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The latest news and updates on the local nightlife scene, which includes bars, dance clubs, music venues all other forms of late night entertainment.

Stage Left Rebrands as Ethel’s Bar, Unveils New Drinks Menu and Events

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Stage Left Rebrands as Ethel’s Bar, Unveils New Drinks Menu and Events

The glowing green neon lights of the Garden Theater sign have been illuminating the Short North off-and-on for almost a century. Short North Stage has taken over in the past few years, giving new life to the historic theater. Next door, Stage Left Bar is rebranding itself as Ethel’s Bar, named after Columbus native Ethel […]

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Yelp Wants You to Return to The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yelp Wants You to Return to The Brewery District

The Brewery District was once the hottest of the nightlife hotspots in Columbus in the late-nineties-early-2000s, but that changed when The Arena District, Park Street and The Short North all upped the ante. That doesn’t mean that The Brewery District should be overlooked though, with a wide range of nightlife and entertainment options that include […]

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Old North Arcade Planned in Old North Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old North Arcade Planned in Old North Columbus

Nothing goes together like beer and video games. That’s what the team behind Old North Arcade is banking on, as they have formally applied last month for zoning and parking variance changes to open their new bar and arcade business at 2591 North High Street, in the former Sunflower Natural Foods space. The 2,400 square […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati

Troy Allen is opening opening arcades like it never went out of style in the late eighties. His wildly popular 16-Bit Bar+Arcade launched in Columbus in 2013, Cleveland in 2014, and today he announced that it’s coming to Cincinnati in 2015. “We’ve been looking at the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood for probably a year now to be […]

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Rathskeller Vape Bar Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rathskeller Vape Bar Opens Downtown

The Ringside Cafe is one of the oldest bar/restaurants in the city of Columbus with nearly 120 years is operation under its belt at 19 North Pearl Street. That doesn’t stop current owners Adrian and Kim Rosu from keeping up with modern trends, as the husband and wife duo recently opened the Rathskeller Vapor Bar in […]

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Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

When the announcement of Kobo’s “last show” made it through the grapevine of Columbus, the city-folk were sad to see a beloved bar rest in peace. Another one bites the dust, huh? Once a local bar that housed insane rock shows and affordable booze, Kobo’s grunge, unique bathrooms, vinyl-covered countertops and comprehensive energy will be […]

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Columbus Breaks World Record for Largest Drag Queen Show

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Breaks World Record for Largest Drag Queen Show

Last Saturday at Axis Nightclub, something special went down. The fifth annual “Night of 100 Drag Queens” show was hosted by Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) Columbus, which broke the record for the largest drag show in the world. There were actually only 55 performers instead of 100, but that still tops the previous record […]

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