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Address: 1211 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3139
Phone Number:
+1 803-929-0198
20:00 - 02:00
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Wed 20:00 - 03:00
Thu 20:00 - 02:00
Fri 20:00 - 04:00
Sat - Tue 20:00 - 02:00

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Great late night place

The Art Bar is a great late night place. We went with a large group of people at about 11 PM Saturday night. We danced. We talked. We drank. It's very pleasant place to hang out... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Maria G
Dunwoody, Georgia
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The Art Bar is a great late night place. We went with a large group of people at about 11 PM Saturday night. We danced. We talked. We drank. It's very pleasant place to hang out. We will be back.

Thank Maria G
Columbia, South Carolina
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304 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

My wife was ding Roller Derby for a short time and one of the coaches of the Columbia Quad Squad owns this place and they hang out here. It is a very friendly bar with a great atmosphere for drinking and feeling safe. I went in here in my military dress uniform one night during a ball at the convention... More 

Thank brian0910
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Just went back for a college reunion of sorts. They have built a nice stage in the side room. Other than that, it looks like it did in 1995. A fun throwback. Decent prices and quick service too.

Thank WonderDogRufus
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I want to give this place a second chance hoping that it was a one time thing but I am so turned OFF that I would rather go anywhere else. Please find some bartenders that actually speak to their customers. I went with a group of friends and we all had three-four rounds of beer and the guy didn't say... More 

1 Thank c f
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Funky and fun bar in downtown - mostly locals. Has a great outdoor patio. Inside is decorated with an eclectic combination of Christmas lights and sci-fi posters - really neat spaces, with a dance floor / DJ space in the back. Bartenders are friendly and helpful, as well as other patrons. Went on an 80's apocalypse night, and had a... More 

Thank Alysia O
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

As previously stated, the bartenders are EXTREMELY unfriendly. If they smile at you, Jesus might be coming back to Earth because I'm pretty sure it's against their rules to even be the slightest of happy. HOWEVER.... I have had the best time here. Great live music, reasonably and well priced drinks and a fun crowd. I will be back many... More 

Thank Angel F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a good place to go with your friends. Do not expect good service or a table since it is a bar to have drinks, listen to some poetry, dance or do some kind of cultural stuff. I really enjoyed it.

1 Thank Lou V
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

The bartenders are not friendly at all but the peotry that is usually on tuesday iss very good..the drinks are well mixed

Charleston, West Virginia
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Art Bar can be one of your best nights out or it can feel like you wasted your night. The crowd is very mixed: Straight, gay, married, single, partnered, confused and unsure. When the DJ is playing, it's insane! You can dance the night away with strangers, but if it's live music, you'll probably wished you had started home bc... More 

Thank TravelingDuoWV
Lexington, South Carolina
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I was forcefully removed from this place with no explanation. After having my drink spilled on me, and getting shoved into a wall and then out the door, they finally told me what they thought was wrong. They said that I was drinking on a tab that wasn't mine. In fact, I was drinking on my wife's tab, on our... More 

1 Thank LexingtonTiger

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