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Eater Readers on the Best Happy Hours in Charleston

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It's after lunch on Friday, which means many are considering their post-work drinking options. In that very spirit, Eater Readers weighed in on a dozen happy hours across Charleston they swear by, whether it's for cheap cocktails or bites or, in the case of one bar, a notable paella. But the list won't stop here. Leave your preferred post-work hangout in the comments, on Facebook or on the tipline and they'll be added. Note: the places below are in no particular order.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fish

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442 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-3474
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Fish's loyal following swears by the $6 dim sum and $4 cocktails offered up weekdays from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. But the King Street French/Asian spot recently changed their happy hour specials, adding half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays, $10 pad thai on Tuesday, etc.

2. Social Wine Bar and Restaurant‎

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188 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5665
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Social lives up to its name on weeknights, as people pile in after work for La Bubbly. The deal here? $4 for appetizers and plenty of their drinks.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-3631
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CO might have cropped up during the banh mi craze of 2012, but from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., dishes like pork belly buns and gyoza are the $4 special. Their happy hour is on weekdays, and includes $4 house drinks and a $5 signature cocktail.

4. Upper Deck Tavern

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353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-0002
King Street dive bar Upper Deck drops their prices on drinks from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays. An Eater reader also reported they host happy hours during Second Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

5. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

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14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 737-8701
Happy hour means it's Nickel and Dime time at Burwell's. Items on the appetizer list are either $5 or $10 and cocktails are $5 and champagne is $4. It's daily from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

6. O-Ku

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463 King St, Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-0112
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Half-priced rolls from 5 p.m. - 7p.m. often means a packed bar on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at King Street sushi stop O-Ku. There's also $3 off "specialty cocktails."

7. Octobachi

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119 Spring St.
Charleston, SC
Spring Street's Octobachi has so many specials, it can be hard to keep up with. During happy hour, it's a buck off booze. Also, it is possible to order sushi nachos, which is a tower of chips and fish.

8. Stars Grill Room

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
Earlier this year, Stars kicked off "Tap Wine Tuesdays," where wine is half-priced from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Appetizers, like mini burgers and oysters, get slashed to $3 at 5 p.m.

9. Cha Cha's Tequila Bar

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1409 Folly Rd, Charleston
SC, SC 29412
At least one Eater reader swears by the tequila-fueled happy hour over at Cha Cha's. There's free pool until 7 p.m., $4 margaritas and $10 tequila flights.

10. Barsa

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58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
Tapas restaurant Barsa dishes out half-price paella, in addition to a slew of drink specials. Weekdays, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

11. High Cotton Restaurant

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199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-3815
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Over in the High Cotton bar, "High Steppin' Happy Hour" happens every single day, with $4 beers and $5 wine and house drinks. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., daily.

12. Blind Tiger Pub

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36 & 38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-0088
A Charleston classic, Blind Tiger Pub pours domestic beers for $2.75 and well drinks for $3.75 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays, burgers are half off.

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1. Fish

442 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Fish's loyal following swears by the $6 dim sum and $4 cocktails offered up weekdays from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. But the King Street French/Asian spot recently changed their happy hour specials, adding half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays, $10 pad thai on Tuesday, etc.
442 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Social Wine Bar and Restaurant‎

188 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Social lives up to its name on weeknights, as people pile in after work for La Bubbly. The deal here? $4 for appetizers and plenty of their drinks.
188 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

3. CO

340 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
CO might have cropped up during the banh mi craze of 2012, but from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., dishes like pork belly buns and gyoza are the $4 special. Their happy hour is on weekdays, and includes $4 house drinks and a $5 signature cocktail.
340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

4. Upper Deck Tavern

353 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
King Street dive bar Upper Deck drops their prices on drinks from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays. An Eater reader also reported they host happy hours during Second Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.
353 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

5. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

14 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Happy hour means it's Nickel and Dime time at Burwell's. Items on the appetizer list are either $5 or $10 and cocktails are $5 and champagne is $4. It's daily from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401

6. O-Ku

463 King St, Ste A, Charleston, SC 29403
Half-priced rolls from 5 p.m. - 7p.m. often means a packed bar on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at King Street sushi stop O-Ku. There's also $3 off "specialty cocktails."
463 King St, Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Octobachi

119 Spring St., Charleston, SC
Spring Street's Octobachi has so many specials, it can be hard to keep up with. During happy hour, it's a buck off booze. Also, it is possible to order sushi nachos, which is a tower of chips and fish.
119 Spring St.
Charleston, SC

8. Stars Grill Room

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Earlier this year, Stars kicked off "Tap Wine Tuesdays," where wine is half-priced from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Appetizers, like mini burgers and oysters, get slashed to $3 at 5 p.m.
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. Cha Cha's Tequila Bar

1409 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC, SC 29412
At least one Eater reader swears by the tequila-fueled happy hour over at Cha Cha's. There's free pool until 7 p.m., $4 margaritas and $10 tequila flights.
1409 Folly Rd, Charleston
SC, SC 29412

10. Barsa

58 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403
Tapas restaurant Barsa dishes out half-price paella, in addition to a slew of drink specials. Weekdays, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
58 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403

11. High Cotton Restaurant

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Over in the High Cotton bar, "High Steppin' Happy Hour" happens every single day, with $4 beers and $5 wine and house drinks. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., daily.
199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

12. Blind Tiger Pub

36 & 38 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
A Charleston classic, Blind Tiger Pub pours domestic beers for $2.75 and well drinks for $3.75 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays, burgers are half off.
36 & 38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

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