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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

€€ - €€€American, ,
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
+1 803-748-0540
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diane, October 16th. 7:46PM. I was hungry after a long day of paperwork and stumbled across the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery located at approximately 900 Main St in Columbia. Diane. They have a shrimp and grits that’ll kill ya. I got to find out where these grits...More

Thank laurenandjoe
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a birthday brew. We had 2 different brick oven pizza's and garlic hummus. Love the hanger atmosphere, we'll be back!

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I got to visit this place again almost after 4-5 years. It is generally crowded. Still we got the table downstairs. Menu is written in a big black board. I would say this place is right in the middle on the pricing side. $30 bucks...More

Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of good reviews not a lot of choices but what we chose was tasty !!! Cheese tray 👍🏻. Burger 👍🏻👍🏻. 🍕👍🏻👍🏻 and the homemade succotash 👍🏻 but those sausage balls were 5 ⭐️

Thank Smothergoose
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A friend lives nearby and thought the building/concept was interesting so we decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. There is plenty of seating and space. The beer was great and the pizza we got is some of the best that I’ve...More

Thank Ambersw324
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My favorite brew pub, of which there are a growing number in Columbia, SC. They serve good food, so you can either go for the beer or the food.

Thank sclerner
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Innovative food, good beer selection, staff is knowledgeable too. Love their creativity. Always a good experience. .

Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The food here is fantastic! Being a traveler and on the road 50% of the month, I never eat at a chain. But I often go back to great gastro pubs, and Hunter-Gather is just that. Don't eat off the regular menu, try the chef's...More

1  Thank Nick V
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were seated in the loft. Though the noise level was a bit too high for easy conversation, we judged it a very pleasant dining experience. This place has a cozy-friendly feel, is loaded with personality, and is popular with an eclectic mix of college...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Spent the afternoon at the Hunter-Gatherer Curtiss-Wright hangar location and absolutely enjoyed it. Several beers on tap, bar food and a first rate location to hang out with friends. Plenty of room outside for your two and four legged little ones to run around.

Thank T P
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Tyra R
14 July 2016|
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Response from KevinVarner | Property representative |
Sorry for the slow and partially helpful response. For us a large group is 8-12, most often we can seat 8-12 people in a reasonable amount of time. A group of more than 12 would have to find separate tables. We don't take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-748-0540
  • E-mail
Description
Hunter-Gatherer Brewery has been brewing and serving classic ales since 1995. Starting in 2015, we will regularly feature cask-conditioned ales served from wood kilderkins made by Alastair Simms, the only master cooper in the United Kingdom. Michael Jackson, aka the "Beer Hunter", visited the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery in 1997. He wrote that the Hunter-Gatherer is "the kind of place CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) members might enjoy. The beer is the hero, rather than the brewery being an afterthought. In the U.S., And even sometimes in Britain, the latter is too often the case." Michael Jackson was the best beer writer and critic the world has known. A compliment from Michael Jackson is as meaningful as it gets in the brewery world.
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