Bourbon is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole restaurant located just steps from the South Carolina State Capitol building at 1214 Main Street in the historic Brennen Building (1869). We specialize in bourbon, whiskey, craft cocktails and the flavors of the Louisiana Bayou.
We serve lunch, brunch, dinner and late night. We do not take reservations.
Monday — Thursday
11:30am — 12am
11:30am — 1am
4:30pm — 1am
11am — 11pm (kitchen closes at 10)
We do not take reservations.
Parking is available after 5pm in our back lot. Call the restaurant at 803-403-1404 for the latest code word to enter the lot.
Our bar currently boasts over 150 whiskeys, most of which are bourbon, rye or Tennessee whisky. We also have a growing collection of whiskeys from other countries like Scotland, Ireland and Canada.
We have a list of cocktails that include classics and contemporary recipes, local beers on tap, and wines by the glass and bottle.
Our kitchen, headed by Chef Gordon Langston, crafts Cajun-Creole classics like gumbo, jambalaya and etoufee, as well as dishes based on locally-sourced ingredients.
From brunch to late-night, each service presents everything from beloved classics to mouth-watering nightly specials.
Our bar focuses on whiskey...bourbon in particular...and craft cocktails. We currently present over 150 bourbons, ryes and various American whiskeys, a couple dozen Scotch, Irish and other whiskeys, as well as a dozen absinthe bottles. Our craft cocktail list contains around twenty cocktails, mostly classic, along with a few of our own creations.
We know the term "craft" gets tossed around a lot, but to us it denotes the use of the highest quality ingredients, the care to make it perfectly, and the hospitality to serve it properly. We traveled all over the US to sample cocktails at some of the top bars in the country and came back with a deep appreciation for the "craft of the cocktail" and those who practice it at their establishments, from tiny dive bars to opulent places with unlimited budgets. The common themes from the best were always the same...well-balanced, thoughtful cocktails served in a timely manner and with a heightened level of care and hospitality. We could care less about ten ingredient drinks with house-made tinctures if we couldn't get it in a timely manner or without an attitude.
So, our cocktails are simple, yet elegant. We put a great deal of care into their ingredients, whether its the choice of spirits, the squeezing of juices, the recipes for our mixers or the ice that goes in the glass. Every step is given a lot of thought and care. You see...we LOVE a good cocktail. So, we go out of our way to make sure our cocktails are good. However, we also LOVE our whiskey, so most of the time, you'll see us with a couple ounces of it, with a bit of ice or water...but mostly not.
If you don't see something on the list that strikes your fancy, just let your bartender know what you're in the mood for. They may ask you a couple questions to narrow it down, but they'll most likely be able to craft a cocktail to your liking without any problem.
We love food! We especially love the incredible flavors that come out of the Cajun and Creole traditions of Louisiana and Mississippi. From the rustic, hearty dishes of Acadian descent, to the refined Creole recipes that find their roots in classic French cooking, and everything in between, we attempt to bring that spirit to every dish we create.