These spots feature grub and guitars
1151 N. High St., Short North
The long-running venue — one of the last in the Short North — pays homage to the “diner” in its name with a menu that includes all-day breakfast, sandwiches and pizzas. Work your way through breakfast burritos, corn fritters, the Skully Burger, fish and chips, and a rotating selection of daily specials.
Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza
5601 N. High St., Worthington
Natalie's was the city's first pizzeria to use a coal-fired oven to crisp up pies in minutes. The selection of creative pizzas pairs with a solid craft-beer selection and live music almost every night of the week. Sunday brunches are augmented by tunes from the Derek DiCenzo Trio, or a special Soul Sunday on the first Sunday of each month. Pro-tip: Pre-game an evening at Natalie's with drinks at The Light of Seven Matchsticks cocktail bar in the basement.
310 E. Hudson St., North Campus
So maybe the menu is relegated mostly to bar snacks, but Rambling House has become a popular hangout for bluegrass, family-friendly concerts and a bar service featuring house-made sodas. Guests can order the sodas by themselves or mixed in creative cocktails.
503 S. Front St., Brewery District
Shadowbox has long been known for offering a complete package of entertainment, including dinner, drinks and a show. The main stage and the Backstage Bistro both feature menus of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pizzas, plus full bar service. Enjoy the eats while you take in the venue's original brand of rock 'n' roll and sketch comedy.
26 E. Fifth Ave., Short North
Brothers Drake Meadery offers full bar service, flights of house-made meads and mead cocktails at its Short North bar and music venue. Local food trucks park out front on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings to supplement all the mead and music action inside.