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The columbus clippers at huntington park, Asian Festival and bicentennial park on the scioto mile, photos courtesy Randall L. Schieber; brothers Drake meadery, photo courtesy Brothers Drake; the columbus Zoo and Aquarium, photo courtesy the zoo; the Arnold sports Festival, photo courtesy Arnold Sports Festival

Businesses listed are members of Experience Columbus, current as of Nov. 15, 2012. For information on membership, call 614-222-6126.

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277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 125 Columbus, OH 43215 614-221-6623 • 800-354-2657 President and CEO brian ross Vice President, Marketing Amy Tillinghast Director, Marketing cathe moog Director, Tourism Kari Kauffman Director, Communications beth Ervin Manager, Marketing claudia plumley Coordinator, Marketing sandi combs

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Vice President & Publisher Katie Wolfe lloyd Director of Dispatch Magazines brian lindamood Editor beth stallings Art Director Yogesh chaudhary Production Manager craig rusnak Advertising Director rheta gallagher Senior Account Executive bryan mcmahan Sales Assistant Kristen Wendel The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is published by Columbus Custom Publishing on behalf of Experience Columbus. The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is endorsed by the Greater Columbus Lodging Council as its official guest room hospitality magazine.

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Plan Your Visit Getting Around Columbus Maps Can’t Miss Columbus Eat your way through the North Market, explore history, check out our notable neighborhoods, take a walk on the wild side, find art inspiration or catch a live show. There are endless ways to truly experience all Columbus has to offer.

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16 Spring Events Welcome spring with a host of entertaining activities from outdoor concerts to food festivals, professional golf tournaments to the annual Arnold Sports Festival.

23 Attractions & Entertainment

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Keep the kids entertained with a wild trip to Zoombezi Bay or find fun for adults at Hollywood Casino Columbus.

31 Food & Drink Check out these local watering holes as they shake up the local craft cocktail scene to a whole new level.

42 Sports The Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Crew and Clippers lead an action-packed lineup.

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43 Shopping Where to go for one-of-a-kind finds.

46 Lodging 50 Business & Service Directory

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Plan Your Visit

In Columbus, we’re dedicated to providing visitors with an amazing experience. That’s why the Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program was developed. Our goal is to provide a destination-wide culture of quality service and welcoming residents to create a memorable visitor experience. We’re working with employees and volunteers at attractions, restaurants, hotels and transportation companies around Central Ohio to make your visit the best it can be. Hundreds of people have already earned the national Certified Tourism Ambassador™ designation. Look for certified staff wearing the gold star pin.

 ask the experts

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Milestone 229 located at the Scioto Mile (above). Fans rock out at rock on the range at Columbus Crew Stadium.

Perfect for a weekend getaway, Columbus is located within 550 miles of more than half of the nation’s population and is easily accessible by car or plane.  Visit to make sure you experience all the best of Columbus. You can use My Planner to create your own itinerary and share it with your travel partners, view Trip Ideas, make hotel and restaurant reservations, purchase a travel package and browse an up-to-date events calendar. Sign up for free membership in the Columbus Insiders Club. You’ll receive a monthly email with special offers, discounts and previews to the city’s top attractions and events.

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Need more help? Speak with a Columbus Travel Counselor by calling 866-397-2657. Staff members can provide ideas, suggestions and directions to customize your visit. You also can ask our staff questions on Twitter using #expcols. If you’re in need of guidance while exploring the downtown area, Capital Crossroads Ambassadors are available to answer questions and provide directions seven days a week. They’re easy to spot: Look for the folks with the word “Safety” on their backs.

 Take Our visitor Survey How is Columbus doing? Take our visitor survey on One minute, five questions will let us know.

 visitor Centers Find out more at our two Visitor Centers. The Downtown location at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Easton Town Center location is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.9 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m.





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Getting Around  to Columbus Drivers can reach Columbus via two major interstates that intersect near downtown: I-70 (east-west) and I-71 (north-south). I-670 connects the airport to downtown, and I-270 circles the city. For construction information, go to or call 614-645PAVE. See pages 8-9 for Columbus-area and downtown maps. Visitors flying into the city arrive at Port Columbus International Airport (614-239-4000;, located just 10 minutes east of downtown and served by the following carriers: Air Canada, AirTran, American, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. Megabus (877-462-6342; serves Columbus with drop-offs near The Ohio State University campus and downtown Columbus.

 Around Columbus

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nonstop flights to Columbus

It’s easy to get around Ohio’s capital. Automobiles are available for rent through Experience Columbus members (see page 56). Public transportation is provided by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA, 614-228-1776 or Normal bus fare is $2; express fare, $2.75. View maps of all bus routes at or click on the bus icon when getting directions on COTA makes it easy to ride: 1) Know where you want to go. 2) Use the Google Trip Planner on to find your bus number and departure time. 3) Arrive at the bus stop five minutes before departure time. 4) Get on board and pay your fare. You will need exact change. 5) At your destination, exit out the back door. Taxi service is widely available (Yellow Cab, 614-444-4444). The average fare from Port Columbus International Airport to downtown is $22.

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Visitor Information Resources 614-841-2545. Located on North High Street at St. Rte. 161 and U.S. Rte. 23. Historic area with restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

CoshoCton County ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 401 Main St., Coshocton,

43812, 740-622-4877. Historic Roscoe Village, wineries, public golf courses, outdoor recreation and more.

DelaWare County tourism Bureau, 34

S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 43015, 740-368-4748. Big time attractions and small town charm. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay and Little Brown Jug.

Destination hilliarD, 5274 Norwich St.,

43026, 614-664-3290. Hilliard’s charming, small town is just minutes from Columbus and the new casino.

DuBlin ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 9 S. High St., 43017, 800-245-8387. Just northwest of Columbus and home of the Dublin Irish Festival, the Memorial Tournament and 14 hotels.

Wayne County ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 44691, 330264-1800.

WesterVille Visitors & ConVention Bureau, 20 W. Main St., 43081, 614-794-0401.

Located 20 minutes northeast of Columbus. Shopping, eateries, antiques, arts, festivals and museums.

Visitor information resources aaa ohio auto CluB, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-431-7800. Coordinating meeting, event and incentive programs. artsinohio.Com, 614-466-2613. Visit artsinohio. com, for a complete guide to arts and culture in Ohio. at&t yelloW Pages, 1530 Corporate Woods

Pkwy., 44685, 330-896-6024. Your direct source to all businesses in the Greater Columbus region.

fairfielD County Visitors anD ConVention Bureau, 124 W. Main St., Ste.

ColumBusarts.Com, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. Your guide to cultural events and organizations in Central Ohio.

gahanna ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 167 Mill St., 43230, 614-418-9114.

ColumBus metroPolitan liBrary,

200, Lancaster, 43130, 740-654-5929.

Nostalgic Americana minutes from Columbus. Paddle boat rides, waterfront eateries, quaint shops.

granDVieW marBle Cliff area ChamBer of CommerCe, 1258-B Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-0196. Chamber of commerce.

greater liCking County ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 455 Hebron Rd., St. Rte. 79, Heath, 43056, 740-345-8224. Fabulous lodging, country inns, history, arts, bike trails, indoor/outdoor waterparks, theatre, Longaberger Homestead, golf.

groVe City area Visitors & ConVention Bureau, 3378 Park St., 43123, 614-539-8747. Grove City is six miles from Downtown Columbus.

marketing morroW llC/ morroW County Visitor’s Bureau, 80 N. Walnut St.,

Ste. B, Mt. Gilead, 43338, 419-947-7535.

reynolDsBurg Visitor & Community aCtiVities Bureau, P. O. Box 357, 43068, 614-

866-4888. Located on I-70, east of downtown. Home of the Tomato Festival, Livingston House Park and Museum and JCPenney Outlet.

ross-ChilliCothe ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 45 E. Main St., Chillicothe, 45601, 740-702-7677. Ohio’s First Capital, is home to historical sites and architecture, bike and walking trails.

tusCaraWas County ConVention anD Visitors Bureau, 124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, 44663, 330-602-2420.

On view March 9 through September 2

642-6279. Offering small town charm and hospitality with covered bridges, Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway.

1777 E. Broad St. | 614.715.8000

96 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-645-2275.

huntington national Bank, 41 S. High

St., HCO416, 43215, 614-480-4005. Several locations throughout Central Ohio to welcome visitors.

imPortant numBers AAA (Emergency) Central Ohio Transit Authority Columbus Road Construction Hotline Columbus Tourism Information

614-431-3388 614-228-1776

614-645-7283 614-221-2489 or 866-397-2657 #expcols on Twitter Emergency 911 Fire 614-221-2345 Franklin County Sheriff 614-462-3333 International Visitors Council Inc. 614-225-9057 Ohio Tourism Information 800-282-5393 Police 614-645-4545 Port Columbus International Airport 614-239-4083 State Highway Patrol 614-466-2660 Time/Weather 614-281-1111 Urgent Care-OhioHealth in partnership with NextCare Downtown/Victorian Village 614-544-0822 Dublin 614-923-0300 Gahanna 614-476-1112 Grove City 614-833-0160 Powell 740-549-2700 U.S. Customs 614-497-1865


ConVention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington, 777 High St., P.O. Box 225, 43085,

Blooms & Butteries

union County ConVention & Visitors Bureau, 227 E. Fifth St., Marysville, 43040, 937-





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“Ragtime, Blues & Beyond: A Short History of Jazz” Featuring Tia Fuller, Lewis Nash & The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra SOUTHERN THEATRE

MAR 14-17 / 2013 “Big Band on Broadway” Featuring Debbie Gravitte SOUTHERN THEATRE

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“Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel, Elton John & Stevie Wonder” Featuring Chester Gregory & Dave Powers SOUTHERN THEATRE


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“Motor City Soul Revue” Featuring Mojoflo with Special Guests LINCOLN THEATRE

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APR 26 / 2013

“Brass & Grass” Featuring New Basics Brass Band & The Relentless Mules CLINTONVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB


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Columbus Maps Greater Columbus

ZipZone Canopy Tours

Early Television Museum Jack Nicklaus Museum

The Ohio State University

Ohio History Center/ Ohio Village South Campus Gateway

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Hollywood Casino Columbus

Tanger Outlet Center at Jeffersonville

Scioto Downs Racino

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Hocking Peaks Adventure Park

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Bed & Breakfasts:

15 German Village Guest House 16 Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

17 Short North Bed & Breakfast

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attractions & entertainment

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Stories by Kimberly byce and michele lemmon

neighborhoods that entertain Short North Arts District

Arena District

Head north on High Street from the Arena District and you’ll land in this creative neighborhood filled with art galleries, boutiques and hip restaurants and bars. The neighborhood’s alternative roots show every July 4 when the DooDah Parade marches down High Street. Another great time to visit is the first Saturday of every month for Gallery Hop, when galleries and stores stay open late and entertainers line the streets.

True to its name, this is the spot for sports action, including the minor league Clippers baseball team at Huntington Park and the pro hockey Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. But entertainment doesn’t stop there. There’s also popular indoor-outdoor music venue Lifestyles Communities Pavilion, and a splattering of casual restaurants and bars.

German Village Located just south of downtown, the historic brick homes and streets of German Village make it not just one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods, but a local favorite, too. So it’s no surprise you’ll find great restaurants, shops and bars nestled throughout.

Clintonville Just south of Worthington, this popular neighborhood has attractions from the Park of Roses to the many independently owned retail shops and restaurants that line High Street. During warmer months, people flock to the Clintonville Farmers Market to get fresh produce and to the Olentangy River recreational trail, along the river to hike and bike.

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explore the brewery district  Just a block from German Village, the Brewery District is home to the nation’s largest theater troupe, shadowbox live, which thrills audiences with its original sketch comedy and live music. Stop for locally produced microbrews at the columbus brewing company restaurant or choose from hundreds of varieties at world of beer.

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eat at the north market

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One of the city’s historic treasures and culinary hot spots is the North Market, home to chocolatiers, bakers and ice cream makers, cheese pros and ethic eateries. Head here for a big meal, quick snack or a treat to take home. In many cases you can talk with the chefs and entrepreneurs. A few spots not to miss: Photo courtesy DISPAtCH PRINtING CO.

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Columbus Historical Society

Located in COSI, this exhibit space includes artifacts and materials documenting the past 100 years in Columbus.

Jack Nicklaus Museum Sports fans won’t want to miss this museum spanning the history of golf and the career of Nicklaus, a Columbus native and one of the world’s most accomplished golfers, who got his start here.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum The Hall of Fame Museum shares the 75-year history of motorcycles through special exhibits, such as Honda of Ohio’s influence on motorcycles in America and the history of dirt bikes.

Historic Roscoe Village Explore life during the canal era at this recreated village along the once booming Ohio-Erie canal in Coshocton. Meet re-enactors on walking tours. Check out modern boutiques and dining establishments.

Ohio History Center See Ohio history come to life at the Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War-era Ohio town. This summer the center will open “1950s: Building the American Dream,” an exhibit that allows people to walk through a lifesized Lustron home, a prefabricated home mass produced in Columbus.  For the Foodie: Get a taste of what the city’s burgeoning food scene has to offer on the popular Columbus Food Adventures and A La Carte Food tours, both which offer more than eight culinarythemed excursions.  For the sightseer: Filled with fun facts about Ohio history, the Greek-Revival style ohio statehouse lives up to its moniker as the “people’s house” as it’s open daily for free tours. It’s also one of 29 spots on the segAway tours of Columbus, a face-paced, two-hour breeze through the top downtown highlights.  For the history buFF: Join the Columbus Landmarks Foundation on its monthly tour of historic taverns that nod to the architecture and oft-scandalous history of Columbus’ long-standing watering holes.

gEt wild Rated one of the best in the country, mark the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as a must-see during your visit. Come to see the polar bears and artic fox at Polar Frontier, touch a stingray at Stingray Bay and get up close to hundreds of other exotic wildlife. Make a splash May 18-19 when the attached Zoombezi Bay opens its gates for the season. Grab your swimsuit and explore 22-acres of aquatic adventure, including 17 water slides, a wave pool and two rivers. For an even greater

wildlife fix, head two hours east to the zoo’s sister park, the Wilds, located on 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in Cumberland. Take a safari tour starting in May, for a glimpse of zebras, cheetahs, giraffes and southern white rhinoceros. Adventure continues a few hours southeast of the city at Hocking Hills, where the national forest is wrought with outdoor fun perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. There are zip line tours, fishing, swimming and boating in the nearby lakes, as well as hiking trail standouts to Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave and Cantwell Cliffs. Photo courtesy DISPATCH PRINTING CO.

Brezel On any given day, this Bavarian pretzel shop might have nine or more seasonal flavored pretzels such as smoked Gouda or cinnamon and sugar.

Lan Viet Market A popular spot for locals, this Vietnamese stand is worth seeking out for their authentic dishes and daily specials.

Taste of Belgium Sample one bite of the warm, sugary Belgian-style waffles fresh

from the iron and you’re sure to buy a four-pack to take home—or eat on the spot.

as the Obama Dog, a Chicagostyle beef hot dog with Chicago cheeses.

Pam’s Market Popcorn

North Market Spices

Inspired by Chicago’s famous Garrett’s popcorn, this Columbus staple offers classics like white cheddar or sweet and salty, as well as unusual flavors like key lime pie.

With two walls lined with five long shelves packed with what seems to be every known spice, herb or extract in the world, it might be safe to say that if it’s not here, it doesn’t exist.

Best of the Wurst

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Head here for all-beef hot dogs. Try a plain dog for $3.50 or get one of the fancier offerings, such

Called America’s best ice cream by Time Magazine, Jeni’s offers intriguing flavors like dark

Jeni’s ice cream chocolate ice cream laced with red cayenne peppers. Stop at the original spot of Columbus’ hometown favorite ice cream And try as many samples as you’d like: they’ll gladly let you try several to help you decide.

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 When not hosting Columbus Blue Jackets hockey games, Nationwide Arena welcomes big-name musical acts. Catch Bon Jovi March 10, Kid Rock March 23, Fleetwood Mac April 4 and Taylor Swift on May 8.

Tegan and Sara March 9. More musical merriment is next door at The Basement where up-and-coming bands show their stuff. Up the street, join an interactive sing-a-long at dueling piano bar The Big Bang.

 Value City Arena, home court of Ohio State’s basketball teams, doubles as a rock stage. Pink performs March 6 and Brantley Gilbert plays April 27.

 Rock out to dozens of pulse-pounding bands at Rock on the Range May 1719 at Crew Stadium.

 Newport Music Hall, near Ohio State’s campus, is known as “America’s longest continually running rock club.” Upcoming shows include They Might Be Giants March 2 and Tame Impala March 8.  Indoor-outdoor venue Lifestyle Communities Pavilion is in the Arena District. The LC—as it’s known to locals—hosts Tenacious D March 6 and

 The Wexner Center for the Arts also has a packed performance schedule, ranging from jazz groups like Christian Howes Quartet on April 13 to indie scene music innovators Zammuto on April 12.  Listen to live music at local hangouts Carabar and Kobo. Catch more live tunes at festivals including Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival June 14-16, Jazz & Rib Fest July 19-21 and Festival Latino Aug. 10-11.

out and about: For Free Columbus Museum of Art Visit for free on Sundays and view “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950” through May 26.

Columbus Commons Held Thursday nights starting in June, the free Downtown Live Concert Series features local bands and food trucks.

Grange Insurance Audubon Center This educational facility on the Whittier Peninsula teaches visitors about birds, nature and going green.

The King Arts Complex The Heritage Concert Series showcases musical acts Thursday nights July 11-Aug. 29 in Mayme Moore Park.

WaterFire Starting in June, listen to live music while the Scioto River downtown lights up with floating bonfires.

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For kids oF all aGes These child-friendly events and activities are sure to entertain parents, too.

“MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition” comes to COSI

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Characters from beloved stories take the stage at Columbus Children’s Theater. An impulsive little mouse stars in “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” March 7-24. Enter the chocolate factory during “Willy Wonka,” at the Lincoln Theatre April 11-21. And watch “Cinderella” come to life April 25-May 12. A full-size historical preservation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, is moored downtown on the Scioto River. The ship serves as a history museum, open for guided tours that tell how Columbus’s voyage changed the world forever. For hands-on scientific encounters, visit COSI. Home to permanent interactive exhibits as well

as traveling exhibitions, the science center hosts “Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes” through April 28. These fun, quirky brainteasers and challenges test puzzlers of all ages. “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” based on the popular TV show, will spark creative experimentation June 8-Sept. 7.

Sample sweet treats at the Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, a gourmet chocolate purveyor since 1952. Tour the west-side facility to watch the candy creation process from start to finish. Defy gravity at Columbus’s first zip line facility, ZipZone Canopy Tours. Professionally trained guides lead participants on a two-hour hands-free tour, zooming from platform to platform amid trees and over ravines and streams.

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The Columbus Symphony joins forces with BalletMet for “The Rite of Spring,” March 22-24. This collaboration celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece. BalletMet also presents “The Little Mermaid” April 19-27.

Theater See the best of Broadway when Broadway in Columbus presents “American Idiot” March 19-24, “War Horse” April 23-28 and “Les Misérables” May 14-19. CATCO will perform “Avenue Q” April 3-21.

Art At the Columbus Museum of Art, see “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950” through May 26 and “Strings Attached: The Living Tradition of Czech Puppets” beginning March 8. A trio of visual exhibits at the Wexner Center

for the Arts—“More American Photographs,” “Christian Marclay: The Clock” and “Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club” —are on display through April 7. Artist Paul Sietsema’s work also is exhibited at the Wex May 4-Aug. 4. Additional captivating visual art is on view at downtown’s OSU Urban Arts Space.

Grown Up FUn Leave the kids at home and hit the town for some adults-only fun.  If gambling’s your game, head to the city’s only Vegasstyle casino Hollywood Casino, boasting more than 3,000 slots, 30 tables of live poker and 70-plus table games. On-site dining and drinking options—plus musical entertainment in the o.h. lounge—keep visitors entertained 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Gaming meets harness racing at Scioto Downs. This “racino,” located south of the city, recently added more than 2,100 video lottery terminals. Live harness racing begins in May and continues through September; simulcasting of races from across the country occurs year-round.  For theater with an adult twist, check out a sketch comedy and rock-and-roll show at Shadowbox Live in the Brewery District. Through March 23, this irreverent, bawdy troupe presents “Between the Sheets,” a sexy, sultry and silly show about love and the opposite sex. Hollywood Casino

Music Delight in the classical, soaring sounds of the Columbus Symphony. The Masterworks Series includes Brahms’ Requiem April 19-20 and the Fantastique Finale May 3-4. Feeling jazzy? Take in a toe-tapping Columbus Jazz Orchestra show, such as “Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel, Elton John & Stevie Wonder” April 11-14. You also can catch the Jazz Arts Group’s presentation of musician Kyle Eastwood on April 6.

Literature Book lovers can hear from favorite writers at Thurber House Evening with Authors; Tracy Chevalier visits May 21. Meet more than 100 Ohio authors at the Ohioana Book Festival May 11. Photo courtesy DISPATCH PRInTInG CO.

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Get with nature

Columbus Park of Roses

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When you’re looking to convene with nature, Central Ohio has plenty of green spaces to offer, from older urban parks to parks that boast thousands of acres of space for hiking, fishing, bird-watching and playing. Explore the Topiary Park, the world’s only painting re-created in topiary. Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” is brought to life with 54 topiary people, eight boats, three dogs, a monkey and a cat. See and smell thousands of varieties of roses at the Columbus Park of Roses, one of the country’s largest metropolitan rose gardens. Be sure to stroll through the heritage garden, full of fragrant rose bushes. Explore Scioto Audubon

Metro Park, surrounding the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, one of the first Audubon centers close to the core of a major American city. The 120acre park is positioned on a major migratory bird flyaway—perfect for bird watchers. The park provides ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating and jogging and even rock climbing on the largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country. From downtown, head south on Third Street straight through German Village and you’ll find Schiller Park, a 23.5-acre gem in the heart of one of Columbus’ most charming historic neighborhoods. The park includes picnic areas, a fishing pond, gardens and

a stage for Actors Summer Theatre, which performs Shakespeare in the park. Grab a picnic lunch from one of the area restaurants. At 7,000 acres, Battelle Darby Creek is the largest of the 16 Metro Parks and boasts prairies, forests and streams, as well as areas for visitors to hike, picnic, fish, canoe and even watch bison roam. The park’s new nature center features a 50-foot living stream—a freshwater

aquarium that showcases the diversity of life found in the Big and Little Darby Creeks, designated state and natural scenic rivers. Surrounded by restored Victorian homes just north of downtown, Goodale Park’s pond provides a backdrop for many a wedding. The city park, also home to the annual Pride Festival in June, also features playgrounds and tennis courts.

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the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance

Asian Festival

The Rite of Spring Arnold Sports Festival

Columbus Symphony at Columbus Commons

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Whether you’re an art lover, sports fanatic or foodie, the spring calendar is jam-packed with events for you. Marvel at amazing feats of strength, get into the mind of an abstract artist and catch great dining deals at some of the city’s best restaurants. Sing along to hit Broadway shows, surround yourself with the majesty of blooming butterflies and watch pro golfers tee off. Visit for a complete calendar or events, searchable by date, category and location. You also can use your mobile phone to snap a picture of this QR image—if you have the correct reader software, you’ll immediately link to the calendar. To keep up with what’s happening in the city, susbscribe to an RSS feed of events or sign up to receive Events to Experience emails sent weekly, monthly and quarterly.

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Through March 3  cenTral ohio

hoMe & garden Show

See your favorite HGTV stars as you peruse interactive home and garden displays, live gardens and cooking demonstrations amid more than 400 exhibitors and attractions at this annual design and decor showcase. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-4615257.

Through april 7  JoSiah Mcelheny:

TowardS a lighT club

Master craftsman and New York-based artist Josiah McElheny returns to the Wexner Center for this new exhibition, which explores the nature of visual perception and the origin of the universe using glass. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

Through april 7  orchidS!

Viewing vibrant displays of hundreds of orchids in the Conservatory’s historic Showhouse is the perfect antidote for any lingering chilly days. In addition, the staff will offer daily presentations and educational programming to spark further interest in the floral

species. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733.

Through april 14

productions and how they’re made alongside full-size, real-life versions. Visitors can also make their own puppet shows. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.


March 9-SepT. 2

Through april 28

Hundreds of butterflies fly freely both indoors and out at this beloved annual tradition at the Conservatory. Visitors can wander among their habitats and watch tropical species from around the globe emerge from their chrysalises. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-6458733, 800-214-7275.

aMazing MazeS

March 9

Through april 28

Travel back to the 1970s with the Starship Orchestra’s Jazz on the Avenue show, with their 1976 ballad “You Are My Starship” and more smooth jazz and R&B. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 614-645-5464.


March 10

 ohio arT league curaTed Weston Art Gallery director Dennis Harrington curates this showing of work of 18 Ohio Art League members. Both established artists and emerging talents will display pieces exploring the dialogue of visual connections. Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-466-2613.

 Mindbender ManSion and Puzzlers of all ages will enjoy COSI’s exhibit, stuffed with fun, quirky brainteasers and interactive challenges. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674.

 “Sacrifice + bliSS: aurora

 blooMS & buTTerflieS 2013

 STarShip orcheSTra feaTuring

norMan connorS

Artist Aurora Robson, an advocate for plastic pollution awareness, uses discarded plastic pieces she has carefully trimmed and shaped to craft intricate and energetic sculptures with a message. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733.

 baby bonanza and kid’S expo

Through May 26

March 11-20

The deciSive decade 1940-1950

celebraTing 10 dayS of dine originalS coluMbuS

 Mark roThko:

Families (and families-to-be)—this is your chance to learn about the latest products, health info and educational organizations for parents and their children. Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 740-972-1471.

 on a Scale of one To Ten:

Follow Mark Rothko’s 10-year development toward his iconic color-blocked paintings in this Columbus Museum of Art exhibit, which features 37 of his works, as well as the work of his colleagues, from the 1940s. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

This locally owned restaurant group’s 10th birthday means a slate of wine tastings, special menus, an olive oil festival and more—each member will have its own special planned. Held at Dine Originals Columbus members,

feb. 28-March 3

March 14-17

 arnold SporTS feSTival

Sports and fitness buffs: this is your show. Arnold Schwarzenegger co-produces this weekend of 18,000 athletes competing in 45 events, the largest multi-sport festival in the nation, along with a massive fitness expo. New this year are the Scottish Highland Games . Events held at mulitple locations throughout downtown Columbus, 614-431-2600.

March 1  ailey ii

This Alvin Ailey touring company merges the energy of outstanding young dancers with the creative vision of emerging choreography—it’s one of the most popular dance companies in the country. Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St., 43215, 800-745-3000.

March 8-10

 inTernaTional

geM & Jewelry Show

Jewel lovers of all ages (and budgets) will be able to find a piece they love here—the show will offer a huge selection of pieces at value prices. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4341.

March 8-SepT. 1

 STringS aTTached: The living

TradiTion of czech puppeTS

The rich history of puppetry in the Czech Republic will be on full display, with videos showing puppet

 coluMbuS inTernaTional auTo


See what’s new in the auto industry and the hottest cars around. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 614-799-2232.

March 16

 froM The pubS of ireland

candlelighT dinner

Hearty Irish fare followed by plenty of traditional music, drinking songs and stories by the Ohio Village Singers. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2300.

March 16

 ST. paTrick’S day celebraTion

The aptly named Columbus suburb’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration has activities for the entire family, like a pancake breakfast, community parade and Celtic-style entertainment and eats. Throughout Dublin, 43017, 800-245-8387.

March 19-24

 green day’S aMerican idioT

Presented by Broadway in Columbus, the smash-hit musical based on the music of pop-punk icons Green Day tells the story of three lifelong friends choosing between chasing their dreams and staying in the safety of suburbia. Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., 43215, 800-745-3000, 614-469-0939.

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March 22

 The Newberry coNsorT

In the Baroque convents of Italy and Mexico, women composed virtuosic music for their own devotional use behind cloister walls. Early Music in Columbus presents this ensemble of eight, directed by Ellen Hargis. Saint Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-861-4569.

March 22-23

 2013 MeMories

scrapbookiNg expo

It’s the perfect opportunity for the scrapbook-obsessed to spruce up their stash and learn new techniques for preserving precious memories. They’ll also offer an after-hours crop party by reservation only. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 740-452-4541.

March 22-23

 spaNk! The FiFTy shades parody

A sharp-witted skewering of the best-selling “Fifty Shades” books, complete with musical numbers and a half-naked leading man giving Chippendales-style performances—it’s a girls’ night out waiting to happen. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-4690939, 614-469-1045.

March 22-24

 The riTe oF spriNg

100 years after the premiere of Stravinsky’s piece caused riots in the streets of Paris, BalletMet dancers and more than 100 members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will collaborate on a performance to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-228-8600, 614-229-4848.

March 23 & 25

 Ncaa divisioN i woMeN’s

baskeTball FirsT aNd secoNd rouNds

Cheer on the best in women’s college hoops as

Columbus hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament for the third time in the last five years. St. John Arena, The Ohio State University, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210, 614-292-2624, 800-GOBUCKS.

March 23-29

 aFricaN aMericaN heriTage


This event traditionally brings thousands of visitors to Columbus and is a time for people of all ages and walks to celebrate African-American history and culture. Held throughout The Ohio State University campus, 614-688-8449.

March 24

 good lovelies

Presented by CityMusic, this trio of female musicians and performers blend city and country in their charming, folksy style that’s pleased audiences all over the world. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-223-3093.

March 29-30

 eggs, paws aNd claws

The zoo’s annual springtime celebration has animalthemed activities all over, including several springtime treats and a visit from their famous Bunny. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, 614645-3550, 800-666-5397.

Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., 43215, 614-469-0939.

april 6

 kyle easTwood

Kyle Eastwood isn’t just Clint Eastwood’s son—he’s a famous composer in his own right, scoring soundtracks for several of his father’s films (like “Gran Torino” and “Invictus”) and creating contemporary electric and upright bass pieces. Short North Stage’s Green Room, 1187 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-5200.

april 6

 MoNsTer Truck NaTioNals

“The Great Escape” is Monster Truck Nationals’ newest, top-secret stunt, with an impossible mid-air escape— thrill seekers won’t want to miss this. Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 800-745-3000.

april 11-14

 equiNe aFFaire

Horse owners and lovers can see some of the country’s finest equines, check out more than 200 clinics and visit the largest horse trade show in North America at this 20th-annual event. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 740-845-0085.

april 11-14

 piaNo MeN: The Music oF billy Joel,

elToN JohN & sTevie woNder

Singer Chester Gregory and keyboardist Dave Powers will join the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for a tribute to some of pop-piano’s greatest legends, performing classics like “Piano Man,” “Your Song” and “Sir Duke.” Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-294-5200.

March april 5-7

 schoolhouse rock live!

It’s time for a whole new generation to learn “Conjunction Junction” and more of the iconic 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series’ famous educational earworms thanks to CATCO’s Theatre for Children.

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april 11-21

 willy woNka

Join Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and the rest of the characters from Roald Dahl’s story of the world-famous candy man and his golden tickets, singing the classic songs from the Oscar-nominated film onstage in this Columbus Children’s Theatre performance. Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., 43203, 614-224-6672.

april 13

 ccad arT sale

More than 100 Columbus College of Art & Design students and alumni will sell their wares at affordable prices—and the funds from the sales go directly back to the artists themselves. Columbus College of Art & Design Crane Center, 60 Cleveland Ave., 43215, 614-224-9101.

april 18-May 5

 passiNg sTraNge

The Short North Stage presents this Tony Award-winning musical is the story of a young African-American man’s journey to find himself as he travels from Los Angeles to Europe and back. The Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., 43291, 614-725-4042.

april 19-27

 The liTTle MerMaid


The entire family will enjoy BalletMet’s version of the much-loved tale of a king’s daughter, an evil witch’s jealousy and a blossoming young love, all under the sea. Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-229-4848, 614-229-4860.

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April 20

 pAvel HAAs QuArtet

Guests of Chamber Music Columbus, the quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in 2005, and ever since, they’ve toured prestigious concert halls and recorded several award-winning CDs, including the 2011 Record of the Year at the Gramophone Awards. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-267-2267.

April 23-28

 WAr Horse

A boy is separated from his beloved horse at the dawn of World War I, and this Broadway in Columbus play chronicles the extraordinary journey the two take to try to find their way back to one another. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

April 27-28

 operA Atelier in MozArt’s tHe

MAgic Flute

Mozart’s opera of a prince sent to rescue a princess with the help of a magic flute will be staged in conjunction with Toronto’s Opera atelier, the Opera Columbus Chorus and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

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May MAy 3-4

 FAntAstiQue FinAle

Jean-Marie Zeitouni will conclude the Columbus Symphony’s Masterworks season with the dream-like landscapes of Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique, and violin soloist Vadim Gluzman will perform the haunting “Concerto” by Alban Berg. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-228-8600.

MAy 4

Three races—a 5K, quarter-marathon and halfmarathon—wind through several urban neighborhoods before finishing at the Columbus Commons park at the heart of the city. Held throughout downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods, 43215, 614-296-6351.

MAy 4-Aug .4

 pAul sietseMA

The former Wexner artist-in-residence will continue his exploration of aesthetics and authorship in this comprehensive look at his body of work, with a focus on what he’s created over the last decade. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

MAy 5

 poWell street MArket

Vendors will line the streets of historic downtown Powell, offering antiques, handmade items, edibles and more. Downtown Powell, 44 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614-396-3336.

MAy 10-11

 civil WAr encAMpMent

During the Civil War, the Ohio Statehouse hosted soldiers on their way to battle. Historical re-enactors will reconstruct that life with cannon firing demonstrations. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 43215, 614-752-9777.

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 cApitAl city HAlF MArAtHon

MAy 11

 oHioAnA Book FestivAl: celeBrAting

oHio’s AutHors

The annual festival will feature noted Ohio writers of all literary styles and genres in panel discussions and book signings. Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., 43215, 614-466-3831.

MAy 14-19

 les MiserABles

Broadway in Columbus’ 25th-anniversary production of the legendary musical has broken box office records around the country, aided by a new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 800-7453000, 614-469-0939.

MAy 18

 20tH koMen coluMBus rAce For tHe cure

More than 1 million people are expected to participate in the 120 Komen races across the country, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The Columbus version of this 5K will take walkers and runners throughout downtown. 614-297-8155.

MAy 18

 villAge vAluABles

During this annual event, German Village residents set up shop along the neighborhood’s brick sidewalks and in their yards for a sprawling yard sale featuring antiques and household items. Throughout German Village, 614-221-8888.

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MAy 18

MAy 23

Animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, live music and kid-friendly activities will all be on hand to celebrate the opening of the Wilds’ new season. the Wilds, 14000 International Rd., Cumberland, 740-638-5030.

High Street will become a creative playground for a day, with visual and performing artists using the Short North as a stage and gallery for public art. Along High Street in the Short North, 43201, 614-299-8050.



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MAy 25-27

Splash into a new year of slides, waves and rivers at the zoo’s adjacent water park. Zoombezi Bay, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, 614-645-3550, 800-666-5397.

This annual festival showcases the cultural heritage of 15 Asian communities through art demonstrations, dance, music, games and food. The Dragon Boat Race will be held Monday at Genoa Park downtown. Franklin Park, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-451-3550, 614-402-3384.

 zOOMBezI BAy OPenInG WeekenD

MAy 21



The bestselling author of “Girl With a Pearl Earring” has turned her writing focus to a story set in Oberlin, Ohio, during the Underground Railroad era. Chevalier will be on hand to discuss this most recent work during a Thurber House Evenings With the Authors event. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215., 614-464-1032


MAy 27-June 2



The world’s best golfers descend upon Dublin for this official PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614-889-6712.

Annual Events Plan your trip to Columbus around these major annual events. For complete details and additional events happening around Columbus, view our calendar on

Columbus Arts Festival June 7-9

Gathered along the downtown riverfront, artists and artisans display their wares outdoors, with kids’ activities, food and music.

WaterFire Columbus

Midwest Haunters Convention

Magnificent array of bonfires on the Scioto River in Genoa Park on Washington Boulevard in downtown Columbus. For the complete 2013 burn schedule, visit

June 7-9

The convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center is for haunted attraction producers, actors, makeup artists and home haunting enthusiasts.

Park Street Festival

Origins Game Fair and expo

This happening Arena District street turns pedestrian party to kick off the summer with live music, food and more.

At the Greater Columbus Convention Center, this expo is four days of non-stop gaming for players both casual and serious.

June 7-8

Columbus Arts Festival

June 12-16



German Village Haus und Garten Tour June 30

Don’t miss a chance to tour private homes and gardens in the historic, brick-lined German Village neighborhood.

Red, White & Boom! July 3

The biggest Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest is hosted at the downtown riverfront and features music, activities and games all day long.

north Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival July 12-14

Head to downtown’s North Market for wine tasting, food, live music, cooking demos, a Saturday farmers market and Sunday artisan market.

Jazz & Rib Fest July 19-21

The tantalizing aroma of ribs on the grill plus vibrant jazz equals a delicious weekend festival that spreads through the Arena District and North Bank Park.

Ohio State Fair July 24–AuG. 4 Photo courtesy RANDAll l. SCHIEBER

A can’t-miss week of entertainment, food, rides, exotic animals and a natural resources park all hosted at the Ohio Expo Center.

Dublin Irish Festival AuG. 2-4

This popular Coffman Park festival includes seven stages of Irish music and dance, along with Irish food, shopping and culture.

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Aurora Robson at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical gardens

TICKETS START AT JUST $20 Pelotonia Aug. 9-11

Choose from one of six bicycle rides to raise funds for cancer research.

India Festival Aug. 24

This growing festival at Veterans Memorial spotlights Columbus’ Indian community through performance, food and a cricket competition.

Annunciation Cathedral’s greek Festival Aug. 30–SePt. 2

Hosted at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral every Labor Day weekend, this annual festival is the place to experience the culture, music and food of Greece.

upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival SePt. 2

Fine arts and crafts festival, with activities for all ages at Northam Park.

the New Albany Classic Invitational grand Prix & Family Day SePt. 22

Located on the impressive grounds of the Wexner Residence in New Albany, this annual family event attracts thousands and includes Olympian riders, zip lines, and a teen-friendly concert presented by Tween Brands.

Columbus Food & Wine Affair grand tasting SePt. 27

A tasting event with fine food and top-notch wine at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Columbus Oktoberfest SePt. 27-29

Celebrate all things German at Ohio Expo Center with music, food and more.

Columbus Italian Festival OCt. 11-13

Located in Italian Village, this festival features live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing and plenty of spaghetti.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon OCt. 20

Starting and ending downtown, the 26.2-mile course winds through a host of Columbus neighborhoods.

Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium NOv. 22– JAN. 1

Avoid the temptation to hibernate and visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for is spectacular winter festival with lights, skating and more.






First Night Columbus DeC. 31

A bevy of family-friendly, substance-free events throughout downtown Columbus that celebrate the city’s cultural heritage on New Year’s Eve.

Design: Peebles Creative Group | Photography: Will Shively

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 Amusement and Games DAve & Buster’s, 3665 Park Mill Run Dr.,

43026, 614-771-1515. Eat. Drink. Play. With more than 200 video games, team building exercises and private rooms for up to 200 guests, create memorable experiences for guests of all ages.

HockinG PeAks ADventure PArk, 15103 St. Rte. 664 S., Logan, 43138, 740-385-1627. We have two zipline courses, one for adults and one for children. Come and ride down the hill in the OGO Ball. Enjoy a game of disc golf or play paintball on our awesome course. kDB-eAston, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219,

614-418-7149. Experience great food and drinks, expect good old-fashioned, friendly guest service and hang out to play in our enormous, immersive Den with the latest interactive and prize games.

LAzer krAze, 459 Orange Point Dr., 43035,

coLuMBus coLLeGe oF Art & DesiGn,

sequoiA Pro BowL, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-571-2135. Sequoia is a bowling center that hosts all sorts of groups with 32 lanes of bowling and sand volleyball. We have beautiful bars inside and out. We host meetings of up to 200 guests. ten Pin ALLey, 5499 Constitution Blvd., 43026, 614-876-2475. Experience boutique bowling, sand volleyball and a cool bar and lounge, all located just minutes from downtown Columbus in the growing city of Hilliard. Intrigued? Check us out. zooMBezi BAy, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065,

614-645-3550. Zoombezi Bay is a combination water/ amusement park that is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

 Art Galleries cAterinA LtD., euroPeAn HousewAres, Art & GiFts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224.

For more than a quarter-century, CityMusic has worked to bring the best in chamber and world music to Columbus. For concert dates, check

cLoAk & DAGGer Dinner tHeAtre, 447 E. Livingston Ave, 43215, 614-842-2583. Interactive comedy/murder-mystery play and four-course dinner. Regularly scheduled shows: Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations with entrée selections required.

725-4292. Grid is a modern furniture gallery, featuring lines designed in North America as well as works created by independent furniture makers, architects, designers and artists.

coLuMBus AssociAtion For tHe PerForMinG Arts (cAPA), 55 E. State

St., 43215, 614-719-6624. CAPA is a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment, in operation for more than 40 years.

HAwk GALLeries, 153 E. Main St., 43215,

614-225-9595. View museum-caliber works of art by Chihuly, Tagliapietra, Ries, Blank, Marioni and Paley in an elegant 5,000-sq.-ft. gallery in downtown Columbus. Open: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.

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scAreAtoriuM, 6765 Dublin Center Dr., 43017, 614-761-3327. The ScareATorium is Central Ohio’s scariest Halloween haunted attraction; featuring friendly Sun. light-on tours, a Funhouse Faces makeup studio and Halloween retail store.

cityMusic, 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-223-3093.

GriD FurnisHinGs, 944 N. High St., 43201, 614-

MAGic MountAin Fun center/eAst, 5890

8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Located off I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Attractions: laser tag, arcade, kids’ gym, go-karts, rookie karts, sprint karts, bumper boats, two adventure mini golf courses and snack bar.

43214, 614-267-2267.

FresH A.i.r. GALLery, 131 N. High St., 43215, 614-744-8110. Exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness/substance abuse disorders.

oHio Art LeAGue, South Campus Gateway, 1552 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8225. Art gallery replete with Ohio artists’ works. Unique and original art created here, for the seasoned art lover and all visitors to see.

MAGic MountAin Fun center/PoLAris,

cHAMBer Music coLuMBus, P.O. Box 14445,

107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. The downtown campus features a 100-foot-tall ART sculpture and six galleries. Galleries open: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free admission.

740-548-7788. Features Columbus’ largest and only multi-level laser tag arena, as well as Zero Gravity inflatables, huge arcade and Xbox gaming. Great for parties, group and corporate events.

Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Arcade, kids’ gym, indoor bumper cars, go-karts, rookie karts, two adventure miniature golf courses and batting cages.

1383. Central Ohio’s professional theater company. Performances in the Vern Riffe Center and Studio One Theatre, September-June.

coLuMBus cHiLDren’s tHeAtre, 177 E. Naghten St., 43215, 614-224-6672. We strive to inspire and enrich the lives of children and their families through live theatre and theatre education. Live productions JulyMay. Classes offered year-round. coLuMBus syMPHony, 55 E. State St., Fifth Fl., 43215, 614-228-9600. Classical, CSO One Group Pops, concerts for families at the Ohio Theatre, September-June. Picnic With the Pops and Popcorn Pops in the summer at Columbus Commons.

S. High St., 43215, 614-644-9624. Located downtown on High Street, across from the Ohio Statehouse. Featuring artwork by Ohio artists. Free admission.

eArLy Music in coLuMBus, c/o Capital

University Conservatory of Music, One College and Main, 43209, 614-861-4569.

oPen Door Art stuDio, 1050 Goodale Blvd.,

43212, 614-486-4919.

tHe swinG sPAce, South Campus Gateway, 1556 N. High St., 43201, 614-292 0234. A central part of life in the Arts at OSU, Swing Space Gallery is the venue for a variety of faculty, student and specially-curated exhibitions and programs. urBAn Arts sPAce, 50 W. Town St., 43215, 614-292-8861. The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space is a non-traditional exhibition and performance space located in the Lazarus Building in downtown Columbus. Free and open to all. tHe wexner center For tHe Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-9923. Contemporary arts center located at The Ohio State University on the corner of North High Street and 15th Avenue. Featuring exhibitions, films, music, theater, dance, café and store.

 Arts, Performances & theater tHe ALLiAnce cHorus oF centrAL oHio,

2660 Camden Rd., 43221. Championship male vocal arts organization.

BALLetMet coLuMBus, 322 Mt. Vernon

Ave., 43215, 614-586-8665. Dare to be moved by the dance company that The New York Times proclaimed “mesmerizing.” Experience the best in classical and contemporary dance in downtown Columbus.


Attractions & Entertainment

cAtco, 77 S. High St., Second Fl., 43215, 614-461-

This charming European import boutique showcases local artists in rotating exhibits in upstairs galleries. Now: impressionist Susan Astleford and glass artist Serge Lashutka.

zoombezi Bay

entertAinMent resource GrouP, 5038 Bridgeport Rd., 43220, 614-457-8036. ERG is a full-service talent research, live entertainment booking and concert production company servicing clients throughout the U.S. JAzz Arts GrouP AnD tHe coLuMBus JAzz orcHestrA, 769 E. Long St., 43203, 614-

294-5200. Under the leadership of trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra serves the largest jazz subscription audience in the nation from the Southern Theatre.

JoyunsPeAkABLe ProDuctions, 11572 Shipley Rd., 43031, 614-371-8002. Living statue, mime

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and character performances. Venues include: trade shows, corporate events, schools, fairs, festivals, fundraisers, expositions and private and public events.

Ave., Ste. D, 43212, 614-357-1936.

wyAnDoTTe winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Est. 1977. Fine hand-crafted wine, wine tasting, gift shop, winery tour, gourmet wine cake, small plates, summer barbecue, live music, original watercolor labels, offering a virtual tour of Columbus.

The King ArTs Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave.,

43203, 614-645-0630. Featuring dance, theater and entertainment in a 444-seat theater.

The ohio sTATe UniversiTy DepArTmenT of TheATre, 1089 Drake

 Casinos

Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., 43210, 614-292-5821. New performance work, in addition to productions of classic, modern and contemporary texts.

hollywooD CAsino ColUmbUs, 200

Georgesville Rd., 43228, 614-308-3333.

shADowbox live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625. A hybrid form of entertainment, blending original sketch comedy, live rock-n-roll, dance theater and new media into fast-paced, high-energy productions. Come early to order food and drinks from full bar and bistro menu.

sCioTo Downs rACino, 6000 S. High St., P.O. Box 07823, 43207, 614-491-2515.

 Cinemas ArenA grAnD movie TheATre, 175 W.

shorT norTh sTAge, 1187 N. High St., 43201,

Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074. Downtown movie theater featuring stadium seating, full bar and café. Most unique meeting venue in Columbus; perfect for special events and private screenings for four to 400-plus.

614-725-4042. Short North Stage, located in the historic Garden Theater in Columbus’ Short North Arts District, offers theatrical productions and cabaret acts throughout the year.

 beer, wine & spirits

gATewAy film CenTer, 1550 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-4969. Local, independent theater featuring commercial and indie films. Bistro includes full bar and 20 draft beers. Most unique Columbus venue for meetings and private screenings.

ACTUAl brewing Co., 655 N. James Rd., 43219, 614-636-3825.


More than 230 fine art and fine craft artists New and exciting events! Gourmet fare featuring Columbus’ finest restaurants VIP package available Adult and Children’s Hands On Activities Art Demonstrations

broThers DrAKe, 26 E. Fifth Ave., 43201,

mArCUs CinemA piCKeringTon, 1776 Hill

614-388-8756. Brothers Drake Meadery and Bar makes mead, the ancient form of honey-based alcohol. By using local, high-quality ingredients, we create the distinct flavor of Ohio.

Rd., 43147, 614-759-6500. Located south of I-70 off St. Rte. 256. All stadium seating and digital sound.

 City guide

brU of ColUmbUs, 1288 N. High St., 43201,

hoTbArspoT, P.O. Box 481, 43023, 614-285-4427.


HotBarSpot is a mobile app for iPhone and Droid. This app and its companion website feature real-time webcam views from inside the hottest bars in town.

CAmeloT CellArs, 958 N. High St., 43201,

614-441-8860. Award-winning urban boutique winery. Handcrafts all their own wines sourcing premier juices from vineyards all over the world. Tastings, flights, bottles, wine bar, event space.

spoThop, 470 Olde Worthington Rd., Ste. 200,

43082, 614-233-1980. Spothop is a convenient interactive guide that inspires and allows people to connect to a social lifestyle.

ColUmbUs brewing CompAny, 535 Short St., 43215, 614-224-3626.

elevATor brewery & DrAUghT hAUs,

Columbus food Adventures taco truck tour

161 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0500.


miDDle wesT spiriTs, 1230 Courtland Ave., 43201, 614-299-2460. Award-winning urban microdistillery, located in the heart of the Short North Arts District. Middle West produces a line of artisan vodkas and whiskeys made from Ohio wheat. roCKmill brewery, 5705 Lithopolis Rd. N.W., Lancaster, 43130, 310-755-4097. signATUre wines, 3816 April Ln., 43227,

614-395-2355. Award-winning, urban micro-winery making wine from the finest California and Ohio grapes. Event space rental. Specializing in private labeled wine for business and personal use.

viA veCChiA winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Making wines without compromise; wines that are truly “beyond the bottle.”



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 Comedy Clubs Funny Bone Comedy CluB and RestauRant, 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-

471-5653. The Columbus Funny Bone is the ideal venue located in the heart of Easton Town Center. We offer the best in live stand-up comedy, food, drinks and laughter.

 Concerts dReam seats, 1611 W. Fifth Ave., 43212,

614-340-8989. Specializing in preferred seating for concerts, sports and theater events both locally and nationwide. Sold out shows are no problem. Online ordering 24/7.

Your one stop for the arts inColumbus. wexner center for the arts

tHe lC, liFestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483.

newPoRt musiC Hall, 1722 N. High

St., 43201, 614-461-5483. America’s longest continually running rock club. Check the schedule at

 entertainment districts aRena distRiCt, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-857-2336. Located downtown, one block west of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is Columbus’ premier sports, dining and entertainment destination featuring Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park.

Film Exhibitions Music Dance Theater



America’s first indoor/outdoor concert venue. Located in the Arena District. Check the schedule at


disCoveRy distRiCt, P.O. Box 1594, 43216,

614-255-2273. Located in the eastern portion of downtown. Home of higher education institutions, cafés, one of Columbus’ most-loved parks and various non-profit organizations.

exPeRienCe Clintonville, 14 W. Lakeview Ave., 43202, 614-268-3539. Showcasing the unique attractions and community spirit that make Clintonville a destination neighborhood. GeRman villaGe, 588 S. Third St., 43215,

614-221-8888. Located six blocks south of the Ohio Statehouse and south of I-70 (Third and Fourth street

May 25 — September 1 Experience an old favorite in a whole new way. Ohio Village in Columbus, Ohio is a historic adventure for the entire family. Activities and events change daily, so there’s always something new to discover. Free with museum admission (excludes special events with separate admission). SUMMER HOURS Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

800 E. 17th Ave. (I-71, exit 111) | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | 800.686.6124

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exits). Restored 19th-century community containing beautifully renovated homes, shops and restaurants. Center open year-round.

Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders

Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-322-5588. Stop by Longaberger Homestead for a basketmaking tour and to make your own basket. While here, visit our several shops including the Factory Store and grab a bite to eat.

sHort nortH arts district, 1126 ½-A N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district. North side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Gallery Hop first Saturday each month.

 guided tours a La carte Food tours, 275 Longfellow Ave.,

43085, 614-746-9931. A La Carte Food Tours provides culinary tours. Choose from our tour menu or let us cater to your special desires with an individualized tour planned to your specifications.

The Basement A&R Music Bar  Arena Grand Movie Theatre  Gourmet Pizza n’s Bosto  bd’s Mongolian Grill  The Big Bang n Biersch Gordo  Plaza e Crown  tle Buca di Beppo  Chipo unities Pavilion Comm yle Lifest  cy Regen Hyatt  Park ngton Hunti nwide Arena Natio  es Cooki Fields Mrs. The Lofts  Max & Erma’s  ucks Starb  Grill io Rodiz  Bar R  Haus OhioHealth Ice Three-Legged Mare Sunny Street Café  Ted’s Montana Grill  The er’s Tim Horton’s  Wg Grind

american WHistLe corporation,

6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Visit the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the U.S. Learn interesting facts about whistles and see some fascinating machinery. Everyone leaves with a shiny new whistle.

Downtown Columbus


‘Explore Beyond The Door’ takes you inside historic homes to see mashups of 1850s architecture and 21st century living. Call Elise at (614) 887-7418 to book your guided tour of German Village today!

antHony-tHomas candy company, 1777 Arlingate Ln., 43228, 614-274-8405. Located at I-270 and Roberts Road. Visit one of the largest familyowned candy-making facilities in the U.S. Public open house (June-August) on Tue. and Thur., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. capitaL city tours, 2554 Zollinger Rd., 43221, 614-326-0942. Highly experienced guide showing you the best of Columbus: city tours, walking tour, thematic tours, Civil War, girlfriends, factories. Your vehicle or mine. Let’s go. coLumbus Food adventures, 43201, 614-

440-3177. Small group, guided food tours of Columbus. Delicious itineraries include taco truck tour, Short North and German Village walking tours, ethnic food tour and a dessert tour.

coLumbus Landmarks Foundation,

61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-221-0227. Columbus Landmarks offers walking tours of historic neighborhoods and downtown. Also featuring historic tavern tours, ghost tours and other architectural tours.

eastern oHio tours LLc, 948 Second St.,

Dresden, 43821, 740-754-1833.

german viLLage society, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. A bridge over I-70 is all that separates German Village from downtown Columbus, but the difference will draw you in. Start your day at our visitor center for info. graeter’s ice cream, 2555 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614-442-7622. Columbus’ best ice cream, factory tours and indoor children’s play area; 11 stores locally. Open until 10 p.m. daily, 11 p.m. during the summer. graeters. com/columbus Hocking HiLLs adventure trek, 740-777-


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Hocking Hills canopy Tours, 10714

Jackson St., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-9477. Fast, fun and exhilarating, this 2½- to 3-hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, ages 10 and up, the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops.

krema nuT company, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131.

longaberger HomesTead, 5563 Raiders

Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-322-5718. Located 50 minutes east of Columbus on St. Rte. 16 near Dresden. Basketmaking manufacturing tour; shopping, dining and entertainment. Open: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

pHoenix baT company, 7801 Corporate Blvd.,

Ste. E, Plain City, 43064, 614-873-7776. See professional wood bats made on the most advanced bat making machine in the world. One-hour guided tours include a custom engraved mini bat. Please call for tour times.

scHmidT’s resTauranT und sausage Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038.

Columbus landmark. Colorful, European fun and great food.

segaway Tours of columbus, Greater

Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Glide through the sites of downtown Columbus on a Segway. During your two-hour tour, explore the Short North Arts District, Arena District and parks along the Scioto.

Valley Zipline Tours, 3465 Duffy Rd.,

Lancaster, 43130. Located at the start of Hocking Hills, we have a three-hour zipline tour that features 11 lines and more than 1 mile of zipping. Perfect for vacations and group events.

ZipZone canopy Tours, 7925 N. High St.,

43235, 614-847-9477. Visit ZipZone Canopy Tours located at Camp Mary Orton. Our two-hour zipline tour in the treetops is a great way to see the beauty Columbus has to offer.

 Historical sites columbus HisTorical socieTy, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-224-0822. Our museum inside COSI features exhibits, interactive games and videos that celebrate the history of Columbus. Open daily, free admission. Guided city tours also available. Topiary park

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Your guide to Concerts Happy hours Style Dining Arts Night life


Historic roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 740-622-7644. A charming restored canal town located in East Central Ohio offering exciting tours, horse-drawn canal boat rides, charming shops, dining, lodging and family-fun festivals. oHio stateHouse, Broad and High streets,

43215, 614-752-9777. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The beautifully restored pre-Civil War-era structure is open daily for browsing or free guided tours.

segaway tours of columbus, Greater

Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway while discovering the charm and history of Columbus. Training included.

 museums columbus museum of art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-6801. Late 19th- and early 20thcentury American and European art and exhibitions. Open: Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.8:30 p.m. Adults $6; seniors and students (6+) $4; children free. Sun. admission is free. cosi, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674. COSI is Columbus’ dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents Magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits.

early teleVision museum, 5396 Franklin

St., 43026, 614-771-0510. Located on the west side of Columbus in Hilliard. Rare television sets on display.

Heritage museum of Kappa Kappa gamma, 530 E. Town St., P.O. Box 38, 43216, 614-

228-6516. Italianate mansion built in 1852; Civil War home to Gov. David Tod; Victorian rooms depict lifestyle and era. Open: Wed.-Thur., 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

JacK nicKlaus museum, 2355 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-247-5959. Located at The Ohio State University sports complex. Museum honoring Jack Nicklaus and golf history. Open: Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.5 p.m. Adults, $10; students, $5. Kelton House museum & garden, 586 E. Town St., 43215, 614-464-2022. Beautiful Victorian-era house museum that was a haven for runaway slaves. Open: Sun., 1-4 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult $6; senior $4; child $2. tHe King arts complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. Performing and cultural arts facility. Gallery open: Tue.-Sat., 1-4 p.m.; Tue. and Thur., 5-7 p.m. motorcycle Hall of fame museum,

13515 Yarmouth Dr., 43147, 614-856-2222. Off I-70 and St. Rte. 256, south to St. Rte. 204, left to Yarmouth Drive. Exhibiting the history of America’s motorcycling sport and industry. Varied admission rates apply.

motts military museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Rd., 43125, 614-836-1500. The Motts Military Museum brings military history into its proper perspective by the collection and preservation of personal stories and memorabilia from the men and women who served in our military forces.

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OhiO histOry Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2319. Discover Ohio’s story and its people. Open: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; students and children, $5.

is the premier nightclub in the University District. Our high-energy dance floor features live DJs and an assortment of your favorite hits.

santa Maria, Battelle Riverfront Park, Marconi


Boulevard north of West Broad Street, 43215, Office: 614-645-8760, Ship: 614-645-0351. Full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship; 45-minute educational tours. Open April-October. Adults, $4.50; youth (5-17), $3.50.

thurber hOuse, 77 Jefferson Ave., 43215,

614-464-1032. Museum and literary center in the historic former home of author, humorist and cartoonist James Thurber. Open daily for free self-guided tours, 1-4 p.m. Guided tours on Sun. Adults $2.50; students and seniors $2. Group tours.

Warther MuseuM, 331 Karl Ave., Dover, 44622, 330-343-7513. The Warther Museum is dedicated to Ernest “Mooney” Warther, the world’s master carver.

 night Life a&r MusiC bar, 391 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-4615483. Live performances by great local bands. Check the schedule at

Park street Cantina, 491 Park St., 43215, Park street PatiO, 533 Park St., 43215, 614-

477-7255. Known as the place “where the party never ends,” Park Street Patio regularly features live music, both inside and on its outdoor patio.

Park street saLOOn, 525 Park St., 43215,

614-477-7255. Located within the Park Street Complex, Park Street Saloon is a never-before-seen party bar experience, featuring the hottest Top 40 video DJs.

Park street tavern, 501 Park St., 43215, 614-221-4099.

r bar arena, 413 N. Front St., 43215, 614-221-4950. sCiOtO dOWns raCinO, 6000 S. High St., 43207, 614-491-2515. Exciting live harness racing May-September; also simulcasting year-round. Fine dining in the Clubhouse, casual fare on the patio. Group packages. Grandstand admission $1.50; Clubhouse $3; children under 12 free.

bar LOuie, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. Never a cover charge. Daily drink and shot specials. Voted “Best Pick Up Bar.” Lots of TVs for games and fights. Huge patio with fire pit. Mezzanine with private bar.

the sOCiaL rOOM, 527 Park St., 43215, 614-477-

the big bang, 401 N. Front St., Ste. 95, 43215,

614-621-9453. Full-service food menu, drafts, cocktails, live entertainment, DJs plus sports on our widescreen HDTVs. Next to Nationwide Arena, a block from many hotels and the convention center.

614-233-9999. Columbus’ best all-request, rock-nroll dueling piano show. The Big Bang is a premier destination for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate parties and all special events.

bbr COLuMbus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-365-

7625. Located in the heart of Arena District, this 5000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, restaurant and multiple entertainment options.

Char-bar, 439 N. High St., 43215, 614-225-9439.

Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pool, darts, juke box. Open daily, 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

CharLie bear Land Of danCe, South

Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-429-3341. Charlie Bear

LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE COME SOAR WITH US! We will guide you through our hands free tour while you soar through the treetops in an old growth forest. If you are ready for an adventure, visit ZipZone Canopy Tours located in Worthington at Camp Mary Orton.

7255. The Social is a fresh, mature alternative to the typical night out in Columbus and a stylish place to meet and bring new friends, out-of-town guests and clients.

the tavern On frOnt, 343 N. Front St., 43215,


the three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front St., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-222-4950.

thurber’s bar, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614220-7042. You’ll find all of your favorite cocktails and beverages, as well as a comprehensive and creative martini menu, delicious appetizers and light dining selections. WOrLd Of beer, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-2241962. Best beer selection in the Midwest. 500 beers, 50 taps, live music. Located in the Brewery District.

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 Parks, Gardens & Farms Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., 43215, 614-545-4700. Located in the heart of downtown. Park with a hand-carved carousel, world-class gardens, outdoor reading room, grand lawns and Bicentennial Pavilion. Open daily; programming May-Sept. Franklin Park Conservatory and botaniCal Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203,

614-645-8733. Two miles east of downtown. Featuring exotic plants, art and special exhibits. “Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson” thru April 28, 2013; “Orchids” thru April 7, 2013.

lynd Fruit Farm, 9090 Morse Rd. S.W., Pataskala, 43062, 740-927-1333. Open in late July with peaches, sweet corn and various berry crops. September kicks off the apple, pumpkin and maze season. Market closes early November.

Making Their First Central Ohio Appearance

Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers presented by

Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. Jonathan and Drew Scott will talk about how to achieve champagne dreams on a beer budget and more. Plus, stick around for an autograph signing!

toPiary Park, 480 E. Town St., 43215, 614-6450197. Corner of East Town Street and Washington Boulevard. Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte” painting sculpted in topiary. Visitor center and gift shop. Open daily. Free.

 spas and salons aveda institute Columbus, South Campus Gateway, 1581 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2421. The Aveda Institute Columbus provides full salon services done by supervised students. Best of all, you can get quality services at an affordable price. erika taylor urban sPa, 275 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-564-9054. Central Ohio’s most innovative full-service day spa offering each guest an exclusive and upscale environment designed to cater to their every need. the niCCi debro sPa and salon, 274

Marconi Blvd., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-228-5670. Exclusive destination for spa parties, bridal shower, birthday and company parties.

nurtur the salon, 1581 W. Lane Ave., 43221,

Feb. 23 – MAr. 3

Ohio expo Center

(Ohio State Fairgrounds) For more information, visit

614-487-3033. Every guest experiences a customized Aveda sensory ritual: a stress-relieving experience in a massage chair, a hand and arm massage, a mini-facial or an aromatic foot soak.

stile salon & sPa, 3981 Easton Way, 43219, 614-342-2133. Full service salon and spa offering massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair services. Perfect for girlfriend getaways, bachelorette parties and weddings.

 Zoos & Wildlife Columbus Zoo and aquarium, 4850 W.

Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 650 species from around the globe.

Interested in exhibiting at the show? Call 614.461.5257 or email today.

the Wilds, 14000 International Rd., Cumberland,

43732, 740-638-5030. Board a safari transport to view rare and endangered animals living in an open-range habitat at this 10,000-acre conservation center in southeast Ohio. Open select days May-October.

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SipS in the City

Barrel 44

Craft cocktails are fun and innovative, wowing drinkers from first sip to last. These inspired imbibes are all the rage in Columbus. Check out these local watering holes as they shake and stir the mixed drink scene to a whole new level. —Kimberly Byce Curio

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One of the city’s swankiest dining destinations has a top-notch drink menu, too. Celebrated mixologist Cris Dehlavi crafts cocktails made with high-quality spirits, house-made tonic, fresh juices and sea salts. Her signature creation, the Marquee, combines Belvedere Citrus, Cointreau Noir, agave nectar, blood orange puree and fresh lemon juice and is shaken with an egg white for a frothy finish.

lovers across town. More than 80 different bourbon, scotch, rye and whiskeys are available, served straight up, on the rocks or in clever cocktails.


At this speakeasy-style bar in German Village, skilled bartenders mix creative versions of time-honored libations, poured with house-made bitters, syrups and infusions. Instead of run-of-the-mill margaritas, you’ll find one made with ginger-kale juice and a smoked salt rim. Visit Curio just for the ever-changing drink menu or step next door to Harvest, where gourmet wood-fired pizzas garner rave reviews.


Located downtown, this upscale, flamboyantly outfitted bistro serves meaty entrees, gourmet sandwiches and small plates alongside specialty cocktails such as the Kentucky Mule, made with bourbon, lime juice and ginger beer, and popular barrel-aged Manhattans.


In addition to a thoughtfully curated wine menu, this chic, window-lined Short North Arts District space slings vintage cocktails alongside meats, cheeses and other nibbles. Try the refreshing Whiskey Smash, made with bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint.

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This narrow brick building in the Brewery District is decked out with red paper lanterns. A full calendar of music events draws a hip but welcoming crowd that sips sake, Sapporo and house-infused shoju, an Asian rice liqueur.

rigsby’s kitchen

A Short North staple, Rigsby’s is consistently named among Columbus’ best places to eat—and it’s also a fine place to drink. Culinary cocktails feature sophisticated house-made amari, bitter Italian liqueurs such as Campari and Aperol.

Barrel 44

With one location in the Short North and another in east side suburb Bexley, Barrel 44 satisfies whiskey

Made in ColuMbuS

A handful of Columbus-based producers are flooding the city’s watering holes with artisan alcohol, quickly becoming the star of the bar. Photo courtesy DiSPATCH PrinTing Co.

Photo courtesy DiSPATCH PrinTing Co.

Double happiness

WatersheD Distillery makes corn-based vodka, smallbatch bourbon and two kinds of gin. Middle West spirits, named one of the world’s five most-high-tech distilleries by Popular Mechanics, crafts whiskey and three vodkas, including Stone Fruit and Honey Vanilla Bean. Curious how these potions are produced? Both distilleries are open regularly for tours.

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FooD & DriNk

Brothers Drake makes modern mead, a honey wine dating back to ancient times. Available in varieties such as Apple Pie and Bergamot Blue, the meads are great on their own or when expertly incorporated into cocktails. Stop into Brothers Drake to try the Filthy on 5th, a mix of Watershed vodka plus habanero-infused mead, olive juice and blue cheese stuffed olives.

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Restaurants Downtown  Arena District 89 Fish AnD Grill, 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-586-4585.

sunny street CAFe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd.,

43215, 614-222-3008. Best breakfast and best value lunch downtown. With a private boardroom for 50+ and our experienced staff, catered and corporate events are ideal. Corporate boxed lunch menus.

the tAvern on Front, 343 N. Front St., 43215,

614-621-9453. Full-service food menu, drafts, cocktails, live entertainment, DJs plus sports on our widescreen HDTVs. Next to Nationwide Arena; a block from many hotels and the convention center.

BAr louie, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. $5 food/$3 draft specials. Football Sundays all season long. Kitchen open daily until 2 a.m. Happy hour: Mon.Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Tue., $1 burgers; Thur., $2 quesadillas; Sat.-Sun. brunch.

the three-leGGeD mAre, 401 N. Front St.,

BBr ColumBus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-

365-7625. Located in the heart of Arena District, the 5000-sq.-ft venue offers three bars, spacious patio, restaurant and multiple entertainment options.

614-224-1560. Irish pub and restaurant near German Village, featuring daily drink specials, traditional Irish music every Sunday and all the soccer you could ever want.

BD’s monGoliAn BArBeque-ArenA DistriCt, 295 Marconi Blvd., 43215, 614-586-0077.

ColumBus BrewinG ComPAny restAurAnt, 525 Short St., 43215, 614-464-

Asian cuisine, interactive dining. Create your own stir-fry.

Boston’s the Gourmet PizzA, 191 W.

Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-229-4275. With 15 plasma-screen televisions, Boston’s is the only true sports bar in the Arena District. Pizza, pasta, salads and a great kids menu. Full bar with 12 beers on tap and full dining room.

BuCA Di BePPo-ArenA DistriCt, 343 N.

Front St., 43215, 614-621-3287. Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience. Buca serves modern Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting.

CAllAhAn’s irish tAvern, 520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200. An authentic Irish pub in the Arena District. Open: Tue.-Fri., 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

GorDon BiersCh Brewery restAurAnt, 401 N. Front St., 43215, 614-246-

2900. Located in the Arena District. Featuring awardwinning American cuisine with bold international flavors and authentic German beer, brewed fresh on-premise. Open for lunch.

mAx & ermA’s/Crowne PlAzA, 55

Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-228-5555. Max & Erma’s has been serving all-American favorites since 1972.

PArk street CAntinA, 491 Park St., 43215, 614-477-7255.

PArk street PAtio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614-

477-7255. Known as the place “where the party never ends,” Park Street Patio regularly features live music, both inside and on its outdoor patio.

PArk street sAloon, 525 Park St., 43215,


r BAr ArenA, 413 N. Front St., 43215, 614-221-4950. roDizio Grill, 125. W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-241-4400. Authentic Brazilian Steakhouse located in the Arena District.

Ste. 150, 43215, 614-222-4950.

 Brewery District ClADDAGh irish PuB, 585 S. Front St., 43215,

2739. Located in the Brewery District. Restaurant and brewery offering a variety of award-winning food and hand-crafted beer. Free parking; upscale casual; large menu selection; patio seating.

t. murrAy’s BAr AnD kitChen, 560 S. High St., 43215, 614-824-2301.

 Columbus-Downtown 3 BABes & A BAker, P.O. Box 164449, 43216,


BlACk Creek Bistro, 51 Parsons Ave., 43215,

614-246-9662. Unique restaurant with a connection to locally grown produce and products, which are used in all our specially prepared dishes. Affordable wine list and friendly atmosphere.

the BoAt house At ConFluenCe PArk, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Located off Spring Street at Souder Avenue, three minutes west of downtown, on the water with a view of the city. Patio dining. Contemporary American cuisine. Upscale menu. CAFé Brioso, 14 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-228-8366.

Located downtown at the corner of High and Gay streets. Specialty coffees roasted on-site. Open: Mon.-Thur., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

upscale dining. Historic setting with magnificent back bar. Open: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri., 11 a.m.2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; closed Sun.

FlAtiron BAr & Diner, 129 E. Nationwide

Blvd., 43215, 614-461-0033. Located at Nationwide Boulevard and North Fourth Street. American, barbeque, Cajun/Creole cuisine. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5-10 p.m.

Jury room, 22 E. Mound St., 43215, 614-220-0964. lAtituDe 41, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-228-5050. Located in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Modern American cuisine made from local ingredients. lexi’s on thirD, 100 E. Broad St., 43215, 614229-5394. Deli heaven offering gigantic corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and a large selection of salads, homemade soups, gyros and burgers. m, 2 Miranova Pl., 43215, 614-629-0000. Upscale, contemporary, energetic and dramatic; Cameron Mitchell’s marquee restaurant. Open: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., closed.

milestone 229, 229 Civic Center Dr., 43215, 614-

427-0276. Located downtown with views of Columbus skyline and riverfront. Upscale, casual menu offers specialty cocktails, drafts and fine wines. Spacious patio and indoor seating.

mitChell’s steAkhouse, 45 N. Third St., 43215, 614-621-2333. Upscale cosmopolitan steak and chop house located in the heart of downtown. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 5-9 p.m. moJo tAGo, 614-961-6656. Mobile taco truck. siDeBAr 122, 122 E. Main St., 43215, 614-2289041. Sidebar offers cuisine with a Mediterranean flare, intermingled with South American inspired small-plate dishes. suGArDADDy’s sumPtuous sweetiesDowntown, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Columbus’ own. Nationally known. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Best-of-theBest” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

thurBer’s, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-220-7007.

CuP o’ Joe/moJoe lounGe Downtown, 149 S. High St., 43215, 614-732-4899.

In the tradition of a great neighborhood restaurant, we take the finest local ingredients and integrate them into an accessible everyday culinary experience.

De-novo Bistro & BAr, 201 S. High St., 43215,

tiP toP kitChen AnD CoCktAils, 73 E. Gay

Dirty FrAnk’s hot DoG PAlACe, 248 S.

tommy’s Diner, 914 W. Broad St., 43222, 614224-2422. A true family classic in any city. Great diner for all, located minutes from downtown. Delicious assortment of homemade pies.

614-222-8830. Dishing up contemporary American cuisine.

Fourth St., 43215, 614-824-4673.

Due AmiCi, 67 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-224-9373. Enjoy old world Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style in historic downtown Columbus. elevAtor Brewery & DrAuGht hAus,

161 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0500. Located between Spring and Long streets. Brew restaurant with

St., 43215, 614-221-8300. Downtown neighborhood bar; comfort food; Columbus pride.

zenChA teA sAlon, 19 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-218-9314. Come explore the world through tea or relax and rejuvenate your spirit. With more than 100 varieties of tea beverages, appetizers, entrées and desserts to inspire your imagination.

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 Convention Center All AmeriCAn HAmburgers, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-0587. American cuisine. Made-to-order, 100 percent fresh, never frozen meat. Open: Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. CHArley’s grilled subs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614460-8707. American cuisine. Fresh grilled subs and lemonade. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CHiCken ‘n eggs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8116. Chicken and breakfast, fried chicken and all kinds of sandwiches. einstein bros bAgels, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2770. FAme’s diner, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-0587. American diner. Bob Evans breakfast served daily; fresh grilled subs. goodriCH iCe CreAm, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800.

JAVA’s Cyber espresso bAr, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-2244676. Coffee, espresso and wireless Internet access.

mykonos gyros, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-9263. Greek specialties and pita sandwiches. Open daily, 7 a.m.5 p.m. Breakfast served daily until 11 a.m. noble romAn’s, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-316-6168. The better pizza people.

siAm, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8116. Authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine; Pad Thai, General Tso’s chicken.

subwAy, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800.

 german Village bArCelonA restAurAnt, 263 E. Whittier St.,

43206, 614-443-3699. Located at the corner of Whittier and Jaeger streets. Spanish cuisine. Live music on Sun. and Fri.

Cup o’ Joe germAn VillAge, 627 S. Third St., 43206, 614-221-1563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Six other Columbus locations: Airport, Easton, Short North Arts District, Clintonville, Lennox shopping center and Grandview. g. miCHAel’s AmeriCAn bistro & bAr,

595 S. Third St., 43215, 614-464-0575. Upscale contemporary American cuisine in the heart of German Village. Award-winning wine list, patio and event space.

Jeni’s splendid iCe CreAms, 900 Mohawk St., 43206, 614-445-6513. Ice creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

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Juergen’s “german” Bakery and restaurant, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-

Olde mOhawk, 819 Mohawk St., 43206, 614-444-

224-6858. Authentic German food, crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Tue.-Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

katzinger’s delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. New York City-style deli, specialty foods store and caterer in German Village. Seen on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, rated “best deli” and “best sandwich.” lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-228-4343.

Historic German Village American bistro. Four private meeting rooms; Columbus’ top 10. Lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sat. and Sun. brunch. Outdoor bar and patio.

dining By cuisine american

The Acme Hot Dog & Sausage Company (N) Alana’s - Food & Wine (OSU) All American Hamburgers (CC) Bar Louie (AD and Easton) Barley’s Brewing Company (SN) Barrel 44 (BE) BBR Columbus (AD) Bernard’s Tavern (SN) Berry Blendz (OSU) Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits (SN) Black Creek Bistro (DT) The Boat House at Confluence Park (DT) Bob Evans Restaurant (GA, GH and WV) Bodega (SN) Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (GH) Cameron’s American Bistro (WO) Cap City Fine Diner & Bar (GA and GH) Champps Americana (WO) Charley’s Grilled Subs (CC) Chicken ‘n Eggs (CC) Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle (GC) Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant (BD) DeepWood (SN) de-NOVO bistro & bar (DT) Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery (PC) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (DT) Dutch Kitchen (PC) Eddie George’s Grille 27 (OSU) Eggfast (OSU) Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus (DT) Eleven (SN) Fame’s Diner (CC) Figlio Wood Fired Pizza (GH) Five Guys Burgers & Fries (OSU) G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar (DT) Gooeyz (OSU)

7204. Located at the corner of Mohawk and Kossuth streets in German Village. Featuring casual American cuisine. Open seven days.

Jeni’s sPlendid ice creams, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-228-9960. Ice creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

220-9070. Distinctive desserts. Yummy treats. Divine delicacies. A must-stop bakery.

6808. Located in the heart of German Village. An entertainment destination in a renovated livery stable; live Ompah music; Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.

skillet, 410 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-443-2266. the thurman cafe, 183 Thurman Ave., 43206,

614-443-1570. A German Village landmark. We serve

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (AD) Hangovereasy (OSU) Harvest Moon Cafe (S) House Wine (WO) Hubbard Grille (SN) Jury Room (DT) KDB - Easton (Easton) Knead (SN) Latitude 41 (DT) Lexi’s on Third (DT) Lindey’s (GV) M (DT) Max & Erma’s/Crowne Plaza (AD) Milestone 229 (DT) The Morgan House (DU) Northstar Cafe (SN and Easton) Olde Mohawk (GV) Park Street Patio (AD) Park Street Saloon (AD) The Pearl Restaurant Tavern Oyster Room (SN) Potbelly Sandwich Works (OSU) R Bar Arena (AD) Raising Cane’s (OSU, GA, N) Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern (BE, WV, UA, WO, DU, GA, NA) Skillet (GV) Sunny Street Cafe (AD) Surly Girl Saloon (SN) T. Murray’s Bar and Kitchen (BD) Tasi Cafe (SN) The Tavern on Front (AD) Third & Hollywood (GH) Thurber’s (DT) The Thurman Cafe (GV) Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (DT) Tommy’s Diner (DT) White Castle (SN, N) The Wine Bistro (WO) Wine on High (SN) The Worthington Inn (WO)


 north market

Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third St., 43215, 614-

schmidt’s restaurant und sausage haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-

bd’s mongolian barbeque (AD)

China Bar (SN) Mark Pi’s (OSU) Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro (Polaris) Siam (CC) Two Fish / Red (SN) ZenCha Tea Salon (DT)


Montgomery Inn (DU)


Flatiron Bar & Diner (DT)

cOffe/Baked gOOds

3 Babes & A Baker (DT) Cafe Brioso (DT) Cookie Cravings Bakery (SN) Cup O’ Joe (AIR, BE, CL, GV and OSU) Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge (DT, SN and Easton) Einstein Bros Bagels (CC) JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar (CC) Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe (CL) Pistacia Vera (GV) Stauf’s Coffee Roasters (GH) Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties (DT, Easton and Polaris) Taste of Belgium (NM)


Katalina’s Cafe Corner (SN) Katzinger’s Delicatessen (GV) Panera Bread (OSU, Easton and Polaris) Spinelli’s Deli (SN) Subway (CC)


Bon Vie Bistro & Bar (Easton) The Refectory (UA)


Juergen’s German Bakery and Restaurant (GN) Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus (GV)

ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery (OSU) Goodrich Ice Cream (CC) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (NM, SN, GV, GH, BE, CL, DU and N) Vienna Ice Cafe (CL)

up the best burgers in Columbus, along with old favorites like our famous Coney Island. Featured on “Man vs. Food.”

taste Of Belgium, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614224-0896. Taste of Belgium specializes in authentic Belgian waffles, lunch and dessert crepes and espresso-based drinks. Catering also available.

 short north Barley’s Brewing cOmPany, 467 N. High irish/British

Callahan’s Irish Tavern (AD) Claddagh Irish Pub (BD) Kildare’s Irish Pub (OSU) The Three-Legged Mare (AD) Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Polaris)


Basi Italia (SN) Bel Lago Waterfront Dining (WV) Berwick Manor Restaurant (E) BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (OSU) Buca di Beppo (AD and WO) Due Amici (DT) Marcella’s (SN and Polaris) Martini Modern Italian (SN) Mezzo (DU, GA) Rigsby’s Kitchen (SN) TAT Ristorante di Famiglia (E)


Japanese Steak House (SN) Lemongrass Fusion Bistro (SN) Shoku (GH) Sushi Rock (SN)


Starliner Diner (HI)


Barcelona Restaurant (GV) Mykonos Gyros (CC) Sidebar 122 (DT)


Chile Verde Café (DU) Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant (RY) Mad Mex (OSU) Mojo TaGo (DT) Park Street Cantina (AD)


Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza (AD) Dewey’s Pizza (GH) Late Night Slice (SN) Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music (WO) Noble Roman’s (CC) Pizza Rustica (OSU) zpizza (SN)


89 Fish and Grill (AD)

Columbus Fish Market (WO, GH) McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (Easton) Mitchell’s Ocean Club (Easton) Ugly Tuna Saloona (OSU)


Eddie Merlot’s- Prime Aged Beef & Seafood (Polaris) Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (SN, DU, UA and WO) Mitchell’s Steakhouse (DT) Rodizio Grill (AD) Smith & Wollensky (Easton) The Top Steak House (BE)

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east Airport Bexley East Columbus Easton Gahanna New Albany Reynoldsburg Surrounding Area

nOrth Clintonville North Columbus Dublin Grandview Heights Ohio State University Polaris Surrounding Area/ Powell UA Upper Arlington WV Westerville WO Worthington


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St., 43215, 614-228-2537. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Award-winning ales complement full menu. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight.

Basi italia, 811 Highland St., 43215, 614-294-

7383. Fresh Italian and Mediterranean-inspired entrées. Casual neighborhood location in Victorian Village. Dinner: Tue.-Sat. at 5 p.m.

Bernard’s tavern, 630 N. High St., 43215,

614-223-9601. A great spot in the Short North to meet friends for great food and a drink. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an assortment of beers including 12 drafts, microbrews and imports.

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St., 43215, 614-228-6191. Cozy neighborhood bar, craft draught microbrews, comfort food.

Bodega, 1044 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-9399. China Bar, 731 N. High St., 43215, 614-298-8750. Cookie Cravings Bakery, 227 E. Third Ave.,

43201, 614-725-0090. Our quaint bakery in Italian Village specializes in cookies, sweet and savory crepes and micro-roasted coffee.

Cup o’ Joe/MoJoe lounge short north, 600 N. High St., 43215, 614-225-1563. Bar/

restaurant located on The Cap at Union Station. Also serving coffee, pastries and desserts.

deepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-221-5602.



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DeepWood is the balanced experience of living and dining well. Sincere hospitality, inviting atmosphere, local responsibility and a fresh, evolving menu.

eleven, 591 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. huBBard grille, 793 N. High St., 43215, 614-


hyde park priMe steakhousedoWntoWn, 569 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-

2204. Prime steaks, chops and seafood. Located on The Cap at Union Station.

Japanese steak house, 479 N. High St.,

43215, 614-228-3030. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. American/Japanese cuisine. Best tasting show in town.

Jeni’s splendid iCe CreaMs, 714 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-5364. Ice creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. katalina’s CaFe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania

Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Unique sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. Breakfast served all day. Lots of vegetarian options. Patio dining. Dine-in, carryout, delivery and catering.

knead, 505 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6323. late night sliCe/QuiCk sliCe, 1040 N. High St., Ste. 7, 43201, 614-206-7448. The Black Sheep of Columbus pizza joints. Our mission is to give the denizens of downtown Columbus a fun and friendly place to pizza their faces off.

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Lemongrass Fusion Bistro, 641 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-1414. Asian fusion cuisine in an upbeat gallery setting. Traditional Thai, Japanese and Euro-American cuisine. Trendy. Elegant. Comfortable. Open: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., until 11 p.m.; Sun., 3-10 p.m. marceLLa’s short north, 615 N. High St.,

43215, 614-223-2100. Marcella’s Ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar. Dinner: Sun.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight. Happy Hour featuring half off select items: Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m.

martini modern itaLian, 445 N. High St.,

43215, 614-224-8259. Contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Happy hour: Mon.Fri., 4-6 p.m.

northstar caFe short north, 951 N.

High St., 43201, 614-298-9999. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

the PearL restaurant tavern oyster room, 641 N. High St., 43215. rigsBy’s Kitchen, 698 N. High St., 43215, 614-

461-7888. Authentic, innovative Italian cuisine. 18 years of culinary art style and good taste. Closed Sun. Reservations recommended.

sPineLLi’s deLi, 767 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-280-

1044. Local place serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

surLy girL saLoon, 680 N. High St., 43215,

614-294-4900. Sassy saloon with comfort food; 24 draughts served 11-2 a.m.

sushi rocK, 570 N. High St., 43215, 614-453-1585. Fresh sushi and prime steaks in an upscale, modern setting. Three private dining rooms, a trendy bar and VIP lounge area, DJ booth, flat screen televisions, valet parking and takeout. tasi caFe, 680 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-222-0788. two Fish/red, 721 N. High St., 43215, 614-2218600.

white castLe, 965 N. High St., 43215, 614-291-9189.

 Bexley BarreL 44, 2232 E. Main St., 43209, 614- 824-1058. We offer 150+ whiskeys, live music on weekends and amazing food. Check out our awesome happy hour specials in the bar Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m.

cuP o’ Joe BexLey, 2418 E. Main St., 43209,


Jeni’s sPLendid ice creams, 2156 E. Main St., 43209, 614-231-5364. Ice creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. rusty BucKet restaurant & tavern,

2158 E. Main St., 43209, 614-236-2426.

the toP steaK house, 2891 E. Main St., 43209,

614-231-8238. Retro supper club serving juicy steaks and classic martinis, with the sweet sounds of the pearly whites in the background. Quietly getting it right for more than 50 years.

 columbus BerwicK manor restaurant, 3250

Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100. Located near U.S. Rte. 33 and Refugee Road. American and Italian cuisine. Family-owned and operated since 1955. Closed all day Sun. and Mon., and Tue. evenings. Off-premise catering for all events a specialty.

tat ristorante di FamigLia, 1210 S. James

4145 The Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400. Specializing in USDA prime steaks dry aged onpremise and fresh seafood including lobster. Smith & Wollensky showcases the best of Columbus. Private event space.

sugardaddy’s sumPtuous sweeties,

111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-theBest” by Food Network.

 gahanna BoB evans restaurant, 1380 N. Hamilton

Rd., 43230, 614-418-4791. Great food at value pricing for families, friends and groups. Down home cooking classics and all your favorites.

caP city Fine diner & Bar/gahanna, 1301 Stone Ridge Dr., 43230, 614-478-9999. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Brunch: Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m.

raising cane’s, 1320 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230,

Bar Louie easton, Easton Town Center, 3970

Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440. Your perfect party hot spot. Tasty food, great drinks and exceptional martinis. Private room for 60 or facility rental for 300. Happy hour and nightly specials.

Bon vie Bistro & Bar, 4089 The Strand E., 43219, 614-416-0463. Columbus’ favorite French American bistro. Taste the good life at Bon Vie.

614-418-7149. Your neighborhood kitchen, den and bar. Food, interactive games, sporting events and cocktails.

Gateway, 43219, 614-231-6563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts.

smith & woLLensKy, Easton Town Center,

 easton

zPizza, 945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289.

cuP o’ Joe airPort, 4600 International

3942 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-416-2600. Bakery and deli. Fresh breads, cafe, espresso; 19 locations. Open: Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.8 p.m.


cuP o’ Joe/moJoe Lounge easton, 241 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-1563. Coffee, pastries, desserts and a full-service bar.

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Panera Bread, Easton Town Center,

Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Located ½ mile north of I-70 E. at East Livingston Avenue and James Road. American, Chinese, Italian and vegetarian cuisine. Family-owned since 1929. Special menu on Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Mon.

wine on high, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614-2948466. The loft wine and craft brew bar. Enjoy wine flights, wine by the glass or craft beer on tap or by the bottle, all in an intimate and informative environment. Casual, laid-back eatery serving healthy pizza, salads and sandwiches with organic and all-natural options. Open: Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.midnight. Delivery to downtown hotels.

northstar caFe easton, 4015 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-532-5444. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

KdB-easton, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219,

mccormicK & schmicK’s seaFood restaurant, Easton Town Center, 3965 New Bond

St., 43219, 614-476-3663. Private room for 65; tailored banquet menus.

mitcheLL’s ocean cLuB, 4002 Easton Station, 43219, 614-416-2582. Located on the second level of Easton Town Center. Serving prime seafood and steaks. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

mezzo gahanna, 130 Creekside Plaza, 43230,

614-475-1300. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve eatery that serves fresh, never frozen chicken fingers.

rusty BucKet restaurant & tavern, The Commons at Clark Hall, 73 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-475-4435.

 new albany rusty BucKet restaurant & tavern,

180 Market St., 43054, 614-939-5300.

 reynoldsburg Los JaLaPenos mexican restaurant,

8134 E. Broad St., 43068, 614-655-4500.

north  clintonville cuP o’ Joe-cLintonviLLe, 2990 N. High St., 43202, 614-447-7563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Jeni’s sPLendid ice creams, 4247 N. High St., 43214, 614-447-0500. Made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

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Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Café, 2885 N.

High St., 43202, 614-268-3687. Mozart’s Café serves fine European pastries, cakes and much more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with live classical music daily. Our corner of Austria in Clintonville.

Vienna iCe Cafe, 2899 N. High St., 43202, 614268-3687. Europe inspired, local, handmade ice cream shop in Clintonville also serving gelato and sorbet.

 Columbus the aCMe hot Dog & sausage CoMPany, 4989 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-891-

hyDe Park PriMe steakhouse-DuBlin, 6360 Frantz Rd., 43017, 614-717-2828. Voted Best Steak in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

Jeni’s sPlenDiD iCe CreaMs-DuBlin, One W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-792-5364. Made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

Mezzo DuBlin, 12 W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-889-


2263. Want to try something different? Stop by Acme Hotdogs.

MontgoMery inn, 4565 W. Dublin Granville Rd., 43017, 614-791-7427.

Jeni’s sPlenDiD iCe CreaMs-Powell, 8 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614-846-1060. Made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

the Morgan house, 5300 Glick Rd., 43017,

rasing Cane’s, 2823 Olentangy River Rd., 43201, 614-261-0011. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve eatery that serves fresh, never frozen chicken fingers. white Castle, 1435 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.,

43229, 614-846-4791.

614-889-5703. Located at the corner of Glick and Dublin roads. American cuisine. Salads, sandwiches, desserts and soups.

rusty BuCket restaurant & taVern,

6644 Perimeter Loop Rd., 43017, 614-889-2594.

 grandview heights BoB eVans restaurant, 1455 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-421-0090.

 Dublin Chile VerDe Café, 4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614442-6630. Serving the cuisine of New Mexico for more than 20 years. Gluten free and vegetarian friendly. Dine in, carryout, catering.

BuCkeye hall of faMe grill, 900 Goodale

Blvd., 43212, 614-299-6639. Every day is game day. Incredible food, beers and cocktails galore, loads of official OSU memorabilia, amazing patio with a “Block O” fire pit and 40 big-screens TVs.

CaP City fine Diner & Bar /granDView, 1299 Olentangy River Rd., 43212,

614-291-3663. Located near OSU. Diner favorites with an upscale twist. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun.

ColuMBus fish MarketgranDView, 1245 Olentangy River Rd., 43212,

614-291-3474. Just south of Lennox Town Center. Wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

Dewey’s Pizza, 1327 W. Fifth Ave., 43212,

614-487-8282. Hand-tossed and stone-baked pizza, fresh gourmet salads, fine wine and craft draft brews; full-service dine-in or carryout.

figlio wooD fireD Pizza, 1369 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-481-8850. A casual bistro serving Columbus’ best gourmet pizza.

Jeni’s sPlenDiD iCe CreaMsgranDView, 1281 Grandview Ave., 43212,

614-488-2680. Made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

shoku, 1312 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-4859490.

stauf’s Coffee roastersgranDView, 1277 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-

486-4861. Coffee roaster and café.

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Guided and walking tours available at the German Village Meeting Haus.


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A 5th generation Columbus legend—Schmidt’s historic restaurant and banquet rooms are perfect for celebrating with family and friends. Enjoy sausage recipes from their turn of the century meat packing company along with award winning pastries. Open daily at 11 a.m.

240 East Kossuth Street schmidtscbus

614.444.6808 Restaurant 614.449.4038 Banquet Rooms We ship Schmidt’s famous Bahama Mama Sausages anywhere in the U.S.

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Third & hollywood, 1433 W. Third Ave.,

pAnerA BreAd, South Campus Gateway, 1619

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pizzA rUSTiCA, South Campus Gateway, 1558 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1990. Pizza Rustica received its inspiration from “pizza a taglia”—pizza by the slice sold in the authentic takeaway shops of Rome.

43212, 614-488-0303. Classic, American bistro with an inviting ambiance, focusing on locally grown and artisan ingredients. Open for lunch/brunch Fri.-Sun at 11:30 a.m. Open daily for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

AlAnA’S-Food & wine, 2333 N. High St.,

43202, 614-294-6783. Fine dining focused on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients with an award-winning wine list, sold at Ohio state minimum.

Berry Blendz, South Campus Gateway, 1585 N.

High St., 43201, 614-299-4682. Real fruit smoothies, vegetable blends, wheatgrass.

BrAVo! CUCinA iTAliAnA, 1803 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-8210. Serving authentic Italian pasta specialties, pizza, flatbreads, steak and seafood for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Banquet and event space also available. Cold STone CreAmery, South Campus

Gateway, 1574 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5228. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes, nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.

CUp o’ Joe-lennox, 1791 Olentangy River Rd.,

43212, 614-291-1563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Great place to enjoy before or after a movie or shopping.

eddie GeorGe’S Grille 27, South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-421-2727. Eddie George’s Grille 27 is a 21st Century, dynamic restaurant, with more than 70 HDTVs to watch the game. Featuring an award-winning menu and a progressive beverage selection.

N. High St., 43201, 614-297-6800. Breads, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. Panera Bread features high-quality, reasonably-priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment.

poTBelly SAndwiCh worKS, South

Campus Gateway, 10 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-2990617. From the back of an antique store, Potbelly sandwiches are born. Crispy sandwiches and thick homemade shakes. A sandwich to size up anyone’s ambition.

rAiSinG CAne’S-oSU, 1816 N. High St., 43201, 614-298-8713. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never frozen chicken fingers. UGly TUnA SAloonA, South Campus Gateway, 1546 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-8862. “Fresh fish, ugly owners.” Grab a drink, some food and healthy serving of local music in a great atmosphere. Terrific second-floor patio.

 polaris eddie merloT’S-prime AGed BeeF & SeAFood, 1570 Polaris Parkway, 43240, 614-433-


mArCellA’S-polAriS, 1319 Polaris Pkwy.,

43240, 614-844-6500. Marcella’s is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.; dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

Whether you’re up at dawn, winding down in the wee hours or feelin’ hungry any time in between, we’re cookin’ up a crackin’ good meal for ‘ya.

molly woo’S ASiAn BiSTro, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-985-9667. Located in Polaris Fashion Place. Authentic Asian cuisine. Lunch: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

FiVe GUyS BUrGerS & FrieS, 1603 N. High St.,

pAnerA BreAd, Polaris Town Center, 1391 Polaris

eGGFAST, 24 E. 12th Ave., 43201, 614-299-3447.

43201, 614-299-5555.

Gooeyz, South Campus Gateway, 1554 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1731. Gooeyz is a fast, causal restaurant and full bar, dripping with sophisticated silliness. Gooeyz is famous for amazing, stacked-high melt sandwiches, overflowing with cheese. hAnGoVereASy, 1646 Neil Ave., 43201. KildAre’S iriSh pUB, 1576 N. High St.,

43201, 614-294-2200. Ireland’s Pubs are much more than simply places for drinking—they are social experiences. At Kildare’s, we create a truly authentic traditional Irish pub experience.

mAd mex, South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-

586-4007. Funky Fresh Cal-Mex. It’s a summertime, wear-your-shorts, drink-a-beer, sweat-a-little, chill-with-friends, have-a-margarita, forget-the-clock, eat-a-burrito party.

mArK pi’S, South Campus Gateway, 1610 N. High

St., 43201, 614-298-8115. Mark Pi’s Asian fast food serves signature dishes in a fast, casual setting.


Nothing could be finer than to be going to the diner in my Starliner!

Pkwy., 43240, 614-410-6200. Fresh breads, café, espresso; 19 locations. Open: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

SUGArdAddy’S SUmpTUoUS SweeTieS polAriS, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-theBest” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

TilTed KilT pUB & eATery, 8665 Sancus Blvd., 43240, 614-888-5458. At this Celtic themed sports pub you’ll always find cold beer, delicious pub fare, televised sports of all kinds and a festive atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and late night.

 Upper Arlington hyde pArK prime STeAKhoUSeUpper ArlinGTon, 1615 Old Henderson Rd.,

43220, 614-442-3310. Voted Best Steakhouse in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

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The RefecToRy, 1092 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614-451-

9774. Located ½ mile west of St. Rte. 315. Classic and contemporary French cuisine. Award-winning collection 700+ wines. Impeccable service, finest cuisine. Five stars Columbus Monthly; AAA Four Diamond Award.

champps ameRicana, 161 E. Campus View Blvd., 43235. Champps offers upscale, casual dining and guarantees generous hospitality, creative food and flavors prepared from scratch, and a great seat for local and national sport events.

RusTy BuckeT ResTauRanT & TaveRn,

columBus fish maRkeT-cRossWooDs,

1635 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614-485-2303.

 Westerville Bel lago WaTeRfRonT Dining, 170 N. Sunbury Rd., 43081, 614-891-0200.

BoB evans ResTauRanT, 841 N. State St.,

43082, 614-882-3778. Great food at value pricing for families, friends, groups. Down-home cooking classics and all your favorites.

RusTy BuckeT ResTauRanT & TaveRn,

400 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-890-3663.

 Worthington Buca Di Beppo-WoRThingTon, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-848-8466. Features family-style Italian recipes like Linguini Fruitti di Mare and Chicken Marsala. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

cameRon’s ameRican BisTRo, 2185 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43085, 614-885-3663. From local restauranteur Cameron Mitchell, this contemporary American favorite serving classic cuisine is located near the corner of St. Rte. 161 and Linworth Road in northwest Columbus.

40 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-410-3474. Located in Crosswoods development at U.S. Rte. 23 and I-270. Featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood and steak; fish market. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.; Dinner: 4 p.m.

house Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-846-9463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thur. night.

hyDe paRk pRime sTeakhouseWoRThingTon, 55 Hutchinson Ave., 43235,

614-438-1000. Voted Best Steakhouse in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

naTalie’s coal fiReD pizza anD live music, 5601 N. High St., 43085. Offering unique

Italian favorites cooked in a burning hot coal oven, and live music on certain nights.

RusTy BuckeT ResTauRanT & TaveRn,

7800 Olentangy River Rd., 43235, 614-436-2626.

The Wine BisTRo WoRThingTon, 8231 N. High St., 43235, 614-436-4000.

The WoRThingTon inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600.

souTh  columbus haRvesT moon cafe, 7 N. High St., Canal

Winchester, 43110, 614-834-8100. Providing healthier food options with fresh, seasonal and local produce.

 grove city cimi’s BisTRo aT pinnacle, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049.

WesT  hilliard sTaRlineR DineR, 5240 Cemetery Rd., 43026,

614-529-1198. A kitschy-cool diner seen on Food Network. Award-winning menu. Twelve minutes from downtown.

 plain city DeR DuTchman ResTauRanT & BakeRy,

445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-873-3414. A taste of Amish Country offering breakfast, lunch and dinner plus our bakery.

DuTch kiTchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City,

43064, 614-873-4518. Breakfast all day. Breakfast buffet: Sat., 7:30-11 a.m.; Barn-raising dinner buffet, 11:30 a.m.-close.

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Sports Festival swings into Columbus, bringing with it 175,000 attendees and 18,000 athletes taking part in 45 different sports and events scattered throughout downtown. New to this year’s lineup are the strength-defying Scottish Highland Games at the Columbus Commons. Spectating not your thing? Then get

into the action at the annual 5k run/ walk Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 18 or the annual Capital City Half Marathon on May 4, which includes 13.1-, 6.55- and 3.1-mile races. Both downtown events are a great way to raise money for a good cause, and to see the city on foot. Late summer, the fifth annual Pelotonia bike ride spanning 180 miles from Columbus to Kenyon College in Gambier attracts nearly 5,000 bikers raising money for cancer research. The Aug. 9-11 race offers varying distances perfect for the novice to expert rider. The best on the pro golf circuit swing into action Memorial Day weekend at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin for the PGA’s annual Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. The 38th event runs May 27June 2 at the course designed by golf legend and native Jack Nicklaus. The course also will host the prestigious Presidents Cup 2013 Oct. 1-6.

 Activities

 racing

BlAck Wing shooting center,

nAtionAl trAil rAceWAy, 2650 National Rd.

consider Biking, 4041 N. High St., 43214, 614-447-8894. We work for better places to ride in Greater Columbus. We help you find a bike map, bike shop, cycling club or even plan a bike trip on the new Ohio to Erie Trail.

scioto doWns rAcino, 6000 S. High St., 43207, 614-295-4016. The Racino offers more than 2,100 games, exciting live harness racing MaySeptember and year-round Simulcast wagering.

go team!

Columbus offers plenty of opportunities for sports fans to watch their favorite games up close and personal, from minor-league baseball to the world’s best golfers. The Columbus Clippers, Triple-A team of the Cleveland Indians, take the field at the much-lauded Huntington Park in the Arena District this spring, opening their home season on April 11, and continue with 72 home games through Sept. 2. Go for a great game, and to take advantage of fun and quirky promotional games, like the everpopular Dime-A-Dog nights on select Mondays. Don’t miss a chance to cheer along with local fans—passionate about even more than our Buckeyes. At Nationwide Arena in the Arena District, pucks fly through April 27 as the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice for the remainder of a shortened season. On the north side of town, the Columbus Crew look to reclaim their 2008 Major League Soccer championship title as the season opens at home on March 16 and continues with 17 home games through Oct. 27. Now in its 25th year, the Arnold

3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555. Give shooting a shot. Black Wing welcomes beginners and groups. Packages available.

hocking hills cAnoe livery, 12789 St.

Rt. 664 S., Logan, 43138, 740-385-0523. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is a full service canoe, kayak and raft outfitter providing river trips for all skill levels.

hocking vAlley cAnoe livery & FAmily Fun center, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 43138,

740-385-8685. The original canoe livery in the Hocking Hills offers trips by canoe, kayak, raft or tube. Special events include romantic Moonlight Tours.

snoW trAils, 3100 Possum Run Rd., 44903.

 golf longABerger golF cluB,

One Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100.

sAFAri golF cluB At the columBus Zoo, 4853 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550.

Mature golf course on 140-plus acres. Several newly designed holes, a new clubhouse and a new practice facility, including a driving range and practice putting.

Winding holloW, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054,


614-855-8600. 18-hole public championship course designed by Arthur Hills.

S.W., Hebron, 43025, 740-928-5706. NHRA drag racing, special events, group discounts, private suite rentals for corporate hospitality/parties. Open April-October.

 sports teams columBus Blue JAckets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-246-4156. Ohio’s National Hockey League team. Games played at Nationwide Arena downtown, September-April. Tickets range from $22-$85. columBus creW, One Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. Ohio’s professional Major League Soccer club. Season runs April-October. Tickets start at $10. huntington pArk-home oF the columBus clippers,

330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250. Catch the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, welcome you to Huntington Park.

ohio mAchine, 1350 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 330, 43212, 614-754-1973. Central Ohio’s Major League Lacrosse team with games at Selby Field at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware. the ohio stAte university Athletic depArtment, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210, 614-

292-9908. For information on all Buckeye schedules, contact the sports information office at 614-292-6861.

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Rowe. Many Short North boutiques— Ladybird, Tigertree and Milk Bar Boutique among them—highlight upand-coming contemporary designers.

shop around

home Decor and Accessories Looking to feather your nest? Head just to the Short North Arts District. This eclectic strip boasts the city’s trendiest shops, restaurants and galleries, including premier antiques marketplace GrandView Mercantile Co.; Grid Furnishings, a decidedly modern design-oriented art and furniture boutique; and Bungalow (also in Powell and New Albany), a shop with an eye toward industrial design and the unique. Northern suburb Powell is also a home decor hotspot. Don’t miss the finds at Paris Flea Market, Found and Rue de Lily, as well as the area’s many other shops. At The Candle Lab

Boutiques The Short North boasts an array of boutiques guaranteed to keep shoppers fresh and fashion-forward. Substance for Fashion Conscious People, features the Design Lab, an in-house design studio offering oneon-one interaction. For the trendiest of jeans, check out High Street Denim. Homage (also at Easton Town Center) offers vintage-look tees and more inspired by past moments in sports and pop culture. For of-the-moment fashion, check out Brigade, Jinny and

The Book Loft

substance Easton Town Center

The Candle Lab

Photo courtesy disPaTCH PriNTiNg Co.

Convenience meets trendy at Columbus’ spectacular shopping destinations. Located on the city’s northeast side, Easton Town Center boasts Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., The Container Store and scores more, all bundled up in a brick road Main Street U.S.A. vibe. (Big news for girls: Ohio’s first American Girl store is opening at Easton in late spring.) Polaris Fashion Place, on the far north side of the city, is one of the region’s largest malls, combining premier department stores such as Von Maur and Saks Fifth Avenue with popular retailers including Coach, White House Black Market and Lululemon Athletica. The surrounding area is packed with shopping opportunities, including Ohio’s first Cabela’s; the hunting, fishing and camping equipment retailer is due to open in the spring. A 40-minute drive south brings you to Tanger Outlets at Jeffersonville, home to more than 100 brand-name outlets and factory stores including Adidas, J. Crew and Pottery Barn.

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The Unexpected

Photos courtesy ExPEriENCE Columbus

Have you heard the news? Columbus is a shopper’s paradise. The cat is out of the (Coach) bag now: Forbes named Columbus the No. 4 best city in the nation for shopping. From home decor to world-class malls, Columbus has it all. Here is just a small sampling.

one-stop shopping

(also in the Short North, Grandview Heights and Worthington), you can pour your own candle. (Other suburbs with walkable shopping districts include Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights and Westerville.) Don’t miss the showroom at Fortin Ironworks in Grandview Heights, which features their own ornamental ironwork and loads of other finds for the home. And consumers with an eye for design and a heart for exploring should check out Columbus Architectural Salvage, an organized warehouse full of architectural artifacts, antiques and more.

South of downtown is German Village, known for its wonderfully renovated houses and its restaurants and shops. At Helen Winnemore Contemporary Craft Gallery, admire handmade jewelry and other wearable art tucked away in nooks and crannies, waiting to be discovered. Stop by Caterina Ltd. for Italian majolica and other authentic European housewares. Bookworms can explore the 32 rooms of bargainpriced books at The Book Loft. Treasure-hunters, meanwhile, can spend the day wandering the nearby Greater Columbus Antique Mall. Head north on High Street to the friendly neighborhood of Clintonville, just north of the Ohio State campus. At S B Style, look for distinctive baby items, jewelry and shabby chic furniture crafted from salvaged wood. There’s also Wholly Craft!, a showcase of indie arts and crafts; RagO-Rama, a consignment shop full of edgy fashions; and many more.

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Shopping  Antiques & Flea Markets ColuMbus ArChiteCturAl sAlvAge, 1580 Clara St., 43211, 614-299-6627. An organized warehouse of architectural artifacts, antiques and decorative items. A unique place to find inspiration.

grAndview MerCAntile, 873-881 N. High St., 43215, 614-421-7000. Antique marketplace in Short North offering discriminating buyers a huge selection of distinctive pieces from around the world. greAter ColuMbus Antique MAll, 1045

S. High St., 43206, 614-443-7858. Located in a period antique building that’s rumored to be haunted. Five floors, 70 dealers. Columbus’ first antique mall.

 Art & Crafts 1 stop beAd shop, 6347 Sawmill Rd., 43017,

614-573-6452. 1 Stop Bead Shop is a retail store that teaches the art of jewelry making and sells all the beads, tools and supplies to support the art.

golden hobby shop, 630 S. Third St., 43206, 614-645-8329. Unique handcrafted gifts by local seniors. Open: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. helen winneMore’s ConteMporAry CrAFt gAllery, 150 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-

444-5850. Located in historic German Village. We focus on the work of American artisans. This means that our shop is like an arts festival year-round. Closed Mon.

ursus, 2814 Fishinger Rd., 43221, 614-459-3327. wholly CrAFt!, 3169 N. High St., 43202,

614-447-3445. Features hip, handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists including T-shirts, jewelry, accessories, plush creatures, housewares and more.

kreMA nut CoMpAny, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd.,

43212, 614-299-4131. Gourmet nuts, all-natural peanut butter, handmade candy and gifts.

bArnes & noble, the ohio stAte university bookstore, South Campus

Gateway, 1598 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-2000. Books, references and gifts, plus a cafe. A historical, university tradition—Long’s Bookstore at the Gateway.

le ChoCoholique, 601 N. High St., 43215, 614223-4009. Artisan chocolates, custom corporate and bridal gifts, pastries, biscotti, dipped berries, greeting cards, wine, dessert cocktails, lattes, espresso, tea, Wi-Fi.

the book loFt oF gerMAn villAge, 631

north MArket spiCes ltd., North Market, 59

S. Third St., 43206, 614-464-1774. 32 rooms of books at bargain prices. Open: Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight.

 Clothing pitAyA, South Campus Gateway, 1618 N. High St.,

43201, 614-291-9999. Our racks are stocked with fresh merchandise every week and we offer great prices. All Pitaya-label clothes are sewn with love in the U.S.

substAnCe For FAshion ConsCious people, llC, 783 N. High St., 43215, 614-299-

2910. Curators of classic and sustainable clothing and accessories for women. Discover independent local artisans upstairs in The Substance Lofts.

s.w.A.g.g. revolution AppArel, 185 S. Wall St., Unit 111, 43215, 614-664-3143. “Experience Columbus” with our original apparel and one-of-a-kind events. A true lifestyle and apparel brand.

 Columbus Convention Center kreMA nut CoMpAny, Greater Columbus

Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9252. Nuts, chocolates, candies and gifts. Open: Mon.- Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Weekend hours vary, so first.

MisChieF luggAge, Greater Columbus Convention

Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-0089.

Spruce St., 43215. North Market Spices carries more than 80 varieties of quality spices, herbs, blends and rubs from around the world with an ever-expanding line of products.

the oilerie ColuMbus, 1409 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-824-2668. We have the finest Italian extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars that can be tasted and freshly poured into a “Columbus” bottle.

sChAkolAd ChoColAte FACtory, 3219 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-326-3500. We love making custom chocolate creations for special events and everyday treats: truffles, ganaches, buckeyes, custom molded items, chocolate fountains and more. sChMidt’s Fudge hAus And giFts, German Village, 220 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-4442222. Truffles, sugar-free sweets, corporate gifts. sugArdAddy’s suMptuous sweeties,

11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491; 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491; 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

A tAste oF ohio, 646 Wheeling Ave., 43725, 740432-8789. All Ohio-made items, unique gift baskets and more. Online sales only.

 gifts better eArth, North Market, 59 Spruce St.,

 department stores

43215, 614-224-6196. Natural and organic products, jewelry, pottery and much more. Closed Mon.

MACy’s-eAston town Center, Easton Town Center, 4141 Easton Loop E., 43219, 614-3422308. A must-see destination, when you’re here, be sure to get your reserved-for-visitors only Macy’s Savings Pass, good for 10% off thousands of items.

brownie points And the popCorn gAllery, 5712 Westbourne Ave., 43213, 614-860-

 Food Cookie CrAvings bAkery, 227 E. Third

Ave., 43201, 614-725-0090. A family-owned shop specializing in hand-rolled and decorated cookies in many flavors. Treats are great for party favors, gifts or just to have around the house.

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Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0762. A food shopping and dining destination unlike any other, with everyday grocery items at regular Giant Eagle prices, weekly specials, fuelperks! and foodperks!

 books

tigertree, 787 N. High St., 43215, 614-299-2660.

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kAtzinger’s deliCAtessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. New York City-style deli, specialty foods store and caterer in German Village.

8470. Featured on NBC’s Today show. Voted “Best Brownie” in Columbus Monthly’s “Best of” issue. Extraordinary brownies, exotic flavored popcorn and chocolate confections.

kArAvAn treAsures FroM turkey, 771 B&C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in Short North bringing real treasures from Turkey. the stAtehouse MuseuM shop,

1 Capitol Sq., 43215-4210, 614-728-9234. Located on the ground floor of the Capitol at Broad and High streets. Unique Ohio souvenirs, gift baskets and wine.

thirty-one, 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 866-443-8731.

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 Home Decor Caterina LtD., european Housewares, art & Gifts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224.

sHort nortH arts DistriCt, 1126 ½-A N.

High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district, north of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Gallery Hop first Sat. each month.

Located in historic German Village. This charming boutique sells hard-to-find, artisanal Italian ceramics, French linens, lavender body care and Polish pottery.

soutH Campus Gateway, South Campus

fortin ironworks, 944 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-291-4342. Hundreds of artistic, fun and unusual home and garden accents from local and international artisans at factory direct prices. Near OSU and downtown.

 specialty

GriD furnisHinGs, 944 N. High St., 43201,

175 E. Campus View Blvd., 43235, 614-840-0166.

614-725-4292. A modern furniture gallery, featuring lines designed in North America and works created by independent furniture makers, designers and artists.

Home on HiGH, Short North, 43201,

Gateway, 43201, 614-247-5825. Mixture of retail, entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, office space, apartments and parking in the University District.

amBianCe, tHe store for Lovers,

at&t, South Campus Gateway, 1593 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2500. Phone store with iPhone and so much more for your wireless telephone needs.

614-725-4292. A home decor collaborative of 19 unique shops in the Short North, where shoppers can visit a variety of stores.

tHe CanDLe LaB, 751 N. High St., 43215,

soBo styLe, 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447-8880. Located in Clintonville. A unique home decor store specializing in vintage and new furnishings and gift items. Shabby meets retro, primitive meets modern.

finisH Line, South Campus Gateway, 1624 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-0607. Get some new kicks or the Buckeye gear you need. Style to give you some swag.

 Jewelry

Gamestop, South Campus Gateway, 1611 N. H

614-949-1458; 646 High St., 43085, 614-433-9900. Pour your own candles and create a custom fragrance blend.

tHe DiamonD CeLLar, 3960 New Bond St.,

igh St., 43201, 614-299-0730. Shooters, RPG and sport classics. Come grab the best games of today.

 outlets

tHe GarDen HerB sHop, 7 N. High St., 43110, 614-834-4372. Providing the highest quality, all natural and/or organic products with unparalleled service.

43219, 614-923-6633. The largest independent jeweler in the country representing some of the finest brands in the world. Featuring sales, custom design and repair services.

tanGer outLets at JeffersonviLLe, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, 43128. 740-948-9091. Shopping mall with more than 100 brand name stores at up to 65 percent off daily. Located off I-71 at U.S. 35.

 public markets

House wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-846-9463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thur. night. JuerGen’s “German” Bakery anD restaurant, 525 S. Fourth St.,

nortH market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-463-

43206, 614-224-6858. Authentic German crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Imported chocolates.

 shopping Centers/Districts

nutrition X, South Campus Gateway, 18 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-424-6299. The best and widest variety of nutritional supplements to help your body feel and look its best.

eastLanD maLL, 2740 Eastland Mall, 43232, 614-

sam’s CLuB,

9664. Located between High and Front streets, just west of the convention center. Historic public market. Finest fresh and prepared foods.

861-3234. Located just off I-70 at Hamilton Road (east of downtown). More than 75 stores and restaurants. Open: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.

easton town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-337-2200. An eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues and exclusive retailers. Columbus Visitor Center located in Easton Station. HistoriC Downtown poweLL inC., 44

North Liberty St., 43065, 614-396-3336. Located 15 miles north of Columbus. An antique to unique shopping area near the Columbus Zoo and Olentangy Indian Caverns.

poLaris fasHion pLaCe, 1500 Polaris Pkwy.,

43240, 614-456-0120. Located off I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Considered a major shopping mecca in Central Ohio; home to a variety of premier stores including Von Maur, Saks Fifth Ave, Coach, Sephora and Apple.

2675 Taylor Rd. SW, 43068, 614-866-5369.

t-moBiLe, South Campus Gateway, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5852. Value plans, a reliable network and quality service help you stick together with the people who make your life come alive.

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South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-291-9500. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network.

wyanDotte winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Hand-crafted wines, tastings, gift shop, group events, private labels, winery tours, event space for private parties. Come taste the fun. zeroz waLLets, 17 E. Gay St., 43215. Downtown

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Lodging  Bed and Breakfasts 50 LincoLn-Short north Bed & BreakfaSt, 50 E. Lincoln St., 43215, 614-299-

5050, 800-516-9664. Urban delight in the heart of the Short North. Three blocks from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena.

Big Pine retreat, 25822 Big Pine Rd., 43149,


german ViLLage gueSt houSe, 748

hilton columbus downtown

Jaeger St., 43206, 866-587-2738. Voted “Best Hotel in Columbus.” The Guest House is a modern alternative to downtown hotels in an historic neighborhood.

gLenLaureL ScottiSh country inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-4070. A Scottish Country Inn with wooded cottages and crofts; the premier romantic getaway in the Midwest. Located in Hocking Hills, we offer elegant lodging and fine dining. harriSon houSe Bed & BreakfaSt,

313 W. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-421-2202. Located in Victorian Village. Private bath, TV. Near OSU, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Short North and Battelle.

hideaway country inn, 1601 St. Rte. 4, Bucyrus, 44820, 419-562-3013. An Ohio B&B, restaurant and event facility. Victorian ViLLage gueSt houSe, 1149

Neil Ave., 43201, 614-294-2849. Offers a luxury suite tastefully appointed with antiques and modern amenities. Walk to bars, restaurants, shopping, Short North Arts District and Arena District.


german ViLLage inn, 920 S. High St., 43206,

 hotels-downtown

614-443-6506. Located ½ mile south of I-70. Newly remodeled two-story motel. Lounge; restaurants nearby.

arena diStrict hyatt regency, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-1234. Connected to the Columbus Convention Center, next to Nationwide Arena. Offering 633 spacious guest rooms. Indoor pool, lounge, restaurant.

hamPton inn & SuiteS downtown coLumBuS, 501 N. High St., 43215, 614-559-2000.

courtyard By marriott coLumBuSdowntown, 35 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-228-

Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Complimentary amenities include buffet breakfast and high-speed Internet access.

3200. Located at Spring and Front streets, near the Arena District. Indoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, breakfast cafe, lounge, Wi-Fi Internet access and on-site restaurant.

hiLton coLumBuS downtown, 401 N. High St., 43215, 614-384-8600. TA state-of-the-art facility, offering a contemporary and modern presence in the vibrant hub of downtown Columbus.

crowne PLaza hoteL coLumBuS downtown, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215,

hoLiday inn coLumBuS downtown caPitoL Square, 175 E. Town St., 43215, 614-221-

614-461-2634. Award-winning, full-service hotel in the Arena District with 10,000 sq. ft. of event space. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

3281. Newly renovated, full-service. Indoor pool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, free Internet.

douBLetree gueSt SuiteS-coLumBuS,

50 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-4600. Walking distance to downtown attractions. Downtown’s only all-suite property.

the LoftS hoteL, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-2658. Columbus’ only boutique hotel, located two blocks from the Arena District and Short North. Guest rooms are fashioned after New York City-style lofts.

drury inn & SuiteS conVention center, 88 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-221-7008.

red roof inn coLumBuS downtownconVention center, 111 E. Nationwide Blvd.,

Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center by a temperature-controlled walkway. Free hot breakfast, hot food and cold beverages, 5:30-7 p.m. Free Wi-Fi

43215, 614-224-6539. Walk to convention center, Arena District and Huntington Park. New NextGen rooms, petfriendly, free breakfast, Wi-Fi and airport shuttle.

renaiSSance coLumBuS downtown hoteL, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-228-5050.

Experience an innovative hotel, filled with upscale amenities, in the heart of downtown. With indoor and outdoor event spaces, we are perfect for any gathering.

reSidence inn By marriott coLumBuS downtown, 36 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-222-2610. Urban contemporary living. All-suite, extended stay property with full kitchens. We are pet-friendly.

Sheraton coLumBuS at caPitoL Square, 75 E. State St., 43215, 614-365-4512.

Located on at the corner of East State and South Third streets. Walk to theater, arts, entertainment and dining.

the weStin coLumBuS, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-220-7040. AAA Four Diamond historic hotel. On-site restaurant, lounge, wireless Internet access, 24-hour in-room dining, health club and business center.

 hotels-east-airport BeSt weStern PLuS Port coLumBuS,

1450 Airpointe Dr., 43219, 614-337-8400. Free deluxe continental breakfast and hot items, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room. Near Easton Town Center. Free airport shuttle. Family-friendly. Football fans welcome.

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Columbus Airport mArriott, 1375 N.

Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-475-7551. Elegant, fullservice hotel minutes from Port Columbus International Airport, downtown Columbus and Easton Town Center. Includes restaurant, lounge and meeting/event space.

Comfort suites eAst broAd At 270,

70 Chris Perry Ln., 43213, 614-604-6400. Inviting accommodations close to all the best Columbus offers.

Country inn & suites-Columbus Airport, 2900 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-478-2900.

Spacious, two-queen rooms or king suites. Indoor pool and spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, complimentary airport shuttle and free hot breakfast included.

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CourtyArd by mArriott-Columbus Airport, 2901 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-8530.

Located 2½ miles from Port Columbus Airport. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, business center and free high-speed Internet.

dAys inn Airport, 750 Stelzer Rd., 43219,

614-238-9010. Full-service hotel near Port Columbus International Airport with on-site restaurant and lounge, indoor pool, fitness center and business center. Free high-speed Internet access.

embAssy suites Hotel-Airport, 2886 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-536-0500. Centrally located, 198 suites, 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, near downtown Columbus, shuttle to Easton Town Center and airport. Complimentary breakfast/manager reception. four points by sHerAton ColumbusAirport, 3030 Plaza Properties Blvd., 43219,

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614-345-9291. Complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and bottled water. Indoor, heated salt water pool, 24-hour fitness center and business area. Restaurant and lounge.

HAmpton inn Columbus Airport, 4280 International Gateway, 43219, 614-235-0717. 129 rooms, 450-sq.-ft. meeting room, free continental breakfast with hot items, free Internet, 24/7 airport shuttle, outdoor pool, fitness room, business center. Hilton GArden inn Columbus Airport, 4265 Sawyer Rd., 43219, 614-231-2869. 156 rooms with microwave and fridge. 1,250 sq. ft. of meeting space. Restaurant, bar, room service. Free Internet, indoor pool, fitness room, business center and 24/7 airport shuttle.

Homewood suites by HiltonColumbus Airport, 2880 Airport Dr., 43219,

614-428-8800. Limited service, all-suite, extended stay hotel; free high-speed Internet access; upgraded suites.

stAybridGe suites Columbus Airport, 2890 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-473-9888. All-suite hotel with full kitchens, indoor pool, whirlpool and complimentary breakfast.

 Hotels-east Columbus CourtyArd by mArriott new AlbAny,

5211 Forest Dr., 43054.

fort rApids indoor wAterpArk resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr., 43232, 614-

868-1380. Splash and play in our 60,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark; then, stay in one of our 377 guest rooms.

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 Hotels-East-Easton Hampton Inn & SuItES ColumbuS EaSton, 4150 Stelzer Rd, 43230, 614-473-

9911. Located across from Easton Town Center; complimentary shuttle to airport, Easton Town Center and within five miles. Free hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, indoor pool.

HIlton ColumbuS at EaSton, 3900 Chagrin Dr., 43219, 614-414-5000. Located at Easton Town Center. Full-service, upscale hotel with 313 rooms and eight suites. Free parking, indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, Easton Sports Club.

 Hotels-East-newark CHErry VallEy lodgE, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd.,

Newark, 43055, 740-788-1200. Located 45 minutes east of Columbus. A 200-room resort/conference hotel with on-site restaurants and others nearby. Home to CoCo Key Water Resort, a 50,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark.

nEwark mEtropolItan HotEl, 50 N. Second St., 43055, 740-322-6455. Located in historic downtown Newark close to Longaberger Golf Course and Homestead, The Works and The Midland Theatre. 118 renovated overnight guest rooms. On-site restaurant.

 Hotels-East-pickerington bESt wEStErn ExECutIVE SuItES ColumbuS EaSt, 1899 Winderly Ln., 43147,

614-860-9804. All-suite hotel; free hot breakfast, indoor pool, micro fridge, hair dryer, iron; Wed. social hour; restaurants nearby. Corporate and government rates.

Hampton Inn ColumbuS EaSt, 1890

Winderly Ln., 43147, 614-864-8383. Located at I-70 E. and St. Rte. 256. Free breakfast bar; Jacuzzi suites; indoor pool; micro fridge, iron and hair dryer in all rooms. Corporate and government rates.

Comfort SuItES faIrgroundS, 1690 Clara St., 43211, 614-586-1001. Located off I-71 and 17th Avenue (Exit 111). Five minutes to downtown and The Ohio State University. Indoor heated pool, complimentary deluxe breakfast; new hotel with all suites.

HomEwood SuItES dublIn, 5300 Park Center

CrownE plaza ColumbuS nortH, 6500

Parkcenter Circle, 43017, 614-799-1913. Located at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing, across from The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. All rooms feature a 42-inch flat-panel TV and Hyatt Grand Bed. Free Wi-Fi, free Continental Breakfast.

Doubletree Ave., 43229, 614-885-1885. Located off I-71 and St. Rte. 161. Full-service hotel. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant/others nearby, lounge, free Wi-Fi and parking.

dayS Inn nortH, 1212 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.,

43229, 614-885-9696. Located at I-71 and St. Rte. 161. Easy highway access for shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

HolIday Inn ExprESS oHIo Expo CEntEr, 701 E. Hudson St., 43211, 614-263-7725.

Located at I-71 and Hudson Street (Exit 112). Free breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room, restaurants nearby.

CandlEwood SuItES ColumbuS/ polarIS, 8515 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-436-6600.

Hampton Inn ColumbuS/dElawarE,

7329 St. Rte. 37 E. (U.S. 36), Delaware, 43074, 740363-4700. Just off I-71; 5 minutes from Polaris Fashion Place and 20 minutes from downtown. Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel restaurants are within walking distance.

 Hotels-north-dublin CHaSE SuItE HotElS dublIn, 4130 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614-766-7762. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Closest to Columbus Zoo with discounted tickets. Free hot breakfast and DVD library. ColumbuS marrIott nortHwESt at tuttlE CroSSIng, 5605 Blazer Pkwy., 43017,

CrownE plaza-dublIn, 600 Metro Pl. N.,

888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-888-8230. Sleeping rooms: free wireless Internet, microwaves/ refrigerators. Fully equipped sports club on property with Jr. Olympic size pool and an outdoor pool.

ClarIon HotEl & SuItES, 900 E. Dublin-

Granville Rd., 43229, 614-888-7440. Located off I-71 N. and St. Rte. 161 (Exit 117). Beautiful rooms and suites including free deluxe breakfast, free local calls, fitness center, heated indoor pool, whirlpool.

Comfort Inn nortH ConfErEnCE CEntEr, 1213 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229,

614-885-4084. Located at I-71 and St. Rte. 161. Free continental breakfast; rooms with high-speed Internet access; indoor pool and spa, exercise room.

 Hotels-north-polaris

 Hotels-north-delaware

Located at I-71 and Morse/Sinclair roads (Exit 116). Indoor pool, whirlpool, free high-speed Internet access, on-site restaurant, lounge, fitness room.

HolIday Inn ExprESS HotElS and SuItES, ColumbuS EaSt, 2806 Taylor Rd.,

bESt wEStErn pluS ColumbuS nortH,

StaybrIdgE SuItES ColumbuS/dublIn, 6095 Emerald Pkwy., 43016, 614-734-9882. Newly renovated, all suites, near shopping, casual, fine dining, complimentary hot breakfast; evening social includes complimentary dinner items as well as beer and wine.

CambrIa SuItES ColumbuS-polarIS, 9100 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-841-9100. Cambria Suites Polaris is conveniently located just off I-71, across the street from Polaris Fashion Place and within one mile of more than 100 restaurants.

614-791-1000. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop.

 Hotels-north-Columbus

Hyatt plaCE ColumbuS/dublIn, 6161

ramada plaza HotEl & ConfErEnCE CEntEr, 4900 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-854-6029.

 Hotels-East-reynoldsburg 43068, 614-861-8888. Located at I-70, Exit 112. Free high-speed Internet access in rooms; exercise room; free breakfast; indoor pool; restaurants nearby.

Ave., 43017, 614-791-8675. All-suite hotel with kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet and evening reception (Mon.-Thur.). Indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi. Pet-friendly.

43017, 614-760-7921. Located off I-270 and St. Rte. 161. Suburban. 215 guestrooms, indoor pool, business center, Wi-Fi, free parking, minutes from shopping.

drury Inn & SuItES ColumbuS nortHwESt, 6170 Park Center Circle, 43017, 614798-8802. Offers the following free amenities: Internet access, hot breakfast and evening beverages. Pool.

EmbaSSy SuItES ColumbuS/dublIn,

5100 Upper Metro Pl., 43017, 614-790-9000. Upscale, full-service hotel 15 minutes northwest of Columbus, near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay. All suites include full breakfast and manager’s reception.

Hampton Inn dublIn, 3920 Tuller Rd., 43017,

Consider us home. Priority club points. All-suite hotel with full kitchens; free high-speed Internet access; indoor pool; fitness center; business center; free guest laundry.

Comfort Inn polarIS, 8400 Lyra Dr., 43240,

614-791-9700. Free hot breakfast bar, indoor heated pool, meeting room accommodating up to 25, exercise room, free Wi-Fi. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Easy on/off access to I-71.

tHE ConfErEnCE CEntEr at nortHpoIntE, 9243 Columbus Pike, 43035, 614-

880-4155. Full-service hotel and conference center with 120 guestrooms and suites, elegant grand ballroom and 35,000-plus sq. ft. of meeting space.

ExtEndEd Stay ColumbuS/polarIS, 8555 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-431-5522. Nightly rates available. Across from Polaris Fashion Place. Continental breakfast, pool and fitness center. faIrfIEld Inn & SuItES ColumbuS/ polarIS, 9000 Worthington Rd., 43082, 614-568-0770. Confident travel. Great service. 61 suites. Free breakfast, free HSIA, free parking, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center. 1,710 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Hampton Inn & SuItES ColumbuSpolarIS, 8411 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-885-8400.

Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, Internet access, fitness center and more. Great location.

HIlton ColumbuS/polarIS, 8700 Lyra

Dr., 43240, 614-885-1600. This AAA Four Diamond, full-service property offers 252 contemporary rooms and 15,500 sq. ft. of space in the Polaris shopping destination.

614-889-0573. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Recently renovated, complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, outdoor pool, near Columbus Zoo.

HIlton gardEn Inn ColumbuS/polarIS,

HIlton gardEn Inn ColumbuS/dublIn, 500 Metro Pl. N., 43017, 614-766-9900. Newly renovated, near I-270 and historic Dublin. Breakfast buffet, indoor heated pool, on- and off-site fitness center and shuttle.

HolIday Inn ExprESS and SuItES ColumbuS/polarIS, 8670 Orion Pl., 43240,

8535 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-846-8884. Tour and travel packages available for senior and student tours.


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Wingate inn-Polaris, 8505 Pulsar Pl., 43240,

614-844-5888. Located off I-71, one exit north of I-270 at Polaris Parkway (Exit 121). Upscale hotel, high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center, gift shop; restaurants nearby.

 Hotels-north-Westerville embassy suites Hotel-Columbus, 2700 Corporate Exchange Dr., 43231, 614-890-8600. All-suite hotel with free breakfast. Indoor and outdoor pools, onsite restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. ramada Columbus nortH, 6767 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229, 614-890-8111. Located at I-270 at Cleveland Avenue. Suite-like rooms; free breakfast buffet. Pets allowed for fee.

 Hotels-north-Worthington days inn & suites WortHington, 7500

Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-436-0556. Located off I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 (Exit 23). Free Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise room and guest laundry room. Great rates.

doubletree by Hilton Columbus WortHington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-

885-3334. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. (Exit 23). Convention and business hotel. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop.

Holiday inn Columbus-WortHington,

7007 N. High St., 43085, 614-885-3250. Located at I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 S. (Exit 23). On-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, indoor pool, airport shuttle available.

HomeWood suites by Hilton Columbus-WortHington, 115 Hutchinson

Ave., 43235, 614-785-0001. Located in north Columbus near all major highways. Free hot breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi. Close to Columbus Zoo.

Hyatt PlaCe Columbus WortHington, 7490 Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-846-4355. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrees along with Starbucks specialty coffees, or enjoy a free continental breakfast.

sHeraton suites, 201 Hutchinson Ave., 43235,

614-781-7314. Great location. Walkable to restaurants; two miles to Polaris. All suites have living room, microwave and fridge. Indoor/outdoor pools; restaurant and bar on-site.

 Hotels-ohio state university tHe blaCkWell inn and ConferenCe Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl., 43210, 614-247-4000.

Hotel and conference center on OSU’s campus. Rich in luxury and technology. Valet parking, restaurant, lounge. Located off St. Rte. 315 for easy downtown access.

fairfield inn & suites-osu, 3031 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-1111. Located one mile from OSU and Ohio stadium. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room. Free Continental breakfast. Free Internet. Hilton garden inn Columbusuniversity area, 3232 Olentangy River Rd.,

43202, 614-586-4378. Located one mile from OSU, Ohio Stadium and Wexner Medical Center. Close to shopping. Precor fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool.

Holiday inn exPress & suites osu, 3045 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-447-1212.

 Hotels-West-Columbus

Hyatt PlaCe Columbus/osu, 795 Yard St., 43212, 614-280-1234. The new Hyatt Place Columbus/ OSU. Located on the edge of downtown Columbus and OSU Campus. Oversize rooms, indoor pool. Free: hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi.

best Western suites-Columbus West,

sPringHill suites-Columbus oHio state university, 1421 Olentangy River

Country inn & suites Columbus West, 1155 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-853-1257. Six

1133 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-870-2378. Located at I-70 and Rome-Hilliard Road (Exit 91). Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast; beer and wine available; TV, microwave, refrigerator, indoor pool, sauna.

Rd., 43212, 614-297-9912. This new hotel offers a refreshing stay. An all-suite hotel with mini-fridges, microwaves and sofa beds in every suite. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

miles from downtown; minutes from shopping and dining. Free hot breakfast and Internet, indoor pool, fitness center.

university Plaza Hotel & ConferenCe Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-456-

is three miles; downtown is eight miles; close to COSI, golf. Indoor pool, spa, exercise facility; restaurant, business center, free Internet.

1155. One mile from OSU. Complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, lounge, fitness center. Pet-friendly.

varsity inn nortH, 3246 Olentangy River Rd,

Courtyard by marriott Columbus West, 2350 Westbelt Dr., 43228, 614-771-8999. Mall

fairfield inn & suites Columbus West, 5520 Maxwell Pl., 43228, 614-643-4300.

43202, 614-267-4646 x306. Located south of St. Rte. 315 and North Broadway. Free wireless high-speed Internet access. Close to OSU, Riverside OhioHealth and Wexner Medical Center.

HamPton inn West, 5625 Trabue Rd., 43228, 614-851-5599. Indoor pool, free Continental breakfast.

varsity inn soutH, 1445 Olentangy River Rd.,

614-853-6199. All suites, free hot buffet breakfast daily, complimentary social hour Mon.-Wed. featuring food, fun and libations. Indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center.

43212, 614-291-2983. Located at the corner of St. Rte. 315 and King Avenue. Outdoor pool; restaurants nearby. Free high-speed Internet access. Close to OSU.

 Hotels-south-Columbus Comfort inn obetz, 4870 Old Rathmell Ct., 43207, 614-492-9000. Indoor pool/spa, Continental breakfast, microwave/refrigerator; restaurants nearby.

 Hotels-south-grove City Comfort inn grove City, 4197 Marlane Dr., 43123, 614-539-3500. Indoor pool, fitness room, free breakfast, free in-room Wi-Fi, on-site business center, all rooms have micro fridge. drury inn & suites-Columbus soutH, 4109 Parkway Centre Dr., 43123,

614-221-7008. 180 rooms and suites, indoor/outdoor pool; free: hot breakfast, evening beverages, long distance, Wi-Fi.

Holiday inn exPress & suites-grove City, 3951 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-801-9000. Rooms

with whirlpool tubs, high-speed Internet access; restaurants nearby. Indoor pool, free hot breakfast, business center, updated fitness center.

la Quinta inn grove City, 3962 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-539-6200. Located in Grove City, a midscale suburban hotel six miles from Columbus. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool and free high-speed Internet access.

 Hotels-south-obetz Quality inn & suites Columbus soutH, 4850 Frusta Dr., 43207, 614-497-9600. Located off I-270 and Alum Creek Drive near Rickenbacker Airport. Great customer service; Indoor pool; restaurants nearby; free continental breakfast, airport shuttle and Internet access.

HaWtHorn suites by WyndHam Columbus-West, 5505 Keim Circle, 43228,

motel 6-Columbus West, 1309 St. James

Lutheran Ln., 43228, 614-870-2880. 104 rooms, outdoor pool and free SuperStart breakfast.

Quality inn & suites, 2340 Westbelt Dr., 43228, 614-771-8944. Gold award-winner; newer facility; free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, guest laundry, 24-hour fitness center, business center, in-room coffee, micro fridge. red roof inn-Hilliard/Columbus West, 5001 Renner Rd., 43228, 614-878-9245.

Located at I-70 and Hilliard-Rome Road (Exit 91). Free ESPN, CNN, HBO.

 resorts & Campgrounds alton rv Park, 6552 W. Broad St., 43119,

614-878-9127. Located three miles west of I-270 on U.S. Rte. 40 (Exit 7). Full hookups, close to Columbus attractions, Wi-Fi, open year-round.

big red’s lodges, 3773 Olentangy River Rd., 43214, 614-566-2447. Well-appointed lodges in a serene wooded location near the health and wellness facilities on OhioHealth’s McConnell Heart and Health Campus. buCkeye lake koa CamPground, 4460

Walnut Rd., P.O. Box 972, Buckeye Lake, 43008, 740-9280706. Award-winning. 205 campsites, 15 cabins, outdoor pool, miniature golf, gift shop, in-season entertainment.

deer Creek resort & ConferenCe Center, 22300 St. Park Rd. #20, Mt. Sterling, 43143,

740-869-2020. Located 30 minutes south of Columbus off I-71 (Exit 84). Modern lakeside resort; golf, hiking, marina. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant, lounge.

oglebay resort and ConferenCe Center, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003,


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CORPORATE PARTNERS Gold the Motorists insurance Group

471 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-225-8211.

Platinum Hollywood casino columbus

200 Georgesville Rd., 43228, 614-308-3333.

BalletMet columbus performs every summer at Bicentennial Park

Huntington national Bank

Huntington Center, HC0811, 41 S. High St., 43287, 614-480-5067.


One Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 614-249-0777.

scioto downs racino

6000 S. High St., P.O. Box 07823, 43207, 614-491-2515.

thrifty car rental

840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800.

Wolfe enterprises, inc.

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-460-3782.

silver At&t ohio

150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652.

Bob evans Farms corporate Headquarters 3776 S. High St., P.O. Box 07863, 43207, 614-491-2225.

Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Ste. 300, 43219, 614-383-1533.

Fifth third Bank

Fifth Third Center, 21 E. State St., Fifth Fl., 43215, 800-972-3030.

Grange insurance companies

671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828.

the Longaberger company

Associations and non Profits

dine originals columbus

One Market Square, 1500 E. Main St., Newark, 43055, 740-322-5588. ohioHealth, 180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-544-4455.

American Municipal Power-ohio, inc.

GAMA/Game Manufacturers Association

1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

1111 Schrock Rd., Ste. 100, 43229, 614-337-6222.

Big Fish networking

1101 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-451-9774.

240 N. Fifth St., Ste. 340, 43215, 614-255-4500.

674 Enterprise Dr., 43035, 614-216-9985.

Greater columbus convention center Merchant Association

23 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-645-5063.


capital crossroads special improvement district central ohio restaurant Association

400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9252. 2130 Stella Ct., 43215

, 614-487-1117.

ohio Hotel & Lodging Association

259 Garfield Ave., 43140, 877-274-2672.

columbus Board of realtors

692 N. High St., Ste. 212, 43215, 614-461-6462.

ohio Quarter Horse Association

2700 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-4000.

columbus chamber of commerce

time Warner cable

viP Aladdin shrine event & conference center 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609.

columbus distributing company

4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000.

chase Bank

100 E. Broad St., 10th Fl., 43215, 614-248-9566.

Moody nolan, inc.

150 S. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-221-1321.

101 Tawa Rd., P. O. Box 209, Richwood, 43344, 740943-2346.

1234 E. Broad St., 43205, 614-251-4000.

1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 301, 43220, 614-442-3535.

osu sales & Marketing consortium Group

851 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-397-8277.

Plante Moran

columbus Foundation

ohio restaurant Association

columbus international Program

small Business Beanstalk

57 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3, 43215, 614-221-0034.

columbus Metropolitan club

100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2200, 43215, 614-464-3220.

columbus young Professionals club (cyP cLuB)

1500 W. Third Ave., Ste. 322, 43212, 614-579-9390.

dames Bond, LLc

1188 N. High St., 43215, 614-209-3556.

stonewall columbus

1160 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-7764.


1275 Kinnear Rd., 43212, 614-340-1688.

(ecdi) economic and community development institute 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219.

300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664. 555 Borror Dr., Ste. 1030, 43201, 614-292-3231. 65 E. State St., Ste. 600, 43215, 614-849-3000.

Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP

41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700.

the Metropreneur

65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826.


3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 1-866-443-7831.

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US Bank

Columbus State Conference Center

2201 Fred taylor dr., 43210, 614-292-4444.

White Castle System, Inc.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4411 tamarack Blvd., 43229, 614-410-1135.

10 W. Broad St., 12th Fl., 43215, 614-232-8017. 555 W. Goodale St., 43215, 614-228-5781.


315 Cleveland ave., 43215, 614-287-5500. 4850 W. Powell Rd., P.o. Box 400, 43065, 614-645-3550.

The Conference Center at NorthPointe

9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, 43035, 614-880-4155.

Northland Performing Arts Center The Now Center

2407 Beech Rd., Johnstown, 43031, 740-964-1830.

Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

717 E. 17th ave., 43211, 614-644-4038.

Ohio Statehouse


The Conference Center at OCLC

Columbus State Community College,


The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports

Creekside Conference and Event Center

Ohio Union at The Ohio State University

550 E. Spring St., 43215, 614-287-2412.

Franklin University

201 S. Grant ave., 43215, 614-947-6173.

6600 Kilgour Place, 43017, 614-761-5077. 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-3113.

700 Creekside Plaza, 43230, 614-416-8188.


The Darby House

Advanced Reading Concepts

Dave & Buster’s

1826 Glenn ave., 43212, 614-486-2473.

Mary McLoughlin LLC

4678 Carrington Way, 43026, 614-850-9965.

NSA Ohio

218 Crowfield Circle, Lewisburg, WV 24901, 866-900-6446.

925 darby Creek dr., Galloway, 43119, 614-878-4527. 3665 Park Mill Run dr., 43026, 614-771-1515.


511 n. High St., 43215, 614-221-5602.

Drake Performance and Event Center 1849 Cannon dr., 43210, 614-292-8597.

Training-Artists and Craftsmen

Due Amici

Glass Axis, 1341-B norton ave., 43212, 614-291-4250.

Fawcett Event Center

FaCiLitiES Health Clubs Arena District Athletic Club

325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-461-7785.

67 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-224-9373. 2400 olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-8033.

Franklin County Veterans Memorial

300 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4341.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733.

Franklin University

201 S. Grant ave., 43215, 614-947-6544.

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant


145 Easton town Center, 43219, 614-471-5653.

Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority

1550 n. High St., 43201, 614-545-2250.

400 n. High St., Fourth Fl., 43215, 614-827-2800.

504 n. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900.

Bar Louie Easton

Easton town Center, 3970 Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440.

Big Room Events

1036 S. Front St., 43206, 614-449-9612.

Black Wing Shooting Center

3722 Marysville Rd., delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555.

The Bluestone

583 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-884-4646.

The Boat House at Confluence Park

679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000.

Callahan’s Irish Tavern

520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200.

Capital Club

Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., Seventh Fl., 43215, 614-228-0225.

The Clock Tower Banquet & Conference Center 4500 Eastland dr., 43232, 614-759-9371.

The Columbus Athenaeum

32 n. Fourth St., 43215, 614-222-6338.

Columbus Crew Stadium

one Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131.

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-0324.

181 S. oval dr., 43210, 614-292-2262.

Park Street Complex

525, 527 & 533 Park St., 43215, 614-477-7255.

Park Street Tavern

501 Park St., 43215, 614-221-4099.

Capital University’s Parkhurst Dining Services one College and Main, 43209, 614-236-6403.

Pinnacle Golf Club

1500 Pinnacle Club dr., 43123, 614-539-0049.

Quest Business Centers

8405 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-540-5540.

Santa Maria

1111 E. Broad St., 43205, office: 614-645-8760, Ship: 614-645-0351.

Schmidt’s Banquet und Meeting Haus

240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038.

Sequoia Pro Bowl

5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-571-2135.

Shadowbox Live

3816 april Ln., 43227, 614-395-2355.

1801 Gateway Circle, 43123, 614-539-0199.

Grove City Church of the Nazarene

Bar Louie

OSU Faculty Club

Grand Oaks Event and Business Center, LLC

Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center 175 W. nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074.

1739 n. High St., 43210, 614-292-9835.

503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625. Sidebar 122, 122 E. Main St., 43215, 614-228-9041.

Rental Arena Grand Movie Theatre

B106 RPaC, 337 W. 17th ave., 43210, 614-292-6481.

Gateway Film Center

Greater Columbus Convention Center

3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609.

one Capitol Square, 43215, 614-466-2125.

Signature Wines

Smith & Wollensky

400 n. High St., 43215, 614-827-2662.

Easton town Center, 4145 the Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400.

4770 Hoover Rd., 43123, 614-875-2551.

300 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 206, 43215, 614-224-7727.

Hollywood Casino Columbus

200 Georgesville Rd., 43228, 614-308-4690.

Huntington Park-Home of the Columbus Clippers 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250.

The Ivory Room

2 Miranova Pl., 6th Fl., 43215, 614-221-2347.

Jefferson Country Club

7271 Jefferson Meadows dr., 43004, 614-759-7500.

The King Arts Complex

867 Mt. Vernon ave., 43203, 614-645-5464.

L.A. Catering

1699 W. Mound St., 43223, 614-358-5252.

THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 405 neil ave., 43215, 614-461-5483.

Lindey’s German Village

169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-228-4343.

Longaberger Alumni House

2200 olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-3067.

Longaberger Golf Club


TAT Ristorante di Famiglia

1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392.

The Tavern on Front

343 n. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453.

Venue & Loft at dock580

580 n. Fourth St., 43215, 614-464-0700.

Via Vecchia Winery

485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455.

Westerville Conference Center

98 Commerce Park dr., 43082, 614-623-5175.

The Wine Bistro Worthington

8231 n. High St., 43235, 614-436-4000.

The Worthington Inn

649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600.

Winding Hollow

6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614-855-8600.


333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-292-4360.


one Long dr., nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100.

Magic Mountain Fun Center/East

5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600.

Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris


Makoy Center Inc.

614 Magazine

5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. 5462 Center St., 43026, 614-777-1211.

Monaco’s Catering

458 E. Main St., 43215, 614-488-4400. Alive! 34 S. third St., 43215, 614-221-2449.

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at OSU

467 Waterbury Court, 43230, 614-231-8381.

4555 Cleveland ave., 43231, 614-475-4817.

Apartment Finder Magazine

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Capital Style

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-8700.

Office Equipment and Supplies

Bartha * Events Production Staging

Columbus Bride

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-888-4567.

Capitol Office Supply

Hughie’s Event Production Services

Business First

777-L Dearborn Park Ln., 43085, 614-846-7303.

IKON Office Solutions

303 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-4040.

Columbus C.E.O.

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-888-4567. Columbus Custom Publishing, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-888-4567.

Columbus Monthly

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-888-4567.

Columbus Parent

400 Metro Pl., 43017, 614-789-4555.

Lake Business Products

781 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-847-7500.

Lawrence Binding Systems

2531 Tiller Ln., 43231, 614-818-3450.

SOH Productions

136 Mill St., Ste. 230, 43230, 614-523-3535.

600 N. Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-252-7455. 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-436-5273.

Live! Technologies

3854 Fisher Rd., 43228, 614-278-7777.

Markey’s Audio-Visual

400 N. High St., Ste. 134, 43215, 614-221-7920.

pagetech limited

P.O. Box 9870, 43209, 614-255-1480.

Presentation Services

350 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8444.

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-8878.

Office Furniture

Prestige AV & Creative Services


34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-8700.

T.W. Ruff, A Loth Company

Summit Pro Works

The Dispatch Printing Co.

855 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614-487-4000.

Promotional Items

Technology Express

Advertise America, Inc.

5877 Torrey Pines Ave., 43082, 614-882-6608.


6969 Worthington Galena Rd., 43085, 614-848-6677.

1423 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-5611.

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-5000.

Live Local! Columbus

815 N. High St., Basement Ste. Q, 43215, 614-268-8525.

Ohio Magazine, Inc.

4242 Tuller Rd., Ste. A, 43017, 614-461-7645.

820 Midpoint Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366, 636-978-1005.

Brainstorm Media, Inc.

American Whistle Corporation

Mills James Productions

6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918.

Suburban News Publications

50 S. Liberty St., Ste. 250, 43065, 614-635-8865.

ThisWeek Community News

175 S. Sandusky St., Ste. 241, Delaware, 43015, 614-448-7035.

7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, 43035, 740-888-6002.

18 Huffman Ave., Dayton, 45402, 937-557-1621.

American Impressions

outlook: Columbus/Outlook Media

815 N. High St., Basement Ste. ii, 43215, 614-2688525.

4835 Para Dr., Cincinnati, 45237, 800-294-3179.

Artina Promotional Products Convention Products, LLC

3545 Fishinger Blvd., 43026, 614-777-9933.

Summit Pro Works

18 Huffman Ave., Dayton, 45402, 937-557-1621.

Vital Film Works/Your Story Everywhere 1305 Holly Ave., 43212, 614-294-1306.



Top Shelf Mixologist


Graphic Awards

960 King Ave., 43212, 614-424-9000.

Body Art

97.1 The Fan-Sports Radio

idegy, inc.

3990 Business Park Dr., 43204, 614-545-5000.

Funhouse Faces

2430 E. Powell Rd., 43035, 614-433-9343.

790 E. Johnstown Rd., 614-416-6534.


P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-755-9588.

4654 Groves Rd., 43232, 614-863-9281.

7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, 43035, 740-8886002.

605 S. Front St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-460-3850.

RadiOhio, Inc./WBNS

605 S. Front St., 43215, 614-460-3850.

4922 Morse Rd., 43230, 614-933-9194.

P.O. Box 286, 43068, 614-607-2717.


MJW Graphics

A Catered Event, Inc.

ABC 6-FOX 28-My TV Columbus

Outreach Promotional Solutions

The Acme Hot Dog & Sausage Company

1261 Dublin Rd., 43215, 614-481-6666.


770 Twin Rivers Dr., 43215, 614-460-3700.


3165 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-263-4444.


7681 Whitewood Ct., 43235, 614-484-1997.

Shaw Print & Promotion, Inc.

835 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614-224-5844.

Team Promotions

25537 Bryden Rd., 44122, 216-364-2470.

Vincent Branding LLC

951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356.

4989 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-891-2263.


400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2700.

Berwick Manor Banquet Facility

3250 Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100.

The Boat House at Confluence Park

679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000.


Cameron Mitchell Catering

Flowers and Balloons

Columbus Distributing Company

Catering by Cox/CC Event Productions


Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

33 S. James Rd., 43213, 614-404-5469.

DeSantis Florists, Inc.

865 DeSantis Ct., 43214, 614-451-4414.

Edible Arrangements

1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000. 1241 Gibbard Ave., 43219, 614-253-8771.

Superior Beverage Group

871 Michigan Ave., 43215, 614-294-3555.

Wasserstrom Company

477 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-6525.

Gift Baskets


Edible Arrangements

American Electric Power

1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

Manufacturers Clark Grave Vault Company/CTL Steel 375 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-294-3761.

One Riverside Plaza, 43215, 614-716-1677.


Mobile Phones

Audio Visual Services


Audio Visual Solutions (ITA)

Convention Communications Inc.

AV Staging Group, Inc.

653-D McCorkle Blvd., 43081, 614-818-2594. 1144 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-488-7300.

3033 E. 14th Ave., 43219, 614-258-2900. 852 Freeway Dr. N., 43229, 614-848-8525.

7619 Huntington Park Dr., 43235, 614-848-4700. 717 E. 17th Ave, 43211, 614-297-7539.

Chile Verde Café

4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614-442-6630.

Creative Cuisine Catering

839 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-436-4949.

Dave’s Dogs & More

4873 Dierker Rd., 43220, 614-273-0916.

Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery

445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-425-2586. dock580, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-464-9999.

Donatos Pizza Corporation

935 Taylor Station Rd., 43230, 614-340-3333.

Dutch Kitchen

8690 u.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-513-7365.

(ECDI) Economic and Community Development Institute 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219.

Edible Arrangements

1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

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Freshbox Catering, LLC

Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra 769 E. Long St., 43203, 614-294-5200.


Katalina’s Cafe Corner

Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist

2787 Serene Pl., 43231, 614-898-0900.

Patrol Services International

Super Star Productions

355 E. Campus View Blvd., Ste. 100, 43235, 614-265-7777.

U.S. Protection Service

125 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-859-416. 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233.

Katzinger’s Delicatessen

475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354.

Kingsdale Market District

5020 Reed Rd., 43220, 614-457-6211.

Team DJ

5785 Emporium Square, 43231, 614-794-4950.

4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.


1699 W. Mound St., 43223, 614-358-5252.

Equipment Rental

1159 Dublin Rd., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-5149.

369 Stoneridge Dr., 43230, 614-414-0012.

8875 Whitney Dr., 43035, 614-431-3000.

3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0783.

L.A. Catering

Laura’s Catering Lexi’s on Third

Event Source

O’Neil Tent Company, Inc.

100 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-229-5394.

895 Walnut St., P.O. Box 88, 43110, 614-837-6352.

8134 E. Broad St., 43068, 614-655-4500.

Exhibit Design and Production

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant Made From Scratch, Inc.

7500 Montgomery Dr., 43064, 614-873-3344. Milo’s Catering & Banquet Services, 980 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-224-0272.

Monaco’s Catering

4555 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-475-4817.

OSU University Catering

47 Curl Dr., 43210, 614-688-3562.


Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio, LLC

2801 Charter St., 43228, 614-684-2050.

Plante Moran

65 E. State St., Ste. 600, 43215, 614-849-3000.

Exhibit Logistics

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Typhoon Logistics, Inc.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Sidecar Global Catering

Exhibitor Services

The Spaghetti Warehouse

SmartCity Networks

397 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-464-0143.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.

767 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-280-1044.

Exposition Management

277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-222-3008.

746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541.

Spinelli’s Deli

1159 Dublin Rd., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-5149.

111 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-6521.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Ste. 129, 43215, 614-223-9558.

263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-425-4986.


ARC- Columbus

Eagle Exhibit Services, Inc.

Sandman Gourmet Catering

440 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-839-7263.

ARC Columbus

41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700.

Ad-Rack, Inc.,

12700 Towne Park Way, Ste. 201, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-253-5454. Browning Design, 1335 Wilber Ave., 43215, 614-421-7037.

Cement Marketing

Sunny Street Cafe

Offinger Management Co.

TAT Ristorante di Famiglia

1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392.

Exposition Services-Contractors

1278 W. First Ave., 43212, 614-940-4895.


945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289.

ACT, Inc.

4185 Janitrol Rd., 43228, 614-351-7100.

Decorators and Theme Parties

Excel Decorators, Inc.

4635 Crackersport Rd., Allentown, PA 18104, 610-395-8002.

Posh Event Services, Inc.

3910 Groves Rd. Ste. A, 43232, 614-522-0056.

Fern Exposition and Event Services

770 Harrison Dr., 43204, 614-276-9781.

3738 Paragon Dr., 43228, 740-362-0004.

Destination Management

1500 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-253-1500.

National Expo, Inc.

Destination Management & Marketing

853 S. Columbia Rd., Ste. 151, Plainfield, IN 46168, 317-839-7355.

Destinations by Design

3738 Paragon Dr., 43228, 740-362-0004.

6329 Linworth Rd., 43085, 614-785-0605.

5984 MacEwen Ct., 43017, 614-798-9857.

Entertainment-Agencies Class Acts Entertainment

245 Mt. Vernon Ave., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-358-1888.

Posh Event Services, Inc.

First Class Conferences

Garrison & Associates, Inc.



The Comedy Magic of David McCreary,

IM Creative

1215 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 220, 43240, 614-985-1682. 1020 Dennison Ave., Ste. 304, 43201, 614-360-3736.


M3S Sports

The Alliance Chorus of Central Ohio

Offinger Management Co.

5038 Bridgeport Rd., 43220, 614-457-8036.


375 N. Front St., Ste. 400, 43215, 614-573-1010. 4030 Easton Station, Ste. 300, 43219, 614-846-7777.

431 W. Third Ave., 43201, 614-725-5345.

4920 Reed Rd., Ste. B, 43220, 614-273-1400.

Entertainment Resource Group

5439 Red Bank Rd., Galena, 43021, 614-203-4361.

Event In Site, LLC

4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.

794 Crofton Circle, 43068, 614-323-7106.

Daruma Marketing and Communications LTD.

4016 Townsfair Way, Ste. 209, 43219, 614-416-7100.

P.O. Box 20752, 43220, 614-799-2355.

Dwight Lenox Music

353 Preswicke Mill, Blacklick, 43004, 614-604-9400.

Conference Group, Inc.

P.O. Box 1367, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465, 843-4712357.

2660 Camden Rd., 43221. Inc.

Hinson Ltd. Public Relations

34 N. High St., 43054, 614-895-1355.

118 Graceland Blvd #189, 43214, 614-547-2160.

493 Wynridge Dr., 43062, 614-537-1971.

Clear Channel Outdoor

Bannister & Associates, Inc.

All In Casino Events

Team DJ

Clear Channel Airports

Fahlgren Mortine

1580 Fishinger Rd., 43221, 614-488-2030.

Black Diamond Casino Events, LLC

Chandler Interactive

Planners-Meetings and Events

Entertainment-Casinos/Parties 2552 Home Acre Dr., 43231, 614-937-5005.

2489 Summit St., Apt. A, 43205, 614-754-8228.

5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541.

The Ohio State University, Office of Continuing Education’s Conference Management

225 Mount Hall, 1050 Carmack Rd., 43210, 614-2928860.


National Cinemedia 614-326-1226.


956 Highland St., 43201.

Paul Werth Associates

10 N. High St, Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-8114.

Promotions One Inc.

929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-8596.

Ryan Partnership

440 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 350, 43082, 614-436-6558.

Street Hop Advertising

P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085.

Weirick Communications, Inc.

7792 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. F-1, 43235, 614-848-8380.

Architecture Moody Nolan, Inc.

300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664.

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CME Federal Credit Union

150 W. Mound St., 43206, 614-222-3355.

Fifth Third Bank-Downtown

Stepping Up and Out-Wellness Adventures for Women/Urban Adventures for All

Larry Hamill Photography

TWC Pharmacy and Wellness Centers LLC

12963 Center Village Rd, 43021, 614-460-9851.

1080 Noe Bixby Rd., 43213, 614-325-6178.

Lotz Studios

Ohio Stock Photography

21 E. State St., 43215, 614-744-7553.

3433 Agler Rd., Ste. 1500, 43219, 614-414-0249.

1960 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2017.

Human Resource Benefits

Picture America Photography

Huntington National Bank

3931 Morse Rd. Crossing, 43219, 614-480-0100.

Nationwide Better Health

Randall Lee Schieber Photography

Huntington National Bank

One Nationwide Plaza, 43215, 614-249-5755.

17 S. High St., 43215, 614-480-4293.

Information Technology


Huntington National Bank

662 N. High St., 43215, 614-480-0095.



Huntington National Bank

5555 Wall St., 43017, 888-364-6527.

BCS Engineering

Capitol Citicom

Fifth Third-OSU

1555 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-480-0020.

Huntington National Bank

150 W. Sycamore St., 43215, 614-480-0068.

Huntington National Bank

South Campus Gateway, 1582 N. High St., 43201, 614-583-8277.

25 Grosvenor St., Athens, 45701, 740-331-4481.

Information Control Corporation

2500 Corporate Exchange Dr., Ste. 310, 43231, 614-523-3070.

P.O. Box 692, 43216, 614-261-0514. 120 Northwoods Blvd., 43235, 614-228-3686. 2854 Sherwood Rd., 43209, 614-236-4689.

1159 Dublin Rd., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-5149. 2225 Citygate Dr., Ste. A, 43219, 614-472-2679. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-755-9588.

Outreach Promotional Solutions


7681 Whitewood Ct., 43235, 614-484-1997.

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Grange Insurance Companies

1020-D Taylor Station Rd., 43230, 614-861-5600.

JPMorgan Chase Bank NA

Liberty Mutual Insurance

1121 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-217-6284. 100 E. Broad St., 10th Fl., 43215, 614-248-9566.

KEMBA Financial Credit Union

555 Officenter Pl., 43230, 614-729-1412.

US Bank

10 W. Broad St., 12th Fl., 43215, 614-232-8017.

Building/Construction Continental Building Systems

150 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-883-1084.

671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. 638 N. State St., 43082, 614-794-1206.

The Motorists Insurance Group

471 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-225-8211.


One Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 614-249-0777.


Speedpro Imaging

Vincent Branding LLC

951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356.

Watkins Printing Company

1401 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-8270.

West-Camp Press, Inc.

39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378.

Xpress Publishing & Printing

108 Sawyer Pkwy., Mansfield, 44903, 419-545-3528.

Real Estate-Agents

The Metropreneur

6241 Riverside Dr., 43017, 614-451-3211.

Child Care

65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826.

Integra Realty Resources Columbus

Mobile Mommies LLC (event childcare)

65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826.

New Albany Realty

P.O. Box 304, Blacklick, 43004, 937-520-5758.

Ozone Communications

220 Market St., Ste. D, 43054, 614-939-8901.

Regina Acosta Tobin, ABR, Realtor RE/MAX Metro Plus,

Commercial Cleaning

1380 King Ave., 43212, 614-732-6211.

Scioto Services

1302 W. Mound St., 43223, 614-228-7553.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.



The Data House (One Point of Contact)

Employment and Staffing

Prudential Financial

The UPS Store,

Legal Services



Crabbe, Brown & James LLP

AArrow Advertising

Schoedinger Funeral Service

Ice Miller LLP, Legal Counsel

American Colorscans

303 Green Meadows Dr. S., 43081, 614-846-2566.

DeCapua Enterprises DBA Dawson Resources 3650 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. 450, 43214, 614-255-1400.

229 E. State St., 43215, 614-224-6105.

SmartCity Networks

300 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 300, 43085, 614-3182200. 4349 Easton Way, Ste. 100, 43219, 614-383-3749.

500 S. Front St., Ste. 1200, 43215, 614-228-5511. 250 W. St., 43215, 614-462-2700.

Health Care

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

9961 Brewster Lane, 43065, 614-932-7200.

Merion Village Dental

41 S. High St., Ste. 1300, 43215, 614-365-2700. P.O.Box 1008, 43216, 614-464-6400.

502 S. Third St., 43215, 614-507-7785.

Real Estate-Developers Capitol Square Limited

34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-7600.

Shipping 605 N. High St, 43215, 614-458-1126.

3103 W. Broad St., 43204, 614-777-9261. 5178 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-895-0233.

Aurora Exhibit Solutions, Inc.

929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 223, 43081, 614-523-3699.

Columbus Sign Company

1515 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-252-3133.

1250 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-4400.

Lending Institutions

Sign-A-Rama of Gahanna

180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-544-4455.

Union Savings Bank

3550 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235, 614-339-1202.

Street Hop Advertising


OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare 24 Hidden Ravines Dr., 43065, 740-549-2700.

OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare 6955 Hospital Dr., 43016, 614-923-0300. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare 2030 Stringtown Rd., 43123, 614-833-0160. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with Nextcare 5610 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-476-1112.

158 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-337-6000. P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085.

Moving and Storage

West-Camp Press, Inc.

Planes Moving & Storage

2000 Dividend Dr., 43228, 614-777-9090.



Anderson Concrete Corp.

Dallager Photography

P.O. Box 398, 43216, 614-443-0123.

Illuminating Technologies

4343 Big Sky Ct., 43230, 614-402-3806.

h foster’s Digital Photography

2894 Dover Rd., 43209, 614-747-1235.


77 E. Deshler Ave., 43206, 614-444-2798.

Photos Courtesy City of Worthington


39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378.

P.O. Box 6357, 43206, 614-582-4531.

Ohio Label Inc.

5005 Transamerica Dr., 43228, 614-777-0180.

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Photos Courtesy City of Worthington


Events in downtown Worthington

Strolling and shopping

A SpeciAl AdvertiSing Section

The historic Worthington Inn

Experience New England by Visiting Worthington in the Spring When the first days of spring appear and you can’t wait to get outside for the day, Worthington is the place to go. You will see tables and chairs on the sidewalks in front of cafes, pubs and coffee houses. Yes, the outdoor dining season is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss it. As you walk along the streets of Worthington visiting the shops and restaurants, you will undoubtedly notice the trees blooming on the Village Green. It is the perfect setting. Don’t forget to visit our Winter Farmers Market every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shops at Worthington Place until the end of April. We kick off our Summer Farmers Market season on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. until noon along the streets of Worthington. Plantfest is May 11 and includes plant vendors, display flowers, herbs and landscape shrubbery by popular nurseries and our farmers market vendors. Our Summer Farmers Market is every Saturday morning in Worthington from May 4 through October 26. When it comes to shopping, Worthington offers the best of the old and the new. Downtown Worthington’s streets are lined with a variety of shops offering clothes, home décor and jewelry. The Shops at Worthington Place is located at St. Rte. 23 (North High Street) and I-270 and is the most pleasant of mall experiences. It offers stores you know and love, as well as specialty stores and restaurants.

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Sculptures on the Green

While strolling along the streets of downtown Worthington, enjoy unique shopping at stores such as Fritzy Jacobs, Denig Jewelers and Worthington Jewelers. If you are looking for that perfect wedding dress, visit La Jeune Mariee. A unique area of shops and restaurants is now open at the corner of High Street and New England Avenue in downtown Worthington, including House Wine, The Candle Lab and Rivage Atlantique. Downtown Worthington offers a variety of restaurants such as P.K. O’Ryan’s for a sandwich and a brew; La Chatelaine, a French bakery and cafe, and The Old Bag of Nails Pub,

known for its fish and chips. If you have a special event to celebrate, The Restaurant at The Worthington Inn offers that special setting with American cuisine and has been recognized as one of Columbus’ top dining establishments. The Worthington area has a variety of attractions and entertainment for visitors of all ages and interests. The McConnell Arts Center is a contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts. The Worthington Historical Society features the Old Rectory, with its exquisite Doll Museum and gift and antique shop, as well as special exhibits. Built in 1811, the Orange Johnson House still stands on its original location. At the home, visitors can view furnishings from the 19th century. The Ohio Railway Museum showcases railway cars used throughout the rail transportation years. Overnight visitors will find the Worthington area offers more than 20 different lodging options and several firstclass meeting and convention hotels. The easy accessibility of the area, combined with these excellent facilities, makes Worthington the perfect choice for an event. Worthington is located just nine miles north of downtown Columbus and is accessible from interstates 71 and 270, St. Rte. 315 and U.S. Rte. 23. For additional information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington at 800-871-3070 or visit

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Rickenbacker International Airport

Coach Quarters

AT&T Ohio,

c/o columbus Regional Airport Auth., 4600 international Gateway, 43219, 614-491-1401.

Time Warner Cable


Columbus Transportation & Tours

The Parking Spot

Creative Coach Company/The Fun Bus

Telecommunications 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652.

1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Translation & Interpreting TransPerfect Translations, Inc.,

1399 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-6413.


2720 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235, 614-738-8889. 2999 Switzer Ave., 43219, 614-372-0355. 2141 commerce St., Lancaster, 43130, 740-653-4600.

First Student

35 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-824-6085. 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652.

Central Ohio Transit Authority



3152 E. 17th Ave., 43219, 614-476-1113.

Sam & Ick’s, 6201 Lowridge Dr., 43110, 614-288-7927.

Dollar Rent a Car

1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844.


33 N. High St., 43222, 614-275-5800.

4600 international Gateway, 43219, 614-237-5800.

1799 Frebis Ave., 43206, 614-445-6560.

Lakefront Lines, Inc.

Meeting Motion LLC

Urban Express Transportation, Inc.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1640 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-253-7000.

Thrifty Car Rental


Plant Maintenance

Coaches and Shuttles

The Plant People, Inc.

America Interstate Tours

1251 Alum creek Dr., 43209, 614-228-5466.

12968 carson Rd., 43146, 614-877-2484.


3720 Lacon Rd., 43026, 614-921-2411. 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800.

891 High St., 43085, 614-888-6687.

Bolton Field Airport

c/o columbus Regional Airport Auth., 4600 international Gateway, 43219, 614-851-9900.

Port Columbus International Airport

4600 international Gateway, 43219, 614-239-4000.

Arch Express Transportation

Anderson Travel Service

1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-252-2277.

Arch Express Transportation and Tours

2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500.

1683 Linwood Ave., 43207, 614-444-4233. 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-252-2277.

Buckeye Charters, LTD


American Limousine Service

8240 Expansion Way, Huber Heights, 45424, 937-432-5225.

Cardinal Transportation Ltd.

Cardinal Transportation Ltd.

Taxis Columbus Yellow Cab

1989 camaro Ave, 43207, 614-444-4444.

2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500.

Tour Operators

p.O. Box 248, 43073, 614-299-6101.

1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844.

Cavalier Tours

Meeting Motion L.L.C.

neighborhood merchants Stroll thru Historical German Village for hand-crafted gifts. Doll Show April 14th 1 – 4pm Reservations Required Made by Central Ohio Senior Citizens

The Golden Hobby Shop 630 S. 3rd Street Columbus, Ohio 43206 614-645-8329 Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm Handmade Clothes & Accessories for American Girl Dolls available all year





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Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in spring 2013. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.