Spend the weekend in Charleston and you just may find yourself snapping a selfie with American actor and comedian Bill Murray. From his new eclectic eatery to the charming seaside town he calls home, we’ve rounded up the top sites to spot this celebrity in the Lowcountry. Scroll on to see!
Hip new hangout Harold’s Cabin, co-owned by Bill Murray and John Schumacher, is a fresh market Charleston café that incorporates a farm-to-table menu concept with a focus on vegetables and regional seafood, such as corn hush puppies and seawich sandwiches. The restaurant features a rooftop garden and grab-and-go market selections. Enjoy brunch at Harold’s, then head to Rutledge Cab Co. for dinner, a retro-style eatery serving traditional American fare, where Murray is part-owner.
Root, root, root for the RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, one of Murray’s favorite Charleston pastimes. Maintaining his role as “Director of Fun” and part-owner of the team, Murray can been seen on any given night at “The Joe.”
Named “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit in September 2011, Husk is hailed as one of the most important restaurants in the history of Southern cooking. Husk adheres to locavore philosophy and only stocks ingredients grown or harvested in the South. Make your reservation and you just may spot Murray, whose most recent visit was accompanied by James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock and “Parts Unknown” television personality Anthony Bourdain.
Rumored to be Murray’s coffee shop of choice, Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, located in the heart of downtown Charleston, is both locally owned and operated. Sip and savor a lavender latte in the garden courtyard to fuel your day and pop back over during happy hour for a cold brew to double your chances of spotting the star.
Nestled at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor and neighbor to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island is an inviting mix of wide beaches and watersports, history and folklore, local restaurants and shops, peace and perfect – just minutes from downtown Charleston. It’s no wonder Bill Murray chose to purchase a residence on Sullivan’s, recently named #6 “Happiest Seaside Town in America” by Coastal Living.
One of the Holy City’s favorite cocktail clubs, The Gin Joint is tucked away from Charleston’s East Bay Street. Peruse the seasonal cocktail menu, created around locally sourced products, and keep your eyes peeled for Murray, who has been said to enjoy a mint julep or two at the bar.