Where to Throw a Party

From intimate soirees to large-scale galas, our guide to planning the most memorable party.

Updated: October 22, 2004

Birthday Party

From a dog-themed bash to karoke and comfort food, find the best spots for a birthday party.

Champps Americana

1827 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212

Get the gang together for big plates of food in front of big TV screens, or serenade the birthday guest on karaoke night.

Work Party

Find after-work locales for coworkers, whether it's a happy hour or business dinner on the agenda.

O'shaughnessy's Public House

401 N Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

Gab about office politics with a pint of Guinness and a plate of fish and chips.

Round Bar

650 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Grab a cocktail, and hold a gossip huddle in one of the booths.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Planning a wild night? Our suggestions for the hottest party spots.

Long Street Entertainment

40 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43215

If a strip club is too racy for your crowd, this entertainment multiplex often features R-rated adult fun.

Graduation Party

School's out: Celebrate with the whole gang at these restaurants.

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

There's plenty of room for big groups at this affordable Mexican spot.

Buca Di Beppo

343 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Fun-loving groups will enjoy this family-style Italian restaurant with campy decor; the Pope's Table is the one most in demand for large parties.


169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206

Private parties are accommodated in elegant rooms on the second floor of this upscale restaurant.