The Best Damn Bathrooms in the Land: No. 2, Wexner Center for the Arts

By David Wertheim on May 23, 2020 at 11:05 am
Wexner Center for the Arts

The Best Damn Bathrooms in the Land is Eleven Warriors' necessary and hard-hitting quest to find the best places to go at The Ohio State University.

In my almost three years at Ohio State, I've had the pleasure of using restrooms all over our beautiful campus, from the river to High Street and Lane to King.

But not all bathrooms are created equally, even at The Ohio State University. Some have great natural light. Others have roomy stalls. And others are in prime locations suited for quick access and egress.

I've done the dirty work for you, and have put together a list of the 10 best bathrooms in academic and multi-use buildings on campus.


  • Cleanliness (50 points): Cleanliness is next to godliness.
  • Aesthetics (20 points): Is it inviting? Is it a pleasure to visit?
  • Size (10 points): How big is the bathroom? Does it provide handicap stalls?
  • Location (10 points): Campus bathrooms have to be easy to find.
  • Supply (10 points): Are paper towels, soap, and toilet paper adequately stocked? 

#2, Wexner Center for the Arts, Basement

It's hard to believe we only have two more amazing bathrooms to go through, but here we are.

The Wexner Center for the Arts, located on College Road on the east side of The Oval, is one of the most pristine buildings on campus.

Described as Ohio State's "multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art," the Wexner Center features galleries and labs, but not a museum. 

It also "includes a film and video theater, a performance space, a film and video post-production studio, a bookstore, café, and 12,000 square feet (1,100 m²) of galleries.

The café, known as the Heirloom, features healthy, vegetable-heavy options in the basement of the Wexner Center. Unfortunately, however, it is not included in the student meal plan. Tucked away behind the Café is a bathroom.

As you would expect with a bathroom that is so hard to find (it took me the longest of any bathroom on this list to find), the traffic is not that heavy, which contributes to its pristine cleanliness. In addition, the Wexner Center staff cleans this bathroom routinely, including while I was visiting. It was in very good condition, and the custodians were very friendly. 

Like the rest of the building, the bathroom is not in a typical architectural style, but still very pleasing to the eye. The supplies were great, as was the size. The one problem, as mentioned, was that it was very hard to find. If you have some time to spare, I recommend going on the hunt, but if you are in need of an emergency bathroom, this would be a building to avoid. 

Rating: 97/100

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