Now that the calendar has officially turned to 2022, ditch the boring, typical New Years resolutions and resolve to experience all Downtown Spartanburg has to offer over the next 12 months.
Lucky for you, we’ve got an easy to-do list in 2022 at the ready.
When you combine being a lumberjack with darts, it can be hard not to get competitive.
The game at Craft Axe Throwing is simple: throw hatches at a giant, wooden target, earning points the closer you are to a bullseye. Craft Axe Throwing is a great way to spend a cold or rainy day, and a solid way to earn a new skill at the same time. (And its proximity to RJ Rockers doesn’t hurt, either.)
Who doesn’t love 10 frames and the sound of pins falling over?
UnderPin Lanes ‘N Lounge, Spartanburg’s modern bowling alley, features eight full-service lanes and a bar serving premium beer and cocktails. Make a trip to UnderPin complete before or after you roll with some barbecue at Initial Q.
FR8yard, along with live music, great food and even better drinks, is home to a ping-pong set up and cornhole, so don’t be afraid to let your competitive juices flow the next time you stop by.
Spartanburg is home to some truly talented local musicians, so make sure you enjoy some shows this year!
Music on Main will start in the summer, and FR8yard’s live music – which you can find almost every night when they’re open – kicks back off when they return in March. Also, performers with the Chapman Cultural Center can be found along the streets of downtown to make your walk to a restaurant or shop a little more pleasant.
Trekking around downtown got a bit easier with the addition of Blue Duck’s fleet of e-scooters in 2021. The scooters are available for rent, seven days a week, from 7 A.M.-10 P.M. by using the Blue Duck app. Exploring downtown, getting to a restaurant on time or enjoying a speedy ride through the heart of the Hub City
(Note: An online safety tutorial must also be completed before riding. The Blue Duck app download, complete with map of eligible ride locations in Spartanburg, can be found here.)
Spruce up your own wardrobe, add something special to your next kitchen creation or make gift-giving easy by shopping at any of the local retailers that call Downtown Spartanburg home.
Start your day, or keep your energy going, with a visit to any of the eclectic coffee spots that call Downtown Spartanburg home.
Local favorite Little River Roasting has something to satisfy any caffeine craving, and if you’re feeling adventurous, check out the prescribed drinks at The Pharmacy. The unique concoctions are updated each season, so check The Pharmacy’s social media for the latest unique creations available.
And if you want a sweet pick-me-up, Spill the Beans’ coffee and milkshakes, including their popular espresso milkshake, can be ordered to-go.
Speaking of sweets, next time you’re out for a meal, treat yourself, and get a little something for dessert.
Whether you want something cold from Hub City Scoops or Rocky Moo, luxurious cakes from Sophia’s or Smallcakes Spartanburg, or a whole dozen from Downtown Deli & Donuts, downtown has your sweet tooth covered.
As the state’s second Downtown Cultural District, there is art on the walls, business windows and even streets of Downtown Spartanburg.
Along with indoor and outdoor music venues, museums, studios and workshops, historic sites, and more, the Downtown Spartanburg Cultural District includes 43 galleries and exhibit spaces, and 38 murals or other public art displays.
Check out our full guide to all of downtown’s murals, sculptures, paintings and more right here.
As 2022 gets rolling, check back with both the City of Spartanburg on social media and with Downtown Spartanburg, SC channels for updates on downtown developments, exciting events and new initiatives aiming to improve Downtown Spartanburg.