Columbus Nightlife

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    Average Joe's - North side of town: Fun Spot Cheap Drinks Good Music

    by jennwerner Written Sep 7, 2006

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    EM the best bartender

    This place is happening any night of the week. The Early 20's to mid 40's crowd is always a fun group to be around. Happy hour till 7 cheap buckets of beer cheap drinks cheap food. The crowd here is great. Lots of hot people around to look at if that is your thing or just sit and chat with your friends. IF you come alone you wont be that way for long this crowd is very friendly..... Boneless wings are great, sandwiches are good. I couldnt believe this place had food. Then it was good food. I had been like 5 or 6 times before I realized they had food. They have a wonderful patio. This is the place to be early. The juke box is great. Tons of choices always playing good 80's 90's 00 tunes. Fun fun if your on the North Side...

    Dress Code: What ever you want

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    Wendell's Pub: Good Happy Hour Great Staff

    by jennwerner Written Aug 31, 2006

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    This place is in Westerville. ITs just north of Columbus. Tell the bartender Steve that Jennifer sent you. I love this little pub. There is always a nice upscale clientel there and everyone is fun to talk to. I like going there because the service is excellent.
    Happy hour from 4-6 with half price drinks and appetizers. You must try the chips they are to die for. I get them every time I go there. The food is excellent and is always fresh and tasty. The drinks are cold. After happy hour this place is a bit pricey but its always worth it to come here for the atmosphere. They even have a patio bar and occassionaly some live music. There are plenty of TVs in the bar for the sports people. I give this place a high reccommendation....

    Dress Code: What ever you want.

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    Drexel Grandview: Independent Movie lovers delight

    by tvdandy Written Jun 18, 2006
    Drexel Grandview Theatre

    This is a great independent movie house located in the heart of Downtown Grandview. Very
    coxy, great staff of cute hippie girls and reasonably priced. Go to dinner at one of Grandview's awesome restaurants and then catch an Art flick!

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    Ohio Theatre: A Great Night Out in Columbus

    by deecat Updated May 17, 2006

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    Ohio Theatre

    For a wonderful night out in Columbus, Ohio, try the landmark Ohio Theatre.
    Some of the world's best artists come to the Ohio Theatre, Ohio's busiest performing arts facility.
    They come here because of the theatre's lush interior, opulent Spanish-Baroque architecture, excellent acoustics, and state-of-the-art stage facilities . Such people as Carole King, Julie Andrews, Kenny G., Liza Minnelli, Boston Pops, Garrison Keilor, Lyle Lovett, Itzhak Perlman, and Dan Fogelberg have performed here.

    The theatre has a 21 foot high chandelier that is breathtaking. It's location right downtown near the Statehouse is another positive.

    Scottish-born architect, Thomas W. Lamb designed this theatre with a vision of "a palace for the average man." It opened in 1928 as a Loew's movie house with 2,779 seats, its own orchestra and theatre organ! Besides movies, live stage shows toured here. Such performers as Milton Berle, Cab Calloway, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, and Jack Benny performed here.

    It thrived as a Movie House until the 1960s, and like many other grand theatres, the Ohio was headed to demolition! In 1969, ordinary citizens mounted a "Save the Ohio" campaign, and they raised over 2 million dollars in less than a year. They purchased and renovated the Ohio Theatre thus creating a home of Columbus' performing arts institutions.

    Now, its the home to The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet, and The Broadway Series plus more than 100(CAPA) Columbus Association for the Performing Arts events yearly. That is why this theatre is often called, the "Official Theatre for the State of Ohio"

    Dress Code: I would advise you to dress up (not formal) to come here. I would never wear jeans, shorts, tennis shoes, or a baseball hat!

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    O'REILLY PUB: O'REILLY PUB

    by lashr1999 Written Aug 21, 2005

    The friends we meet were pretty cool. We had some drinks and talks. The bar and service was pretty good. It is a great neighborhood bar. However, the one problem is that the bar is so low, we were commenting on how it seemed to have been Japanese inspired. The one thing I regret not trying was the red bull and cinnamon snops drink they had at the bar. It sounded interesting since I love cinnamon.

    Dress Code: It's pub so casual is the way to go

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  • North of Ohio Stadium: Post-Football Game Celebrations

    by grkboiler Written Apr 29, 2004
    OSU Football

    After football games, the streets north of Ohio Stadium fill with people at tailgate parties and large tent parties. Beer and food are available all over, and it is a great place to talk about the game with other fans.

    Being a visiting Purdue fan, it was a great experience. After my team lost a heartbreaker in overtime in 2003, I think I had every single Buckeye fan in the area come up and shake my hand to tell me what an amazing game we just played and offer to buy me a beer. I stuck around for a few hours and had a great time with these wonderful people.

    If you aren't in a rush to get out of there, make it a point to hang out for a while. Traffic will be terrible anyways.

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  • We made "Insomniac!"

    by ColumbusGuy Updated Apr 15, 2003

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    Columbus was recently the site of a new episode of the Comedy Central program "Insomniac". In case you haven't seen that show, it features the peripatetic comedian Dave Attell seeking out night spots and other nighttime activity (not necessarily entertainment related) in various cities around the U.S. He chats with the locals (includng night shift workers), makes jokes, samples the local nighttime entertainment fare, and drinks and drinks and drinks.

    One of the spots Dave visited in Columbus was lesser known "Outland". Presented on the show as a "bondage" club, Outland is, in fact, more of a goth/alternative lifestyle club, with a bit more goth than alternative. Having been there a couple of times over the years, I find it filled to the brim with people who have been dressed in black since the early days of "The Cure". Lately, this dress code has aquired a kinky overtone and brought in mini bondage shows and a more daring and socially engaged crowd. If this is your thing, then Outland is your place.

    Dress Code: Anything but business casual. Black, leather, bondage gear, grunge will all pretty much be tolerated.

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    Howl At The Moon Saloon: Howl At The Moon Saloon

    by Fumbler8 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    In addition to having a great name, this bar is a modern piano bar!! There were two pianos set up and a small drum kit, with three awfully talented fellas playing requests and old favourites all night long! There was never a break in the music, as they took turns taking breaks while the other two carried on! The crowd was a mixture of young adults, middle-aged adults, and even older adults, all rocking out to the amazing performance on stage!

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Easton Town Center: Easton Town Center

    by spartan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Easton Town Center is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in Columbus, Ohio. Best of class retail, movies, live theater, comedy and fine dining are available with regularly scheduled open-air concert events and festivals. Opened in June of 1999, Easton Town Center contains 750,000 square feet of 'best of class' restaurant, retail and entertainment operators, including thirty which are new to the Columbus market.

    Dress Code: Casual to formal

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    By now you probably know I am...

    by 1sassyfemme Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    By now you probably know I am a fan of ekoostik hookah. So there is no sense in me tellng you that I was at the Newport Theatre to see them.=0)
    This is another great little music hall to see a live act. The Newport is roomy and and well equipt to take any amount of dancing!
    The ceiling in this place is so wierd...the design that's scrolled into it make it seem like it's coming towards you...

    Dress Code: Come as you are!

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  • Little Brother's @ 1100 N....

    by Nazus Written Aug 24, 2002

    Little Brother's @ 1100 N. High St.
    It is a live music venue that features a broad range of local and national acts that vary from alternative rock, punk, indie, folk, blues, hippie, ska, raggae, funk, zydeco, and much more.

    Dress Code: Casual and comfy

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  • The Shortnorth is by far one...

    by sims.96 Written Aug 24, 2002

    The Shortnorth is by far one of the most happening places on the weekends.
    There are bars, art galleries, and lots of people.

    Dress Code: dress casual. Like a dress-down day at work--slacks/jeans or a hottie skirt are fine. It's kind of a yuppie, educated, artistic area.

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