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Food and Drink

At Home Weekend Warriors weekend of 4.3

Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do and good food to eat. Here is your Weekend Warriors guide for the weekend of 4.3 in and around Columbus including food selections from your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants.

BINGO CHALLENGE

Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard have quaran-teamed up to bring you a new way to stay entertained. Download these activity-based bingo boards and start crossing activities off your list – from streaming a concert to sharing a meme, or getting takeout from one of your favorite neighborhood restaurants – this game will not only inspire you to do more during the downtime, but it might even earn you a gift card to one of your favorite neighborhood restaurants currently offering carryout.

  • Download Arena District Living BINGO card HERE, ENTER CONTEST.
  • Download Apartments at the Yard BINGO card HERE. ENTER CONTEST.

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

Columbus is a mecca of art which includes a talented community of Arena District residents and visitors. We are requesting you create an interpretation of the ‘Union Station Arch’ sharing your project socially and tagging your image with #ArenaDistrictArtProject. Connect socially HERE.

If you are a resident of Grandview Yard, create an interpretation of ‘trains’ tagging your image with #GrandviewYardArtProject. Connect socially HERE.

We will be creating photo albums on the Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard Facebook pages to include all submissions for viewing, we hope you will take this creative opportunity and join us.

RESTAURANT CARRY-OUT & DELIVERY

Things might be a little different at the moment, but one thing we can still appreciate, our families, roommates and a good meal. There are still Arena District restaurants open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Carryout beer and wine is also available. Refer to this list to plan your meals while supporting neighborhood restaurants! Place your order HERE.

There are also restaurants offering carryout, delivery and curbside pickup nearby in Grandview Yard HERE.

ADAC WORKOUT

Another great workout this week from The Arena District Athletic Club, keeping you active and healthy while you’re at home!  View a variety of high intensity workouts you can do right in your living room. Stay active and relieve stress. Click HERE for a squats-based workout!

CBJ REPLAYS

Although the 5th line is staying 6 feet apart, we still have our hockey heart! To allow fans to re-live the action, Fox Sports Ohio is broadcasting game replays. Next week, tune-in and re-live last season’s 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series:

  • Wednesday, April 8 – 8 p.m. ET (replay on April 9, 12 p.m. ET) Game 1, Apr. 10, 2019 – Columbus 4, at Tampa Bay 3. The Blue Jackets, who trailed 3-0 after the first 20 minutes, score three 3rd period goals and win it on a Seth Jones goal with 5:55 remaining. 
  • Thursday, April 9 – 8 p.m. ET (replay on April 10, 12 p.m. ET) Game 2, Apr. 12, 2019 – Columbus 5, at Tampa Bay 1. Five different Jackets score goals and Sergei Bobrovsky makes 23 saves as Columbus wins both games at Amalie Arena.
  • Friday, April 10 – 8 p.m. ET (replay on April 11, 12 p.m. ET) Game 3, Apr. 14, 2019 – at Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1. Sergei Bobrovsky outduels Andrei Vasilevskiy and Cam Atkinson’s empty net goal seals it as Jackets take 3-0 series lead.
  • Saturday, April 11 – 8 p.m. ET Game 4, Apr. 16, 2019 – at Columbus 7, Tampa Bay 3. Lightning erase a 3-1 deficit before Oliver Bjorkstrand scores the eventual game-winner late in the 2nd period and the Blue Jackets add three empty net goals late to earn their first-ever playoff series win.

COOL FOR THE SUMMER – APARTMENT AMENITIES

You are practicing social distancing but are in need of finding a new home. Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard are now offering virtual tours on YOUTUBE. This week, we are highlighting apartment amenities including fitness areas, swimming pools and neighborhood perks. Click the links below to view apartment amenities and start planning for a cool Summer!

  • Tour Yard Club (Grandview Yard) Amenities Building Virtually HERE.
  • Tour Flats on Vine (Arena District) Amenities Building Virtually HERE.
  • Tour Arena Crossing (Arena District) Amenities Building Virtually HERE.

PROMOWEST TV

Stream your favorite concerts online with Promowest TV! Check out some of our personal artist picks below:

For more music you can’t find anywhere else, visit the Promowest YouTube channel!

CHALK THE BLOCK

Residents of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff are writing inspirations/sharing spring chalk art drawings along their sidewalks and driveways! As you are outside enjoying the weather, take a walk and enjoy the pictures your neighbors have created.

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 17, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 17, 2020:

 

Music

Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human Tour

Saturday, February 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8 PM

EDM singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday for her touring show, How to Be Human. Chelsea’s latest album, which recently dropped, features 15 tracks of bouncy yet vulnerable music and lyricism. Alexander 23 and X Lovers will open the show. Get your tickets now before the show sells out!

 

Events

Tim and Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour

Friday, February 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

This Friday, legendary alternative comedy duo Tim & Eric are making a stop in the Arena District during their world tour, Mandatory Attendance. This laugh-out-loud live show—filled with brand new spoofs, goofs and insanity—is sure to leave audiences in an uproar and wanting more. Get your tickets for this popular event and join the hilarity at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Saturday, February 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Yeehaw! The World’s Toughest Rodeo gallops into Columbus this Saturday for an adrenaline-inducing show at Nationwide Arena! The World’s Toughest Rodeo celebrates 40 years of “doin’ it in the dirt” with rodeo rides, stunts and surprises galore. Grab your cowboy hat, get your tickets, and come join in the fun!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Thursday, February 20 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to Nationwide Arena this Thursday, the Columbus Blue Jackets face-off against the high-octane Philadelphia Flyers. With the Blue Jackets spending most of their time on the road this week, let’s make them feel at home by cheering loud and filling seats! Grab some friends, find your tickets and take a break from the week by coming out to see a great game of hockey!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To 

Excision 2020 Tour featuring The Evolution

Thursday, February 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8:00 PM

 

Next week, take part in a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds as EXPRESS LIVE! hosts the headbanger DJ of the generation, Excision! Excision mixes a wide variety of musical genres for an intense vibe that gets fans roaring. With special guests Wooli, PhaseOne and Champagne Drip, this show is shaping up to be an unforgettable night! Find your tickets and come see the show!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 10, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 10, 2020.

 

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Columbus-style, with the perfect gift opportunity! Enter our exclusive giveaway for the chance to win a sweetheart package from Winans Chocolates + Coffees in Grandview Yard. The prize includes a Winans mug, Highlander Grog medium-roast coffee and a $25 gift card to Winans Chocolates + Coffees.

 

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Food

HEART SHAPED PIZZAS ARE BACK! Nothing says “I a-dough you” like a special heart shaped pizza from Boston’s Pizza in the Arena District. Order between Feb. 7- 14 and Boston’s will donate in support of No Kid Hungry to help fight childhood hunger in America.

 

 

Music

King Princess

Monday, February 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

21-year-old singer/songwriter, King Princess, makes a stop in the Arena District tonight with an appearance at EXPRESS LIVE! After overwhelming demand, her concert—which was originally booked for Newport Music Hall—was moved to EXPRESS LIVE! to accommodate the need for space. Kilo Kush will open the show. Get your last-minute tickets and don’t miss what’s sure to be a great concert!

 

Sports 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday, February 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to the rink at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets faceoff against the Tampa Bay Lighting. Get your tickets for this exciting game and come see these two fierce competitors vie for victory! This game is also Ohio Lottery Lucky Night, meaning everyone who attends receives a Blue Jackets scratch-off.

Other home games at Nationwide Arena this week include:

 

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers | Friday, February 14 | 7 PM
    • Come out with your significant other for this special Valentine’s Day game!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tim and Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour

Friday, February 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Legendary alternative comedy duo Tim & Eric are making a stop in the Arena District during their world tour, Mandatory Attendance. This laugh-out-loud live show—filled with brand new spoofs, goofs and insanity—is sure to leave audiences in an uproar and wanting more. Check out tickets for this popular event and join the hilarity at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human Tour

Saturday, February 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8 PM

EDM singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday for her touring show, How to Be Human. Chelsea’s latest album, which recently dropped, features 15 tracks of bouncy yet vulnerable music and lyricism. Alexander 23 and X Lovers will open the show. Get your tickets now before the show sells out!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 20, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 13, 2020:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2020

January 20-25 | Various Restaurants | Varying Hours

It’s Columbus (614)’s Restaurant Week 2020! Several downtown Columbus restaurants are participating in this joyous annual celebration of local food, including:

 

Half-Pint Columbus

For $20, The Half-Pint Columbus is offering a custom-designed three-course meal that includes several favorites—from stuffed jalapenos and Cajun catfish BLTs to chef-made mini cakes and roasted veggie sandwiches. Click here to view The Half-Pint’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Nada

For $25, Nada—located in the Arena District—offers a three-course meal featuring tasty creations ranging from baby kale Caesar salads and churros to Baja fish and caramelized cauliflower. Click here to view Nada’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Rodizio Grill

For $30, Arena District’s Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio Grill, is giving Restaurant Week participants a three-course meal that includes unlimited Brazilian appetizers, an award-winning gourmet salad bar and The Full Rodizio—unlimited rotisserie grilled meats. Click here to view Rodizio Grill’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Over in Grandview Yard, Hofbräuhaus Columbus is bringing the German-flavored fare to Restaurant Week 2020, with a three-course meal that lets you choose from a variety of dishes—from bratwurst chili and a sampler of würsts to Bavarian cream puffs and Oktoberfest-style roasted chicken. Click here to view Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Events

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race, presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports, is a surefire way to kick the winter blues! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at Nationwide Arena center ice. Afterwards, attend the post-race party to receive tons of cool swag! Register now to claim your spot in the race.

 

Dinosaur Adventure Columbus

January 25-26 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience living with dinosaurs? Coming this weekend to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Dinosaur Adventure is a one-of-a-king exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with life-like movement and roars. Dino fans of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities including fossil crafting, obstacle courses, dinosaur rides, live entertainment and more! Click here for tickets.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets

Wednesday, January 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Join us this Wednesday at Nationwide Arena for a match-up between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Winnipeg Jets. Last November, we saw a formidable opposition from both teams, resulting in a narrow loss for the Blue Jackets. Find your tickets and cheer on the Jackets during this exciting rematch!

 

Music

Umphrey’s McGee

Saturday, January 25 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to the stage this Saturday at EXPRESS LIVE!, Umphrey’s McGee will be bringing a night of unforgettable music to the Arena District! These experienced performers bring together a talented mix of jazz, rock, metal and funk that is sure to please any ear. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spectacular performance by opening band, The New Deal. Grab your tickets and witness this exceptional night of performance!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

January 29 – February 2 | Nationwide Arena

The rink at Nationwide Arena transforms into happiest place on earth in just one week! Come see Disney On Ice for a magical performance of Dream Big, brought to you by some of your favorite Disney characters! Join Anna, Elsa, Moana, Maui and Miguel as they skate their way through musical adventures. Check out tickets to see one of these spectacular performances, with showtimes available from Jan. 29- Feb. 2! Make a wish, dream big, and see it all on center ice!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 25, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 25, 2019:

 

Gift Ideas

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up this week, shoppers will be flocking to Columbus to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. If you’re planning to get your gifts this week, here is one place to shop in the Arena District!

 

Arena District Athletic Club

This holiday season, give the gift of fitness with a gift card or membership to the downtown Columbus’ Arena District Athletic Club! As the city’s premiere fitness facility, the Arena District Athletic Club offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, one-on-one and group training sessions, yoga, massage and several other high-quality services. This is one gift that’s sure to yield great returns!

 

Music

Five Finger Death Punch

Tuesday, November 26 | Nationwide Arena| 6:30 PM

After rocking stages for well over a decade, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch comes to Nationwide Arena! The band, which has won a multitude of awards—including awards for Best International Rock Group and Best Live Performance—makes its way to the Arena District next Tuesday for a head-bangingly good show. Joining the rock group will be Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From the Gods. Get your tickets now for this intense performance of pure metal and rock.

 

Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

Sunday, December 1 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Christmas is coming early this week, when multi-platinum and Grammy winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith make their way to Nationwide Arena! Reuniting for their popular Christmas tour, the duo brings along with them a full symphony orchestra, special guest Marc Martel and the spirit of Christmas—achieved though award-winning vocals and music. Join the holiday festivities and get your tickets to this special event.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

Monday, November 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Overcome a case of the Mondays and start your week with exciting hockey games at Nationwide Arena. Join us tonight as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Ottawa Senators. Grab your union blue, capitol silver and of course, your tickets, and don’t miss this exciting game!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, November 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Nationwide Arena becomes a place filled with brotherly hockey love as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Philadelphia flyers to their home turf. Last month, the Blue Jackets battled the Flyers for supremacy in the first and second periods, before losing ground in the third. Get your tickets and show some love for our team as we cheer them towards a win!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, November 29 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a back and forth preseason and a loss in October, the Columbus Blue Jackets face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena for an opportunity to prove they have what it takes. This Friday, Grab some friends and find your seats for another action-packed game at Nationwide Arena!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

WNCI’s Jingle Jam

Monday, December 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

WNCI 97.9 is hosting their Jingle Jam concert to celebrate the holiday season! The event will feature hit artists Charlie Puth and For King & Country. Additional musical guests include Echosmith, PUBLIC and Cousing Simple, for a show that is sure to leave guests in the holiday spirit. Get your tickets for a night of jolly jingles and great music right here at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

CD102.5 Holiday Show

Tuesday, December 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Alternative rock station CD102.5 brings the best of today’s rock music to EXPRESS LIVE! for their holiday show. The show, which will take place next Tuesday, offers a lineup of old and new favorites, featuring music groups Silversun Pickups, K.Flay and Upsahl. To spread the holiday cheer, $1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the CD102.5 For the Kids Foundation. Take part in this holiday event and get tickets to see the show.

 

Whiskey Myers

Friday, December 5 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Texan based rock and country group, Whiskey Myers, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Friday! The six-part band comes to Columbus during a tour of their sixth and latest album titled after their namesake. Since their debut album in 2008, the band has reached critical acclaim, with last year’s album titled, “Mud,” reaching the number one position on iTunes country chart. An opening performance will be given by Rob Leines. Find tickets for the show and participate in the sounds of the South!

 

99.7 Blitzmas 2019

Sunday, December 7 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Sunday, it’s Blitzmas 2019, brought to you by 99.7 The Blitz! Featured in the concert will be hit rock group, Chevelle, who has been appearing in top rock charts since their formation in 1995. Chevelle will be accompanied by groups, Convey and The Band Royale, to deliver an unforgettable performance. Make sure to get tickets for this event and come ready to be wowed!

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 11, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 11, 2019:

 

Fitness

Arena District Athletic Club Open House

November 11-14 | Arena District Athletic Club | 5 AM – 10 PM

Looking to join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus? The Arena District Athletic Club—one of the city’s cleanest and most modern gyms—is holding an open house for prospective members today through Thursday! Any time between 5 AM and 10 PM, stop in, tour the facility, meet Club staff and enter to win tickets to a Blue Jackets home game. You will also receive a 10-day free trial membership and a Club t-shirt just for coming in. Click here to learn more.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues

Friday, November 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Do you like the color blue? What about great hockey? If you answered yes to either of these questions, be sure to join us this at Nationwide Arena as we celebrate a matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the first-place St. Louis Blues. Grab your tickets and bring your friends to this exciting game!

 

Music 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Coming to the neighborhood tonight at EXPRESS LIVE!, it’s The Neighbourhood! This five-part California rock band makes its way to the Arena District for a night of music and melody, presented by Columbus’ alternative rock station, CD102.5. Opening the performance are musical artists, Claud and Slow Hollows. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss out on Monday’s exciting performance.

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Tomorrow night, Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head-banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Events

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 4

Saturday, November 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming this Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE!—the Ohio Combat League! Watch a spectacle of dazzling mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Sunday, November 17 | McFerson Commons Park | 7:30 AM

This Sunday starting at McFerson Commons Park in Columbus’ Arena District, warm up in the cold weather by participating in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K! During the race, marshmallow sweet stations will be dotted along course routes—among other fun surprises. A Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue once you cross the finish line. Funds from the race will go to support Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here to register.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group, Static-X, returns to the Columbus stage to perform for their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” set to release in 2020. The band, which will perform at EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups, Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and performances.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Restaurant Spotlight: Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Wish you could experience Oktoberfest all year ‘round? Nestled in the growing Grandview Yard neighborhood, just minutes away from downtown Columbus, Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been offering exactly that and more for thousands of guests since 2014.

In this Columbus Restaurant Spotlight, we’ll be showcasing Hofbräuhaus Columbus and giving you an inside look at the German-style beer hall’s food, drink, history and ambiance.

 

The History of Hofbräuhaus

While Hofbräuhaus Columbus has only been open for a little over five years, the original Hofbräuhaus was founded in Munich in 1589—nearly 200 years prior to the United States’ founding!

Wilhelm V, the duke of Bavaria, dissatisfied with the beer brewed locally for him and his family, and tired of paying a premium to have it imported from other cities, ordered his counsel to think of a better way for him to get his drink on. They suggested building his own brewery, and Hofbräuhaus was born.

In 1607, Hofbräuhaus was relocated to a bigger space in a more populated area, and soon served the public. In 1887, it was renovated to include a restaurant. While the beerhall was bombed in 1944 during WWII, it was reconstructed in 1958 and still stands today.

In 2014, Hofbräuhaus Columbus became the 6th (and still newest) Hofbräuhaus in the United States—the first being Hofbräuhaus Newport in Newport, Kentucky.

 

The Food of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Whether you’re looking for German styled würsts, a garden-fresh salad or delicious Ohio cream puffs, Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ robust menu and authentic recipes offer something for everyone to enjoy. Each month, the beerhall features a new monthly special to please even more palettes—recently, this included a tasty pulled pork sandwich made with homemade Dunkel BBQ sauce.

If burgers and sandwiches are more your style, Hofbräuhaus Columbus carries approximately ten mouthwatering options ranging from a Smoke-Haus Burger topped with thick-cut cheddar, crispy onion frizzles, homemade Dunkel BBQ sauce and smoked bacon, to a Schnitzel Sandwich topped with fried pork cutlet, fresh greens and veggies and signature homemade bier cheese. Hofbräuhaus Columbus also offers a plethora of mouthwatering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, including fresh green salads, scrumptious desserts, vegan bratwurst and more.

In addition to burgers, greens and German fare, one of the restaurant’s most popular items is its fried chicken. Hofbräuhaus chefs take fresh chicken tenders, marinade them in creamy buttermilk for 48 hours and then hand-bread them in homemade beer batter. Our taste buds are buzzing just writing about it!

One of the more unique parts of the Hofbräuhaus Columbus dining experience is its food and beer pairings. Each month, the brew master hand-selects a seasonal beer to be featured. When that happens, the restaurant’s chef will devise a completely new menu item that pairs perfectly with that beer. This tradition has been going strong for more than eight years with incredible results—in some cases, if a pairing is extra successful, Hofbräuhaus will add it to the menu as a permanent item!

 

The Bier of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Many would say that the crown jewel of Hofbräuhaus Columbus is its home-brewed beer (or bier, as they say in Germany). Each and every day, the experienced brew master makes a fresh batch using the original Hofbräuhaus recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. This includes four year-round varieties and seasonal specialties like Oktoberfest, Maibock, Pilsner and Dunkel Weizen.

Serious bier aficionados will also appreciate the variety of Growlers and Crowlers (32oz can) offered at Hofbräuhaus Columbus. Growlers—one of the oldest and most traditional ways to bring home draught beer—come in 32oz or 64oz glass, steel or ceramic jugs, with your choice of beer sealed and pressure trapped on the spot. Crowlers, a newer innovation in beer transportation, come in 32oz aluminum cans, and are specially capped to seal in all the beer’s flavor.

 

The Events of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Unlike the new craft breweries that pop up, Hofbräuhaus is rooted in tradition, and it shows in its authentic beerhall ambiance and décor. From keg-tapping ceremonies and live music to family nights and happy hours, Hofbräuhaus Columbus provides guests with a variety of events and activities from week to week.

With a seating capacity of over 850, Hofbräuhaus Columbus is the perfect place to host any event or gathering you may have—including birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, happy hours and more! Call (614) 294-2437 or visit their website to reserve the beerhall for a large group.


Columbus Dessert Festival

This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from 25+ Columbus treat makers!

EVENT DETAILS:

When: Sunday, November 3rd, 10 am-4 pm

Where: The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

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The Columbus Dessert Festival is a kid friendly event. Children can attend for free BUT will need a ticket if they wish to sample the desserts.

Each guest will get a treat box. Guests will receive a sample from each participating dessert vendor (25) Additional treats will be available for purchase if you’d like to take desserts home with you.

Enter to win one pair of tickets to Columbus Dessert Festival!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 7, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 7, 2019:

 

New to the Arena District

Whistle & Keg

343 N. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio

The next evolution of bar has officially opened in downtown Columbus’ Arena District! Whistle & Keg is a pour-your-own, pay-by-the-ounce establishment featuring 50 taps that serve local craft beers, wine, kombucha, cider and more. Whistle & Keg also offers a variety of delicious and shareable bar bites like pretzels, loaded nachos, buffalo chicken dip and more. Read more about the opening of Whistle & Keg Columbus at ColumbusUnderground.

 

Events 

Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on Friday, On the Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Monday, October 7 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tonight at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets play their second home game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres! After losing to them in the pre-season, the Jackets are looking to make it count where it matters tonight. Grab some friends and get your tickets for the game here.

 

Music

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Want to experience one of the wildest and most fun Tuesday nights of your life? Well, get ready, because EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting world-famous EDM musician, Zedd! Always the life of the party, this Russian-German DJ will play hit after ear-pleasing hit for a night you and your friends won’t soon forget. Get tickets today before it’s too late!

 

Robyn & ESG

Thursday, October 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

European musicians are all over EXPRESS LIVE! this week! After Zedd on Tuesday, critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer Robyn will make a stop at the downtown Columbus concert venue to perform hit songs from her 20+ year long career. Also performing that night will be NYC-based band, ESG, who’s song ‘UFO’ is one of the most sampled in music history. Click here to get your tickets to this dynamic live show.

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, October 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Dark Star Orchestra, one of the best and longest running Grateful Dead cover bands of all time, is making their way to EXPRESS LIVE! to delight fans with their musical stylings. Click here to get your tickets to this psychedelic, out-of-this-world show.

 

Roddy Ricch

Saturday, October 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Compton-born rapper Roddy Ricch is making a tour stop in downtown Columbus this Saturday. Almost a year after the release of his acclaimed mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, 20-year-old Ricch will be performing hit favorites at EXPRESS LIVE! Click here to get your tickets to this high-energy rap show.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 10 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

The last month for Arena District Farmers Markets is upon us! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

GDEX Gaming Convention

October 12-13 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Times

Get ready, gamers! GDEX, a weekend-long celebration of games, is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend! More than 4,000 attendees are estimated to attend this weekend that showcases the latest games and products, features industry speakers and workshops and includes fun activities like tournaments, raffles, a dance party and more. Click here to buy tickets and get your game on!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Matt & Kim present Grand – 10 Year Celebration Tour

Saturday, October 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Matt & Kim, the acclaimed musical duo from Brooklyn, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 album Grand with a tour across the United States, including a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. The show promises to bring back smash hits from the album, including Daylight, I Wanna and more. Beach Goons will open. Click here to get your tickets to what’s sure to be a fun Saturday night performance.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 30, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 30, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Night + Plaza Party

Friday, October 4 | Nationwide Arena | 3 PM

NHL hockey is officially back—we are so excited for the Columbus Blue Jackets to be back at Nationwide Arena! The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to kick off the club’s 2019-20 season by visiting the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, on Friday, October 4 before the Jackets host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 PM. The party on the Front Street plaza starts at 3 PM and game tickets are not required to attend. Fans that do not have game tickets are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and stay to watch the home opener on large outdoor screens.

With a record-breaking 2018 season, the Jackets’ 2019-20 stretch will surely be a season to remember. Want to go to the game? The puck drops at 7 PM sharp. Get your tickets for this must-attend home opening game here.

 

Music

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Monday, September 30 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Thom Yorke, member of Radiohead, brings his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour to EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! During his solo career, Yorke made the switch from rock and roll to dance and electronic and has found smashing success doing so. Don’t miss the chance to see Yorke play some of his most popular hits, including Traffic and Twist. Grab your tickets here.

 

The Black Keys: Let’s Rock Tour

Wednesday, October 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

After a five-year hiatus, The Black Keys—one of the world’s biggest rock bands today—will play Nationwide Arena on Wednesday evening! This Grammy Award-winning band is known for crowd-pleasing songs like Lonely Boy and Tighten Up and are an absolute treat to see live. Get your tickets here.

 

MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour

Saturday, October 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Christian music fans rejoice—MercyMe is coming to Nationwide Arena this weekend! Join them on their Imagine Nation tour for the opportunity to gather together and worship with the band. MercyMe’s music includes upbeat, soul-stirring songs like I Can Only Imagine and Happy Dance. Grab your tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 3 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

We are rounding into the last few Arena District Farmers Markets this year! If you haven’t had time to stop by, now is your chance! Several locally made fall products are now available for purchase, and seasonal produce is fresh and fully stocked. Make sure to carve out time in your schedule this Thursday!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! will host EDM musician, Zedd! You’ve heard some of his top hits like ‘Clarity’ and ‘Stay!’ If you don’t normally like EDM, Zedd is the guy for you! He mixes popular beats with electronic to create songs everyone can jam to. Grab a friend and get tickets today!

 

Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on Friday, On the Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

 

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event! We’re giving away 2 VIP passes with drink tickets to Saturday Night’s festivities—enter below. The winner will be contacted on October 7.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!