Local Information

Spartanburg, aka Sparkle City or Hub City, is located in the Upstate of South Carolina. The town was first established as a courthouse village in the 1780s and had a front seat to several battles during the Revolutionary War. Several railroads converged in downtown, creating a wheel-shaped center, which earned the town its official nickname: Hub City. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the textile industry was prominent in the area and nearly forty mills were built over that time.

Today, Spartanburg is a diverse community with a historic and vibrant downtown. The main square is just a couple of blocks away from where our contra dances are held and offers many options for an excellent meal.

Restaurant recommendations close to our venue:

Venus Pie Pizzeria (across the street)
Mellow Mushroom: Tasty pizza
Nu-Way Restaurant and Lounge: Dive bar with excellent burgers
Lime Leaf: Delicious Thai
Groucho’s Deli: Sandwiches
Wild Wing Cafe: Sports bar/restaurant
Monsoon Noodle House: Asian fusion fare
Wild Ace Pizza & Pub: Pizza, can be ordered by the slice
Miyako Sushi Group: Sushi and other Japanese fare

Check out Spartanburg Visitors Bureau Dining Guide for even more options.