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.

b.d.’s Mongolian Grill
You choose, you savor, you rule when you create your own stir-fry with meats, poultry, fish, veggies, sauces, oils and spices at b.d.’s Mongolian Grill.

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

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

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.

Buca di Beppo
Celebrate hearty southern Italian cuisine in a festive, cosmopolitan atmosphere.


A 2-floor sports bar/nightclub offering pizza & sandwiches, plus a dance floor & a rooftop patio.

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.

Easton Town Center
Immerse yourself in the Easton Experience! Dine, Shop, Relax. Offering over 40 dining establishments and 150 retailers, many unique to Ohio!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

A fusion bistro and sushi bar.

Upscale, energetic, dramatic establishment with eclectic American cuisine and a dynamic wine list from around the world.

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

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

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

North Market
Just steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center sits the historic North Market. Since 1876, North Market has been home to local butchers, bakers, fishmongers, green grocers and farmers. Expanded offerings include ethnic food specialties, gourmet groceries and gifts. Starting in April and continuing through the growing season, Saturdays are home to the “Original” Farmers’ Market.  The Market Flea takes center stage on Sundays May through October.  See why over 1 million people per year visit this central Ohio gem! There is always something going on at YOUR North Market.
(614) 463-9664
59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Open 7 days per week
Mondays: 9AM-5PM (Select)
Tues-Fri: 9AM-7PM
SUN: Noon-5PM

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.

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

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.

Park Street Tavern
Park Street Tavern is a fun, neighborhood joint tucked among a host of bars in the Arena District. Take one look at the variety of craft brews available and you know you’re in a place that has made a commitment to all things on tap. Park Street Tavern also features the best in live music, five days a week. 614/221-4099

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

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

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!



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


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

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.

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.

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.