In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to the great state of Ohio, where Vaco has provided expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing in the Columbus area for the past seven years.
Yes, we specialize in talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused, and true work-life balance.
So whether you're in the OH state capital for business or just passing through, we've got five of the top places to Free Yourself in Columbus (recommended by our Columbus Vaconians, themselves)!
1. Pins Mechanical Company – Downtown Columbus & Dublin, OH
Pins Mechanical Company is a new bar concept that combines adult beverages with classic games. You can play duckpin bowling, pinball, ping pong, life-size Jenga, patio pong (giant beer pong with garbage cans and kickballs), and more. Food trucks provide the food selection and they have tons of craft beers and cocktails to choose from. Pins is a must-visit for anybody in Columbus! - Kyle Floyd, Vaco Recruiter & Account Manger
2. Buckeye Football – Ohio Stadium AKA The Shoe
During fall in Columbus, few other activities take precedence over Ohio State football on Saturdays. Whether you’ve got tickets to the game or are supporting from elsewhere, Buckeye football is an infectious tradition. Nearly the entire city turns Scarlet & Gray and with Urban Meyer at the helm, odds are you’ll have a blast cheering the Bucks on to victory. - Brian Steel, Managing Partner at Vaco Columbus
3. Short North – Downtown Columbus
Short North is an area that has been and continues to develop like crazy. It offers an amazing selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. There are multiple hotels within walking distance of the Short North. Be sure to check out the many art galleries while you’re there…and don’t be surprised to see a pedal-wagon full of people celebrating a birthday ride by! - Nicole Nerswick, Vaco Recruiter & Account Manager
4. Scioto Mile – Downtown Columbus
Another must-see is the Scioto Mile, a recently revamped riverfront park located in the heart of downtown. With pathways all along the river, it’s a great place for a walk, run or bike ride. It also boasts a massive interactive fountain and the country’s largest free outdoor climbing wall. Throughout the summer, there are regularly events including the highly anticipated Jazz & Rib Fest in July. - Matt Fuller, Vaco Recruiter
5. Craft Breweries – All over the city
Columbus has become quite the scene when it comes to craft beer as of late. In fact, the multinational Scottish brewery ‘BrewDog’ planted its flag in Columbus in 2016 and made it the U.S. headquarters. There are over 41 craft breweries to choose from in the greater Columbus area. - Robb Christenson, Vaco Partner & Recruiter