5 outdoor patios in Columbia, SC


Hey, Cola. Summertime’s almost here and you know what we’re looking forward to? Taking our lunch outside on the patio. That’s right — what better way to get those outdoor points than getting to wine + dine while basking in the sun? 🌞

Grab your favorite pair of shades and your pampered pooch for some much-needed terrace time. We’ve rounded up five outdoor patios where you can eat, drink, and people-watch at these trendy bars and restaurants, including pet-friendly options for your furry companions.

Bonus... we know it’s hot, so we found a few patios to help you beat the heat with shade + fans while you get some fresh air.

Bistro on the Boulevard, 1085 Lake Murray Blvd.

Bistro on the Boulevard hosts live music every Friday on its covered, fanned patio. Bring your family and friends, even the furry ones, to enjoy dinner outside. Choose from a wide selection of wine, beer + house-crafted cocktails.

Columbia Craft, 520 Green St.

With a sizable back deck, numerous lunch tables + an upstairs patio opening late summer, Columbia Craft is the perfect outdoor spot to test your music knowledge at Wednesday Night Music Bingo while enjoying a cold pint of Hop Acid or a Hazy IPA.

Craft and Draft, 2706 Devine St.

Craft and Draft on Devine is the ideal destination to enjoy a refreshing beer from the tap, like a glass of Wild Little Thing or Screw Yuzu, while basking in the summer atmosphere. The newly renovated patio is ready to seat guests day and night all season long.

The Grand on Main, 1621 Main St.

Live music, high-end bowling + great food isn’t everything the popular Main Street spot has to offer. Experience the downtown buzz by dining right on the sidewalk, or if you prefer something more secluded, ask to be seated on the shady back patio.

Saluda’s Restaurant, 751 Saluda Ave.

If you’re looking for fine dining with an incredible view, head over to Saluda’s in Five Points. With a breath-taking overlook of, you guessed it, Saluda Ave., savor the sunset with a summer cocktail and the Mojito Brined Pork Chop. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Looking for more? Head over to OpenTable for all outdoor seating options in Columbia.

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