Chances are you'll find yourself in the Arena District this weekend for NHL All-Star Weekend-and chances are you'll want to warm up with a drink and some grub. Whatever you're hankering, we've rounded up the best bets.

Chances are you'll find yourself in the Arena District this weekend for NHL All-Star Weekend-and chances are you'll want to warm up with a drink and some grub. Whatever you're hankering, we've rounded up the best bets.

Culinary cocktails and small plates

Slip up the stairwell of the Yankee on High building to Denmark's airy second-story bar. Their happy hour-one of the best in the Arena District-runs 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and features $4 select wine pours, $4 pints of craft beer and $6 classic cocktails. (Food and beverage director Garry White and his team can whip up just about any classic you're craving, on or off the menu.) Stop by The Secret Cellar, the building's basement-level specialty store, to browse wine by the bottle and high-end snacks like cheese from Kokoborrego and pretzels from Grumpy Goat.

Upscale Italian cuisine

Twenty nine years after opening their doors, Rigsby's Kitchen (just a few blocks north on High Street) remains a leader in Columbus' dining scene. (We named them the No. 1 restaurant in the city in our current Crave 10 issue.) Over the last year, owner Kent Rigsby has rejuvenated the Short North restaurant's bar and kitchen by the way of bitter-leaning cocktails, house-cured meats and simple, ingredient-driven menus.

The largest whiskey library in the state

To set themselves apart from the city's many beer-centric bars, the owners of Park Street Cantina assembled the most-extensive whiskey library you'll find in Columbus, or anywhere in Ohio for that matter. Among the bar's 300 bottles are rare Canadian and Japanese whiskies, all available by the glass.

Playful Mexican-inspired fare

Cincinnati-based Nada opened their first Columbus location in the Arena District last month. Visit and you'll have your pick of soup, salad, chips and guac and nearly a dozen tacos with fixings like crispy pork belly, battered hake and beef short rib. This weekend only, they're offering an outdoor "Apres Skate Winter Lodge" special, featuring 50 cent Mexican Mac N' Cheese and Tinga Mexican Stew, $1 Mexican Hot Cocoa (which can be made boozy for $2) and unlimited table hockey.

Fried chicken, fried chicken and more fried chicken

Undeniably, 2014 was the year of fried chicken in Cap City, and the Arena District remains a hot spot for getting your hands on some breaded bird. Swing by Double Comfort for slightly sweet, slightly spicy Memphis-style chicken, or make your way to Hot Chicken Takeover's new outpost in the North Market, where you can customize your desired level of heat from "Cold," "Warm," "Hot" and "Holy." (Both spots were recognized as Best New Restaurants by our sister pub, Columbus Monthly.)

Beer and wine in a relaxed setting

The Barrel & Bottle, the North Market's beer and wine shop, added a full bar with eight tap lines last fall. They're always rotating draft selections, with most being Ohio-brewed beers (think Columbus Brewing Co. and The Brew Kettle). The shop's inventory has expanded, too, so grab a growler, a six pack or a bottle of wine for the road.