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You don't have to settle for PBR if you want a cheap drink.
You don't have to settle for PBR if you want a cheap drink.

Charleston Cheap Cocktails: Where To Drink Up

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You don't have to settle for PBR if you want a cheap drink.

There's no shortage of $10+ cocktails in Charleston, but where do you go when money is tight and you still want a buzz? Here's a handy dandy map of places practically giving the bar away. Some are just during happy hour or certain days, so plan accordingly.

Bars are presented in geographical order. If we missed your favorite deal, leave it in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fish

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442 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-3474
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French-Asian restaurant Fish celebrates happy hour longer than the competitors. Sunday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., grab a seat at the bar and order a $4 well liquor drink. If you get peckish, there's $6 dim sum and other nibbles.

2. Barsa

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58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
Spanish tapas hangout Barsa offers $3 well drinks and $3 off their specialty cocktails during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.). If you're feeling hungry, the paella is discounted during these hours as well.

3. FUEL Charleston

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211 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-5959
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Caribbean-influenced Fuel has lots of deals for drinkers from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m during the week. $6 Cadillac Margaritas, $4 house Margaritas, $4 Grand Ma shots, $4 Jäger shots, $5 featured drinks, and $3 house liquors. Just don't let all that drinking mess up your bocce game — they have a court.

4. The Cocktail Club

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479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-9411
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Celebrate $5 Wednesday bourbon happy hour (5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.) at The Cocktail Club. $5 is a steal for brown liquors that normally go for $10. Relax in the swanky atmosphere with a glass (or two) of Bulleit, Blanton's, or one of their many other choices.

5. Mynt

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135 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 718-1598
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It's a dance club at night, but to entice patrons before the sun goes down, Mynt offers cheap booze. The specials vary, but on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., guest can order $1 vodka and $1 bourbon. It's probably going to burn a lot on the way down, but what do you expect for a dollar? If that's not your style, mojitos are $3 during Monday's happy hour.

6. Pearlz Oyster Bar - West Ashley

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9 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 573-2277
At raw bar Pearlz, it's all about $3 liquors, $1 oysters, and $3 champagne during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during the week. They're always busy, so get there early.

7. Burn's Alley

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354 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6735
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It's a little hard to find, but you'll be rewarded with $2 house liquors if you can locate Burn's Alley before 7:30 p.m. during the week. It's a no-frills type of place, but it's cheap.

8. The Rarebit

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474 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 974-5483
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The famous Moscow Mules are only $5 during happy hour. Pair with a big plate of French fries.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-3631
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Specialty cocktails are just $5 at Asian fusion restaurant Co from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week. They also offer food specials starting at $4.

10. Republic Reign

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The patio at Republic Reign is the place to be during happy hour. From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., premium cocktails are just $5. There's a heavy discount on wines, food, and beer, as well.

11. Upper Deck Tavern

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353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-0002
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the week, Upper Deck Tavern offers $2 off its already cheap liquor. And it's not just PBR here — the bartenders have a few cocktail tricks from their years in service. Or order a Jameson neat.

12. A C's Bar & Grill

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467 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-6742
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This college dive bar offers deep discounts from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week. House hooch is $3 and call liquors are $4. There's always something weird on the televisions here or a killer soundtrack to keep you entertained while you enjoy your beverage.

13. Recovery Room

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685 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-0999
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Recovery Room, the grown-up dive bar, offers $2.75 well liquors during happy hour (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week). Owner Chris "Boston" DiMattia's bar is just the place to hide after a long work day.

14. Faculty Lounge

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391 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1353
To entice patrons to come out before sunset, Faculty Lounge offers steep discounts on Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The deals include $1 PBR drafts, $3 well liquor drinks, $5 specialty cocktails, and $6 top-shelf whiskeys. This is one of the few Saturday happy hours in town.

15. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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NoMo superstar Edmund's Oast keeps a rotating happy hour list full of $4 deals, including a cocktail from mixologist mastermind Jayce McConnell. It could be a punch or any number of potent libations. Check in between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during the week to take advantage of the deal.

16. Vickery's

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1313 Shrimp Boat Ln
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-4440
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The views of Shem Creek are spectacular at Vickery's and so are the happy hour deals. During the week, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., well liquor goes for just $3.

17. Red Drum

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803 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-0313
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Depending on the evening, Mount Pleasant staple Red Drum has a rotating list of cocktail specials. It might be half-off vodka night or perhaps $5 margaritas at happy hour. The patio is the place to be when the weather is nice.

18. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

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714 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-3287
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Stop by Moe's Crosstown Tavern during the week for $3 well drinks from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Treat yourself to a burger with all the money you saved.

19. HŌM

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563 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 573-7505
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Monday through Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., hamburger haven HoM offers deep discounts on domestic beers like $1.5 PBRs. Glasses of wine are $5 and a shot of Fireball with a side of High Life is $5.

1. Fish

442 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
French-Asian restaurant Fish celebrates happy hour longer than the competitors. Sunday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., grab a seat at the bar and order a $4 well liquor drink. If you get peckish, there's $6 dim sum and other nibbles.
442 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Barsa

58 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403
Spanish tapas hangout Barsa offers $3 well drinks and $3 off their specialty cocktails during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.). If you're feeling hungry, the paella is discounted during these hours as well.
58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. FUEL Charleston

211 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Caribbean-influenced Fuel has lots of deals for drinkers from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m during the week. $6 Cadillac Margaritas, $4 house Margaritas, $4 Grand Ma shots, $4 Jäger shots, $5 featured drinks, and $3 house liquors. Just don't let all that drinking mess up your bocce game — they have a court.
211 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

4. The Cocktail Club

479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Celebrate $5 Wednesday bourbon happy hour (5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.) at The Cocktail Club. $5 is a steal for brown liquors that normally go for $10. Relax in the swanky atmosphere with a glass (or two) of Bulleit, Blanton's, or one of their many other choices.
479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Mynt

135 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
It's a dance club at night, but to entice patrons before the sun goes down, Mynt offers cheap booze. The specials vary, but on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., guest can order $1 vodka and $1 bourbon. It's probably going to burn a lot on the way down, but what do you expect for a dollar? If that's not your style, mojitos are $3 during Monday's happy hour.
135 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401

6. Pearlz Oyster Bar - West Ashley

9 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
At raw bar Pearlz, it's all about $3 liquors, $1 oysters, and $3 champagne during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during the week. They're always busy, so get there early.
9 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

7. Burn's Alley

354 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
It's a little hard to find, but you'll be rewarded with $2 house liquors if you can locate Burn's Alley before 7:30 p.m. during the week. It's a no-frills type of place, but it's cheap.
354 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. The Rarebit

474 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
The famous Moscow Mules are only $5 during happy hour. Pair with a big plate of French fries.
474 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. CO

340 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Specialty cocktails are just $5 at Asian fusion restaurant Co from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week. They also offer food specials starting at $4.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

10. Republic Reign

Charleston, SC 29403
The patio at Republic Reign is the place to be during happy hour. From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., premium cocktails are just $5. There's a heavy discount on wines, food, and beer, as well.

11. Upper Deck Tavern

353 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the week, Upper Deck Tavern offers $2 off its already cheap liquor. And it's not just PBR here — the bartenders have a few cocktail tricks from their years in service. Or order a Jameson neat.
353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

12. A C's Bar & Grill

467 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
This college dive bar offers deep discounts from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week. House hooch is $3 and call liquors are $4. There's always something weird on the televisions here or a killer soundtrack to keep you entertained while you enjoy your beverage.
467 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

13. Recovery Room

685 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Recovery Room, the grown-up dive bar, offers $2.75 well liquors during happy hour (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week). Owner Chris "Boston" DiMattia's bar is just the place to hide after a long work day.
685 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

14. Faculty Lounge

391 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403
To entice patrons to come out before sunset, Faculty Lounge offers steep discounts on Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The deals include $1 PBR drafts, $3 well liquor drinks, $5 specialty cocktails, and $6 top-shelf whiskeys. This is one of the few Saturday happy hours in town.
391 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

15. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
NoMo superstar Edmund's Oast keeps a rotating happy hour list full of $4 deals, including a cocktail from mixologist mastermind Jayce McConnell. It could be a punch or any number of potent libations. Check in between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during the week to take advantage of the deal.
1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

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16. Vickery's

1313 Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
The views of Shem Creek are spectacular at Vickery's and so are the happy hour deals. During the week, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., well liquor goes for just $3.
1313 Shrimp Boat Ln
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

17. Red Drum

803 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Depending on the evening, Mount Pleasant staple Red Drum has a rotating list of cocktail specials. It might be half-off vodka night or perhaps $5 margaritas at happy hour. The patio is the place to be when the weather is nice.
803 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

18. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

714 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Stop by Moe's Crosstown Tavern during the week for $3 well drinks from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Treat yourself to a burger with all the money you saved.
714 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

19. HŌM

563 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Monday through Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., hamburger haven HoM offers deep discounts on domestic beers like $1.5 PBRs. Glasses of wine are $5 and a shot of Fireball with a side of High Life is $5.
563 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

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