If you haven’t visited Hampton Station in Greenville, SC yet, go ahead and put it on your bucket list. Located just minutes from Main Street and directly on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, it’s in a great location. Before you head there, we’ve got you covered on things to do, places to eat, and things you should do with your kids.
Things to Do at Hampton Station
Craft Axe Throwing
Learn to throw axes as Craft Axe Throwing! Make a game of it by seeing who can score the most points by throwing them at a giant dartboard. Don’t worry—there are trained instructors nearby to help. They also have a stocked bar. Call ahead or go online to reserve your axe-throwing lane.
Hollowed Earth Pottery
Take a pottery class at Hollowed Earth Pottery. With classes for both kids and adults, there’s something for every skill level of pottery-making. They also offer studio memberships if you want to continue to improve. And if you don’t want to actually make the pottery yourself, peruse their retail space and shop for mugs, bowls, plates, and more.
Karisma by Kara Hamdmade Jewelry
Shop for handmade jewelry at Karisma by Kara Handmade Jewelry. Crafting jewelry from a variety of metals including aluminum, copper, brass, silver, and gold foil, she incorporates cold connection techniques as well as soldering to create each piece of jewelry. Everything is unique and one-of-a-kind. Her retail shop is open on Saturdays from 12 – 6 pm and by appointment. You can also attend one of her jewelry-making classes offered Monday-Thursday.
Outside the Lines Art by Nicole
Visit Outside the Lines Art by Nicole. Nicole is an abstract and impressionist artist who is captivated by energetic and vibrant color. Her studio is open Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm, Thursday – Friday 3 pm – 6 pm, and Saturdays 2 pm – 6 pm. She also offers workshops, so be sure to check out her website for the most recent information on her classes.
Shop for new graphic tees and other apparel at Dapper Ink. Open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 6 pm, you can visit and shop this local print shop and design studio.
Places to Eat at Hampton Station
Birds Fly South
Birds Fly South, a local brewery favorite, makes craft beer with a throwback approach. With a focus on farmhouse saisons and sour beers, they create complex beers. They update their 14 beers on tap every week. Their main taproom includes an outdoor patio, large lawn space, and Biergarten. And while they do offer some snacks, White Duck Taco is right next door. Sometimes you’ll even find food trucks outside. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you. On Friday nights at 7:30 pm, they play movies with beer pairings and food in The Aviary (their back bar), and you can listen to live music most Saturdays starting at 3 pm.
Due South Coffee
Grab a cup of coffee at Due South Coffee. This forward-thinking local coffee shop roasts a variety of flavorful coffee for you to either start your day with or give it a little jumpstart in the afternoon.
White Duck Taco
White Duck Taco is a local favorite restaurant with a variety of tacos. Their menu changes often, so what you see online may not be their current selections. They are committed to buying 99% American-made products, and everything is priced a la carte so you can mix-and-match your selections.
Wandering Bard Meadery
Wandering Bard Meadery is a mead tasting room that offers a variety of meads (honey-wine), ciders, and wines, as well as food and entertainment. They have over two dozen beverages on tap, and food items include Big Pretzels, several different Charcuterie Boards and Flatbread Pizzas, paninis, salads, and a kids menu. Events include trivia nights, book clubs, and live music.
Things to Do With Kids at Hampton Station
Hollowed Earth Pottery
Take your kids to one of the seasonal kid’s pottery classes at Hollowed Earth Pottery.
Check out one of two murals at Hampton Station:
- “Be a Voice” mural at Birds Fly South
- “Hampton Station” at Lion’s Roar Crossfit
Ride bikes up and down the Swamp Rabbit Trail and stop for tacos at White Duck Taco.
Have a picnic with your kids at one of the many outdoor picnic tables.
What do you like the most at Hampton Station?