Traveling to True/False

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:

For reservation information, call: 
573-875-7000.

For reservation information, call
573-875-8888
or email [email protected]

For reservation information, call:
573-445-1800

For reservation information, call:
(573) 443-8000

PARKING

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.

GETTING AROUND

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:

DINING

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!

11ELEVEN

1111 E. Broadway • 573.818.6207 • Modern World Bistro: Columbia’s premier dining experience. 7 days a week, 6am-11pm

ADDISON’S AMERICAN GRILL

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

B&B BAGELS

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

BARRED OWL BUTCHER 

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.

BILLIARDS ON BROADWAY

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

BONSAI SUSHI

308 S. Ninth • 573.441.1001 • Great sushi, tea, and drinks. Lunch 11am to 2:30pm; Dinner 4pm-10pm

BROADWAY BREWERY

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

BROADWAY DINER

22 S. Fourth St • 573.875.1173 • Snug, old-school spot with hearty American bites. Mon-Tue, 5am-3pm; Wed-Sun, 5am-10pm

BUBBLECUP TEA ZONE

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

CAFE BERLIN

220 N. Tenth • 573.441.0400 • Best Breakfast in town, hands down. Breakfast, 8am-2pm daily; Bar/Music, Mon-Sat 5pm-late

CANDY FACTORY

701 E. Cherry • 573.443.8222 • Recipes using the finest ingredients. Mon–Fri  9:30am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed

COLEY’S AMERICAN BISTRO

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

DRINKRAFT TASTING CAFE

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

FLAT BRANCH PUB & BREWING

115 S. Fifth • 573.449.0400 • Microbrewed beer and pub grub. 7 days a week, 11am–midnight

GLENN’S CAFE

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

GOOD FOOD CO. POP-UP FOOD HUB

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

GUMBY’S PIZZA

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

HAROLD’S DOUGHNUTS

114 S. Ninth • 573.239.8995 • Craft doughnuts made from scratch. Love your craft. 7 days a week, 6am – 2pm

THE HEIDELBERG

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

HOUSE OF CHOW

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

INDIA’S HOUSE

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

INTERNATIONAL CAFE

26 S. Ninth • 573.449.4560 • Authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Mon-Sat, 10:45am-9pm.

KALDI’S COFFEE (official coffee sponsor)

29 S. Ninth • 573.874.2566 • Freshly roasted coffee & espresso, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & bakery. Mon–Fri, 6am–10pm; Sat & Sun,  7am–10pm

LA SIESTA

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

LE BAO ASIAN EATERY + BAR

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

MAIN SQUEEZE

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

MIDICI ITALIAN KITCHEN

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).

NOURISH CAFE & MARKET

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

PICKLEMAN’S

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

PIZZA TREE

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

PRESSED, A BLEU CONCEPT

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.

RANGE FREE

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

THE ROOF

 1111 E. Broadway • 573.875.7000 • Raising the Bar: Cocktails, small plates, and desserts overlooking the city. Open at 4pm daily.

ROOM 38 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

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

SEOUL TACO

1020 E. Broadway • 573.441.8226 • Fast-Casual Korean BBQ tacos, rice bowls, burritos and more! Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am

SHAKESPEARE’S PIZZA

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

SMOOTHIE KING

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

SPARKY’S ICE CREAM

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

SUB SHOP

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

SYCAMORE  

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

TELLERS

820 E. Broadway • 573.441.8355 • Hot and happening gallery, bar, and bistro. Mon–Sat, 11am–1:30am; Sun, 11am–midnight

UPRISE BAKERY

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)

UNIVERSITY CLUB CATERING

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