Columbus' Short North District is a hotbed of cultural activity, speckled with art galleries and performance venues. No exception to this, Philco Bar + Diner's fresh and modern take on classic diner food is complemented by a contemporary decor including warm colors, large comfortable booths, and stainless steel accents. Conceived by the same restauranteurs behind Rossi Bar + Kitchen, locally-sourced ingredients are used to create unique menu items such as coney dogs, BBQ duck wings, and all-day breakfast items such as steak and eggs with a bloody mary aioli. The menu also features some unexpected dessert items, namely hush puppies drizzled in maple syrup and powdered sugar. All of these pair nicely with a glass of craft beer on tap, or a selection from Philco's curated wine list.
Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille unites disparate American staples including burgers, philly cheese steaks, and live music. While bands such as Splendid Chaos and LoveSick Radio kick out the jams, guests can drink domestic draft beer and chew the scenery or the grilled corned beef in Mr. Ed's classic reuben. The original location has been perfecting this blend of food for the mouth and food for the ears since 1997.
Visitors to The Point Bar & Grill inside Star Lanes Polaris can take comfort in familiar offerings to that of a neighborhood pub, though they aren't limited to that. Sure, the chefs specialize in sliders, gourmet pizzas, and savory tacos filled with the likes of baja fish and short ribs. And the bartenders keep their customers' pint glasses brimming with cold brews. But beyond the cushy booths and crackling fireplace lies an expansive arcade and bowling alley, packed with skee ball, air hockey, video games, and redemption prizes.
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how an open-wheeled race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.
You can always count on being well-fed and entertained at Dave & Buster's. The sprawling entertainment complex features a full bar with specialty cocktails and a dining area that serves burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other dishes. The franchise is known for its Million Dollar Midway, the uber game room that consists of rows and rows of blinking, ticket-spewing arcade games — more than 130 total with hundreds of prizes to redeem for.
Stromboli, hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches, fried local cheese curds, and roasted brussels sprouts are just a sampling of the variety available at this downtown spot. As a long-standing cornerstone of the 4th Street District, the d?cor combined with original restaurant elements make for a relaxed 70s scene. Guests can enjoy house-inspired cocktails, mixed drinks, and local craft beers from the restaurant's full bar.