West Columbia music venue New Brookland Tavern to leave longtime State Street address

For decades, music venue New Brookland Tavern has been a fixture at 122 State St. in West Columbia.

But now it appears the business is on the move.

New Brookland Tavern announced in a Wednesday afternoon Facebook post that it will leave its longtime home at 122 State St. after the building was recently sold.

The venerable music venue, which has long played host to local, state, regional and national music acts, also teased that it will be moving to an as-yet-undisclosed location.

“We’ve been getting a lot of questions on the move/situation with the original NBT building,” the tavern said on Facebook. “We can’t answer everything all at once just yet as we have a few more things to take care of BUT - Yes the building has been sold. Yes we are moving out. Our lease will end Dec. 31st leaving our final show to be somewhere in mid December.

“We will announce the new location of New Brookland Tavern when the time is appropriate.”

The venue implored patrons to continue to visit the venue while it’s on State Street, as there are numerous shows booked for the next couple months.

“Every show you support from now til then is incredibly helpful and every little bit helps whether you buy a ticket, a drink, a burrito, or donate,” New Brookland Tavern said on social media.

Word that New Brookland’s future at 122 State St. was uncertain first bubbled up in August, when it was announced that the building there was for sale. New Brookland has long leased space at the property.

At the time of the August announcement, New Brookland also promoted the creation of a GoFundMe fundraiser to help the venue raise money to either stay in the 122 State St. location or to put toward moving to a new address. That fundraiser remained active as of Wednesday afternoon.

New Brookland Tavern has, for years, been a vibrant hub for the Columbia area music scene, hosting countless local, regional and national acts from various genres. It has a full slate of shows scheduled for the coming months, including a fundraiser show this Thursday featuring The Callous Daoboys, Abacus, Cramped Casket, and Dryrot.