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Rooftop Picnic Under the Stars

October 2 @ 6:00 pm

A one-of-a-kind dining and night magic event hosted by Hotel LeVeque and The Keep restaurant on Friday, October 2 from 6-9 p.m. This unforgettable socially distanced night out will take place atop the 10-story LeVeque Tower Garage rooftop at 40 N Front St. overlooking the Scioto River with stunning views of the LeVeque tower and downtown Columbus. Executive Chef Courtney Nielsen is crafting an elevated picnic menu for this special rooftop dinner designed to put the magic in dining out under the stars. In addition to food and drinks from The Keep Kitchen & Bar, live entertainment will include an unforgettable magic with Drew Murray, Hotel LeVeque magician in residence and host of Rare Magic! Tickets for this first-of-its-kind evening are just $85 per person, limited to only 75 and available at EventBrite.

This incredible night includes an elevated picnic-style dinner with dessert, Drew Murray’s magic show and parking. Murray’s signature magic never fails to entertain and surprise Hotel LeVeque guests. Picnic guests are encouraged to keep the magic going into the night by booking an elegant at Hotel LeVeque guestroom at $199, exclusively for Magical Picnic guests. Special half-price bottles of select wine are available to be placed in the guests’ room when they return after dinner, or may be enjoyed in The Keep bar after the show. Magical Picnic guestroom pricing and wine special delivered to the room can be booked by calling: (614) 639-3055.

“We wanted to give our guests some real magic and excitement,” Hotel LeVeque General Manager Geri Lombard said. “Events this year have made it tough on so many to keep up their spirits. But this spirited evening will really add sparkle, whether it’s a romantic couple’s night away, a social distanced girlfriends’ escape or a night out for a group of close friends.”

Guests will have a private distanced table reserved just for their group; however, guests will be responsible for adding some of their own magic. Guests are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to bring decorations for their table — the more over-the-top, the better, as there will be a competition for most creative table decor. Guests may stick with the “Night Magic” theme – or come up with their very own creative ideas. Each member of the best-decorated table will win a $50 Gift Card to The Keep to come back and use at a later date. While dinner tickets do not include alcoholic beverages, the Keep’s gifted bartenders will be serving their signature drinks, as well as wine and beer, with all beverage sale proceeds benefitting kids who are fighting cancer via NC4K.

Lombard added that the massive rooftop space not only offers a unique setting for the dinner, but also makes social distancing a breeze. Throughout the evening, the iconic hotel and restaurant will adhere to stringent protocols already in place to ensure safety, including social distancing, intense sanitation procedures and masks for staff and guests when they’re not seated. In addition, the team has minimized contact through Eventbrite ticketing for this event, as well as guests’ choice of digital QR code or disposable bar menus, single-use seasoning and condiment packages and more.

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October 2
6:00 pm
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The Keep
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The Keep and LeVeque Tower Parking Deck
40 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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