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8 Super Cheap Drink Deals in Charleston

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Fancy cocktails full of rare liquors are fun, but sometimes you just want to slap down a dollar and grab a cold one. Here, writer Brian Wilder makes recommendations for drinking on the cheap in the Holy City.

Presented in no particular order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge

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15 Magnolia Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 769-0228
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$1.50 Miller High Life and PBR at Voodoo: Charleston’s perennial tiki bar serves up some of the cheapest, well, cheap beer around during happy hour.

2. Upper Deck Tavern

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353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-0002
$1.50 PBR Drafts at Upper Deck Tavern: Every Monday, from 8 p.m. to close, the Deck slings 16 ounce servings of suds. The perfect way to wash the bad taste of a new work week out of your mouth.

3. Local 616

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616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 414-7850
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$2 Coors Original Bottles at Local 616: Everyone’s favorite bartender, Dwayne Mitchell, and his merry band of behind-the-bar misfits serve up those little, brown bombers for two bucks, all day, every day.

4. Faculty Lounge

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391 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1353
$1 PBR and $2 Fireball Shots During HH at Faculty Lounge: Sensing a trend here? One of the more impressive happy hours I’ve come across, Faculty gives you that good good for the cheap cheap, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every weekday.

5. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

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817 Saint Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 751-4001
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$5 Loaded Mex1can Ashtrays at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina: Catch a good buzz by letting the bartender add tequila to their traditional Ashtray for just a five spot.

6. Tasty Thai & Sushi

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350 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-8813
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$2 House Bourbons, every Tuesday, at Tasty Thai Downtown: Sure, there are plenty of places that have $2 bourbon nights, but combine that with a killer sushi special, and you have the makings of a fantastic (and frugal) evening.

7. The Low Down Oven & Bar

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967 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-7569
$1.50 Budweiser Cans During Happy Hour at Low Down Oven & Bar: What was once an Andolini’s location is now the last bastion of both freedom and frugality, because nothing says “‘Merica!” more than grabbing a cold Bud for less than the change you’ll find in your couch.

8. Home Team BBQ

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1205 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 225-7427
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$1 PBR Cans, every Monday, at Home Team BBQ West Ashley: If you like to mix confessional-style jam performances with your alcohol consumption, consider your Mondays permanently booked. [Photo: Home Team]

1. Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge

15 Magnolia Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
$1.50 Miller High Life and PBR at Voodoo: Charleston’s perennial tiki bar serves up some of the cheapest, well, cheap beer around during happy hour.
15 Magnolia Dr
Charleston, SC 29407

2. Upper Deck Tavern

353 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
$1.50 PBR Drafts at Upper Deck Tavern: Every Monday, from 8 p.m. to close, the Deck slings 16 ounce servings of suds. The perfect way to wash the bad taste of a new work week out of your mouth.
353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

3. Local 616

616 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
$2 Coors Original Bottles at Local 616: Everyone’s favorite bartender, Dwayne Mitchell, and his merry band of behind-the-bar misfits serve up those little, brown bombers for two bucks, all day, every day.
616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Faculty Lounge

391 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403
$1 PBR and $2 Fireball Shots During HH at Faculty Lounge: Sensing a trend here? One of the more impressive happy hours I’ve come across, Faculty gives you that good good for the cheap cheap, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every weekday.
391 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

817 Saint Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
$5 Loaded Mex1can Ashtrays at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina: Catch a good buzz by letting the bartender add tequila to their traditional Ashtray for just a five spot.
817 Saint Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

6. Tasty Thai & Sushi

350 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
$2 House Bourbons, every Tuesday, at Tasty Thai Downtown: Sure, there are plenty of places that have $2 bourbon nights, but combine that with a killer sushi special, and you have the makings of a fantastic (and frugal) evening.
350 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

7. The Low Down Oven & Bar

967 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
$1.50 Budweiser Cans During Happy Hour at Low Down Oven & Bar: What was once an Andolini’s location is now the last bastion of both freedom and frugality, because nothing says “‘Merica!” more than grabbing a cold Bud for less than the change you’ll find in your couch.
967 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

8. Home Team BBQ

1205 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
$1 PBR Cans, every Monday, at Home Team BBQ West Ashley: If you like to mix confessional-style jam performances with your alcohol consumption, consider your Mondays permanently booked. [Photo: Home Team]
1205 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

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