We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Five Points

Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
803 748 7373
Improve this listing
Ranked #35 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Neighborhoods
6 visitor photos
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
110 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sumter, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The bars are either a hit or a miss in this area. The bartenders and very under experienced and have to be reminded of how certain drinks are actually made. The one place that actually kept us there was Local's. It's crazy packed in there EVERY night so it's not exactly ideal. Other than that it had a good vibe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
59 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I will admit up front that I am not the target market for Five Points. Five Points is a club and restaurant area that is popular with the college and young adult market share. There are several good eating and drinking establishments in Five Points. There are also some shops that tend to market to the college age crowd. Five... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My 2 favorite places, Group Theapary bar and Idiot Pizza. Sitting next to the Fountain, I like it when they change the color of the fountain.

Was this review helpful? Yes
columbia sc
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We go to 5 points every couple of months. It is a laid back area for different type stores and walking around. It is heavily used by students, but what is wrong with that. You can find some interesting stores, there is a kitchen shop that has great little things not easily found. I like to go when I feel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Lots of restaurants and bars and some shopping. This area mainly caters to USC students and they're everywhere so be prepared. Avoid this area after dark!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

While this is an area mainly populated by bars and university students, it also has it share of nice eateries and galleries. I like coming down there to eat and people watch. Parking can be difficult

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We enjoyed walking through the 5 Points area. There are great places to eat and shop. We disliked the parking meters, because we never have any loose coins.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greenwood, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I spent one night in Five Points with my brothers and their girlfriends. We started early by going to eat in the area which was pretty good, then we went to several different bars. It's not really my scene but it's great for college students who live around the area. Every one I met, whether they worked in the area... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Five Points also viewed


Been to Five Points? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Five Points, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing