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River Rat Brewery

Closed Now: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open today: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good food

Stopped here for lunch on a Sunday just passing through Columbia. We had our baby with us and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bevan S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile

First time visiting was during their Octoberfest. It was well worth the drive and the beer was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“outdoor area”(5 reviews)
“craft beer”(5 reviews)
“small brewery”(4 reviews)
Located a short distance from Williams-Brice Stadium on Shop Rd, we have an Air conditioned Tap Room, Rooftop deck, Covered Deck & Patio with fans, heaters, and TV's. The Chef serves up daily specials, come in and grab a bite to eat, all our food is...more
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1231 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4744
+1 803-724-5712
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a Sunday just passing through Columbia. We had our baby with us and the brewery provided a relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed the loaded pork nachos, breakfast burrito, and warm pimento cheese appetizer. Sampled some beer too. We didn’t have much...More

Thank Bevan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting was during their Octoberfest. It was well worth the drive and the beer was great along with a decent selection of food. Only negative was the over abundance of people bringing dogs. For some that might be a plus but for the...More

Thank Tekeforlife
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They have added a second floor outdoor patio for more space but kept nice space inside and the dog friendly green space. Wings are great and burgers good too, but what we all come for is the beer. Had a couple good beers to enjoy...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Kind of ashamed I have never written a review for River Rat, providing how many times I have gone, but if you have yet to try it and are going through Columbia, it is a must stop. The location is unique compared to some of...More

Thank CFordham
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend!! Awesome beer no doubt, food was also great, but service was over the top!! Keelyn was excellent! We had driven a long way to try this place on a friend’s recommendation and it was well worth the drive. Great experience I will definitely...More

Thank dwall44
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Wings were amazing. Beer was excellent. Great atmosphere inside and out. I loved that my kids could play cornhole while the adults could have nice conversation. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We've known this brewery since it's infancy, baby look at them now! Top notch taps, creative food, pup friendly and wine too. They've added a roof top for extra coolness too.

Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Came here because of the fantastic reviews and was kind of disappointed. The staff wasn’t welcoming at all, they acted like they could care less. No hello, no help offered/ info given (first timers) and no thanks or goodbye. The beer was really good and...More

1  Thank MQ4216
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a great casual place to hang with friends or family, this is the place. They have a great outdoor seating area, fantastic beers, and awesome food. It is dog friendly and their newly opened roof top bar is a spot...More

Thank Nshea1977
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This place is just what Columbia has been needing! I love the popsicle rosé option, the rosé gose... I really like rosé if you can’t tell. It’s a great excuse to day drink! Does take a while to get a drink at the bar, maybe...More

Thank Lauren B
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Karen B
18 August 2017|
Response from T P | Reviewed this property |
They do have a small selection of wine