Daytime is too predictable, ruled by schedules and routine. But at night, anything can happen. When the sun goes down, so do inhibitions: What's plain in the day can become glamorous, exciting, frightening or nonsensical. We wanted a window to that other world, Columbus after dark.

Daytime is too predictable, ruled by schedules and routine. But at night, anything can happen. When the sun goes down, so do inhibitions: What's plain in the day can become glamorous, exciting, frightening or nonsensical. We wanted a window to that other world, the city after dark. Who works and plays in Columbus when most of us are asleep in our beds? This month, we find out, with stories from Uber drivers, drag queens, night-shift emergency room doctors, a 24-hour bail bondsman and many others. Plus, you'll also find our favorite late-night entertainment and eats, should you be inspired to voyage out into the dark yourself.

Edited by Ivy Lamb