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Best of 2014

Best Tourist Destination of 2014: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Tourist Destination of 2014: The Short North

For two years in a row, our readers have named The Short North as the top destination to take visitors while in Columbus. The rapidly-growing neighborhood continues to evolve as a visitor’s hub where some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment can be found in the region. The Short North is home to many […]

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Best Local Sports Team of 2014: Ohio State Football

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Sports Team of 2014: Ohio State Football

No matter your preference for favorite local team, 2014 was a great year for sports in Columbus. The Blue Jackets made it to the playoffs back in April. And then the Columbus Clippers made it to the semi-finals in September. And then the Columbus Crew made it to the playoffs in November. Even the OSU Men’s […]

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Best Festival/Event of 2014: ComFest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Festival/Event of 2014: ComFest

For seven years straight, ComFest has retained the crown as the best festival in Columbus. Since 1972, the local “party with a purpose” has brought Columbus a celebration of local music, food, entertainment and more. That recognition is no easy feat considering the wide range of festivals and events that take place all year long […]

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Biggest Local News Story of 2014: Coleman Ending Mayorship

Walker Evans Walker Evans Biggest Local News Story of 2014: Coleman Ending Mayorship

2014 was filled with big local news stories, as we can specifically attest here at Columbus Underground. It was a very busy year for our editorial staff, and a constant stream of announcements kept everyone with plenty to write about. When we polled our readers on their thoughts about the biggest and most definitive news […]

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Best Fitness Facility of 2014: Arena District Athletic Club

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fitness Facility of 2014: Arena District Athletic Club

The Arena District Athletic Club opened Downtown ten years ago as a state of the art fitness facility targeted at new residents moving into the area. Since opening it has continued to grow and evolve to meet ever-changing fitness trends, and for that reason our readers have voted it as the number one fitness facility […]

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Best Local Coffee Shop of 2014: Stauf’s

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Coffee Shop of 2014: Stauf’s

Not every local cafe roasts their own coffee. And not every local coffee roaster operates a cafe. To help establish the distinction for 2014, we split apart last year’s survey question about “best coffee” into two categories. And Stauf’s ended up winning both best roaster and best cafe of 2014. The original Stauf’s on Grandview […]

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Best Happy Hour of 2014: Bodega

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Happy Hour of 2014: Bodega

Since 2009, Columbus Underground readers have voted Bodega’s happy hour specials as the best in Columbus. And for good reason. With half off all 49 draft beers on tap from 4pm to 8pm Monday through Friday, it’s hard to beat that selection at that price point. 2014 was a big year for Bodega though, which […]

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