The Center Pub

(Downtown Square, Newark, OH)

Scooter’s 1121st bar, first visited in 2015.

The Center Pub, Newark

The Center Pub is a genuine dive bar located i n Newark’s downtown square, in the front corner of a “mall” of mostly antique shops and boutique shops called The Arcade.

We were the first customers of the day, and had a delightful conversation with a really nice bartender as we enjoyed our drinks.

Entering from the street, you find yourself in a carpeted room with two pool tables and lots of natural lighting. If you enter from inside the Arcade you arrive at the back half of the venue — the hardwood-floored main bar with a back wall covered in dollar bills.

The Center Pub is everything you should expect a dive bar to be, and even had a few surprises — I noticed some imports and specialty beers including a few I had not seen before.

We were invited to return in the evening when it would be busier and there would be a band, but unfortunately we didn’t make it after a long, exhausting day in Columbus. But this will be my new hangout on future Newark visits.

The Center Pub, Newark

The Center Pub, Newark

The Center Pub, Newark

The Center Pub, Newark


33 N. 3rd St.
Newark, OH 43055
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(740) 349-9544

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