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Top Choice American in Columbus


This teeny restaurant in German Village serves rustic, locally sourced brunch fare. The menu changes, but you might fill a plate with griddled cinnamon rolls or braised pork cheeks with gravy and grits. It's almost …
American in Columbus

DK Diner

Neighborhood families, hungover hipsters and old timers clamber into the booths at this traditional-looking diner in Grandview, about four miles northwest of downtown. They order off the donut list (the doussant, a …
Bar in Columbus

Little Rock Bar

The squat brick building used to be a gas station, but now it has morphed into a nifty little neighborhood bar and music venue. Thirty beers flow from the taps (about half from Ohio), perfect for sipping to tunes fr…
Football in Columbus

Ohio Stadium

The Ohio State Buckeyes pack a rabid crowd into legendary, horseshoe-shaped Ohio Stadium for their games, held on Saturdays in the fall. Expect 105,000 extra revelers in town.
German in Columbus


In German Village, shovel in Old Country staples like sausage and schnitzel, but save room for the whopping half-pound cream puffs. Oompah bands play Wednesday to Saturday.
Baseball in Columbus

Huntington Park

The Columbus Clippers (minor league team of the Cleveland Indians) bats at this stadium downtown. Games are inexpensive and a blast.
Arts Center in Columbus

Wexner Center for the Arts

The campus arts center offers cutting-edge art exhibits, films and performances.
Arts & Crafts in Columbus

400 West Rich

More than 140 artists, designers and performers have studios this cavernous, revamped industrial warehouse. Its open to the public from 7pm to 10pm on the second Friday of each month, when it also hosts a cool craft…
Market in Columbus

North Market

The large hall puts out a spread of worldly prepared foods, baked goods, deli fare and locally grown produce. Seek out renowned Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream for gooey butter cake and other unusual flavors.
Hockey in Columbus

Nationwide Arena

The pro Columbus Blue Jackets slap the puck at downtown's big arena.