There are tasty high-end takes on Southern and Creole cuisine. Like its sister location on Devine Street, this taqueria offers good tacos and good drink specials, especially at happy hour. Draws the urban professionals looking for something less gritty than The Whig. The Grand has a bowling alley. The Grand has a bar.
The Grand has food. Welcome to the new Main Street. Opens early February. A smart, cozy bar for people who really love wine.
Small but great craft beer selection, too. Though more renowned around town for its profoundly good Southern cooking, this Cottontown hangout doubles as one of the best bars in town.
Late-night menu. The cozy subterranean vibe is great.
Still has that rad jukebox. Hosts a Thursday jazz night and frequent live music. Open from happy hour until sunrise, Bar None is the last refuge of the late-night lush and the service industry worker. The drinks are served in mason jars.
There are mounted deer he and paintings of hunting dogs. Outdoor patio offers an ideal Five Points people-watching spot. The ading Breakers Live hosts bands on the weekends.
Draws everyone from singles at the bar to couples and families, all of whom come for the Tex-Mex cuisine — and some of whom also go for the excellent margaritas, made in all shapes, flavors and sizes with top-shelf tequilas. The Cover 3 is a defensive scheme in football with three deep coverage zones covered by two cornerbacks and one safety.
Craft beer is booming, and Craft and Draft is on it. Grab a six-pack, pick up a growler or take a seat at the bar. A lush, sexy vibe complements the well-curated wine and beer lists and tasty desserts at this relaxed restaurant and lounge. Comfortable and classy. Grab a couch, sidle up to a hookah and get your smoke on. Friendly Five Points institution with craft beer, live music, televised sports, multiple bar stations, spacious patio, and locally sourced food. This spot on the namesake corner of Five Points has the college bar basics down pat.
Nautical theme with daily drink specials and breezy good times. Need a slice to fuel another late night in Five Points? An out-of-the-way place with respect to Five Points, Nightcaps has a pool table, a big-screen television, comfy lounge chairs and a good late-night atmosphere.
A popular haven for those not ready to let the night end. Primarily known for its behemoth specialty burgers, but it also caters to a late-night crowd on weekends.
Especially good for game days, as it shows football games on its huge screen on its even huger deck. Pinch offers Vista atmosphere at Five Points prices. On-tap beers are rotated frequently, and frequently feature high-class offerings.
A diverse array of gourmet tacos highlights the food menu at this hip hangout that also boasts an expansive tap selection. Located above Pinch on Harden St. Varied menu includes everything from hearty sal to tasty cheeseburgers. Comfortable setting … so comfortable, in fact, that you can throw your peanut shells on the floor. Enjoy delicious fare, cold beer, wallet-friendly weekly specials and a heaping helping of revelry. Serving New York-style pizza since Beloved former Main Street music pub and eatery is reborn in Five Points, looking to balance intimate listening room experiences with louder, rowdier rock shows.
Good food, above-average beer and liquor selection. Bar in the back has its own entrance on Devine Street.
A veritable Columbia landmark since Edisto Ave. Popular and laid-back, this neighborhood favorite has a small but stellar beer menu, and lots of soccer on TV. Cozy Rosewood neighborhood spot offers a reliable selection of beers and spirits at affordable prices, plus frequent live music.
Gastropub has a solid draft beer selection with a swanky menu and cozy-cool vibe. Exquisite burgers, low-key atmosphere and a nice, amply stocked bar. Plus, lots of sports on TV and a corner nook with arcade games.
A classy, cocktail-focused bar away from the bustle at the heart of the Vista. Good eats, too.
Cool but never pretentious. Cozy late-night spot as well.
Southeastern grille-and-grog chain offers good eats, a good beer selection and plenty of televised sports. Tucked under the hip Aloft Hotel, this tequila bar has a lovely cocktail menu to match the Latin-influenced fare. Solid wine selection, tapas menu and a cozy, classy vibe deep in the Vista. Burgers, wings, sandwiches and other basic sports bar fare, along with some seafood favorites, all matched with an expansive beer selection and available to enjoy on a lovely deck. Popular Charleston dessert bar has a spot in Columbia complete with multiple sweet martinis, alcoholic milkshakes and coffee drinks — all available late into the night.
Serves fresh Gulf oysters — steamed or raw — in a dressed-down atmosphere. Best of all: They shuck, you eat.
Also serves up steamed shrimp and scallops. Its ature cocktails feature muddled mint leaves, cucumbers, blueberries and more. Four flat-screen TVs, too. A hot Vista night spot, Social gets weird on the weekends, hosting paint parties, ice parties, inflatable wonderland parties, foam parties and all manner of events at which to get turnt.
Super-popular spot serving up eclectic, delicious pizzas and much more and offering a full bar. A favorite bar for everyone from USC students to young professionals.
Its calling cards: live music, good food and a laid-back atmosphere. Open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and into the night.
Kinda like Hooters, but with a different double-entendre-based name. Vista brewpub offers a classy atmosphere, some nice beers, and tasty eats — including a daily happy hour special on oysters. Always packed with a diverse clientele.
Sure, Wild Wing Cafe has sandwiches, sal and soup, but the obvious draw is its 33 flavors of wings.
Also boasts a ton of TVs, a party atmosphere and a steady stream of local and regional rock bands. World of Beer offers more than beers, stocking something for aficionados and neophytes alike. Wine and cigars, too, plus live music on the weekends.
Located in the spot once occupied by REDS on Augusta, this bar aims to be a new entertainment and live music destination across the river. Instrument store hosts bluegrass jams, Opry-style country jams and occasional concerts featuring top-flight bluegrass and old-timey musicians. Pool tables, big-screen TVs and food: What more do you want from a sports bar? Watch ladies take off their clothes and dance on poles.
An across-the-bridge institution, State Street Pub wins its crowd with pool, cheap beer, sports, live music and plenty of charm.
Lo of beers on tap. An off-the-beaten-path hole-in-the-wall not without its charms. Regional and national comedy acts stopping by regularly. Offers a full menu with steak, shrimp, chicken, burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. Country cooking, lots of regulars, sports on a big screen and occasional evening entertainment.
More known for its food, yes, but its bar — and sexy atmosphere — make it a great place for a casual — or serious — drinks date. A dinner menu of traditional U. Southeastern chain grille-and-grog offers good eats, a good beer selection and plenty of televised sports.
Andrews area. Massive arcade for adults — combined with a bar?
Why are we not there? Also boasts a ton of TVs, a party atmosphere and a steady stream of regional rock bands. What can we say about this Columbia institution? They carry a good selection of bottled beers, and the assortment of Buffalo wing flavors is enticing, too. Lexington location of the low-key bottle shop and craft beer bar. Classic Southern food and a laid-back atmosphere define this Lexington bar.