The Public House


9th Street Public House owner James moved to Columbia in 2003 and fell in love with the city and its people.

His passion for mixology and serving others inspired him to open a one-of-a-kind bar for friends to come together and share good times with great drinks.


With a diverse population and creative atmosphere, James has seen Columbia grow from a college town into a thriving hub of culture. This sparked his idea to open an English-style pub for patrons to enjoy thoughtfully crafted drinks in a comfortable, refined environment.


After years of studying and learning the trade, James opened 9th Street Public House. Created for community, James enjoys sharing his love of craft beer and curated drinks with Columbia.


People love beer and always will. This is the cornerstone of our bar – we have choices of all styles, tastes, notoriety and price, and we love serving people who have an appreciation for great beer.



Whether it’s local beer, a classic gin and tonic or a crafted cocktail, 9th Street Public House has what you need to wet your whistle. As always…enjoy responsibly, y’all!

You can find us on the corner of 9th Street and Walnut, but we call it “the corner of hopes and dreams.” Inspired by the feel of urban living, you’ll find 9th Street’s  rustic, yet modern vibe of reclaimed wood, leather seating and natural light comfortable for sipping the best drinks in the heart of downtown Columbia.


Our bar specializes in craft beer and curated cocktails, and our bartenders are nothing short of amazing. They are skilled experts and will serve your drink of choice perfectly. Whether it’s a draft of local beer, a handmade cocktail with fresh ingredients or a classic drink mixed with the finest spirits, our team uses their artistry to provide our patrons with a flawless beverage.


Pull up a barstool and watch the game on one of our seven screens, including a 130 inch HD projector, while enjoying our wide selection of curated beverages and exceptional service.

9th Street rotates 20 beers on tap each day and serves fresh handmade cocktails and fine spirits.