We’ve refreshed our guide with new specials from GVL’s newest watering holes and fresh deals at your favorite spots. Here’s a taste of our ultimate Greenville happy hour guide, featuring a selection of daily and weekly happy hours + specials downtown and beyond Main Street.
Looking for non-alcoholic beverages? Keep reading to peep our mocktail guide.
Four-for-$4 cider flights this week? Say no more. | Photo via Distinct Cider Room
Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe & Restaurant | 123 S. Main St. | Wed.-Fri. | 5-7 p.m. | Cool off with fresh gelato and $7-$8 cocktails + $1 off all beer and wine — come Sundays for half-priced bottles of wine.
UP on the Roof | 250 Riverplace, #800 | Sat. + Sun. | 11:30-3 p.m. | Sip on $25 bottomless mimosas for bottomless weekend fun.
Velo Fellow | 1 Augusta St., Ste. 126 | Sun. | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Fight the Sunday scaries with brunch, endless mimosas + $20-$25 pitchers of Bloody Marys, Margaritas, and Aperol Spritzs — enjoy live music from the Comin’ Home Band this Sun., July 31.
Saltwater Kitchen | 700 Haywood Rd., Ste. 1001A | Mon.-Fri. | 3-6 p.m. | Wrap up your Friday shopping with $1 off house wine, half-priced draft beer + slushies, and $3 off Saltwater cocktails.
Woodside Bistro | 1 E. Main St. | Tues.-Sat. | 3-6 p.m. | Toast to the weekend with $6 old fashioneds or daiquiris, $5 well cocktails, $2 off canned beer, $3 fernet brancas, $2 16oz Narragansetts + $2 off wines by the glass.
Distinct Cider Room, 46 Lois Ave., Unit H | Now-Sun., July 31 | Create a four-for-$4 cider flight, with flavors like Blake’s Triple Jam + Cider Boys Pom-N-Cherry, and be sure to come back Fridays for four-for-$7 flights.
Bachata Dance | Fri., July 29 | 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Blue Ridge Brewing Company, 308 Trade St., Greer | $7 | Enjoy a full bar and appetizer menu + learn how to dance the bachata, salsa, merengue, and cumbia — no partner required.
Reedy River String Band | Fri., July 29 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Smiley’s Acoustic Café, 111 Augusta St. | Free entry | Hear the Greenville trio The Reedy River String Band play some live music on the fiddle, guitar and upright bass, with three-part harmony vocals. 🎻
Greenville Comedy Marathon | Sat., July 30 | 12-11:59 p.m. | Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. | $30 | Grab your 12-hour pass to see all the shows at this year’s comedy marathon, or buy tickets to individual shows for $10 each.
Bobby Blakely | Sat., July 30 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Wellborn Winery, 254 Mush Creek Rd., Travelers Rest | Free entry | Celebrate Wellborn Winery’s fifth year + Drink Up Greenville Week with live music from the 1950’s-1970’s featuring Bobby Blakely and his buddy “Elvis.”
ashe + ivy Makers Market | Sun., July 31 | 12-4 p.m. | Holland Park, 813 Laurens Rd. | Free entry | Shop 40+ local artisans at this makers’ market each Sunday. 🛍️
Rooftop Workout | Sun., July 31 | 11 a.m. | Hoppin’ GVL, 120 N. Markley St., Ste. 102 | Free entry | Work out with a view of downtown Greenville at this 40 minute bodyweight exercise class using shadow boxing + fundamental strength training. 💪
Sizzle + Shag Cooking and Dance Class | Mon., Aug. 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $49 | Chef Spencer teaches you how to make teriyaki chicken wraps + Natalie Foreverland teaches you how to dance the shag. 🍽️
Topgolf Kids Summer Academy | Mon., Aug. 1-Fri., Aug. 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Topgolf Greenville, 201 Clifton Ct. | $225 | Bring your golf enthusiast for a weeklong camp where they’ll learn all the basics of the game. ⛳
First Fridays | Fri., Aug. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Locations vary | Free entry | Join MAC in exploring 25+ local art galleries on the first Friday of every month + plan your route with the interactive map. 🖼️*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Vicario’s farm in Greer is just one of their farms — the other is in Cortona, Italy, where they grow olives, artichokes, sour cherries, and myrtle. | Photo provided by Vicario
Can’t make it to Italy? Take the ~20 minute drive to Vicario for a tour + tasting experience of the farm and micro-distillery’s US location.
Start with a garden-to-glasstour of the farm where they grow the herbsthat go into their award-winning liqueurs and gin. Afterward, visit the tasting room to sip samples. Pro-tip: Our favorite is the VICARIO Coffee Liqueur, made with espresso.
Guests can even add catered lunch or dinner pairings by Chef Rodney of Table 301. *
Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Jointis opening next to Mellow Mushroom in Greenville this fall. This location (19 Augusta St.) will be the second in SC and 16th overall for the burger restaurant, which serves specialty burgers + nearly 100 beers. 🍔 (The Post and Courier Greenville)
Unity Park was featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night. The segment, “Inspiring America,” walked through the history of segregation that came before the creation of Unity Park and featured Mayor Pro Tem Lillian Brock Flemming, Mayor Knox White, and Mary Duckett.
Ride on. Premier Pedal Parties, the Upstate’s first sightseeing party bike, is now taking reservationsfor 90-minute tours + private parties. Located in Greer (115 School St., Greer) the custom designed bike has features like 10 pedaling seats + four non-pedaling seats(with seatbelts), a bar, anda sound system. 🚲
$1 million. That’s how much the Greenville Zoo Foundationreceived in state funds. The money will be split between five projects:A new Africa Plaza with the potential for a new exhibit, a giraffe feeding platform, and renovations to the siamang exhibit, orangutan holding area + farmyard. 🏗️
We’re about to have a ball. The City of Greenville has started work on the Love and Hope basketball courts in Unity Park. The courts, which will be located on the south side of the Reedy River, will also feature pathways that connect to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. 🏀
RV there yet? The Greenville Country Music Festwill have RV camping spots available for the festival (Sat., Nov. 5-Sun., Nov. 6) at CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Reserve your spot when RV ticket sales open today, Fri., July29 at 8a.m. 🚐
Flag this for fall.Kids’ flag football will be part of the City of Greenville’s fall recreation program. The league will feature different age divisions for girls + boys ages 7-12. Stay tuned for signups. 🏈
Spartanburg’s future Piggly Wiggly grocery store (550 S. Church St.) is currently hiring for all positions. Attend its job fairs (times vary) on Tues., Aug. 9 at the CC Woodson Community Center (210 Bomar Ave., Spartanburg) or Thurs., Aug. 11 at the Dr. TK Gregg Community Center (650 Howard St., Spartanburg).
Greenville Technical College is hiring a Public Information Director to communicate between its marketing and communications department and clients, manage client job requests, promote campus events, manage social media + more. Learn more and apply.*
It’s Friday — you deserve a treat. Celebrate National Cheesecake Day (Sat., July 30) by making Lowes Foods’ Cheesecake Bites recipe (yes, it is covered in chocolate).*
Congrats to reader David K.who was randomly selected to win $1,000 cash as a thank you for completing our recent product survey. David has been contacted by our team. Thanks to all of you who let us know your preferences about our product so we can continue making it better. (Didn’t share your thoughts? You still can.)
In case you missed it, GVLtoday just launched our very own membership program. Membership starts at just $25 and helps keep our local news products free to all Greenvillians — plus, members get perks like birthday deals, personal shoutouts, Six & Main discounts + more. Sign up. 🎉
Gorgeous historic home in Laurens | 4 BD, 3.5 BA | $585,000 | Situated on half an acre in the South Harper Historic District, this historic home (circa 1894) has been fully updated + renovated. 🏡 *
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A sunny afternoon on Paloma’s patio pairs perfectly with the “Golden Skies.” | Photo by GVLtoday
Sometimes you’re looking for a craft beverage sans alcohol. From completely unique offerings using ingredients behind the bar to spirit-less classics like an old fashioned and a no-jito, we’ve crafted a list with 30+ nonalcoholic drinks you can sip in Greenville.
Editor’s Pick: Summer is not just any season, it’s tomato season, and I can’t wait to get my hands around seven tomato sandwiches at Travelers Rest Farmers Market’s Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off tomorrow. Out of all the competitors — Topsoil Restaurant, Chicora Alley, Rise Bakery, Southern Pressed Juicery, Southern Growl Brewery, Humble Roots Pimento Cheese, and Northwest Grill — which do you think will win? Share your best guess. 🍅
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? We asked Greenville’s multi-concept brewery ownerNate Tomforde nine questions + learned about his new brewery coming to Mauldin.
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