By: Emily Thomson
Anderson County is unmatched regarding a good time and some southern hospitality. Let’s look into some more spots in Anderson that allow your four-legged friends to come along for the ride!
UP on the Roof
314 S McDuffie St
Anderson, SC 29624
UP on the Roof is a rooftop restaurant and bar that has three different locations (Anderson (SC), Greenville (SC), and Alpharetta (GA)), open daily. Their Anderson location, which this description will be focused on, is relatively new, recently going on one month of business. The atmosphere of UP is described by Macy Taylor, the general manager, as “laid-back and fun.” UP’s laid-back and fun atmosphere and stylish indoor or outdoor seating options allow customers to enjoy a night out with friends, a romantic evening, or even just some relaxing time by their fireplace to themselves. The drink menu has a wide spread of alcohol, including hand-crafted cocktails, beers, and wines. Their website also offers seasonal menus for dine-in, brunch, and desserts specific to the Anderson location.
As for customers’ pets, UP’s outdoor seating area is available for leashed pets to relax and enjoy the views. Upon arrival, furry friends are guaranteed water and a good time hanging out with their owners! According to Taylor, the pets’ presence fits perfectly with the laid-back atmosphere and allows customers to have relaxed fun with their pets. There is a pet policy on their website that customers should check out!
For more information about UP on the Roof, contact them at (864) 224-7663 or visit their website at https://eatupdrinkup.net/.
Foobar’d Bar & Grille
Anderson, SC 29625
Foobar’d Bar & Grille is Anderson’s only Tiki Bar & Grille open Wednesday-Sunday. This Tiki Bar & Grille is a new, locally-owned business open for seven months. Foobar’d’s atmosphere is very town-friendly as it has weekly events such as Women’s Wednesdays, Happy Hours on Wed-Fri (4-7 PM), Brainstorming w/ Brian, live music for local musicians, and more! Both indoor and outdoor seating allows customers to enjoy a night out with their families and friends. In addition to the outdoor portion of seating, Foobar’d has a room for boat trailer parking for the customers coming straight off the lake. Their food and drink menu is available until closing and offers various dishes (vegetarian options) and alcoholic beverages (wines, beers, and liquors).
As for our furry friends, Foobar’d allows pets to accompany owners in their outdoor seating area. The owner, Brandi Guerzsey, holds pride in the presence of pets as an animal lover, and there are many services that Foobar’d offers for pets. There are hooks on the poles outside for leashes, deserts (sundaes/peanut butter lick pads), and water, they are currently developing a menu for pets come summer (food/desert) and a kennel where the pets can run free.
For more information about Foobar’d Bar & Grille, contact them at (864) 367-0332 or visit their website at https://wheelyfoobard.com/.
Vine & Barrel
3737 SC-81 Ste A
Anderson, SC 29621
Vine & Barrel is a wine and beer bar/shop in Anderson County and is open Tuesday-Saturday. This wine and beer bar/store is another relatively new business to Anderson which has been in business for a year and a half. Vine & Barrel has a wonderful, broad selection of wines and craft beers to be purchased for gifts and enjoyed at home or inside the store/bar. In addition to the store’s offerings, there is a drink menu that includes a variety of wines and champagne by the glass as well as craft beers, sodas, and water. This menu also includes appetizers, flatbreads, deserts, and charcuterie boards, so no customer has to shop on an empty stomach! The store portion carries “fun and functional” gifts in relation to the wines and beers offered for both men and women. Vine & Barrel also offers special events, including wine tastings, painting classes, and wine dinners featured on their calendar! Customers can also plan private party events that can be catered by their catering menu.
As for their four-pawed customers, Elizabeth Piner, the owner, has a deep love for animals and allows leashed dogs to accompany their owners in the patio area. Pets will also be given water to sip on while their owners kick back and enjoy a nice glass of wine, champagne, or beer.
For more information, contact Vines and Barrel on their FaceBook at
https://www.facebook.com/vineandbarrelsc?mibextid=LQQJ4d or call them at (864) 375-5119.
Tune in to our June issue to find more pet-friendly spots to secure you and your furry friends a good time in Anderson!