Nightlife in Upper Arlington

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The energy rarely dies down at Trabue Tavern. When the seven high-definition televisions aren't drawing attention with their broadcasts of the day's biggest sporting match, the upbeat neighborhood tavern finds other ways to keep patrons entertained and occupied, whether it involves a quick game of pool or live music. Karaoke nights allow guests to croon their favorite hits, although bands also appear from time to time and perform for the crowds. While the bartenders keep busy pouring beers and mixing cocktails, the cooks dedicate themselves to preparing a variety of appetite-sating comfort foods, including hefty sub sandwiches and burgers.

3582 Trabue Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

Meeting someone special sometimes means wading through a seemingly endless series of unsuitable suitors. Thankfully, that's not the way it happens at Classymatches. Instead, their matchmakers arrange speed-dating events tailored around your age group and interests, helping you avoid incompatibility in the process. Plus, even if someone isn't a match, the mini-dates zoom by so quickly that you're never left trapped in awkward conversation. At the end of the night, you and fellow daters fill out scorecards with your favorite dates, and hosts e-mail you contact info for love connections the next day.

504 Park Street
Columbus,
OH
US

Nestled in downtown Columbus, the cozy El Camino Inn bar and restaurant prides itself on its authentic tacos. But don't expect an atmosphere filled with sombreros and cheesy tchotchkes. Classic rock jams echo throughout the 70's-inspired space, which Columbus Monthly likened to the set of a Quentin Tarantino movie. There, while seated at the vintage bar or tucked into a giant, round, navy-leather booth, diners sink their teeth into corn-cake gorditas, Cubano torta sandwiches, and fish tacos, washed down with ice-cold beers and potent cocktails made from a stock of more than 30 tequilas.

238 South 4th Street
Columbus,
OH
US

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
Columbus,
OH
US

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
Columbus,
OH
US

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
Columbus,
OH
US