You’ve watched sparklers all night, and now you’re ready for some fireworks with your favorite hottie on the bar scene.
No problem. July 4 falls on Saturday, which means many bars will be prepared to lure partiers with drink deals and live entertainment.
Don’t know where to start? Here are some of our best bets:
Take the nightlife road less traveled and celebrate at neighborhood bar Pop-A-Top, 210 32nd Street. The party begins at 1 p.m. with a free cookout. You can also expect a dart and pool competition.
Pop-A-Top is a departure from the standard meet market scene. You’ll enjoy an eclectic assortment of wall decorations, as well as good conversation with bar “regulars.”
If you’re watching fireworks in downtown Columbus, avoid the post-fireworks traffic jam by hitting the surrounding bars.
A Fourth of July Bash at The Loft (1032 Broadway) features Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness. Peggy’s token blend of soul and blues will keep you dancing. Action starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5.
Also downtown, wear your favorite island apparel to a luau at Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave.
The cigar and martini bar hosts a party with drink specials and Vegas-style entertainment from Claiborne & Friends. Bar opens at 6 p.m. Cover is $5.