With 2014 being less than 48 hours away, we can’t help but be excited for all the great attractions coming to downtown Columbus in the near future.  The #OETC Convention, #NAPICS, The Platinum Series,  Luke Bryan at the Schottenstein Center, #WWE at Nationwide Arena, George Strait’s Farewell Tour….you get the idea!

Although there are many things to look forward to in 2014, let’s take a look at #ColumbusCulture in 2013, and see which teams, music venues, restaurants, etc  came out on top….

Here are some of the #Bestof2013 Awards via ColumbusUnderground :

Best Place for a Cheap Date- South Fourth Street.  Can we say El Camino or Dirty Franks ? And who can go wrong with TheSciotoMile or The North Market for a cheap date? Both places also made the list.

Two of the Best New Restaurants in #Columbus (at least we think so here at The Lofts Hotel)  are Bakersfield originally from Cincinnati and Melt making its way to the capital city from Cleveland.

CharlesPenzone won Best Salon and Spa in #Columbus. Two of their locations, one in the Short North the other in German Village, are just a few minutes away from our hotel.

Best Sport’s Team in Columbus are 1) Ohio State Football 2) The Columbus Crew 3) The Columbus Blue Jackets and 4) the ColumbusClippers.  Sound about right to us! Although we support all #Buckeye teams, not just the football team.

The Best Music Venue of 2013 – The LC Pavillion. This comes as no surprise.


Well, there you have it, the best of 2013, and what we are looking forward to in 2014! What are YOU doing for New Year’s? Are you going to any of these venues or restaurants? Are you staying with us at The Lofts? What are you looking forward to about #ColumbusCulture in 2014?

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