Megan's Downtown Columbia Guidebook

Megan
Megan's Downtown Columbia Guidebook

Food scene

Super local Columbia spot. Ambiance is good, but their Southern Cuisine is unparalleled in Columbia
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Mr. Friendly's New Southern Cafe
2001 Greene Street
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Super local Columbia spot. Ambiance is good, but their Southern Cuisine is unparalleled in Columbia
Gorgeous patio from which to watch one of Columbia’s social districts, 5 Points. But don’t let the location fool you. This high end local gem tucked away above Starbucks has one of the best menus in the city.
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Saluda's Restaurant
751 Saluda Ave
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Gorgeous patio from which to watch one of Columbia’s social districts, 5 Points. But don’t let the location fool you. This high end local gem tucked away above Starbucks has one of the best menus in the city.
Bourbon is an upscale, vintage restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Columbia. Just steps away from the Statehouse, you can stroll all of Main Street right after your dinner.
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Bourbon
1214 Main St
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Bourbon is an upscale, vintage restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Columbia. Just steps away from the Statehouse, you can stroll all of Main Street right after your dinner.
NoMa by Al Amir is a great casual Mediterranean food spot just blocks away. Try them for lunch or dinner. One of my personal favorites! Fun fact: NoMa is a local slag term for the North Main St area.
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Noma Bistro
2431 Main Street
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NoMa by Al Amir is a great casual Mediterranean food spot just blocks away. Try them for lunch or dinner. One of my personal favorites! Fun fact: NoMa is a local slag term for the North Main St area.
Southern lunch spot that is a local favorite. Spotted Salamander Cafe has unique dishes you won’t find anywhere else.
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Spotted Salamander Cafe And Catering
1531 Richland St
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Southern lunch spot that is a local favorite. Spotted Salamander Cafe has unique dishes you won’t find anywhere else.

Outdoor Activities

If you’re in the mood for some fresh air, these are great local options.
The Riverfront Park is laden with easy, paved walking trails along the Broad River and the Historic Columbia Canal. Great place to enjoy nice weather and a breeze from the chilly water. There are several entrances, but the easiest to access is Laurel Street, and there is plenty of parking.
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Парк Колумбия Канал энд Риверфронт
312 Laurel Street
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The Riverfront Park is laden with easy, paved walking trails along the Broad River and the Historic Columbia Canal. Great place to enjoy nice weather and a breeze from the chilly water. There are several entrances, but the easiest to access is Laurel Street, and there is plenty of parking.
Soda City Market is open 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Grab food, check out local vendors, and find some local talent all in the shadow of the beautiful Statehouse. Confused about the name? Locals have lovingly adopted the name “Soda” as a play on the abbreviated version of “Columbia,” which is “Cola.”
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Soda City Market
1500 Main Street
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Soda City Market is open 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Grab food, check out local vendors, and find some local talent all in the shadow of the beautiful Statehouse. Confused about the name? Locals have lovingly adopted the name “Soda” as a play on the abbreviated version of “Columbia,” which is “Cola.”
Perfect activity for adults and kids.
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
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Perfect activity for adults and kids.

Coffee

Looking for a cozy coffee nook in which to relax or to get some work done? Look no further than Indah Coffee. Modern, industrial, and rustic with all the best local coffee shop vibes.
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Indah Coffee
2238 Sumter St
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Looking for a cozy coffee nook in which to relax or to get some work done? Look no further than Indah Coffee. Modern, industrial, and rustic with all the best local coffee shop vibes.
Perfect quick stop for local great coffee and light breakfast or lunch foods.
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Curiosity Coffee Bar
2327 Main St
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Perfect quick stop for local great coffee and light breakfast or lunch foods.

Dinner/Bar

Hendrix is a perfect upscale dinner or drink spot. There is gorgeous indoor space, but also the best rooftop view in Columbia. Just across from the historic Tapp’s building, Hendrix’s rooftop overlooks the Main Street district all the way down to the Statehouse.
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Hendrix Restaurant
1649 Main St
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Hendrix is a perfect upscale dinner or drink spot. There is gorgeous indoor space, but also the best rooftop view in Columbia. Just across from the historic Tapp’s building, Hendrix’s rooftop overlooks the Main Street district all the way down to the Statehouse.
Conveniently located on Main St, this is Columbia’s newest unique gem. Come here for high end, boutique atmosphere and delicious drinks.
Smoked
1643 Main Street
Conveniently located on Main St, this is Columbia’s newest unique gem. Come here for high end, boutique atmosphere and delicious drinks.

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Social Districts

There are 3 main social districts in Downtown Columbia. The Vista is the area located in blocks surrounding Gervais St and Lincoln St. Young professionals and adults usually flood this area. Main Street (from the statehouse up to Hendrix Restaurant) is a lively and growing social district with a similar demographic to the Vista. Five Points is where you’ll find the college aged crowd with cheaper drinks and the most lively bars.