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Graft Wine Shop Parties Like It’s 1999 — And Beyond

A look at Eater Charleston’s Bar of the Year

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

A Charleston wine bar with a great music, approachable sommeliers, and queue-worthy pop-ups? As the great Prince said, “I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.” Sounds too good to be true, but hip North Central wine bar/shop Graft makes it happen.

At Eater Charleston’s Bar of the Year Graft, co-owners Femi Oyediran and Miles White take the stuffiness out of wine with their charm, knowledge, and a killer soundtrack of Prince, Fela Kuti, Saint Jhn, and James Brown.

Though the bar offers snacks like cheese, tinned seafood, and “The Best Potato Chips Ever, Dude,” Graft regularly invites guest chefs to pop up at the King Street space. From Philly cheesesteaks to burgers to pizza, the bar hosts a diverse spectrum of cuisines.

One of the most recent pop-ups was from pizza truck Dough Boyz. Eater photographer Leslie Ryann McKellar visited the bar to capture the experience.

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