Virtual Arena District bar crawl
No matter what you’re looking for in a Downtown Columbus bar, the Arena District has it. Take our virtual bar crawl to find the perfect German lager, sports bar, Irish pub, live music, outdoor patio and more. We’ll see you there.
First stop is the brewery and restaurant Gordon Biersch.
Gordon Biersch’s variety of authentic German lagers is always crafted on-site by the brewmaster, using only malted barley, hops, yeast and pure, filtered water. As for food, the kitchen serves an extensive American menu with bold flavors like its legendary garlic fries, seared Ahi tuna and Kobe black and bleu burger. A billiard area adjacent to the bar provides an excellent gathering place, while the outdoor patio is the perfect relaxing spot for a brew and a mouthwatering dish as the temperatures heat up. Don’t miss the Gordon Biersch drink and appetizer specials beginning at 3PM Monday-Friday.
Monday-Thursday: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:00AM – 1:00AM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Your next stop on the virtual bar crawl is the neighborhood hockey bar, R Bar.
Known as the official bar of the Columbus Blue Jackets, you’ll find R Bar packed with hockey fans any night the Columbus Blue Jackets are on the ice. Patrons also head over for the sports bar atmosphere all year round, with plenty of TVs inside to catch the big game. Don’t forget to check out the patio while you grab a beer and fill up on your favorite appetizers and entrees like potato skins, buffalo chicken pizza or a cheddar, bacon and jalapeño burger. R Bar has food and drink specials Sunday-Friday with an awesome happy hour from 2PM-8PM Monday-Friday.
Kitchen Monday-Friday: 11:00AM – 1:00AM
Kitchen Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM – 1:00AM
Bar Monday-Friday: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
Bar Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM – 2:00AM
The Three-Legged Mare
Third up is the Arena District’s resident Irish pub, The Three-Legged Mare.
Featuring an extensive whiskey and scotch menu and an impressive draught and bottled beer selection, this locally owned pub in Downtown Columbus doesn’t disappoint. Just steps from Nationwide Arena, The Three-Legged Mare also boasts authentic Irish fare, such as Shepherds Pie, Dublin Coddle and its famous hand-battered One & One. Lighter options include fresh seafood, salads and homemade soups. Head over for game night to watch your favorite football, soccer and rugby teams on 15+ TVs and two projection screens. Top it all off with a great happy hour, killer live music, pub trivia, darts and open mic night throughout the week. Did we mention the wooden bar shipped directly from Ireland and the outdoor patio?
Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Rounding out your Columbus pub crawl is Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar.
Located beneath Gordon Biersch and next door to The Three-Legged Mare, the space has a totally unique underground atmosphere. This all-request dueling piano bar features two grand pianos, loads of comedy and a healthy dose of audience participation. The perfect spot to grab some friends and let loose, Big Bang also features a happy hour from Wednesday-Saturday and awesome drink specials throughout the week.
Wednesday-Thursday: 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Friday-Saturday: 6:00PM – 2.00AM