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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

900 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 748-0540
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Ranked #30 of 806 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Warren, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a jazz night and had a delightful time. We sat outside and were still able to hear the great jazz being played inside while we enjoyed great on-site made beer and one of the best burgers I'v e had in a while. We will definitely go back!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went in for a light lunch and to try the ale. The ale is fabulous we ended up ordering lots of appetizers to share. The black bean dip looked like someone opened a can of black beans and added cheese and sour cream no more flavor than that either (wouldn't recommend) The humus was bland but edible, the pimento... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went there 3 times in 6 days spent in Columbia. Excellent craft ale, good food at fair prices, and probably the best piece of cheesecake I have ever eaten- creme brulee vanilla bean, amazingly tasty. Probably my favourite discovery in Columbia.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is our "go-to" place in Columbia. The unpretentious atmosphere and always-evolving menu draw an eclectic crowd, many from the University of South Carolina. Besides craft beer and flavorful food, Hunter-Gatherer has rough-hewn tables ideal for groups and couples. Get there early on Thursday nights for live jazz with nationally known musician Skip Pearson and his students.

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Beaufort
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Enjoyed the night with old, old friends from long ago. We were late getting there - they'd already ordered. We did too, and it wasn't an interminable amount of time between the time they got their food and we got ours. I got a fish special that was outstanding, as were the sides (potatoes, green beans (haricorts verte, actually)). ALL... More

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Rigby, Id
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We ended up taking a spot at the end of a table where some professors were all discussing biology. I ordered the sausage pizza, my husband the blackend shrimp po boy. Both were excellent. The waitresses were super busy, but got to us right away. It's a bit loud, but what do you expect that close to a university. I... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Located steps away from the capital and the University, Hunter-Gatherer is just the right place. Be sure to check the chalkboard for specials and the featured beers. I've never had a bad meal here but would definitely recommend the cheese spread app and the Bruce pizza. Other favorites include the black bean dip and mac and cheese. Grab some friends... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I enjoyed a delicious salad and 2 yummy beers! My work associate had the seafood special and reported it was excellent. The atmosphere is interesting - a good place to have a conversation over good beer. The service is prompt, helpful, not overly friendly, but to be expected from the more hipster staff. That is okay, and fits the mood.... More

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South Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This excellent restaurant is located in an old building. The food and beer were excellent. We enjoyed the mussels appetizer; it was the best I've had. We all ordered different beers and were happy with them. We all enjoyed our main courses. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I went to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The food was great,the drinks were perfect and the luve jazz was amazing. Cant wait to go back

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