there's a rockmill down there which i have heard good things about. lindey's in GV has a wonderful happy hour from 4:30-6:30 at the bar. harvest pizza is really great, as is wolf's ridge for both food and beer (disclaimer: used to work there). tatohead's is a fun dive bar in merion village owned by an old neighbor of mine. schmidt's is a columbus institution and bar 185 was probably where i spent most of my money when i lived downtown. beck tavern also rules for dive bars.