Directly north and west of downtown Columbus lies the Arena District.

Starting with the opening of Nationwide Arena in 2000, home to the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, the Arena District has sprung up into a vibrant neighborhood filled with restaurants, bars, condos and offices. Nationwide Arena and Express Live host concerts from some of the nation’s biggest acts (often the only stops these premier acts book in Ohio) while the Columbus Clippers, the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have hit a home run with their family-friendly Huntington Park. Dining ranges from the unique like Nada with Mexican cuisine, to the familiar beer and pub fare at Gordon Biersch, while hockey fans will find a raucous home at R Bar.

Checkout the restaurants located in the Arena District. There are so many delicious selections, goodluck deciding on which one! They are just a short walk from the convention center!