The subtropical climate in the Lowcountry makes cold drinks a necessity, and while porches seem ideal for sipping, getting out every now and then is ideal. Whether it’s the need for craft beer, Bud Light, vintage wines, cheap hooch, or fancy cocktails, there's a bar in Charleston to suit everyone’s needs.
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).
This list goes through the standards for the scene. For the hot, new establishments check out the Cocktail Heatmap. For more grungy establishments check out the top 10 dive bars in Charleston.
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