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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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Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge

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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.

Upper Deck Tavern

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$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.

Local 616

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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.

Faculty Lounge

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$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.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

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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.

Tasty Thai & Sushi

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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.

The Low Down Oven & Bar

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$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.

Home Team BBQ

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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]

Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge

$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.

Upper Deck Tavern

$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.

Local 616

$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.

Faculty Lounge

$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.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

$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.

Tasty Thai & Sushi

$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.

The Low Down Oven & Bar

$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.

Home Team BBQ

$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]

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