Taps: 23 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
In terms of the atmosphere and menu, this Mellow Mushroom is pretty similar to the other locations I've visited. We went on a Friday night last month, and there was a pretty minimal crowd, which is unlike other locations. Perhaps it is busier during the school year. They had a few decent beers on tap, but I did not think the tap selection was as good as other locations I have visited. There wasn't really anything particularly interesting. We just stayed for one beer and left. Still, if you are in the area and looking for a spot to sit and have a beer or two, or just to have a decent beer with a meal, you could do worse.
It is important to note that the downstairs bar only has four taps, but the upstairs bar has more.
08-31-2011 11:30:47 | More by EasyReader
3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere is a college to grown-up pizza shop of the upscale variety.
Quality is high as for the victuals.
Service is fair and dependent on the individual and the goings-on in their daily life, sad i know..
Selection, a bunch of staple beers on tap that I dont care too much for nor are the bottled selections the greatest..They have a beer club where you are rewarded for drinking all beers that they have to offer.
The food is good, this is their product, not the beer, so i would expect it to be good.
Value, a little pricey-to reasonably priced I'd say..
Overall, go check it out, everyone has to eat 3x daily, so what do you have to lose..?
07-17-2011 13:52:46 | More by gatorbreath
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
visited 27 Nov 09:
Stopped in for lunch with my fiancee while in town visiting a friend of mine. Interesting interior, good experience even including the pack of obnoxiously loud young women sitting near us. We sat at the bar, and had a calzone and a sausage and pepper sandwich. The food was good, delivered promptly; service was attentive even though the place was fairly crowded, being downtown on Black Friday.
Beer selection wasn't bad: twenty taps and the only mainstream beers on them were Blue Moon and Yuengling. Other beers on tap were Fat Tire, Magic Hat #9, Guinness, Boddington's, Newcastle, Sweetwater 420, and Franziskaner hefeweizen. They also had a list of 75 more beers available in bottles.
All in all, glad we stopped in for lunch there; I had never been to a Mellow Mushroom before and would definitely stop back.
11-28-2009 14:57:41 | More by ocmpoma
2.75/5 rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped in last time I was in town. Not at all impressed with the beer selection. I think they only had four drafts including a house brew. Maybe twenty bottles but half of those were what you would find in any bar in America. I usually think of Mellow as a place you can find a wide array of interesting beers, but not this particular location. I can immediatly think of a dozen places in Columbia to go instead of this one. Try flying saucer, brixx sandhill, carolina ale house, or carolina wings before stopping in here.
04-28-2009 20:06:29 | More by casemw
3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The place was pretty busy on a Wednesday night, ususally a good sign. Once we got seated we checked out the beer menu and I was a bit disappointed to find that it didn't have everything on it that I saw taps for . If you are going to do a paper menu, it should be reasonably accurate, update it every so often! When I asked about one of the unlisted beers, the server I asked poured me about a 4oz sample to check it out. That's cool! The selection is good, probably second only to The Saucer. The pizzas are great. They really load them up with toppings. Nice thin crust that I had to fold due to the abundance of toppings. My buddy who was down in Columbia working with me, is allergic to dairy and requested no cheese on his sandwich. He got the Mushroom Club which was so ginormous the roll couldn't be closed and a third of the stuff fell out and it came as ordered with no cheese. I'm off to Augusta GA tomorrow, so I'll check out the Augusta shop and report back.
04-19-2009 21:17:30 | More by Fireboy
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I stop by the Mellow Mushroom every once in a while to enjoy one of their great pizzas as well as a good beer. Their beer selection is pretty good for a restaurant in Columbia, but they can be a little overpriced compared to other places in the same area. They have a wide variety of pizzas, all of which are pretty great. I've never had a bad meal or service here. Sometimes the wait for a table can be a bit long and it does take a while to get the pizza out as well so be prepared (but you can enjoy a brew or two in this time).
Probably in my list of top 5 places to grab a beer and dinner in Columbia.
04-22-2008 01:00:50 | More by hellomcfly
4.13/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A friend and myself stopped in here one night for a bite to eat and some brew. Their kitchen seems to be open a litlle later than most bars in the Vista. The food was great and our server was awesome. The beer selction is alright for a "Beer Bar" but real good for a resturant. It is a nice little place and I like how the smoking area and the non smoking are very seperate but still in the same establishment. They have a lot of cool glasses and shirts that are great for people who are visiting from out of town. I always love when I can buy a pint glass.
12-22-2007 13:52:07 | More by MTNboy
Mellow Mushroom in Columbia, SC
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.