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Top bar recommendations from locals

Café
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“This quirky brunch and lunch spot is a real Columbia treat. Fantastic vegetable centered fare will leave you feeling satisfied and healthy. For low wait times try to get there early. Oh, and don't forget to try the bloody mary! Cafe Berlin also regularly plays venue for local and touring bands at night.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Chill brewery serving house beers in an industrial space with reclaimed wood & a long pine bar. Just a short walk or Uber ride away!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Murry's is a staple of Columbia, it's got the perfect ambiance and is great anytime of the day for a glass of wine and lunch/dinner. Everything on the menu is fantastic so you cant go wrong! I highly recommend the fried oysters, if you fancy them! The filet is also amazing.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“The Blue Note is a music venue in Columbia, Missouri, and is a contributing property to the North Ninth Street Historic District.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Classic, locally owned pizza joint with affordable drinks and some truly great 'za.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Craft beers and full bar combined with restaurant utilizing regional and sustainable food-sourcing. Live music some nights.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Warehouse setting for house-brewed beer, a big selection of whiskey & upscale American pub fare.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Focusing on whole-animal butchery, this hip spot offers elevated pub fare with seasonal ingredients.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Right in the heart of downtown. Makes for good people watching. Good place for lunch, dinner, or late night drinks. Owned by friends of ours. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“A sister-restaurant of Sophia's, this is an authentic American dinner place. Affordable. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Chic bar in The Broadway hotel, featuring city views, a deck with 2 fire pits & a small-plates menu.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“+ great apps + incredible happy hour menu + delicious drinks + bulgogi fries are to die for + best brown sugar steak I’ve ever had”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have super flavorful smoked wings. It’s not on the menu, but you can ask to get them flash fried and they will toss them in the fryer for a second which will add an extra crisp to the skin. Another piece of inside information is that on weekdays for lunch, each guest gets a fresh warm cookie if they want. They are sooo good!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Located downtown, this restaurant hosts Brady’s favorite burgers and fries. Not only that, it has a lot of great sides, all for a reasonable price. While you wait you can enjoy playing billiards or shuffleboard.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A great post-dinner sit down! Also a wine store, so buy a bottle and bring it back home!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“9th Street is the perfect bar for when you want a simple drink, a carefully crafted cocktail, or to watch the big game. This bar is located in the heart of downtown, yet it is not usually full of college students, making it a great place for graduates and older bar-hoppers.”
  • 5 locals recommend