Nightlife in Forest Acres

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The State newspaper recommended The Whig. Yelpers give it an average of four stars and 78% of Urbanspooners like it.

1200 Main St
Columbia,
SC
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Foxfield Bar and Grille's flame wizards sizzle up locally grown ingredients to create sumptuous spreads, and professional pourers furnish chalices with a wide variety of cocktails, wines, and beers. A three-cheese panini ($6.50) swaddles a trifecta of provolone, cheddar, and swiss cheeses, and a plate of local shrimp and grits ($7.50) come crowned with house-made gravy—an even more delicious dressing than its cousin, garage-made gravy. A smoked salmon-and-cream-cheese bagel ($7.25) tenderly tackles appetites with the assistance of capers and red onions. In addition to specially selected wines, beers and sake, Foxfield's bartenders concoct a menu of classic and specialty cocktails such as the acai-spirit-based ave maria ($6) and the french kiss vodka martini ($7) made with Chambord and pineapple.

406 Howard St
Columbia,
SC
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Trustus, which was named Best Local Theater Company of 2010 by the Free Times, is a 25-year-old theater company that stages innovative, contemporary plays fresh off New York’s stages. Reasons to Be Pretty is one of the latest works from writer, film director, and tragicomedy master Neil LaBute, whose filmography includes Nurse Betty and In the Company of Men. Reasons to Be Pretty is the final installment of LaBute’s trilogy of plays dealing with beauty and physical appearance. When Greg mentions that his girlfriend Steph has a few physical imperfections, she erupts with rage, causing him to ponder society’s emphasis on looks, love, and lacy mittens.

520 Lady St
Columbia,
SC
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To enjoy graham crackers and sour Skittles, one typically must chew. But at The Hookah Spot, those flavorful sensations waft over palates during hookah-smoking sessions in a spacious lounge. From arabian coffee and hawaiian punch to housemade blends, more than 25 shisha flavors can fill The Hookah Spot's elegant glass-bodied pipes. Plumes of smoke drift toward the chandelier-adorned ceiling of the lounge, whose flat-screen TVs and black-and-white-striped walls surround hardwood floors and comfy couches.

617 Harden Street
Columbia,
SC
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