The Velo Fellow

Greenville, South Carolina

The Velo Fellow

The Velo Fellow     Photo: Courtesy of Velo Fellow

Best for: Cyclists with a sense of history
This place would have gotten our nod based on the clever name alone, but when we found out that the centerpiece of its décor is a penny-farthing (you know, the old-timey bikes with massive front wheels and little bitty rear ones), we bumped it up on our list. Created as an homage to the British public house tradition, local drinking spots that often serve as the focal point of a community, the Velo Fellow is a classy-but-easygoing pub with archival B&W cycling images on the walls and a cozy brick, wood, and leather interior that makes you crave a pint of stout. Nobody would laugh if you wore your kit here, but the expected attire is post-ride woolies. Order up some fish and chips and an Alagash Black Belgian Pilsner, and wile away the evening listening to live jams.

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