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Brewery District

Located just south of Columbus’s central business district, the Brewery District has a history stretching nearly 200 years. At the height of its success, five breweries were located in the area. After Prohibition, the district declined, becoming home to some industry and warehouses. In recent years, redevelopment has brought numerous restaurants, bars, and even a grocery store to the area.

Katalina’s Planning to Open Second Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Katalina’s Planning to Open Second Restaurant

If you enjoy the food at Katalina’s in Harrison West, but aren’t a fan of long lines and tight dining quarters, then your wish for a larger space may soon come true. Katalina’s owner Kathleen Day confirmed with Columbus Underground that she is hoping to soon add a second location in Columbus. “I’ve actually been […]


Nurtur the Salon Finding Success in The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Nurtur the Salon Finding Success in The Brewery District

Local salon Nurtur expanded recently, adding its third location to Central Ohio with the opening of a new outlet in The Brewery District at 757 South High Street. The spot was chosen for its proximity to German Village and Downtown customers, and convenient access to alternative transit like the CBUS Circulator and car2go. “Our desire […]

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New Brewery Commonhouse Ales Coming Soon to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Brewery Commonhouse Ales Coming Soon to Brewery District

Lenny Kolada, the veteran craft brewer behind Smokehouse Brewing Company, has spearheaded a new community-focused B Corp brewery. Commonhouse Ales is set to launch this spring in the Brewery District. B corp certification occurs when a for-profit company is certified by a non-profit company for transparency, performance, and accountability of social and environmental performance, according […]


Valter’s at the Maennerchor Approaches End-of-Month Opening

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Valter’s at the Maennerchor Approaches End-of-Month Opening

Valter’s at the Maennerchor, the new Brewery District restaurant and beer garden, will officially open their doors January 19. Owner Valter Veliu signed a 10-year lease with the Columbus Maennerchor, who currently operate out of the renovated German Heritage House at 976 S. High Street. In addition to Valter’s, Veliu partially owns and manages German […]


Best Theatre in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Theatre in Columbus

From large-scale Broadway productions to small independent performances, Columbus has a wide spectrum of entertainment options available when it comes to the theatrical arts. None are perhaps as iconic for Columbus as Shadowbox Live, which our readers have voted as the number one theatrical group for the past three years straight. Shadowbox produces a massive […]

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Concert Preview: Earwig

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Earwig

Poised for a new album release in 2016, the local indie-rock favorites will play Big Room Bar on Saturday, November 21st

Frequently touted as one of the country’s best underground indie-rock bands, Earwig is set to release its long-awaited fifth studio album, Pause for the Jets, on its own LFM Records imprint in early 2016. If the initial reception to its lead single “Wasted on You” (featuring Columbus singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless) is any indication, the quartet […]

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Restaurant Review: Copious

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Copious

The Brewery District has hosted a variety of revolving door joints in the last few years. Handke’s old digs as well as that pretty patio place at 460 South Front both come to mind as addresses that frequently change ownership or management. The recent history of 520 South High has not been nearly as turbulent. […]


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