The subtropical climate in the Lowcountry makes cold drinks a necessity here, and while porches seem ideal for sipping, you really should get out every now and then. Whether you like craft beer, Bud Light, vintage wines, cheap hooch, or fancy cocktails, there's a bar in Charleston for you.
You may find a new favorite or an old standby on this list of top spots to visit in the Holy City for a libation (or three). Bookmark this page and try a new one every weekend.
This list goes through the standards for the scene. For the hot, new establishments check out the Cocktail Heatmap.
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, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.