The team from Uptown Social has done a masterful job at taking the space at 587 King St. from cinder block walls and a dirt floor to a bar full of personality and warmth. When asked how the partners at NYC Best Bars added character to their first Charleston establishment, owner Mitchell Banchik says that attention to details is the key. “We built with bricks that look old and ceiling tiles that are hand painted, so that no two tiles look the same. You may not catch that when you look up, but it gives you the feeling that it’s been there forever.”
“It’s the sort of work that has to be done on sight,” says partner Randy Shehady, “You can’t really put it on paper.”
Unknowing patrons walking in to Uptown Social probably won’t guess that nothing in the bar has been there for more than five months. The interiors a reflective of Charelston’s history and also of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, where many of the NYC Best Bars establishments are located.
Take a look around the first floor here. Uptown Social also has two event spaces on the second floor, along with a rooftop deck.
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