Downtown Concierge




Jalapeno Popper Stuffed-Crust Pizza, 4th & State

Your Complete Guide to Vegan Food in Downtown Columbus

Long gone are the days when vegans are left with a bun and some lettuce for lunch. Downtown Columbus is packed-full of restaurants serving plant-based fare made with vegans in mind…

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Your Complete Guide to Coffee Shops in Downtown Columbus

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Is it too cliché to say that Downtown Columbus runs on coffee?  Whether you need a place to get your jolt and bolt, a cozy spot to sip and work, or a place to convene a morning meeting, there’s a Downtown Columbus coffee shop for every location.


Parable Coffee
149 S High Street 

There's coffee, and then there's coffee…

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Milestone 229 Patio

The Complete Guide to Downtown Columbus Patios

Columbus goes through all the seasons, but our favorite by far? Patio. Take full advantage of the weather and grab a group and head to one of these 40(!) patios to enjoy open-air food and drinks. 

Pet friendly patios are noted!

(If you think we're missing a patio, feel free to send us a message @downtowncolumbus)!

Barroluco - Argentine Comfort Food

47 N Pearl St

Tucked into an alleyway, Barroluco provides the perfect quaint outdoor dining escape and some killer Argentinian food.

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

191 W Nationwide Blvd

Boston's boasts a full patio in the heart of the Arena District (perfect for before a game or show), with pizza offerings galore.


Brass Eye

77 Belle St

Downtown's newest rooftop bar has boldly entered the scene! Located atop the Junto Hotel, guests and visitors alike can enjoy the stunning views and tasty drinks provided in this swanky space.


Brioso Coffee

53 N High St
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Sip a drink, hang out on Gay Street and catch a glimpse of "Current" on this sidewalk patio…

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Dirty Franks

Downtown Columbus' Group Lunch Guide

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Looking to feed a whole crew? Look no further than this Group Order Guide, featuring Downtown Columbus restaurants whose delicious dishes span all genres…

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Pearl Market in Downtown Columbus

Open-Air Markets to Experience

The streets of Downtown Columbus are buzzing with open-air markets. Escape your old routine with a trip to the Moonlight Market, Food Truck Food Court and more outdoor markets! 


Craftin’ Outlaws Pop-Up Markets 
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad Street 
Saturday, September 18 and Saturday, September 25  
10 am – 3 pm 

A little crafty, a little sassy, this maker market is perfectly placed outside the Columbus Museum of Art and packed with handmade treasures to gift or enjoy yourself…

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Valentine's Day Deals and Dinners in Downtown Columbus

If you're still trying to plan a Valentine's Day celebration for you and your sweetheart, we've got a few ideas for you…

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Trip Guides

Diverse Dining in Downtown Columbus

9 foods you gotta try in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a welcoming city – for all. It’s a city that embraces and respects cultural diversity. It’s a city in which 8% of the population is foreign-born. It’s a city that immigrants from Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia, and Africa call home.

And it’s a city that invites and enjoys culinary diversity from across the country and around the world. Here are 9 foods to tempt your taste buds with.

5 Cool Things to Do with Visitors in Downtown Columbus

Delightful destinations to impress out-of-town guests.

Like most locals, you probably take what’s right in front of you for granted. It’s no big deal – until an out-of-town family member or friend makes plans for a visit. Then, suddenly, it’s a problem. A big one.

In our panicked state, most of us jump all over social media asking for recommendations on extra-special, out-of-the-ordinary things to do, see, and experience.

Such desperation can lead to chaos, mayhem, and in-fighting among your online friends. Forget the advice. Forego the drama. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to entertain visitors (and enjoy it!) while showing off our fine and friendly city.

Best Snow-Day Activities in Downtown Columbus

How to spend a snowy day – without building another snowman.

Snow, glorious snow. It has its merits: school closings, hot chocolate, and winter woolies. It has its drawbacks too: boredom, restless kids, and snowmen – lots of snowmen.

Don’t get us wrong. Snowmen (and snowwomen) are fantastic. It’s just that with the 27 inches of snow that Columbus averages each year, it can get a little, well, same-old, same-old, rolling and stacking the white stuff.

So, when you’ve been-there, done-that with the snowperson thing, check the weather forecast, check your mood, and check this list for 10 ways to while away a winter’s day.

Night on the Town in Downtown

Celebrate a special occasion, each other or nothing at all. Here’s how and where to do Downtown when you’ve got an evening to spend.

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Downtown Columbus

Downtown Columbus is full of something-for-everyone fun---on a budget, on a whim or on a weekend.

7 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Downtown Columbus

Today, tomorrow, this weekend. Anytime.