You’re never far from a great sip or bite in the Short North Arts District. At the neighborhood’s southern end, The Pearl offers oysters and outstanding chicken and waffles, Marcella’s has Italian bites and The Guild House offers an upscale menu. Further north, Hubbard Grille delights with modern American dining, Bakersfield serves up delightful tacos and margaritas and Forno combines craft cocktails with delicious wood-fired pizza. Northstar Cafe serves up healthy salads, fluffy ricotta pancakes and the best veggie burger anywhere in a casual environment. Nida’s Thai, Condado Tacos and Lemongrass Fusion Bistro offer a more international take on dining.
Nightlife options abound, with craft cocktails at Mouton and Denmark on High, dancing at Scully’s and Axis, showtunes Sundays at Union or watching local sports games at Pint House, Standard Hall or Bernard's Tavern.