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Enjoy Craft Beer and Beautiful Food at The Southern Growl in Greer, SC

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Have you been to the Southern Growl and tried their delicious food or craft beer selection? The Southern Growl has grown from a little craft brew shop tucked away in a strip mall to a stand-alone force to be reckoned with in the Upstate. Not just for their craft brews, but with their weekly menu specials. Others have seen their success and tried to duplicate it, but The Southern Growl is GOAT. Find out why, when we “Grill” the folks at this Upstate Brewery!

The Southern Growl in Greer, South Carolina

Everyone can find a menu item to enjoy, even a vegan! The location off Wade Hampton in Greer has a lovely outdoor dining space, with an area for kids ( two and four-legged) to get their wiggles out while you enjoy your menu selection.

The Southern Growl in Greer, SC

Owner name: Matt Bowes

Do you have kids eat free night? No

Do you offer outdoor dining? Yes – Heated, Open Air

What makes your spot unique?
The Southern Growl Beer Company’s facility is expansive, yet cozy with an oversized heated patio and enormous lawn. We pour from a huge selection of 70 taps, featuring 24+ beers brewed on our 10 bbl brewhouse, cocktails, wine, ciders, meads, and sodas. The food menu is concise, exceptionally executed, and changes frequently to highlight what we feel are the tastiest sandwiches of every season.

What dish is the most popular?
The weekly burger and chicken sandwich specials

What dish are you the proudest of?
Two things I’m most proud of are our in-house bakery making all our buns, loaves, crackers, and desserts fresh each day and our house-brewed IPAs, especially “Bury Me In Strata.” The name speaks truth and highlights my favorite hop, Strata.

It’s my first time at your restaurant, what do you suggest we order?
TSG Beertenders are seriously knowledgeable and we strive for excellence in all we do. Best advice: Talk to the Beertenders to help you find the perfect beer (or 4 beers with a flight) and sandwich to fit your mood.

Where do you love to eat when not at work?
That’s a tough choice as there are so many incredible eateries in the area. However, I most often find myself craving Pita House, Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, La REATA Mexican Restaurant, Sully’s Steamers, and Yee-Haw Brewing Company is killing it right now too.

Gifting Options: Gift Cards

Food and owners of Southern Growl brewery and restaurant in Greer, SC

What Locals Are Saying About The Southern Growl

Southern Growl is an absolute gem! We frequent it as both a casual hangout and date night spot and it never disappoints. The staff is fabulous at recommendations (and everything really) and the ever-changing menu is superb. Plus there’s a beer for your every mood. Pro tip- the coffee caliente wings are amazing

Monica Pace Greene
Love The Southern Growl! Always an impressive beer selection. And the food is always delicious. We go there a lot! The Staff actually seems to love their jobs too!

Sam Chaffin

Yes!! Those coffee caliente wings are my favorite! My husband and I really like Southern Growl.

Maddie Pace

The southern growl is a go to for us. Their covid safety is still happening, which is rare to find these days. Their food is AMAZING, and their takeout growlers are awesome.

Kristen Pace

100% recommend! There is also a green space where kids can run around.

Kimberly Dawn
Sandwich and fries from Southern Growl in Greer, SC
Southern Growl | Vegan Seitan Wrap

Learn More About The Southern Growl

The Southern Growl
155 North Buncombe Rd, Greer | 864.655.7444

Hunting for Toads on Trade in Greer, SC

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If you’ve never hunted for the Toads on Trade in Greer, SC, add it to your list of things to do. Inspired by Greenville’s Mice on Main, the downtown Greer scavenger hunt features 16 tiny toad statues tucked away on historic buildings. And if you’ve never ventured to find all 16 toads? We’ve got everything you need to know (including a short history lesson) before you go toad hunting.


Do You Love Old Fashioned Christmas Charm? Head to Greer, SC

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Looking for a small-town Christmas feel this year? Downtown Greer, SC offers up several events packed with old-fashioned Christmas Charm along its historic Trade Street. Read on for a list of Greer’s Christmas events with all the details and suggestions so you can make the most of your holiday time in Greer. 

Christmas events and things to do in Greer, SC, Christmas Greer SC

Enjoy Some Haunted Fun On The Greer Ghost Tour In Greer, SC

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Have you ever wondered about the colorful and perhaps haunted history of the South Carolina town of Greer, SC? This fall, the chance to familiarize yourself with the spirits of the city is here. So read on, and put the Greer Station Ghost tours on your calendar.

Be sure to grab your tickets because they usually sell out fast! Tickets are on sale now. Tours happening now through October 30th, 2023.

Thank you to Greer Heritage Museum for providing tickets so we could review this tour for our readers in 2022!

Greer Ghost Tours Marquee

Enjoy Local Food and Live Music At The Arts & Eats Festival In Greer, South Carolina

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The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce hosts a new annual fall event, Greer Arts & Eats Festival. The festival is an opportunity for guests to enjoy what Greer’s businesses have to offer families year-round. The Greer Arts & Eats Festival will be held in downtown Greer Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 8 pm!

Greer, SC Things to Do

For more info about the Upstate City of Greer, SC – Check out The Kidding Around Ultimate Visitors and Locals Guide to Greer, SC.


Spend The Day With Knights And Fair Maidens At The Upstate Renaissance Faire in Greer, SC

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Join the fun at the Upstate Renaissance Faire!

Do you have an unruly bunch you need to keep entertained? Are you looking for a place to take your Lil’ knight in shining armor? Then we have the event for you! The Upstate Renaissance Faire is back for its on September 8th & 9th, 2023 at Greer City Park.

Read on to learn all the Upstate Renaissance Faire details, so your family can get in on the fun!

2023 Upstate Renaissance Faire Event Schedule

If your family could use an escape from reality, there’s no better place than the Upstate Renaissance Faire. The festival, in Greer’s City park, will transport guests back to the time of knights, fair maidens, and sirens who lurk in the sea. The festival will be filled with fun events for the whole family. Don’t forget to plan your day to include a meal of giant turkey legs.

The schedule is totally packed and we will highlight some of what is happening below but you’re going to want to check out the whole schedule.

September 8th, 2023: 5-10 pm

The evening events will include both fairy dancers and fire dancers. There will also be a costume contest, archery, axe throwing, and knights fighting because why not, it’s a Renaissance festival.

September 9th, 2023: 10 am – 8 pm

There will be the Columbia Marionettes show at 11 am and 1 pm. We absolutely loved this show last year. There will also be more fire shows, a dance competition, and knights tournament.


Trapped in the Upstate: Beat The Clock In This Escape Room In Greer, SC

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Do you have what it takes to beat the clock at Trapped in the Upstate in Greer, SC? Will you figure out the puzzle or will you get trapped? Don’t worry. You’re not really trapped. But just to be sure, we visited to check out this escape room experience. Read our account of the spooky experience at Trapped In The Upstate. 

Robert's Relic Room
VooDoo Shack Room at Trapped In The Upstate

Thank you to Trapped In The Upstate Escape Room for providing complimentary admission for the purpose of this review. All opinions are those of the writer. 

What is an Escape Room? 

An Escape Room is a place where solving puzzles will lead you to clues that will lead to another puzzle until you’ve solved the mystery that creates the theme for the room. There’s usually an attendant watching players through a security camera, to help give you clues if you get stuck. They want you to succeed and are there to gently guide you to the clues you need to continue on and keep the fun going if you become frustrated.

You’re not really trapped, locked, or otherwise restricted to the room. You can leave to use the restroom or for any reason. Just remember, the clock doesn’t stop and you’ll have teammates counting on your help. Escape rooms are the perfect date night, team-building activity for co-workers, and birthday celebration activities for those impossible-to-please teens & tweens! The rooms come in all different themes depending on the venue.

At Trapped In The Upstate, Greer’s only escape room, they currently have six themes, including Saving Santa, The Legend of Lizzie, Asylum, Master Illusionist’s Parlor, and VooDoo Shack. Each room had a varying difficulty level, with most of the rooms lasting 60 minutes.

VooDoo Shack Escape Room at Trapped In The Upstate 

“Archeologist Robert Robertson ventured into a Voodoo Shack and was never seen again. His family believes that he has been cursed and his soul is being held by supernatural forces. Can you find Robert’s Relic and set his soul free…or is it too late?” -Trapped In The Upstate 

I feel like I have to tread carefully, so as to not give anything away that would spoil for readers that go (and you totally should). 

Waking up to the Roberts Relic Escape Room, sets the tone for what you are about to experience. The reclaimed wood panels and flickering gas lamps begin to transport you to the bayou and some undisclosed location where no one would hear your screams. Why are you even there? Budget Basement travel agent? Who knows? That’s not important anymore. Now you just have to figure out how you’re getting back home.

Solving the mystery of what happened to “Uncle Robert” is your only goal. That and doing it in 60 minutes or less, or before that voodoo priestess comes back to claim another victim. 

This room was a lot of fun, and I suggest you bring at least two other adults with you. The more eyeballs on things the better.

Clues For The Escape Rooms at Trapped In The Upstate

Without giving anything away, I can offer you these tips for your time in the rooms. 

  • Just assume that everything you see in the room is there for a reason. Clues could be staring you in the face, so take nothing for granted. 
  • Nothing will be higher than a short person could reach. If they didn’t supply you with a ladder, you won’t need one. Climbing on furniture won’t be necessary and is not approved by the Voodoo Priestess. 
  • If something won’t move if you try to push it lightly – it’s not meant to move. This isn’t a strong man contest. 
  • The resetting of the padlocks, as shown to you at the beginning is IMPERATIVE to remember. In your panic and hustle to enter possible combinations – you will forget to reset. So if you only take a few things away from reading this, let this be one of them. Push the padlock up and down 3 times to reset it.
  • Pay attention to the TV. There may be clues given to you on the screen when you need them.

The room is not super scary, but young children won’t be able to help solve the puzzles and may become a hindrance to others trying to solve the room. This is best suited for tween-age and older players. The Magician’s Parlor will be better suited for families and elementary-aged children.

Master Illusionist Room at Trapped in the Upstate
The Master Illusionist’s Parlor at Trapped In The Upstate

Trapped In The Upstate in Greer, SC 

You can book your visit to these six rooms:

Admission to Trapped in the Upstate:

  • 2 players – $41.99 per person 
  • 3 – 4 players – $33.99 per person 
  • 5+ players – $30.99 per person 

Trapped In The Upstate
556D Memorial Drive Extension, Greer | 864.416.1539

Escape Rooms near Greenville, SC

Looking for more escape rooms? We have a list of all the Escape Rooms in the Upstate and the unique experiences they offer. Check out Escape Rooms Near Greenville, SC.

Greer City Park is a Park Your Entire Family will Love

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Have you visited Greer City Park? This park includes a playground, landscaped green spaces, and a fountain, plus hosts many local events and festivals.

For more parks in Greenville, see our Ultimate Guide to Parks in Greenville.

Are you looking for a great local park with plenty of things for your little ones to enjoy and explore? Look no further than Greer City Park!  Find it at 301 East Poinsett Street in Greer!

An Evening Stroll in Greer City Park

About Greer City Park

Located right in the heart of downtown Greer is a charming, yet modern, recreation area that boasts all of the best amenities. Visitors can enjoy playing ball in any of the park’s wide open spaces, taking a stroll or bike ride along one of the beautifully landscaped walkways, having a picnic under a pavilion, or bouncing around on the new rubber turf slab surrounding the large playground.

The park has a great mix of interesting characteristics including a gazebo, an adorable little pond, a large fountain, bench swings, an amphitheater, beautiful rock features, and lovely brick facades.

Playground and Picnic Shelter

A large pavilion next to the playground provides plenty of tables and shade for a picnic or birthday party. Also, right next to the playground are drinking fountains and bathroom facilities. I loved that the playground was set back a good stroll away from the parking lot. In the heat of the summer, visitors might find the playground a bit hot since it is right in the direct sun.

Greer City Park has a Musical Fountain

The top of the park features a fountain that synchronizes its water with music and plays several times an hour. It’s a great way to surprise the kids if you can catch it at the right time.

A second set of restrooms is located near the fountain and amphitheater.

Lots of Sun & Access to Downtown Greer

On the particular day my youngest son and I set out to review this park, the skies were a beautiful blue streaked with puffy white clouds, the birds were out, and the flowers had burst open all throughout the park – everything was singing of Spring!

My 4-year-old most loved the obstacle-course style features on the playground and kicking a bouncy ball through an adjacent open lawn. We enjoyed a picnic lunch next to the playground along with a few of our friends. Next time I’ll probably pack the scooters or a kite. We couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon!

For more parks with sun for the hotter months see our list of Sunny Playgrounds in Greenville.

301 East Poinsett Street, Greer
Visit the Greer City Park website.

If you’re looking for a special treat, the park borders downtown Greer.  Frozen custard, coffee shops, and restaurants are just an easy walk away.

What’s your favorite thing to do at Greer City Park?

Something Delicious for Everyone at Cartwright Food Hall in Greer, SC

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Have you been to Cartwright Food Hall in Greer, SC yet? Are you looking for hours and menus for Cartwright Food Hall? Downtown Greer has previously enjoyed the delicious food from Cartwright Food Hall vendors at outdoor Greer events for some time before the Food Hall opened.

But now residents and visitors get to enjoy it year-round. We have the scoop on the vendors and everything waiting for you at Cartwright Food Hall. It does not disappoint.

This article includes:
What is Cartwright Food Hall?
Menus for Cartwright Food Hall
Hours for Cartwright Food Hall
Flying Fox Coffee
Empanada Shack and Breakfast
Mi Irie on Trade
Mo Mo’s Sushi and More
White Wine and Butter
Trade Street Taproom