The Bucket List

Here’s a list of the bars and restaurants that we hope to hit up. If you have any recommendations or if we left one out, then comment below or e-mail us at

  • Union Jack’s of Columbia
  • Looney’s Pub South
  • Clyde’s of Columbia
  • Pub Dog
  • Nottingham’s
  • Frisco Grille
  • Pure Wine Cafe
  • Phoenix
  • River Hill Sports Grille
  • Uno’s Chicago Grille
  • Greene Turtle
  • Iron Bridge
  • Ram’s Head
  • Ranazul
  • Sushi Sono
  • La Palapa
  • La Palapa Too
  • Diamondback Tavern
  • Second Chance Saloon
  • Wing’s
  • Azul 17
  • Sonoma’s
  • Victoria Gastro Pub
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Kloby’s Smokehouse
  • Judge’s Bench
  • T Bonz Grille
  • AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar
  • Columbia Ale House
  • Rainpia
  • Sharkey’s
  • Michael’s Pub
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Co.
  • Leelynn’s
  • Eggspectation
  • Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
  • Mangia Italian Grill & Sports Cafe
  • Greystone Grill
  • The Rumor Mill
  • Houlihan’s
  • On the Border
  • Stanford Grill
  • Facci’s
  • Venegas
  • Twist and Turn
  • Bistro Blanc

9 Responses to “The Bucket List”

  1. JessieX January 5, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Glad to see you’ll be able to cross off Second Chance Saloon by coming to the HocoBlogs party there on Jan 20th. If you’ve yet to do so, we’d love to have your blog listed in the FOOD section of It’s free. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wendy January 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      GRRR> just realized I can’t come. School thang. Your name keeps coming up. Do you know EVERYONE? Hope to see you soon.

  2. Genghis January 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Don’t forget Michael’s Pub in Kings Contrivance!

  3. Bob Guth January 6, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    For a real drinking experience (i.e. no t.v. and a bartender who knows his trade) try Upstairs at Sharkey’s on Main Street, in E.C. (above Johnny’s Bistro). While you’re there, don’t forget The Judge’s Bench.

    • hocohangover January 6, 2011 at 11:51 am #

      Awesome, thanks Bob and Genghis! We’ve actually had a few people mention Sharkey’s. Can’t wait to check it out.

      • Genghis January 26, 2011 at 3:03 am #

        As it seems you like the Fulton/Maple Lawn area, you should add Facci and Venegas to your list. Both have a bar, although Facci’s happy hour seems a bit more well-attended.

      • Leeanimal April 18, 2011 at 9:28 am #

        I second the Sharky’s recommendation! We went there and the bartender told a gf of mine to give him some things that make her happy and he would make the drink. Her words were ‘Summer, berries and Christmas’. We thought the Christmas thing would totally throw him of and the drink would be gross but he did it! Very cool little place and definitely not the typical scene ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kevon E. M. May 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I’ll be relocating most likely to the Columbia area between mid Sept.- Early Oct. Of this Summer/ Fall. I’m interested in something that my lady, my buddy & brother all will appriciate together during basketball, football & boxing seasons. We like fun environments w/ out the drama of knuckleheads who don’t respect interracial couples & too much bravado from immature sport fans. Something she can feel comfotable to & we the fellahs can hangout & enjoy decent lagars, beers & goodtimes meeting like minded cool dudes. Got suggestions? Definitely want all u can offer!!!


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