GETTING TO COLUMBIA
With connections through Chicago and Dallas/Forth Worth offered by American Airlines, and Chicago and Denver from United, flying into Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is more affordable and convenient than ever. The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with inexpensive taxi service available to all festival hotels; many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport. We’re proud of our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to fly to True/False.
For those who’d rather fly non-stop, Columbia is smack dab between two major airports: Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. Shuttles serve both airports, providing ground transportation from the airport to Columbia (approx. 2 hour drive). Schedule and rate information can be found on the MO-X website.
HOTELS AND LODGING
There are many of wonderful places to stay in Columbia and the surrounding area.
True/False encourages our guests to stay with one of our partnering hotels:
There are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False venues, as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown (most meters have a two-hour limit). Meters are enforced from 9am-7pm Monday through Saturday.
Parking in downtown city garages is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The 10th & Cherry garage is restricted to permit-only parking on the 2nd & 3rd levels; the restriction is only in place Thursday and Friday of the Fest. Hourly parking at the Short Street garage is available in metered parking spaces only during all of T/F. Spaces marked as “Reserved” are designated as such 24/7 and should not be parked in.
Please note that many bagged meters are used by T/F crew for loading and unloading throughout the Fest; we appreciated attendees leaving those spots free. Plan your parking strategy with this helpful info.
Riding on city buses (Go CoMO) is easy during the four days of the Fest (Thursday-Sunday). There is a downtown route that includes the University of Missouri and Stephens College campuses (total loop time: 20 minutes).
Download the handy Go CoMO app to track the bus in real time:
Go CoMO Loop Operating Hours:
Thursday, March 5: 6:30am to 7:00pm
Friday, March 6: 6:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7: 10am to 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8: None
WEATHER & DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA
This is the Show-Me State. Sometimes you’re best served by just sticking your head out the window to see what Mother Nature’s served up. That doesn’t help you much if you’re packing for your trip, though. So, plan for late winter temperatures hovering around the high 30s or low 40s. Pack your coat and mittens, but take solace in the fact that it’s only a short stroll between all of the screenings and special events.
Catch a glimpse into a day in The District:
We encourage our patrons to support the restaurants who support T/F. All of our recommended restaurants are also included on the map inside the back cover of the program. See the festival map as well!
1111 E. Broadway • 573.818.6207 • Modern World Bistro: Columbia’s premier dining experience. 7 days a week, 6am-11pm
709 Cherry • 573.256.1995 • Wide variety of entrees, inventive appetizers, and a late-night happy hour. Mon-Sat, 11am-1:30am, kitchen open until midnight; Sun, 11am-midnight
124 E. Nifong • 573.442.5857 • From scratch, the only real “New York Style” water bagel in central Missouri. 7 days a week, 6am-3pm
47 E. Broadway • 573.442.9323 • Seasonal, locally sourced restaurant and bar specializing in whole-animal butchery, house made charcuterie and craft cocktails. Kitchen open Tue-Sat, 4pm-10pm; bar open later.
514 E. Broadway • 573.449.0116 • Great place for Missouri craft beer, famous Billiards burger and fresh-cut fries. Mon-Sat opens at 11am; Sun at noon
308 S. Ninth • 573.441.1001 • Great sushi, tea, and drinks. Lunch 11am to 2:30pm; Dinner 4pm-10pm
816 E. Broadway • 573.443.2742 • Hand-crafted libations accompanied by local organic pub platters. Mon, 4pm–1:30am; Tue–Sat, 11am–1:30am; Sun, 10:30am–3pm, Brunch 9:30am-2pm
22 S. Fourth St • 573.875.1173 • Snug, old-school spot with hearty American bites. Mon-Tue, 5am-3pm; Wed-Sun, 5am-10pm
23 S. Ninth • 573.442.0654 • Offers hot & cold milk tea, brewed tea, slush & snow beverages, crepes & snacks. Mon-Thu, 10:30am- 8pm; Fri-Sat, 10:30am-9pm; Sun, noon-6pm
220 N. Tenth • 573.441.0400 • Best Breakfast in town, hands down. Breakfast, 8am-2pm daily; Bar/Music, Mon-Sat 5pm-late
701 E. Cherry • 573.443.8222 • Recipes using the finest ingredients. Mon–Fri 9:30am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed
15 S. Sixth • 573.424.0267 • A locally owned restaurant offering handcrafted American cuisine. Coley’s is a charming choice for any occasion or event. Mon-Thu, 11am-2pm, 4pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 4pm-9pm
300 N. Tenth • 573.777.5555 • Kombucha, tea and coffee bar.
Featuring cocktails & nitro cold brew coffee. Pop-up food events. Special T/F hours Thu-Sun, 10am-10pm
115 S. Fifth • 573.449.0400 • Microbrewed beer and pub grub. 7 days a week, 11am–midnight
29 S. Eighth • 573.447.7100 • Cuisine that uses all the flavors of the Mississippi Basin and Delta and its French roots. Mon – Thu, 11am–11pm; Fri & Sat, 11am–12am; Sun Brunch, 10:30am – 11pm
1023 E. Walnut, Ste 7 • 573.355.0188 • Food Hub supplied and staffed by aspiring local food entrepreneurs. From scratch grab-n-go foods lovingly created for on-the-go festers. Open for the fest from Thu-Sun from early to late
1201 E. Broadway • 573.874.8629 • Pizza, salads, Pokey stix, pepperoni rolls, and wings. Mon – Wed, 11am – 2am; Thu – Sat, 11am – 3am; Sun, 11am – 1am
114 S. Ninth • 573.239.8995 • Craft doughnuts made from scratch. Love your craft. 7 days a week, 6am – 2pm
410 S. Ninth • 573.449.6927 • Storied standby & bar with a collegial vibe supplying hot German potato salad & other comfort foods. Mon-Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm
2101 W. Broadway. Crossroads Shopping Center • 573.445.8800 • Traditional Chinese with a modern twist since 1981. Mon–Fri, 11–2; 4:30–9:30; Sat, 11–9:30; Sun, 12pm–9pm
1101 E. Broadway • 573.817.2009 • Bringing authentic northern Indian cuisine to central Missouri for 15 years. Sun–Tues, 11am–2:30pm and 5pm–9:30pm
26 S. Ninth • 573.449.4560 • Authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Mon-Sat, 10:45am-9pm.
29 S. Ninth • 573.874.2566 • Freshly roasted coffee & espresso, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & bakery. Mon–Fri, 6am–10pm; Sat & Sun, 7am–10pm
33 N. Ninth • 573.449.8788 • Great variety of traditional and Tex-Mex dishes. Home of the AVOCADO MARGARITA! Mon-Wed, 11am-midnight; Thu-Sat, 11am-2am; Sun 11am-8pm
1009 Park • 573.443.2867 • Columbia’s home for ramen and steamed buns. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 4pm-6pm, featuring food and drink specials. Mon-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
28 S. Ninth • 573.817.5616 • Columbia’s ONLY vegetarian kitchen with healthy, local, organic meals, fresh juices, and smoothies. Mon–Sat, 8am–8pm; Sun, 8am–5pm
1007 E. Broadway • 573.443.1900 • Authentic Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients 11am-11pm, 3-6pm and 9pm-close Happy Hour/Bar Menu ($2 off of liquor beer wine, appetizers).
1201 E. Broadway • 573.818.2240 • Locally sourced. Nutrient-dense. Full menu is gluten, soy, corn, and refined-sugar free. Mon–Fri, 7:30am–2:30pm; Sat & Sun, 8:30am–3pm
1106 E. Broadway • 573.875.2400 • 304 S. Ninth St. • 573.474.0008 • Gourmet sandwiches and pizzas made with fresh quality ingredients. 7 days a week, 10am–10pm
909 Cherry • 573.874.9925 • Not just pizza, it’s pizza art! Pizza by the slice 24/7. Sun–Wed, 11am–10pm; Thu–Sat, 11am–2am
803 E. Walnut • 573.424.6660 • State-of-the-art lounge and event space with an imPressive view. Specializes in craft cocktails, small plates and premium service. Mon-Sat, 4pm to late night.
110 Orr St. Ste. 101 • 573.777.9980 • Gluten-free, allergen-friendly bakery and cafe dedicated to speciality diets of all variety. Mon-Thu, 8am-6:30pm; Fri, 8am-6pm/9pm First Fridays; Sat, 10a-2pm; Closed Sun/Tues
1111 E. Broadway • 573.875.7000 • Raising the Bar: Cocktails, small plates, and desserts overlooking the city. Open at 4pm daily.
38 N. Eighth • 573.449.3838 • Modern global cuisine in a sophisticated contemporary setting. Mon–Sat 11am–1:30am; full menu served until 10pm, Sun 10am–3pm
1020 E. Broadway • 573.441.8226 • Fast-Casual Korean BBQ tacos, rice bowls, burritos and more! Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am
220 S. Eighth • 573.449.2454 • Many flatteringly regard us as Columbia’s finest. Sun–Thu, 11am–10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am–11pm; Pizza by the slice Mon–Fri, 11am–1:30pm
1203 E. Broadway • 573.607.9204 • 20+ meal-replacement smoothies, 50+ smoothies with 0g added sugar. Gluten free. Vegan options + cold brew coff ee blends. Thu, 7am-9pm. Fri, 7am-9pm. Sat, 8am-9pm. Sun, 10am-8pm
21 S. Ninth • 573.443.7400 • Didn’t think you could put that in ice cream? They did it anyway. 7 days a week, 11:30am–11pm
209 S. Eighth • 573.449.1919 • “The Best Buns in Town!” Appetizing hot sub sandwiches, desserts, and other tasty food. Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-10pm
800 E. Broadway • 573.874.8090 • Cozy, sophisticated venue, locally sourced New American fare, extensive cocktail list, craft beers, wine, local art. Special Fest Hours: LUNCH Mon–Sun, 11am–2pm; DINNER Mon–Sat, 5pm–10pm; BAR Thurs–Sat till Midnight
820 E. Broadway • 573.441.8355 • Hot and happening gallery, bar, and bistro. Mon–Sat, 11am–1:30am; Sun, 11am–midnight
10 Hitt • Bread, pastry, soup, salad, sandwich, espresso, beer, wine, whiskey. Special Fest Hours: counter open Mon–Wed 6:30am–8pm, Thur–Sat 6:30am–10:30pm, Sun 8am–8pm; Bar open daily until 1am (12am Sun)
Inside the Missouri Theatre & Jesse Auditorium Lobbies • 573.771.9060 • Muffins, whole fruit, box lunches, desserts, beverages. Fri, MO Theatre 1–10pm; Sat, 9am–10pm; Sun, 9am–4pm