Guidebook for Columbia

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Guidebook for Columbia

Food Scene

This coffee shop is just around the corner and tucked in a corner so may be overlooked. The café employees teenagers and adults with a range of abilities and they have excellent pastries, coffee, and service!
The Local Buzz #coffeecafecommunity
141 S Shandon St
This coffee shop is just around the corner and tucked in a corner so may be overlooked. The café employees teenagers and adults with a range of abilities and they have excellent pastries, coffee, and service!
This restaurant is in the heart of "The Vista" and has reasonably priced food and drinks. The diverse menu features southern staples including South Carolina's State Dish: "Shrimp and Grits". I'd highly recommend the appetizer of house-made chips topped with blue cheese and a dinner of Shrimp and Grits with a side of collards!
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Liberty Tap Room
828 Gervais Street
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This restaurant is in the heart of "The Vista" and has reasonably priced food and drinks. The diverse menu features southern staples including South Carolina's State Dish: "Shrimp and Grits". I'd highly recommend the appetizer of house-made chips topped with blue cheese and a dinner of Shrimp and Grits with a side of collards!

Drinks & Nightlife

Sneak to the unadvertised upstairs of Pearlz where they often have a jazz band and a view overlooking Gervais Street and The Vista
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Pearlz Oyster Bar
936 Gervais Street
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Sneak to the unadvertised upstairs of Pearlz where they often have a jazz band and a view overlooking Gervais Street and The Vista
If live music, cold beer, and an unpretentious bar is your scene, this is your spot! Slightly nicer than the places your mamma warned you about.
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Tin Roof
1022 Senate St
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If live music, cold beer, and an unpretentious bar is your scene, this is your spot! Slightly nicer than the places your mamma warned you about.
I recommend arriving at Sheraton's Roof-Top Bar slightly before dusk and grabbing a table with a view. This is a great spot to watch the sunset over Columbia!
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Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
1400 Main St
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I recommend arriving at Sheraton's Roof-Top Bar slightly before dusk and grabbing a table with a view. This is a great spot to watch the sunset over Columbia!

Arts & Culture

The SC State Museum is expansive and great to explore. The restored building dates back to the Civil War when most of Columbia was burned. The Children's Museum is great for the young of heart of all ages!
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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
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The SC State Museum is expansive and great to explore. The restored building dates back to the Civil War when most of Columbia was burned. The Children's Museum is great for the young of heart of all ages!
This modern yet welcoming museum is just the right size! Loads to explore and the museum is very accessible.
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Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
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This modern yet welcoming museum is just the right size! Loads to explore and the museum is very accessible.

Sightseeing

I'd recommend strolling the State House grounds at dusk/or at night as the grounds are well lit and there are several monuments. My favorite part is spotting the bronze stars on the State House marking cannon ball damage from the invasion of Columbia during the Civil War. Cross at the Gervais Street (pronounced "jher-vay") cross-walk to explore Main Street's restaurants and bars or cross the Assembly Street cross-walk to explore The Vista.
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Капитолий штата Южная Каролина
1100 Gervais Street
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I'd recommend strolling the State House grounds at dusk/or at night as the grounds are well lit and there are several monuments. My favorite part is spotting the bronze stars on the State House marking cannon ball damage from the invasion of Columbia during the Civil War. Cross at the Gervais Street (pronounced "jher-vay") cross-walk to explore Main Street's restaurants and bars or cross the Assembly Street cross-walk to explore The Vista.

Shopping

Saturday mornings Main Street closes and hosts dozens of vendors with things ranging from fresh produce, art, antiques, street food, and even boiled peanuts! Wear your walking shoes and bring cash.
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Soda City Market
1500 Main Street
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Saturday mornings Main Street closes and hosts dozens of vendors with things ranging from fresh produce, art, antiques, street food, and even boiled peanuts! Wear your walking shoes and bring cash.

Entertainment & Activities

Skip the big-box theaters and visit this charming and newly renovated two screen theater on Main Street. They have great films, often more "Indie" or documentary focused. Popcorn, Beer, and Wine are reasonable priced and volunteers (the theater is a non-profit) are super friendly.
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Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St
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Skip the big-box theaters and visit this charming and newly renovated two screen theater on Main Street. They have great films, often more "Indie" or documentary focused. Popcorn, Beer, and Wine are reasonable priced and volunteers (the theater is a non-profit) are super friendly.

Essentials

Bottles is just down the street and has a great selection of beer, wine, and liquor. Heads-up: SC State Law prohibits the sale of liquor after 7:00 PM so if that's your preference arrive before 7:00. It's hard to beat a growler of local beer or a bottle of wine on the back patio!
Bottles Beverage Superstore
4410 Fort Jackson Blvd
Bottles is just down the street and has a great selection of beer, wine, and liquor. Heads-up: SC State Law prohibits the sale of liquor after 7:00 PM so if that's your preference arrive before 7:00. It's hard to beat a growler of local beer or a bottle of wine on the back patio!
Our neighborhood locally-owned "Pig" is just a few blocks away and features a selection of Local South Carolina Products right by the door. Grits and Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce make great gifts!!
Piggly Wiggly
3818 Devine St
Our neighborhood locally-owned "Pig" is just a few blocks away and features a selection of Local South Carolina Products right by the door. Grits and Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce make great gifts!!
Target has all the essentials and is just around the corner!
Target
6090 Garners Ferry Rd
Target has all the essentials and is just around the corner!