Celebrate All Things BBQ
The summertime tradition of BBQ and Ribs lives on with a week-long BBQ event from July 19-25! Jazz & Rib Fest BBQ Week will feature barbecue-inspired specials at local restaurants, food trucks, and dining establishments throughout the region. For a list of participating businesses, click here.
Sip the Flavors of Summer
The Columbus Summer Beerfest is back! Ohio’s largest craft beer festival will return on Saturday, July 24 at Express LIVE! for its 11th year. Invite your friends for a chance to sample over 200 craft beers and cocktails! Click here for more information.
BAM Thursdays at CMoA
Join the Columbus Museum of Art for BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music) throughout July! Every week will bring fresh libations, great art, and music from a featured live artist from 6-8 p.m.. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.
Beer Run for a Cause
Run to Hofbräuhaus Brewery & Restaurant for a refreshing craft bier, but this time do it for a cause! Hofbrauhaus’s Columbus Bier Run benefits the Pink Ribbon Girls. Join the race and enjoy a Hofbräuhaus bier sample every half mile and finish off with a 16oz bier at the after-party! Click here for more information.
Food & Drink
Habaneros is Opening at Grandview Yard
Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill, a locally owned and family-operated restaurant featuring a mix of Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Mexican street tacos, is expected to open Sunday, July 18 in Grandview Yard. Dine in with some friends and enjoy traditional Mexican flavors and drinks on their gorgeous patio this month.
Celebrate National Bison Month
July is National Bison Month and Ted’s Montana Grill is celebrating with an American Burger Photo Contest! Order your favorite bison burger, snap a photo of it and post it to social media for a chance to win a selection of premium meats. For more contest details, click here.
Start the Day Off Right
Whether you’re working from home or in the office, early mornings (or late afternoons) call for a delicious cup of coffee. Start your day off right with a caffeine fix from the following neighborhood cafes:
No Place Like Home
The excitement of a new era at Lower.com Field has just begun! Cheer on The Crew throughout the month as they take on NYC FC on July 17 and Nashville SC on July 21. See the full schedule here.
Cheer on The Clippers
Take your friends out to the ball game and cheer on the Columbus Clippers as they host the Iowa Cubs in a homestand from July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here.
Events Coming to Downtown Columbus
- Monster Jam | Nationwide Arena | July 31 | Tickets
- PVRIS | Express LIVE! | August 8 | Tickets
- Lady A: What A Song Can Do Tour 2021 | Express LIVE! | September 4 | Tickets
- GOLD OVER AMERICA TOUR | Nationwide Arena | October 19 | Tickets
EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Reopening July 19
The box office at EXPRESS LIVE! is reopening on Monday, July 19! Stop by on opening day and enter to win concert tickets and swag!
EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Extended hours on show days
Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Only open on show days
Live In The Action
The Arena District could not be a more exciting place to live! Within walking distance to the new Crew stadium, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and more, you can experience Columbus’ top sports and entertainment venues all outside your doorstep. Live in the action—view Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on their YouTube channel.
For a more suburban atmosphere that’s still close to the action, Grandview Yard is your destination. Less than 10 minutes from the Arena District and close to the Olentangy bike trail connecting to downtown, Grandview Yard residents get the best of both worlds. Featuring pet walking stations, service providers and a neighborhood grocer, residents have the ability to embrace the energy of downtown Columbus at their own discretion.
Apartments for both neighborhoods are currently limited—fill out a contact form and reserve your perfect apartment for the fall.
March to the Match
The Columbus Crew’s inaugural match at their new stadium in the Arena District is finally here! Join fellow Crew fans on July 3 for the March to the Match as the Black & Gold open up Lower.com Field and take on the New England Revolution.
The march event will begin at 3:45 p.m. at 1st Avenue & High Street, coming through the Arena District at Battelle Plaza and concluding at Lower.com Field. Neighborhood bars and restaurants will be open to celebrate the inaugural match! For more information, click here.
Can’t make it this weekend? Cheer on The Crew during the remaining home matches in July. View the full schedule here.
- July 3, 2021 @ 5:00 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution
- July 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC
- July 21, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC
Cheer on the Clippers
Catch a Clippers game with your friends throughout the month of July. The Columbus Clippers host the Indianapolis Indians on July 6-11 and the Iowa Cubs in a homestand on July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here.
Get Wacky at the Doo Dah Parade
The annual Doo Dah Parade is back on July 4! Celebrate lunacy and liberty with a live music lineup starting at noon, immediately followed by your chance to watch or join the wacky march through the city. Click here for more information.
Calling All Coffee Lovers
The 6th annual Columbus Coffee Festival will be taking over Ohio Village on September 25 and 26. The two-day festival offers guests the chance to enjoy coffee samples from roasters and coffee shops from around Ohio and beyond. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
Watch the Champions at The Arnold Classic
The famed Arnold Classic returns to Columbus on September 25! Purchase tickets to watch the world’s best bodybuilders and the fittest people on the planet compete in competitions of strength and endurance. The Arnold Sports Festival provides tons of opportunities for spectators to join the fun, too! Tickets go on sale on July 1, click here for more information.
Stay in Shape for Summer
The Arena District Athletic Club recently expanded their hours and are now open on Sundays! This spacious workout facility offers a wide variety of equipment and friendly staff that help support you in your fitness journey throughout the summer and beyond. For more information on the Club’s amenities or to sign up for the next fitCAMP session, click here.
Better Your Health & Wellness
Looking for a new way to better your health? Club Pilates offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body and guide you on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life. Take a free Intro class today and get started on a path to a better tomorrow.
Let Freedom Ring from your Columbus Downtown Apartment
Fourth of July is almost here! Host a party in your Columbus downtown apartment and serve your guests the ultimate spread that bursts with flavor! Check out this list of our favorite red, white and blue dishes and drinks here.
The Ultimate Sports Destination
With the addition of the Columbus Crew’s new stadium–Lower.com Field–the Arena District has https://www.columbusdowntownapartments.com/quickly evolved into Columbus’s ultimate sports destination—now housing the city’s three largest professional sports venues within walking distance. Sound like a place you might want to live? Read more about the growing downtown Columbus community here.
Live Events in Downtown Columbus
- Dropkick Murphys and Rancid: Boston to Berkeley II | Express LIVE! | August 23 | Tickets
- World’s Toughest Rodeo | Nationwide Arena | September 4 | Tickets
- Mt. Joy & Trampled By Turtles Fall Tour 2021 | Express LIVE! | October 1 | Tickets
- Twenty-One Pilots | Nationwide Arena | October 29 | Tickets
40 years of PRIDE in Central Ohio
Celebrate Pride all month long with a variety of in-person and virtual events taking place throughout Columbus. Browse through Experience Columbus’ resources and discover Columbus’ expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene, unique neighborhoods and LGBTQ nightlife.
Columbus Food & Drink
A Sweet Surprise for Dad
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 20, and this year you can surprise dad with two of his favorites. Join Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine for a special bourbon and chocolate tasting event, held all weekend long starting Friday, June 18.
Father’s Day at the Haus
Show dad how much you care with a tasty bier! Stop by Hofbrauhaus Columbus and try the bier of the month—Hopfen Weizen. The June bier has an aggressive hop presence with banana and clove characteristics complemented by earthy and citrusy hop flavor and aroma. Pair it with a delicious Haus Reuben or classic Braised Pork Shank and satisfy all of dad’s cravings.
Location is Everything
When searching for a new apartment home, it’s important to do some research to ensure you’re choosing the right apartment and the right neighborhood for your lifestyle.
Apartments in the Arena District not only offer great luxury apartments and amenities, but also a convenient location surrounded by bars and restaurants, premier sports stadiums, live music, parks, and bike trails, Arena District has an excellent walk score of 79–according to walkscore.com. With everything you need nearby, it’s easy to see why apartments in downtown Columbus are a smart and exciting choice for active individuals.
Events Coming to Downtown Columbus
Get tickets to these upcoming Events:
- The Avett Brothers | Express LIVE! | July 23 | Tickets
- MercyMe | Nationwide Arena | November 7 | Tickets
- Theory of a Deadman | Express LIVE! | November 24 | Tickets
Catch a Clippers Game
Cheer on the Clippers all month long! Catch a game this weekend with dad, or take a break from the busy work week and watch the Clippers take on the St. Paul Saints from June 22-27. Huntington Park is offering a variety of game specials throughout the season, including the return of Columbus’ world famous Dime-A-Dog night on June 22! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here.
Don’t want to miss out on the action? Clippers Season Ticket packages are now available for the 2021 season. Click here for more information.
The Crew is Coming Home
The Columbus Crew SC’s inaugural match at Lower.com Field, is quickly approaching! The champions return to Columbus on July 3. Check out The Crew’s YouTube channel to see the latest progress at the stadium.
Can’t wait until then? Get a sneak peek of the New Crew Stadium at the Black & Gold 5K on Sunday, June 27. Register here.
Live Music Coming to Columbus
- Glass Animals | Express LIVE! | September 24 | Tickets
- Mt. Joy & Trampled By Turtles Fall Tour 2021 | Express LIVE! | October 1 | Tickets
- MercyMe | Nationwide Arena | November 7 | Tickets
Visit the Arena District Events page for an updated concert and events calendar and to purchase tickets.
Pick Your Project Workshop
Feeling creative? Studio 614 is hosting an open do-it-yourself workshop every day throughout the month of May. Each guest will be given all supplies and step-by-step instructions to complete a project of their choice. Options include soy wax candles, concrete coasters, macrame hanging planters and much more!
BAM Thursdays at CMoA
The Columbus Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the return of a reimagined tradition many may fondly remember as First Thursdays—now, they are returning as BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music). Join the Museum for fresh libations, great art, and music every Thursday from 6-8 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.
Team Up With the Blue Jackets
Join the Columbus Blue Jackets and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, May 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Nationwide Arena. All donors will be entered to win 1 of 5 Blue Jackets prize packs with autographed memorabilia. Click here to choose a donation time, and give the gift of life.
Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions
Honor the champions in the lives of cancer survivors and join the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center for their annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions virtual event! Participants can take part in either a 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. All proceeds benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.
Experience Summer in Downtown Columbus
With the Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the summer ahead. Enjoy pool season or stop by your favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard patios to relax, sip and dine—there’s so much to look forward to!
Looking for an apartment in downtown Columbus that has everything you could want and more during the summer? Click here to explore Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to see Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities.
Don’t Miss a Stroke
The Memorial Tournament returns to the Columbus area from May 31-June 6! Grab some pals and watch this highly anticipated annual golf tournament—which was founded and hosted by PGA legend Jack Nicklaus—at Arena District hotspots like R Bar or Boston’s. Don’t feel like going out? Order in and watch the pros from the comfort of your home.
Catch a Game…or Six
The Columbus Clippers are back in action at Huntington Park for a homestand against the Nashville Sounds May 25-30. Tickets can be purchased for all May home games here, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at capacity. Can’t make it in May? View the team’s schedule here and get ready for the next home game!
Greatness Awaits at the New Crew Stadium
We are getting closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home! Get ready to cheer on the team at their first match in the new stadium on July 3. The addition of the new Crew Stadium will dub the Arena District as a three-stadium premier sports destination. Check out the latest updates to the stadium that the Crew recently shared on YouTube.
Columbus Food & Drink
Enjoy Patio Beers at Whistle & Keg
Longer summer days filled with sunshine mean it’s time to get outside and enjoy patio beers! Head to Whistle & Keg in the Arena District for a drink, and choose from over 50 self-serve taps of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead and kombucha. Experience a fun-filled afternoon on the patio drinking and playing patio games with friends!
Treat Yourself at My SALON Suite
Looking for an aesthetic change to usher in a new season? Freshen up your look and enjoy a luxurious beauty experience at My SALON Suite in Grandview Yard! Satisfy all of your beauty needs with various services including expert haircare, rejuvenating facials, spray tanning and more.
Honor the Champions in Your Life
Join Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run! Participants can join from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. The annual walk honors the champions in the lives of cancer survivors with proceeds benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.
Calling All Kickball Players
The Arena District Kickball League is kicking off its 2021 spring season this month. The season is set to begin May 18 with games at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.
Beautiful Blooms & Butterflies
The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms and Butterflies is still happening, but not for long! Stop by the Conservatory before May 31 to watch enchanting butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Can’t make it? Watch this year’s butterfly release here.
Grandview Heights Named One of Top 5 Places to Live in Cbus
Each year, Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. This year, they named Grandview Heights the 5th best place to live in their 2021 Best Places to Live in Columbus Area list. The city also ranks 1st in being the best suburb for young professionals in Ohio.
In addition, (614) Magazine named Grandview Yard the Best Apartment Complex in Columbus in the 2021 ColumBest for the fourth year in a row (see page 74). Informed by nearly half a million votes, the Apartments at the Yard were recognized for its community lifestyle and excellent customer service.
A special congratulations to our Grandview Yard friends at Massage Envy for being named the Best Place to Get a Massage in this year’s ColumBest (see page 89).
Live Concerts Coming to Columbus
Prepare for a jam-packed summer with countless concerts and performances returning to Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay up-to-date on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.
Get tickets to these upcoming events:
- Sad Summer Festival presented by Journeys | July 13 at 1:30 PM
- The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show BRIT FLOYD | August 13 at 6:30 PM
- Louis the Child Euphoria Tour | August 19 at 6:00 PM
- Eric Church | September 18 at 8:00 PM
Go Out to the Ball Game
Play ball—May 11 is Columbus Clippers Opening Day at Huntington Park! Tickets can be purchased for all May home games, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at full capacity. Click here to view the team’s schedule.
A Pitch Made for Champions
The new Crew Stadium has a pitch, and it’s GLORY-ous! Each day we are closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home in the Arena District! Watch the latest progress here, in a timelapse video the Crew SC shared on YouTube last week.
The 2021 season is already underway, check the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3. Schedule: https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/schedule
Food & Drink
Celebrate Mom at Winans
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Want to treat the mother in your life to something sweet? Pick up the sweetest pairing—a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Winans is also celebrating all weekend long! Stop by any day this weekend, May 7-9, for a Mother’s Day Mimosa Flight event, and treat mom to fresh cold-pressed juices for your mimosas! Click here for more details.
Mother’s Day Brunch
If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious brunch be sure to check out Sunny Street Café in the Arena District or Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. Dine-in at Sunny Street Cafe this Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious crab cake benedict and they’ll even give mom a flower!
Knock One Back at Hofbrauhaus
Celebrate the coming of spring at Hofbrauhaus Columbus with a rich, flavorful haus-brewed bier. Maibock, the bier of the month, is noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note. Hofbrauhaus pairs it with slow-cooked beef marinated in red wine, spices and vegetables, topped with sweet and tangy sauerbraten gravy, and served with red cabbage and buttered spaetzle.
Mark your calendars; this spring and summer are going to be action-packed! From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, the Arena District is a premier three-stadium sports destination.
Get back into your game day traditions and check out the Food & Drink page for a full list of open restaurants and bars to patron in the Arena District!
Upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena:
April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Clippers Welcome Fans to Preseason Games
The Columbus Clippers announced that fans will be permitted to watch preseason exhibition games at Huntington Park beginning Friday, April 16! Season ticket holders will be given first priority for tickets, and remaining tickets will be available for $5. Learn more at milb.com/columbus and get ready to root for our beloved home team!
The Clippers regular season home opener at Huntington Park is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. View the 2021 season schedule to start planning which games you’ll be attending this year.
The Clippers Cargo Store is now open and filled with your favorite Clippers gear. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop by and shop for the upcoming season.
Crew SC Matchday
Crew SC Matchday comes to the New Downtown Stadium in the Arena District on July 3. The season is already underway, so check out the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3.
You can now also add live concerts to your list of events to look forward to in the Arena District this year!
- PromoWest Productions announced Caamp is scheduled to play two back-to-back outdoor shows at Express LIVE!, August 27 and 28. Presale tickets to see the popular American folk band with Ohio roots go on sale Monday, April 12 at 10 AM. Regular tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com on Friday, April 16. Visit promowestlive.com for more information regarding the venue’s reopening plans.
- Eric Church is bringing The Gather Again Tour to Columbus! Fans are excited for an opportunity to “gather again” at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, September 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 AM at EricChurch.com, get yours before they’re gone! Fan Health & Safety protocols are expected to evolve according to changing standards and public health directives, visit Nationwide Arena or EricChurch.com for further updates.
Take in the Sights at Columbus Blooms
Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting Columbus Blooms, a dazzling celebration of spring, from April 1-30. Its gardens will be filled with more than 125,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinth and other stars of the season. Take a break and immerse yourself within thousands of blooms before the season is over.
Food & Drink
Hello, Patio Season
As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, more and more restaurants in Columbus are opening up their patios. If you’re looking for a spot to dine outside, embrace springtime on these neighborhood patios:
- Nada – Enjoy chips, guac and margs. Need we say more?
- Sunny Street Café – Always a bright spot for breakfast and lunch.
- Hofbräuhaus – Their large and inviting biergarten is the perfect spot for patio biers.
Earth Day, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day at these Environmentally Friendly Restaurants
Brekkie Shack – Sustainability initiatives at Brekkie Shack include composting, recycling and utilizing reusable materials that sum up to diverting 90% of its output away from the landfill. The composting company the restaurant uses, GoZero, said, “In 2020, Brekkie Shack composted a total of 10,993 pounds. That is equivalent to taking a car off the road for 500 days!”
Ted’s Montana Grill – The restaurant’s take-away containers are reusable and made from recycled material, and the cups and cutlery are made from corn starch and are 100% compostable. Swing by for authentic American cuisine to support the business’s efforts on Earth Day.
Grandview Yard/Apartments at the Yard is LEED-certified
In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development Plan (LEED-ND), making it among the Midwest’s fist LEED-ND Silver neighborhoods.
Preservation, conservation, and innovation: The design and development decisions were less about construction, and more about neighborhood. Learn more in this video: Grandview Yard LEED Certification.
Enjoy Various Outdoor Amenities
Now that the weather is warm and there is more to embrace outdoors, you’ll want to check out all of the neighborhood amenities the Arena District and Grandview Yard have to offer. If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Yard Club include gorgeous in-ground outdoor pools to use at your convenience. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, walk or bike ride over to a nearby park like McFerson or Ray E. DeGraw Park. Plus, there are running paths that connect Grandview Yard to the Scioto mile and bike rental stations just outside of the ADAC on Nationwide Blvd and on the corner of Yard. So, pick your favorite activity and take advantage of these spring-ready outdoor amenities!
VOTE! 614 ColumBest Awards
Now through March 21, you can vote for your favorite people, places, services and more throughout Columbus! From ‘Best Gourmet Burger’ to ‘Best Place to Get Fit’, 614 ColumBest has nominated the best businesses in the city, so get ready to pick your favorites.
In the ‘Best Apartment Complex’ category Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Grandview Yard (Apartments at the Yard) have been nominated. In fact, Grandview Yard has won this award for the past three consecutive years! If you have not experienced these amazing communities yourself, take a quick virtual tour on YouTube:
- Arena District – Arena Crossing
- Arena District – Flats on Vine
- Grandview Yard – Apartments at the Yard
Make sure to cast your votes HERE before March 21.
Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory
The Franklin Park Conservatory is currently hosting the largest private collection in a botanical garden, including 19 installations of awe-inspiring Chihuly glass artwork. The Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection of colorful glass artwork is placed throughout Conservatory biomes and plant collections, and highlights the connection between art and nature. Happening from 7-10 PM on select evenings, you won’t want to miss these stunning creations.
Scavenge for the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold
To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Grandview Heights-area businesses and parks are partnering up for a scavenger hunt! Running from Wednesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 21, stop into local favorites like Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Winans and Club Pilates to participate in fun activities in hopes of finding the elusive Leprechaun.
Follow the clues he left behind and keep an eye on the map, because we hear he’s hiding somewhere in a store. Learn more about this fun, free event and register today!
Columbus Blue Jackets Welcome Back Fans
Nationwide Arena is excited to welcome fans back to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets in person! As the 5th Line returns to the Arena District on game day, read through the arena’s health and safety protocols in place to continue keeping the Columbus community healthy.
Additionally, if you’re unable to attend the game in person, make sure to continue your CBJ traditions and fuel up at Arena District bars and restaurants on game day! As the weather warms up this spring, there are plenty of patios to soak up the sunshine and cheer on the Jackets. The 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets schedule can be found HERE.
Check out the Columbus Crew Inaugural Stadium Kit
Columbus Crew SC has unveiled its new Community Kit for the 2021 season. Inspired by the iconic architecture of the New Crew Stadium set to open this summer, the “Inaugural Stadium Kit” features a grey, white and gold jersey, gold shorts and gold socks. Supporters can learn more about the kit and purchase their new 2021 jersey HERE. And make sure to stay connected as progress continues at the New Crew Stadium downtown in the Arena District!
Watch the Virtual Sports Report with the Columbus Blue Jackets
After nearly a year since the Columbus Blue Jackets felt the energy of a roaring crowd, The Greater Columbus Sports Commission hosted a Virtual Sports Report with the CBJ. The video features the Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and FOX Sports Ohio team broadcaster Jody Shelley and touches on the team’s protocols to keep fans, players and staff safe, the impact of passionate fans and more. Watch as former players Kekalainen and Shelley discuss how they’ve transitioned into careers at the front office and found a home in the growing Columbus hockey community.
Food & Drink
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus
There are a number of bars and restaurants throughout the Arena District and Grandview Yard to stop in and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You can get your share of holiday spirit from places like R Bar, Whistle & Keg, Boston’s, Nada, Ted’s Montana Grill and Hofbräuhaus Columbus—all featuring cold brews, delicious food and a guaranteed sham-rockin time.
Enjoy Signature St. Paddy’s Day Drinks at Winans
New seasonal drinks are now available at Winans in Grandview Yard. Stop in and try one of their delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert drinks! If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the “Pot O’ Gold” with white chocolate and caramel may be just what you need, or cool off with a Green Tea Mint Latte—the perfect color to celebrate!
Creamy Ranch and Fried Chicken are Calling Your Name
New to the Arena District, Fried Chicka Bang, is certainly making a bang in Downtown Columbus!
This 90’s inspired sandwich shop can be found inside of Sunny Street’s location in the Arena District. From Wednesday through Sunday from 4-8:30 PM you can find the trio of sisters and sisters-in-law serving up fun and funky fried chicken sandwiches and sides. Get the full dish here.
Resident Night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Residents of Apartments at the Yard, mark your calendars on March 18 for the next resident night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus! Be sure to b ring your resident VIP card to take advantage of this great offering, $10 of a food purchase of $30 or more.
Honoring Black History Month in Columbus
With one more week of Black History Month to celebrate, Experience Columbus detailed some of the many events, exhibitions, discussions and activities you can participate in to honor the observance. Click here to check out the blog and explore their running list of things to do.
Bring History to Life with Grandview History Walks
Grandview Heights is a beloved community in Columbus and you’re invited to explore some of its local legend with the free History Walks app. The self-guided tour shares the history behind old buildings and tells fascinating anecdotes about the people and organizations that once called Grandview Heights home—all while walking in and around the area’s many landmarks. A newly added tour called “To Utopia and Back” features Grandview Yard! Click here to learn more.
Admire the Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory
Orchids are admired by millions for their colorful and fragrant blooms. Now, you can visit Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory to see thousands of these vibrant flowers up close. Witness gorgeous arrangements and take in the senses during this limited-time exhibition, ending March 7. Click here to reserve your tickets.
The Grand Event Center Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award
Each year, WeddingWire couples vote on their favorite wedding venues. Now, the rankings are in, and The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard has won the 2021 Couples’ Choice Award! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years, and will continue to create magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio.
Watch the Blue Jackets in Action
Don’t miss the Columbus Blue Jackets action during their 20th season on the ice. The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE. You can still recreate the game-day experience by watching at a neighborhood bar, ordering carryout or delivery from an Arena District restaurant.
Enjoy Open Skate at OhioHealth Ice Haus
Looking for a fun winter activity to do indoors? Grab some friends and take part in open skating at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Open seven days a week during select times, the ice rinks are freshly zamboni’d and ready for action. Due to COVID, advance tickets must be purchased—click here to learn more.
Lease Amenity-Filled, Move-In Ready Apartments for Spring & Summer
Are you looking to make a move in the spring or summertime? Don’t wait to start your search, reserve your next apartment home now. Check out what makes Columbus Downtown Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard your top choice for summer fun. From the rooftop pool at Arena Crossing to the Yard Club amenities building in Grandview Yard, you’re sure to make a splash in 2021! Plus, as a resident of these neighborhoods, you can take advantage of the Resident VIP program, show your resident black card and receive exclusive discounts and offerings from nearly 30 restaurants, and service providers.
Explore the amenities of available apartments in downtown Columbus—click here to see Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to view Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities.
Food & Drink
Can’t Stand the Cold? Zoup! & Panera Bread to the Rescue
Winter is soup season in Columbus, and for good reason—there’s no better way to beat the cold than a hot, hearty and flavorful cup of bouillon. Two nearby soup spots provide the warm deliciousness you’re looking for, Zoup! In the Arena District and Panera Bread in Grandview Yard.
Get Lent Specials at Buca di Beppo
If you recognize the season of Lent, Buca di Beppo Arena District is the place to go for fantastic specials. Choose from rich, buttery linguine & clams, or fresh lemon shrimp scampi. Visit their website to place your order now for to-go, dine-in or delivery.
Resident VIP Highlight | Giant Eagle Market District Curbside Express
Did you know that as a resident of a downtown Columbus apartment, you’re entitled to a discount code offering FREE curbside express pickup on orders of $75 or more? Never wait in a checkout line again—simply order online, drive to the curbside express area and get your groceries delivered to your car without lifting a finger. Refer to your VIP program overview or ask your leasing office for your discount code.
Health & Fitness
Stay Fit at Arena District Athletic Club & Club Pilates
Stay in shape amidst the frigid weather with a membership to a nearby fitness studio! Both the Arena District Athletic Club and Grandview Yard’s Club Pilates offer custom membership options to fit your needs. Offering a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment, both venues offer the perfect place to get your heart rate up while staying safe this winter.
Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on ice is here! The team is playing in the realigned Central Division this season. Check out this video from the team’s home opener to get pumped up for the season ahead! The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE.
The Jackets will be playing a ton these next couple of weeks, and while Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by ordering carryout or home delivery from an Arena District restaurant. And if you’re looking for ways to get active this winter, there’s still time to join the CBJ Virtual 20K (ends January 30).
Illuminate Your Apartment with the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year
The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, and there is no shortage of ways to incorporate these uplifting shades into your Columbus apartment. Since these design trends come and go, it’s sometimes best to make small updates such as swapping out area rugs, pillows, throw blankets, wall art and other furnishings for their color-appropriate counterparts. The neutrality of Ultimate Gray makes it perfect for the kitchen and bathroom, as it can be paired with dozens of other hues.
Virtually Tour the Latest Units in Apartments at the Yard
The newest buildings to the Apartments at the Yard collection Kipton and Dorchester are available, but units are going fast! Take a virtual tour of each building to determine which layout is right for you. Discover your best move by clicking below and touring virtually on YouTube. The leasing team may also be contacted for an in-person tour or a live, virtually guided tour.
Food & Drink
Restaurant Week Columbus
It’s time again to partake in a favorite Columbus tradition, Restaurant Week! Eat well and support local restaurants during Restaurant Week from January 25 – 30. Here’s what on the menu from participating Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants:
- Buca di Beppo: $40 for two | $20 for one, available for dine-in and carryout
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus: $20 per diner, dine-in only
- Rodizio Grill: $30 per diner, dine-in only
Get Your Coffee Fix in Grandview Yard & Arena District
Nothing beats the winter blues better than a tasty cup of coffee, and there are multiple spots to get your caffeine fix within Grandview Yard and the Arena District. Here are just a few great coffee shops to choose from:
- Brekkie Shack
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wines
- Panera Bread
- Starbucks (Giant Eagle Market District)
- Sunny Street Café
- Starbucks (Nationwide Arena)
- Tim Hortons (Huntington Park)
Make Hofbrauhaus Columbus Your Game-Day Destination
Did you know Hofbrauhaus Columbus is one of the best places in Columbus to watch live sports? From NFL to NHL, you’ll have access to every game on dozens of HDTVs. Don’t miss out on game-day specials and the upcoming February bier of the month, Doppel Bock.
Health & Wellness
Move Your Winter Workout Indoors
With chilly temperatures and New Year resolutions on the mind, the Arena District Athletic Club is a great option for moving your workout indoors. Exceed your 2021 fitness goals with the help of ADAC’s variety of cardio machines, weight equipment, and experienced personal trainers. Consider trialing the Arena District Athletic Club today—Arena District residents are encouraged to check Active Building for a special offer!
Vote The Grand Event Center for 2021 Best of Columbus Weddings
The Grand Event Center in Grandview Yard has been nominated as one of the ‘2021 Best of Columbus Weddings’ venues! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years—creating truly magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio. Take part in the annual readers’ poll on SurveyMonkey and vote for The Grand by February 7.
Donate Blood with the Columbus Clippers
The Columbus Clippers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host another blood drive at Huntington Park! On Thursday, January 28, Huntington Park will open its gates to donors from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Visit the Red Cross website and use the sponsor code “clippers” to register!
Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on the ice is just around the corner! Get ready to cheer on your NHL home team starting Monday, January 14. The 2020-21 schedule can be found HERE.
You can recreate the game day experience at home by ordering carryout or delivery from a restaurant in the Arena District! And if you need an excuse to get active this winter, the CBJ Virtual 20K starts January 11.
Experience Columbus Releases “Best Columbus Moments of 2020”
Throughout 2020, there were plenty of bright spots for the city of Columbus—and its residents—that helped bring some positivity to abnormal times. Experience Columbus detailed the top five moments in a new article. The top highlight? Columbus Crew’s rally to win the MLS Championship in December. The new Crew Stadium is slated to be completed in 2021, adding another exciting element to the Arena District.
Cbus sports is on a roll, and the excitement for Crew, Clippers and Blue Jackets fans will continue into 2021. Square in the middle of it all are residents of Arena District apartments—who enjoy walkability to all three stadiums, access to tons of nearby gameday hotspots and, best of all, the pulsating energy that fills the district following a big win.
What’s Your Apartment’s Walkability Score?
Location is Everything! When considering the location of your next apartment home, consider researching the neighborhood’s walkability score. Neighborhoods are typically seen as having good walkability if they score 70 or above.
Based on walkscore.com, The Arena District walk score is 79—‘very walkable’—and has a bike score of 88—‘very bikeable’. With proximity to three major sports destinations and dozens of restaurants, bars, parks, and bike trails, it’s easy to see why apartments in the Arena District are a smart and exciting choice for active downtown Columbus residents.
Food & Drink
Fried Chicka Bang Now Open in the Arena District
A BRAND NEW fried chicken sandwich pop-up restaurant is now officially open in the Arena District—Fried Chicka Bang, located within Sunny Street Café! Dive in to their delicious, high-quality chicken and salads by making an order online. Delivery is the primary ordering service but a patio pickup window carryout is also available. Click here to view the menu.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 277 W Nationwide Blvd. (within Sunny Street Café)
Celebrate Family Night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Celebrate Family Night on the second Tuesday of every month at Hofbrauhaus Columbus! Kids eat free for every adult entree purchased! Visit the Haus’ Facebook page to learn more about this monthly, kid-friendly promotion.
Enjoy Happy Hour Every Wednesday & Thursday at Whistle & Keg
If you’ve been searching for the perfect happy hour, Whistle & Keg is ringing in 2021 with not one, but two hop-filled weekdays to imbibe. Try the Arena District taproom’s full selection of craft brews while watching an upcoming Blue Jackets game!
Wednesday: ½ off odd-numbered taps from 4-7 PM
Thursday: ½ off even-numbered taps from 4-7 PM
Health & Wellness
Ways to Stay Healthy in 2021
With the start of a new year, you may have new medical benefits to utilize. Ensure you’re in tip-top shape and explore some of the top in-network medical professionals and providers in Columbus:
Women’s Health and Wellness