Best Sports Bar: The Loose Cockaboose (TLC)By Caroline Hiel
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Hours: Monday - Thursday, Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 2:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
2.6 miles, 10-minute drive from the Horseshoe
$ Google Money Rating
Located right down the street from Williams-Brice Stadium, TLC Sports Bar & Grill (also known as The Loose Cockaboose) has been voted as the best sports bar in Columbia.
Although open year-round, TLC draws in its biggest crowds during football season, especially on Saturdays when the Gamecocks are playing! It has quickly become a popular tailgate spot for UofSC students and local Gamecock fans looking for some fun before heading over to Willy-B. It’s not a rare sight to see hundreds of fans lined up to get into TLC on any given Saturday.
TLC is available to be rented for events and is especially popular among UofSC sororities and fraternities for social functions and game day tailgates. With both an indoor and outdoor area for your guests to move freely between, two large bars, and friendly bartenders and staff, the venue makes for the perfect event spot.
The atmosphere is fun, the music is upbeat, the drinks are great and you’re always guaranteed to have a good time — making it clear why voters solidified TLC as the best sports bar in Columbia!