Comfort Inn North/Polaris
8400 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: (614) 791-9700
Fax: (614) 526-0106
If you have fantasies about things Italian, then Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center is your dream come true. Opened in 1982, this award winning facility has been making people very happy with their Italian hospitality and beautiful art. The facility has won the Consumer's Choice Awards for the Top Banquet Facility in Central Ohio and has definitely lived up to it. There are three rooms you can choose from, a large stage area for concerts, theatre performances and more, a large dance floor, and a banquet room. The facility can accommodate anywhere between 50 to 1,000 people. This family run place insists on making their guests feel like family, so the ambiance here is comfortable and homely. With considerate staff, delectable food, and a gorgeous setting, it's no wonder its won the Consumer's Choice Award. Do call ahead for booking details.
Located within the Crosswood Commons Shopping Center, the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema is a huge multiplex that is furnished with crystal clear screen technology and digital sound that brings the 70mm screen to life. The calendar boasts of the latest Hollywood flicks and simulcast of concerts and sporting events. Besides that, Marcus also hosts birthday parties and private functions on patrons' request. Reclining in its comfy chairs, enjoying a tub of popcorn and watching an amazing movie at Marcus Crosswoods Cinema is the perfect way to spend a lazy evening.
Chiller North is a popular event venue with locals as well as visitors as it plays host to exciting ice hockey championships. Equipped with facilities like a hockey shop, snack bar, dressing rooms and an enclosed viewing space, it can accommodate 1000 spectators with ease and versatility. Non-match days see the center being put to good use in the form of skating classes, parties and private events.
This lively venue has hosted rock concerts since 1970. Today, it boasts state-of-the-art sound and music equipment. No wonder this place is always jam-packed with eclectic performers and enthralled audiences. See website for calendar of events.
The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center is one of the prominent stand-up comedy venues in the city. Established in 1987, it has featured star comedians such as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres and Drew Carey entertaining the crowds. Talented humorists will tickle your funny bone whenever you are here. Besides humor, the club also has tantalizing menu featuring delicious appetizers and sandwiches. The pre-show diners are required to come two hours before the first show. If you want a dose of laughter, then head to the Funny Bone for a generous portion of comic gags.
Just a few blocks from the Ohio State University campus, there's Rumba Café, a vivacious live-music venue if there ever was one. Some nights, rock bands take the stage, others it's a jazz combo or a Latin ensemble; often there's soul to be heard here, and some funk if you're lucky. Drinks are made stiff, and to eat there's a selection of bocas, a South American variation on the Spanish tapas. The space itself is cozy and lived-in, and that helps make every performance all the more intimate. See website for concert schedule, photos and more.
Nestled amid a cluster of houses down a quiet street, The House with No Name is a DIY event venue that has garnered quite a following since its inception in 2013. Located just a short distance away from the Ohio State University campus, this lively event venue hosts concerts by local and touring bands, including the likes of The Runovers, Tightwolf and Drunk Punks. Apart from concerts, The House with No Name also hosts comedy shows and occasional poetry readings. You can check out the venue's performance schedule online on Facebook or Tumblr. Donations for the touring bands are greatly appreciated.
The University District is an area that is buzzing with life and activity in the city. Home to some of the popular and much visited spots in the city, the neighborhood has no dearth of places to see. One of the 'must visit' places here is Kobo Live. This music venue and bar, located along the busy North High Street, is where you ought to head for some of the best live music in the city. Playing host to artists from around the city as well as the country, Kobo Live hosts a passel of gigs and concerts all year round. Also, do checkout their Happy Hour on Mondays to Fridays from 7p to 9p. See the website or call to know more.
The Spacebar is a classy music venue and bar. It hosts concerts by renowned bands and also gives a chance to promising local talent. Bands such as Alcon, Indigo Wild, Red Feathers and Friendly Faux play their hit songs during the music events. The bar specializes in craft beer and whiskey and acts as a meeting place for beer and music lovers. It also organizes open mic nights, trivia games and karaoke. The venue's vintage decor and excellent acoustics ensure a memorable experience.
One of the premier soccer stadiums in the country, Crew Stadium offers exclusive seating options and provides soccer maniacs an absolutely pleasurable viewing experience. Tickets for the matches are available online. There is ample parking available.
Located within the premises of the Ohio State University, the Longaberger Alumni House is home to the Alumni association of the university. Year after year, the university's alumni meet at the house to share their ideas and organize various events. The Longaberger Alumni House plays host to reunions, banquets, conferences, football matches and other sporting events. Check website for details.
The McCoy Center for the Arts is located in the heart of the historic center of New Albany. The mission of the center is to cultivate the appreciation of the arts and culture among the community. It provides an opportunity to learn about art, to experience and participate in various cultural events. The beautiful 750-seat auditorium hosts various performing arts projects, concerts, Broadway shows and many more.