Food & Drink
Whistle & Keg is the Ultimate Football Sunday Destination
Watching football and drinking beer is favorite fall combination, making Arena District bars and restaurants the perfect place to take in the games this season. With the NFL season now in its third week, Whistle & Keg in the Arena District is offering an unrivaled promotion—HALF OFF ALL TAPS every Sunday.
That’s right, your favorite local and imported craft beers, seasonal brews, ciders—everything—half off. And with Tommy Dogs now officially open inside Whistle & Keg, you can pair your beer with a wide variety of unique hot dog combinations. Whether you’re a fan of the Browns, Bengals or other NFL team, Whistle & Keg is a local go-to destination for football Sunday!
Zoup Offering New Menu Items for Fall
There’s no better place to enjoy soup season than Zoup! Whether you like a hearty bowl packed with protein or something on the light side, the Arena District location features several tasty, award-winning recipes to help you enjoy the comforts of fall—including new, must-try seasonal menu items rolling out this week. Place your order online now for carryout, curbside or delivery service.
Resident VIPs Enjoy 25% Off at Boston’s
If you’re a member of the Columbus Downtown Apartment Resident VIP program, you’ve probably taken advantage of the dozens of deals offered by local bars, restaurants, retailers and entertainment providers.
Fans of Arena District’s popular Boston’s restaurant and sports bar will be happy to hear their Resident VIP offer has been updated to include 25% off your entire bill Monday through Friday, extending the applicable hours to 4-10 PM. Grab some friends or take the family out for pizza night this week.
Arena District Apartments Feature 1-Bedroom Floor Plans for Location Lovers
If you’re looking for the perfect 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in downtown Columbus, keep in mind the coveted, centrally located Arena District neighborhood features amenity-packed options to suit a range of budget and lifestyle preferences! From Arena Crossing’s Sydney and Clifton G floor plans, to Flats on Vine’s Napa and Sonoma floor plans, to Flats II’s Napa II floor plan, there’s bound to be a unit in the city that suits you to a T.
Pro Tip: Renters in search of a great temporary work-from-home office space will be happy to know the Clifton G floor plan has a bedroom with a den!
Health & Wellness
The Columbus Clippers Virtually Challenge You to a Four-Miler
Looking for an excuse to get active? The Columbus Clippers are challenging walkers and runners to a Virtual 4 Miler. Open to anyone and everyone, the rules are simple and easy—just run or walk four miles any time between November 20-22. Once you sign up, the Clippers will send you a variety of exclusive swag and memorabilia. The 2020 Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler is limited to the first 1,000 runners & walkers, so register now!
New Documentary on Columbus’ Historic Newport Music Hall Premiering September 30
If you live in Columbus, chances are you’re no stranger to popular PromoWest venues including EXPRESS LIVE! and Newport Music Hall—the city’s legendary venue that boasts the title of America’s longest continually running rock club, with half a century under its belt. This year, PromoWest Productions is getting long-deserved recognition in a new, independently produced documentary called If These Walls Could Talk.
The doc—which premieres live on YouTube and Facebook September 30 at 8 PM EST—features never-before-seen footage and performances, alongside personal stories and intimate accounts of the venue from the industry’s biggest artists and professionals. Click here to watch the extended trailer for If These Walls Could Talk.
Food & Drink
614 Restaurant Week Ends Saturday
Have you had a chance to enjoy (614) Restaurant Week? If not, there’s still time! This mass celebration of Columbus restaurants ends Saturday, and there are countless options to choose from—including Arena District’s own Rodizio Grill. For $30, enjoy an exclusive, three-course Brazilian-style meal filled with pure deliciousness. Call some friends, reserve your table and come hungry!
Celebrate the Last Weekend of Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Columbus
This Friday and Saturday marks the last weekend for Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ annual Oktoberfest celebration! Much like last weekend, the event will feature great bier, tasty dishes and live, German-inspired music—all executed in a safe setting. Get this event on your calendar and enjoy this longstanding tradition.
Boston’s Resident VIP Offer Updated
Wonderful news for members of the Columbus Downtown Apartment Resident VIP program—Boston’s Arena District has updated their offer to include 25% off your entire bill Monday through Friday, extending the applicable hours to 4-10 PM! With football season in full swing, there’s no better time to take advantage of this exclusive dine-in deal.
Pets Are A Part of the Family at Flats II
Looking for a new apartment for you and your furry friend? Flats II in the Arena District just re-leashed (see what we did there) an updated, more expansive pet policy! Not only will your companion enjoy great perks like nearby parks and green space, but you’ll have access to state-of-the-art amenities including Resident VIP perks, outdoor pool and spa, an athletic facility, valet dry cleaning and more. Click here to virtually explore the community.
Apartments at the Yard Offers A Little Something for Everyone
If you want to live in an apartment close to Columbus, without all the hustle and bustle, then Apartments at the Yard in Grandview Yard is your ideal option. The community’s Baldwin, Porter and Pullman buildings feature trendy interior design and are within walking distance of featured service and restaurant amenities. Check out this video for a glimpse into life at the Yard.
If you want to go a step further, the newly built, ultra-modern Kipton building is now accepting 2020 fall and winter applications for spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom flats—click here to take a virtual tour of the property.
Parks Edge North Accepting Contracts for Final Phase
Ready to buy brand-new condominium in Columbus? Primely located in the Arena District, close to the Scioto Mile and overlooking McFerson Commons Park, Parks Edge North is the third and final phase of Parks Edge condominiums—offering a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom condo units. In addition to featuring top-of-the-line amenities, Parks Edge North condominium owners are also eligible for a 15-year, 100% property tax abatement. Get a quick glance at construction progress on Facebook.
Mind & Body
Get Your Fall Makeover at MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard
The start of a new season signals it’s time to treat yourself! MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard is your one-stop-shop for beauty—with talented stylists available for haircare, skincare, nails, massage, spa and more. Find a local professional and get yourself looking fresh for fall. Once you make an appointment, stop inside a nearby restaurant before or after—brunch, coffee, and wine are just steps away!
Arena District Athletic Club Accepting New Members
Need a new gym? The recently reopened Arena District Athletic Club is now accepting members! There’s no better time to join—with special month-to-month membership options and a variety of amenities for members, there’s more reason than ever to enjoy ADAC’s quality equipment, luxury locker rooms, personal trainers, social distanced equipment and open spacing for safe workouts.
Go Behind the Scenes in Columbus with the Live Further Live Podcast
If you want a more behind-the-scenes look at things to do and see in Columbus, then you’ll get a kick listening to Experience Columbus’ new Live Forward Live podcast. Recent episodes include stories on the Columbus Zoo, ideas for keeping kids entertained and spotlights on diverse members of the business community. Listen to the latest episode now!
Food & Drink
Hofbrauhaus Columbus Celebrating Oktoberfest 2020
Oktoberfest may be canceled in Germany, but Hofbrauhaus Columbus is keeping the tradition alive—while being as safe as possible, of course! The authentic Bavarian brewery and restaurant is holding the event over two weekends, the first from September 11-12, and the other from September 18-19. Grab some friends and enjoy live music, great food and Hofbrauhaus’ exclusive Oktoberfest beer!
Rodizio Grill Columbus Participating in 614 Restaurant Week
Get your taste buds ready, Columbus foodies, because (614) Restaurant Week 2020 is happening from September 14-19! Hundreds of restaurants in the city are participating this year—including everyone’s favorite Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio Grill in the Arena District! For just $30, you’ll enjoy an exclusive, three-course meal packed with delicious dishes. Call some friends, reserve your table and come hungry!
Sunny Street Cafe Pumpkin Pancakes Are Back
What is the most obvious sign that autumn is starting? No, it’s not the changing leaves or cooler weather—it’s the return of Sunny Street Cafe’s famous pumpkin pancakes! These are a must-try in downtown Columbus, but they’re only around for a limited time, so get ‘em while you can. BONUS: Arena District and Grandview Yard apartment and condominium tenants enjoy a pretty great Resident VIP discount.
Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Returns at Winans Grandview
Grandview Yard offers residents and guests the perfect atmospheric blend of urban and suburban. What better way to explore the area this fall than with a tasty pumpkin spice cold brew from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wines? Pair this savory seasonal drink with an assortment of rich chocolates to sweeten up your day!
Take A Virtual Tour of Kipton Apartments
Nestled in the heart of Grandview Yard, right down the street from Winans, is the newly built, ultra-modern Kipton development—the latest property within Apartments at the Yard. With the Kipton community accepting 2020 fall and winter applications for spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, now is the perfect time to make your move. Step one: take a quick virtual tour of this extraordinary property.
Arena District Offers Residents Peace of Mind
Searching for an apartment that offers peace of mind in Columbus, look no further than the Arena District! Centrally located and close to everything, this beautifully kept downtown neighborhood includes several safety & security perks for residents—including Nationwide bike patrol security, controlled building access, 24-hour emergency maintenance, secure parking options and more. Click here to check out all of the apartment properties the Arena District has to offer.
Why Flats II Should Make the Top of Your Apartment Wish List
Flats II is not only conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District and close to nature trails, but the units boast some of the most stylish features of any Columbus apartment. Spacious kitchen islands, tile backsplash, granite countertops and open concept floor plans make Flats II the perfect choice when cooking up your ideal apartment home wish list. Click here to virtually explore the building.
The Arena District is the perfect home for pets too! Just announced, Flats II has updated their pet policy and are now welcoming both you and your fur baby! With nearby parks and green space adjacent to Flats II, there will be plenty of spaces to walk your companion. Contact the leasing team to learn more about pet policies.
Mind & Body
Arena District Athletic Club Accepting New Members
Looking for a new fitness routine to work off those pandemic pounds? The Arena District Athletic Club—newly opened with enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing measures—is now accepting new members! There’s no better time to join, with special month-to-month membership options and a variety of amenities for members. Here’s a video that walks you through the ADAC experience.
Celebrate Nature During Chihuly Nights at the Franklin Park Conservatory
On September 12, join the Franklin Park Conservatory in experiencing Chihuly Nights. This series of 19 garden installations, presented by Nationwide and the Davis Foundation, are professionally lit to create a breathtaking backdrop of the gardens under moonlight. A conservatory food truck will serve a limited menu of food, beer and wine, and the gift stores will also be open. Unlock the beauty and nature side of your mind and zen out during this incredible event for all ages!
Up Front in Cbus 9.4 – 9.10
FOOD & DRINK
Celebrate Oktoberfest: Hofbrauhaus Columbus is gearing up for Oktoberfest and the Golden Festbier was just tapped: A flavorful Lager with a slightly spicy hint of hops in flavor and finish. Try it now and come back for more during Oktoberfest festivities, Sept 11-12 & Sept 18-19.
Food & Football: Fuel up for the NFL season with pizza, wings, and brews! Boston’s has a full menu to select from to please any appetite. Order carryout, dine on the patio, or grab a table in the dining room. Bonus: they have a great Resident VIP deal for Arena District and Grandview Yard residents!
Make your Labor Day sizzle: Labor Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by ordering premium, ready to cook steak, ground beef and bison from Ted’s Montana Grill? Steaks and grind are delivered to your front door the very next day with a custom seasoning for the perfect at-home meal. Learn more: HERE.
Kipton Apartments: Now accepting fall and winter applications, the Kipton buildings are the latest phase to the popular Apartments at the Yard development in Grandview Yard neighborhood. Now the 7th phase of apartment buildings, the Kipton buildings are comprised of 218 apartment homes and feature one, two and three-bedroom flats that range in size from 733 sq. ft. to 1,446 sq. ft. Discover your next home – start by taking a virtual tour HERE.
Make the best of your temporary home office: For many of us in Columbus and beyond, our apartment homes have become more than a place for relaxation—they have temporarily become an extension of the office.📎 Follow these five tips to nail your apartment office space
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Start a fitness routine with the Arena District Athletic Club: Missing your workout routine? The Arena District Athletic Club has reopened and members are impressed with the enhanced cleaning protocols and procedures. New members can join, here.
Vision Services: The Grandview Vision Center is scheduling routine vision services including eye exams, glasses, & contacts. They also have a great selection of eyewear!
Blood Drive Wednesday, September 9: Visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: STINGER) to make your blood drive appointment. For a limited time, the Red Cross is also offering a FREE COVID-19 Antibody test with every blood donation.
Flats II Apartments – offering the shortest commute to everywhere: Live at Flats II apartments and enjoy convenient access to I-670 and the city’s freeway system. Grab your sneakers or bike (or even rent one right outside your apartment) and head out on the trails that connect to the Olentangy bike trail system. Contact the leasing team at 614.225.1500, or send a quick email. Take a virtual stroll around Flats II Apartments HERE.
Find peace of mind in the Arena District: When choosing a downtown Columbus apartment, you may also want to factor in what safety features your desired neighborhood offers. Find peace of mind when you live at Flats II apartments, located in the established Arena District. The Arena District neighborhood offers renters of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats II apartments neighborhood perks including Nationwide bike patrol security and a well-kept neighborhood. In addition, all of the Arena District apartments offer controlled building access, 24-hour emergency maintenance aUp Front In Cbusnd secure parking options. Learn more about the neighborhood HERE.
FOOD & DRINK
Whether you are working from home or in the downtown area and need a quick meal on the go, Arena District restaurants offer a variety of options to fuel up at lunchtime:
Order from Zoup’s menu of daily soup, salad, sandwich, and mac selections. The curbside carryout service is convenient for on the go!
The Arena District Jimmy John’s has an outdoor patio to enjoy your sub sandwich in the sunshine.
Start your mornings with a coffee boost and a sweet or savory breakfast from a locally owned shop:
Arena District Athletic Club: The Arena District Athletic Club is open and accepting new members. The friendly club staff can help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Members have access to all weight training, cardio, and fitness equipment which are spaced appropriately for social distancing measures. Head over to ArenaAthletic.com to join as a new member!
Get outside: What a better way to clear your head than out on the water? Outdoor Pursuits is offering a professionally guided kayak paddle on the Scioto River next Saturday, September 5. Kick off your plans to get your kayak on by registering HERE. Arena District residents enjoy the benefit of living within a walkable distance of the Scioto Mile promenade and Bicentennial Park water feature. In addition to the proximity, Parks Edge residents have a spectacular view of the Columbus skyline and leisure activities along the riverfront.
Columbus Blue Jackets postseason game schedule: What will come of the best of 7 series taking place at the Sciotabank Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning? Stay tuned to see who will advance in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
- Game 3: Saturday, August 15 7:30 PM
- Game 4: Monday, August 17, 3:00 PM
- Game 5: Wednesday, August 19, TBD
- Game 6: Friday, August 21, TBD
- Game 7: Saturday, August 22, TBD
What records have been made so far this playoff series?
- Joonas Korpisalo holds the most stops in an NHL postseason game with 85 saves on Tuesday, August 11th.
- Seth Jones set a new record with most time on the ice since recording started in the late 90’s with 65.06 minutes of play.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning game that took place Tuesday August 11th is now the fourth longest game in NHL history!
The Arena District Living leasing team put on their #ArenaDistrictGameFace this week to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets and head to one of their favorite celebratory spots. View the short video HERE. Don’t forget to take your own selfie or video with hashtag #ArenaDistrictGameFace for your chance to win an Arena District restaurant gift card! Get the full contest details and a list of neighborhood game day specials HERE.
FOOD & DRINK
Sunny Street Café: We can’t deny our love for these big golden waffles with fresh berries and blueberry compound butter. Check out all the yummy summer specials available now through Labor Day, HERE.
Ted’s Montana Grill: Ted’s is now offering Truly Wild Berry! Pair this delicious seltzer with your favorite Bison Nachos and cheers to the weekend! View the menu HERE.
Hofbräuhaus Columbus: BIG NEWS, Hofbräuhaus is now selling 128 oz. growlers, just in case of those extra-long, fifth overtime, games we saw this past week! Plus, when you wear your CBJ gear to Hofbräuhaus Columbus during the playoff game you can score a FREE pretzel and homemade Bier Cheese. View the menu HERE.
Fall in love with the Kipton: The NEW Kipton apartments in Grandview Yard are now accepting reservations for fall and winter move-ins. Get more information or schedule a tour HERE.
Flats II Apartments: Stop looking and start living. Flats II apartments not only offers designer apartment features including granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, plank flooring, and modern lighting. The location also provides downtown conveniences included proximity to CoGo bike stations, I-670, McFerson Commons, The Scioto Mile, and countless dining and carryout options. Contact the leasing team to set up a private tour, or virtual walkthrough HERE.
VOTE NOW!: If you have lived at Flats on Vine or Apartments at the Yard and had a positive living experience, make sure to vote for them in the 614 ColumBEST contest! Start HERE then under ‘Places’- ‘Best Apartment Complex, vote Flats on Vine or Grandview Yard!
The R Bar in the Arena District is hosting socially-distanced watch parties allowing Columbus Blue Jackets fans to gather together to cheer on their team, who is currently playing in a playoff-qualifying series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto.
When announcers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto introduced Leo Welsh as the national anthem singer at the start of the Columbus Blue Jackets game Thursday night, the R Bar back home in the Arena District erupted in unison.
That custom typically takes place before Welsh, the team’s anthem singer, performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” for home games at Nationwide Arena. Despite Thursday’s game happening 430 miles away in Toronto with no spectators in attendance — and Welsh performing the anthem via video conference from his home — fans at the bar wanted to feel like they were there.
Hearing the traditional “Leo” chant alone was worth the drive to the R Bar from Covington, Kentucky, said Jackets backers Justin and Sarah Farr. The couple traveled to Columbus from the Cincinnati suburb to participate in the R Bar’s watch parties for Game 3 on Thursday and Game 4 on Friday in the playoff-qualifying series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Jackets play the Leafs a final time Sunday in the best-of-five series to see who advances to the next round.
“Just to be with fans with similar interests is so nice,” Justin Farr, 33, said on Thursday. “Hearing that again brought some semblance of normalcy.”
On Thursday night, bartenders poured Stinger shots (tequila, blue curacao, Smirnoff Ice) named after the Blue Jackets mascot; heavy jerseys were the attire of choice despite the summer weather; and one fan even donned a festive blue wig, adding to the home-game vibe.
The Farrs also got to collectively groan with the socially distanced crowd when an early chance for a goal hit the cross bar. They had fellow CBJ fans to commiserate with every time Toronto found the back of the net to jump out to a 3-0 lead.
But being on the bar patio, just yards from Nationwide Arena, had to make it all the sweeter when their beloved team clawed back to win 4-3 in overtime and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. (On Friday, the Jackets dropped Game 4 to the Leafs, forcing another game.)
“I live for sports,” Justin Farr said. “These watch parties sort of make you feel like you’re there live.”
“It’s good to have hockey back in some way shape or form,” Sarah Farr added.
Normal is relative, though, these days.
For its watch parties, which started with Game 1 a week ago, R Bar is requiring reservations for its limited inside tables. Outside tables are spread 6 feet apart and are first-come, first-served. Parties of more than 10 aren’t allowed, and everyone must wear masks — those with Blue Jackets themes are encouraged — when not seated.
Fans are asked to remain seated whenever possible — no high-fives with nearby tables — and they can’t consume food or drink while standing. And due to recent restrictions, last call for alcohol happened at 9:45 p.m., before the third period even began.
The scene Thursday night was almost unrecognizable compared with the playoffs last year, R Bar general manager Rebecca Handy said.
“For a normal game, it would be a sea of people, shoulder to shoulder, wall to wall,” she said. “At max (now), we’re at a quarter of capacity.”
Still, she is grateful that anyone is showing up to their watch parties these days.
“It was a massive relief,” Handy said, adding that reservations have mostly sold out and outdoor seating filled up before the start of the past three games. “We were nervous and didn’t know if people would show up with everything going on.
“It’s nice to see that the Blue Jackets fans are as dedicated as they say they are.”
Thursday night marked the third evening this past week that Robb Beard came to the R Bar to cheer on his team.
“This is our hockey bar, our ‘home ice,’” said Beard, 55, of Pickerington, who sat at a table with his wife Tammy, 52, and her cousin, Kate Hoferkamp, 27.
The couple – him in a navy home jersey and her in one with forward Oliver Bjorkstrand’s name on it – have been itching for the season to resume.
“She’s been waiting months for this,” Robb Beard said.
“It’s awesome,” Tammy said.
The night out with a few friends was a welcome relief for fan Brandon Edwards, especially after months of staying in.
“For me, hockey has been my first foray back into civilization,” the 30-year-old Italian Village resident said. “It’s great to have a shared experience sitting with friends rather than at home texting about it.”
Edwards said he felt safe coming to the R Bar with the tables spread out and the mask requirements. His featured the Blue Jackets logo.
His group anticipated the bar would do last call during the third period so they got their last drinks early. The bar itself was able to stay open until the end of the game, despite it being after 11 p.m.
“We all had our normal life so abruptly stopped in so many facets — work and all the things, like sports, that distract us from work and life,” Edwards said. “Now, we’re not just coming back to the regular season, but to playoff hockey.”
And that’s reason to celebrate, as safely as possible.
Still, Jordan Mitchell, 26, commented how weird it was to be wearing jerseys with shorts in August. She and three girlfriends relished the opportunity to have a bit of “atmosphere” for the big game.
“I spent months watching every replay on Fox Sports Ohio,” Mitchell said. “It sounds silly, but to have live hockey back, I feel whole again.”
**Contest** Share your Arena District Game Face: Throughout the playoffs, the Arena District wants you to share your favorite game day moments, including seasons past and present!
#ArenaDistrictGameFace Photos: Share your favorite Blue Jackets gear (home décor, lucky puck, autographed ticket, etc.), dig up an old photo from a past season’s Opening Night, take a selfie watching CBJ at home, or show them your very best game face on social media with hashtag #ArenaDistrictGameFace and tag @ArenaDistrict. They’ll be reposting some of their favorites, and a few lucky winners will be rewarded with an Arena District restaurant gift card! Get the full contest details HERE.
Back in the Bubble: It has been great to have hockey back no matter where we are watching! View the playoff game schedule HERE. Also, if you haven’t already, there is still time to grab your CBJ Postseason fan pack HERE.
Gift of Music: Music is not only good for the soul, it is good for the community. PromoWest Productions is teaming up with the Columbus Music Commission in the #GiftofMusic instrument drive. From August 29-30 and September 5-6, you can donate any previously owned instruments to help the mission of bringing music to Columbus City Schools’ students.
“It’s not only music. It’s not only art. It’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong.” – Jared Leto
Learn more about this giving opportunity including over 10 no-contact, curbside drop-off locations HERE. There is one nearby at the Greater Columbus Convention Center!
FOOD, DRINK & FUN
Take and bake (at home): Want that fresh from the oven, fill your apartment with the smell of delicious Italian food, wine in your pj’s kind of vibe? Check out Buca Di Beppo’s Take and Bake options including Lasagna, Baked Ziti and Baked Rigatoni. Order HERE. Or, view the dine-in menu HERE for the full Buca Di Beppo experience. The outdoor patio is an inviting al fresco dining atmosphere.
Zoup: Zoup has rolled out delicious summer menu items perfect for a weekday lunch break or picnic at a nearby park! The Arena District location offers easy curbside carryout and online ordering. Get your Zoup on, HERE.
Read HERE to get the scoop on where to eat, drink, and watch the Jackets safely over the weekend, including carry-out food and drink options if you prefer to watch from home.
Club Pilates: If you are looking for a new way to exercise and feel good about your body, try Pilates – it’s for everyone. The Grandview Yard Club Pilates studio is offering a 20% off special, you can reserve a membership for 20% off your first 3 months. You’ll be proud of what you can do! Book a free intro class HERE.
Fall in love with the Kipton: If you are like many renters, you like to plan. Contact the Apartments at the Yard leasing team if you would like to apply for a brand-new apartment in the city of Grandview Heights. Grandview Yard neighborhood offers the comforts of the suburbs with proximity to downtown conveniences. With dog walking stations throughout, walkable grocer, nearby fitness and restaurant options you’ll have everything you need. Learn more HERE.
Stop looking and start living: The Arena District offers more than downtown conveniences included proximity to CoGo bike stations, I-670, McFerson Commons, The Scioto Mile and countless dining and carry out options. While delivering on urban conveniences, Arena District living properties also offer peace of mind with neighborhood patrolled security, 24-hour emergency maintenance, controlled building access and covered parking options. Learn more HERE.
Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Games: Hockey is Back, #5thLine! The Columbus Blue Jackets have their game faces on and are taking the ice this Sunday, August 2. The Jackets face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series. View the full 2020 game schedule HERE.
Where to watch: R Bar is hosting watch parties for the playoff games with sound on. Game specials include $5 Labatt tall boys, Sam Adams draft, and Truly tall boys, and stinger bombs are $3 during the last two minutes of first and second period. They will also be raffling off swag bags and a gift card to R Bar!
The game will be played outside on the patio (must be seated at table) and reservations are recommended for inside seating. To make a reservation, email [email protected] The $20 per person deposit for reservations goes toward the bill.
Ted’s Butcher Shoppe: Experience the premium quality of Ted’s hand-cut steaks and fresh ground meat at home with Ted’s Butcher Shoppe. Select your favorite Ted’s premium cuts or specialty box and have America’s best bison and beef delivered fresh to your door the next day – order HERE.
Pups on the Patio: The Hofbräuhaus Biergarten is a perfect spot to sip on a summer lager this weekend! Cheers to sunshine and great bier 🍻 🐶 Did you know you can bring your furry friends? You will enjoy the great menu appetizers while your pet enjoys homemade pretzel treat
Ohio State Fair Anywhere: Being one of the most anticipated events of the summer, we were excited to see the Ohio State Fair Anywhere event hosted online! Not only can you shop the fair, check out the barn, enter contests and relieve past fair concerts, you can also enjoy your Ohio State Fair fried favorites at home! With fair food tutorials you can make your deep fried oreos, fair fries, walking tacos, lemon shake-ups and more HERE! Explore the Ohio State Fair Anywhere HERE.
Flats II Kitchens: Looking for a Columbus Downtown Apartment? Stop looking and start living at Flats II Apartments! Flats II has incredible kitchen features including contemporary lighting, wood style plank flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. Give your new cooking skills the proper kitchen with an apartment set to entertain. Learn more about Flats II HERE.
Kipton North building accepting fall applications: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to our leasing team. The Apartments at the Yard Kipton North building is the newest apartment building to Grandview Yard and is now accepting applications for the fall. Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes – 614.222.2460. Learn more about Kipton North HERE.
Food & Drink
National Tequila Day is Friday, July 24: Who needs icing on the cake when you can get salt on the glass! Nada is featuring a new cocktail for National Tequila Day! The ‘Los Cosmos’ pairs Blanco tequila + raspberry + citrus, available this weekend only. Or get a to-go Nadarita to enjoy at home anytime! If you’re looking for more ways to cool off on hot summer days, try these additional tequila-based beverages from neighboring Arena District restaurants: Boston’s: Cucumber & Cilantro Margarita, R Bar Arena: $5 Palomas, or choose from five hand-crafted margaritas at Ted’s Montana Grill.
Whistle while you don’t work over the weekend or grab a drink for happy hour through the week! Whistle & Keg not only offer endless taps of craft beer, they also have a great little corner bar to enjoy your favorite cocktails.
Try Sunny Street Café’s seasonal Watermelon Lemonade which includes watermelon ice cubes, or a Watermelon Splash Smoothie for an alcohol-free option. Yum!
To keep with the theme, we also wanted to highlight one of our favorite brunch dishes, boozy pancakes. This stack of ADULT chocolate chip pancakes is topped with candied pecans, two strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, and a side of bourbon maple syrup. View the full brunch menu from Hofbräuhaus Columbus.
Hockey in our hearts: John Haferman, the Columbus Ice Hockey Club co-founder has been nominated by the Columbus Blue Jackets for a national award. Hired in 1989 to introduce sports opportunities to all kids, despite their backgrounds, he worked hard to promote a “Hockey is for Everyone” program in Columbus encouraging anyone who wanted to get on the ice. He is one of three finalists for the Willie O’ Ree Community Hero Award and NGFL honor that goes to one individual each year for going above and beyond to spread the joy of sports. Vote for John HERE. Read the full article HERE. View all three finalists HERE.
Hockey is Back, Cbus! The Columbus Blue Jackets are gearing up now for the postseason. They face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series beginning on Sunday, August 2. Games will be played in Toronto but that doesn’t mean the 5th Line won’t be ready for puck drop in a few short weeks!
The CBJ Postseason Fan Pack is available now for fans to get in on the action and do some good for the community. Each order includes the official t-shirt of the Blue Jackets’ 2020 postseason, a commemorative postseason poster, and a Stanley Cup playoff pin while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.
Support your favorite Arena District restaurants and bars during the postseason! Now is the time to keep CBJ game day traditions alive, whether it’s a pregame drink on a patio or ordering a carryout meal to enjoy while cheering on the team from home.
Virtual sports events training with the Columbus Sports Commission: From a Virtual Fore! Miler to the 2020 Komen Columbus Virtual Race for the Cure and The Community Cup Virtual 5k Race, there are plenty of ways to stay distanced while being active this summer. The Community Cup, presented by Columbus Foundation, is in its third year of rallying Central Ohio organizations to compete in skills events, build camaraderie and promote the importance of physical fitness. Instead of serving as the official kick-off of the Community Cup, this year’s 5K Race, presented by Village of Obetz, will be held virtually and is open to anyone who wishes to run, regardless of if their team is signed up for the corporate challenge. Get more details at HERE and get to running!
Fall move-ins: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to the leasing teams in the Arena District and Grandview Yard leasing. This week, Flats II apartments are highlighting the Syrah floor plan, available this September and Apartments at the Yard is pre-leasing for the second of two new Kipton buildings with move-ins available in the fall (pictured above).
Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes HERE.