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Address: Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
Phone Number: 803 748 7373
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Chaotic with some good restaurants and plenty of people to watch... and be watched by...

Five Points, Columbia. Chaotic traffic permeated by the chaos of children away from home for the first time who forgot how to act in public. Also, less fortunately, home to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Five Points, Columbia. Chaotic traffic permeated by the chaos of children away from home for the first time who forgot how to act in public. Also, less fortunately, home to those who would prey upon them and others. Add alcohol and shake it up. Five point, Columbia. With that said, there are some really great restaurants at five points, everything... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Take the afternoon and have lunch at Drip, shop at the few places around the area then enjoy a dinner at friendly's! a great day!!!!

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Carrollton, Texas
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79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Five points has a number of bars and places to eat, some not suitable for a family and when the University and colleges are in can be very busy. Limited parking and not aleays Kid friendly. The city does put on some great events such as saint Patricks day etc

Thank dlowry001
Shanghai, China
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Five points is definitely a place that is for the 'younger', 'college' crowd. It is a place of late nights, crowds of college students and very hard to find parking. There are quite a few bars and restaurants and if you want a louder, more young crowd heavy/bar hopping night, you may want to choose five points. There are some... More 

Thank CPax99
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

So the first time I ever went to Five points I was a freshman in college and it was Halloween. A girl was super drunk and walked out in front of a car and got hit, that is just a sample of what happens down there. It is definitely a hot spot for late night food with many options between... More 

Thank Stacey A
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Five points is so ghetto. It's a place for college student to make bad choices while they're drinking. I was followed by some guy who kept asking my boyfriend where e were going. Not a place for kids!

Thank Assata M
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is the most overrated area of Columbia. And be sure that you do not go there when it is raining cause it always floods. It is filled with bars and places for college kids and is also a fairly high crime area. The shopping is not very good either.

Thank icatlady
Columbia, South Carolina
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195 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the almost historic centric of Columbia and USC nightlife. While many people head to the vista, Five points is not forgotten and a great stop. There are plenty of bars and some fantastic restaurants in this area. IF you are looking to take it late check out the area.

Thank Rambler17
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Five Points is great if you are looking to drink and has a few good restaurants. Other than that the remaining are stores of various types but nothing much for families at all. Primarily it is more of a collage age hangout area (near the USC campus). There are much better places in Columbia to explore.

Thank btown0
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Is ok not perfect but ok, is a good place to go but really bad to find a parking and if you are looking for Latino nights is going to be hard!!!

Thank Alberto O

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