Going Out As a Mom, Part Duex


going-out-with-your-mom-friendsOk, ladies (all the ladies)…sorry for the delay with this second installment of going out as a mom (around 40) in Columbus. It took me a long time to compile this list because I was very busy doing my research.

That’s actually a lie. I only had time to go to a few places, unfortunately. I was really too busy being a mom and working… but some other contributors and local moms helped me come up with the list below. We hope you find this post helpful and informative. It is dedicated to our Buckeye moms in their vintage years.

And, by the way, I really wanted to make it comprehensive, but in the Columbus area, there are too many great options to list. In fact, in each area, there are fortunately tons of options!  It would have taken me many months to compile, so I am only giving you a sampling of what is available.  Having said that, I encourage you to comment in the section below if you have any other suggestions or ideas for activities that are not included.

Short North Area:


The Pearl 



Pint House

Union Cafe 

…and a place to dance…

Skully’s –  (Ladies 80s on Thursday nights!)



Nest Theatre – (Get your comedy on!)

Columbus Idea Foundry 

Shadowbox Live 

The Pedal Wagon

Bexley – 

Art with Anna (paint nights) 

Bexley Yoga


Giuseppe’s Ritrovo

The Drexel Movie Theater 

Grandview – 


Sweet Carrot

Third and Hollywood








Arena District –

Big Bang (Piano Bar) 

Boston’s (Pizza Place) 

Nationwide Arena – check out a concert or a Blue Jacket’s game!

Upper Arlington – 

OSU games!

Shopping on Lane Avenue!


Oscar’s, Tucci’s, Brazenhead, Mezzo, La Chatelaine, J Lui, etc. (These all have great patios too for outdoor dining!)

Marcy’s Clayground 

Morgan House (This is a great lunch option since they aren’t open for dinner.  Be sure to build in plenty of time to shop for unique gifts, jewelry and home decor that change with the season!)

…and stay tuned for the new Bridge Street District!


The Candle Lab

Party Studio

The Whitney House (fresh, local comfort food)

Igloo Letterpress (offers various classes such as personalized letterpress stationery, introduction to calligraphy, bookbinding and more!)

Powell – 

Smidge and Pinch– Cookie Decorating Classes  

Local Roots – there’s a kid-friendly patio and one for the 21 and older crowd to sit and listen to live music.  Be sure to check out the schedule!

Polaris Area-

Shopping and eating!

Westerville – 

Meza Wine Shop




Creekside shops, festivals and restaurants!

Easton –

Easton Town Center in General – Great shopping, eating at a variety of wonderful places (Cooper’s Hawk has been a repeat suggestions by many moms for good food and wine tasting!), and watching a comedian perform at Funny Bone!

Sur La Table – Offers cooking classes


Dalton Union Winery (Open to the public from 2-10 pm on Saturdays.  You can schedule a private party/tasting for up to 20 during non-open hours- excluding Sundays.  Check out the Event Calendar for a list of which musicians are playing.


And here are general ideas which you can do with your gal pals…

Card Clubs

Book Clubs


5K Fun Runs

Paint Nights

Paint your Own Pottery

Freezer Meal Prep Nights

Self Defense Classes

Cooking Classes

DIY Home Depot Classes for Ladies (Free Do-It-Hershelf Workshops)

Photography Classes

Pedicures and Manicures!


Fitness Classes (Pole Classes, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Ariel Yoga, etc.)

Dance Classes

Local Festivals

Wine or Beer Tastings

Sporting Events and Concerts

Attend a Musical

Watch a Comedy Act or take an Improv Class!

Again, I know there is a lot more great activities in the Columbus area, but hopefully, this will inspire our Columbus Moms to take a night off and enjoy some much-needed bonding with their mom pals!



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