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13 Frozen Drinks to Beat the Charleston Heat

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Frozen drinks are a mascot of summer, respite from the heat, and an essential libation to socialize over with company. As Charleston begins to head towards a heat that borders on insanity, stop in to one of these destinations to slow the burn. Whether it’s the basic frosé or another creative concoction, this map has Charleston covered.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rutledge Cab Co.

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1300 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 720-1440
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Dessert and alcohol all in one? That’s what’s going on with the spiked shakes at Rutledge Cab Company. Try the rich Rutledge Russian, made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, or get an energy boost from the espresso-vodka-and-Kahlua-filled Frozen Siberian. 

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2. Wild Dunes Resort’s Coastal Provisions

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200 Grand Pavilion Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 886-2200
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Frosé could not be hotter right now, and The Wild Dune’s Coastal Provisions has sun-soaked beach-goers looking for the beverage covered. Sip poolside or while enjoying the breeze on the terrace.

3. Taco Boy

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217 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 789-3333
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Tired of sipping Corona alongside tacos and guacamole? Check out Taco Boy’s original frozen screwdriver instead, which is filled with freshly squeezed orange juice and gives patrons the option to add a Grand Marnier floater.

4. Leon's Oyster Shop

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698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 531-6500
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The frozen gin and tonic at Leon’s is well documented, and rightfully so, as it is undeniably refreshing while remaining booze-heavy. For those who have sworn off gin, there’s a rosé slushie available to wash down all the fried chicken and oysters.

5. The Alley

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131 Columbus St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 818-4080
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For those looking for indoor entertainment on a hot day, head to The Alley and find a playground filled with bowling lanes, arcade games, and bar food. In addition to local beers and cocktails, the sports bar also features a frozen option — the 7/10 Split combines light, dark, and coconut rum with several juices to form a refreshing, tropical blend.     

6. Uptown Social

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587 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-1837
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Upper King Street gathering place Uptown Social has four different frozen drink varieties for patrons to enjoy on the expansive upstairs patio, which frequently plays host to local bands and DJs. The classic ginger beer and rum Dark and Stormy is served in slushy form, and the frosé is amped up with the addition of grapefruit.

7. Saltwater Cowboys

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130 Mill St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 856-0700
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This Shem Creek hot spot has a Miami Beach party feel on the weekends, as patio-goers vibe to the DJ stationed downstairs by the water. The Fozen Creekwacker filled with rum, Irish cream, amaretto, and cold brew coffee provides customers a cooling option with a kick of caffeine.

8. Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
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Stars may be flooded with bachelor and bachelorette parties, but it does offer one of the best rooftops in Charleston with the frozen drinks to match. Sip a frosé or the Bacardi rum and peach puree filled frozen bellini in the crowded setting built for socializing.

9. The Skinny Dip

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345 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 872-5610
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Pop into the Skinny Dip for a drink break during a day of King Street shopping. The collective concept fashion store doubles as a wine and coffee bar with ideal decor for an Instagram-able frosé picture. The upstairs space has an outdoor patio and snacks for patrons to enjoy alongside the beverage offering.

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10. Cane Rhum Bar

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251 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 277-2764
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Cane Rhum Bar offers a menu full of refreshing — and rum-based — cocktails to pair with Caribbean street food snacks. The frozen banana daiquiri isn’t the average too-sweet frozen beverage, as molasses-flavored Cruzen black strap rum gives it a deep, slightly rich flavor.

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11. Pawpaw - Southern Plates

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209 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 297-4443
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Hush puppies, biscuits, and frosé? Modern Southern restaurant Pawpaw’s version of the beverage — known as the Call an Uber Frozé — is elevated with the addition of Giffard Pamplemousse, a pink grapefruit liqueur. The spacious bar area is a great place to cool down while watching the East Bay Street tourists stroll by.

12. Home Team BBQ

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2209 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 225-7427
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Hometeam’s renowned frozen Gamechanger is a rum, coconut, and orange juice tropical creation that’s quite possibly the booziest beverage on this list. Enjoy alongside pulled pork or a hearty sandwich before heading back to the beach.

13. THE CO-OP Sullivan's Island

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2019 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 882-8088
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Make a pit stop for frosé at the Co-Op on the way to the Sullivan’s Island beach. The café offers patrons the trendy drink in a to-go pouch, and those looking for a little extra relaxation can opt for the CBD-infused version.

1. Rutledge Cab Co.

1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Rutledge Cab Co.

Dessert and alcohol all in one? That’s what’s going on with the spiked shakes at Rutledge Cab Company. Try the rich Rutledge Russian, made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, or get an energy boost from the espresso-vodka-and-Kahlua-filled Frozen Siberian. 

1300 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Wild Dunes Resort’s Coastal Provisions

200 Grand Pavilion Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Frosé could not be hotter right now, and The Wild Dune’s Coastal Provisions has sun-soaked beach-goers looking for the beverage covered. Sip poolside or while enjoying the breeze on the terrace.

200 Grand Pavilion Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

3. Taco Boy

217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

Tired of sipping Corona alongside tacos and guacamole? Check out Taco Boy’s original frozen screwdriver instead, which is filled with freshly squeezed orange juice and gives patrons the option to add a Grand Marnier floater.

217 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Leon's Oyster Shop

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The frozen gin and tonic at Leon’s is well documented, and rightfully so, as it is undeniably refreshing while remaining booze-heavy. For those who have sworn off gin, there’s a rosé slushie available to wash down all the fried chicken and oysters.

698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. The Alley

131 Columbus St, Charleston, SC 29403

For those looking for indoor entertainment on a hot day, head to The Alley and find a playground filled with bowling lanes, arcade games, and bar food. In addition to local beers and cocktails, the sports bar also features a frozen option — the 7/10 Split combines light, dark, and coconut rum with several juices to form a refreshing, tropical blend.     

131 Columbus St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Uptown Social

587 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Upper King Street gathering place Uptown Social has four different frozen drink varieties for patrons to enjoy on the expansive upstairs patio, which frequently plays host to local bands and DJs. The classic ginger beer and rum Dark and Stormy is served in slushy form, and the frosé is amped up with the addition of grapefruit.

587 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Saltwater Cowboys

130 Mill St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

This Shem Creek hot spot has a Miami Beach party feel on the weekends, as patio-goers vibe to the DJ stationed downstairs by the water. The Fozen Creekwacker filled with rum, Irish cream, amaretto, and cold brew coffee provides customers a cooling option with a kick of caffeine.

130 Mill St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

8. Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Stars may be flooded with bachelor and bachelorette parties, but it does offer one of the best rooftops in Charleston with the frozen drinks to match. Sip a frosé or the Bacardi rum and peach puree filled frozen bellini in the crowded setting built for socializing.

495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. The Skinny Dip

345 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Pop into the Skinny Dip for a drink break during a day of King Street shopping. The collective concept fashion store doubles as a wine and coffee bar with ideal decor for an Instagram-able frosé picture. The upstairs space has an outdoor patio and snacks for patrons to enjoy alongside the beverage offering.

345 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

10. Cane Rhum Bar

251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
cane bar Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

Cane Rhum Bar offers a menu full of refreshing — and rum-based — cocktails to pair with Caribbean street food snacks. The frozen banana daiquiri isn’t the average too-sweet frozen beverage, as molasses-flavored Cruzen black strap rum gives it a deep, slightly rich flavor.

251 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

11. Pawpaw - Southern Plates

209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hush puppies, biscuits, and frosé? Modern Southern restaurant Pawpaw’s version of the beverage — known as the Call an Uber Frozé — is elevated with the addition of Giffard Pamplemousse, a pink grapefruit liqueur. The spacious bar area is a great place to cool down while watching the East Bay Street tourists stroll by.

209 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

12. Home Team BBQ

2209 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Hometeam’s renowned frozen Gamechanger is a rum, coconut, and orange juice tropical creation that’s quite possibly the booziest beverage on this list. Enjoy alongside pulled pork or a hearty sandwich before heading back to the beach.

2209 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

13. THE CO-OP Sullivan's Island

2019 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Make a pit stop for frosé at the Co-Op on the way to the Sullivan’s Island beach. The café offers patrons the trendy drink in a to-go pouch, and those looking for a little extra relaxation can opt for the CBD-infused version.

2019 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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