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Five Points

Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
+1 803-748-7373
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This area is OK for shopping and dining. My wife and I walked it and stopped in a few stores, had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WestvaleWally
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Syracuse, New York
O.K. if you are in your early twenties; otherwise stay away.

Mobs of youth drinking too much which is fine if you are into that. Parking is a problem. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick1946
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Columbia, South Carolina
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  • Excellent32%
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“gourmet shop” (3 reviews)
“fun area” (3 reviews)
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Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
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+1 803-748-7373
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is OK for shopping and dining. My wife and I walked it and stopped in a few stores, had coffee at Drip and dinner at Yesterday's. It's definitely student-oriented; Drip was filled with nothing but students except for us. I imagine any city...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mobs of youth drinking too much which is fine if you are into that. Parking is a problem. There are a couple of restaurants there that I like, but I am not sure it is worth the hassle to get to them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many pubs and places for the young, while not exclusively. The Gourmet Shop is a very special lunch stop, and you might just want to get their early. Parking meters can be problematic. I lost some money in a meter that did not register, and...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Was hoping for some shopping and people watching. Very quiet on Sunday morning. Would recommend another day or at least later in the day.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

There are some good restaurants/cafes and a Food Lion in Five Points, but you must exercise caution as there are quite a few hostile people with bad intentions towards patrons. Just got accosted by one, at 6 PM, while waiting at the main stop in...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

There were some times when I was younger than people would talk about Five Points all the time like it was the holy grail of places to visit in Columbia. It is not! I've visited on several occasions before, to attend various events or walk...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Entertainment district. There are a lot of shops and cafes here. Definitely check it out when you are in town.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We love to go to Five Points for lunch as well as to walk around and see all of the little shops. Parking is not easy during the week, but we went on a Saturday and found parking on the street. We started with lunch...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Five Points is essentially a run down, dilapidated bunch of bars, a few stores of no consequence, and some average restaurants. It's a gathering spot for USC kids where underage drinking is prevalent, fighting in the streets, and parking is difficult. A few years ago...More

Thank Scott A
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Don't think of this as anything other than what it is -- a shopping and dining district. If you're thinking that it's got really nice fountains... or that it's maybe a park-like setting... then you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Yes, there are some fountains....More

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Courtney H
17 February 2018|
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Response from 11jmr | Reviewed this property |
I do not know because I have only been there for lunch.
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LinR9
27 January 2015|
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Response from JeffSoward | Reviewed this property |
there are more bars than restaurants in 5 points. You won't starve if you visit!
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Diane L
19 January 2015|
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Response from Maryann R | Reviewed this property |
Simple answer is no.
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