Cocktail Hour in Columbia

By:Devyn Whitmire

Date:9/8/2016

Columbia Motor Supply Company
The cocktails are as wonderful as the food at Motor Supply Company.

When you think about Soda City – Cola shouldn’t be the only beverage that comes to mind. With excellent cocktail, wine and craft beer spots all over town, you could probably go about picking a restaurant by perusing the drink menus first.


Motor Supply Co. Bistro

What it's known for: The farm-to-table concept doesn’t just apply to their food at this mainstay in Columbia’s Congaree Vista. All of the cocktails are farm-to-shaker, from the house-infused liquors to the fresh bitters, plus they supply craft beers from local Carolina breweries. And let’s not forget, Motor Supply has been a Wine Spectator award winner nine times for their specialty wine list.

Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, eclectic

Address: 920 Gervais St., Columbia

Phone: 803.256.6687


@116 Espresso and Wine Bar

What it's known for: This small coffee/wine/bistro is a great combination of farm-to-table goodness with a Spanish twist. Local art fills the walls, and the staff can provide all of your favorite drinks, from signature cocktails to wines from all over the globe or eclectic beers that you simply can’t find everywhere. Make sure you finish your visit with one of their specialty brewed cappuccinos.

Style: Spanish, Coffee, Wine Bar, brunch, dinner, farm-to-table

Address: 116 State St., West Columbia

Phone: 803.791.5663

Columbia Cellar on Greene
The Cellar on Greene offers amazing food and drinks.

Cellar on Greene

What it's known for: A Wine Shop by day and a restaurant by night, Cellar on Greene goes out of its way to provide whichever wine their customers are craving on any particular night. Find something to pair with your meal that you absolutely love, and then come back the next day to purchase a whole bottle to enjoy at home. And don't miss dessert here.

Style: Wine bar, dinner

Address: 2001 Greene St., Columbia

Phone: 803.343.3303


The Whig

What it's known for: This dive bar is literally underground across from the SC State House, with delicious pub food like gouda mac and cheese to accompany your brews. With frequent live music or comedic entertainment, The Whig is the perfect place to kick back and relax any night of the week.

Style: Pub, casual, live entertainment, dinner

Address: 1200 Main St., Columbia

Phone: 803.931.8852

Columbia Bourbon
Bourbon offers the best Southern pairings at this Cajun food hub.

Bourbon

What it's known for: This narrow, lively gathering spot near the SC State House specializes in Bourbon – the drink and the New Orleans-inspired menu. Serving lunch, late lunch, dinner, late night and Sunday brunch, there’s always a reason to try something new. The list of cocktails and, of course, the bourbon selection, is extensive.

Style: Southern, Cajun, lunch, dinner, brunch

Address: 1214 Main St., Columbia

Phone: 803.403.1404


Gervais & Vine

What it's known for: Though they specialize in delicious Spanish and Mediterranean-style tapas, the real star at Gervais & Vine is there wine list that features more than 40 wines by the glass. They have a great selection of beer and top-shelf liquors as well, so you can eat well, drink plenty and always be merry.

Style: dinner, Mediterranean, Spanish

Address: 620 Gervais St., Columbia

Phone: 803.799.8463


The Rooftop Lounge at the Sheraton

What it's known for: One of Columbia’s best spots for cocktails can be found on the rooftop on one of its oldest high-rises. The beautiful Sheraton Hotel has a bar simply called "The Rooftop” that provides the most picturesque views of South Carolina’s capital city. It’s the perfect place for drinks and conversation.

Style: Rooftop bar

Address: 1400 Main St., Columbia

Phone: 803.988.1400

Related Content

Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Columbia
Take advantage of Columbia's farm to table culinary scene on your next trip to the state capital.
Family-Friendly Restaurants in Columbia
Columbia offers plenty of options when it comes to dining out with the entire family.
Craft Beers of South Carolina
Flavor and variety are both signatures of the Palmetto State, and the same applies to its craft beer. With so many different flavors and styles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
A History of South Carolina Moonshine
South Carolina moonshine has been shared amongst friends and families for generations. Satisfy Your Thirst for something out of the ordinary, and continue this Southern tradition at one of our many distilleries across the state.

Featured Products

City of Columbia
Midlands

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Columbia combines all the graces of the rich past with the vibrance of the emerging Sun Belt. It's the state capital and home to a major university. One of America's out ...

Featured products and attractions in "Cocktail Hour in Columbia"

Nearby Attractions

  • {{item.name}}