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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
+1 803-403-1404
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“boudin balls” (21 reviews)
“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and left with full happy bellies! Unique menu all cooked perfectly. Our group had variety of apps all great but WOW to that pork belly!!! Entrees also terrific, I had the pork shank and it was better than I️ could have...More

Thank hydrofam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for U. Of South Carolina Homecoming. Group of 6 college fiends got together for dinner. Everyone loved the food. Lamb burgers were great. Pork shank fell of the bone delicious. Drinks were awesome, one member of our party had the absinthe. Others...More

Thank World_Traveler_336
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were passing through the Capital City recently and had heard about a good place to get a "good honest drink." Indeed, one will get a fair sized drink with a flair at this establishment. However, what was not known to us was how good...More

2  Thank boocarolinas
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I love going to Bourbon for drinks and dinner. They have a unique menu with entrees and tapas style meals. The bartenders are true mixologists who create spectacular drinks. It is a must do if you visit Columbia, SC.

1  Thank Nshea1977
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

What a Great Bar & Restaurant.. Unique and tasty food.. Great atmosphere and friendly staff! We will be back!

1  Thank LoriLR
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Best Restaurant in Columbia SC! Black Been Humus salad amazing, Boudan(spell?) susage were great! Fish fantastic. Best of all, The Brown Liquor selection is great. If your a Bourbon or Rye guy, your in heaven. Only down side is its a little pricey for Columbia....More

Thank CarreraPorsche
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had the jalapeño hush puppies and I had the chicken biscuit with gravy. Both were very good. Great service.

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A market street Saturday in downtown Columbia, had me stopping at what appeared to be a bar but after looking at the bill of faire, I was in for lunch. The North Carolina catfish on a bed of beans and other legumes sounded interesting. And...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great selection - thanks for the Weller 12! The bartender had a great knowledge of bourbons and my husband loved the selections.

Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The food at this restaurant is truly amazing. You must try the black eye pea hummus. And then get the Whisky Smash. And I had to stop myself from licking the plate of the Catfish Courtbouillon and the Brussel Sprouts. Everything was excellent,

1  Thank kdiddyseattle
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Nearby Attractions
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.13 km away
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.42 km away
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.57 km away
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.22 km away
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Questions & Answers
Amber L
21 August 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
We have a small step in the front, but also have a handicap accessible entrance in back with ample parking. Just push the security button and they'll raise the gate. If it's in the evening, please call the restaurant upon... More
Tyra R
14 July 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
Yes, we are a small restaurant, but we can accommodate up to 20 at our communal tables. Although we don't take reservations, with enough notice, we can usually make your wait time very reasonable, even on Friday and Saturday... More
9 January 2015|
Response from Mary Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
I think your question is for the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-403-1404
  • E-mail
Bourbon is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole kitchen located just off the steps of the South Carolina State Capitol Building. We serve over 350 bourbons and American whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from around the world. We craft classic cocktails using only the best ingredients, and focus our beer taps on local and regional beers. Our kitchen crafts locally-inspired Cajun-Creole cuisine and we pride ourselves on sourcing the best ingredients from our region, working closely with farmers, ranchers and fishermen. We do not take reservations.
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