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

 

Barley’s Brewing Company

Barley’s Brewing Company is Columbus’ oldest operating brewpub. Barley’s opened in November 1992, serving high-quality pub food and handcrafted ales. Located at 467 North High Street, we are right across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and known for our award-winning ales, Mildred’s sauerkraut balls, grilled wings and specialty burgers. We have happy hour Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a private event space, The Underground, for your event needs. Cheers!

www.barleysbrewing.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 Prime Steakhouse

A modern steakhouse with a chef-inspired menu of signature prime steaks, market-fresh seafood & sushi. The stylish modern décor offers a contemporary atmosphere with its enhanced interior finishes, colorful rare liquor displays and designer furnishings. 5 beautiful private event rooms. Dinner served beginning at 5 p.m. daily. Happy hour: 4:30-6:30 p.m. M-F. Live jazz on weekends. Curbside valet parking.

. 570 N. High St.

Reservations: (614) 221-5294

Private Events: (614) 487-0539

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

 

Brewcadia

Brewcadia is Barley’s second-floor tap room and vintage arcade space. Brewcadia has 40 taps, full bar, plenty of TVs and board games, and 30+ vintage arcade games to play for free. Brewcadia is open daily at 4 p.m., and happy hour is Monday thru Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Serving pizzas, subs and appetizers until midnight daily. Brewcadia is great for happy events and a variety of gatherings. Brewcadia is an age 21 and over bar. Game on!

www.brewcadia.com

Burgerim

Burgerim is where cravings meet flavor and you receive gourmet food fast! Customize 3-ounce gourmet burgers — including fish and meat-free options — with a variety of buns, signature sauces, mouthwatering patties and flavorful toppings. Choose from uno, duo, trio or 16-packs of burgers, plus chicken wings, crispy chicken strips, salads, onion rings, fries, milkshakes and a full bar with 12 beers on tap. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m.! Open Sunday-Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  Call (614) 502-0030 for carry out and delivery. 10% off online orders. Corporate catering available. Located at 121 S. High St. within walking distance and on the free CBUS line!

www.burgerim.com/our-locations/columbus

 

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

City Tavern

City Tavern is located in the Historic Wonder Bread building in Italian Village, just a short walk from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Known for their great burgers, wings, hand-cut fries and an amazing Reuben sandwich,  City Tavern also features a full bar with 14 craft beers on tap, specialty cocktails and an extensive bourbon list. Open for lunch and dinner beginning at 11 a.m. seven days a week, City Tavern also offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. Parking is free and available all day! 

www.citytaverncolumbus.com

 

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

Flatiron Tavern

Flatiron Tavern is located in the historic Flatiron Building near the corner of Nationwide Blvd. and N. 4th Street. Re-established in 2019, the new Flatiron Tavern features a house-shaved Ribeye Philly Steak sandwich that can’t be beat! Menu also includes wings, smash burgers, and a variety of snacks and appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner beginning at 11 a.m. seven days a week, Flatiron Tavern also offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. Parking is available after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

www.flatirontavern.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

Gordon Biersch, where German precision brewing meets American craft beer. Our Brew master brews to the highest German standards and use the purest ingredients to create clean, fresh German lagers and the finest American craft beer. Everything on the menu is prepared fresh-to-order by chefs, creating an elevated brewery restaurant menu crafted to pair perfectly with the locally brewed beers.

(614) 246-2900 

www.gbrestaurants.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 top steakhouses (Zagat), and perennial recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Hyde Park is famous for prime aged steaks, chops, Wagyu beef and fresh seafood. The quintessential classic American steakhouse in a modern, stylish décor with 7 private event rooms. Curbside valet parking. Happy hour: 4-6:30 p.m. M-F. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. daily.

569 N. High St. (across from the Convention Center)

Reservations:  (614) 224-2204
www.hydeparkrestaurants.com

 

Jeff Ruby’s Steak House

Named 2018’s BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN COLUMBUS in reader’s polls by (614) Magazine, CityScene Magazine, Columbus Monthly, and ColumbusAlive, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses have earned an extraordinary national reputation for delivering over-the-top, impeccable total dining experiences. We proudly offer highly-acclaimed U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks, Seafood & Sushi, Impeccable Service, Live Entertainment and Passionate Attention To Detail that is simply unmatched. This unique combination of elements – known as The Jeff Ruby Experience – has not only been recognized by Wine Spectator, USAToday, Travel + Leisure and OpenTable as among the nation’s best, but has also earned the rave reviews and loyalty of celebrities, aficionados and everyday connoisseurs alike.

www.jeffruby.com/columbus

 

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

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Classic American Steak House, featuring custom aged USDA-Prime Beef, Fresh Seafood, and many more options to please any palate.

 

www.ruthschris.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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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