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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

$$ - $$$American, ,
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
+1 803-748-0540
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb stew” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

It was raining at dusk and didn't see a sign for Hunter-Gatherer Brewery. We parked and ran through the rain thinking it was a Mexican restaurant. We knew right away it was not, but stayed because we had paid for parking and to avoid rain....More

Thank LivingTheDream108
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Ate dinner here a couple of times last month and the food was great. The specials were superb - we had the salmon and the lamb specials. Went back yesterday and did not have a good experience. What happened?

Thank ellenwoodoff
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere is great and became packed after 6 - fun & lively! We ordered deviled egg appetizer, menu of the day: lamb and also pecan crusted salmon. Eggs had great tastes and the lamb was tender with mashed potatoes and zucchini & carrots....More

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I am not a big fan of all the brew craze because my beer taste is not quite that heavy, but I enjoyed an evening here where I did sip on one of their lighter creations. It was good for a change of pace. I...More

Thank cityslickerindasouth
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

On parent's weekend visiting our daughter at USC we came here for lunch. Service was spot on. Drinks were very tasty, tacos were tasty and chips & guacamole nice & fresh. If you can get a seat, worth a trip!

Thank palomino62
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had the pale ale. Very good. Right amount of hoppiness without any bitter aftertaste. Also had the burger and hash browns for dinner. Good, juicy burger with fresh toppings. Great place to go for a casual meal with good beer.

Thank greghI5397NY
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a nice restaurant to go to if you are trying to catch up with friends or have a celebratory dinner. This restaurant has two levels of seating – the bottom floor is a little louder (for your celebratory dinners) and the top floor...More

1  Thank William O
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great local eatery and brewery that has great comfort foods and beers brewed on premise. The black bean appetizer is excellent. Was our second visit while dropping our daughter off at school, and will be back on our next visit.

Thank markcR8228LG
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We came here for an early dinner and beers. IT did not disappoint. The beers were good but the food was very good. The shrimp and grits were some of the best I have had! Definitely would recommend this place.

Thank Marniecrna
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Good, solid place. I really enjoyed the easy-going atmosphere and the great food. Worth stopping in when you're in town.

Thank hog-n-jog
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Tyra R
15 July 2016|
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Response from KevinVarner | Property representative |
Sorry for the slow and partially helpful response. For us a large group is 8-12, most often we can seat 8-12 people in a reasonable amount of time. A group of more than 12 would have to find separate tables. We don't take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-748-0540
  • E-mail
Hunter-Gatherer Brewery has been brewing and serving classic ales since 1995. Starting in 2015, we will regularly feature cask-conditioned ales served from wood kilderkins made by Alastair Simms, the only master cooper in the United Kingdom. Michael Jackson, aka the "Beer Hunter", visited the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery in 1997. He wrote that the Hunter-Gatherer is "the kind of place CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) members might enjoy. The beer is the hero, rather than the brewery being an afterthought. In the U.S., And even sometimes in Britain, the latter is too often the case." Michael Jackson was the best beer writer and critic the world has known. A compliment from Michael Jackson is as meaningful as it gets in the brewery world.
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