Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade-school appetites. Today's Groupon revives shifting sustenance: for $20, you get $40 worth of tapas and drinks at Blue Tapas Bar. Declared Best Cocktail in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine's Best of 2010, this tapas bar and cocktail lounge features the city's only ice bar, where drinks stay icy and delicious to the last sip as guests work their way through the tasty tapas treats on the menu. Blue keeps it cool with blue lights, waterfalls, and a bright aquarium. Slide into a cozy round booth and indulge in the spicy crab dip ($5.95) or the roasted red pepper hummus ($4.49) while waiting on tapas or entrees. The wide variety of tapas dishes ranges from fried green tomatoes ($4.95) to beef and asparagus rolls ($6.49) to Oysters Rockafella, oysters topped with spinach cream cheese, bacon, and Parmesan cheese ($12.95).
The Congaree Vista
721 Lady St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201Get Directions