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“Good Bar Food and Beer”
Review of Liberty Tap Room

Liberty Tap Room
Ranked #12 of 976 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Liberty means many things to many different people. It is a celebration of the great American farmer and the rich bounty he puts on our tables. It is a celebration of America's melting pot of rich ethnic cooking styles. It is a celebration of the resurgence of the hancrafted-brewing style of the pre-prohibition small American brewery. It is a celebration of life, family and the pursuit of happiness. So bring us your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving, we'll send you home refreshed and fulfilled.
Jacksonville, Florida
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good Bar Food and Beer”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went to a late afternoon Mass up the street and just wanted a bar snack and a craft beer before heading back to the hotel. Liberty is just a short walk from the Hilton Columbia Hotel and so we stopped there.

Originally part of the railroad station in Columbia, the restaurant is longer than it is wide and the bar takes advantage of the building's length. It must be 30 feet long. They feature quite a few craft beers which we took advantage of. We were walking back to the hotel so we could have an extra beer while enjoying our bar food.

We had the hand-tossed pizza which arrived at our place at the bar quickly. Very tasty and just enough for the two of us. We had several craft beers before heading back to the hotel.

The ambience is upscale, downtown, youngish. Busy but not overly loud. Very nice place.

Visited June 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Liberty Tap Room, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so much for dining with us at Liberty Tap Room! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hand-tossed pizza and craft beers! We greatly appreciate your comment about our young and upscale ambiance. Thank you for the feedback, and please come back and visit us again very soon.
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South Carolina
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised by how good--in every way!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

My mom and I had lunch there today and I couldn't wait to write this review. We hadn't been to Liberty for lunch/dinner in a couple of years (had once for a great happy hour) and we were so surprised by how wonderfully good the food, service and atmosphere was! One of the main reasons we enjoyed it so much was our server, Josh. He was attentive, funny, offered terrific suggestions (which we took him up on and loved) and made our dining experience fun. We ordered flash-fried zucchini for an appetizer, a club sandwich with fantastic seasonal veggies on the side, and a buffalo chicken sandwich with fries. All were excellent. Again, Josh sealed the deal and we look forward to returning again!

  • Visited June 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Liberty Tap Room, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for visiting Liberty Tap Room in Columbia. We are so pleased to have you visit us again and that you enjoyed your experience. We will be sure to let Josh know what a great job he did. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good burgers”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Liberty has a good beer list, casual ambiance and great burgers. Staff was OK on a Monday night. Good for dinner downtown in Columbia.

Visited June 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Liberty Tap Room, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you so much for dining with us at the Liberty Tap Room! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy our selection of beer, and our juicy burgers! Please come visit us again soon.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great beer, fun dining”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been to Liberty Tap Room several times and have never been disappointed. There are MANY restaurant choices in Columbia, but somehow when we can't decide where to go, we always end up at Liberty. The craft beer selection is excellent and they make a greart dirty martini.

The food choices never fail to satisfy. I don't just mean their steaks and specialy entrees either. You might not think of Liberty as the place to go for burgers or pizza, but you will be surprised at just delicious they make them! The service has never been less than very good and we have never left unhappy about the value of our dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Liberty Tap Room, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for visiting Libberty Tap Room in Columbia. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed many of our food items as well as our craft beer selection. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Rex, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Server took care of mistakes quickly”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

My husband got a drink that was wrong, his steak was overcooked so had to send it back. They also forgot to bring his salad. Jennifer took great care of us though and the manager did come out to be sure the second steak was correct. The calamari appetizers was a bit overcooked as well but we were starving so it didn't matter too much. It was really loud. A bridal party sitting a few feet from us was having a ball.

  • Visited June 2013
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