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12 Stellar Happy Hours to Kick Off the Weekend

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It's Friday, and that means you probably need an adult beverage. Eater updated the happy hour map in honor of Cocktail Week 2013. Look here for all the best discounts on booze and cheap food. From tiki bars to wine on tap, there are plenty of good bargains in the Lowcountry. Take advantage of our research and leave work early—most of these offers start at 4:00 p.m. Leave a comment if your favorite spot was left off the list. Map is presented in no particular order.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Básico

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4399 McCarthy St
North Charleston, SC 29405
It's worth traveling to North Charleston to take advantage of Básico's $2 tacos and Tecates during their happy hour. The deal is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. Perhaps you'll spot some bathing beauties at the neighboring Mixson Bath & Racquet Club.

2. Triangle Char & Bar

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828 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 377-1300
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In addition to cheap drinks at happy hour, Triangle Char and Bar discounts Mexican fare on Tuesdays. For "Taco Tuesday," the restaurant offers $3 stuffed tortillas, Margaritas, mojitos and Coronas.

3. Voodoo

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15 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 769-0228
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Voodoo offers "tiki" hour during the week from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Between these hours, their fancy tacos (think barbecue duck and red curry chicken) are half off. Wash down your meal with a $1.50 PBR or a $4 glass of cava.

4. Barsa Tapas, Lounge, & Bar

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58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
Barsa offers a $1 discount on beers, $2 off glasses of wine, a $3 deduction on cocktails and $3 house liquor from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. Sometimes there's jazz and other times they offer their signature paella at a discount.

5. The Macintosh

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479 King St
Charleston, SC
(843) 789-4299
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From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., it's "Bacon Happy Hour" at The Macintosh on weekdays. This means you can nab a tasty snack from chef Jeremiah Bacon for only $5. Past dishes include pork belly sliders and roasted pork dip. A $5 cocktail is also offered.

6. The Cocktail Club

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479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-9411
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Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, The Cocktail Club offers "Early Shift" specials. The bar usually doesn't get crowded until after 9:00 p.m., so you can take advantage of $5 signature cocktails and a $5 special menu item before everyone else gets there.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-3631
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From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, Asian place CO offers $4 house sake, house wine, house liquor, draft beers and guava mimosas. If that wasn't enough, the $4 deal extends to select appetizers, such as gyoza and pork belly buns.

8. The Social Wine Bar

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House wines are only $4 during Social's happy hour. The restaurant is fairly quiet from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday), so take this time to savor a glass of La Bubbly at the handsome bar. Select snacks, like the Margherita pizza, are also only $4.

9. Republic Reign

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462 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Most of the bar food is $4-$5 during happy hour at Republic Reign. Take advantage of their outdoor patio and order a bottle of wine—they're half-price (under $200)Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The club doesn't get bumping until much later, so the atmosphere is more relaxed here while the sun is still out.

10. Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5755
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Oyster shooters are a steal at $2.50 and drinks are fairly cheap from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Pearlz. Champagne is only $3 and a dozen on the half shell will only set you back $8.95.

11. Stars Grill Room

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
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It's only one day a week, but Stars' "Tap Wine Tuesday" is one of the best deals around. Sit at the swanky bar and order a carafe of wine at a 50 percent discount (from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.). The restaurant also offers $3 mini burgers and bacon tater tots.

12. The Shelter Kitchen and Bar

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202 Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The "party patio" at The Shelter Kitchen and Bar is the biggest draw for this Mount Pleasant restaurant, but their happy hour isn't too bad either. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on weekdays, they offer really cheap domestic beers and half-off most of their appetizers, like fried pickles or pimento cheese.

1. Básico

4399 McCarthy St, North Charleston, SC 29405
It's worth traveling to North Charleston to take advantage of Básico's $2 tacos and Tecates during their happy hour. The deal is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. Perhaps you'll spot some bathing beauties at the neighboring Mixson Bath & Racquet Club.
4399 McCarthy St
North Charleston, SC 29405

2. Triangle Char & Bar

828 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
In addition to cheap drinks at happy hour, Triangle Char and Bar discounts Mexican fare on Tuesdays. For "Taco Tuesday," the restaurant offers $3 stuffed tortillas, Margaritas, mojitos and Coronas.
828 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

3. Voodoo

15 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Voodoo offers "tiki" hour during the week from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Between these hours, their fancy tacos (think barbecue duck and red curry chicken) are half off. Wash down your meal with a $1.50 PBR or a $4 glass of cava.
15 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

4. Barsa Tapas, Lounge, & Bar

58 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403
Barsa offers a $1 discount on beers, $2 off glasses of wine, a $3 deduction on cocktails and $3 house liquor from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. Sometimes there's jazz and other times they offer their signature paella at a discount.
58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. The Macintosh

479 King St, Charleston, SC
From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., it's "Bacon Happy Hour" at The Macintosh on weekdays. This means you can nab a tasty snack from chef Jeremiah Bacon for only $5. Past dishes include pork belly sliders and roasted pork dip. A $5 cocktail is also offered.
479 King St
Charleston, SC

6. The Cocktail Club

479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, The Cocktail Club offers "Early Shift" specials. The bar usually doesn't get crowded until after 9:00 p.m., so you can take advantage of $5 signature cocktails and a $5 special menu item before everyone else gets there.
479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. CO

340 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, Asian place CO offers $4 house sake, house wine, house liquor, draft beers and guava mimosas. If that wasn't enough, the $4 deal extends to select appetizers, such as gyoza and pork belly buns.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. The Social Wine Bar

Charleston, SC
House wines are only $4 during Social's happy hour. The restaurant is fairly quiet from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday), so take this time to savor a glass of La Bubbly at the handsome bar. Select snacks, like the Margherita pizza, are also only $4.

9. Republic Reign

462 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Most of the bar food is $4-$5 during happy hour at Republic Reign. Take advantage of their outdoor patio and order a bottle of wine—they're half-price (under $200)Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The club doesn't get bumping until much later, so the atmosphere is more relaxed here while the sun is still out.
462 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

10. Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Oyster shooters are a steal at $2.50 and drinks are fairly cheap from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Pearlz. Champagne is only $3 and a dozen on the half shell will only set you back $8.95.
153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

11. Stars Grill Room

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
It's only one day a week, but Stars' "Tap Wine Tuesday" is one of the best deals around. Sit at the swanky bar and order a carafe of wine at a 50 percent discount (from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.). The restaurant also offers $3 mini burgers and bacon tater tots.
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

12. The Shelter Kitchen and Bar

202 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The "party patio" at The Shelter Kitchen and Bar is the biggest draw for this Mount Pleasant restaurant, but their happy hour isn't too bad either. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on weekdays, they offer really cheap domestic beers and half-off most of their appetizers, like fried pickles or pimento cheese.
202 Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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