Quality Inn & Suites North/Polaris
7500 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 436-0556
Fax: (614) 436-2205
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.
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.
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.
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.
Office phone: 614-538-0403
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located on the Ohio State University campus, Value City Arena is home to sporting events and world-class entertainment. Sprawling at over 700,000 square feet, there's plenty of room for action. With on-location ATMs, hospitality areas, clubs, and conference halls, you can step into this venue and forget your troubles. Check the website for upcoming events.
Located at Ohio State University, the Jerome Schottenstein Center is an all-purpose event venue. The main attraction here is the Value City Arena that hosts a number of games and concerts. The venue has staged The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond and even Justin Timberlake, Matchbox Twenty, and Tina Turner. The event venue hosts music as well as big sporting events and is the most sought after event venue in the city. Contact to know more.
Home to the hockey team Ohio State Buckeyes, Ohio State University Ice Rink serves as a state-of-the-art ice hockey rink with dimensions as per that of a standard NHL rink. This facility was constructed in the year 1961 and comprises of locker rooms, changing and warming rooms, a seating area with a capacity for 1000 and a pro shop. The basement of the rink is exclusive for the home team and houses the locker rooms and training facility for the Buckeyes. This is a perfect place to catch up on the latest ice hockey action in this part of the city.