Group Therapy Indoor Playground for Grown-Ups Opens in Greenville, SC

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Ever wish there was a playground for adults (in air conditioning)? Group Therapy Pub & Playground is now open in Greenville, SC and it’s exactly what you’re hoping for and more!

Sometimes you just need some space to chill out, play some games, and belt out some karaoke, or if you’re like me, just cheer on the brave souls who do. All of that and more is at the new Group Therapy Pub & Playground at Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville. 

While the place is geared for grown-ups, they welcome families and kids during the day before 7 pm and they will certainly love the creative indoor miniature golf course, curling, and ping pong. And Group Therapy is ideal for date night as well. Group Therapy is basically like The Children’s Museum of the Upstate but for grownups. It’s an adult playground right here in Greenville, SC.

Group Therapy Pub

Group Therapy Games

There’s an entire 18-hole miniature golf course themed after movies like Jaws, Ghostbusters, E.T, and Jurassic Park. I loved this! It was so fun and creative and pretty much indestructible as you can ride the bike on the E.T. hole or pretend you’re the next victim of a T-Rex or Great White Shark. So fun! 

If axe-throwing is more your speed, there are several bays to get out your aggression by chucking an axe at a wooden board. I had a blast trying this out even though I couldn’t even get the axes to stick on the board. It felt pretty good to throw sharp things though. You’ll get a safety lesson beforehand and you need to wear closed-toed shoes to participate in this activity. 

If neither of those activities float your boat, you can play curling, ping pong, Jenga, or cornhole. There’s a lot to do at Group Therapy. They also have karaoke, trivia nights, and special events, which will be announced on their social media pages, website, and through their email newsletter.

Group Therapy Bar & Food

The bar at Group Therapy serves up beer and cider on tap but also has a long wacky cocktails menu with drinks like Galaxy’s Edge and Blue Vortex. If the menu is too overwhelming for you, don’t worry because you can choose the “Trustfall” drink where you pick two adjectives from a list they give you and let the bartender make you something. I chose fruity and refreshing (with a request for minimal alcohol because I’m not in my 20s any longer) and the bartender nailed it in a pretty pink and refreshing drink. 

If you have a larger group, you can get big group drinks like “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat.” Good luck. 

Mini Golf at Group Therapy

The food we tried was delicious. We tested out battered chicken, French fries, and churros. Yum. They have a full bar menu of dishes like burgers, shrimp bites, and all things battered with cheese. You don’t need a reservation to go eat or drink. 

Parties

As you may expect, Group Therapy offers options for parties of any kind: birthday parties for kids and adults, corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and anything else you want to celebrate. You can email them via their website to get an exact quote of whatever you envision for your awesome party there.

Tips on Visiting Group Therapy

To play games at Group Therapy, you need to make a reservation. They suggest you get there about 30 minutes before your reservation to make sure all the waivers are filled out and to grab some food and drink. 

Kids are welcome to play at Group Therapy until 7 pm. After 7 pm, you must 21+ to enter.

Prices vary depending on which games you want to play. For example, axe throwing is $25/person per hour (wear closed-toed shoes). You can have food and drink delivered right to your bay. A round of miniature golf is $25/person, Ping Pong is $10/person, and Ice Curling is $20/person.

Summer Deal for Kids

Until August 15, 2022, kids ages 12 and under can play a round of mini-golf and get one entrée from the Group Therapy kids menu for $15. The deal runs Monday-Thursday till 7 pm. This is a great deal, especially on those really hot and humid summer days!

Overall Review

Group Therapy Pub & Playground is a lot of fun. It’s so easy to get into the wacky atmosphere, which allows you to just play and have a good time and take hilarious photos. The staff at Group Therapy were all so kind and helpful and seemed like they really enjoyed being there. I think anyone of any age will really enjoy the place and that it’s a great addition to downtown Greenville. 

Hours are Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 10 pm and Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 2 am. 

Group Therapy Pub & Playground
320 Falls St. Suite G, Greenville

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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