#TryThis: A day in the life of a Brookland resident

rooftop sunset
Sunset view from Brookland’s rooftop | Photo by the COLAtoday team

Morning, Cola – Kayla here. Is it just me, or are there *way* nicer apartment options in this city than there used to be? (It’s not just me. There are, and one of them is Brookland.) 

I recently got to mask up, bust out of my home office and live a day in the life of a Brookland resident, enjoying everything from its swank amenities to its vibrant surroundings (think: the Riverwalk, State St., WECO Biergarten and more). Here’s how it went + how you can #TryThis.


A day in the life of a Brookland resident

What we tried: 

○ First thing’s first: coffee. After waking up in one of these gorgeous apartments, Brookland residents can head down to the collaborative work spaces to start their day.

gourmet kitchen
Brookland’s clubhouse is open to residents 24/7 | Photo by the COLAtoday team


coffee machine options
Yes, please | Gif by the COLAtoday team

○ After sending some emails and finishing my vanilla latte, I was craving some fresh air. Lucky for me (and anyone who lives at Brookland), the Riverwalk is literal steps away.

Al-fresco lunch, anyone? Walking worked up an appetite, so I called Primal Gourmet to put in an early lunch order, which I enjoyed back at the river.

takeout food by river
Roasted chicken, butternut squash, mac and cheese + a dreamy view | Photo by the COLAtoday team

○ It was 70 degrees outside and I had a free couple of hours ahead, so why not walk down Meeting St. and grab a beer at WECO Bottle and Biergarten?

Next stop:

WECO Bottle and Biergarten
WECO Bottle and Biergarten is located at 626 Meeting St. | Photo by the COLAtoday team

○ In addition to its excellent selection of local and regional brews, WECO regularly hosts food trucks in its spacious outdoor seating area.

Los Chicanos food truck
Los Chicanos food truck | Photo by the COLAtoday team

As the sun began to set, I made my way back to Brookland to experience its nightly offerings, from its rooftop sunset views to its poolside firepit + outdoor grilling stations

○ The sun down and the workday through, my husband joined me for a drink on the rooftop at Black Rooster, located directly next to Brookland. We’ve been keeping our dining experiences outdoor-only, but that wasn’t a problem thanks to Black Rooster’s heaters (and delicious cocktails).

French 75s + a Soda City skyline | Gif by the COLAtoday team

What not to miss:

Brookland’s rooftop is great during the day, but it’s straight-up lovely at sunset.

rooftop sunset
Right? | Photo by the COLAtoday team

What we’re still talking about: 

Brookland residents’ access to everything the surrounding area has to offer. Being able to walk across the street and grab delicious street eats from Palate or have dinner in the courtyard at Terra? *Chef’s kiss.*

How you can experience this: 

You can contact Brookland to schedule a tour, and save some time afterwards to explore the bustling surrounding area. 

State St.
New Brookland Tavern on State St. | Photo by the COLAtoday team

Things to know if you go: 

  • Experience: A day in the life of a Brookland resident
  • Price: Free to tour the apartments + explore the area; apartments start at $1,140/mo 
  • Website: https://brooklandsc.com/
  • Address: 127 State St., West Columbia
  • Social: Facebook | Instagram