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Bars in Ashland Ohio

Nestled amidst scenic landscapes, the charming town of Ashland, Ohio, offers plenty to see and do, including a lively bar scene.

From cozy pubs featuring craft beers to eateries with tasty cocktail menus, Ashland has something to offer every type of drinker. You can easily find the perfect place for a night out.

Our ultimate guide will help you discover the best bars in Ashland, Ohio. Get ready to embark on a spirited adventure of exploring the top establishments to quench your thirst and leave you with unforgettable memories.

So, grab a seat, sit back, and let's raise a glass to Ashland, Ohio!

What are the best bars in Ashland, Ohio?

Join us on our quest to discover the perfect blend of ambiance, drinks, and good company. Whether you're a local looking to find hidden gems or a visitor seeking unique watering holes beyond the familiar chain restaurants like Applebee's and Buffalo Wild Wings, you'll find it here on this list of the best bars in Ashland.

Stroll along Main Street in downtown Ashland to discover many of the pubs, restaurants, and taverns featured in our guide. Or venture to locations a few blocks away near Ashland University for a sampling of bars worth the visit.

Before you go, remember to always check opening hours, current offerings, and customer reviews to ensure a great experience.

The Greens Bistro & Pub

This delightful haven has a warm and inviting atmosphere with bistro-style dining. The pub offers a fireplace lounge to stay cozy on chilly nights and an outdoor veranda that's open during the warmer months. The well-stocked bar boasts a limited beer selection, a full wine list, and seasonal cocktails, including margaritas, martinis, and weekly drink specials.

a bartender pouring wine into glasses

Uniontown Brewing

Located in a building that pre-dates the civil war (the old Gilbert Furniture store on Main Street), Uniontown Brewery is a must-stop for beer enthusiasts. The rustic ambiance compliments the comfort food menu and house-brewed selections making it a cozy hangout for friends or date night. Everyone from beer lovers to dabblers will enjoy their rotation of ales, stouts, IPAs, porters, and more styles. Go for a pint, or try a sampler!

Tacos & Tequila Mexican Restaurant

Are you looking for the best margarita in Ashland? Find it here! This authentic Mexican restaurant provides an extensive menu of your south-of-the-border favorites that pair well with their margaritas that come in a wide selection of flavors and styles. Or choose from a house wine or a domestic or imported beer, including Corona, Dos Equis, or Pacifico.

Ohio Fire

Located in downtown, Ohio Fire is the place to go for a slice of pizza and a cold beer. They have a great selection of craft beers to complement their menu selections of wood-fired pizzas, bruschetta appetizer, and salad choices. Reviewers noted their speedy service and delicious food.

O'Bryan's Pub

Who doesn't love an Irish Pub with Guinness always on tap? Located within walking distance of Ashland University, O'Bryan's offers classic pub fare and Irish favorites like Reubens. If you go, try their homemade signature sauces. O'Bryan's has a full bar with several beers on tap and a wide selection of spirits and Irish whiskeys. Weekly specials include pasta night, boneless wings night, and BurgerMania.

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Riley's Nightclub

The nightlife is rocking at Riley's, especially after 10 in the evening. The regular clientele includes college students and anyone looking for a fun night out that includes live entertainment from local bands or a DJ. Riley's boasts a long bar with bartenders ready to mix up whatever you have in mind for the night, from shots to mixed drinks to pints of beer. Be prepared to pay an admission charge.

Joan's Tavern

This cozy hangout and cocktail lounge keeps its local patrons coming back. Joan's Tavern has a hip, intimate atmosphere, friendly bartenders, and a reasonably priced drink menu featuring creative mixed drinks. Their limited menu features delicious, comfort fare like broccoli Cheddar soup with Buffalo chicken dip.


This local dive bar is a great place to catch some live entertainment in an intimate setting, kick back a few drinks, and indulge in tasty bar food at reasonable prices. Bullshooters attracts some great local bands. And they have attentive bartenders ready to mix up your choice of drink or serve you from a nice selection of beer on tap.

Wagon Wheel

Discover this hidden gem in Ashland that's a local favorite. Without the recent addition of a renovated awning, you may have missed out on this cozy pub located inconspicuously on Orange Road. However, once you find it, you may want to find it again for the amiable bartenders, easy-on-the-wallet drink prices, and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy playing pool or selecting a song or two on the jukebox.

a pint of beer being poured into a glass

Linder's Sports Bar & Grill

This hangout is a great place to grab a table with friends and family. Give the drink wheel a spin or make memories cheering on your favorite teams, like the Cleveland Browns or Ohio State. The menu offers classic bar fare, including generous sandwiches with a heaping side of fries, fresh salads, daily specials, and wings deemed "ridiculously good."

A-town Tap

This iconic downtown bar has recently changed hands and is under renovation to improve what was already a local favorite and a great place to relax with friends and family. The new restaurant layout will feature ample seating, a full-service bar, and a menu with choices from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Now owned and operated by an Ashland University graduate, the establishment will reopen under a new name.

Bottom Line on the Best Bars in Ashland, Ohio

Whether you're a local or a tourist, looking for a casual night out or a celebratory gathering, the bars in Ashland, Ohio, offer an enjoyable and memorable experience. From traditional taverns to modern breweries, each bar mentioned features an inviting atmosphere with drink menus, food offerings, and entertainment options catering to diverse preferences and interests.

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