Ringo + a specialty dog beer from Craft and Draft | Photo via @ringoretriever_
Round of a-paws, please. From VIP (very important pup) menus at Publico to spoiling your pup with boutique staycations at Graduate Hotel, many local businesses not only welcome, but encourage you to bring along your furry friends.
Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the night market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly businesses around the 803.
Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.
Bottles Beverage Superstore, 4410 Fort Jackson Blvd. | “Bottles Beverage Superstore is cool with dogs chaperoning their humans. Still can’t buy anything unless they’re 21. 😉” — Bottles Beverage
Jake’s on Devine, 2112 Devine St. | “We are always dog friendly on our back deck until 10 pm! Tuesdays + Thursdays are #YappyHour with drink specials and extra measures in place for our furiends!” — @jakesondevine
Publico, 2013 Greene St. and 2180 Boyce St. Ste A | Check out their puppy menu. 100% of their puppy plate sales are donated to SQ Rescue.
Sweet Cream Co., 1627 Main St. | Your dog is in for a treat — Sweet Cream Co. makes frozen dog treats with yogurt, honey, and peanut butter and even matches each dollar of proceeds to support local animal rescues.
NoMa Bark Park, 1250 Parkside Dr. | To enter, all pups must be registered, spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on all vaccines.
Saluda Shoals Barking Lot Dog Park, 5605 Bush River Rd. | This park is two acres and offers three small bone-shaped pools for dogs to cool off in, an interactive fire hydrant sprayer, an exciting agility course, and a gazebo for owners to relax in.
Click the button below for more dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, breweries, trails, and more.
Nemo/Vino Tuesday Nights! | Tuesday, Jan. 24-Tuesday, June 27 | 5-9 p.m. | SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar, 807 Gervais St., Ste. 103, Columbia | Free | Choose one premium bottle of wine, one Saki specialty sushi roll, and one Saki classic roll of your choice for $34.
Garden Asana - Grass Roots Yoga | Thursday, Jan. 26, Thursday, Feb. 2, Thursday, Feb. 23 | 8:15-9:15 a.m. | Gardener’s Outpost, 1211 Franklin St., Columbia | $15 | This class is for everyone, focuses on breath, and you will have the opportunity to receive personal adjustments.
Ribbon Cutting: Crumbl Cookies - Harbison | Thursday, Jan. 26-Friday, Jan. 27 | 12 p.m. | Crumbl Cookies Harbison - 150 Harbison Blvd., Unit C, Columbia | Free | Celebrate the ribbon-cutting with Crumbl Cookies and the local community.
The Essence of Humanity: An Artist Talk with YoYo Lander | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St, Columbia | Free | Join the Friends of African American Art & Culture to welcome home artist and South Carolina native YoYo Lander for a moderated conversation.*
Friday, Jan. 27
Town Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong | Friday, Jan. 27-Sunday, Feb. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | 1012 Sumter St. | $25 | This play-within-a-play is often called a “hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.”
Saturday, Jan. 28
Savage Craft 2nd Anniversary | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 12-11 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works, 430 Center St., West Columbia | Free | Spend the day at Savage Craft Ale Works to celebrate the brewery’s second year of business with live music, a custom menu, and fun for the whole family.*
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Bath & Body Works is now open at Trenholm Plaza in Forest Acres (4840 Forest Dr.). Speaking of Trenholm Plaza, Ivy & Leo has relocated within the center to the space next to Kendra Scott. 🎉
We announced that The Little Green Door was closing last week but the local treasure trove and antique store is hosting a closing sale. Beginning today through Friday, take 40% off all inventory and 30% off furniture unless marked. Its hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 🚪
The Dick’s Sporting Goods located at 10204 Two Notch Rd. (next to Target) is closed. Don’t be too sad — the sporting retailer has another location in Columbia at 110 Bower Pkwy., across the street from PetSmart.
Plan ahead for Thursday, Feb. 2. Tina Herbert (City of Columbia’s Councilwomen of District One) is holding a community meeting to discuss the development of North Columbia. If you have ideas for projects, send them in an email before Thursday. 🏗
10. That’s the number of years River Rat Brewery has been a part of our community. The local brewery will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary Saturday, March 11. Enjoy specialty drinks anda few surprises. Follow its social media for more information. 🍻
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CIP resurfacing project on Hollingwood Dr. | Photo from richlandcountysc.gov
Public works is one of those things you know about, but would have a hard time explaining in detail — just us? Okay. Well, if there are any Soda Citizens out there curious about how Public Works works in our city, we’re here to help — and so are they.
The Public Works Department performs daily tasks that support the infrastructural maintenance, repairs, and improvement of 831 miles on the County Road Maintenance System.
Click the button below to see how the department operates, who pays for each project, and how you can submit a Public Works request.
Editor’s pick: I have a red merle border collie named Casper and he absolutely loves tagging (and wagging) along when we run errands around Columbia. I’m thankful I live in a very dog-friendly city and one of my favorite places to take Cap is USC’s Horsehoe to catch some frisbees.
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