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The Weekend Lookout: Specials at bars, vintage cars, wine fest

The Weekend Lookout: Specials at bars, vintage cars, wine fest

Mitch Hooper

Coming back to the work week after a holiday break is always brutal, but we must move forward. Who knows when the next long weekend is, but you have some vacation days saved up (*hopefully) so treat yourself soon. Until then you finally pull the trigger on that weekend getaway, here’s what you can’t miss this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the city.


Summer Jam West: Peace Train @ Westgate Park

The festival season keeps rolling in Columbus as Summer Jam West enters Westgate Park on Saturday. Check out the local musicians, grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, and keep your little ones entertained with the Children’s Art Zone and $1 snow cones.

North Market’s Ohio Wine Festival @ North Market

If beer isn’t your speed for the weekend, the North Market is happy to supply the wine. The Ohio Wine Festival is a $25 ticketed event which grants you 10 tastings straight out of the gates. The event runs both Friday and Saturday so use this as your get-out-of-work early card.

Sideswipe Presents MojoFlo and Beer Release @ Sideswipe Brewing

Friday night is ASB’s time to shine with their new IPA and Saturday night is MojoFlo’s time to shine with their new MojoFlo Hoppy Amber Ale in collaboration with Sideswipe Brewing. The band will take the stage from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the taps will be flowing all night.


Goodguys 22nd PPG Nationals @ The Ohio State Fairgrounds

All weekend long the Fairgrounds will be packed with muscle cars, hot rods, and vintage vehicles. Snack on some deep fried food, watch time trials and other events, or simply browse all of the cars. Just don’t touch!

Tiki Takeover @ Short North Julep

It’s a tropical party at Julep in the Short North for this tiki-themed takeover. From pop culture references to a tiki-themed menu, this party screams summertime. It’s also an excuse to breakout the Hawaiian shirt.


Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany Empire

The season is drawing to a close for the Destroyers and it’s time to round out the home games with a final one against Albany. As always, tickets are affordable and stick around after each game for a chance for autographs and photos with the athletes.

National Mac ‘N Cheese Day @ Union Café

Do we even need to say anything else? Any excuse to eat mac’n’cheese is a good excuse and now we have a whole damn day dedicated to it. Check out Union Café for smokey mac’n’cheese featuring four different cheeses or upgrade with sirloin for smokey mac’n’cheese served with spiced sirloin, scallions, and over-easy egg.

Sour Beer And Charcuterie Tasting @ Antiques On High

Venture off your normal beer routine for some sour beers at Antiques On High and enjoy some upscale charcuterie boards while you do it. On Sunday, North High Charcuterie will be stopping by to help you pair properly which means sipping a lot of different beers, and sampling a lot of different cheeses and smoked meats.


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