It’s 2019, and Columbia is teeming with renovations and additions to the north, south, east and west. For a day that is totally original and exciting, check out some of the newest attractions in the heart of our Capital city.
Swing into the new year at TopGolf Swing Suite, a 21 and older indoor virtual golf course with plush leather couches in temperature-regulated rooms. This game is for golfers and non-golfers alike, and each suite comes with food and bar service. Take your brunch to a new level and invite the gang to tee off 2019 with a mimosa in one hand and a club in the other. Rental prices are by the hour and vary depending on the reservation time slot, for more information go to .
Where to find it: 1624 Main St. 9 a.m.-midnight seven days a week. www.thevenuesc.com
Speaking of swinging, after more than a year and a half of construction, visit the Columbia Museum of Art. This cultural institution may be in the same location, but it has a new look, with themed galleries, new digital interactives for all ages, and a new layout.The CMA also re-structured its admission pricing and hours of operation, with free admission on the first Thursday of every month and $5 admission on Soda City Saturdays.
Where to find it: 1515 Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
Looking for a new happy hour location? Look no further than a few blocks down Main Street to Hendrix. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and named after a family of grocers who lived in Columbia from 1868-1927, this establishment is turning something old into Columbia’s newest drinking destination. Take a seat at the second floor’s long bar, or enjoy craft cocktails, beer or wine in the rooftop dining area. Sip on an Old Fashioned while you take in the stunning views of everything new in Columbia’s revitalized center city.
Where to find it: 1649 Main St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
Revitalize yourself and your evening at Halls Chophouse Columbia at the corner of Main and Gervais. Known throughout the Palmetto State as a family-owned and operated steakhouse that offers its diners wet- and dry-aged USDA prime and choice beef from every part of the cow, this restaurant is steaking its claim in the Columbia dining scene. For those non-carnivorous customers, the restaurant offers locally sourced fish options including the Southern staple: shrimp and grits. It’s the perfect end to a new day filled with some updated classics and a few novel offerings.
Where to find it: 1221 Main St., Suite 150. Dinner served 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.