Table for two? Get ready for a romantic date in Downtown Columbus. Whether you’re into markets and martinis or museums and mimosas, we've got the perfect plans for every pair.
Pasta, meatballs and tiramisu, oh my! If Italian fare is up your alley, Due Amici is the place for you and your special someone. Plus, Amici’s ambiance is perfect for any pair. Afterward, take a stroll down Gay Street and shop the Moonlight Market, which takes place once a month through the summer.
Start your dowtown date with dinner at Milestone 229 then head across the Scioto River for a featured flick. The only thing better than watching cult-favorite flicks on the big screen is doing it outdoors with the Downtown skyline in the background. And that’s the beauty of Nightlight 614. Catch classics like Independence Day, Gone Girl and Beetlejuice, under the stars in Genoa Park.
The most important meal of the weekend? Brunch. And no one does brunch better than Wolf’s Ridge Brewery. The perfect day date, grab a bite from their eclectic yet accessible menu starting at 10 am. Follow your feast with an hour or two exploring the world-class Columbus Museum of Art, which features works ranging from European modernism, cutting edge-contemporary pieces and collections by beloved Columbus artists like George Bellows, Elijah Pierce, and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Pretty much the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
Cocktails: The Citizen’s Trust Bar
Dinner: The Keep
Two of the best kept-secrets around Downtown Columbus, start your date night with Cocktails at Citizen’s Trust, where their extensive menu of craft cocktails will wow you. Next on the agenda, dinner at The Keep. Tucked away inside the art-deco Leveque Tower, not only is the food phenomenal, but the ritzy speakeasy vibe will have you feeling like you fell back in time to the 1920’s.
Does it get any better than beer and Blue Jackets? Before you head to Nationwide Arena, stop by the brewery and beer hall across the street – Whistle and Keg. With dozens of craft beers on tap, this self-service, pay-by-the-once beer hall will keep you going back to fill your glass with new or tried-and-true brews. After that, enjoy an evening of unmatched action as the CBJ take on their latest opponent. Even if you’re not a hockey fan, the energetic atmosphere will give you chills that have nothing to do with the ice.