24 Hours in Devine Street District
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling
Nestled close to the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, you’ll find the vibrant Devine Street district. Bustling with boutiques, retail, and restaurants, this historic neighborhood is calling you to stop by for a day of exploration.
Kick off your day with a bit of caffeine and a sweet treat at Azalea Coffee Bar. Serving coffee and teas produced by women, one of their seasonal creations is sure to give you the energy you need to conquer the day. Check out their selection of products from small women-run businesses, grab a pastry, and then sit back and relax at a table outside.
Before you hit the streets, enjoy a relaxing manicure or pedicure at The Nail Barre.
After your morning pick-me-up, it’s time for shopping at some of the boutiques dotted along Devine Street. You’ll find stylish home goods at Bohemian Home, women’s fashion at Slate, something for the fellas at Brittons, and adorable kid’s clothing and accessories at Duck Duck Goose. Between these spots and the others you’ll stumble upon as you stroll, you’ll be sure to find your next favorite purchase.
If you’re feeling a bit thirsty after all that shopping, make your way to Craft & Draft (part craft beer market, part taproom). You can try a bit of everything with their wide selection of IPAs, porters, sours, seltzers, and more. Grab a glass from the bar or a can straight from the market, then enjoy your cold brew out on the patio.
Once lunchtime calls, head on over to Cantina 76. Locally owned and operated, Cantina 76 is a taco lover’s dream with their flavorful creations like Chicken Pesto, BBQ Brisket, and Chicken Teriyaki. Get some guacamole, queso, and of course, a margarita to start.
Pasta and pizza are on the menu tonight at Za’s, an upscale-casual spot that’s a local favorite. Try one of their wood-fired pizzas like the Spicy Hawaiian or Devine, or if you’re craving pasta, dig into the Blacked Cajun Pasta or Zucchini Noodle Pasta.
Finish the evening with a night cap on the twinkly light speckled patio of Il Giogiorne. If a cocktail isn't your speed, opt for a serving of their house-made gelato.
Start the morning off with an oh-so-gooey cinnamon roll from the Cinnamon Roll Deli. These rolls are giant in size, and delicious in taste. Before you hit the road, grab a seasonal latte or coffee soda from Blum Coffee.
There’s plenty more to see and do in the heart of SC. Come back and visit us again soon to explore Columbia’s other districts!