Name: Whitney Williams & Caroline Davis Setting: Nightcaps (2722 Devine St.)
I have heard Nightcaps described as a service industry bar, but when I came here on Monday it was pretty barren. Now it’s packed. How would you define this bar?
W: It is definitely a service industry bar. They usually come later on in the night, though, since this place is one of the only bars around that stays open until 4 a.m. But it is so much more than that, too.
This is where the people who are really connected to Columbia come to hang out. It’s a great place to meet people because everyone is so friendly, and the staff is incredible. It is also the bar that every wedding party goes to after the reception. If there is a wedding in Columbia, they will eventually end up at Nightcaps. They have great food, too.
C: Yes, their mozzarella sticks are the best.
Sounds like this is the afterparty bar.
W: For sure, that’s the best way to describe it.
When I walked in, Disclosure was playing. I am a big fan of theirs, but would you say that this is the kind of place people come to dance to that kind of music?
W: No, people don’t come here to dance. Nightcaps is more of a place to come and hang out, talk and meet people.
C: Yeah, we actually just met 30 minutes ago.
I would have pegged you all as old friends. If you were trying to tell a friend what bar Nightcaps resembles, what bar would it be?
C: It’s like a late-night Henry’s.
If you aren’t at Nightcaps where are you?
C: I would be at Bourbon. Or at Jake’s, but only during the summer.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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.
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.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
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.
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