Gather GVL: Outdoor Dining and Entertainment Venue in Greenville, SC

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Have you heard of Gather GVL? This set of shipping container restaurants, entertainment, and gathering space is located in Downtown Greenville. We think you’ll want to check out this unique spot pronto.

Have you ever wished you had a place to go spend time with other adults, maybe enjoy a grown-up beverage and let your kids run around, without someone having to host it? The answer to that wish and more is in downtown Greenville, and there are so many reasons to be excited.

What Is Gather GVL?

Utilizing shipping containers, they’ve created a unique space where people can “Gather” and enjoy local food, beverages, and entertainment. Creating a space downtown where people could dine without making reservations or having the option of a drive-through was one of the inspirations for creating this space.

Another one of the inspirations for Gather was the young children in Mack and Doug Cross’ lives. The father and son duo behind this unique new dining hall told me that having space where families could enjoy going out and not have to worry about the kids just being kids, was one of the reasons they created Gather. If your kids are four-legged and furry, don’t worry they’re welcome too!

Here’s What You’ll Find At Gather GVL

Food, glorious food of all different types is what you’ll find at Gather GVL. This is the perfect place for a group outing because no one will have to compromise. Gather GVL has something for everyone, even people on plant-based diets will find numerous choices on the menu.

HenDough Chicken & Donuts

How has no one thought to do this before? When the tenants of Gather were announced, this North Carolina-based restaurant was among the most talked-about by Kidding Around team members. With good reason, donuts and fried chicken – who wouldn’t want that?

HenDough creates artisan donuts that will make you throw your diet out the window and never look back. Donut flavors like Creme Brulee, chocolate chip cookie dough and apple bacon bear-claws had people lined up waiting for a bite.  Did we mention that the chicken biscuit sandwich on the menu is the size of a child’s head? It is, and it’s juicy and goes perfect with the Brussel sprout side dish on their menu.

KO Burger

Diners can get a juicy burger with all the fixings, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. The Chicken sandwiches here are the size of a child’s head!

Mercado Cantina

Mercado Cantina offers diners a full bar, tacos, nachos, and more. Order up some tacos and a Paloma and you have the perfect meal!

The Lob Father

Finally a place in Greenville where you can get a proper lobster roll!

Mikes Cheesesteaks & Roast Pork

Mike’s offers a menu including Philly cheesesteak sandwiches,  pulled pork sandwiches, and grilled veggie sandwiches. They also offer menu items for kids, and even have some treats you can order for your pups!

Saki Saki

The junior version of the downtown sushi staple Murisaki, diners will be able to order hibachi, poke bowls and sushi from Saki Saki.

The Pasta Addict

Offering fresh-made pasta dishes, this local pasta pusher has quite a loyal following.

Coco Bowlz

Organic Acai/Pitaya smoothie bowls, smoothies, and fresh-squeezed juices from CocoBowlz were first introduced to the Upstate at their Haywood Mall location.

Greenville Beer Exchange

This is the dining hall’s very own taproom, provided by the Greenville Beer Exchange a local craft beer shop.

Myami Bites

The Prados moved to Greenville from Charleston to share the delicious flavors of Miami with us! Empanadas, Cuban sandwiches and more will have you salsa dancing back for seconds!

The Juice Box

The place to head if you are looking for the summer staple – Frose!

YOLO Pizza Kitchen

The newest creation from the owners of Tacozzini, YOLO serves up pizza to the guests at Gather GVL.

The 05 Express

Fresh and unique sandwiches like pulled pork or shrimp po’boy.

Gather GVL Has Entertainment, Too!

The large green space and stage at Gather were created to provide patrons with a place to enjoy more than just food and beverage. Live music will be scheduled regularly and there are plans for other entertainment like sporting event broadcasts and family movie nights. If you want to stay informed about all the cool events happening at Gather GVL you can follow them on Gather GVL Facebookor sign-up for their mailing list.

Parking for Gather GVL

On busy weekend nights, parking for free at County Square -301 University Ridge is recommended. The West End parking lot is located right next to Gather GVL and parking is just $1 an hour, paid through a kiosk.

Gather GVL Hours

  • Tuesday & Wednesday – 8 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday – 8 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday – 8 am – 9 pm
  • Monday – Closed

Gather GVL
126 Augusta Street, Greenville

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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