About the Area
Five Points is one of Columbia’s oldest and most well-known destinations for shopping, dining and nightlife. Within walking distance to The University of South Carolina, Five Points has been a diverse shopping and commercial district for 100 years. Originally envisioned as a trolley hub for Columbia’s first planned suburban neighborhood, Five Points has transformed into one of Columbia’s busiest and most charming, pedestrian friendly, commercial neighborhoods. Five points is the host of many iconic community events including Five after Five and St. Pats in Five Points. At night, Five Points turns into one of Columbia’s best entertainment districts, home to over two-dozen nightlife hotspots.
Five Points offers its patrons a unique experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the U.S. From funky, independent, daytime merchants to creative bar and restaurant concepts and more, the 150-business district leaves a lasting impression on anyone who visits.