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Arena District

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Address: Columbus, OH
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Fabulous pre hockey experience

Crazy energy and excitement before a hockey game. Equal to tailgating at Ohio State Football but you get to do this on a regular basis. The bars are past shoulder to shoulder... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Richard D
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crazy energy and excitement before a hockey game. Equal to tailgating at Ohio State Football but you get to do this on a regular basis. The bars are past shoulder to shoulder. You will save a lot of money as it is almost impossible to get a beverage, but you do not need them to have a great time. The... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arena District offers concerts, hockey games, basketball games, bars, eateries, and more! Very clean, open spaces, good vibe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took Uber into town for the 5:00 PM hockey game. Perhaps too late when we arrived; all the taverns were full. Waiting the hour in the areana and had a ball! 7-0 Bluejacket win (love the cannon) and an exceptional post-game dinner at the 3-legged mare. A perfect night once returned via Uber!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Arena District has something for everyone. Hockey, Baseball, Restaurants of all ranges, Bars, Nightclubs, Concert Venues, and the North Market. Enough said!

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wonderful place to wander around and find a nice restaurant. Blue Jackets are a huge attraction in NHL season. Many places to get a beer and find outstanding food. Parking is not the greatest but OK. There are garages and parking lots for a fee.

Thank Franco1085
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549 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

People, especially foodies, rave about the Short North. I personally prefer the calmer- and in my opinion- safer and less claustrophobic arena district where you can actually find a parking space or walk with with a stroller or a wheelchair, or catch a hockey game in the arena as I did. Yes there are eclectic stores and restaurants on High,... More 

Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great area of Columbus to go to. Tons of restaurants and bars here. Always something going on.

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Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The Arena District is as the name suggests - the neighborhood centered around Nationwide Arena. It's also home to Huntington Park (home of the AAA Clippers) and and the Promowest concert venues (Express Live, A&R Music Bar, The Basement). Also home to a lot of red brick offices and condos. I pretty much only visit this neighborhood to go to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Want to catch a concert, watch the Bluejackets at the NW Arena or hitup some of the most fabulous places to eat and shop? Then go to the Arena District, which is also very close to Short North, the GCCC(Convention center). Take the Cbus transportation (FREE!) bus up and down High, it'll drop right off at Arena district. Also nearby... More 

Thank ancientmariner21
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This area of Columbus is a renovated neighborhood that is home to Nationwide Arena, home of the Blue Jackets Hockey team and many different concerts and special events. It also has the stadium that is home to our AAA baseball team, the Columbus Clippers. Even when no game is on, it has some of the really fun restaurants all in... More 

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