Local Recommendations

Whether you're looking for the best in al fresco dining, restaurants serving a hearty breakfast or destinations that offer some much-needed relaxation – we've gathered up some of our favorite local spots, paired with the CoGo stations nearby, to give you the insider tips on where to go and the best way to get there: on a CoGo bike.

Patio Ride

One of the best ways to get around Columbus is by bike. One of the best ways to take in the Columbus food scene is on a patio – where you can also people watch, enjoy neighborhood architecture and get some fresh air. Dock a CoGo bike close to one of these local restaurant patios:

Basi Italia
Enjoy fresh Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes on this quiet, secluded patio.

  • Location: 811 Highland St.

  • Nearby Station: Neil Ave & Buttles Ave

Novak’s Tavern & Patio
Enjoy great city views from the patio at this High Street fixture.

  • Location: 475 N. High St.

  • Nearby Station: North Market

Rishi Sushi Kitchen & Bar
A creative modern take on traditional Asian fare. Soak up all the city has to offer on this downtown patio.

  • Location: 114 N. 3rd St.
  • Nearby Station: 3rd St & Gay St.

Due Amici
Enjoy Old-World Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style on this Gay Street patio.

  • Location: 67 E. Gay St.

  • Nearby Station: 3rd St & Gay St.

Milestone 229
This chef-driven, scratch kitchen restaurant features a large patio on the Scioto Mile – with stunning views of the Columbus skyline.

  • Location: 229 S. Civic Center Dr.
  • Nearby Stations: Bicentennial Park

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
Indulge in Spanish tapas on the patio while you marvel at historic architecture in German Village.

  • Location: 263 E. Whittier St.

  • Nearby Station: Jaeger St & Whittier St

Treat Yourself Ride

We all live busy, hectic lives: being stuck in traffic, eating lunch at our desks, juggling active home lives, etc. We think you need some time to relax. Go on a date with yourself or grab some friends to join you... because…you deserve it! Bike your way to any of these local retreats. Dock now, thank us later:

Replenish: the Spa co-op
Treat yourself with the beauty and spa services, yoga classes and beauty products offered at Replenish.

  • Location: 124 S. Washington Ave
  • Nearby Station: Topiary Park - Town St.

Divine Chiropractic
Back feeling out of whack? A spinal adjustments or a therapeutic massage will leave you feeling limber and ready for your next bike ride.

  • Location: 67 Parsons Ave
  • Nearby Station: Parsons Ave & Oak St.

Nationwide Arena
Enjoy an epic concert experience or go crazy with the Jackets in Nationwide Area. (Keep an ear out for the cannons and an eye on the puck.)

  • Location: 200 W Nationwide Blvd
  • Nearby Stations: Nationwide Arena - Front St. / Neil Ave & Nationwide Blvd.

Yoga on High
Give yourself some much-needed restoration and relaxation. Great for all levels, beginner through advanced.

  • Location: 1020 Dennison Ave Suite 202
  • Nearby Station: High St. & 4th Ave

Gateway Film Center
Visit our local non-profit independent movie theater. Discover a documentary, enjoy a classic, support indie or catch the new blockbuster.

  • Location: 1550 N High St.
  • Nearby Station: High St. & 11th Ave

W Nail Bar
Treat yourself to a high-end mani and pedi.

  • Location: 946 N. High St.
  • Nearby Station: High St. & 2nd Ave

The Book Loft
Nothing beats a good book! Get lost in over 30 rooms of books, or attend an event at one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.

  • Location: 631 S. 3rd St.
  • Nearby Station: 3rd St. & Sycamore St.

16-Bit Bar + Arcade
Go retro with classic arcade games and fun cocktails! Play your favorite 80s and 90s games on any night of the week.

  • Location: 254 S. 4th St.
  • Nearby Station: 4th St. & Rich St.

Breakfast Ride

Craving breakfast for dinner? Or just looking for a delicious brunch after a morning bike ride? Check out the menu at these nearby restaurants. Some even offer all-day breakfast! (a CoGo Day pass + all-day breakfast = winner!)

Hang Over Easy
Campus-area diner serving breakfast all day. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

  • Location: 1646 Neil Ave.
  • Nearby Station: Neil Ave & 11th Ave.

Experience Southern and Latin infused dishes using local and organic ingredients.

  • Location: 1105 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Nearby Station: Michigan Ave & 3rd Ave.

Northstar Café
Imaginative menu with a healthful emphasis on local and organic ingredients.

  • Location: 951 N. High St.
  • Nearby Station: High St. & 2nd Ave

Tasi Cafe
Enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients in a casual dining experience. Daily fresh bread baked by Eleni Cristina Bakery.

  • Location: 680 N Pearl St.
  • Nearby Station: High St & Lincoln St.

Taste of Belgium
Indulge in delicious cast iron-pressed Belgium style waffles and both sweet and savory crapes! Located inside North Market.

  • Location: 59 Spruce St.
  • Nearby Station: North Market

Sunny Street Café
A hometown vibe with a wide menu for breakfast, lunch and catering options.

  • Location: 277 W. Nationwide Blvd.
  • Nearby Station: Neil Ave & Nationwide Blvd.

Jack & Benny’s Downtown Diner
This is the third location for this local classic. It's open 24-hours, serving all-day breakfast and several lunch options.

  • Location: 12 E. Broad St.
  • Nearby Station: High St. & Broad St.

Dempsey's Food & Spirits
Enjoy great breakfasts – plus lunch and dinner – seven days a week, in the historic heart of downtown Columbus.

  • Location: 346 S. High St.
  • Nearby Station: Dorrian Commons - Mound St.

Pistacia Vera
Known for its distinctive desserts and divine delicacies.

  • Location: 541 S. 3rd St.
  • Nearby Station: 3rd St & Sycamore St.