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Nightlife

When you're looking for a hard-charging night out, Columbus has you covered. Find live music any night of the week, local drinks at watering holes all across the city, and an accessible, diverse arts scene that leaves many bigger cities envious.

Columbus' music scene is wowing national audiences with Made in CBUS acts like Twenty One Pilots, Lydia Loveless and Saintseneca. You can find local musicians playing live any night of the week at clubs across the city like Notes, Little Rock, Brothers Drake Meadery, Ace of Cups, and Big Room Bar. National acts take the stage at venues like the NewportExpress Live! and Nationwide Arena

Columbus boasts more than 50 microbreweries, and a nice assortment of them can be found near the downtown corridor. Wolf's RidgeSeventh Son, Hoof Hearted, North High, ElevatorBarley's, and Land-Grant all have great tap rooms full of unique brews. The Columbus Ale Trail is another way to explore the bounty of beer in Columbus. Watershed Distillery is known for its citrusy gin, and Middle West Spirits wins fans with its flavorful wheat vodka and whiskeys. You'll find local beer and spirits on the cocktail menus and tap lists across the city. For a special treat, try craft cocktails at M downtown, or Denmark and Mouton in the Short North.

There's something special about getting dressed up and going out to see a show. In Columbus' Theater District, there are four large theaters and three smaller spaces bringing you everything from ballet and opera to avant-garde plays. The Wexner Center for the Arts puts on frequent artist talks, dance and music performances and cinema screenings. During the summer months, the Columbus Symphony brings outdoor concerts to downtown's Columbus Commons for its popular Picnic with the Pops series. The Brewery District's Shadowbox Live! is America's largest resident theater company, and performances range from the comedic to the artsy.