About Us:



From our beginning over 25 years ago, Skully’s Music-Diner has been a fixture in the Columbus nightlife scene. Starting out as a bar and grill on Ohio State’s campus, progressing to a cafe at Morse and High Street, now in our current location in the Short North Arts District.

Skully’s has been serving up a dish for everyone’s palate and ears. Whether it’s our famous Skully Burger, our healthy salads, or our all-day breakfast menu, we strive to have something for everyone. We  take pride in creating a unique dining, dancing and concert experience for our customers

Winner of numerous awards including; Best DJ Night for our signature event “Ladies 80s”, Best Mid-Sized Venue, Best Place to Rock and Roll, and Best Place for Hip Hop. We have proven to have something for everyone and in 2015, Skully’s-Music Diner was honored by International Travel Blog Travelog.us for being named “The Best Diner in America.”

We’re very proud of our awards and are extremely grateful to our wonderful customers who have kept Skully’s rockin’ for over 25 years. From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU!

Parking Information

Skully’s does not have designated customer parking. There is a city lot with meters to the north of our location; there is also street parking (metered & free) in the surrounding area

Bag Policy

No Large Bags or Backpacks Permitted. Small Purses will be searched and permitted at the discretion of the venue.


"Skully’s is Columbus. It just is. You really don’t need any extra incentive to head down for a drink, a dance or a show. But, man, we tell ya. BLT (or veggie BLTs for you veg-heads) heaped onto an already legit happy hour is out of this world. No wonder we’ve put on 10 pounds over the last few weeks. All this bacon, man, it adds to your waistline."  

–  614 Magazine


"Skully’s does a great job at being fun without being pretentious"

– Dave Culbertson


Perhaps Columbus’ premiere rock ‘n roll venue, Skully’s is king when it’s an electric, throwback atmosphere you’re after. This bar has hosted acts from blues rock purest the Black Keys to indie hearthrobs Tokyo Police Club. Check out their on-line calendar for a who’s-who list of young rock, hip-hop and techno acts visiting the area. It’s also the weekly home of Ladies 80’s, a hot mess of a dance party that’s seriously addictive. If you haven’t made it to Ladies 80’s yet, you’re missing out on one of the best reasons to live in Columbus.