Sharing a plate of tapas, like swapping stories about befriending professional athletes or trading Social Security numbers, brings friends closer together. Get to know someone intimately with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drinks at Alter Ego Tapas & Lounge.
Alter Ego Tapas & Lounge transforms each day, going from a family-friendly lunch haven to a bustling nocturnal lounge that serves small plates, sandwiches, and an exhaustive drink list. Kick off eating escapades with portobello potbelly's, mushrooms housing sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and spinach ($6.50) before occupying hands with a pita tuna melt ($6.99) or a big bacon burger ($7.99). Tapas, which are small enough to fit inside a hollowed out VCR, include items such as ego bites, six beer-battered chicken nuggets, and hummus ($4.50 for one item, $10.50 for three items). Each pair nicely with an assortment of domestic beer ($1.50–$2.75), imported beer ($3.75–$4.75), and mixed drinks ($3.50–$6).
Alter Ego's outdoor open loft lets diners mingle under the hawk-eyed gaze of the moon while the kitchen is open until midnight. After filling your lungs with Mother Nature's breath, nourish ravenous ears with live music on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, or karaoke on Thursday nights.
109 U Old Chapin Rd.
Columbia, South Carolina 29072Get Directions