Nightlife in Lancaster

Up to 29% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Jackie Kashian

Woodlands Tavern

$17 $12

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

Shadowbox Live – Up to 73% Off Meal or Show

Shadowbox Live

Brewery District

$20 $11

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Bistro dining, or admission to a live rockumentary paying tribute to The Beatles or an original musical sketch show

45% Off American Cuisine at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Airport

$40 $22

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Classic American dishes such as prime rib, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and Atlantic salmon

Up to 50% Off a Movie with Popcorn and Sodas

Gateway Film Center

University District

$30 $15

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Elegant cinema with stadium seating screens diverse spread of films, from eclectic arthouse picks to classics to Hollywood blockbusters

Up to 53% Off at Trabue Tavern

Trabue Tavern

Columbus

$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

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

Sistah Sinema

Columbus

$10 $5

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

Up to 50% Off Wine-Flight Education Experience

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

Columbus Unscripted – Up to 50% Off Improv

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

$20 $11

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Dublin

$60 $29

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

45% Off at Grandview Theatre

Grandview Theatre

Grandview Heights

$22 $12

At 88-year-old theater, movie goers enjoy selections from local eateries, such as Cowtown Pizza and Patisserie Lallier, while watching films

Up to 45% Off Garth Brooks Tribute Band

John Todd & Shameless

Holy Cow Bar n Grill Marion

$22 $12

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Tribute act pays homage to the country icon with replications of hits such as "Shameless," "Friends in Low Places," and "Thunder Rolls"

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Dayton Funny Bone

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Nationally touring standups take the stage at the Dayton outpost of the celebrated comedy club chain

43% Off Sports-Bar Food

Sidelines Grill

Dayton

$7 $4

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 46% Off "Play It by Heart" Musical

"Play It by Heart"

The Loft Theatre

$46 $25

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Musical from Tony Award-winning writer explores themes of heartache and familial love against the backdrop of the country music industry

Select Local Merchants

Enormous projection screens and flat-panel TVs show sports night and day at Club 33. In between their own color commentary, patrons dig into hearty bar food—bacon topped burgers, sandwiches with gooey cheese, and golden-baked pizzas. On Friday and Saturday nights, a DJ takes the stage, as patrons shimmy out on the dance floor. The bar also accepts new teams into its pool league.

9645 Basil Western Rd NW
Canal Winchester,
OH
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Despite its inland locale, Pappy's Grill on 79 models itself after a seaside paradise in the Florida Keys. The dining room's walls open wide to let in evening breezes, which intermingle with the aromas of seafood and bar classics. In the kitchen, he hand-breads shrimp, beer-batters frog legs, and tops thick-cut bologna sandwiches with a sauce forged from a secret recipe known only to the spies hidden behind his grill. His bartending staff whip up island-style cocktails and fill 120-ounce towers with beer, which patrons can imbibe while keeping abreast of the latest Buckeye games or sporting events.

1122 Hebron Rd
Heath,
OH
US

Park Lanes Bowling Center entertains visitors seven days a week with 32 tenpin bowling lanes and eight regulation billiard tables. Its Brunswick lanes feature automatic scoring, freeing bowlers from the bonds of score sheets and the difficulty of adding up Roman numerals. League opportunities are available for adults, and children's summer bowling camps are available for future adults. On Friday and Saturday evenings, lanes radiate under glow lights for lunar-bowling sessions and the snack bar serves up hamburgers, nachos, pizzas, and ice cream to fuel frames.

701 Hopewell Dr
Heath,
OH
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Gatsby’s offers its patrons plenty of entertainment, from the cheers that erupt from boisterous sand-volleyball games on two courts to the resonating vocals of live bands. Guests can watch live performances from their seats as servers cart around trays filled with ranch-chicken pizzas and jumbo wings deep-fried in housemade Jim Beam barbecue sauce. Other finger-friendly foods include a half-pound Gatsby’s burger piled with sautéed mushrooms, onions, swiss cheese, and bacon, as well as a deep-fried and breaded pork tenderloin stuffed inside a Kaiser roll. Outside, a fleet of picnic tables provides ample seating, and a nearby sand court proffers games of volleyball to tiebreak sandcastle build-offs. Gatsby's offers two outdoor patios, and hosts a Bike Night on Saturdays.

151 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna,
OH
US

The 35-foot electric-guitar art piece suspended on the dining-room ceiling at FM Food and Music All-American Bar & Grill reflects the restaurant's musical theme. Live bands, dueling piano acts, and karaoke fill the restaurant with music several nights a week while diners dig into burgers and entrees of bacon-wrapped meatloaf named after chart-topping tunes.

154 N Hamilton Rd.
Gahanna,
Ohio
US

When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother’s string of successful Thai restaurants—beginning with Thai Village in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood—that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother’s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.

The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.

1124 N High St
Columbus,
OH
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