Shopping can be thirsty work, especially in our Famously Hot city, and as one of the longest-established collections of watering holes in Columbia, Five Points knows thirsty. That’s why every Wednesday in June and July is Wine Down Wednesday in Five Points from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating Five Points shops will be offering various specials on their goods, and many will offer some refreshments such as the aforementioned wine and maybe even some beer, too. Keep an eye on fivepointscolumbia.com and the Wine Down Wednesday Facebook page to find out each week’s deals (and where you can find the complimentary booze). Restaurants like Harper’s and Yesterdays usually have good deals on wine during the event, too.
Foothills On Offer at World of Beer
One of North Carolina’s most respected breweries is featured this Thursday night at World of Beer. Foothills Brewery Night kicks off at 6 p.m. on June 19, and the bar will undoubtedly have some special stuff from the brewery on tap. While the final beer list hasn’t been announced as of press time, Foothills’ excellent Jade IPA is currently making the rounds of Columbia growlers stations, so I expect it could be part of the night. It might also be one of the last chances Columbians have to wrap their lips around some Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, my favorite Foothills brew, until it’s brewed again next year.
Thomas Creek Celebrates 16 Years
Note: This event is next weekend, not June 21. Free Times regrets the error.
While South Carolina craft beer is obviously booming over the past couple years, one brewery that’s been in the game much longer is Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville. In fact, Thomas Creek has been in it so long that it will be celebrating its Sweet 16 next Saturday, June 28 [online copy corrected]. The Thomas Creek 16th Anniversary Party will run from 2 to 8 p.m., celebrating with lots of food, music, a homebrewing demonstration, a cornhole tournament with cash prizes and appropriately 16 different beers. There will also be a flight of four “best of” cask-aged beers included in the (extra-low) admission price of $5. All the other beers are $4 each, and now that the Stone Bill has passed, you can have as many as you want. If you’re an early bird, a Thomas Creek pint glass goes to the first 100 people, too. If you haven’t seen Thomas Creek’s new taproom, this is a great time to check it out and celebrate 16 years of these guys making really great South Carolina beer.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
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