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Archive for May, 2019

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of May 20, 2019

Wondering what to do and where to go in downtown Columbus this week? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of May 20, 2019:

Attention Beer Lovers!

Happy Columbus Craft Beer Week! Here is a list of events held by some of Columbus’ top craft beer destinations. During the week, drive responsibly—get $5 off a Lyft ride to or from any CCBW event with the code CRAFTBEERCBUS.

 

Columbus Craft Beer Week at Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Tuesday, May 21 | Hofbräuhaus Columbus | 7 PM

Hofbräuhaus Columbus is kicking off Columbus Craft Beer Week this Tuesday! Come down to their location in Grandview Heights for a keg tapping party featuring a special edition, dry-hopped Keller bier. There will also be live music on the patio from 6-8 PM.

 

Columbus Craft Beer Week at The Half Pint Columbus

The Half Pint Columbus has teamed up with several craft breweries to celebrate Columbus Craft Beer Week. Here’s what they have going on.

 

Alaskan Brewing & Two Roads Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Thursday, May 23 | The Half Pint | 4-7 PM

Stop in to the Half Pint Columbus on Thursday for a chance to win a Jones Snowboard prize pack and an Adirondack chair prize pack! Alaskan beers include White, Icy Bay IPA and Blonde. Two Roads lineup includes Two Juicy, Lil Heaven and Persian Lime Gose!

 

Madtree “Lite” Up Your Life

Friday, May 24 | The Half Pint | 4-7 PM

On Friday, visit The Half Pint and enjoy Madtree’s Lift, Citra-High and Brunch So Hard beers while you compete in Lite Bright races for the chance to win some great gear!

 

Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5

All Week | Gordon Biersch, Hofbräuhaus Columbus | Business Hours

Just in time for Columbus Craft Beer Week, the Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 has just been released! This is your ultimate guide to exploring Central Ohio craft breweries, and you can pick up a FREE copy at Gordon Biersch in the Arena District, or Hofbräuhaus Columbus in nearby Grandview Heights.

Collect four stamps to earn a Columbus Ale Trail Glass, 23 stamps to earn a custom Ale Trail bottle opener and 46 stamps (the entire trail) to get a limited-edition art print by Nick Nocera featuring all of the Columbus Ale Trail breweries!

Reminder for Columbus downtown apartment residents: The Half Pint Columbus, Gordon Biersch and Hofbräuhaus Columbus all feature exclusive Resident VIP offers.

 

Music

L7

Wednesday, May 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

The greatest mix of punk and metal is coming to Columbus next week! The reformed L7 will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE!, on Wednesday, bringing you your favorite hits from TV shows, movies, video games and more! Bring out your inner grunge and purchase your tickets here!

 

Sports

Columbus Destroyers vs. Washington Valor

Saturday, May 25 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

Make your way down to Nationwide Arena on Saturday for the Columbus Destroyers’ second home game of the AFL season! Watch as the Destroyers put up a fight against the Washington Valor. Reserve your seats and get ready to cheer on home team for another win!

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Tuesday, May 21 | Huntington Park | 6:35 PM

It’s a busy week for our Columbus Clippers! They’ll be starting the week going head to head with the Toledo Mud Hens at Huntington Park. Grab your friends and family and head down to the diamond to enjoy the ball game and the nice weather!

Additional Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 6:35 PM
  • Thursday, May 23 at 11:35 AM
  • Friday, May 24 at 7:15 PM
  • Saturday, May 25 at 7:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 26 at 2:05 PM

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

LANY

Tuesday, May 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

American indie pop band, LANY, will be continuing their tour right here in Columbus on May 28! Partnering up with fellow artist Role Model, this duo will be jamming the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for us all to watch and enjoy. Get prepared and purchase your tickets here.

 

Aly & AJ

Sunday, June 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

The sisters we all grew up with are back with a new sound! Aly & AJ will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE! on Sunday, June 2! Come down and witness the sisters rock out during their stop in Columbus. Joining them is band Armors. Tickets available here.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest.


Whistle & Keg Self-Serve Taproom Coming to Columbus

Whistle & Keg, a self-service craft beer taproom, is anticipated to open this summer in the Moline Plow building in the Arena District at 343 N. Front Street.

The unique pour-your-own concept originated in Youngstown in 2017, where brothers and co-owners, Joe and Mike Thomas, opened their first location. They recently opened a second taproom in Cleveland to rave reviews, which inspired their expansion goals for Columbus. The brothers were drawn to the crowds and energy of the Arena District with a prime location overlooking Nationwide Arena, a block from Huntington Park, Express Live and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

“The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Thomas. “Whistle & Keg is a true tasting room, where people have the freedom to pour wine and mead and beer and cider from 50 different self-serve taps. Sports fans, concert goers, happy hour drinkers alike are going to love this concept. You pay for what you pour – try an ounce or pour a pint.”

The 2,500 square-foot taproom will showcase the original architectural features of the Moline Plow building built in 1913, which is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The interior features 12-foot-high ceilings with large bell-shaped columns throughout and an expansive outdoor patio overlooking Battelle Plaza and the arena. The basement-level of the building is occupied by Buca di Beppo (because the name in Italian roughly translates to “Joe’s basement”), which has been open since before the opening of Nationwide Arena.

“We’re excited to welcome Whistle & Keg to Columbus and the Arena District,” said Brian J. Ellis, President and COO of Nationwide Realty Investors, owner and developer of the Arena District. “This is the ideal space for the pour-your-own concept and will be a great addition to the District’s diverse mix of restaurants and entertainment amenities.”

“The pour-your-own technology used by Whistle & Keg is fun and simple for patrons to use,” said Thomas. “It’s very popular in some of the country’s hottest beer markets like Phoenix, Denver, Miami, and Tennessee. It will be impossible to resist in a market like Columbus.”

 

About Whistle & Keg: Whistle & Keg, based out of Youngstown, Ohio, is a taproom with a pour-your-own concept featuring 50 self-serve taps. The taproom has an open food policy allowing patrons to bring their favorite food or get food delivered while they enjoy a selection of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead, kombucha and more. Patrons can expect a fun and inviting atmosphere with live music, comedy, events and more. To learn more, go to www.whistlekeg.com.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of May 13, 2019

Wondering what to do and where to go in downtown Columbus this week? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of May 13, 2019:

 

Event

614 Magazine’s ColumBEST Party

Monday, May 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

You voted, and now it’s time to sip, sample and shop some of Columbus’ best brands at 614 Magazine’s ColumBEST Party. Jeni’s, The Drunken Donut and Roosters are among the many brands to enjoy at EXPRESS LIVE!, along with live entertainment from The Reaganomics and animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets are available but limited so get yours today! Must be 21 or older to attend.

 

Music

CD102.5 Summer Warm-Up

Tuesday, May 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Warm up for summer with CD102.5! They’re bringing The 1975, Pale Waves and No Rome to Columbus tomorrow. Join these bands for an outdoor festival at EXPRESS LIVE! and enjoy an evening of great music and great fun. We’ll see you there! Purchase tickets here.

 

GRiZ

Wednesday, May 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Electrify your Wednesday night with a live performance from GRiZ at EXPRESS LIVE!. Bringing his Ride Waves Tour: Season One to Columbus, he will be joined by fellow artists Yung Bae and dwilly. Purchase your tickets today!

 

Sports

Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany

Saturday, May 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are back! Watch some rough and tumble arena football during the team’s first home game this weekend! The AFL is gaining in popularity as an NFL off-season alternative, and the Destroyers are among the top teams in the league. Get your tickets here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Destroyers vs. Washington Valor

Saturday, May 25 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

Make your way down to Nationwide Arena on May 25 for the Columbus Destroyers’ second home game of the season! Watch as the Destroyers put up a fight against the Washington Valor. Reserve your seats and get ready to cheer and support the home team for another win!

 

L7

Wednesday, May 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

The greatest mix of punk and metal is coming to Columbus next week! The reformed L7 will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE!, on May 22, bringing you your favorite hits from TV shows, movies, video games and more! Bring out your inner grunge and purchase your tickets here!

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Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Arena District Digest.


Slideshow: Take a walk down memory lane in the Arena District during the Blue Jackets’ playoff run
Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Emily Bench | May 9

Columbus Blue Jackets fans are likely still mourning the team’s Tuesday night loss to the Boston Bruins, a 3-0 defeat that ended Columbus’ hopes of hoisting the team’s first-ever Stanley Cup.

In times like these, nostalgia can prove to be a beautiful thing.

Throughout the Jackets’ playoffs series against the Bruins, Columbus Business First had a team of reporters and photographers on the ground, catching all of the action – both inside and outside of the arena.

We walked through the cobblestoned Arena District, catching glimpses of fans gearing up for the game, and went inside the arena to get photos of the games themselves. Check out the slideshows with this story to relive all the action.

To get even more on how the Blue Jackets’ historic playoff season could translate into big dollars, read this week’s cover story, which takes a look at the impact of the Jackets’ longest postseason run ever.

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of May 6, 2019

Wondering what to do and where to go in downtown Columbus this week? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of May 6, 2019:

 

Music

Keep reading for the MGMT and The 1975 ticket contests! 

Hunter Hayes

Saturday, May 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Attention country fans: Hunter Hayes will be taking over EXPRESS LIVE! on May 11, right here in Columbus! Experience Hayes and fellow country artist, Levi Hummon, as they take center stage for the Closer to You tour. Grab tickets while you still can!

 

MGMT

Sunday, May 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Alternative rock band MGMT is performing live at EXPRESS LIVE! on Sunday! To add onto the excitement, joining them for their performance is indie rock band Warpaint. Join the ‘Kids’ for an ‘Electric Feel’, Purchase your tickets here!

 

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Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets running in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs came to an end on Monday evening with a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. Captain Nick Foligno: “It’s just disappointing. I thought we played really well tonight, just didn’t get a result. It’s frustrating for a game where I really thought — I wasn’t planning on sitting here talking to you guys about this. I don’t really have much to go on tonight. One of those games. We had our chances, just didn’t bury.” Although the outcome is not quite what the 5th line was hoping for, the fans showed amazing support cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets to the very end. Teammates including Bobrovsky honored the crowd with a post-game solute. There is no doubt that the Arena District has seen some incredible energy in the last couple months. Take a look back at some photos from pre-game plaza parties this season:

 

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 1

Friday, May 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Looking for night of round-and-tumble entertainment? Look no further. Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 1 is returning to EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday, bringing you action-packed wrestling to enjoy. Don’t miss it! Purchase your tickets today.

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights

Tuesday, May 7 | Huntington Park | 6:35 PM

Missed Clippers baseball last week? No worries, the Columbus Clippers are back to play ball tomorrow night against the Charlotte Knights. Plan a fun evening at Huntington Park to root for the home team for another win. Get your tickets here!

Additional Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

  • Wednesday, May 8 at 6:35 PM
  • Thursday, May 9 at 6:35 PM
  • Friday, May 10 at 7:15 PM
  • Saturday, May 11 at 7:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 12 at 2:05 PM

Remember, Friday nights fans are encouraged to come out wearing the Clippers alternate logo, the Valeros.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany

Saturday, May 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are back! The first home game is right around the corner and we could not be more excited to cheer loud and proud for a win against Albany! The start of the season may have been rocky, but with our Columbus support and cheer, we know we’ll get the win. Get your tickets here.

 

CD102.5 Summer Warm-Up

Tuesday, May 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Warm up for summer with CD102.5! They’re bringing The 1975, Pale Waves and No Rome to Columbus on May 14. Join these bands for an outdoor festival at EXPRESS LIVE! and enjoy an evening of great music and great fun. We’ll see you there! Enter to win tickets or  purchase tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next Arena District Digest.