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The Casual Pint, 217 Saluda Springs Road: May 2021   3 comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in closing

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I was not really aware of The Casual Pint, off of 378 in Lexington, behind The Mellow Mushroom, but commenter Andy reports it was a "fun spot", with "excellent beer selection".

They made it through the pandemic, but as far as I can tell from the google reviews, closed in early May of 2021.

(Hat tip to commenter Andy)

Written by ted on May 25th, 2021

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3 Responses to 'The Casual Pint, 217 Saluda Springs Road: May 2021'

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  1. If the beer selection was anything like the Vista spot that closed a couple of years ago, it was decent, at best. Core beers from the local guys plus whatever "craft beers" the Budweiser distributor offered (Golden Road, Kona, Goose Island).

    Justin S.

    26 May 21 at 5:03 pm

  2. I'd be willing to bet this was yet another casualty of the KungFlu. It's tough to make rent when somewhere around 50% of your business is on-premise consumption. Beyond that, I can't think of a single mention of this location (or the location in the Vista) when it comes to any sort of marketing. Tough to get butts in seats when nobody knows what you've got going on or why they should come by.

    Beer business in Columbia seems to have changed. Wasn't too long ago there were several "craft beer emporiums" and all seemed to be doing well. Now, I can't recall even one remaining in the Vista. Craft beer seems to have migrated to places on the outskirts (Cayce, West Columbia, Lexington). Are we seeing a downturn in craft beer?

    Lone Wolf

    27 May 21 at 3:08 pm

  3. Craft beer is as popular as ever, but the places people consume it are now different. The rise of local breweries in Columbia have killed the World of Beer/Casual Pint types of places and people are now going straight to the source. Go to River Rat, Steel Hands, Columbia Craft or Savage Craft on a weekend and they are slammed. No one wants to sit inside a bar when you can go enjoy outdoor space and live music.

    Larry

    27 May 21 at 7:36 pm

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