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Up Front in Cbus | January 14 – January 28, 2022

Columbus Entertainment

New Year, New Name

The popular Arena District entertainment venue EXPRESS Live! has kicked off the new year with a new name – KEMBA Live! The same great entertainment and excitement will live on at KEMBA Live! for years to come with hundreds of events, performances and concerts planned for 2022. 

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Kick-off the new year with live events and performances! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting KEMBA Live!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Best of Columbus Weddings

It’s time to cast your vote in the annual Best of Columbus Weddings poll! Recognize the best local wedding vendors including venues, florists, bridal boutiques, DJ’s and more. The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard has been nominated in the ‘Best Contemporary/Modern Venue’ category! Vote now through February 4 at cbuswedmag.com/vote

 

Columbus Sports

USMNT Returns to Columbus

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer team will battle El Salvador in the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Lower.Com Field on Thursday, January 27th at 7 PM. Grab your tickets here, before it’s too late!

Countdown to the Crew’s Kickoff 

The Columbus Crew will be back in action before you know it! Cheer on the Crew from the stands at their opening match against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Lower.com Field on Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 PM. Check out the 2022 season game schedule here.

Celebrate the New Year with Hockey

The Blue Jackets are back in Columbus on Friday, January 21 at 7 PM! Head to Nationwide Arena to cheer on the team as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. View the 2021-22 season game schedule here

Don’t want to miss out on the action while CBJ is away? Head to R Bar—Columbus’ one true hockey bar—to cheer on the Jackets with the 5th Line while the team is on the road for these upcoming games:

  • January 15 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers
  • January 18 at 7:30 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders
  • January 20 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

 

Food & Drink 

Whistle & Keg Trivia Nights

Fill up on your favorite brew and show off your trivia skills at Whistle & Keg! The Arena District taproom will be hosting Trivia Nights every Wednesday at 7 PM, starting on January 12. Click here for more information. 

Taco Tuesday at Habaneros

Load up on delicious tacos at Habaneros! Stop by on Tuesdays and enjoy all the pastor tacos you can eat for only $2 each. Click here to see all of Habaneros’ daily specials.

Sunny Street Winter Specials

Sunny Street Café just dropped their new winter menu! Head over to Sunny Street Café and treat yourself to their delicious new specials:

  • Bourbon Banana Pancakes – two fluffy buttermilk-banana pancakes topped with bourbon caramel, candied walnut crumb and cinnamon butter.
  • Ultimate Loaded Hash Browns – crispy hashbrowns with grilled onions and peppers, topped with sausage patties, three scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and sausage gravy. Served with toast.
  • Horchata Cold Brew – Our cold brew coffee sweetened with rice milk and a hint of cinnamon.

20 Years of Ted’s

Ted’s Montana Grill is celebrating 20 years of Authentic American Dining in the Arena District on January 14th! Join them in celebrating their 20th anniversary with a scratch-made meal from January 14-16.

Restaurant Week Columbus

Come hungry to 614 Restaurant Week Columbus, happening January 24 – 29 throughout Columbus. Over 150 participating restaurants will offer a three-course meal for a fraction of the price, benefiting Stop the Suffering (STS) rescue animal nonprofit. A few Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants are participating – see what’s in store:

View the full list of Restaurant Week Columbus participants and menu offerings.

 

Columbus Community

Michelangelo: A Different View

The most famous fresco in the world, Michelangelo – A Different View, is on display at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Visitors will be given the chance to engage with the artwork—seeing every detail, brushstroke and color of the legendary painter’s frescoes up close until January 23. Get your tickets here before the exhibit closes!

5th Line 5K Race Returns to Columbus

The 5th Line 5K, presented by OhioHealth, will return on February 26! The 2022 race begins at 10 a.m. outside of Nationwide Arena and takes participants on a 3.1-mile tour of downtown Columbus and the Arena District before “Finishing On Center Ice” inside Nationwide Arena.

All participants receive two tickets to a select Blue Jackets game during the 2021-22 season and a Blue Jackets-themed race shirt and finishers medal. Stick around after the race and enjoy food and drinks with fellow participants at the post-race party. Click here to register.

2022 Columbus Arts Festival

Save the date! The Arena District will be the site of the 2022 Columbus Art Festival–one of

the most highly acclaimed arts festivals in the nation–from June 10-12. Learn how you can support local artists or showcase your own art here

 

Columbus Living

Welcome the New Year with a new place to call home! The Arena District offers living options that provide you with access to a lifestyle filled with entertainment and amenities. 

Now the three-stadium premier sports destination and future host of the 2022 Columbus Art Festival, the Arena District offers you a home where the sports, art, food, and entertainment is! Enjoy being within walking distance of  KEMBA Live!, Nationwide Arena, Lower.com Field, and Huntington Park.—you’ll never run out of things to do in the Arena District. 

Plus, as a VIP, you’ll enjoy resident-only discounts, offers, and promotions! Check out 

Arena District Living on Youtube to discover your perfect apartment home.


Up Front in Cbus | December 17 – December 31, 2021

Columbus Sports

2021 NCAA Volleyball at Nationwide Arena 

Watch the top Division I Women’s Volleyball teams go head to head at the 2021 NCAA Championship! The final match is set to be held on Saturday, December 18 at Nationwide Arena. Tickets to the finals are on sale now—click here to purchase.

Can’t make it to the game? Watch the action from your favorite Arena District bars and restaurants. The designated fan gathering spots are below:

 

Celebrate the New Year with Hockey

What better way to ring in the new year than cheering on Columbus Blue Jackets from the stands? Catch the last home games of 2021 and the first game of the new year at Nationwide Arena—and don’t forget to fuel up before the game at one of the dozens of restaurants and bars in the Arena District. Grab tickets to these upcoming games:

  • December 23 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres
  • December 27 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
  • December 30 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
  • January 1 at 1 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

Columbus Community

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays and best wishes for a happy New Year! We hope this season is wrapped with cheer and filled with celebration for continued happiness and prosperity in 2022.

Columbus Gift Guide

Still searching for the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered! Check out our 2021 Columbus Holiday Gift Guide filled with the best gifts from our favorite Columbus spots here.

A Different View 

The most famous fresco in the world, Michelangelo – A Different View, is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center! The exhibit will open on December 22 and stay on display until January 23, 2022. Visitors will have the chance to engage with the artwork and see every detail, brushstroke and color of Michelangelo’s frescoes. Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Celebrate the holiday season with live music! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting EXPRESS LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Food & Drink 

Welcome 2022 at the Haus

Celebrate the arrival of 2022 at Hofbräuhaus Columbus! Hofbräuhaus will be offering a special four-course New Year’s Eve menu for guests to enjoy. In addition, the Hofbräuhaus will toast the arrival of the New Year and stay open until 1:00 AM, with live entertainment by Matt Rees. 

National Fruitcake Day

December 27 is National Fruitcake Day! Celebrate the day with a tasty glass of locally brewed Fruitcake Hefeweizen at Whistle & Keg. The most loved beer of the season, this brew takes a traditional Hefeweizen and adds citrus (pineapple and orange), along with cherries, toasted pecans and spices.

The Gift of fresh, Made-from-scratch Meals

Give the gift of an incredible meal this season. Ted’s Montana Grill is offering a free $10 gift card when you purchase a $100 gift card online now through December 24. Click here for more information.

Bring Winans Home for the Holidays

Winans is now selling their holiday coffee blends for you to take and make at home! The holiday favor collection features two delicious seasonal blends–cinnamon gingerbread and peppermint bark. Grab them while you can–these delicious flavors will only be available through December. 

Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

Hosting for the holidays? Wow your guests with a delicious meal, baked goods or a boxed lunch from Brekkie Shack. A locally-owned breakfast and brunch spot, Brekkie Shack has a wide variety of catering offerings perfect for parties with coworkers, friends and family this holiday season.

 

Columbus Living

New Year, New Home

Start the year off right with a new Columbus Downtown Apartment! Whether you’re looking to live in the heart of all the action or searching for a more relaxing atmosphere, there’s something for everyone. View Arena District and Grandview Yard apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.


2021 Columbus Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, Columbus! The season is in full effect and there’s no time to waste. Whether you’re on the hunt for a gift for mom and dad, your siblings, a special someone, or your closest friends, it’s a race to the finish line to cross everyone off your list.

Lucky for you–we’ve done all the work. Check out our 2021 holiday gift guide featuring the best gifts in Columbus and save some time searching for the perfect gift.

The Gift of a Good Brew
A gift that lasts all year–a beer membership!

Hofbräuhaus Columbus offers the “1589 Growler Club” membership. With a wide selection of traditional beer brewed on-site every day. Growler Club members can get a 64 oz. “Drink Tank” growler AND monthly refills of their favorite Hofbräuhaus biers.

The “Daily Pass” program by Whistle & Keg has three levels of membership, regardless of which level you decide, the program gives the beer fanatic in your life access to free beer, merchandise discounts, and more!

The Gift of Sweetness
Winans gift sets are designed to help meet all your gift-giving needs this year! Filled with delicious, handcrafted chocolates made from recipes handed down over four generations, Winans has dozens of gift sets, boxes and baskets to choose from. Check out all of their wonderful gift ideas here.

The Gift of Relaxation
What’s better than me-time? Treat your friends to a day of pampering at the following Columbus locales.

A Massage Envy gift card lets the lucky recipient choose from relaxing massage, skincare services and more. Stop in-store now through December 31 and get a FREE $20 promo card when you purchase $100 in gift cards.

From hair, nails and skin to laser treatments, botox and spray tanning, MY SALON Suite is the perfect one stop shop for all your beauty and spa needs. Plan a girls day and book your appointment online.

The Gift of Health
Jumpstart your loved one’s fitness journey with a gift from one of the many great fitness centers and gyms located throughout Columbus.

Arena District Athletic Club members get access to the gym’s complete line of strength and cardio equipment, plus unlimited group fitness classes. Check out more member amenities here.

Book them a class at Club Pilates! A boutique studio offering comprehensive pilates training, Club Pilates’ has pilates classes for anyone, at any age or fitness level, at an affordable price.

The Gift of Live Action
The Arena District—Columbus’ ultimate sports destination—is loaded with countless gift ideas for all the diehard sports fans out there! Whether they prefer hockey, soccer or baseball, you can never go wrong with game tickets and special fan gear. Check out all the options available below:

The Columbus Crew Holiday Bundle includes two Crew scarves and four tickets to the 2022 Home Opener against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Crew Shop carries dozens of products that fans can rock to show their support.

Get the best seats in Huntington Park with one of the Columbus Clippers’ season ticket plans and surprise them with merch from the Clippers Official Store.

The CBJ Hockey Holiday Pack includes two tickets to two games (based on availability) and one exclusive, limited-edition T-shirt. You can also grab some exclusive Jackets gear at the Blueline store.

The Gift of a Staycation
Give your loved one a mini getaway in downtown Columbus! There are countless hotel options throughout the city—perfect for the friend who loves to travel, but can’t leave anytime soon. Here are few of the best spots:

Hyatt Regency – Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Columbus with a direct connection to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Courtyard Marriott – Offers guests convenient access to the restaurants and entertainment at Grandview Yard, as well as Columbus’ top entertainment districts including the Arena District, downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University and the Short North Arts District.
Hyatt Place – Ideally situated just minutes from The Arena District, The Ohio State University, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Berliner Park and the wonderful cultural neighborhoods of Downtown Columbus.

The Gift of a Great Morning
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast at these Columbus favorites.

Brekkie Shack – Popular breakfast, lunch and brunch spot that serves fresh, locally sourced plant-based dishes and scratch-baked goods.

Sunny Street Cafe – A neighborhood destination for fresh, wholesome food and friendly service for breakfast and lunch.

The Gift of Good Food
Good food puts everyone in a good mood! Grab gift cards at any of the dozens of restaurants and bars located throughout the Arena District and Grandview Yard. Here are some of our favorite spots:

Buca Di Beppo – Buca offers authentic Italian cuisine and family-style dishes in an eclectic, vintage setting perfect for celebrations and groups of all sizes.

Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill – Specializing in delicious authentic street tacos, tequila infused drinks and mezcal, Habaneros’ traditional Mexican flavors make for a great happy hour.

Moran’s Bar & Grille – Whether you’re looking for burgers and beer before the game or a handmade meal after work, Moran’s warm, inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.

R Bar – Perfect for the hockey lover in your life, Columbus’ true hockey bar, R Bar serves up delicious offerings and great vibes every day of the week and especially on game night.


Up Front in Cbus | December 3 – December 17, 2021

Columbus Entertainment

Events in Downtown Columbus

Temperatures are dropping—and live events in downtown Columbus are heating up! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting EXPRESS LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Don’t miss out on all the fun happening in downtown Columbus! Fill out the entry forms below for a chance to win tickets to either the WNCI Jingle Jam or COIN: Rainbow Dreamland Tour. 

Click here to enter-to-win tickets to COIN at EXPRESS LIVE! >>

Click here to enter-to-win tickets to the WNCI JINGLE JAM at EXPRESS LIVE! >>

 

Columbus Sports

Watch the Action on the Ice

We’re two months into the 2021-22 NHL season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are fighting for divisional dominance! Catch the action at their upcoming Nationwide Arena home games—but before you take your seat, fill up on your favorite drinks and apps at one of the dozens of nearby restaurants and bars.

  • December 5 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks
  • December 9 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Anaheim Ducks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

2021 NCAA Volleyball at Nationwide Arena 

The 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament is coming to downtown Columbus! The tourney is set to begin on Thursday, December 2 with the semifinal matches taking place in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena on December 16 and December 18. Watch your favorite teams bump, set and spike their way to victory. Watch the teams advance here with this interactive bracket. For more information click here.

 

Columbus Community

Jingle Bell Run

Get back to jingling and join the most festive holiday fun-run around! The Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run will return to Columbys on December 4 at 8:30 a.m. at Genoa Park. Join the battle against the #1 cause of disability and register here.

Holiday in the Heights

Holiday in the Heights–a family-friendly holiday favorite in Columbus–is set to take place on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM on Grandview Avenue. The holiday event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa, and more! Click here for more information.

Holiday Lights

Don’t miss the Scioto Mile holiday lights! Thanks to support from the Scioto Mile Endowment Fund, the holiday lights are back at the downtown riverfront through Monday, January 3, 2022 and will be visible every day from dusk until dawn. Click here for more information.

 

Food & Drink 

Holidays at the Haus

Stop by Hofbräuhaus Columbus before or after Holiday in the Heights on December 7 for their winter lager tapping! Need a gift for a special friend? Save $4 on the purchase of a 4-pack of any Crowlers throughout the holiday season–and get a FREE holiday tote bag!

Happy Hour in Downtown Columbus

Need a drink? Or a few? Enjoy delicious tequila infused drinks and mezcal at Habaneros’ happy hour, Sunday – Thursday from 3-6 PM Happy hour specials include:

  • $3 off appetizers
  • $3 off margaritas
  • $2 off draft beer

And if you’re looking for a new happy hour spot, Moran’s Bar & Grille in the Arena District has a warm, inviting and relaxed atmosphere making it a great spot to stop. Enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday from 3-7 PM.

Warm Up with Zoup 

Celebrate soup season this winter and give the gift of Zoup! Gift Cards are on everybody’s wishlist–purchase a $25 gift card for someone special and get a $5 eBonus for yourself. With countless delicious soup recipes to choose from, there’s something at Zoup for everyone.


Up Front in Cbus | November 19 – December 3, 2021  

Columbus Sports

Cheer On the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

The action never ends at Nationwide Arena! Rock your favorite Blue Jackets gear and cheer on the team at one of their upcoming home games. Get all the energy you need before the game by stopping at one of the many great Arena District restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks:

  • November 24 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • November 26 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Home to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting EXPRESS LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

EXPRESS LIVE! Changing Names

This week, PromoWest Productions/AEG announced that EXPRESS LIVE! will be renamed as KEMBA Live! starting in January. Give venue’s new social media accounts a follow to stay up to date on upcoming shows and events: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

 

Food & Drink 

Happy Thanksgiving–we’re thankful to have you as a part of our community! We hope everyone has a great time gathering with loved ones and giving thanks for all the happy moments in our lives.

 

Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

Looking for a fun spot to meet up with friends and family this holiday season? Columbus is filled with dozens of restaurants and bars perfect for celebrating!

 

Arena District:

  • Bring on the Beer! Louisville based brewery, Goodwood Brewing Co. is coming to the Arena District at 401 N. Front St. and has an anticipated open date of early 2022. Learn more about this brewery here.
  • Skip the fuss of cooking and order Thanksgiving dinner from Buca di Beppo! The Arena District’s authentic Italian restaurant is now accepting preorders for their tasty Thanksgiving feast. Order yours here.
  • Hosting friends and family during the holidays? Make one dinner a pizza night! Grab Boston’s to go and save the cooking for Turkey Day! 

 

Grandview Yard:

  • Bring the sweetness home! Brekkie Shack offers to-go and catering options for all your party needs. Brekkie has full 9 inch cheesecakes for $35, turtle and chocolate toffee cheesecakes for $40 and pumpkin pecan pies for $30 during the holidays! 

In addition to their delicious catering options check out their Thanksgiving specials offered this fall:

    • The Thanks-urrito – a tasty burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, thanksgiving stuffing, roasted corn, sweet potato-brussel sprout hash and roasted sage/rosemary sauce. 
    • Biscuit sandwich – between two housemade sweet potato biscuits are cheesy eggs, corn souffle and rosemary olive oil.
  • Don’t show up empty-handed! Stop by Winans and grab a treat from their great selection of gifts including wine and chocolates. Join the Winans team on December 2 for six delicious tasting pours of champagne and french fries! Reserve your spot here.
  • New month, new bier! Hofbräuhaus Columbus is tapping their Christmas lager on December 7. Stop in to try the newest brew and enjoy various activities throughout Grandview Heights at Holiday in the Heights that night.

 

Columbus Community

Columbus Holiday Races

Countless Columbus races are returning to the Arena District! Grab breakfast and coffee at Sunny Street Café in the Arena District to fuel up before the race. Skip the hassle of searching for parking and visit ArenaDistrict.com/parking to find the best parking option for you!

 

Holiday in the Heights

Save the date! The annual Holiday in the Heights tree lighting ceremony in Grandview Heights will be held on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM The family-friendly event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa and more! Click here for more info.

 

Columbus Living 

Deck the Halls

Whether you’re waiting until the day after Thanksgiving or starting well before, click here for some renter-friendly tips on decorating your downtown Columbus apartment during the 2021 holiday season.


How to Have a Great Friendsgiving in Columbus

A day for giving thanks and gathering with loved ones, Thanksgiving marks the start of the highly anticipated holiday season. No matter if Columbus is a home away from home or the place you call home, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to celebrate the season with friends who feel like family.

This year we celebrate the opportunity to safely gather once again—and thankfully, Columbus has everything you need to do just that! Here are some ways you and your pals can have a great Friendsgiving in the city. 

 

Gather On the Ice

Thinking of a non-traditional celebration? Cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets with your closest friends! The Blue Jackets are returning to Columbus for two home games next week. Watch the team take on the Winnipeg Jets on November 24 and, for belated celebrators, the Vancouver Canucks on November 26 at Nationwide Arena. Get your tickets here.

Before and after the game, hit up your favorite bars and restaurants throughout the Arena District, and make it a whole night of fun and celebration!

 

Get Up and Get Active

The original Columbus Turkey Trot is back! If you and your friends are active early risers, start Thanksgiving day by participating in one of the event’s various races. Participating in the Turkey Trot not only brings friends closer together, but it also benefits children with disabilities through the Easterseals of Central & Southeast Ohio.

As a special way to remember the morning, all in-person participants will receive a finisher medal and take home a delicious, traditional pumpkin pie to enjoy after the race. 

 

Take All the Credit

Skip the hassle of preparing dinner and order Giant Eagle Market District’s chef-inspired Thanksgiving feast! Whether you’re looking for a full-course meal or need some tasty sides, Market’ District’s signature dishes are full of traditional flavors and old-fashioned goodness that are sure to satisfy all of your friends’ seasonal cravings.

Think about it—all you have to do is order, pick up, warm it in the oven and your besties won’t know the difference. Order online or in store before it’s too late! Click here for more info.

 

Fill Up at Whistle & Keg

Stop by Whistle & Keg in the Arena District and take your favorite alcoholic drinks to go! With over 50 self-serve craft beers, wines, meads, ciders and more on tap, you can easily fill up on a variety of your friends’ favorite drinks to make your Friendsgiving one to remember. Check out all the beer hall has to offer here.


Up Front in Cbus | November 5 – November 19, 2021

Columbus Sports

Action on the Ice

Columbus Blue Jackets hockey is in full swing this month! Grab dinner and drinks at one of the Arena District restaurants and bars before cheering on the Jackets with the 5th Line at Nationwide Arena:

  • November 6 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • November 12 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Washington Capitals
  • November 13 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. New York Rangers
  • November 15 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Detroit Red Wings

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

 

Crew Season Finale

Head to Lower.com Field on Sunday, November 7 to watch the Columbus Crew play their regular-season finale against Chicago Fire FC. Looking forward to the 2022 season? Secure your spot here and get ready for a world-class experience at Lower.com Field.

 

NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship

Get ready to welcome the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship at Nationwide Arena next month! Tickets are available now for both semifinal matches on December 16 AND the national championship on December 18 here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Performances in Downtown Columbus

Home to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the place to be for live entertainment! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

 

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Columbus Community

Fit for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Stay in shape this winter with help from the Arena District Athletic Club. The club offers a variety of group exercise classes and cardio and weight-lifting equipment, located in the heart of the Arena District. Their friendly staff can help you start a routine now so you feel great just in time for all the festive celebrations ahead. See the full class schedule here.

 

New Season, New Look

Ready for a new look? Schedule an appointment with a beauty professional at MY SALON Suite Grandview Yard before they fill up for the holidays! Offering a variety of services including manicures, hair services, airbrush tanning, skincare, hair removal and more, MY SALON Suite is your one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.  

 

Food & Drink 

Enjoy Tacos All Day Long

Great news – Nada just extended their hours! You can now get tasty tacos, salsas, and much more for lunch starting at 11:00am. Get a taste of all they have to offer with their “Taco Lunchbox” which includes an order of 2 tacos and a delicious side such as street corn, mac n’ cheese and more. See the full menu here.

Nada’s new hours are:

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Brunch until 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 9:30pm, Brunch until 3:00pm

 

When Bison and Nachos Collide

November 6 is National Bison Day and National Nacho Day, and Ted’s Montana Grill has the perfect dish to celebrate—Bison Nachos! Get the best of both worlds with this special dish filled with hand-cut tortillas fried in-house, spicy pepper jack cheese, Karen’s Flying-D Bison Chili and sliced jalapeños. 

 

Seasonal Bier to Try

Hofbräuhaus Columbus in Grandview Yard just tapped their Dunkel Weizen—a wheat bier with a dark-roasted malt base and the fruitiness of their regular Hefe Weizen. This brew is so well balanced that both wheat bier and dark bier drinkers will love it!

 

Columbus Living 

Looking to live in the heart of all the action? Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, Arena District apartments have premier access to countless sports and entertainment venues and dozens of nearby restaurants and bars. View Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.If you’re searching for a more relaxing atmosphere, Grandview Yard is the place to be! Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, apartments at the Yard offer a suburban atmosphere. Take a virtual tour of the countless apartments available in Grandview Yard here.


Up Front in Cbus | October 22 – November 5, 2021

Columbus Sports

Game Time at Nationwide Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back at Nationwide Arena for their 2021-2022 season! Stop by one of the Arena District’s dozens of restaurants and bars to fuel up before the these upcoming Jackets home games:

  • October 23 at 7 PM | Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • October 25 at 7 PM | Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars

Need a spot to enjoy away games? Cheer on our favorite NHL team on the road and join us at R Bar Arena, Columbus’ hockey fan hangout, as they host watch parties all season long! See the game on big screens with volume and enter giveaways for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming game and more. 

See the full 2021-2022 season schedule here.

 

Close Out the 2021 MLS Season at Lower.com Field

Head over to Lower.com Field and cheer on the Crew at their last three home matches of the 2021 season. See them in action as they push for a spot in the MLS Playoffs!

  • October 23 at 6 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
  • October 27 at 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC
  • November 7 at 3:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

View the full 2021 season schedule here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

Get your costume locked down for the largest Halloween celebration in Columbus—Highball Halloween returns to downtown Columbus this Saturday, October 23 at Express LIVE! Enjoy a thrilling night of live performances, costume contests, a fashion show and much more. Buy your tickets here.

 

Live Entertainment in Downtown Columbus

Home to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Columbus Community

Fall Events at Franklin Park Conservatory

Celebrate fall with special seasonal exhibits at Franklin Park Conservatory—now through the end of October. Enjoy the magic of the harvest season at the Harvest Blooms exhibition, where thousands of pumpkins, mums and ornamental cabbages fill the gardens. Fall evenings at the conservatory offer delights and surprises with Pumpkins Aglow and spooky, enchanting Halloween decor.

These family-friendly events occur from 5-9 PM on select dates: October 13-17, 20-24 & 27-31. Click here for more information.

 

North Market Farmers Market

Search for locally made treasures and seasonal items at the North Market Downtown Farmers’ Market! Stop by the market every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM through October 30, and explore all that Columbus’ growers, makers and artisans have to offer. Click here for more information. 

 

Carve your pumpkins with the CBJ Spirit

Want to show that you are the ultimate CBJ fan? Show off your 5th Line spirit with these Columbus Blue Jackets themed pumpkin carving stencils!

Food & Drink 

Celebrate 3 Years of Brekkie Shack

  • Brekkie Shack turns three on October 30. Celebrate the Brekkie of Champions this month with a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch at Brekkie! Cheers to three years and many more!

 

Warm Up with Soup

  • Fall is soup season! Get your fix at Zoup! and warm up from the inside-out with countless delicious flavors. From Pumpkin Pie Bisque to Chicken Pot Pie, Zoup! is sure to fulfill all of your soup desires. 
  • In a hurry? Order through Panera’s convenient rapid pick-up system and enjoy a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and, of course, freshly baked bread, bagels and pastries.You can even stay cozy in your car and use the drive-thru.

 

Fill Up on Fall Flavors

  • Fall is here and there are so many delicious treats to enjoy! From cider and pumpkins to apples and candy, Giant Eagle Market District is your one-stop shop for everything Halloween and fall. 

Columbus Ale Trail

  • Explore the city’s many local breweries this fall! Pick up your free copy of Columbus Ale Trail Volume 6 at any participating Central Ohio brewery. Try the latest bier from Hofbraühaus and visit every brewery on the Ale Trail to unlock a limited edition screened art print! Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Living 

Live the VIP Life

Residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard have exclusive access to dozens of discounts and special offers at countless neighboring restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. Check out all of the exclusive offers residents at the Arena District and Grandview Yard can enjoy all year long by visiting our VIP Resident pages.


Up Front in Cbus | October 8 – October 22, 2021

Columbus Sports

Columbus Hockey is Back

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back for their 2021-2022 season! Head over to Nationwide Arena to cheer them on at their first regular season home game against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Can’t wait to see the action? Cheer them on at their preseason game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

Opening Night Plaza Party info can be found here.

Check out the 2021-22 season schedule here.

View Nationwide Arena fan safety guidelines here.

 

Matchday in Columbus

Root for The Crew at Lower.com Field throughout October at the team’s upcoming home matches:

  • October 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami CF
  • October 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
  • October 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC

View the full 2021 season schedule here.

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

The annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon is back! Cheer on runners as they race to the finish line Sunday, October 17 and celebrate 10 years of supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For more information, click here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

A Night Out in Downtown Columbus

With countless performance venues to choose from, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE!

Celebrate Halloween like you never have before! Highball Halloween is returning to Columbus on October 23 and this year will be at a new location, Express LIVE! Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show, and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Get your tickets here before it’s too late!

 

Health & Wellness

Fall Into Fitness

Fall is here–and there’s no better time to get active! Group fitness classes are back at the Arena District Athletic Club. Offering a range of options from Total Strength to Zen Yoga, this is a great way to stay fit as temperatures begin to drop and you move your workout indoors. Click here for more information.

 

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest at BD’s Mongolian Grill

BD’s Mongolian Grill is NOW OPEN in the Arena District! Celebrate Oktoberfest at BD’s with new sausages, cheddar cheese sauce, and $3 Sam Adams pints–the perfect companion for cooler weather and hot stir-fry. Thirsty for more than a pint? Get a 20oz for just $4!

 

Pumpkin Pancakes are Back

Sunny Street Café’s legendary pumpkin pancakes are back! These delicious flapjacks make for the perfect fall breakfast. Try them with Sunny Street’s tres leches drizzle and cinnamon butter for a mouthwatering flavor to enjoy all month long.

 

Fall Treats and Live Music

Winans caramel apples–the sweet treat we’ve all been waiting for–are now available! Call into your Grandview location to check inventory in advance, as these favorites will go fast. You can also pop in and spend time inside with your favorite fall coffee. Hurry in soon, they won’t be here long!

You can also join Winans every Friday from 6-9 p.m. starting now until Thanksgiving for a night of live music. This week’s event will feature music from Steve Pratt. Click here for more information.

 

Brekkie Brunch

In the mood for a sweet and savory brunch? Head over to Brekkie Shack and enjoy a variety of deliciously healthy plant-based dishes. The ‘All the Feels Egg Sandwich,’ an egg soufflé served on ​​multigrain bread loaded with bacon, white cheddar, crispy brussel sprouts and maple sauce, is an eggcellent way to start the day!

 

Columbus Living

With three premier sports venues to cheer from and dozens of restaurants and bars nearby, downtown Columbus is the place to be! Live in the heart of all the action. View Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.

Looking for a more relaxed setting? Get the best of both worlds with Apartments at the Yard. A quick bike ride down the Olentangy Trail, Grandview Yard offers a suburban atmosphere close to the action of the Arena District. Take a virtual tour of the countless apartments available in Grandview Yard here.

Check out all of the exclusive offers residents at the Arena District and Grandview Yard can enjoy all year long by visiting our VIP Resident pages.

 


Up Front in Cbus | September 17 – October 1, 2021

Food & Drink

New Lunch and Dinner Spot 

Moran’s Bar and Grille, the Arena District’s newest restaurant, is now open! Whether you’re looking for burgers and beer before a game or cocktails with friends on the patio, Moran’s is the perfect place to spend time with your closest friends. Stop by Monday through Friday from 3-7pm for happy hour!

The Moran’s restaurant concept comes from the story of a prominent Chicago mob boss who spent time behind bars in the Ohio penitentiary. View the menu and more about Moran’s: https://www.moransbarandgrille.com.

Moran’s is located at 415 N Front St.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm

 

Prost to Grandview Oktoberfest

Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been celebrating Oktoberfest all month and it continues this weekend! Stop in September 17 and 18 for great biers and food, live music, family fun, and more! The party starts Friday at 5:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm. 

 

Get Your Fall Coffee Fix

Fall coffee flavors are back at Winans in Grandview Yard! Mix it up while it’s still warm outside and ask for yours in a frappe or over ice. Drop by and try the following drinks:

  • Cozy Caramel | brown sugar cinnamon + caramel
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte | pumpkin + vanilla
  • Banana Nut Mocha | chocolate + banana + praline
  • Fireside Steamer | chocolate + cinnamon + toasted marshmallow

 

Columbus Sports

Cheer on Your Favorite Columbus Teams

Head to the Arena District on September 29 for an epic day of Columbus sports! Cheer on the Blue Jackets at their pre-season game, the Crew as they take on Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup AND the Clippers as they kick off their final homestand of the season. 

Reserve parking online before joining your group at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

 

Watch the Crew in Action

Head over to Lower.com Field and cheer on the MLS champs as they take on CF Montreal on Saturday, September 25, and battle Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup on Wednesday, September 29. Check out the team’s full schedule here

 

End the Baseball Season with the Clippers 

Mark your calendars—the Columbus Clippers take on the Louisville Bats in their FINAL homestand of the season from September 29-October 3. Celebrate the end of the 2021 season with various game-day specials, including fan favorites like Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays and special post-game fireworks on select nights! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Hockey is Back!

Celebrate the return of the hockey season at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25, joining fellow fans in a celebratory 3.1-mile run/walk at Nationwide Arena. All participants will receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! For more information, click here.

 

Catch the Blue Jackets on Ice

Join your Columbus Blue Jackets on September 28 at their pre-season opener. Buy tickets here to watch the action live, or stop by your favorite Arena District restaurant or bar to grab some delicious bites and cold brews while you watch the game.

Click here to view the 2021-22 season schedule.

 

The Arnold Classic Returns to Columbus

Watch the world’s best bodybuilders strut their stuff at the Arnold Classic on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. The famed multi-athletic competition will have various activities for all to join in on the fun. Get your tickets here before they’re gone!

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Make the most of your night with live events and performances at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

For the first time ever, HighBall Halloween will take place on the outdoor stage at Express LIVE! on October 23. Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Living 

Enjoy VIP Treatment All Year Long

Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard residents have special access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the entire year! 

Visit our Arena District and Grandview Yard VIP Resident pages to view the current offerings from neighboring bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Columbus.