Bridge Park is Dublin’s newest development that combines upscale residential living with unique dining, shopping and attractions in Downtown Dublin. Now, before you poo-poo the whole, ‘here we go again, a manmade neighborhood…’ give it a once over. Unlike its unrelated cousins (the Greene and Easton), Bridge Park has found a way to bring the new into the old. Utilizing an actual Bridge, the entertainment district seamlessly blends into the historic side of the city. (Wouldn’t that have been novel in Dayton!!) The expansive district, designed by Crawford-Hoying, cost over $20,000,000 and is literally chock full of favorites and upstarts alike.
Among the places to visit for food in Bridge Park are Columbus’s beloved ‘North Market-Dublin,’Frank and Carl’s’ and ‘Weenie Wonder.’ There is a little bit of something for everyone, although shopping is not the forte here as it is in many ‘manmade’ neighborhoods. Kids and grown-ups alike will love ‘PINS Mechanical‘, for bowling, games and food, too! There is a ‘16-Bit’ video lounge on-site, and while the kids are playing, moms can go enjoy various spas in the area.
One of the best surprises came from AC Marriott, yes the same designers who are bringing ‘The Foundry‘ rooftop to Dayton. In the Dublin hotel, VASO, a rooftop experience awaits, the view is stunning and the bar is large and forever full! Parking at Bridge Park is ample, which again, makes for a more stress-less experience. Dinner was ‘Kitchen Social’ for our little group…and it was top-notch! (Heads-Up…it’s loud for those who think about such things.)
There are a plethora of events in the area throughout the year. Dublin’s Irish Festival is massive and well-known!! You can get all of that information by going to their website at visitdublinohio.com
Aside from the brick and mortar, you can walk along the river and enjoy the views from both sides…watching bikers in the historic area, seeing families hand-in-hand along the walkway and the sunset (at least when we were there) can be idyllic from the roof. No doubt, Dayton has its advantages….most importantly, we don’t have to endure the tax base that Dublin does….but as long as they are paying, go and enjoy this upscale, inviting haven!
Bridge Park is located at 6634 Riverside Dr. Dublin, OH 43017.
For specific information to the development, click here: https://www.bridgepark.com