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Experience Columbus Blog

8 Fall Beers to Enjoy in Columbus

Fall is the time when Columbus breweries start sharing those sweet, malty and refreshing autumn brews. Here are eight fall Columbus beers to sip in the sunshine this season! Columbus Brewing Company Festbier CBC’s entry to the Oktoberfest style is…

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7 Cozy Bars for Colder Weather

With colder weather here, and maybe with friends and family visiting over the holidays, many Columbus residents are looking for warm and inviting bars to hole up together with a couple drinks. From brewery taprooms to dives to cocktail bars, here are…

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Craft & Vinyl Has Everything Music Lovers Need

Depending on when you were born, your first steps into Craft & Vinyl — located at 1806 W. 5th Ave. — may seem reminiscent of those times when your parents took you to the candy or toy store as a child. After the initial steps into the business, you…

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10 Rooftop Patios in Columbus

It’s hard to beat a good rooftop patio! When the weather is nice, you’ll find plenty of spaces around Columbus to enjoy good food, drink, and company al fresco – all with an elevated view. Lincoln Social Rooftop One of Cameron Mitchell’s newest…

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What’s Happening on Oak Street

Oak Street in Olde Towne East has welcomed a growing number of interesting establishments, from bars and restaurants, to coffee shops, a winery, and a brewery. Take a look at what you’ll find along the strip! Yellow Brick Pizza has long won over fans…

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Get Ready for Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5!

It’s May, which means it’s time for the new volume of the Columbus Ale Trail! Volume five of the Ale Trail launches this month, with passports available at participating breweries, The Ohio Taproom and both Experience Columbus visitors centers. This…

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Best Early Happy Hours

Happy hour is an excellent way to catch up with friends or wind down a busy workday. If your day’s ending a little earlier, we’ve rounded up some early happy hours that start at 3 or 4 p.m.! Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails kicks off their happy hour at 3…

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Great Spots for After-Dinner Drinks (and Dessert!)

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. Just because the sun has set doesn’t mean your day exploring Columbus has to end…

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4 New Spirits to Try from Columbus Distilleries

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. Did you know that central Ohio has an award-winning distilling scene? Our…

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Signature Coffee Drinks: What's Special at 11 Local Shops

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. Everyone tells you to shop local, drink local, buy local – but sometimes you need…

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