The Super Bowl might as well be considered a national holiday, as nearly $100 million people tune in for the big game each year. Some choose to watch at home on the couch, but many other fans opt to take in the action at a local sports bar. When looking for a destination, beer and bar food are a must, and the establishment must also have big enough televisions to ensure a quality viewing experience for all. These 17 essential Holy City sports bars have NFL fans or those just looking forward to watching the commercials and halftime performances covered this Super Bowl Sunday.Read More
17 Charleston Sports Bars to Watch the Super Bowl
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1. Daniel Island Grille
Neighborhood hangout Daniel Island Grill has three locations in the Charleston area, each offering ample outdoor space and TVs for sports fans. Bring the family and dig into anything from “build your own” burgers to teriyaki tuna bowls.
2. Charleston Sports Pub
West Ashley bar Charleston Sports Pub offers creative takes on pub fare in a relaxed setting with $2 domestic beers during happy hour and plenty of craft on draft. The kitchen also has a burger topped with eight ounces of macaroni and cheese, in case customers want some extreme eats. Bonus: there’s also locations in Summerville, James Island, and Mount Pleasant.
Sushi and sports are not always synonymous, but Locals has paired the two concepts seamlessly as they serve up creative rolls alongside a draft selection filled with local beers. Find TVs indoors and outdoors to watch the game in between bites.
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4. Home Team BBQ
Pick a Home Team BBQ location for some of the best dry-rubbed wings around. The games will be on the screens, and the frozen Gamechangers and Irish coffees will be flowing.
5. Local 616
Local 616 makes for a super relaxed spot to watch any game. Owner Dwayne Mitchell will mix up plenty of cocktails for guests or pour a few beers. There’s also a back patio for those who need to chill out in between the action.
6. Moe's Crosstown Tavern
Moe’s Crosstown consistently puts out some of the best bar food around, and their burgers are always counted as some of the best in town. There also happens to be plenty of televisions on which to catch all the games. Oh, and beer. Lots of beer.
7. The Alley
Cheer on the teams from Columbus Street funland The Alley. This Sunday, find half-priced Bloody Marys, mimosas and frozen cocktails along with two specials in honor of the teams competing in the Superbowl. The 49ers-themed Frisco burger is topped with bacon and Swiss, while the Kansas City fried pork ribs pay homage to the Chiefs and their city’s famous barbecue.
8. Uptown Social
This massive establishment has over 40 TVs and four projector screens meant for sports viewing. Uptown Social’s food menu has all the bar food essentials from thin crust pizza to sliders or house-smoked wings. This Super Bowl Sunday, guests can find $6 personal pitchers and $7 carafes of bloody marys and mimosas to sip on while watching the game.
This crowded Spring Street hot spot is a solid place for sports viewing. Grab a bowl of Warehouse ramen or some dry-rubbed wings while watching the game on one of the TVs behind the bar or the larger projector screen that they pull down on special occasions.
10. Bay Street Biergarten
Bay Street Biergarten has so many televisions that it’s impossible to miss any of the moves. Grab some friends and slide into a booth to order one of BSB’s giant pretzels with beer cheese and a couple of pints.
11. King Street Dispensary
It might be jam packed with rowdy 20-somethings, but King Street Dispensary has the televisions, comfy booths and drink specials necessary while watching the action. The kitchen offers all the bar food essentials, like smoked chicken nachos or jumbo mozzarella sticks.
12. Charleston Beer Works
King street’s classic sports bar has the space and environment fans are after, as the upstairs often has the sound on for sporting events. Multiple bars, wings, and 40 beers on tap provide the necessary game-day vibe.
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13. The Brick
Conveniently located next to the Visitor Center just off King street, The Brick provides bar snacks and drink specials for patrons watching the games.
14. The Roost
Crowds pack in tight to watch the games at Avondale establishment The Roost. There’s plenty of wings, burgers and fried things on the menu to keep most sports fans happy.
15. Meeting at Market
This refined sports bar is hard to miss, as the big screen TVs can be seen through large windows when exiting the Charleston City Market. Expect high-end bar classics, comfy chairs, and a sophisticated setting inside Meeting at Market, which is attached to the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel.
16. Mac's Place
Chicago sports fans call Mac’s Place home and are happy to share their space filled with 14 TVs and a lively environment. The sports bar boasts hearty sandwiches, Irish pub grub and over 50 beers on tap.
17. The Break
Order a fried chicken sandwich or totchos at James Island sports bar The Break and settle into a booth to catch all the football action.
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