct one. The table was finished with its' food when the waitress told us our order was up next. UP NEXT? It should have had priority since the wrong food was ordered by the waitress. There was not much of an apology. She comped his meal and gave him a to go box. She handed the check to one of the males at the table instead of me and so of course dinner ended on a sour note. The food was mediocre at best. The pulled pork was good and the portion of meat generous, however the tiny thing of sauce was not close to being enough. The corn muffins tasted stale and the potato salad had no taste at all those it looked good. My son and his fiance stayed for bourbon tasting, for which I had bought tickets. While they were waiting, my son ordered an old fashioned and the drink didn't even begin to resemble an old fashioned and the bartender actually tasted it and said it wasn't an old fashioned and took over and made it correctly. The evening was disappointing. Customer service could have tuned the evening around completley. Unfortunately there was very little focus on the customer.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I graduated on Mother’s Day and they were the only place open with space available to accommodate a party of 8. Menu is pretty small, and the ribs we all wanted were sold out. We all decided on ordering wings and they were good it was good to eat after pregaming before going out to eat. We did order alcoholic beverages which were the special lemonade with your choice of blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry vodka. We all chose raspberry vodka and only tasted the lemonade it didn’t appear that there was any alcohol in them. Overall great service, small menu, but good wings. Would go again for a quick lunch!

  18. SC

    StephanieC

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we have been to bristol republic numerous times (mother’s day brunch and whiskey tastings and just dinner/drinks/live music with friends) - the food is consistently amazing - the drinks are extra amazing - the atmosphere and service are perfect - we will be returning next week for my daughter’s birthday - love this place

  19. BB

    BradB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Feel like I'm stepping into Nashville- great Brunch, best Bloody Mary's in Cbus and awesome bourbon selection!

  20. QW

    QuatadaW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent time. The bottomless mimosas were on point

  21. M

    Megan

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Our waitresses were friendly, but the restaurant appeared to be short-staffed. We were there for an hour before we got our food. The atmosphere was fun but very loud.

  22. TK

    TKP2013

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner and drinks with friends and family!

  23. BC

    BeckyC

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love Bristol Republic!

  24. L

    Lizzy

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ALWAYS great service, exceptional staff, fabulous food. Specialty drinks are phenomenal. Great time, as usual!

  25. m

    micahh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best Happy Hours I've visited in a city full of options. Drink selection was robust and full of variety. Food selection for HH gave a great sampling of what dinner could be like (wings were exceptionally cooked and tasty) and the ambience far exceeded the expectation. Much larger than I expected and very cultural. I'll definitely put this at the top of my list to return

  26. a

    alchemist1968

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The brisket was outstanding, and the hot link sausage above average. Service was a little slow with drinks because of new staff so that is understandable. Would definitely go back!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I met friends here for brunch and had an amazing time! It’s the perfect brunch spot for the spring/summer because the doors are completely open so it’s not too hot or too cold. The food and drinks were great as well.

  28. R

    Robb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Cool place. Menu had plenty of options and everyone liked their food. Service was friendly and helpful. Would recommend.

  29. KT

    KristanT

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, as usual!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service! Bottomless mimosas are always great and the food tasted fantastic!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome! Love the atmosphere the decor and the menu selection. I will definitely be back!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    First time returning to Bristol in a while. I was craving BBQ and decided to try out the Sunday Bottomless BBQ special. It was a lot of food for a great price. Unfortunately, the food was not at all what I remembered. From what I gathered they are no longer using meats prepared by Smoked on High, but rather are preparing in house. It was as if the brisket and pork both had been roasted in the oven. Little to no smoke flavor was present. I still LOVE Bristol for the venue and the live music. And the service has always been good. Just hope they can figure out the BBQ situation. Bring back Smoked on High!

  33. AS

    AnthonyS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every bit of our brunch was top notch! The Cowboy Benedict, which features their famous 18-hr Brisket, was amazing! Everything from the food, to the service, to the atmosphere, was outstanding! We will definitely be making Bristol Republic a regular stop!!!

  34. ME

    MariaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Went to celebrate a 21st bday and the place was the feel of happening bar! Love the decor and ambiance! Great food! Although service started out slow it definitely got better! It was a bit loud but overall I loved it!

  35. JG

    JillG

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Looking for something different? This is the place. The food a new twist on old favorites. Servers were outstanding and friendly. Cocktails were the bomb.

  36. C

    Chelebell

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the bottomless mimosas, brisket and the dry rub chicken tenders!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my birthday! Had the BEST food to cure my hangover, thank GOD.

  38. MU

    MikeU

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always so great. New Brunch menu is awesome. Our server was EXCELLENT, funny, friendly, endearing.

  39. RD

    RachaelD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ended up having more people than we thought for our reservation. Bristol’s hostess, manager & our server helped accommodate our seating even though they were extremely busy! The food was great, too. Definitely recommend

  40. K

    Keristin

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place for Happy Hour and Brunch!

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You can order delivery directly from Bristol Republic using the Order Online button. Bristol Republic also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bristol Republic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 929-5847.

Bristol Republic is rated 4.6 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Bristol Republic

1124 N High St Columbus, OH 43201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–2:30 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 929-5847

  • Private party facilities

    Hey Ya’ll We love being your go-to spot in the short north for Southern Brunch, BBQ & live music. We accept reservations for up to 10 guests until 8pm via our website, OpenTable, or Instagram. For groups of 10+ please make requests via BristolRepublic.com After 8pm we offer walk-up seating only. If you and your party would like guaranteed seating after 8pm we require a prepaid food and beverage minimum (starting at $300). Make your reservation by clicking the “plan your party” tab on our website.

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