Name: Adam Overstreet and Josh Miller Setting: Jaco’s Corner (638 Bluff Rd.)
This place is kind of off the beaten path. How did you all find it?
J: This was the first bar I came to when I moved to Columbia from Missouri. It was just down the road, and there were a lot of locals but they were really friendly and I just kept coming back.
A: I came here about two years ago when Jaco’s celebrated their 100-year anniversary. My friends called me up and said I had to check out this bar, and I have been coming here almost every day ever since.
Yeah, I never even knew this place was a bar. It kinda looks like a house, but one of my friends recommended it to me.
A: That’s what this place is all about. Their slogan is “Where friends meet.”
So this bar is now over 100 years old. It must be the oldest bar in Columbia, right?
A: Yes, it is the oldest bar in Columbia, and it is the oldest bar in South Carolina. It is also in the top 20 oldest bars in the U.S. It is owned by the same family who opened it over 100 years ago. That picture on the wall is of the bartender’s great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother in front of this bar.
Wow, that is impressive. Google can’t even keep up with the names of the bars in Five Points because they are opening and closing them so quickly. How would you describe this bar?
A: It’s just a great place to come have a drink with friendly people. They don’t do live music or any of that electronic DJ crap.
What kind of music are you into?
A: I like good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Josh and I are in a band actually.
What kind of music do you play?
J: We play death polka. [Laughs] And we wear corpse paint. It just covers the area around our eyes though ‘cause, you know, beards.
Veteran Vapors now open!
Veteran-owned and operated, Veteran Vapors is located at 2308 Airport Blvd. in West Columbia. This month, 10% of all juice sales will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas. Special discounts available to veterans, military and public safety officials.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
$10 Spa Specials!
Join us for 60-minute facials, microdermabrasion, bikini waxing, and more for only $10! 823 Gervais Street, Suite 120. Text your appointment request to 803-468-4643.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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