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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All of our beers are handcrafted right in our in-house brew tanks and served up fresh and unfiltered.
We usually have a wheat, pale ale, ESB and one of our seasonal beers on tap. To find out which beers are currently available, ask your server.
Deposit for growler $+4.00
Deposit for growler $+4.00
Seasonal refill prices vary
Pale Ale
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Black Patent Ale
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
US$7 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
American, Bar, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here before the Chris Stapleton concert and the food was excellent. It is small and crowded; getting a table can be a bit of an adventure, but we were lucky in our timing. For the entire time we were there we watched people...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't eaten t the Hunter-Gatherer in a long time. Friends of ours wanted to try it prior to going to the James Taylor concert. I read several reviews the day before and everything sounded good. We decided to order from the Chef's Special menu....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with part of a job search committee, so a group of 4 around 6 PM on a Friday night. The good: The sweet potato gnocchi was delicious and filling, the waitress knew the menu well, and my dining companions also enjoyed their coq...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank annieca2019
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We were in this restaurant for a diner with friend during a business trip in the area. Particular menu, good beers and nice staff. Suggested

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matteo_Barbara2014
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

A unique brew-pub adjacent to the USC campus and a block from the state capital, this restaurant serves up local fare with a twist and a variety of types of food to enjoy that one seldom finds in a brew-pub. On Thursday nights, jazz is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank scsculler
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Went with a group of colleagues to this excellent microbrewery. The X Stout was excellent. The shrimp and grits were very good. Excellent blackberry cobbler. Everybody else in the group was happy with their food and drinks. When we were finishing our meals a very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Very nice big open space, old airplane hangar turned into a brewery and bar. The beer was tasty, I think they had about 7 different kinds to drink. They make pizzas there to, had the 4 cheese pizza and it was good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taylor V
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 855mimic
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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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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