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River Rat Brewery

1231 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4744
+1 803-724-5712
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Fun little brewery

River Rat was a cool place to hangout, they've got a good selection of beers and some food. Indoor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor V
via mobile
Great beer, dogs allowed

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon - special beer prices were in effect. The beer (kolsch) was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beer” (10 reviews)
“corn hole” (7 reviews)
“craft beer” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1231 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4744
+1 803-724-5712
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

River Rat was a cool place to hangout, they've got a good selection of beers and some food. Indoor and outdoor seating, with some yard games outside. It's a self service bar/food, no real waitstaff to take your oder, you'll need to get in line...More

Thank Taylor V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon - special beer prices were in effect. The beer (kolsch) was excellent. Very smooth & perfect for an afternoon beer. Definitely try the pulled pork sandwich. All in it was a great experience

Thank rmflynn2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean place. Plenty of room indoors and outdoors. The place was busy at 7 pm on a Saturday. Dog friendly large outdoor area. We are not really dog people but it was not an issue at all. All dogs were leashed and everyone was...More

Thank irmobill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop when visiting Congaree National Park, which is seemingly just a few miles from this local brewery on Shop Road. What a treat! I tried one of the IPAs and the KpPorter. Both were really good. The 803 IPA...More

Thank NCLoggerheads
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Nice local microbrewery with an excellent selection on tap and outstanding service. The barkeeps were friendly and helpful and more than willing to let you sample something before dropping your money on it. They had inside seating at the bar and at tables and outside...More

Thank T P
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Stopped by last Friday for a beer at this small, local Brewery and we were pleasantly surprised by both the content and treatment. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and sat down at the bar. I ordered a "My Morning Stout", while my friend had...More

Thank BamaGrandslammer
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

On a sunny Sunday afternoon the place was very bustling, busy inside and out. The parking lot was full. Good craft beer selection on tap. I loved the Metal Man Ale. We had an order of smoked then fried wings, and they were awesome. Others...More

1  Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

River Rat is known for their beer but the food was an unexpected treat! Met the main chef. Had a sort of Shepherds pie which was incredible. Having it with their award-winning beer was a big plus!

Thank Chris P
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We came here on a friday before dinner, and it seems like we got in just before they started getting busy. They had 12-14 beers on tap (which is a lot for a micro brewery) so do a tasting flight to see what you like....More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Obviously it's a brewery with excellent beer. Small wine list but decent. Food is newer for them and consists of mostly appetizers like wings, tacos and nachos and sandwiches. A great outdoor area with heated upper deck!

Thank Karen M
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Nancy H
What are your hours and what type of food menu do you have? Thanks
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