Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. Publico Kitchen & Tap is not your average restaurant. It’s not your average neighborhood bar. Instead, it’s something entirely new and different: a hip new Five Points restaurant featuring Lat-Asian cuisine, 54 taps including over 45 craft beers, wine on tap, sake on tap, house cocktails on tap & mead! We also have an AWESOME patio with plenty of space for you to enjoy it all!
You’ll see how different we are when you first walk inside. We encourage you to be creative with our space. Are you here with a date? Grab one of our small, intimate tables and let the world shrink to just the two of you. Have you come in with some friends? Push a few tables together to make room for everyone. Start your night off with a cold local brew and some chips and guac and then try a few of our fusion tacos.
Publico is your restaurant. It’s your night. Do what you want, and above all, enjoy yourself.
Of course, the atmosphere is only part of what makes us so different. The other part would have to be the food.
You won’t find sad, limp, freeze-dried produce and meats here. Everything we prepare for you is fresh and local, grown organically or raised on a humane farm. We have a huge selection of tacos, but you have way more options than just beef, guacamole and pico de gallo. Try our Agedashi Tofu taco, stuffed with crispy tofu, pickled red onions, cilantro, spicy peanut sauce, and napa cabbage. Or try one of our signature Ramen Bowls such as our Spicy Bulgogi Beef with udon noodles, shredded napa, carrots, daikon radish, jalapeño, cilantro in our spicy miso broth! We also have awesome burgers, salads, poke & sandwiches such as our Banh Mi and our Tuna Tataki Salad! Hungry yet!?!
Then there’s the bar. We have everything from your favorite local & craft beers to hand crafted cocktails on draft, including a huge selection of signature drinks made fresh from scratch. You’ll love hanging out with your friends and trying new brews. And if you find something you like, you can even purchase a growler to take home with you.
From signature drinks and Lat-Asian cuisine to our atmosphere and vibe, Publico Kitchen & Tap offers an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Columbia, SC. But you don’t have to just take our word for it. Pay us a visit as soon as you can, and see what we’re all about for yourself.