50 miles North West of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is a section of Ohio that most people tend to forget about. Columbiana Ohio is a hidden gem nestled in between Youngstown and the Ohio River and offers a unique experience for any traveler lucky enough to pass through. Here are 4 things that will make you fall in love with Columbiana Ohio.
Birdfish Brewing Company
Birdfish opened its doors in 2015 on Main Street in Columbiana Ohio (a.k.a. the Up Top) brewind 31 gallon batch experimental beers. The Tap Room Up Top is open strictly on Friday and Saturday where you’ll now find 5 exparimental beers on tap and in constant rotation. In 2017 they opened a production facility on Park Ave in Columbiana Ohio (a.k.a the Down Low) where they brew 217 gallon large scale batches for distribution. Birdfish also supports local artists by booking local music every weekend.
Main Street Theater
The Main Street Theater is a local institution in Columbiana showcasing local theatre and movies in a state of the art multi-purpose venue. The location is actually home to two production companies Crown Theater Productions, and Back to Dust Studios. Crown Theater Productions is a faith based nonprofit company offering family friendly live entertainment. Back to Dust Studios is an independent video game company providing gaming experiences for a wide variety of audiences.
The Log House Museum
One of the most unique fixtures of Columbiana Ohio is the log house museum. The original log house was built in 1807 as a post office and now houses a huge collection of Civil War, and World War one artifacts like dolls, coverlets, quilts, newspapers, dinosaur bone displays, antique furniture and more.
The Dutch Cupboard
Established in 1991 by Das Dutch Company this shopping center contains a variety of shops that specialize in selling hard to find old fashioned favorites including, fresh candy, bulk foods and cereals, jams jellies and syrups, coffees teas and spices, cheese and meats, homemade ice cream and butter, and much more staples from back in the day. It’s a walk down memory lane you won’t forget.
Southeast Ohio is a unique place. There’s everything from lush forests to city vistas and everything in between. Columbiana is a perfect mixture of Small Town charm and country sensibilities. Check it out for yourself and see what you’ve been missing.