Big Room Bar
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4PM - 1AM
Music is typically held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Shows are all ages unless stated otherwise. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parking is available for free in their lot or on the street.
The Big Room Bar is a spacious venue on the southern edge of downtown near the brewery district owned by Columbus’s independent radio station CD102.5. It features a large stage, high quality sound system, full bar, and patio. It’s a great place to catch some amazing local and nationally touring acts, as well as a good environment to grab a few drinks with friends on their non-music nights. They also host “Big Room” sets featuring touring acts who are in town to for a show. These are live recorded sets that give attendees the chance for an intimate show experience.
The vibes, attractive stage set up, lighting, and high quality sound make this an ideal spot for fans and artists alike. It’s spacious viewing area allows for large crowds and room to mingle. There are also a few tables and chairs available for those who prefer to sit back and enjoy the show.
The music hosted here varies, but this is a good spot for those who are into indie and alternative rock. Shows typically featuring three artists are held on various Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with music beginning between 6PM - 8PM and usually lasting four hours. They also have trivia nights with CD102.5 radio host Brian Phillips on most Tuesdays and open mic nights on most Wednesdays. They’re closed on Sundays and Mondays but have the space available to rent for events and concerts.
If you’re interested in booking a show here you can contact them via the submission form on their contact page. Most of their shows are booked through Bravo Artist. You can submit your band on their contact page to be considered for shows across all of their venues (Skully’s, Woodlands Tavern, and Donatos Basement are a few). Be sure to check your spam folder for emails from them. I once booked a band their and when they emailed me it sat in my spam folder for over a week before I found it (I was using Gmail). You can also reach out to them about a specific show you’re interested in on this page.