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The Short North, Columbus, Ohio is a unique and happening place to visit, where modern meets traditional, art deco meets contemporary, and hip meets down-to-earth. Referred to as the Short North Arts District, this is where you'll find the best dining, the coolest martini bars, and a lot of art. Beginning with the dining, you'll find a wide range of restaurants to suit just about every taste. Rigsby's Kitchen was the first restaurant to put its faith in the revitalization of Columbus' Short North area. Twenty-four years later, it is a landmark, serving Italian/Mediterranean fare in a casual, but elegant, setting. Other Short North restaurants range from upscale Asian at the Haiku Poetic Food and Art to the unusual mixture of scooters and specialty coffee at the Kickstart. As far as art goes, the Short North is an art lover's paradise. From the quirky murals that grace the sides of buildings to the plethora of art galleries, you'll find it hard to go home empty-handed. On the first Saturday of every month, the Short North hosts the Gallery Hop, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. During this time, most of the restaurants and shops stay open late for the convenience of their patrons. The Short North, Columbus, Ohio has a lively nightlife. Here you'll find some of the most trendy night spots in Columbus. From cigar/martini bars to high energy dance clubs, tapas bars and plain old-fashioned neighborhood bars, the Short North is the place to be and be seen.