No matter your motivation, many people are looking to get out and explore, eat, drink and have some fun on Sundays. And while some businesses are closed during the day, Downtown Spartanburg is home to plenty of options for the funnest of Sundays.
FR8yard – open 12-9 PM Sundays
FR8yard has really kicked up its Sunday offerings. The family-and dog-friendly spot in the heart of downtown recently introduced a Gr8 Brunch menu available on Sundays featuring twists on popular breakfast and brunch classics. There’s a breakfast platter with pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and home fries, a “Smash Burger Benny” with beef patties topped with poached eggs on English muffins, among more options. There are also brunch favorite drinks like Bloody Marys and mimosas on the Sunday menu.
Main Street Pub – open 11 AM-12 AM Sundays
A downtown mainstay, Main Street Pub’s popular style of pub grub and smokehouse favorites are available all-day Sundays, but a special Sunday brunch menu is definitely worth checking out. Along with Sunday Funday mimosas available, Main Street’s brunch menu offers breakfast tots, topped with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and cheese, fried chicken and grits, fried chicken with French toast, a breakfast burrito and plenty more.
Initial Q – open 11 AM- 9 PM Sundays
Sharing space with UnderPin Lanes N’ Lounge (we’ll get to them later), Initial Q puts an upscale twist on barbecue classics. And on Sundays, that barbecue gets a delicious brunch twist, with brunch available from 11 AM-3 PM. The menu is pretty extensive, pairing Initial Q’s smoked meats with breakfast staples. The “Duck, Duck, Grits!” features smoked duck confit with cheesy grits, home fries, an egg and much more. And the “Piggie & Pancakes” are two fluffy pancakes topped with pulled pork and BBQ maple syrup.
The Tulip Tree – open 11 AM- 3 PM Sundays
The Tulip Tree elevates farm-to-table dishes from its colorfully-decorated restaurant on Main Street. Recently, the restaurant expanded its brunch menu to be offered daily, but on Sundays, it’s all-brunch, all-day. The menu features fried pork cutlets over grits with a fried egg, chicken and waffles, and more breakfast-fueled specialties.
Bar 1884 – open 10:30 AM-9 PM Sundays
One of the downtown spots offering rooftop views, Bar 1884 has a brunch menu featuring classics like buttermilk pancakes to apple-stuffed French toast and breakfast poutine, which are fries topped with bacon, cheese, gravy and fried eggs. The brunch menu at Bar 1884 is extensive and has something guaranteed to quench your appetite.
Cribbs Kitchen – open 11 AM-9 PM Sundays
The chef-driven menu at Cribbs Kitchen is available in full on Sundays, including its rotating brunch list, vibrant cocktails and inventive list of burgers. Cribbs is a great place to enjoy South Carolina-and Spartanburg-specific ingredients highlighted in delicious ways. The shrimp and grits uses Colonial Milling grits, and the restaurant’s ribs are adorned by Blue Moon Specialty Foods’ signature Yep! Seasoning.
Delaney’s Irish Pub – open 11 AM- 2 AM Sundays
Delaney’s menu of hearty, Irish-and pub-inspired classics are available all-day Sunday, as are their brunch selections, and their outdoor dining on Morgan Square is open complete with shaded seating areas.
The Kennedy – open 11 AM-9 PM Sundays
A great spot for a foodie-full Sunday, The Kennedy features incredible dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients handled superbly well, and unique twists on traditional cooking styles. The Art-Deco décor adds to not only its dishes, but to the overall environment. The menu includes sourced wines and handcrafted cocktails, sure to mix with the restaurant’s design to make an impressive Instagram share.
Hub City Scoops – open 12-8 PM Sundays
With a wide variety of flavors in cups, bowls and cones, Hub City Scoops is a favorite spot for any ice cream enthusiast, or anyone with a sweet tooth. Luckily for the indecisive among us, Hub City Scoops has remixed a brewery staple – the flight – for ice cream. Customers can try up to four small services of ice cream flavors.
Smallcakes Spartanburg – open 1-6 PM Sundays
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Smallcakes Spartanburg, a cupcake shop that will help put the icing on your weekend. Choose from flavors like Chocoholic, Wedding Cake, and Caramel Crunch for a sweet treat, or take your experience to the next level with their Smash Cake and mix your cupcake with two scoops of their signature ice cream.
Health in Hand – open 11 AM-4 PM Sundays
With a host of juices, smoothies and bowls catering to vegans and vegetarians, Health in Hand would be a solid option for a healthy Sunday snack or meal. Get in a couple servings of fruit with a delicious smoothie or smoothie bowl, refuel with a wholesome bowl of overnight oats or veggie-packed wrap, and wash it all down with invigorating fresh-pressed juices like the Turmeric Sunrise or Coco Loco and feel great about what you’re putting into your body.
Spill the Beans – open 1:30-10 PM Sundays
Inside the historic Aug W. Smith Building, Spill the Beans is churning up ice cream specialties, and serving up great iced coffee to give you a little caffeine with your cooldown. The coffee house and creamery blends up ice cream with coffee and espresso options to create delicious treats that are perfect to combat the heat no matter the time of day.
Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery – open 12-7 PM Sundays
Ciclops features a series of core beers, occasionally brewed with off-the-wall ingredients, and a host of handcrafted ciders. Ciclops always offers a welcoming environment with comfortable lounge seating, biergarten-style seating with long tables and a rotating menu of specialty food offerings.
Market on Main – open 11 AM-4PM Sundays
A boutique full of Southern charm and uniquely-Spartanburg gifts, Market on Main highlights the work of more than 30 artisans and art curators with an eye for everything from home décor and art to specialty clothing.
Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg– open 11 AM-5 PM Sundays
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate offers exhibits developed on a smaller scale to meet the needs of early-learners, children age 5 and under, making traffic easier to manage and each visit uniquely educational. Included in the areas specifically for toddlers are a market designed to teach healthy lifestyle choices, a Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System area with child-size hospital and equipment and a Duke Energy Treehouse featuring the state’s native species.
UnderPin Lanes ‘N Lounge – open 12-10 PM Sundays
Embrace a little competition during your Sunday and take to the lanes at UnderPin. Housed inside a historic former department store, UnderPin is home to eight bowling lanes, a set of arcade games and a full bar with top-notch drinks. Best of all, it shares space with Initial Q Smokehouse.
Craft Axe Throwing – open 12-7 PM Sundays
The game 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.
Spartanburg’s wide array of public art is fully on display no matter the day of the week, so check out downtown’s list of murals, sculptures and other works showcasing the immensely talented arts community of the Hub City.
If you’re a music afficionado, or just looking to get some extra steps in, the Spartanburg Music Trail runs throughout downtown, highlighting the genres and artists that have connected Spartanburg to the national and international music scene for generations.