Ohio-native Rita Dove once said, “I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystalized details we all hinge our lives on.” With warm, Midwestern hospitality on tap, your trip to Columbus, Ohio, will have you reveling in small but significant details, like the thin layer of foam atop your beer, the perfect coating of chocolate on a buckeye candy, the nuances you’ll find in busy downtown districts and cozy cultural villages. Revel in the city’s celebrations, from the monthly Gallery Hop art walks to ComFest, the Columbus’ own community festival. Book your pick of our downtown Columbus hotels, and let yourself feel like a kid in a candy store as you plan your getaway to The Discovery City. We know you’re curious about the many opportunities to join the Midwestern merriment, so we’ve found the answers to a couple of your most pressing questions.
Nightlife in Columbus is whatever you want it to be—whether your idea of a night out involves dinner and a show in your black-tie best or you’re looking for a casual club scene. Get spruced up old school-style for a play or concert at the historic Ohio Theatre, which first opened in 1928 as a movie palace. This venue regularly showcases Broadway tours and vintage films. Before the house lights fade, be sure to look up at the intricately designed ceiling. Stay in one of the best hotels near downtown Columbus, like the Hyatt Regency Columbus, and go from opulence to comfort just blocks away from top performing arts venues.
For a night full of energy, spend an evening with Shadowbox Live, the city’s own performance troupe. Shadowbox Live will have you laughing, crying, and singing along with their sketch comedy and musical numbers. Known for producing original rock operas, these performing artists are anything but old-fashioned, but you’ll be belly-laughing with abandon after one sketch. Shadowbox Live is based in the Brewery District south of downtown, which brings us to the next question…
One of Columbus’ beloved nightlife offerings includes award-winning beer on tap. Wondering where to find these craft breweries in Columbus? The brew scene starts in the uptown neighborhoods near the Ohio State University and stretches through downtown. Grab a bag of chocolate-covered buckeyes in honor of the home team and sip your way through the city starting at North High Brewing. Stop to savor the ales and IPAs on your way downtown toward the Brewery District, where you’re sure to make some new friends and tell your share of tall tales. Relax in the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus, and remember this feeling—it’s called joy.
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