River Rat Brewery |1231 Shop RdColumbiaSC29201 | (803) 724-5712
River Rat Brewery
1231 Shop Rd
ColumbiaSC 29201
 (803) 724-5712
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Quality crafted beer for good hard working people.No brunch this Saturday due to the early game time - We will be open early and have a special menu including Aligator wings with homemade Alabama sauce!
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Kitchen will be closed on Saturday and Sundays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Brewery & American Restaurant Columbia, SC

15% Discount for Military - Active & Retired

River Rat American Bistro

More than just great beer in a brewery, you won’t find a food truck or small bites at our facility, we are a full-scale American restaurant with some of the best grub in town. Our executive chef, Jon Cooper, has refined our menu and food program to provide our customers with amazing choices that are always made from scratch. Additionally, we have one of the best brunch programs in Columbia. Join us on the weekends from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for brunch, bloody marys, mimosas, and of course, great craft beer. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your dogs, and come enjoy all the River Rat Brewery has to offer. 

We Love Brewing Craft Beer

We can safely say that River Rat Brewery has some of the best beer in the world. Our Bohemian Pilsner won the Bronze at 2016 World Beer Cup! Whatever your tastes, we have a premium or seasonal brew that you’re sure to love. Grab a pint of a trusty favorite to enjoy on our roof-top, or experience something new while you and the gang dine in our brewpub. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients, from our signature beers to our appetizers, salads, and pub favorites, ensuring an exceptional dining experience. Bring your furry friend and hang out on our dog-friendly patio where everyone is welcome to enjoy our relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Our Menu Includes:

  • Micro-Brewed Beer
  • Nachos
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Salads
  • Mac-n-Cheese
  • Tacos
  • Wings
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Burgers
  • Sliders
  • Kids' Items
  • Wine
  • Coke Products


  • Tuesdays - $2 (each) tacos
  • Wing Wednesdays - $2 off all wing orders
  • Trivia Thursdays
  • Happy Hour - 4p -6p Tuesday through Thursday ($1 off draft beers)
  • Military Discount
  • Weekly specials

Events At River Rat

Besides our packed schedule of special events like Trivia Thursday, Brews & Views, and Wing Wednesday, River Rat Brewery is the perfect spot to host a celebration. Ask about our catering and event services for corporate dinners, wedding rehearsals, parties, and more!
We are a family-friendly brewery and welcome children! We have lots of toys and an astroturf yard for kids to play in. You can earn a free pint of beer if you bring in a children's push toy to donate to our collection!

Dine With Us

Grab the gang, load up the family, or brush up your trivia game! It’s time to head to River Rat Brewery. At our brewpub on Columbia, SC, families, dogs, and thirsty people are always welcome. Come visit us at 1231 Shop Rd in Columbia, SC, for lunch, dinner, or an epic evening out! Please fill out our form or call (803) 724-5712 for event information.

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Business Hours:

Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM
Friday 12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Private events are appointment only

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