Our drink menu features classic and signature craft cocktails to fit every palate, wine from the most awarded regions in the world, and a revolving beer list from local and regional brewers. Stay tuned to view the most dynamic college-bar drink menu around.

Our knowledge of the drinks we serve is almost as vast as our drink menu itself. We take pride in being able to share that knowledge with our patrons, so we offer education opportunities to learn how to mix and serve custom drinks.

From the guys who brought you The Shot Bar comes another Columbia bar that’s breaking all the rules.

About Us

The Understudy offers a more relaxed alternative to the fast-paced Columbia nightlife. Featuring an assortment of wine, craft beer, cocktails and food, The Understudy gives you a chance to sit down and enjoy great service with friends. Located beneath Kaldis on Cherry Street, our central location makes for an easy destination for any Columbia bar-goer. Stop by and see what Columbia’s newest spot has to offer.


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3000 sq. ft. of bar space

30 ft black walnut bartop

Beer, wine, & cocktails

Stop by and see what Columbia’s newest spot has to offer.