Restaurants and Entertainment

Just Outside Our Doors.

When you visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center, everything is just a short walk away. From art openings to pro sporting events we’re in the center of everything.

The eclectic North Market, charming Goodale Park, lively Arena District and the trend-setting Short North Arts District surround the Convention Center. Major government, entertainment and cultural events are happening every day of the year inside and out.

Arena District
The Arena District is downtown Columbus’ sports, dining and entertainment hotspot, located just two blocks from the Convention Center.
www.arenadistrict.com

BBR Columbus
Rock it out with beer, burgers & rock ‘n roll at BBR Columbus, open 365 days a year! Serving food until 1:30 a.m., with 20 beers on tap and over 25 flat screen TVs. 614/365-ROCK
www.BBRColumbus.com

Black Point
A 225-seat restaurant & bar, Black Point elicits a multi-sensory experience with its stylish modern decor, energetic social atmosphere and chef-crafted menu. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Black Point offers sophistication without all the formality. 5 private dining rooms, extensive wine list, curbside valet parking, Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30pm in the bar, Wine & Sushi Sunday Event, outdoor covered patio. 570 N. High St. 614/221.5294
www.blackpointrestaurant.com

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza
Two great experiences under one roof — a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere and a separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia and HD big screen TVs.
www.bostonsgourmet.com

 

Callahan’s
A 2-floor sports bar/nightclub offering pizza & sandwiches, plus a dance floor & a rooftop patio.
facebook.com/Callahans

Columbus Fish Market
Flown in daily from around the world, our seafood is simply the freshest around. Choose from more than 80 unique and savory dishes, from the more traditional to our internationally infused creations.
www.columbusfishmarket.com

Easton

Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, featuring 180 best-in-class retailers and over 50 dining options, many exclusive to central Ohio. Unwind at Ohio’s largest movie theatre or world-class comedy club. From cooking classes to concerts, story time to free family movies, Easton hosts an ever-changing mix of entertainment and seasonal events. Whether you are local or just visiting, you will feel right at home with pedestrian-friendly open-air sidewalks, fountains, and parks. Visit our website to plan your visit!

www.eastontowncenter.com

German Village
Character Lives On among the charming brick streets and preserved architecture from the 1800s in this nationally registered historic district. Visitors are welcomed to shop, dine and stroll an eclectic collection of Columbus-voted best restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Parking is free among one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, recognized by the American Planning Association.
www.gvbusinesscommunity.com

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Featuring handcrafted German lagers brewed on premises and original dishes of multi-ethnic favorites from across the globe.
www.gordonbiersch.com

Happy Greek Restaurant & Pub
Voted Best Greek Restaurant in Columbus by readers of Columbus Monthly.
www.happygreek.com

Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Enjoy the craft bier of Bavarian kings, traditional Bavarian dishes, American favorites, soups, salads, sandwiches, brewery tours, bier tastings, group visits, biergarten, bier hall, The Stube & private party room and free parking. Just 1.2 miles from the Convention Center. 614/294-BIER
hofbrauhauscolumbus.com

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Rated Among America’s Best Steakhouses.
www.hydeparkrestaurants.com

Kooma
Enjoy sushi prepared before you as well as other Asian delicacies at this sushi/karaoke bar.
www.koomacolumbus.com

Lemongrass
A fusion bistro and sushi bar.
www.lemongrassfusion.com

Max & Erma’s
Casual American dining featuring a classic menu of gourmet burgers, steaks, pasta, salads, and traditional breakfasts.
www.maxandermas.com

Mitchell’s Steakhouse Columbus
A steakhouse experience like this is rare. Serving lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested. Private dining available. (614) 621-2333
www.mitchellssteakhouse.com

Nada
Escape the everyday with modern Mexican food and drinks in the heart of the Arena District. Snag guacamole and salsa for the table, or dig into tacos, enchiladas, fried chicken and mac n’ cheese. House margaritas, cocktails and local craft brews add to the fun. Join the fiesta daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour, plus weekend brunch. (614) 715-8260
www.eatdrinknada.com

Novak’s Tavern & Patio
A downtown staple for over 20 years, Novak’s Tavern & Patio is the casual, sports-friendly bar that doubles as the perfect happy hour watering hole and lively weekend hotspot.  With the one of a kind rooftop patio bar that overlooks the historic North Market and the state-of-the-art TV display throughout the interior of the bar, there’s always something to look at.  Novak’s employees bring Barley’s food right to your table to enjoy with our classic cocktails made in house.   Open 7 days a week.
facebook.com/novakstavern

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
Come visit Ohio’s first Racino, with over 2,100 of the most popular VLT Games and over 55 years of Harness Horse Racing. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, you can also enjoy exceptional dining and live weekend music entertainment. Scioto Downs Racino, the hometown favorite gaming destination! (614) 295-4700
www.sciotodowns.com

Short North Arts District
The Art and Soul of Columbus, the Short North Arts District is heralded as the SoHo of the Midwest and a must-visit destination. Join thousands of visitors at the monthly Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month.
www.shortnorth.org

Short North Pint House & Beer Garden
The Short North Pint House & Beer Garden is an American style neighborhood bar & restaurant offering offer an exceptional selection of beers on tap, a full bar and large selection of “Pub Grub” which includes appetizers, homemade entrees, tasty burgers, sandwiches & salads. Enjoy a cozy and relaxed dining experience on our charming beer garden patio!
780 N. High Street – (614) 429-3986
www.shortnorthpinthouse.com

Services and Entertainment

 

Alexanders Jewelers
If you’re looking for exquisite service paired with personal attention, you’ve come to the right place. Our mission is to provide the utmost quality of product, uniqueness of design and innovation of materials and service unmatched by our competitors. (614) 233-6666
www.alexandersjewelersofohio.com

The Big Bang
Sing-along, laugh-along, drink-along at The Big Bang dueling piano bar! High-energy live music, comedy and audience song requests combine to create an entertainment experience you won’t find anywhere else in Columbus!
www.thebigbangbar.com

 

 

Big Fun!
Big Fun Columbus, located in the Short North Arts District, is more than just a toy store. It’s an experience! You’ll be whisked down memory lane unlocking deep-rooted memories of childhood thought lost forever! We invite you to peruse our collection of vintage toys, jokes and gags, classic candy and pop culture novelties, including GI Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lego, Jem, My Little Pony, Dr. Who and Pokemon, just to name a few! We are just a five-minute walk north of the Convention Center on High Street. We also have an old-school photo booth in the back of the store. So what are you waiting for? Come relive your childhood! (614) 228-8697
www.facebook.com/bigfuncolumbus

 

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the Extraordinary with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra classical, pops, family and festival concerts.
www.columbussymphony.com

Easton

Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, featuring 180 best-in-class retailers and over 50 dining options, many exclusive to central Ohio. Unwind at Ohio’s largest movie theatre or world-class comedy club. From cooking classes to concerts, story time to free family movies, Easton hosts an ever-changing mix of entertainment and seasonal events. Whether you are local or just visiting, you will feel right at home with pedestrian-friendly open-air sidewalks, fountains, and parks. Visit our website to plan your visit!

www.eastontowncenter.com

 

German Villlage
Character Lives On among the charming brick streets and preserved architecture from the 1800s in this nationally registered historic district. Visitors are welcomed to shop, dine and stroll an eclectic collection of Columbus-voted best restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Parking is free among one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, recognized by the American Planning Association.
www.gvbusinesscommunity.com

Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center
Lazer Kraze features multi-level, state-of-the-art laser tag in a professionally themed laser tag arena. With instant feedback sound and scoring, it’s great for players of all ages. For even more fun, there’s a huge arcade with video and redemption games or try out the “Zero Gravity Inflatables” with huge slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and a jousting ring. Fresh-made pizzas are a great way to round out an ‘Out of this World’ day! No reservations are required but always recommended. See website for open-play session times for inflatables. Laser tag missions run every 20 minutes. Please note inflatables players must be at least 42″ to play or 48″ to joust. Waivers are required for inflatables and must be parent-signed if under 18.
www.lazerkraze.com

PNC Bank
PNC is a diversified financial institution which includes a regional banking franchise operating primarily in 15 states and the District of Columbia, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and leading asset management and fund processing businesses.
www.PNC.com