Up Front in Cbus | March 12-26

Columbus Community

VOTE! 614 ColumBest Awards 

Now through March 21, you can vote for your favorite people, places, services and more throughout Columbus! From ‘Best Gourmet Burger’ to ‘Best Place to Get Fit’, 614 ColumBest has nominated the best businesses in the city, so get ready to pick your favorites. 

In the ‘Best Apartment Complex’ category Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Grandview Yard (Apartments at the Yard) have been nominated. In fact, Grandview Yard has won this award for the past three consecutive years! If you have not experienced these amazing communities yourself, take a quick virtual tour on YouTube:

Additionally, beloved restaurants like Brekkie Shack, Sunny Street Café, Hofbräuhaus Columbus, Ted’s Montana Grill and more are up for nominations. 

Make sure to cast your votes HERE before March 21. 


Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

The Franklin Park Conservatory is currently hosting the largest private collection in a botanical garden, including 19 installations of awe-inspiring Chihuly glass artwork. The Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection of colorful glass artwork is placed throughout Conservatory biomes and plant collections, and highlights the connection between art and nature. Happening from 7-10 PM on select evenings, you won’t want to miss these stunning creations.


Scavenge for the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold 

To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Grandview Heights-area businesses and parks are partnering up for a scavenger hunt! Running from Wednesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 21, stop into local favorites like Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Winans and Club Pilates to participate in fun activities in hopes of finding the elusive Leprechaun. 

Follow the clues he left behind and keep an eye on the map, because we hear he’s hiding somewhere in a store. Learn more about this fun, free event and register today!



Columbus Blue Jackets Welcome Back Fans

Nationwide Arena is excited to welcome fans back to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets in person! As the 5th Line returns to the Arena District on game day, read through the arena’s health and safety protocols in place to continue keeping the Columbus community healthy.

Additionally, if you’re unable to attend the game in person, make sure to continue your CBJ traditions and fuel up at Arena District bars and restaurants on game day! As the weather warms up this spring, there are plenty of patios to soak up the sunshine and cheer on the Jackets. The 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets schedule can be found HERE.


Check out the Columbus Crew Inaugural Stadium Kit

Columbus Crew SC has unveiled its new Community Kit for the 2021 season. Inspired by the iconic architecture of the New Crew Stadium set to open this summer, the “Inaugural Stadium Kit” features a grey, white and gold jersey, gold shorts and gold socks. Supporters can learn more about the kit and purchase their new 2021 jersey HERE. And make sure to stay connected as progress continues at the New Crew Stadium downtown in the Arena District!


Watch the Virtual Sports Report with the Columbus Blue Jackets

After nearly a year since the Columbus Blue Jackets felt the energy of a roaring crowd, The Greater Columbus Sports Commission hosted a Virtual Sports Report with the CBJ. The video features the Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and FOX Sports Ohio team broadcaster Jody Shelley and touches on the team’s protocols to keep fans, players and staff safe, the impact of passionate fans and more. Watch as former players Kekalainen and Shelley discuss how they’ve transitioned into careers at the front office and found a home in the growing Columbus hockey community. 


Food & Drink

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus

There are a number of bars and restaurants throughout the Arena District and Grandview Yard to stop in and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You can get your share of holiday spirit from places like R Bar, Whistle & Keg, Boston’s, Nada, Ted’s Montana Grill and Hofbräuhaus Columbus—all featuring cold brews, delicious food and a guaranteed sham-rockin time. 

Enjoy Signature St. Paddy’s Day Drinks at Winans

New seasonal drinks are now available at Winans in Grandview Yard. Stop in and try one of their delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert drinks! If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the “Pot O’ Gold” with white chocolate and caramel may be just what you need, or cool off with a Green Tea Mint Latte—the perfect color to celebrate! 


Resident Night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus

Residents of Apartments at the Yard, mark your calendars on March 18 for the next resident night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus!  Be sure to b ring your resident VIP card to take advantage of this great offering, $10 of a food purchase of $30 or more.