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Whig Restaurant

1200 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
+1 803-931-8852
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1200 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While they serve food here we had already eaten so only stopped in for a drink. Loved the ambiance and vibe. Food looked great....would def leave room for food if I️ happen here again!

Thank hydrofam
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived at around 9:30 on a Friday night. On street parking an easy two block walk away. Grabbed a seat at the bar. Dan was beer-delighted with the beer selection, as an IPA drinker. He said it was a great selection... because there was no...More

Thank phoebendan
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Off of the beaten path but if you stumble upon it, downstairs and through a secret door, you will not regret it. The taco night on Tuesday cannot be best but beware ! It is busy!

Thank DeeMCausey
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very cool eclectic atmosphere and a great list of local beers! The food was good and as busy as they were the staff still paid attention to us (probably cause we were at the bar). First come, first serve tables with all orders made at...More

Thank FAcosta82
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

As a couple old foggies we love coming here. Of course you don't wanna fight in a basement (from inglorious bastards )

Thank spduzan
Reviewed 30 May 2017

You'll walk by it if you're not looking for it, but you don't want to miss it!!! Its a dark dive bar hole in the underground, and well worth the walk. First come first serve at seating. Menus are at the tables and you order...More

Thank alexandra m
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

First come first serve on tables. If none are available, grab a drink and keep an eye out for someone leaving. The important tips: Great beer Great food Order both at the bar You Carry your drinks back to the table They will bring your...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Eclectic crowd. Pub food was good. Underground and out of the way. Fairly priced. Casual dress. Fun place to catch up.

Thank ResearchRat
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A client took me to this place after a long day of shooting. It was perfect. A dive bar of the highest order. We didn't eat, but we had great and affordable drinks in a "vault" like space and enjoyed our evening. The barkeeps were...More

Thank brickbrisxoe
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Do not let the visual appeal, or lack there of, keep you away from visiting this unique establishment. Yes it is a basement, yes the interior is dark and dusty, yes it is small and almost self service. The food is AMAZING. Not much selection,...More

Thank Bamagrizzly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-931-8852
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