Food & Drink

This Vista bar is shutting down, but the beer will still flow at another Midlands location

The Casual Pint is dead. Long live the Casual Pint.

The craft brew place in the Vista has announced on social media it’s closing its doors. The taps will flow for the last time at its 807 Gervais St. location on Saturday, the bar said in a Facebook post.

But the bar isn’t going far. The Casual Pint says it will continue to operate its Lexington location on Saluda Springs Road off Sunset Boulevard.

The bar is part of a chain of businesses that pitches itself as a coffee shop for beer lovers. It combines craft beer on tap with the option to buy mix-a-six six packs, growlers and kegs. The location in Columbia’s Vista district opened in the spring of 2016, with the Lexington location opening in 2017. A planned third location in the Midlands was never announced.

After this weekend, the Lexington bar will be the only Casual Pint in South Carolina. The chain also has Casual Pint locations in Asheville, Chapel Hill and Charlotte in North Carolina.

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Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.