We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
+1 803-748-0540
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“lamb stew” (2 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated in the loft. Though the noise level was a bit too high for easy conversation, we judged it a very pleasant dining experience. This place has a cozy-friendly feel, is loaded with personality, and is popular with an eclectic mix of college...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon at the Hunter-Gatherer Curtiss-Wright hangar location and absolutely enjoyed it. Several beers on tap, bar food and a first rate location to hang out with friends. Plenty of room outside for your two and four legged little ones to run around.

Thank T P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beer was pretty good. The chicken gyro was wonderful. My boyfriend had the mac and cheese which didn't have much of the crust the menu described. Side salads were decent. Atmosphere was nice.

Thank JKirt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hunter-Gatherer Brewing is now open at their second location, which this review will be about. It is in an old airport hangar and the history and ambience is one of a kind. They had beers on tap and they were serving two kinds of pizza...More

Thank TeachingTravelingMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A converted aircraft hangar houses the new microbrewery at Hamilton Owens downtown Airport Has dining Spaces and a good place for large meetings . You also have the chance to sample their craft beer. Watch the planes take off and sit out on the deck...More

Thank SVAGroup
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
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 94 hotels in Columbia
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
369 reviews
.42 km away
Hilton Columbia Center
977 reviews
.48 km away
Rodeway Inn Columbia
26 reviews
.67 km away
Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District
954 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
325 reviews
.48 km away
103 reviews
.44 km away
70 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of South Carolina
378 reviews
.37 km away
South Carolina State House
520 reviews
.48 km away
Colonial Life Arena
150 reviews
.62 km away
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
52 reviews
.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tyra R
14 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Improve this listing

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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing