From the team at sports/party bar Uptown Social comes two new Charleston restaurants — Share House and Bodega. The spaces opened over the weekend at 23 Ann Street, just off the always-busy King Street.
Share House is a coastal cantina with colorful, beach-y interiors. Custom surfboards from local artist Jenn Griffith and vintage photos of beachgoers cover the walls. The restaurant boasts two bars, a stage for live bands, a space for DJs, and televisions for all the games. It’s basically a one-stop fun shop.
The Share House bar focuses on tropical cocktails, including the signature drink Orange Crush, which is fresh orange juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda. For food, chef Alec Gropman puts out a menu of tuna sliders, crab cake sandwiches, and California-style nachos. Share House opens daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bodega is the permanent outpost of the former Bodega pop-up at Uptown Social. The interiors have many nods to New York culture with subway tiles, a “Post No Bills” wall with graffiti from the same artist as Share House’s surfboards, and a decorative shelf of dried goods (like those found in a city bodega). Gropman planned the menu to reflect classic NYC fare like a bacon, egg, and cheese on a hard roll and a chopped cheese sandwich. Bodega offers an extensive coffee menu, from Dustin Mattson, served with Counter Culture beans and also has a full bar for those in need of a bloody mary. Bodega opens daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Take a tour through the two spaces here.