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9 Spots to Begin a Night in the Holy City

Where to go for a good time

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With such a plethora of options, it can be difficult to land on a starting point to set the tone before heading to a game, concert, or night out in Charleston. The debate is over – these seven destinations will provide a buzz, quick bites, and plentiful drinks necessary to get the group going.

Note: Map points are listed in geographical order and are not ranked. Did we miss your favorite spot? Show it some love in the comments or send us an email.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. DIG In The Park

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1049 E Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 225-5201
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DIG in the Park is situated in Park Circle – minutes from the North Charleston Coliseum, where residents find many of the Lowcountry’s best concerts and sporting events. The expansive patio has numerous TVs, cornhole, and is dog friendly. Several beers are served on tap ,alongside a menu filled with bar favorites such as loaded nachos and boneless wings.

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2. Cannon Green

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103 Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 817-7311
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Built with the goal of providing a gathering place for small or large groups, Cannon Green has vast space both inside and outdoors in the courtyard. Mingle at the bar during happy hour or reserve The Trolley Room for the group. The high-class ambiance and unique architecture provide a memorable backdrop, and the prices match the experience.

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3. Revelry Brewing Co

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10 Conroy St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-6194
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Craft beer, rooftop conversations, and sunsets – that’s Revelry. Weekly events will provide a change of pace the pregame festivities.

4. Warehouse

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45 Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 202-0712
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Found hidden among houses on Spring Street, Warehouse has the feel of a neighborhood hangout while being just steps away from the King street bar scene. Couches and small high-tops can be found up front; pool and foosball are in the back. Despite the departure of Top Chef Charleston contestant Emily Hahn in September, the kitchen is still churning out modern comfort food that fits the casual bar setting. Don’t miss the deviled eggs, which come topped with a fried oyster.

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5. O-Ku

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463 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-0112
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The decor is refined, and the menu will satisfy the sushi addict as well as the friend who won’t touch raw fish. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., violinist Seth Gilliard can be found playing covers of songs by Ed Sheeran or Avicii creating an unparalleled ambiance. After dinner, head a block down King street to The Cocktail Club, an upstairs, speakeasy-style bar serving handmade libations and punch bowls.

6. Bay Street Biergarten

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549 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 266-2437
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Enter another Charleston bar that has undergone recent improvements. Bay Street Biergarten provides customers the chance to pour their own German-style beers with rotating taps located on the tables. Simply swipe your card and start pouring. TVs and picnic tables are located outside with another bar, and menu items like “Freaky Tater Tots” with bacon jam are there to pick at in between sips. Start the night here before heading to a rooftop or bar near the Waterfront Park.

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7. Blind Tiger Pub

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36-38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 872-6700
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After a renovation in 2016, Blind Tiger is back and thriving on Broad street in the historic French Quarter. Expect to find impressively creative pub food, like buffalo cheese curds and the truffle duck plate. Head out the back door to a tree-lined courtyard that feels like a well-groomed backyard. An additional bar is stationed in this comfortable setting to serve the group Moscow mules and local draft beers.

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8. Red's Ice House

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98 Church St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 388-0003
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Snack on the local seafood and enjoy the daily happy hour specials on Shem Creek before heading to the next destination for the night. An easy-going mood floats about the airy waterside restaurant.

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9. Locals

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1150 Queensborough Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 388-5114
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This Mount Pleasant sushi joint offers a large beer selection in addition to their iconic “Monday Funday” sushi special. The vibe is full of life, and the massive menu is loaded with shareable items. 24 sushi roll varieties are offered for under six dollars and appetizers, like housemade guacamole, are half-off. After dinner, head outside for live music or over to Shem Creek Park where several Mount Pleasant bars are located.

Locals

1. DIG In The Park

1049 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
DIG

DIG in the Park is situated in Park Circle – minutes from the North Charleston Coliseum, where residents find many of the Lowcountry’s best concerts and sporting events. The expansive patio has numerous TVs, cornhole, and is dog friendly. Several beers are served on tap ,alongside a menu filled with bar favorites such as loaded nachos and boneless wings.

1049 E Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

2. Cannon Green

103 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
Be Wonderstruck By the Space at Spring Street Stunner Cannon Green Chloe Gilstrap

Built with the goal of providing a gathering place for small or large groups, Cannon Green has vast space both inside and outdoors in the courtyard. Mingle at the bar during happy hour or reserve The Trolley Room for the group. The high-class ambiance and unique architecture provide a memorable backdrop, and the prices match the experience.

103 Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Revelry Brewing Co

10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC 29403

Craft beer, rooftop conversations, and sunsets – that’s Revelry. Weekly events will provide a change of pace the pregame festivities.

10 Conroy St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Warehouse

45 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
Warehouse
jwkpec.com

Found hidden among houses on Spring Street, Warehouse has the feel of a neighborhood hangout while being just steps away from the King street bar scene. Couches and small high-tops can be found up front; pool and foosball are in the back. Despite the departure of Top Chef Charleston contestant Emily Hahn in September, the kitchen is still churning out modern comfort food that fits the casual bar setting. Don’t miss the deviled eggs, which come topped with a fried oyster.

45 Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The decor is refined, and the menu will satisfy the sushi addict as well as the friend who won’t touch raw fish. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., violinist Seth Gilliard can be found playing covers of songs by Ed Sheeran or Avicii creating an unparalleled ambiance. After dinner, head a block down King street to The Cocktail Club, an upstairs, speakeasy-style bar serving handmade libations and punch bowls.

463 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Bay Street Biergarten

549 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Enter another Charleston bar that has undergone recent improvements. Bay Street Biergarten provides customers the chance to pour their own German-style beers with rotating taps located on the tables. Simply swipe your card and start pouring. TVs and picnic tables are located outside with another bar, and menu items like “Freaky Tater Tots” with bacon jam are there to pick at in between sips. Start the night here before heading to a rooftop or bar near the Waterfront Park.

549 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Blind Tiger Pub

36-38 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
blind tiger Erin Perkins

After a renovation in 2016, Blind Tiger is back and thriving on Broad street in the historic French Quarter. Expect to find impressively creative pub food, like buffalo cheese curds and the truffle duck plate. Head out the back door to a tree-lined courtyard that feels like a well-groomed backyard. An additional bar is stationed in this comfortable setting to serve the group Moscow mules and local draft beers.

36-38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Red's Ice House

98 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Red’s

Snack on the local seafood and enjoy the daily happy hour specials on Shem Creek before heading to the next destination for the night. An easy-going mood floats about the airy waterside restaurant.

98 Church St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

9. Locals

1150 Queensborough Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Locals

This Mount Pleasant sushi joint offers a large beer selection in addition to their iconic “Monday Funday” sushi special. The vibe is full of life, and the massive menu is loaded with shareable items. 24 sushi roll varieties are offered for under six dollars and appetizers, like housemade guacamole, are half-off. After dinner, head outside for live music or over to Shem Creek Park where several Mount Pleasant bars are located.

1150 Queensborough Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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