Nightlife in Columbus

VIP Package for Jackie Kashian Comedy Show at Woodlands Tavern on Saturday, August 9, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Jackie Kashian

Woodlands Tavern

$54.50 $28


Star of the long-running podcast The Dork Forest shows droll wit and wry observations in her whipsmart standup act

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Columbus, Arena Grand

$10.25 $5


A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Fresh Beat Band at Palace Theatre Columbus on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Fresh Beat Band

Palace Theatre Columbus

$36.60 $21


Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for an autumn concert

Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

Comedy Show for Four at Columbus Funny Bone (Up to 71% Off)

Columbus Funny Bone

Columbus Funny Bone

$68 $20


An ever-rotating cast of nationally touring funny folk takes the stage; upcoming weeks include Jake Iannarino and Ralph Harris

Life In Color at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Friday, September 26, at 6 p.m. (Up to 32% Off)

Life In Color

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

$57 $39


Dubstep DJ Borgore and Cash Cash, the trio behind singles "Take Me Home" and "Here and Now," set the soundtrack to paint-filled dance party

Pub Food at Trabue Tavern (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Trabue Tavern


$15 $7

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as wings and Philly subs, while patrons watch the big game on seven high-definition televisions

Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema


$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Appetizers at Columbus Unscripted (Up to 50% Off)

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

$20 $11


Columbus' improv community shines at training center where experienced comics and character actors tread the boards

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company


$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

"Murder Ballad": A New Musical at Short North Stage on August 7–16 (Up to 52% Off)


Short North Stage

$33 $16


A sordid love triangle turns murderous in this pop-rock musical thriller that puts audiences inside the action

Select Local Merchants

At Ugly Tuna Saloona, college students and locals alike gather for live music, fresh seafood and pub fare, and an extensive menu of frosty beers and fruity cocktails. Acoustic troubadors and live DJs serenade crowds on the expansive dance floor, while plates of fish n' chips, burgers, and spicy hot wings quell hunger pangs. Potent tropical cocktails and margaritas delight guests with fun presentation?served in containers such as a 64-ounce fishbowl replete with fake sharks and microcosmic hurricanes.

1546 N High St

Recently under new management, Garage Bar and Grille now serves up a revamped menu of pub cuisine, such as sauce-slathered wings, topping-heavy pizzas, and a Garage burger: a two-patty cheeseburger topped with onion rings, ham, and barbecue sauce. The pub schedules karaoke every Thursday and hosts live country bands and bikini bull-riding competitions on Coyote Ugly Country Night every Friday. Patrons can compete against each other by playing pool, racking up high scores on arcade games, or seeing who’s able to lift an arcade game straight over their head.

147 Vine St

We are a full service restaurant/bar with a beautiful patio with an amazing atmosphere. Nightly entertainment check www.vonnjazz for schedule. We were voted last year "Best new upscale restaurant Columbus as well as "Best place to see live Jazz Columbus" and again this year "Best place to see live jazz Columbus"

245 E Campus View Blvd

Lindey's: A User's Guide

American Bistro Fare | Critically Acclaimed Patio | Gluten-Free Menu | Weekend Brunch

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: ahi tuna tartare with crème fraîche and gaufrette potatoes
  • Entree: New Zealand rack of lamb in red-wine reduction with pistachio-mint gremolata and buttermilk-chive mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: croissant bread pudding with caramelized apples, anglaise, salted caramel, toasted almonds, and whipped cream

    Where to Sit: Though it fills up quickly, try snagging a spot on the patio, which Columbus Alive described as "a casually elegant and breezily fabulous food- and drink-fueled playground" and Columbus magazine simply called "breathtaking."

    When to Go: Lindey's really gets hopping during its weekend brunch—held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, regulars clamor for indulgent, yet affordable dishes, such as french toast stuffed with banana and cream cheese and crab cakes with eggs.

    While You're Waiting

    • Carefully examine the restaurant's stunning copper bar. Try to replicate it to scale with all those pennies in your pocket.
    • Gaze at the bustling streets of the German Village neighborhood. Get up and dance the muehlradl every time you spot a dirndl.

      Inside Tips

      • Gluten-intolerant guests can rest easy—Lindey's has their back. The restaurant offers separate gluten-free menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner.
      • Despite its white-tablecloth decor, Lindey's is a family-friendly establishment. Ask for the kids' menu with small, child-approved dishes.

        While You're in the Neighborhood
        Before: Explore 32 rooms filled with bargain-priced books at The Book Loft of German Village (631 South Third Street), which is located in a pre–Civil War era building.

        After: Settle in for a pint at The Old Mohawk (819 Mohawk Street), a historic pub that's been in the neighborhood since 1933.

169 E Beck St

Deep-fried sweet potato, jalape?o aioli, honey-infused wasabi. These aren?t ingredients found on the traditional sushi menu, but the chefs at Red Bar & Sushi somehow incorporate them into their lengthy repertoire of specialty rolls. The team puts their imagination to good use, designing innovative maki such as the UFC roll?crab, eel, jalape?o, and cucumber rolled together and deep-fried in a tempura batter?or the simple, but sophisticated, Samba roll made from tuna, cilantro, and avocado. Red Bar?s chefs offer the classics as well, including fresh servings of salmon, yellowtail, and octopus sashimi, and what they call ?standard? sushi rolls, like the california roll crammed with crab and avocado or the philadelphia roll made with cream cheese.

717 N High St

Nestled in the heart of Columbus' Short North Arts District, The Rossi Bar + Kitchen offers an eclectic menu whose creative offerings include Smoked Ohio Pork Belly, pastrami-cured New York strip steak, and Cocoa Braised Short Ribs, as well as the Rossi Burger and Authentic New York-style pizza boasting fresh mozzarella cheese and hand rolled dough. Luckily, there's ample time to try different things: the kitchen serves food until 1 a.m. At the bar, patrons share conversation and libations including craft beers, creative cocktails, and an extensive wine list served until 2:30 a.m. Reminiscent of a big city bistro, The Rossi Bar + Kitchen is complete with a vintage 1940's era bar, discovered in Brooklyn, refurbished and brought back to life in the Short North.

895 N High St