I figure this thread would get started eventually. I have been going to Bob's Bar for years. (The Cultural Hub of the Midwest.) They have a great tap selection and lots of bottles. They are also getting a firkin soon.
I have been a fan of lounge 62 in gahanna. It is off of 62 or johnston rd, and i walked in one day expecting a bad bar and restuarant but it just went under new management. It has been suprisingly good and they have continued with the 62 beer on tap theme. I would argue its not 62 but its every bit of 50 good beers on tap!
Other good places to buy beer
1.Pace High - corner of Pace and High Streets
2.Kenny Road Market - they have a huge selection of bottled beer
3.Winking Lizard - Good tap selection and a round the world beer tour
4.Elevator Bar and Brewery - they have some good stuff on tap
5.Columbus Brewing Company - aka CBC - been making good brews in Columbus for awhile
6. Bodega - half price tap selection for happy hour - one of the better deals in town
I find Barley's to be an expensive place to go get a drink. I think a pint of Pale Ale was $5.50 last time I was there. They are right across the street from the convention center so they are able to charge more for there brews.