bugsy running on lone rock beach with the airstream and f-150 in the background

One day in Greenville, SC–Short Southeast Loop

We were in Greenville in November 2017 as part of a short Southeast loop.

We only had 24 hours in Greenville–lunchtime to lunchtime–but we packed a lot of activity in to that time: lots of walking, followed by snacks, beer, dinner, beer, nightcap, and BISCUITS!


bugsy and the airstream

running along the river in greenville

Ivy Acres RV Park is lovely, with large pull-through sites surrounded by forest and rolling fields. Our site had a big view of the meadow and the farm in the distance, with a nearby communal fire pit, stocked with wood and circled by chairs. Trails wind through the trees and along the river, and if you string a few laps together you can have a nice run. It’s super peaceful and scenic–but apparently, as we learned from the campground info sheet waiting for us on the office door when we arrived, the park is for campers 45+ years old! We acted extra mature. 🙂 The campground is about a 12-minute drive from downtown.


I swear we didn’t know it ahead of time, but next to the first brewery we visited there’s a White Duck Taco Shop! If you’ve read any of our Asheville or Johnson City posts, you know about our love for White Duck tacos. We each just got a single taco as a snack and they were so good.

We only had one dinner in Greenville and based on internet restaurant reviews, we picked Soby’s. It’s a huge, bustling, chilly (at least that evening) space, and the food was pretty good, but didn’t make us jump for joy.

biscuit head greenville

The best thing about eating at Soby’s was that on the drive there we saw that Greenville has a Biscuit Head! You may have read about our first Biscuit Head experience last time we were in Asheville, and we took a different approach this time, getting breakfast platters instead of biscuit sandwiches, so we could better enjoy all the goodies on the butter and jam bar. Yum!


greenville birds fly south patio

Birds Fly South is the huge, popular brewery next door to White Duck Tacos. They have a fantastic dog-friendly patio, and you can order from White Duck and have your tacos delivered to your table at the brewery. BFS specializes in sours and farmhouse ales, which aren’t our favorite styles, and while we found the IPA too Belgian-y for our tastes, we liked the saisons and especially enjoyed the pale ale.

upstate brewing greenville flight

We had a flight of unique beers at Upstate Craft Beer Co, including a strawberry milkshake IPA, a white ale with rosemary and fruit, and Butterbeer. The beers were very sweet–we wouldn’t be able to drink a full pour–but really fun to try. The taproom had a cool industrial feel, and the scene was super laid back and friendly.

greenville beer exchange

We love a bottle shop, and Greenville Beer Exchange did not disappoint. The small space is packed full of interesting local, regional, national, and international beers, with a bunch available on draft to sip while you browse.

The Birds Fly South bartenders recommended the upstairs bar at Nosedive for cocktails, so we finished the night there. Our drinks were tasty but super sugary. Good for dessert, I guess.

Those guys also recommended The Velo Fellow for drinks, but we ran out of time this trip and didn’t get there.


greenville river walk
reedy river falls greenville

Downtown Greenville is full of (mostly chain) shops and restaurants, and we preferred the trail by the river to the storefront sidewalks. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 20 mile greenway system along the Reedy River, and we walked a couple miles on the popular downtown section from Reedy Falls Park. We saw lots of dogs, bikes, runners, and sunbathers along the path. Greenville’s lucky to have such a nice trail system!


6 responses to “One day in Greenville, SC–Short Southeast Loop”

  1. […] but it’s a small regional chain based in Asheville. We hit it anywhere we can find it, like Greenville SC, Johnson City TN (twice), and Charleston […]

  2. […] Blue Ridge Biscuit Co near Asheville, Biscuit Head in Asheville, another branch of Biscuit Head in Greenville, SC, Denver Biscuit Co in Denver, and Biscuit World in Fayetteville, WV. We take our biscuit research […]

  3. […] We didn’t expect to have dinner at Tröegs, but we couldn’t resist their impressive snack bar menu. The carrot hummus, pork belly lettuce wraps, and salmon toast were fantastic. The beertender also recommended dinner at Primanti Bros., a Pennsylvania chain known for their giant sandwiches piled high with meat; or Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the “most award-winning brewery east of the Mississippi,” whatever that means, with locations around the mid-Atlantic, and randomly, Greenville, SC. […]

  4. […] Florida odyssey, so of course we stopped in Asheville. Also, Interstate 85 between Charlotte and Greenville is a perpetual nightmare, which made us not want to go to Charlotte, another fun and easy stopover […]

  5. […] We were excited to see a collaboration brew with Birds Fly South, our favorite hangout in Greenville SC, but we thought the beers we tried were ho-hum. And J just pointed out that the real reason we like […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *