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No Tickets, No Problem

Three places that offer more than just watching the game.

Just because you didn’t buy tickets in time for the Buckeye football season this year doesn’t mean you have to be stuck to your couch watching the game at home. There’s plenty of options both on-campus and off-campus that provide a change up to the traditional viewing experience.

As always, Buckeye football is better with friends. And as always, friends usually have some pretty lame excuses for not wanting to leave the house. We’ve got you covered on both angles.

Studio 35 Cinema or Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

3055 Indianola Ave. or 1247 Grandview Ave.

Your reluctant friend: “Why would I wanna go there?”

You, an intellectual: Look. Our couch isn’t going anywhere and the game is always a few minutes behind when its streamed. We can always catch the game in some crowded bar, but tell me watching the Buckeyes on a big screen with surround sound speakers doesn’t sound like a better change up?

Your reluctant friend: “Do they even have food or drinks?”

You, an intellectual: It’s a movie theater so you already know they have popcorn, plus they have a fully stocked bar, pizza, and pastries.

Your reluctant friend: “What am I supposed to do at halftime?”

You, an intellectual: You mean besides stuffing your face with popcorn? These theaters are fun places to visit if you’re looking to get away from really packed spaces, or if you’re looking to do the time warp at a local Rocky Horror showing. While there may not be much to do during halftime, you can get your jollies by watching whatever movie they are screening that night.

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TRISM

1636 N. High St.

Your reluctant friend: “Why would I wanna go there?”

You, an intellectual: It is an avocado-toast-eatery-turned-bar which sometimes hosts silent disco parties. If that doesn’t sound funky as hell, I can’t do anything for you. Plus, watching an OSU game on a big screen while being only a short walk from your dorm sounds like a good plan, right?

Your reluctant friend: “Do they even have food or drinks?”

You, an intellectual: It is across the street from Plaza Mexican Grill & Bar if we want to stop for some chips and salsa, or salsa dancing, and a few steps away from Panera, Raising Cane’s and Mark Pi’s.

Your reluctant friend: “What am I supposed to do at halftime?”

You, an intellectual: Don’t let the avocado toast in the morning fool you. TRISM has all the needs for a DJ setlist, and that’s what happens at halftime here. The 15 minute halftime will never go by so quickly.

Brewcadia at Barley’s Brewing Company

467 N. High St.

Your reluctant friend: “Why would I wanna go there?”

You, an intellectual: It’s not that far off campus, and it’s also in the Short North for anything we want to get into after the game.

Your reluctant friend: “Do they even have food or drinks?”

You, an intellectual: If you have never had a burger with a slice of kielbasa AND a pierogi on top at the same time as you watch men tackle each other, and the Q*bert theme plays in the background, you haven’t lived.

Your reluctant friend: “What am I supposed to do at halftime?”

You, an intellectual: Halftime show, you say? After ordering the Clevelander burger, make your way up the stairs to Brewcadia, the arcade bar. You’ll find TVs showing the game behind the bar and a myriad of arcade games. If the football game gets too intense, you can always go fuck up alien invaders in Galaga.

Nicole Pizarro

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