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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
+1 803-403-1404
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“boudin balls” (22 reviews)
“etouffee” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The atmosphere was great, the restaurant had a great setting. We enjoyed the food from starters to desserts. The service was good and not too intrusive. We didn’t feel rushed at any moment.

Thank Queen_Audrey_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a night cap after dropping daughter off at dorm room, was pleasantly surprised by the Tiki style décor. Figured a place named "Bourbon" should make a decent Old Fashioned. I have had this cocktail all over New York City and Northern New...More

Thank Dr. R. Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there on a Tuesday night and it was very full. Good music in the background and a very lively atmosphere. They have a fabulous selection of bourbons and offer options of various sampler flights. I was alone so I sat at the bar....More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our delicious lunch cooked perfectly, I treated myself to the full flight of Van Winkle Bourbons. Very VERY few placed where you can sample the 10, 13, 17, and 20 year Van Winkle bourbons side-by-side. Was a wonderful Saturday afternoon and felt nice and...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Cocktails, excellent environment. My parents love coming in for brunch on Sunday’s, has become their go-to

Thank Bobbijo1985
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my favorite place in columbia for hand-crafted cocktails. The presentation is phenomenal and the food is to die for

Thank Rhythm K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot for consistently good food and solid cocktails. Menu sources from local farms which is fantastic and is updated seasonally. If you want something simple, they do a $10 burger, beer, and shot of bourbon as well. Would highly recommend.

Thank Nikos P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The ambience of the restaurant is very nice and was a short walk from my hotel. The drinks were good and the appetizer I had, the boudin balls with the collard greens were excellent. The customer service of the bar staff...not so much. I was...More

Thank NME60898
HockeyChef, Owner at Bourbon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

I completely agree and it is something we are working on. We recently changed to having three bartenders instead of just two. This seems to have caused some confusion amongst them as to who is supposed to be taking care of certain guests. Apparently, they...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a real New Orleans spot, Great mixologist. Fun to watch the bartenders make all the exotic drinks, Food is varied but not great. Kitchen needs more attention to their preparation. Menu is varied and could be great. Terrific people watching with all kinds...More

Thank charles m
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Bourbon is a short walk from the South Carolina state capital on a nice block with some upscale shops. The place had a nice look and feel to it. It was busy with most of the patrons being in their 20’s and 30’s with a...More

Thank jam711jam
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Amber L
21 August 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
We have a small step in the front, but also have a handicap accessible entrance in back with ample parking. Just push the security button and they'll raise the gate. If it's in the evening, please call the restaurant upon... More
Tyra R
14 July 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
Yes, we are a small restaurant, but we can accommodate up to 20 at our communal tables. Although we don't take reservations, with enough notice, we can usually make your wait time very reasonable, even on Friday and Saturday... More
10 January 2015|
Response from Mary Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
I think your question is for the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-403-1404
  • E-mail
Bourbon is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole kitchen located just off the steps of the South Carolina State Capitol Building. We serve over 350 bourbons and American whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from around the world. We craft classic cocktails using only the best ingredients, and focus our beer taps on local and regional beers. Our kitchen crafts locally-inspired Cajun-Creole cuisine and we pride ourselves on sourcing the best ingredients from our region, working closely with farmers, ranchers and fishermen. We do not take reservations.
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