Colorful, playful, delicious, fun… that’s Publico Kitchen & Tap in Five Points. When this place opened a few years ago, occupying the space held for years by Garibaldi’s, you may have wondered what would come to Five Points but another student hangout… But turns out, this is a cool hip great place for everyone, even us suburbanites. Bring your spouse, your friends, your kids, your dog (they have a puppy menu)…. you’ll feel right at home.
Publico serves Lat-Asian cuisine… a fresh style of cooking that speaks to the influence of Japanese and Chinese cooking on Latin American cooking. If you’ve not tried this type of food yet, know that these flavors fuse together in wonderful ways. Eight tempting tacos are offered up including a Tuna Tobiko Taco (with yellowfin tuna) and an Agedashi Taco (with tofu), along with traditional and non-traditional taco ingredients (they serve a BBQ Chicken Taco). Another fusion example: Spicy Tuna Roll Burrito – yellowfin tuna, sriracha aioli, sesame rice noodles, bok choy, carrots, cucumbers, pickled red onions, gochujang spread and side of avocado mayo. If you’re a Foodie, you are going to have fun with this interesting menu!
The bar area is huge inside Publico, where you’ll watch professional barkeep create extraordinary cocktails and pour beer from 54 total taps, 45 of them are dedicated to craft beers, which all pair nicely with fusion cuisine. Servers are knowledgeable and can recommend the best to accompany your food.
To help customers frequent Publico more often, their Daily Specials are really, really special!
Monday – TACO MONDAY, cuz Tuesday’s too late!
$2 Tacos, $2 Tequila, $4 Margaritas, $4 Micheladas
Wednesday – LOCAL’S WEDNESDAY All SC Beer & SC Liquor $1 OFF
Thursday – THIRSTY THURSDAY$1 OFF ALL 54 TAPS! (includes Craft Beer on tap, Wine on tap, Sake on tap, Cocktails on tap, etc)
Friday- Jello Friday $2 Craft Cocktail Jello Shots!
Saturday– PITCHERS & PINEAPPLE SATURDAY $20 60 oz PITCHERS of SANGRIA, MARGARITAS & MIMOSAS & ENJOY OUR ALMOST FAMOUS PINEAPPLE MARGARITA (only available on Saturdays)
Sunday – SUNDAY-FUNDAY BRUNCH! Brunch Menu
There is an outside deck behind the restaurant, currently being enlarged for more fun this Spring and Summer! And a new Spring menu is on its way, being introduced later this month. Stay tuned.
2013 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29205
Sun-Thur: 11am-10pm (11pm bar)
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm (1am bar)