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Five Points

Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
803 748 7373
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Ranked #32 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are many good places to eat and shop in Five Points (Starbucks, Andys, Grilled Teriyaki). Five Points has had some problems in the past but police are always there and security cameras have made it a much safer place. I frequent Five Points weekly and have never felt unsafe, if you are looking for night life this is the... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pretty good bars, little shops and nightlife is ok. Unfortunately, it is a bit dangerous at night so always travel in groups. I recommend going during the day or evening before dark. Overall I wouldn't recommend, kinda boring and I don't like the crime. I'd recommend the Vista instead...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a neat place, with lots of bars to chose from. The night life was pretty fun here. I'm told there are about 15 bars in the area. Only thing I didn't like about the area is that once the bars are closed there isn't really any food close in the area.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

...and stay right in the heart of 5-Pts whenever I'm visiting Columbia! A classic bar, Group Therapy is still there - good. All the night life is enjoyable to watch nowadays as I've kinda outgrown all night partying but with Carolina so close, it's an ideal location for food, drink and people watching! Go there, you'll like it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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508 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There was a time when 5 pts was the happening spot. now-er, not so much. Still has some nice restaurants and stores. Good to check out in the day...if you can find a parking spot. Can get busy and traffic at a standstill. The clubs at night are still busy...place for the college life. Crime has increased a lot in... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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200 reviews 200 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been to 5 points a handful of times. There is usually a fair amount of student activity and a lot of pedestrian traffic trying to compete with cars. The Vista is a much better area if you want a good, non-chain meal. I have been pan-handled in the 5 points area multiple times. It happens in all cities but... More 

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s.ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are lots of restaurants bars and shops to keep you busy. They even have a monument to Hootie and the Blowfish which got their start there. Parking didn't seem too bad. Good way to spend an afternoon or a stroll in the evening

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

if you are a Family looking for a family fun destination, You will not find it here. Here you will find Bars, Bars and more Bars. These are your local bars these are bars that are designed with one purpose in mind. These Bars are designed to part the local college kids, from their money. You will find gang members... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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242 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Many Columbia area residents believe that Five Points has two distinct personalities – a daytime/evening one that’s vibrant and safe, and a late night one that’s vibrant and risky. Lots of folks go to Five Points to dine and shop without any trouble, except for severely limited parking. Most disturbances that have given Five Points its mottled reputation involve irresponsible... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Our parking meters seemed to not be working after feeding it multiple times at multiple meters (never left "0" for minutes allotted.) Despite the difficulty we were still issued a parking ticket while we shopped. That's anything but inviting.

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