Historic Happy Hour | Leprechauns & Libations

One part happy hour, two parts history

Historic Columbia’s Historic Happy Hour series, presented by The Landbank Lofts, returns on Friday, March 17 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Wear green, bring a friend and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, at this Irish-themed happy hour that will explore early Irish communities in Columbia. Learn how Irish immigrants had the skilled labor used to build much of downtown Columbia and how modern-day Columbia’s churches, state government and infrastructure have connections to Columbia’s 19th century Irish community.

Explore the breweries and saloons of Columbia’s past, which paved the way of today’s interest in Columbia’s craft beer market. Dozens of images, advertisements, and maps show how Columbia’s residents in the 19th century embraced the booming beer market in Columbia. From the cream ale served at Congaree Saloon in 1859 to the bottled beer being produced at Habenicht’s brewery in 1895, there were many choices for even the most selective beer drinker.  

The happy hour will feature a beer-themed “Pot of Gold” scavenger hunt with a variety of prizes, including tickets to St. Pat’s in Five Points.

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