Recently I’ve had quite a few opportunities to write about what to do around town. Some of those things will be coming later (so please stay tuned!) and some of those things have been for City Beat (which if you are unaware, I write reviews and features for their food + drink section).
Furthermore, I was just recently approached to write about the great things to do in my neighborhood and in the spirit of writing about all things cool and local, I totally agreed. I sincerely love my Columbia Tusculum neighborhood. There are some seriously great established establishments and there is some seriously great Ohio real estate for sale that investors should have their eyes on in this newly growing community entertainment district. I personally look forward to the day that Eastern Avenue is a hustling and bustling strip full of shops, bars, restaurants, and more.
So whether you are familiar with this little eastside neck of the woods, or it is something new you’ve been meaning to check out, take my leads and consider any of the following this weekend. And also know this is totally worth your while as I am giving away a $25 gift card to my favorite spot. Would love for your first round to be on me so make sure to read until the end!
First up, Pearl’s. It is THE neighborhood bar and it never gets old. It is not the largest space, but it has a patio that all but makes up for it. Now that the weather is happy again, there’s no reason not to make a point to park it at Pearl’s for a few happy hour rounds.
Then there’s Blank Slate. Even though I am on a beer drinking hiatus, I can admit this is the beer I miss. Of all the local breweries in this serious beer loving town, I think Blank Slate is special. Kenny grabs growlers all the time and while he might be super inclined due to proximity, I know he’d also admit it is because of their quality.
Another brewery competitor is Streetside Brewery. This one has some fun ones (with some seriously striking colors) and their open garage space makes hanging out comfortable and fun. Harry’s also a fan because they let kids chalk right all over the concrete floor.
Now if you are just the food type there are the two anchoring bookends that need no introduction. One is Terry’s Turf Club and the other is Eli’s BBQ. I am going to be presumptuous here and assume you are all well aware of what these two offer, and all I needed to do was mention their names to ignite a craving that you know you must satisfy.
So clearly, there is plenty to eat and plenty to drink, plenty of places to visit and plenty of places to hang. We have and we will continue to frequent these spots as we ride out our lives in our cozy little home her in this hood. I am more than happy to share my love with you all, and speaking of sharing the love…
How about taking a chance at $25 dollars to Pearl’s?! Simply comment on this post with either what you love about the Columbia Tusculum area, or what you know you need to try out, and you’re in! I now look forward to hearing what you have to say…good luck!
feature image found here + this giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal