4 Incredible Cocktails… 929 Kitchen & Bar in the Vista!

Don’t think of 929 Kitchen as just the place to get the best Korean dishes in town (although it is)… their bar is equally impressive. The name 929 Kitchen & Bar contains the word “BAR” for good reason! With Corey Norrell as head bartender (formerly of Bourbon… read more here), the staff has created new recipes.. some complete inventions of their own, and others are imaginative retakes on old stand-bys.

the golden sierra drink in cocktail glass with cinnamon stick and lime wheel
The Golden Sierra

The Golden Sierra packs a powerful punch of flavor with Bacardi 4 Yr Old rum, Giffard’s Lichi-Li ( liqueur with the delicate and perfumed flavor of lychee), Benedictine, clove liqueur, lime juice, Bitterman’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters and garnished with a lime wheel and cinnamon stick… try it!

They invite us to come and hang out at the bar, even if you’re going someplace else for dinner. Think of the bar as a place to be before dinner or after. Their cocktails will impress a date, your visiting parents, the friend you hang out with after work.

the PPPP drink with pusser's rum on bar at 929 kitchen and bar in columbia sc

A sweet visit to the Caribbean with the PPPP which starts with a base of Pusser’s Rum, rosemary syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, passionfruit syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters and decorated with a rosemary sprig and brandied cherries – gorgeous and delicious!

These days, a decent cocktail will set you back $8 – $11. Those prices demand something special, agree? 929 Kitchen & Bar delivers on value with these intricate concoctions – drinks to remember!

The Cerberus

The “Cerberus” (“Hound of Hades” in Greek mythology) is so named, I venture to guess, for the strong taste of bourbon and its big vanilla, oak, and caramel notes. Along with the accent flavors you get from your first sip to your last, bourbon-lovers, this is for you. It starts with Makers Mark, then Amaro Averna (an Italian liqueur) is added along with tarragon-peach-blackberry syrup, passionfruit syrup, lime juice and adorned with a piece of yucca root peel.

pina para la nina - tall purple drink with pineapple wedge and pineapple frond
Pina Para La Nina

The Pina Para La Nina might not translate well into English, but it translates to an amazing, refreshing cocktail at 929! They begin with Olmeca Altos Tequila Reposado, Xicaru Mezcal, hibiscus – roasted poblano – sage syrup, pineapple syrup, lime juice, egg white, harisa – alderwood – smoked sea salt rub on the glass rim, and finished with a pineapple wedge and pineapple frond… ahhhhhhh.

Weekday Drink Deals!

  • Monday: 50% off all cocktails
  • Tuesday: 50% off all draft beer
  • Wednesday: 50% off all wine
  • Thursday: Throwback Soju


929 Kitchen & Bar | 929 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201 |  (803) 764-3825

Restaurant & Bar Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm (kitchen closes at 2:30pm)
  • Monday – Saturday: Dinner 5pm – 12am (kitchen closes at 10pm)
  • Sunday: 11:30am – 8:30pm

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