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Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio

Why all the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio


The words ‘Flyover State’ are starting to lose association with Columbus, Ohio. Visitors from all over the U.S. are starting to agree that C-bus is a pretty hip, and a fun place to visit or live. An article from National Geographic gives claim of Millennial Mantle to Columbus, Ohio which  may be attributed to the youth, affordability and the on the go lifestyle of our city.  Columbus Downtown Apartment and Condo dwellers truly have the amenities and benefits of a big city at their finger tips.

Things we love in Cbus

We love downtown living!

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Arena CrossingFlats on VineFlats IIApartments at the Yard, Parks Edge828 at the Yard– just to name a few of the sought after and up-and-coming downtown apartments and condos that are surrounded by amenities and free transportation via C-bus. Arena District residents have the convenience of nearby restaurants and bars, Nationwide Arena for Blue Jackets games and concerts and Huntington park to watch the Columbus Clippers is a home run! They are also convenient for many businesses in the area if you would prefer a short morning commute whether you drive a few blocks, take a CoGo, ride the C-bus or walk.

We love our Coffee!


From slow drip to latte’s, french press and pour overs there are so many choices when it comes to good coffee in downtown Columbus. If you don’t believe us, just check out the Experience Columbus Coffee Trail  which features 20 downtown coffee roasters, they’ll even give you a free shirt if you visit 4 different locations! We highly suggest a cinnamon roll and iced latte from Fox in the Snow Cafe!

We love our Art!

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Whether your passing a building mural, taking a stroll during gallery hop, or spending an afternoon looking at fine art, it’s easy to see art is taking over downtown Columbus. Institutions like Columbus Museum of Art, The Wexner Center, and Pizzuti Collection make the city a cultural hot spot. The Columbus Museum of Art is FREE on Sundays, a great time to get the family together for an afternoon activity.

We basically love everything about downtown Columbus- Read more here 








Saddle up for our 6th Patio Stop-Ted’s Montana Grill!

Saddle up for our 6th Patio Stop-Ted’s Monta Grill!


We love the experience of Ted’s Montana Grill-from the pickled cucumbers, to the crushed ice and paper straws, that delicious Bison Burger, fresh fish or hand-cut steak, and ending with the Wildberry Cheesecake! Ted’s was introduced to downtown Columbus in January of 2002, and features the biggest bison menu in the world! If your not a fan of burgers, try the bison pot roast, best crab cakes in town, or any of their entrée salads! This patio pleaser is not only known for it’s delicious food, but also a wide range of  draft beers, wines, and cocktails. Click for the full Cocktails and Wine Menu.

Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s Montana Grill is a Classic American Grill committed to serving honest food accompanied with genuine hospitality. The menu is known for Authentic American dishes using simple, timeless recipes, careful preparations and fresh, local ingredients. Selections include a wide variety of made-from-scratch cuisine such as iconic, award-winning burgers, hand-cut aged steaks, premium chicken with no antibiotics, fresh fish and our house specialty, all-natural Bison.

Conveniently located in the Arena District, our residents at Flats on Vine, Flats 2, and Arena Crossing can walk to Ted’s to experience authentic American dining served with genuine hospitality! Ted’s Montana Grill is not only a hot patio spot on our Patio Palooza guide but also one of our favorite dining spots! Click to view the menu.

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Check out the full Patio Palooza Guide!


Patio Palooza at Bostons! Patio+Pizza=Perfection.

Patio Palooza at Bostons! Patio+Pizza=Perfection.

Boston's Patio


As the weather heats up, many of downtown Columbus’s best restaurants and bars are opening their patios  for guests to catch some rays while enjoying outdoor staples like pizza and cold beer. This week’s patio profile features Boston’s Gourmet Pizza right on Nationwide Boulevard on the corner of McFerson Commons. It’s just a short walk away from the Downtown Columbus apartments like Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine or Flats II.
If you are looking for a fun way to spend those week day nights or those weekends, get yourself over to McFerson Commons where ton of great Columbus events go on! Whether you are waiting for one of the summer music festivals in the Arena District, or you are just finishing a game of kickball, Boston’s Pizza has everything you need to live it up this summer.

Stop by the patio pre or post any Columbus Clipper’s game this summer! They also have a great lunch special called the “Nooner” that consists of a side salad, and a personal pizza. It’s the perfect way to break up your work day. Get some sun and enjoy the fresh air on their patio that has the perfect amount of shade!


Happy Hour Specials:
$1 off 32oz Beers
$1 off Glasses of Wine
$1 off Liquor
$4 Margaritas
$2.50 Domestic Bottles
$2 off Starters
Monday – Friday 3pm-7pm


4th Stop of our Patio Palooza- Dick’s Last Resort

4th Stop of our Patio Palooza- Dick’s Last Resort

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It’s rude, crude and an absolute blast! Dick’s Last Resort is the 4th stop of our Patio Palooza!  From Working Stiff specials to Crappy Happy Hours, Dick’s Last Resort offers both people who work in the Arena District an escape from the stress of the workday to Columbus Downtown Apartments renters a place to go out for drinks and dinner. The wait staff is an absolute riot and will have you laughing at your friends and yourself. They may treat you like crap, but the food is delicious and service is bad in a good way.

Newly added is the Dick’s Last Resort App which is downloadable on your smartphone device. The DD program is a loyalty rewards program in which members will earn one point for every dollar they spend on food, beverage, and souvenir items. So embrace the sarcasm and Dicks Last Resort will reward you with a little thank you (the best your gonna get). This is a huge new benefit to frequent visitors who may live nearby at Flats on Vine, Flats II and Arena Crossing.

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Working Stiff Specials:

Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm

Dick’s Cheezy Burger and Fries – $6.99
Chicken Caesar Wrap and Fries – $6.99
The Big Pig Sandwich (pulled pork Sandwich) and Fries $6.99

Crappy (Happy) Hour Specials:

Monday- Friday 4pm-7pm (includes weekday event nights\hockey games)          

$4.50 House Margaritas and Long Islands
$3.50 House Liquor
$2.50 Domestic Drafts
$3.50 Specialty Drafts
$5 Select Apps (Cheese Sticks, Fried Pickles, Chicken Bites, BBQ Ribs with Tater Tots, Corn Dog with Tater Tots, Fried Shrimp with Tater Tots)





DD Loyalty Rewards and APP

The DD Club is a loyalty program recently launched by Dick’s Last Resort. It’s an app for your smart phone and works with both Apple and Android devices. Members will earn one point for every dollar they spend on food, beverage, and souvenir items.

Other rewards include:
$15 Welcome Reward given 12 hours after signing up
$20 Birthday Reward
$15 Anniversary of sign up reward
25 points awarded to “refer a friend”
50 points awarded for filling out survey
$10 reward issued for every 100 points earned.
Priority Seating based on availability.
Member-only access to special offers and promotions.
No glassware purchase on Dick’s Last Resort signature drinks.
Reward dollars cannot be used towards alcohol or gratuity.


Digfest festival will be first event at new park

Digfest festival will be first event at new park









Central Ohio loves it’s local breweries. Digfest is a major contributor in the introduction of these fine wines and craft brews. The love for the festival as well as the celebration of local liquors and brews has continued to grow in popularity, since it’s first festival in 2011.

We are excited for the 6th annual Digfest to be held in our very own Grandview Yard, at First Avenue Park this Saturday, June 11 from 4-10:30 pm. Residents of Grandview Yard and Grandview Heights look forward to the over 50 makers of craft beer, wine, liquors, and spirits that are involved in this years event. The event is getting bigger and better due to the Grandview and Arlington chamber merger. This will be the first event in which the new Tri-Village Chamber Partnership is presenting.

Entrance and parking for Digfest are free. Parking is available at the Grandview Yard parking garage behind LA Fitness, on the surface lot next to the garage, and in the garage next to the Hofbrauhaus. Drink tickets are $3 each, cash and credit cards are accepted. Samples cost one ticket with full pours at two tickets. The samples give brew connoisseurs a chance to give the beer a try before going for a full pour.
Digfest is a terrific event; even those who do not wish to partake in the sampling of brews can enjoy 15 food vendors, crafts, and live music in a festival setting. Featured music includes DJ Carlo, The High Definitions and Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons.
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Arena District Restaurant Guide, Calling all Foodies!

Arena District Restaurant Guide, Calling all Foodies!

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Download a Restaurant Guide PDF

Featured Downtown Columbus Restaurants: BD’s Mongolian GrillBig Bang Piano Bar,  Boston’sBuca Di Beppo, Dick’s Last ResortGordon Biersch, Jimmy John’s, Max and Erma’s, Nada, R Bar, Rodizio Grill, Studio Movie Grill, Sunny Street CafeTed’s Montana Grill, The Three-Legged Mare

The Arena District offers Columbus Downtown residents many options when it comes to dining, sports, entertainment and hotels. Residents at Flats on Vine, Flats II and Arena Crossing have many options right within walking distance.

The Arena District restaurant guide features menus from all of their Downtown Columbus featured restaurants, and includes happy hour specials and lunch menus! Check out the Nada lunch menu below. One of our favorite escapes from the work day is the new addition of the Taco Lunchbox! The Taco Lunchbox comes with two tacos, choice of side (the sweet chili glazed fries are amazing!) and a doughnut! Your boss might frown upon an afternoon siesta, so save that for after lunch on a weekend visit!

Nada Lunch Menu

Buca Di Beppo is yet another Columbus Downtown featured restaurant with a much different vibe. Buca Di Beppo is known for their family style sharing portions shown below. Small portions will feed 2-3 people and the large portions will feed up to 5. Buca Di Beppo is our favorite Friday night date spot for wine and dining. We also love reserving the “pope table” for large parties.

Buca di BeppoWe hope you enjoy your food as much as we do! The Arena District has so much to discover!



What’s better than the wonderful sunny weather in downtown Columbus? Enjoying a cold craft brew on the patio after work! That’s what. Now that it seems that summer has arrived it’s time to get the gang together and grab dinner and drinks on a patio in one of our downtown Columbus restaurants!

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This week’s patio profile features The Three-Legged Mare is a locally owned Irish Pub that is just steps from the Arena. Residents at Flats on Vine, Flats 2, and Arena Crossing can walk over on Sundays for Residents Night to enjoy 20% off from 4pm- close.  They are known for their massive drafts list that always feature some local craft breweries like Four String, Seventh Son and more. They always have a beer of the month to try as well as the classics that everyone loves. Get fancy with your beer this summer with a layered beer like the Black Orchard, which is Guinness and Angry Orchard.

Let your inner foodie live a little with this great gastro pub fare like the Scotch Egg, Reuben Balls, or the very best Spinach and Artichoke Dip served with fried pita bread! See their whole menu here!If you are a fan of the Columbus Crew and Columbus rugby – this patio was made for you. There are always soccer or rugby matches to be found on one of the many flat screen TV’s or the 9 foot projection screen. Get wild with your fan friends while enjoying the perfect afternoon breeze. This restaurant patio was made for you if you love a fun-loving local sports fan atmosphere with a hint of ole’ Ireland

Daily Specials

Monday: AYCE Shrimp & Chips $13.95
Tuesday: ½ price wings & $1 off bottled beer
Wednesday: Homemade Meatloaf
Thursday: Chef’s Creation, $4 Long Islands, $1 off Ohio Drafts
Friday: Fresh Seafood Special










Happy Hour: M-F 4:00-8:00 $1 off well drinks, drafts, and house wine. $3.99 select appetizers

*Excluding Arena Event Nights