Download a Printable Meeting Planner Packet (PDF of - Arena District

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Nationwide Arena

Home to the Columbus Blue Jackets

as well as host to the very best in

concerts and special events.

The LC

See big shows in an intimate setting.

The LC hosts indoor and outdoor

A&R Music Bar

R Bar

concerts year round. The Basement OhioHealth Ice Haus

Huntington Park

New 10,000-seat stadium for

the Columbus Clippers.

Gordon Biersch

The Big Bang

Dueling Piano Bar

The Hilton

Sunny Street Café Arena District Athletic Club

Superior weight machines and cardio

equipment,well-appointed locker rooms,

Tim Hortons Ted’s Montana Grill

and personal training.

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza

You are just steps away from a great time. The Arena District is less

than two blocks from the Convention Center—take High Street south

to Nationwide Blvd and then go one block west.

The Three-Legged Mare

W.g. Grinder’s


Convention Center

Hyatt Regency

Crowne Plaza The Lofts


Chipotle Buca di Beppo

343 Front

Street Tavern Max & Erma’s

Arena Grand Movie Theatre

offering all-stadium and balcony

seating, 11 wall-to-wall screens,

and a 52-foot 3D screen.

bd’s Mongolian


Rodizio Grill

Nicci Debro Spa

401 N. Front St.


391 Neil Ave.

614-461-LIVE (5483)

Located underneath the A&R Music Bar, featuring national and local

bands, The Basement is the ultimate place to hear great music talent.

More than a concert venue, The Basement is available year

round for private or corporate events. We will assist in creatively

customizing your event. Expect the finest in state-of-the-art

production including sound, lighting, technology and multi-media.

Our full service event staff is available to assist you in planning every

aspect of your event. Reserve your date or schedule a tour today.

Contact: General Manager, 614-461-5483

DUELING PIANOS hit the Arena District with a Bang! The Big Bang

Dueling Piano’s combine music, comedy and audience participation

to create a fast-paced, high energy show you won’t want to miss.

When our entertainers take a seat on stage behind two grand

pianos, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced

Want your own private party or corporate event? The Big Bang is

available. No group is too big or too small.

Contact: General Manager, 614-233-9999

200 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Enjoy ice-skating? Come and skate where the Columbus Blue Jackets

practice. Available for corporate functions and private parties.

Contact: General Manager, 614-246-3380

391 Neil Ave.

614-461-LIVE (5483)

A&R Music Bar is a one-of-a-kind music bar featuring wall-to-wall

music memorabilia from some of the country’s most well known and

influential artists. The bar is full service and features a large outdoor

patio, 5 - 50” LCD flat screen TV’s and proudly serves Boston’s

Gourmet Pizza. A&R Music Bar is located above The Basement rock

club, next to Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

More than a concert venue, A & R Music Bar is available year

round for private or corporate events. Our full service event staff

is available to assist you in planning every aspect of your event.

Reserve your date or schedule a tour today.

Contact: General Manager, 614-461-5483

175 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Voted Best Movie Theatre by Columbus Alive, Columbus Monthly

and 614 Magazine in 2011, this state-of-the-art movie theatre

offers balcony seating, wall-to-wall screens, retractable armrests

and all-stadium seating. The Bistro & Bar, located on the second

floor of the theatre, offers pizza, subs, wraps, a full bar and more.

Great venue for breakout sessions, private parties, meetings and

conference entertainment with a wide variety of catering options.

Meeting room and theatres available for rent.

Contact: General Manager, 614-469-1074

405 Neil Ave.

614-461-LIVE (5483)

The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion is the place to see big shows in an

intimate setting. The LC is an entertainment facility unlike any other in

the nation, showcasing the first ever Vertere Stage, a reversion stage,

which serves both indoor and outdoor concerts.

More than a concert venue, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion is available

year round for private or corporate events. We will assist in creatively

customizing your event. Reserve your date or schedule a tour today.

Contact: General Manager, 614-461-5483

330 Huntington Park Ln.


The brand new 10,000-seat stadium offers different areas around the

ballpark to suit company preference. Choose from indoor climate

controlled banquet areas and meeting space as well as covered

outdoor patios. Columbus Clippers have partnered with Sodexo

Sports and Leisure to offer full service catering including continental

breakfasts to up-scale dinners and cocktail receptions. Our indoor

areas are equipped audio visually, including wireless internet, for all

your presentation needs. Take advantage of our free event planning

services and allow us to assist you with every aspect from specialty

linens to custom menus.

Contact: Special Events Department, 614-255-3594

274 Marconi Blvd. Suite 100


For the ultimate in relaxation and renewal, visit this contemporary

spa and salon off Marconi Blvd. in the heart of the Arena District.

Nicci Debro Spa offers hair, skin and nail care plus stress relief

services for both men and women. Company spa and business

meeting packages available.

Contact: General Manager, 614-228-5670

Downtown Columbus

295 Marconi Blvd.


The world’s number one Create Your Own Stir-Fry restaurant

concept where the guests choose their own ingredients and then

watch as they are prepared by master grillers on a 600° - 7-foot

grill. Rent the Warrior room which accommodates up to 40 guests

and includes a TV and DVD Player.

Contact: General Manager, 614-586-0077

191 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Boston’s offers guests two experiences under one roof

a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere and a

separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia

and HD big screen TVs. The result is a fun, high-energy setting

for family and sports enthusiasts alike.

Contact: General Manager, 614-229-4275

343 N. Front St.

614-621-EATS (3287)

Get to the heart of fresh Italian cooking with family dishes passed

down from generation to generation - as well as a changing menu

of nightly specials. Reminiscent of Little Italy in the 50’s, Buca di Beppo

offers a vibrant atmosphere and authentic menu for all to enjoy.

Reservations welcome. Buca can accommodate groups of 20 to 230

in unique private rooms throughout the restaurant.

Contact: General Manager, 614-621-2436

277 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Mrs. Fields Cookie Center exclusively at Sunny Street Café in the

Arena District has the perfect treat for anyone’s sweet craving.

Mrs. Fields Cookies showcases cookies, nibblers, cookie cakes,

brownies, gift tins and baskets.

Contact: General Manager, 614.222.3008

401 N. Front St.


Featuring German lagers brewed on premises along with made

from scratch dishes with bold international flavors from across the

globe, served in a high-energy atmosphere complete with 50 feet of

HD Plasma Flat Screens for the sports enthusiasts of all ages. Patio

seating and private banquet room available. Their Marzen room

accommodates up to 60 for no additional charge. The Export

room accommodates 20 to 75 and this back bar location provides

a causal atmosphere for easy socializing. A $250 minimum is

required for the Export room.

Contact: General Manager, 614-246-2900

55 E. Nationwide Blvd.


This casual dining restaurant features a classic American menu of

gourmet burgers, pasta, salads and steaks. They also serve a

traditional breakfast menu of morning favorites. Groups can choose

a buffet style menu or order off the regular menu. Enjoy the Tuscany

room which accommodate up to 90 guests. This private room has

separate rest rooms and a coat area. Their Mezzanine Loft can host

up to 50 guests. They offer audio video options for meeting and

presentations including two LCD 40 inch monitors, pull down

screen and a wireless mic.

Contact: General Manager, 614-228-5555

415 N. Front St.


R Bar is the District’s local neighborhood bar with a great hockey

vibe. They accomodate group parties or corporate events of up to

200 people. The R Bar is a great place to relax, grab a drink and

enjoy great sports action on one of 14 TV’s including an 8 ft. x 5 ft.

television so you don’t miss any of the action. Call ahead to get

special rates and book your parties or corporate events.

Contact: General Manager, 614-221-4950

277 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Your neighborhood destination for fresh, flavorful goodness and

friendly service. Enjoy tempting breakfast specialties and delicious

lunches seven days a week. Their bright and sunny “Boardroom”

seats 45-50 people comfortably and is available from 6:30 AM

until normal closing at 2:30 PM. The Boardroom can also be

reserved for events outside of normal business hours. Sunny Street

Café caters for breakfast and lunch events.

Contact: General Manager, 614-222-3008

191 W. Nationwide Blvd.


A gathering place for family and friends, offering comfort food

in an authentic, Craftsman-style Montana bar and grill. They

offer time-honored American favorites, and 25 varieties of

grilled-to-order burgers made from ground chuck or bison.

Patio seating available.

Contact: General Manager, 614-227-0013

401 N Front St.


The Three-Legged Mare offers darts, pub trivia, live music,

projection screens and a number of HD TV’s. Traditional Irish

fare including our famous ‘One & One’ and Shepard’s Pie,

paired with a huge draught beer selection complete your pub

experience. Upstairs dining can be used for a private event.

Please contact us for the perfect pub experience.

Contact: General Manager, 614-222-4950

401 N. Front St.


A Columbus favorite since 1989. If you like sandwiches, you’ll love

W.g. Grinders! Customers choose from hot baked sandwiches, with

a wide variety of tastes, over 20 different selections, each made to

order according to W.g. Grinders exclusive recipe. W.g. Grinders

caters to your business or social events. Their catering menu has a

variety of sandwiches, salads and side dishes.

Contact: General Manager, 614-883-6464

343 Front St.


343 Front Street Tavern & Sports Bar is your ultimate destination for

burgers, beer, sports and entertainment. Located right outside the

front door of Nationwide Arena, we are open seven days a week at

11:00 AM. We offer our guests various entertainment options with

multiple flat screen TV’s and live entertainment. Home of the famous

Foot Long Angus Beef Hot Dog, our menu offers a great variety of

appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Ask about our private

party and special event offerings, whether you have a group of 10

people or 300, 343 Front can assist you in hosting your event.

Contact: General Manager, 614-621-9453

200 W. Nationwide Blvd.


Our 748,000 square foot, multi-purpose venue seats anywhere from 5,000

to 20,000 guests, making it an ideal downtown location for larger ceremonies,

general session meetings or rallies. Smaller meeting rooms, luxury suites,

a club-level concourse, and attached practice facility are available for small

or medium-sized breakouts.

Unique Features

• Multifaceted space and flexible configurations to accommodate all levels

of production and seating requirements

• Full in-house catering services with on-site executive chef and a liquor license

• Options for VIP Hospitality

• Non-union facility with a full in-house staff available to produce your event

• Attached OhioHealth Ice Haus (63,000 total square feet)

• Versatile outdoor plazas

Arena District includes over 15,000 parking spaces within a 10-minute walk

of the arena

• 550 space attached parking garage

• Newly Opened Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop attached to the arena

• Located in the heart of the Arena District in Downtown Columbus

Available Services

• Event planning, marketing & complete production

• Box office, guest services & security

• Merchandise sales (including inventory management, ordering and

event sales)

The Columbus Blue Jackets...

the only major league sports team in central Ohio, played their first regular

season game in Nationwide Arena in October 2000. In 2004, Nationwide

Arena was recognized by ESPN The Magazine as being the No. 1 Stadium

Experience among all 121 professional sports teams in North America.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the ice October - April at Nationwide

Arena and offer group pricing to entertain your guests during an evening

out to take a break from your meeting.

For information on Blue Jackets season tickets or mini-plans and group

tickets, call 614-246-PUCK, call 800-NHL-COLS or check out the website at

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