Food and Drink Events in Columbia SC – August 2019

First Thursday on Main

Thursday August 1, 2019 | Besides great live music and shenanigans, here’s where to enjoy food and drink specials:

  • The Whig: Free House Brewery tap takeover
  • Cantina 76: First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.
  • Columbia Museum of Art: pop-up beer and wine garden
  • Hotel Trundle: cash bar – wine and locally brewed beer 
  • The Venue on Main: $4 local brewery draft IPA’s
  • Good Life Cafe: Burger Bar and $4 local craft beer

Brew at the Zoo :: Sold Out

Friday August 2, 2019

Lobster Truck at The Casual Pint Lexington

Friday August 2, 2019 | Come enjoy delicious lobster specialties from this popular food truck from Charlotte! The Casual Pint will also have their beer trailer setup outside and live music starting at 7:00!

Cottontown Brew Lab Beer Dinner

Friday August 9, 2019 | Executive Chef Mike Ellis and Brewmaster Brandon Evans have worked to pair five beers with a four-course meal. Highlights include Aquachile ( Aguachile is a Mexican dish made of shrimp, submerged in liquid seasoned with chili peppers, lime juice, salt, cilantro, slices of cucumber and slices of onion. Raw vegetables such as cucumber are usually added. Wikipedia), Roasted Poblano & Sweet Corn Soup, Chile Verde ( chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce. Simply Recipes) and Tres Leches Tiramisu.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Thursday August 22, 2019 | Back at Ruth’s Chris Steak House by popular demand! Veuve Clicquot is a world class champagne house that shares Ruth’s Chris’ unwavering commitment to quality and an incredible history of female entrepreneurship.  Featuring a range of styles, this dinner provides guests with a fun opportunity to explore the versatility of champagne. Join them as they pop the cork on what is sure to be one of the most popular wine events of the year. See the full menu here.

Art and Draughts

Friday August 23, 2019 | Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours with Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler. Plus food and drinks available from Cha Cha’s Food Truck, Smokey Loggins, Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits, Curiosity Coffee Bar and The Haute Dog Lady!  

Wine on the River

Saturday August 24, 2019 | Benefits the Campaign for Clarity, Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s $3 million effort to save lives through the early detection of breast cancer with 3-D mammography technology. Tickets are $60 and include dozens of wine, craft beer, and cuisine tastings along with a commemorative wine glass, all served up with a view of our beautiful Congaree River!

Taco Crawl thru the Vista

Saturday August 24, 2019 | The 2nd Annual Taco Crawl is here Columbia! Come stroll through The Vista eating the BEST tacos, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. 

  • Liberty Tap Room
  • Carolina Ale House
  • Wild Wing Cafe
  • 929 Kitchen & Bar
  • Grill Marks – Columbia
  • Hickory Tavern Vista

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Party

Sunday August 25, 2019 | Save the date! Join the party and help our friends at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company celebrate 5 years of brewing right here in Columbia! They will have more new beers and your favorites on tap, food, entertainment and a commemorative anniversary glass to add to your collection! They want to thank all of you who have walked through their doors and shared your craft beer experience with them! They have made lasting friendships and some of whom we now consider part of their brewery family! They look forward to celebrating this special day with you and your friends! Cheers!

Angry Fish Brewing & Old Mill Brewpub Bacon / Beer Dinner

Wednesday August 28, 2019 | It’s time for another beer dinner collaboration between Angry Fish Brewing Co. & Old Mill Brewpub…This time they’ve picked a topic we can all agree on… Join them for a four course/five beer celebration of everything bacon. Ticket price is $45 and includes taxes and gratuity. Event to be held AT Angry Fish.

Bold Rock Hard Cider Dinner

Thursday August 29, 2019 | Join the Grand on Main for a special four course paired dinner with Bold Rock Cider! Enjoy each course specially paired with a different cider, plus an additional “happy hour” pint of Carolina Apple Cider before the dinner begins.

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