The Whig

Bar, Eatery

1200 Main St
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201-3213
United States

(803) 931-8852 | map

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jshusc from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 09, 2015
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Cubfanpete from Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.6%

I really like the place very eclectic place with a varied clientele and cheap food. However, they had 11 taps but only 3 styles. Oh and it's in a basement so if you are claustrophobic it may not be the place for you.

Aug 20, 2014
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Robyn from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Aug 18, 2014
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Ant4711 from South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jul 08, 2014
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Kenyon from South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

You will see from my rating that this is not one of your BA 4plus places but it certainly deserves to be included in the BA Beerfly listing. This is a great "Dive Bar" with a much better than average beer selection. Situated in a basement close to the state capital building, The Whig has a solid 50 selection bottle list and 11 taps pouring local craft beers and several national craft brands. There are 10 to 12 tables of various sizes and maybe a dozen stools at the bar. All orders for both beer and food are placed at the bar and the bartenders are very friendly, efficient and helpful. Food is delivered to your table and service was punctual. The only food drawback with our visit was that the menu features several french fry potato based plates and The Whig was out of french fries the night of our visit. The BBQ sandwich and cajun bacon burger were quite good however. The local craft beer from Conquest brewery in Columbia and the regional craft beer from NoDa in Charlotte were excellent.

The Whig is probably not the "most authentic dive bar in North America" as the website declares but if you are in Columbia, SC downtown and in a dive bar mood, this is a great place to drop into.

Jan 25, 2014
The Whig in Columbia, SC
Place rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 5 ratings