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Arena District Enjoys Downtown Columbus Happy Hour

January 11, 2013

As the premier entertainment district in downtown Columbus, the Arena District’s food and drink establishments offer an unbeatable lineup of happy hour drink specials and appetizer specials. Ranging from sports bars to pubs to family-friendly dining, there is no better happy hour in downtown Columbus. Take a look through our local restaurants’ and bars’ specials and we’ll see you soon.

Gordon Biersch

Hours of operation
Monday–Thursday: 11 am–11 pm
Friday–Saturday: 11 am–1 am
Sunday: 11 am–10 pm 

Fresh, handcrafted beer and premium, made-from-scratch food all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere – that’s what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about. Conveniently located on Front Street in Downtown Columbus, this classic location in the Arena District boasts a billiard area and a patio in addition to its indoor seating. Nearby parking available.
Happy Hour
Appetizer specials offered Monday-Friday 3 pm-6:30 pm and 9pm-close priced at $3, $5, $7
Beverage specials offered Monday-Friday 3 pm-6:30 pm

  • $3 for all Gordon Biersch lagers and ales
  • $2 off all wines by the glass
  • $5 martinis, mojitos, margaritas, specialty drinks

*Dine in only, bar and cocktail areas only

R Bar

Hours of Operation
Bar Monday–Friday: 11am – 2am
Bar Saturday–Sunday: 12pm – 2am
Kitchen Monday–Friday: 11am – 1am
Kitchen Saturday–Sunday: 12pm – 1am
R Bar Arena District Downtown Columbus
As the official bar of the Columbus Blue Jackets, R Bar is committed to creating a fun, exciting and enjoyable atmosphere in Downtown Columbus. And hockey – they really like hockey.
Happy Hour 
Beverage specials offered Monday-Friday 2pm – 8pm.

  • $2 Miller Lite & Coors Light bottles $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 domestic pints, $4 premium and seasonal pints

*Happy hour and daily specials are excluded during all Blue Jackets games and Arena event nights.

The Three-Legged Mare

Hours of Operation
Kitchen every day: 11am – 11pm
Bar every day: 11am – 2:30am
Three Legged Mare Arena District Downtown Columbus
A locally owned Irish Pub found in the heart of the Arena District, just steps from Nationwide Arena, this pub offers authentic Irish food, drink and sports. The Three-Legged Mare also boasts a huge draught and bottled beer selection paired with an impressive scotch and whiskey collection.
Happy Hour 
Beverage and Appetizer Happy Hour specials offered Monday-Friday 4pm – 8pm

  • $3 Select appetizers
  • $4 Draughts

*Happy hour and daily specials are excluded during all Blue Jackets games and Arena event nights.

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza

Hours of Operation
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 12 am
Boston's The Gourmet Pizza Arena District Downtown Columbus
This casual dining restaurant and sports bar offers incredible gourmet pizzas and pasta, along with other dishes such as wings, ribs, burgers, salads and a fresh kid’s menu. Boston’s brings a sit-down family dining atmosphere along with a separate sports bar. The result is a fun, high-energy Arena District setting for families and sports enthusiasts alike.
Happy Hour
Beverage specials offered Monday–Friday 3pm – 7pm

  • $3.00 Margaritas
  • $3.00 Bombs
  • $1.00 off 32oz Drafts
  • $2.50 domestic bottles

Big Bang

Hours of Operation
Wednesday–Thursday: 8pm – 2am
Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 2am
Big Bang Downtown Columbus Arena District
Every night the show comes to life at Big Bang when two entertainers take the stage behind two grand pianos and combine music, comedy and audience participation to create a fast-paced, high-energy show unlike anything else.
Happy Hour

  • Wednesday Mug Night: $5 first mug of beer, then $2–$3 refills
  • Thursday–Saturday 6pm – 8pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports, $3 well drinks

Bd’s Mongolian Grill

Hours of Operation
Monday–Thursday: 11am – 9:30pm
Friday–Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm
Bds Mongolian Grill Arena District Columbus Ohio
Bd’s Mongolian Grill delivers a unique, interactive dining experience as the world’s number one create-your-own stir-fry restaurant. Located on Marconi Boulevard, across from the Arena, the restaurant also offers a delicious appetizer selection.
Happy Hour
Appetizer specials offered Monday–Friday 3pm – 9pm at half price

Max & Erma’s

Hours of Operation
Sunday–Saturday: 6:30am – 11pm

Max & Erma’s brings delicious all-American food and friendly service in a relaxed Arena District atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy.
Happy Hour
Appetizer and beverage  specials offered Monday – Friday 4pm – 7pm

  • Appetizer Happy Hour specials: $3 off except for perfect combo
  • Beverage Happy Hour specials: $2 draft beers