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The New Brewery on the Block

My mom asked me one morning what I was doing after work that day. I told her I was going to the gym. She said "oh, what if we went to that place you like to go and get a drink. River Rat?"
... I mean, it doesn't take much to convince me to go to River Rat Brewery after work rather than go to the gym. We ended up having an absolute blast and did a little mini Columbia brewery tour.
It also now doesn't take much effort to convince my mom to go to a brewery with me. We had so much fun together at River Rat {& Conquest!} the other week that when I mentioned going to the newest brewery {Twisted Spur Brewing on Gervais} the next night, she was immediately on board. And when I asked her to go a second time less than a week later? No hesitation - she was on board again!

Our first trip to Twisted Spur was with my fiancé and with my dad and we basically ordered all of the things... essentially the entire menu because all of the food items looked too good to pass up. I might be slightly exaggerating here, but not by much. Promise.
Chips & Salsa

Fried Calamari

20 Wings {10 Carolina Reaper & 10 Sirracha, not pictured}

Summer Spinach Salad

Twisted & Dipped Sandwich

Beer Battered Chicken Fingers & Fries
Twisted IPA {Patrick & my dad}
Southern Belle Blonde {my mom & I}
Hefeweizen {my mom & I}
Everything we got, we would all get again. The chicken fingers were battered in the Southern Belle Blonde beer which was fantastic! I'm not a wing person but I was told that both the Carolina Reaper/Sirracha wings were awesome... just extremely hot. So be careful if you get those.
The two lighter beers that I had {Southern Belle Blonde & the Hefeweizen} were great. They were both light and easy to drink which is perfect for summertime in Columbia.
On our second trip, my mom and I went with one of my good high school friends and her mom. We went right after work which meant that we were able to take advantage of their $2 off draft happy hour specials. Winning!

Also, do yourself a favor: get the beer mac & cheese. Delicious.

... and you know what? I ended up BACK here again! Patrick and I swung by on a Friday afternoon to grab a quick post-work drink. We both stuck with our favorites {the blonde & the IPA} and decided that the happy hour specials make this a place worth coming to more often for a quick drink after work. I mean... $2.55 for a craft beer? Sold.

If you haven't been to Twisted Spur yet, you should make plans to go soon {& invite me}! The Vista was in need of a place like this. Great food, great beer, great atmosphere.


  1. The place sounds awesome! And I cannot believe the hh prices - so cheap!

  2. I love how pretty the brick building is! This place definitely sounds awesome and looks like they have a ton of good food and beer! I want that mac and cheese... <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Stop it with all the yummy food - especially that fried calamari! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. It takes just about no effort to convince me into a good meal/drink when I was planning on eating light or doing the gym too. You guys always pick my favorite eats!

  5. Beer mac and cheese?! That sounds amazing.

  6. That's such a great price for a craft beer for sure! That mac and cheese sounds so good to me right now and I can just picture how great it looks!

  7. A new brewery opened up near me and I definitely hope to visit it soon! This ones looks so good!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  8. New brewery for the win! I love trying new places!

  9. We love trying out new places, especially breweries! The Beer Mac n Cheese sounds amazing!


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