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Five Points

Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
803 748 7373
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Ranked #41 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Neighborhoods
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s.ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
125 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Spangdahlem, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
60 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 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

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Charlestion
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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columbia sc
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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

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!!!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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