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Address: Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
Phone Number: 803 748 7373
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Nice place to walk

Very eclectic area, good window shopping during the day and bar scene at night. Interesting rid bit is the tribute to Hootie and the Blowfish who hailed from Columbia. A small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Walworth
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Columbia, South Carolina
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259 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering the options you have to kill an afternoon in Columbia 5 Points is not too bad. My Wife likes the resale shops for an occasional bargain. There are plenty spots to stop for a drink or grab a bite to eat. However, most options are nothing special. The reality is this area is geared to the college crowd. Additionally... More 

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Walworth
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162 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Very eclectic area, good window shopping during the day and bar scene at night. Interesting rid bit is the tribute to Hootie and the Blowfish who hailed from Columbia. A small street is named after them and includes a plaque and sculpture.

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Thank Walmack
Savannah, Georgia
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This place has a unique mix of shops and restaurants in the daytime and dinner and drinks in the evening. It has some very unique shops. A place we visit every time we come to Columbia. The Kitchen store is a fav place for breakfast and shopping.

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Thank Halothane88
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

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
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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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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

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Shanghai, China
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77 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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99 reviews
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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 

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

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!

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Thank Assata M
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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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.

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