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Tangy sauce, gooey cheese and a thick, chewy crust. If this doesn’t have you drooling and craving a slice of pizza, I don’t know what will. Growing up a picky eater, pizza was always a top go-to. I’m constantly searching for the best pizza in Columbus to share with my instagram followers, and now, with all of you!

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Tangy sauce, gooey cheese and a thick, chewy crust. If this doesn’t have you drooling and craving a slice of pizza, I don’t know what will. Growing up a picky eater, pizza was always a top go-to. I’m constantly searching for the best pizza in Columbus to share with my instagram followers, and now, with all of you! Hopefully a few pizza joints on this list will inspire you to step outside your ‘za comfort zone!

 #6  Yellow Brick

If you’re looking for a local, delicious take on a Chicago deep dish, head to Yellow Brick. Located in Olde Towne East, this funky pizza shop is full of interesting pizzas with crazy toppings. However, their iconic deep dish cheese pizza is complete with chunky red sauce and cheese that will give you that mouthwatering cheese pull. They also get extra marks for making a twisted crust topped with butter and delicious herbs. This joint is super popular, and the deep dish can take 40 minutes, so I suggest showing up early, heading over on a weeknight, or ordering pick-up. But don’t worry. This pizza is totally worth the wait!

Yellow Brick

892 Oak St

(614) 725-5482

 #5  Harvest Pizzeria

Harvest Pizzeria is for those farm to table foodies. Harvest Pizzeria makes it on my list for a few reasons. Number one is obviously that their pizza is delicious. The second reason is that they work really hard to partner with local farmers to provide their meats, cheeses, and vegetables. They believe that “local tastes better”, which I couldn’t agree with more. Their dough is made fresh in-house and they cook their pizzas in a stone oven, which gives them a perfectly crunchy crust.

I’m a sucker for a classic Margherita pizza, but if you’re feeling fancy, their pizza menu has many interesting choices. You can try the Goat Cheese with Salame Toscano and cherry tomatoes, The Geary Street with clams and mozzarella, or the Spicy Yuma with chorizo, jalapeno, and chipotle-spiked tomato sauce. If you’re at the German Village location, be sure to check out Curio, their cocktail bar! You can check out their other locations in Dublin and Clintonville as well.

Harvest Pizzeria

German Village, Dublin, Clintonville

 #4  Bono Pizza

Bono Pizza is the classic hole in the wall pizza joint. If you’ve never heard of Bono (which I hadn’t until recently), it’s located in an apartment complex in southern Upper Arlington (not so easy to spot). If you can find your way in, they have some really interesting combinations of toppings like anchovies and olives, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pineapple, onions, ham, and gorgonzola all cooked using their wood fire oven.

When I first looked at their menu, I was a little nervous. I used to be a really picky eater, and sometimes I revert back to my old ways. I had heard such rave reviews about their pizza, so I decided to be brave and try the Zingaro pizza (pictured). HOLY COW, was I glad I didn’t ask for a substitution (chef props)! This pizza comes with caramelized Smithfield ham and bacon, gorgonzola cheese, garlic, fresh basil, green onions, fresh mozzarella, brie, swiss, fresh juicy pineapple and a sprinkle of pixie dust. It was the perfect combination of salty and sweet. I can’t wait to try out more of their delectable pizzas!

Bono Pizza

1412 Presidential Dr
(614) 906-8646

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 #3  Mikey’s Late Night

Mikey’s is great for all levels of sobriety.  Just as the name indicates, Mikey’s has been a late night staple in my life since I moved back to Columbus after college. I would be walking down High Street late at night literally praying that they would be at the food truck spot near Pint House. I also may or may not have walked all the way to Odd Fellows some nights just for that magical cheesy slice. Thank goodness, you can get your fix all over the city!

Mikey’s is well known for their edgy style, with menu items like “spicy-ass pepperoni”, “unicorn (or slut) sauce”, and “the baby cheezus”. If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a slice (or 2) of Mikey’s, I suggest you change that ASAP!

Mikey's

Short North, Downtown, Clintonville

 #2  Paulie Gee’s

Being a food blogger has quite a few perks, and one of them is getting the chance to meet the people behind this restaurant. When I visited Paulie Gee’s for the first time last year, I had the pleasure of meeting TJ Gibbs, the owner of Paulie Gee’s. He shared his amazing story about how as an OSU grad, he moved to Brooklyn and shadowed the actual Paulie of Paulie Gee’s. After spending a year learning the tricks of the trade, TJ came back to Columbus and opened up his own version of Paulie Gee’s in the Short North.

At Paulie Gee’s, the pizza is baked in a wood-fired Napoli oven, imported from Italy. This creates a perfectly crispy and bubbly crust. If you go during happy hour, you can order PIZZA FLIGHTS (pictured). Three mini pizzas that are perfect for those indecisive moments that we all get looking at a pizza menu. You really can’t go wrong, but if you’re looking for a super interesting pizza, I suggest the Cherry Jones. It has gorgonzola, prosciutto, cherries, and orange blossom honey, YUM! 

Paulie Gee's

1195 N High St
(614) 808-0112

 #1  Pizza Cucinova

Pizza Cucinova has been my favorite pizza place for some time now. They seriously know what they are doing in the pizza oven. One of the best things about Cucinova is all of their pizzas are made totally from scratch. They use fresh ingredients and hand make and stretch their dough. That’s pretty unusual for a fast casual pizza restaurant! They spend all day roasting the veggies, hand rolling the meatballs, and prepping the other delicious ingredients that grace your yummy pizza.

The best part about all of these amazing ingredients and another reason they are #1? For only $8, you can add AS MANY TOPPINGS AS YOU WANT. After you pick your toppings, your pizza goes into an extremely hot wood fired oven to cook for 2-3 minutes. The crust gets golden delicious and the cheese gets bubbly and you have the perfect pizza. Don’t forget to add my personal favorite finishing touch, balsamic glaze once it’s out of the oven!

Pizza Cucinova

Dublin, Easton, Polaris, Grandview, Westerville

Jordan Ankerman, of @midwest_foodfest, is a creative teacher and foodie who enjoys sharing her enthusiastic demeanor and passion for yummy food with all of her Instagram followers. You can find her eating pizza and snapping photos of her meals wherever she goes!

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Cheers! Our favorite Columbus Craft Beer Week events

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With its more than 60 craft breweries (and counting); 150 beer bars, growler shops, and bottle stores; and over 300 restaurants serving craft beer, Columbus is one of the largest craft beer cities in the Midwest. Celebrate our booming booze culture with Columbus Craft Beer Week, now through May 25.

There are dozens of beer-centric events planned very day this week that we’re dying to put on your radar. And, don’t forget to take advantage of the one-time $5 off Lyft credit to or from any CCBW event with code CRAFTBEERCBUS.

Have fun and be safe, Columbus!

Restoration Brew Worx Collaboration Pub Ale Release at 101 Beer Kitchen Westerville

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  10:00 PM
  • 101 Beer Kitchen Westerville (map)

Restoration Brew Worx from Delaware & the 101bk team brewed up a strong pub ale only available at your local 101 Beer Kitchen!

Restoration Brew Worx Collaboration Pub Ale Release at 101 Beer Kitchen Dublin

Staycation at The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  9:00 PM
  • The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs (map)
Staycation at The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs

Take a Staycation at Brew Brothers. They will be serving a special menu featuring tropical themed beers and cocktails.

Beer Trivia and Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Marshall’s Grandview

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 2:00 PM  11:00 PM
  • Marshall’s Grandview (map)
Beer Trivia and Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Marshall's Grandview

Columbus Trivia Challenge will have some tough beer related questions and Rhinegeist will have some delicious beers on tap. Trivia starts at 8:00. All Rhinegeist beers will be $4.

Keep the Glass Night at The Daily Growler – Polaris

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • The Daily Growler – Polaris – enter by Dick’s Sporting Goods (map)
Rando Pint Glass (Giveaway) Night at The Daily Growler - Polaris

The Daily Growler is giving away 1 with each pint purchased (starting at 6pm). No limit! Over 100 to give away!

Free Brewery Tour at Antiques on High

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM
  • Antiques on High (map)
Free Brewery Tour at Antiques on High

Take a tour of our sour facility, Antiques on High, with Brewmaster Colin Vent, for FREE! Spots are limited to 15 people. Email us at [email protected] to reserve a place.

Women’s Beer Class in Collaboration with Columbus Girls Pint Out at Endeavor Brewing

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  9:00 PM
  • Endeavor Brewing Co. (map)
Women’s Beer Class in Collaboration with Columbus Girls Pint Out at Endeavor Brewing

An all women beer class, complete with tasting, history, and process. Class size limited, please register early! Cost: $25

Platform Pinball and Sour Beer Week Kick-off Party at Brewcadia

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  10:00 PM
  • Brewcadia (map)
Platform Pinball and Sour Beer Week Kick-off Party at Brewcadia

Come join for free pinball and craft sour selections from Platform Beer Co.! Our kick-off party for CCBW is going to feature 8 different Sours from Platform and two free Pinball machines. Platform will be in attendance on Monday night to get the party started and Brewcadia will be offering free pinball the whole week!

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Tuesday, May 21

Beer and Bacon w/ Land Grant Brewing at The Crest on Parsons

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  10:00 PM
  • The Crest (Parsons) (map)
Beer and Bacon w/ Land Grant Brewing at The Crest on Parsons

All week long at The Crest Gastropub, Parsons location, they will be featuring an awesome Bacon and Beer menu with Land-Grant Brewing. What’s better than bacon and beer? How about lamb bacon, duck bacon, Irish bacon, Italian bacon, beef bacon, coconut bacon, or whatever wonderful morsels of bacon we decide to work with paired alongside an array of Land Grant Beers.

SIP on This at Local Cantina Grandview

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  11:00 PM
  • Local Cantina Grandview (map)
SIP on This at Local Cantina Grandview

Join Local Cantina for $2 Taco Tuesday and $3 Somewhere In Particular beers!

Meet the Rhinegeist Brewer and Sampling at Perfect Pour Beverage Company

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Perfect Pour Beverage Company (map)
Meet the Rhinegeist Brewer and Sampling at Perfect Pour Beverage Company

For Columbus Craft Beer Week, Perfect Pour is very excited to have a sampling of the Outer Reaches Sour Program from Rhinegeist, and host Rhinegeist’s brewer, Luke Cole in-house to talk about the brewery, the beers, and all things beer related. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Jenga Tournament at Lineage Brewing

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Lineage Brewing (map)
Jenga Tournament at Lineage Brewing

Up to 12 teams can compete for the prestigious title of Lineage Brewing Jenga Champion. Free to enter. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Tournament starts at 6pm and goes until a new champion is crowned.

Drink Beer Save Turtles Fundraiser + Zoo Animals Appearance at The Daily Growler Powell

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  10:30 PM
  • The Daily Growler – Powell (map)
Drink Beer Save Turtles Fundraiser + Zoo Animals Appearance at The Daily Growler Powell

Drink Beer, Save Turtles! 3rd annual Tap Takeover for Turtles benefiting the Turtle Survival Alliance. Appearance by Columbus Zoo animals! Phillips on Wheels Food Truck 5pm – 9ish. Terrapin Beer Co. beer specials, silent auction, and more! =

Running Club at BrewDog Franklinton

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • BrewDog Franklinton (map)
Running Club at BrewDog Franklinton

Join BrewDog on Tuesday May 21st at 6:00 PM for a 5k run followed by some beers and great company. Happy Hour extended to 9 o’clock for the runners. All levels welcome, no registration required.

Brew Kettle Night! at Bob’s Bar!

  • Tue, May 21, 20196:00 PM  Wed, May 22, 201912:00 AM
  • Bob’s Bar (Cultural Hub of the Midwest) (map)
Brew Kettle Night! at Bob's Bar!

Come sample the goodies that made them popular, as well as some rarities that we don’t see that often. Brew Kettle is always glad to show off what they are working on!

4th Anniversary Bash at The Walrus Kitchen & Public House

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • The Walrus (map)
4th Anniversary Bash at The Walrus Kitchen & Public House

Come celebrate 4 years with the Walrus! They’ll have a DJ, complimentary apps, & feature beers from Seventh Son.

Hoof Hearted Beer Dinner at 101 Beer Kitchen Westerville

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
  • 101 Beer Kitchen Westerville (map)
Hoof Hearted Beer Dinner at 101 Beer Kitchen Westerville

Join us for another adventure with Hoof Hearted Brewing from Marengo, Ohio! Hoof Hearted swept the city with their amazing twist on brews back in 2011 and have become one of the most saught after/followed breweries in the region. Chef Joe will be preparing 5 special courses paired with 6 beers for a night not to miss. Cost: $65

Homebrew Club at DogTap Columbus

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • DogTap Columbus (map)
Homebrew Club at DogTap Columbus

Want to get the inside scoop on how to brew epic beers yourself?! Join our team of geeks as they help walk you through the process step-by-step. Together, we’ll explore some of the best and strangest ways to brew a good beer and you’ll get an insider look at how BrewDog does it too. The club is free to all who join!

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Wednesday, May 22

Hand Pie and Beer pairing at Lineage Brewing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Lineage Brewing (map)
Hand Pie and Beer pairing at Lineage Brewing

Join Lineage Brewing for a Beer and Hand Pie tasting. We think our hand pies are the perfect pub food, and we want to show you why. We’ll pair four mini versions of our hand pies with 4 our our beers that we think go perfectly together.

Preston’s Burgers Tasting Menu Paired w/Special Infusions at Seventh Son Brewing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Seventh Son Brewing (map)
Preston's Burgers Tasting Menu Paired w/Special Infusions at Seventh Son Brewing

Join us for food from Preston’s Burgers paired with some special beer infusions we’ve came up with just for Beer Week!

Table Corn Hole Tournament at Grove City Brewing Company

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Grove City Brewing Company (map)
Table Corn Hole Tournament at Grove City Brewing Company

Team Up & Win! Grove City Brewing Company is teaming up with 17th Star Distributing to hold a Table Corn Hole Tournament and giving LOTS of swag and prizes awarded to Top 3 teams!

Land Grant Luau at MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub (map)
Land Grant Luau at MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub

ALOHA! Wear your hawaiian shirts and hula skirts and we’ll provide the leis! We’re having a Land-Grant Brewing tap takeover that you’ll go COCONUTS for.

Pints with Fido at Sideswipe Brewing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Sideswipe Brewing (map)
Pints with Fido at Sideswipe Brewing

Fundraiser for Rescued Ohio. Bring your dog with you to the taproom for a good cause. Grab a pint for you and treats for Fido.

Macaron & Beer Pairing The Daily Growler – Polaris

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • The Daily Growler – Polaris – enter by Dick’s Sporting Goods (map)
Macaron & Beer Pairing The Daily Growler - Polaris

2 of the best things in life paired together! $20 (plus tax & tip) for a flight of 6 beers each carefully paired with a delicious half macaron. Macarons from MJOMII!

Rooftop Dinner w/Little Fish Brewing at The Crest Clintonville

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • The Crest (map)
Rooftop Dinner w/Little Fish Brewing at The Crest Clintonville

Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm for a five course beer pairing dinner with our friends at Little Fish Brewing. Each beer will be hand selected by owners and brewers Jimmy Stockwell and Sean White, to accompany the chef inspired menu. $50, five courses, five beers, limited to 30 seats.

Craft Beer Week Beer School at Perfect Pour Beverage Company

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Perfect Pour Beverage Company (map)
Craft Beer Week Beer School at Perfect Pour Beverage Company

Attend a free class to learn the basics about beer, featuring stylistic examples from two awesome local breweries. Lagers, Belgians, Ales, light to dark, we’ll take your taste buds on a fun trip. Reps from both breweries will explain each beer in detail and answer any beer related questions. This will be a fun and educational time sipping and discussing BEER.

*Seating will be limited, please RSVP with Perfect Pour by calling 614-553-7666, or comment in the event post on Facebook.

Hoof Hearted Running Club and Beer Mile at Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen (map)
Hoof Hearted Running Club and Beer Mile at Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

Our weekly Running Club 5k and a mile on our treadmill with a 5oz. pour every quarter mile. 80’s aerobic workout fashion highly encouraged.

REI Class- Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at Endeavor Brewing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
  • Endeavor Brewing Co. (map)
REI Class- Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at Endeavor Brewing

The experts at REI will present all the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your hiking adventure on the PCT. Space is limited, so sign up directly through REI.

Pose & Pour at North High Brewing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • North High Brewing (map)
Pose & Pour  at North High Brewing

Certified yoga instructor, Michele Minehart, leads a mixture of yoga instruction varying from beginner to advanced levels. Everyone is welcome. $15 covers the yoga instruction and a pint of beer.

Besserts – Beer and Dessert Pairing at DogTap Columbus

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • DogTap Columbus (map)
Besserts - Beer and Dessert Pairing at DogTap Columbus

Our experts are putting together our most mouth watering pairing yet and we are bringing it to you for Columbus Craft Beer Week! This pairing will have 5 different Brewdog beers paired with 5 special desserts made by our super talented, in-house chefs, just for this occasion. Cost: $25

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Thursday, May 23

Meat Sweats Beer Pairing benefiting Pink Boots Society at Land-Grant Brewing Co.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 11:30 AM  8:00 PM
  • Land-Grant Brewing Co. (map)
Meat Sweats Beer Pairing benefiting Pink Boots Society at Land-Grant Brewing Co.

Join us in the Land-Grant Brewing Co. taproom May 17-19 and May 23-25 and order a Meat Sweats pairing flight. We have paired each portion of the Ray Ray’s world famous Meat Sweats Box with one of our tasty beers. We are donating $2 from each flight sold to the Pink Boots Society!

Alaskan Brewing & Two Roads Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at The Half Pint Columbus

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  7:00 PM
  • The Half Pint Columbus (map)
Alaskan Brewing & Two Roads Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at The Half Pint Columbus

Stop in for a chance to win a Jones Snowboard prize pack and a Adirondack chair prize pack from 4-7PM! Alaskan beers include White, Icy Bay IPA, and Blonde. Two Roads line up includes Two Juicy, Lil Heaven, and Persian Lime Gose!!!

Tribute Beer Night at Ill Mannered Brewing Co.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Ill Mannered Brewing Co. (map)
Tribute Beer Night at Ill Mannered Brewing Co.

Tribute beer night is our tongue in cheek way of paying tribute to some of the breweries who’ve helped us along the way while having a little fun at their expense. Stop in for a few special release beers named in honor of other local breweries/beers. Guess the breweries and win some prizes.

For Pup’s Sake at Fourth Street Bar & Grill

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  6:00 PM
  • Fourth Street Bar & Grill (map)
For Pup's Sake at Fourth Street Bar & Grill

4th Street Bar and Grill is a dog friendly bar where we welcome man and his best friend to enjoy time together on our patio during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Help us kick off our seasonal fundraiser “For Pup’s Sake” at 4th Street Bar and Grill on Thursday, May 23rd from 4pm – 6pm as we host Saucy Brew Works to help raise awareness and funds for the Franklin Co. Dog Shelter. There will be beer specials, food specials, dog beer, and dog snacks! Proceeds from the beer and food specials will go to help Franklin Co. Dog Shelter.

Pours + Pierogis – Beer + Food Pairing w/ Sophie’s Pierogis at Olentangy River Brewing Company

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Olentangy River Brewing Company (map)
Pours + Pierogis - Beer + Food Pairing w/ Sophie's Pierogis at Olentangy River Brewing Company

Ever wish you had the PERFECT pierogi to savor with your favorite beer? Olentangy River Brewing Company and Sophie’s Pierogis are ready to show you! Join us as we prepare a selected menu of pierogis to pair perfectly with a selection of craft beers in a flight — find your favorite and come back for more!

Jackie O’s Tap Feature & Trivia Night at The District Pour House

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  11:00 PM
  • The District Pour House (map)
Jackie O's Tap Feature & Trivia Night at The District Pour House

Jackie O’s beer specials and exclusive tappings. Trivia starts at 8pm. Win some Jackie O’s swag and try some awesome beers from our friends at Jackie O’s. Final list will be released closer to the event!

Corn Hole Tournament and $2 Drafts All Day at Pecan Penny’s BarBQ

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Pecan Penny’s BarBQ (map)
Corn Hole Tournament and $2 Drafts All Day at Pecan Penny's BarBQ

Corn Hole Tournament from 6-8pm. $2 Drafts All Day Long. Including breweries: Brew Dog, Columbus Brewing Company, Homestead, Land-Grant, North High, Pacifico, Rhinegeist, Seventh Son, Taft’s Brewing Company, Wolf’s Ridge

Beer and Cupcake Pairing at BrewDog Franklinton

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • BrewDog Franklinton (map)
Beer and Cupcake Pairing at BrewDog Franklinton

We’ve teamed up with the very talented Chrissie’s Creations to bring you a flight of four tasty beers paired with four delicious cupcakes! Tickets are $25 with proceeds from the event going to the Heart Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance or on the day if available.

Bites and Brews w/Combustion Brewery at The Grand Event Center

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • The Grand Event Center (map)
Bites and Brews w/Combustion Brewery at The Grand Event Center

Join us at The Grand Event Center during Columbus Craft Beer Week on Thursday, May 23 as we collaborate with Combustion Brewery and Taproom out of Pickerington, Ohio for our first Bites & Brews event. Throughout the unique five-course dinner, you will pair each chef-inspired dish with beers ranging from ales to IPAs. Reservations are required in advance and can be made on Eventbrite. Cost: $65

Craft Beer + Food Pairing 101 at BrewDog Short North

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
  • BrewDog Short North (map)
Craft Beer + Food Pairing 101 at BrewDog Short North

To celebrate Columbus Craft Beer Week we are teaching our first course on food and beer pairings. Course includes a five course meal paired with our epic array of BrewDog beers. Cost: $35

Think While You Drink Trivia at Combustion Brewery and Taproom

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 7:30 PM  9:30 PM
  • Combustion Brewery & Taproom (map)
Think While You Drink Trivia at Combustion Brewery and Taproom

How well do you know Craft Beer? Test your knowledge at Combustion for this special Trivia Night!

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Friday, May 24

Beer Box of Mystery Episode 3.0 at Submarine House at Submarine House Bar & Grill

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  11:59 PM
  • Submarine House (map)
Beer Box of Mystery Episode 3.0 at Submarine House at Submarine House Bar & Grill

The BBOM returns for a third year. We’re still not a casino, but we’re giving you the chance to “gamble.” Of course not for money, that would be illegal and we wouldn’t be here next year for Beer Week. It works like this, you give us few bucks and you get to draw from the BBOM. You may get something you would rather give away or you may get a great craft brew. Can you handle the risk?

Cans and K9’s at Somewhere in Particular Brewing

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 3:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Somewhere in Particular Brewing (map)
Cans and K9's at Somewhere in Particular Brewing

We will have a can release, with a fundraiser for the Franklin County Animal Shelter. There will be dogs present for adoption also. Live music, and BBQ food will be available on patio.

Madtree “Lite” Up Your Life at The Half Pint Columbus

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  7:00 PM
  • The Half Pint Columbus (map)
Madtree "Lite" Up Your Life at The Half Pint Columbus

Enjoy Madtree‘s Lift, Citra-High, and Brunch So Hard while you compete in Lite Bright races to win some great gear!!! 4-7PM on May 24th!

4th Annual Sierra Nevada Crawfish Boil for Mid-Ohio Foodbank at Bob’s Bar!

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 4:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Bob’s Bar (The Cultural Hub of the Midwest) (map)
4th Annual Sierra Nevada Crawfish Boil for Mid-Ohio Foodbank at Bob's Bar!

We partner with Sierra Nevada to crank out a tasty southern spread as a way to raise money for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. 100% of the crawfish dinner sales are donated to this great central Ohio organization. It’s our chance to help those that need help the most. Tickets are just for dinner. Cost: $20

The Drunken Donut Beer Pairing + Boozy Donut Beer at Nostalgia Brewing

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Nostalgia Brewing (map)
The Drunken Donut Beer Pairing + Boozy Donut Beer at Nostalgia Brewing

Nostalgia Brewing has partnered with The Drunken Donut to provide a flight of four Nostalgia beers and four boozy donuts made with the paired beers! PLUS a 5 oz sample of our collaboration Boozy Donut Beer – all for only $18! This event will be limited to the first 60 who purchase a ticket and will take place on our patio from 6 PM – 8 PM on 5/24/2019. Cost: $18

Patio Party with Seventh Son Brewing at Ten Pin Alley

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Ten Pin Alley (map)
Patio Party with Seventh Son Brewing at Ten Pin Alley

Join us for a patio party with Seventh Son Brewing. Bucket specials, games + “Beat the Brewer” at Bocce. Win some swag. Play some bocce. Drink some Seventh Son.

Sasquatch Hunt, Bouldering and Brews at Endeavor Brewing

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  11:59 PM
  • Endeavor Brewing Co. (map)
Sasquatch Hunt, Bouldering and Brews at Endeavor Brewing

Begin Bouldering at Vertical Adventures Chambers, then join the group for brews in our tap room then go Squatchin’ with our in house Sasquatch scavenger hunt.

Beer Tasting 101 at BrewDog DogTap Columbus

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM
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Beer Tasting 101 at BrewDog DogTap Columbus

This amplified beer school and tasting will be hosted by one of Cicerone certified humans. Our museum will be turned into a massive tasting room! We will walk you through the brewing process and all the geekery that goes into making the epic crafts you love! (there will also be plenty of beer tasting too!)

Brewery Tour with Billy! at Seventh Son Brewing

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM
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Brewery Tour with Billy! at Seventh Son Brewing

See why Billy gives some of the best brewery tours in the business. Cost is $12 per person and includes beer to drink during the tour.

Honey & Blue at Combustion Brewery and Taproom

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  10:00 PM
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Honey & Blue at Combustion Brewery and Taproom

The band, a self-described mix of pop, blues and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber. Appropriately named, Honey and Blue combines Darling’s sultry, bluesy sounds with Amber’s soulful, whimsical take on lyrics and harmony.

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Saturday, May 25

Shorty & Stout Jazz Brunch at The Daily Growler German Village

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  3:00 PM
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Shorty & Stout Jazz Brunch at The Daily Growler German Village

A great wrap up to a long Columbus Craft Beer Week, our new in house food provider Short & Stout Kitchen will be providing some delicious comfort food, while we play a curated selection New Orlean’s legend Trombone Shorty and other Jazz greats! Abita drink specials + House Hurricanes!

Record Sale with Inside Outpost! at Antiques on High

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 12:00 PM  4:00 PM
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Record Sale with Inside Outpost! at Antiques on High

Join us for a super cool vinyl record pop up with Inside Outpost and Ron House.

Feline Friendzy at Seventh Son Brewing Co.

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 12:00 PM  3:00 PM
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Feline Friendzy at Seventh Son Brewing Co.

We are welcoming Cat Welfare to our taproom during beer week for a fundraiser and adoption event!! One dollar from every beer sold from 12-3 will go to support Cat Welfare‘s mission. They will also be bringing some cute cats that are up for adoption. Of course, this is beer week so we will be selling buckets of Assistant Manager Beer (named after our brewery cat) in cans.

Skee-Bus Brewers Cup at Pretentious Barrel House

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 2:00 PM  7:00 PM
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Skee-Bus Brewers Cup at Pretentious Barrel House

So you know these guys can brew, but how good is their aim? Come find out as Pretentious Barrel House hosts the first annual Skee-Bus Brewer’s Cup. Cheer on your favorite brewers from Land Grant, Lineage, Parsons North, Ill Mannered, North High, Seventh Son, and Dankhouse as they go head-to-head to see who rolls the mightiest and which brewery is the best *wink wink*. Victors walk away with the highly coveted, very expensive, Brewer’s Cup and the right to donate proceeds to the charity of their choice. Plus, you might walk away with some great prizes.

Columbus Columbus Craft Beer (Unofficial) Closing Party at DogTap Columbus

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 3:00 PM  11:59 PM
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Columbus Columbus Craft Beer (Unofficial) Closing Party at DogTap Columbus

Join the BrewDog crew at DogTap Columbus on Saturday May 25th to [unofficially] close out Columbus Craft Beer Week Presented by Giant Eagle with a bang! Tickets are free – just follow the link to claim yours! This epic party will feature an amazing tap list with a special Summer showcase on our container bar, brewery tours, bands playing throughout the day, Doggy pool party at our Dog Park and much more!

Yellow Fizzy Beer Fest at Old Skool

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  11:59 PM
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Yellow Fizzy Beer Fest at Old Skool

Come join us to cheer on the Crew, drink some yellow fizzy beer, and get half priced wings!

Beats and Bottles w/ Jackie O’s at The Market Italian Village

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
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Beats and Bottles w/ Jackie O's at The Market Italian Village

Johnny from Jackie O’s will be spinning records and setting the mood for an end of the week celebration to beer week. Specialty bottles and drafts of Jackie O’s brew will be on hand with a pairing menu from the kitchen (available all week during beer week). If you’ve ever wanted to dance at a restaurant during dinner this is your chance.

Sunday, May 26

Family Fun Day at Seventh Son Brewing

  • Sunday, May 26, 2019
  • 11:00 AM  3:00 PM
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Family Fun Day at Seventh Son Brewing

Nurse your Craft Beer Week hangover with this family friendly event in our upstairs bar. We will have cartoons, face painting, and coloring for your small children…we will also have lots of adult beverages including special drafts just around for beer week. Entry is FREE.

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Slice into our top picks for National Pizza Party Day!

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May 17 is National Pizza Party Day—a celebration that is near and dear to our hearts at (614). And what better day of the week for an office pizza party than Friday?

To help you and your gang decide which pie(s) to go with on this momentous occasion, take a look at this roundup of some of our most primo pizza content. Bone apple teeth!

The best pizza in C-Bus according to Columbest Voters

The results for Columbest 2019 were announced in the May issue of (614) Magazine, with Harvest Pizzeria taking the top spot in the “best gourmet pizza” category, and Mikey’s Late Night winning “best traditional.”

26,000+ Columbest voters can’t be wrong. Let these hometown heroes provide the pie for a pizza party you won’t soon forget!

Pizza – Columbus Style

Did you know Columbus has its own distinct style? Edge to edge toppings, crispy crust, cut pub-style – these are some indications that you’re dining on Columbus’ own signature ‘za. Not sure what we’re talking about? Refer to this list to see what we mean.

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In Pizza We Trust

Need to grab a pie on the go? Look no further than a Pizza ATM conveniently located at OSU campus. Fair warning, since reporting on this a few months ago, we haven’t been back to see if this still exists. Something tells us this was either too weird of an idea to last, or too brilliant to ever die.

C-Bus pizza on the big stage

At this point, our fair city is no stranger to coverage in national publications – and our pizza is no exception. Earlier this year, food blog Rave Reviews included Columbus’ own Rubino’s and Mikey’s Late Night Slice on their Pizza Road Trip roundup of the best pies in the nation.

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Deep dish (if you must…)

Is deep dish more your thing? We (I) think there’s something wrong with you, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the sauce-on-top monstrosity you crave. Check out our top picks for the “best” deep-dish style pizzas in town.

Celebrating National Pizza Party Day? Of course you are! Let us know your pizza of choice in the comments.

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Outerbelt Brewing: small town, huge brewery

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With no end in sight for the craft beer boom, upstart breweries are leaving the city behind for the wide open spaces of the suburbs.

According to a report from Drink Up Columbus, Outerbelt Brewing will be the latest to toss their hat into the central Ohio Craft Beer ring when they open their doors in less than a month.

Located in a former Lowes hardware location at 3560 Dolson Ct. near Carroll, Ohio, Outerbelt Brewing is not far from Lancaster.

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Outerbelt is scheduled to open to the public on either June 8 or June 15, depending on construction deadlines. The new brewery will occupy about 25,000 square feet, with about 5,600 square feet set aside for a taproom. Plans also include a spacious 2,000 square foot patio.

Upon opening, Outerbelt plans to offer 10 beers on tap, as well as cold brew coffee.

Look for Outerbelt this Friday, May 18 at the Columbus Craft Beer Week kickoff party at Giant Eagle Market District, where some of their beer will be available to try. Outerbelt Beer will also be on hand Saturday at the Six One Pour Ohio Beer Festival at COSI.

To view pictures and to learn more about Outerbelt, check out the full story at Drink Up Columbus.

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