There's always something new to explore in the fastest-growing city in the U.S. Whether we're unveiling new top-notch attractions or restaurant concepts at the top of the food chain, you'll be asking yourself, "Can all of this really exist in one city?" Yes, Columbus.

Here’s your guide to the best new places to visit in Ohio’s capital city! See something we missed? Let us know, here.


Cobra Columbus Cocktails

Cobra is an Asian-American neighborhood bar.



Columbus is seeing an influx of exciting new food and beverage concepts, set to open in the summer of 2024. Here's the scoop.

Coming Soon

  • Butcher & Rose: A diverse steakhouse experience by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is coming downtown, specializing in natural flavors like Italian Piedmontese, USDA Prime dry-aged, and Australian/Japanese Wagyu. 
  • Chouette: Introducing classic French cuisine to downtown Columbus. 
  • Isla: An intimate tasting menu and cooking class concept by acclaimed chef Andrew Smith, promising a unique culinary journey is expected to open soon. 
  • Little Grand Market is Columbus’s newest food hall and market. Opening in nearby Grandview Heights, the Little Grand Market features ten local vendors, large bars perfect for socializing and relaxing patios with impressive city views.   


Land-Grant Extension

Land-Grant Extension


Recently Opened

  • Land-Grant Extension: The Extension is a new experience from Land-Grant, a long-time local favorite and a leader in the Columbus beer scene. Enjoy 12 rotating taps featuring an array of small-batch, unique, and experimental libations.
  • Hanks Low Country Seafood and Raw Bar: The second location of this famed Charleston, S.C. concept, Hank's just opened in downtown Columbus and is serving up all of your elevated seafood favorites.
  • Cobra: Located in Columbus' Brewery District, Cobra is a new Asian-American concept serving up late-night bites and Asian-inspired cocktails in a laid-back environment.
  • Piazza Pelino: Enjoy housemade focaccia-based sandwiches, creamy small-batch gelato, and imported Italian wines & goods.


Current by Janet Echelman at Night

Current by Janet Echelman.



New art and arts experiences are popping up all over town. Here's a list of things to add to your itinerary.

  • CBUS Soul Sculpture Trail: launching on Juneteenth, the CBUS Soul Sculpture Trail celebrates local, African-American art. Download our digital pass, check in at each location, earn points and cash them in for limited edition CBUS Soul merchandise. 
  • Spring Exhibitions at Columbus Museum of Art (through August 18)
    Robin F. Williams: We've Been Expecting You: This first solo institutional exhibition of Columbus-born artist, Robin F. Williams features pieces examining the themes of body, gender and identity expression, artificial intelligence and more.
    Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris: French artist Marie Laurencin is known for placing women at the center of modern art in her unique painting style. 
  • Current by Janet Echelman: After a few month hiatus, Current is back! Carefully suspended above the intersection of High and Gay Streets, Current is a marvel of engineering and artistry featuring 78 miles of twine. Be sure to visit during one of the new UnderCurrent street festivals this summer.


Scioto Mile Fountain Rendering

Scioto Mile Fountain rendering.



There are new experiences and events to explore this summer! Check out our list of can't-miss things to do. 

  • Scioto Mile Fountain: Make sure to schedule some free time to experience the stunning $15 million renovation of the Scioto Mile Fountain. This iconic riverfront attraction along the acclaimed Scioto Mile riverwalk, just named one of the best riverwalks in the country, provides a beautiful setting for outdoor gatherings and exploring. 
  • The Center City DORA District: Recently approved by the State, the Center City Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area will stretch from north to south between Nationwide Blvd. and Mound St. and east to west between Fourth St. and Gift St. It will operate seven days a week, from 11 am – 10 pm.
  • Food Truck Festival Returns to Downtown: The iconic Columbus Food Truck Festival is returning to the Scioto Mile after several years of being held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
  • Michael Malul Show at TENSPACE: TENSPACE is a unique revolving brick-and-mortar store by TENFOLD, showcasing the stories of emerging online brands. From June 1 to September 22, this one-of-a-kind retail experience will feature luxury brand Michael Malul London for the first time. 


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