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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:

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 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 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.