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Where to Go for $4 Liquor, Cheap Drinks, and Affordable Snacks

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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.Or if you're bad at keeping track of these sort of things, please consult yesterday's dive map — the booze is always dirt cheap at those establishments.

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1. Social Wine Bar and Restaurant

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188 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5665
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House liquors are just $4 during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) at Social Wine Bar. Wine, champagne, and snacks (try the house made chips with blue cheese fondue) are only $4 as well.

2. 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.

3. Stars

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
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King Street rooftop bar Stars just launched a newhappy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a handful of light bites from the kitchen and house-infused cocktail specials. The real deal, however, is Tap Wine Tuesday (ok, it's not a cocktail), but wines on tap are half-off. It's a steal.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar

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82 Society St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-1102
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Voted "Best Happy Hour in Hiding" by City Paper, Mediterranean-influenced Muse has some deals for those you venture to Society Street. Sunday through Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., they offer $4 blood orange Margaritas, Aperol spritzes, and Stoli cocktails.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. d.d. Peckers' Wing Shack

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1660 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 402-4567
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No happy hour needed at d.d. Peckers, because house liquor is $3.50 regular price. Go for the cheap hooch, stay for the cheap wings.

12. 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.

14. 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.

15. High Cotton Restaurant

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199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-3815
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Who would have thought fancy fine dining place High Cotton had cheap drinks? From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the week, patrons can order $5 Maverick private label liquors, $5 Maverick wine, and $5 Maverick specialty cocktails.

1. Social Wine Bar and Restaurant

188 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
House liquors are just $4 during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) at Social Wine Bar. Wine, champagne, and snacks (try the house made chips with blue cheese fondue) are only $4 as well.
188 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

2. 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

3. Stars

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
King Street rooftop bar Stars just launched a newhappy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a handful of light bites from the kitchen and house-infused cocktail specials. The real deal, however, is Tap Wine Tuesday (ok, it's not a cocktail), but wines on tap are half-off. It's a steal.
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar

82 Society St, Charleston, SC 29401
Voted "Best Happy Hour in Hiding" by City Paper, Mediterranean-influenced Muse has some deals for those you venture to Society Street. Sunday through Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., they offer $4 blood orange Margaritas, Aperol spritzes, and Stoli cocktails.
82 Society St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. d.d. Peckers' Wing Shack

1660 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407
No happy hour needed at d.d. Peckers, because house liquor is $3.50 regular price. Go for the cheap hooch, stay for the cheap wings.
1660 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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.

15. High Cotton Restaurant

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Who would have thought fancy fine dining place High Cotton had cheap drinks? From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the week, patrons can order $5 Maverick private label liquors, $5 Maverick wine, and $5 Maverick specialty cocktails.
199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

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