Where To Go Out If You’re Out, Or Not: Short North Edition

You just got out of class and you want to blow off some steam, have some dinner, get some drinks, maybe even dance.  Where do you go?

If it’s Monday, head to Bodega for Grilled Cheese Mondays where you can have one of their famous grilled cheese for just one dollar.  Wednesday night is half-priced wine night at Level.

Thursday night in the Short North means awesome drink specials at Level and Union Cafe.  Level and Union Cafe are both predominantly gay, but on these nights tend to draw a more mixed crowd.

At Level, they have $3 Three Olives night where you can have any one of the dozens of Three Olives flavor with a mixer.  The glasses are big, and the drinks are strong.  Level is none for its cool, sleek and modern lounge feel.  Music played is a mix between house and Top 40 remixes.

At Union Cafe, Thursday night means $3 Long Islands.  Notoriously lethal, you’re done after a couple.  Union is better known for its thick crowds, loud Top 40 music and more raucous atmosphere.

Both restaurants have full menus crafted by master chefs to incorporate the flavors of Columbus with the cultures of other big cities.  All along High Street you can find tons of other restaurant/bars like Surly Girl, Mac’s, Betty’s, Short North Tavern, Press Grille, Mouton, and Burgundy Room, just to name a few.

But back to Thursday nights.  If you don’t have class or work on Fridays, Thursdays are a great night to go out.  Go get some drink specials and head over to Skully’s for their legendary Ladies 80′s night and dance the night away to those 80′s songs you jammed to as a kid in your parents’ living room, or to the ones that you danced to ironically in the 90′s in your parent’s living room because you weren’t born in that decade like I was…

Fridays and Saturdays you can always find a good crowd at any of the number of bars and clubs in the Short North that are sure to fit your scene.

So get out there, have fun and stimulate the economy a little!


2 Responses to “Where To Go Out If You’re Out, Or Not: Short North Edition”


  1. 1 Kathleen Newell November 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Took your advice and went to Level on Wednesday night- the food was amazing! A great place that I’ll definitely be going back to.

  2. 2 Wesley Lin November 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed my recommendation, Kathleen!

    Next time you’re in the Short North, try one of the two Elizabeth Lessner restaurants that are there also. I highly recommend Surly Girl, and Betty’s is great as well.

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