Food Lover Events: December

Steel Hands Brewing :: Grand Opening

Saturday December 1, 2018
Since they broke ground in March, the folks at Steel Hands Brewing have been pursuing the dream of a Grand Opening, and this Saturday is it! Besides locally brewed craft beer and a one-of-a-kind destination, the party will feature live entertainment with Prettier than Matt kicking it off, followed by Finnegan and the Kenny George Band! Learn more about Steel Hands here.
Steel Hand Brewing Building
Steel Hands Brewing’s Grand Opening is from 11am – 10pm on Dec. 1!

Brookland Brunch

Sundays from 10am -2pm
Held each Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, vendors have included Curiosity CoffeeThe Belgian Waffle Truck72 Coffee, PinchoJo, Agape ChocolatesPalmetto State of Mind, and Bked Donut. You can enjoy delicious food from some of Columbia’s most popular food trucks and mimosas while taking in the gorgeous views over the Congaree River and Gervais Street Bridge. More info here.

Repeal Day Bourbon Pairing Dinner | Liberty Tap Room & Grill

December 5, 2018

Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition with a 5-course dinner paired with Woodford bourbons! More at Liberty Tap Room online.

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Tasting Tuesdays

Tuesdays, December 4, 11 and 18
Shop for the holidays in the Cotton Mill Exchange (SC State Museum) and enjoy special tastings of local South Carolina made food and drink. More here.

History & Lunch Cruise | Spirit of Lake Murray

Saturday, December 8 – 1pm – 3:30pm

Bring your family and friends aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray for a history cruise with full lunch provided.  Enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Murray as you learn all about the history which fills the lake. Before Lake Murray was created there were schools, churches, bridges, & whole communities.  Much of which is still below the water today. On this cruise you will learn all about what was here before, and also how Lake Murray played a part in WWII. Lunch menu includes entree (Grilled Chicken Breasts and Beef Pot Roast), delicious sides, soup and dessert! $54 per person. Information here.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

Saturday, December 8

The organizer, Ugly Sweater Bar Crawls, is putting together this crazy event in 15 cities this year, including Columbia! Crawl your way (wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater and/or pants you can find) through some of our favorite pubs in the Vista. Start at Liberty Tap Room, then head to The Woody, Carolina Ale House,  Wild Wing Cafe and Vista Union. Each participating establishment is offering special pricing on shots, cocktails, beer and wine. The fun begins at a registration party at Liberty (4pm – 6pm) and then the gang moves on! For tickets and more info, click here.

Swamp Cabbage Brewery’s AYCE Oyster Roast

Sunday, December 16


Our Black Friday Crab Boil was a huge success, so we thought we would have more events!! Starting with oysters!OYSTERS

ALL YOU CAN EAT OYSTERS   $20/PERSON  Make your reservations here.

Christmas Cookie and Beer Pairing Event

Wednesday, December 19
Get into the Holiday Spirit with us Wednesday, December 19th from 6pm-9pm here at River Rat and enjoy 4 delicious pairings of Traditional Christmas Cookies made from scratch and amazing

Winter Wonderland at The Woody

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Dance Party adobe.jpegJoin the fun-havers at The Woody for a night in Winter Wonderland! Totally decked out for the holidays, The Woody will be offering complimentary drinks and finger foods from 6pm – 8pm! Woody Windham will be playing all your favorite dance tunes early, followed by Jennifer Windham closing the night. No better place to dance in all of Columbia! More info.

JAZZ Night & Dinner Cruise

Saturday, December 22 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

welcome-home-490323-unsplash (1)Melodies on Murray™ combines several of Lake Murray’s favorite things; live music, great food,  lasting memories and sailing the beautiful waters on Lake Murray’s Only Dinner & Reception Yacht! Live Holiday & Winter Jazz favorites provided by South Carolina’s own “Famously Hot & Surprisingly Cool” Mr. Ken Cheeks! Dinner includes entrees, sides, soup and dessert! $69 per person More info here.

Winter Wonderland Brunch Cruise

Sunday, December 23

Sunday Brunches on the Spirit of Lake Murray

During the Christmas Season the Spirit of Lake Murray is an excellent way to spend time with friends and family.  The Spirit is gorgeously decorated for the winter season and provides a fully heated dining experience as you sail comfortably on the beautiful waters Lake Murray. More here.

After Christmas Day Special 

Wednesday, December 26

Rioz Brazilian Steak House is offering their bountiful salad buffet and All You Can Eat meat service for just $26.95! Doors open at 5pm. More on Facebook here.

Swamp Cabbage Brewery’s New Year’s Eve’s Eve Crab Boil

Sunday December 30

Once again, the folks at Swamp Cabbage invite you to an AYCE Crab Boil – Shrimp and Crab Legs, and all the goodies that come with. Bring your friends to this fun event the day BEFORE New Year’s Eve and put some goodness in your tum-tum!crab boil

*All You Can Eat $40

**Burgers & Brats will be available for purchase as well!

***$3 pints if you are partaking in the All You Can Eat!

****Just want some crab? $15 per box – (2 clusters/some shrimp/sausage/potato/corn) More information here!

8th Annual New Years Eve Masquerade

Monday, December 31

The Woody says “As the clock winds down and the old year ends
we’d love to celebrate with all of our great customers and friends!

It just wouldn’t be right if you weren’t with us when the clock strikes midnight!
The champagne is chilling and we hope you are willing to be our guest at The Woody in the Vista’s New Year’s Eve Fest!”

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Get your tickets now! $25/person 
Champagne Toast at Midnight, and Party Favors including a mask and The Woody Ball Drop with cash at Midnight! Call 803-309-1283 or 803-309-2941 to get your tickets!

Famously Hot New Year’s Eve Party

You’re invited to S.C.’s largest, free NYE party! Grammy-nominated female R&B vocal group En Vogue will ring in 2019 with a free, full-length, outdoor concert in downtown Columbia, S.C. for Famously Hot New Year. Join En Vogue + Soda City Brass Band and Little Stranger for a night of celebration in FHNY’s fun, friendly festival atmosphere.

FireworksIn addition to the live music, enjoy a variety of vendors selling food and drink, beer, wine and bubbly and the biggest NYE fireworks in S.C., in a fun, friendly festival atmosphere in walkable downtown Columbia.  Learn more by clicking here.

Liberty on the Lake Football 2018

Liberty on the Lake daily features 2018

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