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Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jack_tors » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:24 pm

Hey, I am heading down to Columbus on April 4th to see Ovechkin and the Capitals fight the Blue Jackets. Scored awesome club seats for 70% off.

Besides grabbing a burger at Thurmans as we always do, my buddy and I are looking for some places to see or things to do to kill some time before the game. Been to the Shoe and around the OSU campus but am open to any suggestions. If anyone has some suggestions, it would be appreciated. Thanks for your time!
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby waborat » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:01 pm

Cliff-diving at Runaway Bay Quarry is always a good time...

Looting the shopping carts at The Oval can score you some nice swag...

March 'round German Village with CDT?
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jack_tors » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:11 pm

waborat wrote:March 'round German Village with CDT?


Good call, gives me time to shine my boots and get the arm band ready ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jordan kramer » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:38 pm

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Shit. When we spilt up the season tickets I took Pittsburgh and my buddy got the Caps or else i'd be there.

Check out Huntington Park, the home of the Clippers, friggin incredible.

If you're going to drink near the Arena District, avoid Frog Bear Saloon. Brothers is great, so is Gaswerks (friday and saturday they have $1 bombs).

What else are you looking for, you're going to hockey game for fuck's sake?


waborat wrote:Cliff-diving at Runaway Bay Quarry is always a good time...

Looting the shopping carts at The Oval can score you some nice swag...

March 'round German Village with CDT?


Runaway Bay is fun when you're plowed.

I don't "march" around German Village, it's where my Stormtroopers gather for my speeches.

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby waborat » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:it's where my Stormtroopers gather for my speeches.



I KNEW you were a closet Star Wars nerd ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Mounds and mounds of coke.


Oh wait, sorry. I thought it said Columbia
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cease » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:04 am

Thinking... thinking... thinking...




The Blue Danube.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:40 am

Keep driving...go to Memphis instead
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:09 am

Fire Marshall Bill wrote:Keep driving...go to Memphis instead


The three square blocks in Memphis where you won't get killed are fun.

You're safer in Kabul.

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:58 am

Simple as ABC...

Anyplace But Columbus

I get the OSU part..... :bunny: .....but really, its a shithole..... a truck stop on steroids

Reminds me of Indianapolis........ sansa Brickyard
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby fairvis » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:47 pm

If you have time, do the sausage buffet at Schmidt's. And then get a cream puff.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:57 pm

The arena district is awesome. Exactly what Cleveland should have found a way to do.

Since you're going with a buddy, places like Easton and Polaris are out.

Have fun. Hopefully Ovechkin doesn't put anyone into the boards from behind and get tossed.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:57 pm

fairvis wrote:If you have time, do the sausage buffet at Schmidt's. And then get a cream puff.


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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby waborat » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:27 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
fairvis wrote:If you have time, do the sausage buffet at Schmidt's. And then get a cream puff.


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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:33 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
fairvis wrote:If you have time, do the sausage buffet at Schmidt's. And then get a cream puff.


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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:38 pm

Cease wrote:The Blue Danube.


That's a underrated place to get some grub, especially late night.

waborat wrote:
I KNEW you were a closet Star Wars nerd ;-) ;) :wink:


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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:09 pm

fairvis wrote:If you have time, do the sausage buffet at Schmidt's. And then get a cream puff.


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O-kay, who'd like a banger in the mouth?
Right, I forgot, here in the States, you call it a "sausage" in the mouth.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:17 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Cease wrote:The Blue Danube.


That's a underrated place to get some grub, especially late night.

waborat wrote:
I KNEW you were a closet Star Wars nerd ;-) ;) :wink:


Star Wars is stupid. Like man would ever make friends with a Chewbacca. Goddman space Sasquatch.


No shit.

We'd kill him, skin him, eat the meat and sell his hide for $50
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks everyone for their "help". LOL. ::doh:: We will probably just cruise around and see what trouble we can get into. Anyone know a good place to get cheap Blue Jackets gear?

If nothing more, it provided some comic relief and shows why I enjoy this board.

Oh, and don't slam Schmidt's, I have been there before and its great. If I wasnt hitting up Thurmans, I would be going there.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:07 pm

jack_tors wrote: Anyone know a good place to get cheap Blue Jackets gear?


If you want offical gear and not knock offs, try Tuttle Crossing Mall. They have a Sears and JC Penny, plus there's also a Blue Line in there. Oh and sometimes the Buckeye Corner has some good deals, but i'm not sure if they're still open.

How much time are you looking to kill?
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jb » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:25 pm

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n ... umbus+ohio

Went there last month.

It was like Time Travel Hot Tub right down to the cafeteria line, the sirloin tips, and the plates. Only dif is green jello is on the salad bar and the baked potoatoe don't come wrapped in foil.

Located in the hoopie heaven part of C-bus.

If you grew up in the 70's or 80's, especially frequenting the Euclid Square mall, this is a living pice of Americana. It's like running into a passenger pidgeon.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby waborat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:36 pm

JB wrote:http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS353US353&q=york+steak+house+columbus+ohio

Went there last month.

It was like Time Travel Hot Tub right down to the cafeteria line, the sirloin tips, and the plates. Only dif is green jello is on the salad bar and the baked potoatoe don't come wrapped in foil.

Located in the hoopie heaven part of C-bus.

If you grew up in the 70's or 80's, especially frequenting the Euclid Square mall, this is a living pice of Americana. It's like running into a passenger pidgeon.


Did the tips still come with the grilled onions?

Big hamburger roll 'n butter included?

How 'bout the decor? Medieval chandeliers and dark wood?

I gotta hit it when I'm there in May...

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 pm

Hit up the Short North and find CDT hitting up his favorite after work spots....
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby osucrazy18 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:07 pm

I literally live right across the street from the danube. absolutly awesome and underrated place. Another thing would be City BBQ its up 350 a little bit but is the best place in cbus.

Bars....anywhere in the arena district its awesome.

Then again its awesome for students like myself, who knows if you old folks will like it.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:16 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Hit up the Short North and find CDT hitting up his favorite after work spots....



You seem to be pretty familiar with what goes on there.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cease » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:24 pm

osucrazy18 wrote:I literally live right across the street from the danube. absolutly awesome and underrated place.


Going way off topic, indulge me...

The 'Dube is my one "must have" when visiting C-bus, low-key bar with better than average low-price grub. BUT, I was sorely disappointed when I went in two years ago to find they had replaced their awesome CD jukebox with one of those touch-screen "top hit only" pieces of crap that plays 2 songs for a buck. Unless you want search for a song you actually want to hear, then it's a full $1 for one play.

I know, "get off my lawn." I'm old and hate new things. But really- a jukebox with 100 full length CD's and variety of good albums that plays 3 or 4 songs for $1 is what makes a guy like me a regular. It's why I loved the 'Dube.

I'll patronize any bar that gives the local distributor the finger and maintains their own jukebox. Was a regular at a nasty Euclid bar (the LT) that actually let me and my buds pick the CD's in the juke. We asked the other regulars for input, put in the CD order, and played the hell out of that thing every night. It was awesome.

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Couldn't agree more, Cease. Those new jukeboxes suck. When I'm at the bar I'm invariably looking for something I like on an album and it's very rarely to 1 or 2 huge hits that a band has and you've heard a million times.

I freakin' love Pearl Jam, but whenever I search those boxes they usually have one song...Jeremy. Not that Jeremy's bad, it's just...wtf man?

I hate those things. Always a letdown.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:00 pm

Most jukeboxes are pre loaded with commercial crap anyway. Do I really have to hear Big & Rich while i'm drinking? I usually want to push the person who picks "Jeremy" down a long flight of stairs.
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jb » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:51 pm

waborat wrote:
JB wrote:http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS353US353&q=york+steak+house+columbus+ohio

Went there last month.

It was like Time Travel Hot Tub right down to the cafeteria line, the sirloin tips, and the plates. Only dif is green jello is on the salad bar and the baked potoatoe don't come wrapped in foil.

Located in the hoopie heaven part of C-bus.

If you grew up in the 70's or 80's, especially frequenting the Euclid Square mall, this is a living pice of Americana. It's like running into a passenger pidgeon.


Did the tips still come with the grilled onions?

Big hamburger roll 'n butter included?

How 'bout the decor? Medieval chandeliers and dark wood?

I gotta hit it when I'm there in May...

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All of the above.

And you can still buy the add on shrooms, and there are old portraits og english pheasants on the walls.

It's the real deal, cept with C-vus hoopies.

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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby jack_tors » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:50 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
jack_tors wrote: Anyone know a good place to get cheap Blue Jackets gear?


If you want offical gear and not knock offs, try Tuttle Crossing Mall. They have a Sears and JC Penny, plus there's also a Blue Line in there. Oh and sometimes the Buckeye Corner has some good deals, but i'm not sure if they're still open.

How much time are you looking to kill?


Just looking to kill 5 or 6 hrs depending on when we get up and head down. I am all for a few drinks but want to keep it in check with the drive home and all that night. Thanks for the info, I will be sure to hit up those stores before heading downtown to see Huntington Park and Thurmans.

Heard good things about Brothers from others as well so we will probably stop there as well. Any thoughts on Barley's Brewing?
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Re: Things To Do In Columbus

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:05 pm

jack_tors wrote:Heard good things about Brothers from others as well so we will probably stop there as well. Any thoughts on Barley's Brewing?


Barley's is a nice place and their other place (Barley's Smokehouse)is only a few miles from Nationwide. Great beer selection and really good food.
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