71. SOAK UP THE SOUND AT THE FAMED NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
1722 N. High St., Campus
One of the most legendary rock clubs, the Newport also holds the distinction of being the longest continually running rock club in the country. Catch a national act or a big local show, and it usually won’t set you back more than $20.
72. KICK BACK WITH A SHRUB AT TILL DYNAMIC FARE
247 King Ave.. Victorian Village
The inventive food and drinks at Till are unlike any other in Columbus. We’re especially fond of the fruit- and herb-spiked shrubs, vinegar-based nonalcoholic beverages that date back to colonial days. Tempered with a little sweetness, these are the perfect refreshers on a hot day.
73. FIND OUT HOW WAFFLES WERE MEANT TO BE AT TASTE OF BELGIUM
59 Spruce St., North Market
Travel halfway around the world without leaving Columbus by indulging in a Taste of Belgium waffle. Complete with sweet whipped cream and fruit topping, the dorm’s cafeteria waffles will never taste the same.
74. GO ROCK CLIMBING WITHOUT LEAVING DOWNTOWN
505 W. Whittier St., Brewery District
One of the largest outdoor climbing walls in Ohio awaits urban ascenders at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in the city’s newest Metro Park. It’s quality rock, just be sure to bring your own ropes and harnesses.
75. FIDDLE AROUND WITH BLUEGRASS NIGHT AT DICK’S DEN
2417 N. High St., Campus
Just blocks away from the Blue Danube, Dick’s Den fulfills that dive bar aesthetic just as well. Every Tuesday the bar is booming with live, local bluegrass music and the savory Tatoheads food truck is standing right outside for when you get tuckered out.
76. SALUTE THE DUDE AT STUDIO 35
3055 Indianola Ave.,
A charming neighborhood movie house, Studio 35 mixes first-run and indie flicks with cult favorites and other fun events. Each year in January they salute the hero of “The Big Lebowski” with a three-day Dude-a-Thon. Brush up on your bowling and enter the big-screen Wii tourney.
77. RIDE THE PADDLE BOATS AT CREEKSIDE GAHANNA
124 Creekside Plaza, Gahanna
During the summer months, rent a paddleboat at the Creekside Park Paddleboat Marina and take a leisurely cruise on the Big Walnut. At only $5 for half an hour, boats are available Tuesday through Friday afternoons and weekends during the day.
78. PLAY PINBALL AT SPOONFUL RECORDS
116 E. Long St., Downtown
Spoonful Records not only boasts a great selection of vinyl, but also some kick-ass vintage pinball machines. If you’re lucky, you can even catch some live music in-store as you play.
79. SEE A CONCERT ON THE STATEHOUSE LAWN
1 Capitol Sq., Downtown
The opportunity to listen to free music is hard to pass up, especially on a nice afternoon in a scenic Downtown setting. On Fridays during the summer, head to the Statehouse lawn to hear a different musical act each week at noon.
80. GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH A HEAVYWEIGHT BURGER AT RINGSIDE CAFE
19 N. Pearl St., Downtown
Get three-quarters of a pound worth of angus at Ringside Cafe, a Downtown staple tucked into quirky Pearl Alley. Whether you’re an “Ali” or an “Oscar de la Hoya” there’s a beefy burger to satisfy your angus craving.