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Columbus's top 5 music venues to visit now

Shadowbox Live. | Photo: Jayme H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 03, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best music venues in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top music venues in Columbus, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for music venues.

1. Shadowbox Live

PHOTO JENNIFER S./YELP

Topping the list is Shadowbox Live. Located at 503 S. Front St., Suite 260 in Brewery District (including Whittier Peninsula), the music venue, comedy club and performing art spot is the highest rated music venue in Columbus, boasting 4.5 stars out of 147 reviews on Yelp.

2. Rambling House Soda Pop

PHOTO: JANE L./YELP

Next up is Old North Columbus's Rambling House Soda Pop, situated at 310 E. Hudson St. With five stars out of 52 reviews on Yelp, the music venue and cocktail bar has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Gateway Film Center

Photo: BRYANT M./Yelp

Weinland Park's Gateway Film Center, located at 1550 N. High St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cinema, music venue and venues and event space 4.5 stars out of 126 reviews.

4. Woodlands Tavern

PHOTO: MARK K./YELP

Over in Tri-Village, check out Woodlands Tavern, which has earned four stars out of 135 reviews on Yelp. You can find the pub, music venue and traditional American spot at 1200 W. Third Ave.

5. Newport Music Hall

Photo: MARY T./Yelp

Finally, there's Newport Music Hall, a The Ohio State University favorite with four stars out of 97 reviews. Stop by 1722 N. High St. to hit up the next time the urge strikes.


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