International Conference on Romanticism

Greenville, SC

Yeah, That Greenville

Nestled up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of South Carolina’s Upcountry, you’ll find Greenville. Greenville’s friendly, thriving downtown pulses with things to do year-round. From one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and art galleries to museums, tours and outdoor activities, Greenville is a welcoming retreat for visitors of every age and explorers of every type. 

600 restaurants? Are you serious?

Greenville is quickly becoming known as a “Foodie paradise,” with an enticing and diverse collection of dining experiences and cuisines – from traditional to global to downright eclectic.

Conference Hotel

All conference events, including panels and keynotes, will be in or very near the Hyatt Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC. Conference rates will be available through late September as availability remains. More information to come soon.

Featured Eats and Drinks


Smoke on the Water

Serving affordable comfort food in a warm inviting atmosphere. Specialties are include – baby back ribs, creamy macaroni, and Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. The restaurant’s busy bar has one of Greenville’s best happy hours.

1 Augusta St #202; call ahead seating available at (864) 232-9091


Coffee Underground

A cozy, below-street-level gathering spot featuring an underground theater with live shows and independent film screenings, this tucked-away favorite sits beneath Ristorante Bergamo off Main Street. Stop by for brunch or freshly made desserts and coffee.

1 East Coffee St.; 864.298.0494


Larkin’s on the River

Larkin’s on the River offers award winning steaks, fresh seafood, and an eclectic wine list. Located on the Reedy River, behind the Peace Center in downtown Greenville, Larkin’s is Greenville’s premier restaurant and catering facility.

318 S. Main St; (864) 467-9777


SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar

A vibrant yet sophisticated lounge with a lively full service bar and rooftop patio that offers unique small plates, wines by the glass, extensive whiskey labels, and SIP’s signature cocktails. Televisions showing key sporting events are located both inside and on the patio.

103 N Main St #400; (864) 552-1916


Trappe Door

Belgian inspired food knows no bounds, building flavors from the surrounding farmland. Sweet flirts with savory with bold spices and plenty of seafood including Belgium’s national dish, Moules Frites. The Trappe Door’s 10 taps and 150+ bottles contain the highest-quality Belgian beers and include some of the rarest beer available in the US today.

23 W Washington St.; 864.451.7490


Willy Taco

Featuring fresh and made-from-scratch tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and even burgers. This super trendy eco-conscious tex-mex restaurant has a fun atmosphere featuring a great bar with many tequila options.

217 Laurens Rd.; (864) 412-8700