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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!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 16, 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 16, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Pre-Season Games

September 17 & 21 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM & 2 PM

NHL hockey season is back in the Arena District! Looking better than ever, the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to build off a tremendous season in their quest for a Stanley Cup. The Jackets’ preseason starts tomorrow, September 17 with a home game against the Buffalo Sabres, followed by a game on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Gauge how you think the team looks in real-time by clicking here for tickets! And click here to get season-ready with official Columbus Blue Jackets swag!

 

Music

Tyler, the Creator

Sunday, September 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Iconic alternative rapper, Tyler, the Creator, will be stopping at EXPRESS LIVE! this Sunday! The artist, who is famous for being a part of hip-hop group Odd Future, will treat you to hits like ‘EARFQUAKE,’ ‘Yonkers’ and ‘She’. Tyler will be joined by special guests, Jaden Smith and GoldLink! Grab your tickets to experience this must-see-live artist.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 19 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

This Thursday between 11 AM and 1:30 PM, head to Battelle Plaza outside Nationwide Arena to pick up perfect seasonal products at the Farmer’s Market! With summer winding down, the market will have new, autumn-centric products. Shop local and stock up on local produce, breads, flowers and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Miranda Lambert: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour

Saturday, September 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Listen up, country music fans! Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour will be stopping at Nationwide Arena next Saturday. Miranda will be playing some of her classics like ‘The House That Built Me’ and ‘Kerosene’, along with newer hits. She will be accompanied by special guests, Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes. Grab your tickets here, and don’t forget your boots and cowboy hats!

 

Maggie Rogers

Saturday, September 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hit singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will be making her way to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage next Saturday! The critically acclaimed folk artist will be playing popular hits like ‘Alaska’, and other songs from her debut album Heard It In a Past Life, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200. Empress Of will open for what’s sure to be an ear-pleasingly good show! Click here to get your tickets now.

 

Bastille

Sunday, September 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Next Sunday, British band Bastille will travel across the pond, all the way to EXPRESS LIVE! for Part 1 of their Doom Days Tour. The massively popular indie rock group will certainly impress with chart-topping songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Doom Days’, and many more from their collection of studio albums. Joywave will open. Click here to get your tickets to this highly anticipated show!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 9, 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 9, 2019:

 

Music

The Raconteurs

Friday, September 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Soul-stirringly great rock band, The Raconteurs, are playing at EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! Led by rock legend Jack White and a group of his old friends, the band is sure to rock your night with hits from their latest album Help Us Stranger. They’re also bound to play timeless hits like ‘Steady, As She Goes’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone.’ Olivia Jean will be opening. Join in on the fun by grabbing your tickets here.

 

NF – The Search Tour

Sunday, September 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Acclaimed rapper, singer and songwriter NF is making a stop in Columbus this Sunday! He will be joined by Kyd the Band as they take on EXPRESS LIVE! NF will play songs from his newest album, The Search, along with older hits like “When I Grow Up” and “Paralyzed.” Purchase your tickets here.

 

Loper & Randi’s Great Summer Smokeout ft. Highly Suspect

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

Join two of Columbus’ top morning radio personalities, Loper & Randi from 99.7 The Biltz, at their Great Summer Smokeout 2019! End your summer the right way by experiencing some of the top rock bands on September 14 at EXPRESS LIVE! Headlining the event will be Highly Suspect—with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE also in the mix. Get your tickets here.

Want to go but trying to save money? We got you! Enter below to win a pair of tickets to the Great Summer Smokeout 2019!

 

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Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 12 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Get your fix on seasonal autumn produce at the Arena District Farmer’s Market at Battelle Plaza! Shop local and stay Ohio proud while browsing products and produce from local farmers, artisans and small businesses. With only a few farmer’s markets left for the season, be sure to stop by while you can!

 

Yoga on the Green

Saturday, September 14 | Huntington Park | 8 AM

Have you ever looked at a freshly cut baseball field and thought, ‘I want to do yoga on that’? Well, here’s your chance—this Saturday at Huntington Park, take part in a fun-filled morning of yoga activities on the field, all to support local cancer research! This unique event, led by professional yoga instructors and accompanied by music and videos, will also feature giveaways, swag bags and messages by cancer survivors. 100% of ticket proceeds go to fund Ohio Cancer Research, so don’t miss this awesome, health-focused way to give back! Get your tickets here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tyler, the Creator

Sunday, September 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Iconic alternative rapper, Tyler, the Creator, will be stopping at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 22! The artist, who is famous for being a part of hip-hop group Odd Future, will treat you to hits like ‘EARFQUAKE,’ ‘Yonkers’ and ‘She’. Tyler will be joined by special guests, Jaden Smith and GoldLink! Grab your tickets to experience this must-see-live artist.

 

Blink-182 

Sunday, September 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Give into nostalgia and join Blink-182 as they celebrate 20 years of their Enema of the State album. They promise to cover not only the classics, but new hits as well. Blink-182 will be joined by friends, All Time Low and Neck Deep! Grab your tickets and relive your glory years.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 19, 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 August 19, 2019:

 

Fitness

Central Ohio Heart Walk

Saturday, August 24 | McFerson Commons Park | 8 AM

Walk McFerson Commons Park in downtown Columbus this Saturday to help a great cause—the American Heart Association! The Central Ohio Heart Walk raises money to promote building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Participants will enjoy a community festival at 8 AM, followed by a choice of either a 1- or 3-mile walk. Register for the walk now!

 

Foodies

Columbus Summer Beerfest

Saturday, August 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 2-5 PM & 8-11 PM

Do you love beer and/or animals? Come out and support Animal Rescue Partners while enjoying hundreds of craft beers, food trucks and live music at the Columbus Summer Beerfest! This event will be held in the Arena District outside of EXPRESS LIVE!, and feature two sessions—one from 2-5 PM and the other from 8-11 PM Get your tickets here.

 

Flavored Nation

August 24-25 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 11 AM

Enjoy delicious dishes from all 50 U.S. states this weekend at Flavored Nation—an event bringing together America’s iconic state dishes and award-winning chefs from across the country. Held this weekend from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, come out, bring friends and enjoy a taste of this unforgettable foodie experience!

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 22 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Haven’t had the time this summer to visit the Arena District Farmers Market? You’re in luck—it’s still going strong this Thursday! The market will return to Battelle Plaza from 11 AM to 1:30 PM and feature tons of local farmers and artisans selling fresh, local produce and merchandise! We are sure you will find something to enjoy, so be sure to check it out!

 

Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus

Friday, August 23 | Experience Columbus Visitor Center | 12 PM

Columbus Zoo animals will be making their way to the Experience Columbus Arena District Visitor Center this Friday! Free and open to the public, this event lets you get up close and personal with zoo animals from all walks of life—including penguins, kangaroos, chinchillas and more.

 

Columbus Cars & Coffee, presented by Nationwide

Sunday, August 25 | McFerson Commons Park | 10 AM – 12 PM

Car fanatic? Come view exotic and one-of-a-kind vehicles this Sunday in downtown Columbus’ McFerson Commons Park! Presented by Nationwide, Columbus Cars and Coffee is an event bringing together car enthusiasts, collectors and owners for a morning of coffee, chatting and, of course, car display. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats & Toledo Mudhens

August 19-25 | Huntington Park | Various Times

The Columbus Clippers are back after an away week! Come cheer on your favorite local baseball team any night this week as they take on the Louisville Bats and the Toledo Mudhens! Grab your tickets here!

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Monday, August 19 | 6:35 PM
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Tuesday, August 20 | 6:35 PM
    • Francisco Lindor Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
  • Wednesday, August 21 | 6:35 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 22 | 6:35 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • College ID Night
    • Clippers Homage T-Shirt Drawing
  • Friday, August 23 | 7:15 PM
    • Ohio Lottery Fantastic Friday
    • Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, August 24 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Spin to Win with Ohio Lottery
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • FIREWORKS!
  • Sunday, August 25 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Shawn Mendes: The Tour

Tuesday, August 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pop icon Shawn Mendes will be stopping through downtown Columbus on his worldwide tour! Known for hits like ‘Señorita,’ ‘Stitches’ and ‘Treat You Better’, Mendes is sure to put on a spectacular performance at Nationwide Arena. He will also be joined by special guest, Alessia Cara! Get your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 5, 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 August 5, 2019:

 

Music

Music at the Yard

Thursday, August 8 | First Avenue Park | 4:30 PM

Looking to check out some great local bands? The Grandview Heights Public Library and Grandview Heights Parks & Rec have announced the first-ever Music at the Yard—a free summer concert series at Grandview Yard’s First Avenue Park just around the corner from the Arena District! First to play in the series is Columbus Americana/ folk band, Clarence White and the Johnny Appleseeds. Come out and enjoy this free concert at Grandview Yard.

 

Billy Currington

Thursday, August 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Put on your boots, grab your cowboy hat and join Billy Currington as he takes the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! The country music star will be joined by special guest, Renee Blair! With hits like ‘People Are Crazy’, ‘Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right’ and ‘Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer’, he’ll be sure to have you singing along all night long. Grab your tickets here.

 

Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour

Saturday, August 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Beast Coast—collectively made up of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly—will make a stop at downtown Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! this weekend! Their Escape from New York tour will feature hype hits from their new album. Get your tickets today!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Pawtucket Red Sox / Buffalo Bisons

Tuesday – Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

Get ready, Columbus baseball fans—the Clippers will be playing nearly every night this week! First up, the Clippers will be playing the Pawtucket Red Sox, and will close the week off with three games against the Buffalo Bisons. There’s no better way to enjoy summer baseball in downtown Columbus!

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

 

  • Tuesday, August 6 | 7:05 PM
    • Military and First Responders Night
    • Dime-A-Dog Night
    • Mike Clevinger Bobble Head Giveaway
  • Wednesday, August 7 | 7:05 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 8 | 12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, August 9 | 7:15 PM
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • ZOOperstars Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
  • Saturday, August 10 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Night
    • FIREWORKS!!
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • MARVEL Super Hero Night
    • Spin to Win Ohio Lottery
  • Sunday, August 11 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run
    • Family Day Sunday

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, August 7 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 – 10 PM

Treat yourself this Wednesday to a $5 classic cheeseburger, cooked anyway you like! Served with a side of freshly made chips, this meal would pair perfectly with one of their tasty on-tap brews! Be sure to check out all of the Half Pint’s specials.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 8 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Make a stop at Arena District’s Battelle Plaza this Thursday for the weekly Farmers Market! Happening from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, you’ll be sure to find something fresh, local and delicious. Every week features something different, and by shopping you’ll be supporting local vendors!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To:

Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

Tuesday, August 13 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Join world famous band, Queen, and  American Idol winner Adam Lambert as they hit Nationwide Arena next week! The Rhapsody Tour will rock your world as these two amazing artists collide for what is going to be a night to remember. Partake in this epic memory and grab your tickets today.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 22, 2019

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 July 22, 2019:

 

Music

Brit Floyd World Tour 2019: 40 Years of The Wall

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

Sunday, July 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

This Sunday, rapper Wiz Khalifa will be taking over downtown Columbus when he brings his Decent Exposure tour to EXPRESS LIVE! Responsible for huge hits like ‘See You Again,’ Black and Yellow’ and ‘Young, Wild & Free,’ Wiz is always good for an entertaining live show. Fellow rappers Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama and Chevy Woods will also perform. Get your tickets here.

 

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Tuesday, July 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Brit Floyd, a globally famous British Pink Floyd tribute band, is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! Tuesday night! Billboarded as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show, this progressive rock band aims to put a live performance almost identical to Pink Floyd themselves. Grab your tickets to see Brit Floyd here!

 

Lord Huron with Special Guests Bully

Wednesday, July 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Popular indie band, Lord Huron, is stopping by EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday for a special Columbus performance! Known for hits like ‘Ends of the Earth’ and ‘The Night We Met’, the Los Angeles-based group is sure to entertain. Bully, a Nashville-based rock band, will open! To see the show, grab your tickets here.

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Khalid, one of the hottest R&B singers in the world right now, is bringing his first worldwide tour to Nationwide Arena! His Free Spirit tour features global smash hits like ‘Location’, ‘Talk’ and ‘Better’. He will be joined by special guest, Clairo. Grab tickets to this unforgettable evening here.

 

Events

Turtle Flow Yoga

Wednesday, July 24 | Arena District Athletic Club | 6:35 PM

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, you’ll enjoy the Arena District Athletic Club’s Turtle Flow Yoga! Hosted by one of Columbus’ top teachers, Maggie Fekete, this event will integrate breath and movement to create a powerful, stabilizing and delicate meditative flow. Come out and get your Turtle Flow on at this free event.

 

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 25 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Looking to shop more local? Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week will feature dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, July 26 | Battelle Plaza | 7 AM

Interested in finding your zen? A free outdoor vinyasa yoga session will happen Friday, bright and early. The 50-minute class is open to everyone and at all stages of practice. Please bring your own yoga mats. Classes are offered throughout the summer, so check the events page for other sessions.

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the Columbus Clippers are back and ready to play two homestands in a row! First, the Clippers will take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, followed by the Gwinnett Stripers later in the week! Bring the family out and cheer on your home team anytime this week. Get tickets here.

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, July 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 PM – 11 PM

Love burgers? Half Pint Columbus is bringing back their classic burger night! For just $5, you can get their classic cheeseburger, cooked to order, with a side of crispy chips. Pair it with one of their 60 refreshing on-tap beers for a combination that’s tough to beat.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Ohio Combat League 2: Labor Night

Saturday, August 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! Is hosting Columbus’ very own MMA combat league next Saturday night. Various weight classes will be fighting for the chance at victory, and the card is stacked. For more information on the fighters, click here. Get your tickets for the fight here.

 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Tuesday, July 30 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has taken the world by storm. Now, they’re on a global tour that stops at Nationwide Arena on July 30! ELO has always been known for their epic live shows and distinct style, so don’t miss your chance to see this critically acclaimed, chart-topping, award-winning band in the flesh. Singer/songwriter Dhani Harrison, son of The Beatles’ George Harrison, will open.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 15, 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 July 15, 2019:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2019

July 15-20 | 120+ Columbus Restaurants | All Day

Foodies unite, (614) Restaurant Week is finally here! With over 120 of the city’s best restaurants participating—including several in the Arena District—this palette-satisfying event will help you discover new and incredible places to eat throughout Columbus, all at a fraction of your meal’s usual cost. Don’t miss this chance to add new eateries to your list, become a local expert and indulge in the finest food the city has to offer!

Participating restaurants in the Arena District include:

 

Music

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

Tuesday, July 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Get ready to have a semi-charmed life tomorrow, because Columbus’ Arena District will be getting a visit from not one, but two nostalgia-inducing alt-rock bands—Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World! They will be joined at EXPRESS LIVE! by special guests, Ra Ra Riot! Enter to win a pair of tickets or purchase them here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Sad Summer Festival

Saturday, July 20 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 1:00 PM

Sad Summer Festival is more than a music festival—it aims to make a difference in the local Columbus community through partnerships with several non-profit organizations! Featured rock artists performing at the festival are Mayday Parade, The Maine, State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends and Stand Atlantic. Get your tickets for this extravaganza here.

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove Tour

Sunday, July 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Looking for a live throwback to the ‘70s? George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic—along with Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf—are bringing your favorite funkadelic hits to the Arena District. Now’s your chance to join the dealers of funky music, this Sunday, for the One Nation Under a Groove Tour at EXPRESS LIVE! Get tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 18 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Are you interested in supporting local Columbus businesses? Look no further. Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week features dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the high-flying Columbus Clippers are playing two homestands in a row! The first will be against the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and the second will be against the Gwinnett Stripers! Cheer on the home team anytime this week. Get tickets here.

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Join pop superstar Khalid as he brings his Free Spirit World Tour to Nationwide Arena! The singer has gained a massive following around the world due to his incredible vocals and contagious beats—hit singles include Location, Talk and Better. 20-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo will open. Grab your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!