What’s New in Charleston This Summer

What’s New in Charleston This Summer

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With its vibrant culturerich historyexquisitely-preserved architectureidyllic coastal locationcelebrated dining scene and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s best loved travel destinations. Come, experience what’s new in the Charleston area this summer!

Accolades
New Restaurants
Restaurant News
Accommodations
Retail
Tours & Attractions
Highlighted Special Events

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NEW RESTAURANTS

BAR ROLLINS | @barrollins
194 Jackson Street, Charleston
barrollins.com

Bar Rollins pop-up will have a permanent home on Jackson Street. Described as a “wine dive bar” by owner Chris Rollins, Bar Rollins will focus on natural wine and snacks. What makes them so popular? They don’t take themselves so seriously, pour great bottles, and as the slogan goes, “Bar Rollins Loves You.” While there has been no official opening date, the bar has been said to open soon. 

BEVI BENE BREWING CO. | @bevibene_brewing
1859 Summerville Ave, Charleston
bevibenebrewing.com

Family-owned Bevi Bene Brewing is a lager focused brewery that also will serve hard kombucha. The message is simple–to drink well. This means drinking genuine crafted beer and genuine kombucha while enjoying time with friends. The head brewer is creative with his techniques and will include local South Carolina ingredients. Get excited to go visit Charleston’s only lager and kombucha brewery. Bevi Bene Brewing will be officially welcoming guests in June 2022. 

BOUNTY BAR | @thebountybar
15 Center Street, Folly Beach 

The new Bounty Bar is a “little sister” concept by The Royal American. Serving delicious food and drinks, the Bounty Bar is now open replacing the old Wiki Wiki Sandbar. This neighborhood bar opened in April 2022. 

CABANA BURGERS AND SHAKES |@cabanaburgers
2664 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant
cabanaburgers.com

With its first location on John’s Island, this burger joint has set out to create a restaurant that the whole family can enjoy. Their goal centers around amazing customer service, dishes crafted from carefully sourced produce and meats, and to make every one of their customers smile. After all, Burgers + Shakes = Happiness. The new location opened its doors in May. 

CAFE EUGENIA | @cafeeugenia
209 Farm Lake View Rd, Kiawah Island
cafeeugenia.com

Café Eugenia, a brand-new cafe and gourmet market named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue, uses locally sourced ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks, and more. The concept has been the dream of Chef Bea Shaffer for years and will be located near the Lakeside Park next to Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill. Cafe Eugenia had their grand opening on April 2022. 

CAPTAIN HARRY’S BLUE MARLIN BAR | @chscuisine
Hutson Street, Charleston
holycityhospitality.com

Captain Harry’s Blue Marlin Bar is Charleston’s smallest bar with only four bar stools inside. This new bar is located inside the small space on Hutson Alley right between 39 Rue de Jean and Coast Bar and Grill. Despite the small number of barstools inside, there are tables located outside for guests to sit. The bar has canned beers, cocktails and frozen drinks along with fried shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops and crab dip! 

The bar was originally located on Cumberland Street back in the 70s, then moved to John Street in the 90s and now will be back in Hutson Alley. Charleston’s smallest bar opened May 2022. 

Captain Harry’s

CINNAHOLIC | @cinnaholic.kingstreet
415 King Street, Charleston
cinnaholic.com

Cinnaholic’s delicious cinnamon rolls and sweet treats are coming to King Street. All of these fresh baked goods are vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free. Cinnaholic will cater to all types of events such as small or large weddings, conferences and conventions. The official opening date has yet to be announced, but is coming soon. 

HOLEY CITY BAGELS | @holeycitybagels.com
43 Cannon Street, Charleston
holeycitybagels.com

The delicious Holey City Bagels has sold the airstream and moved to 43 Cannon Street. The new bagel location opened its special hand-rolled and water-boiled bagels June 2022.

Holey City Bagels

ISLANDER 71 FISH HOUSE & DECK BAR | @islander71iop
41st Ave, Isle of Palms
islander71.com

Islander 71 is aiming to be the bar that describes the way of life in Isle of Palms in the 70’s. Life was easy going and kids rode their bikes around freely, dads drank beer on the beach while moms sunbathed to a golden brown. Good vibes and laughter filled the air and they will fill the air at Island 71 as well. Islander 71 opened May 2022.  

Islander 71

LAURA | @laurasummerville101
101 North Main Street, Summerville
laurasummerville.com

Laura will be chef Nico Romo’s ode to his Italian grandmother of the same name. Look for traditional Italian family recipes Romo grew up eating, from bolognese to tagliatelle. Romo operates restaurants in downtown and Mount Pleasant (Bistronomy and Nico), but this is his first in Summerville, which opened June 2022. 

MINERO | @mineroji
3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island
minerorestaurant.com

Chef Shamil Velazquez, of Delaney Oyster House, will assume the role of executive chef at the Johns Island Minero, as well as retain his position at Delaney. Velazquez says that his vision for the new place is to lean into larger, dinner-style entrees that aren’t just tacos. He recognizes the fan favorites, but wants to offer other options and a larger array of seafood. The restaurant plans to open on Johns Island in June 2022. 

PHILOSOPHIA | @philosophia_mp
909 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant
philosophia.com

Philosophia is a recently opened Mediterranean and Greek restaurant serving dinner only in Patriots Plaza in Mount Pleasant. Started by Justin and Dimitri, the two friends grew up together on Long Island and have been inseparable since 1st grade. Once Justin ended up in Charleston for what seemed like it would be a while, Dimitri joined him and they both worked at the Mills House Hotel. From there the dream of Philosophia came back to life for the two lifelong friends. “This restaurant is built on the foundation of a friendship which holds its fondest memories and experiences looking out over the Aegean Sea, sharing mezethes and white wine, and reminiscing the journey that has brought us to this point.” The delicious restaurant opened April 2022. 

THE QUINTE OYSTER BAR | @thepinchhotel
36 George Street, Charleston
methodco.com

Method Co., the team behind Philly’s lauded rustic Italian restaurant and hotel Mulherin’s Sons will expand to Charleston this spring with The Pinch, yet another boutique property plus restaurant. Claiming two Victorian-style structures dating back to the 1860s, the hotel will offer two dining engagements, one of which is The Quinte, a turn-of-the-century-themed oyster house and cocktail lounge. Guests will be able to saddle up to a 18-seat marble oyster bar at The Quinte Oyster Bar this fall. 

RANCHO LEWIS | @rancholewis
1503 King Street, Charleston
rancholewis.com

John Lewis, owner of Lewis Barbecue, is excited to announce the opening of his new restaurant where he will be bringing a taste of West Texas to Charleston. The restaurant is inspired by John’s childhood, where he grew up on the border in El Paso, Texas. The atmosphere and cuisine is intended to relate to the Western Texas and New Mexico region. The restaurant opened April 2022. 

Rancho Lewis

RAW LAB | @raw.lab.chs99 South Market Street, Charleston
empireoyster.com

Kevin Joseph, the founder and CEO of Empire Oyster and New York Oyster Week, introduces the world’s only omakase-style raw bar in historic downtown Charleston. Raw Lab is not like every other restaurant with a raw bar inside, it is exclusively a raw bar. Serving nine courses throughout the entire meal, one will not regret this one-of-a-kind experience. The unique new raw bar experience opened In February 2022.

ROOTED BOTTLE MARKET & BAR | @rootedbmb
3510 Park Avenue Blvd, Mount Pleasant
rootedbottleshop.com

Rooted is Mount Pleasant’s newest neighborhood wine and beer shop and bar that will carry tip top wines from boutique wineries and breweries from around the world. Rooted will focus on natural and organic products. Rooted Bottle Market & Bar was started by Kevin Regan, Peter Demereset and Bill Hoffman and opened in April 2022. 

SULLIVAN’S FISH CAMP | @sullivansfishcamp
2019 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island
sullivansfishcamp.com

Everyone’s getting geared up for the new restaurant coming to Sullivan’s Island right next to Co-Op. Sullivan’s Fish Camp will have 1970s beach vibes with everyone’s favorite foods like lobster rolls, oysters, and key lime pie. The new seafood restaurant opened May 2022.

Sullivan’s Fish Camp

TIERRA AL MAR | @tierraalmarmtp
778 S. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant
owensdininggroup.com

Chef Patrick Owens’ fourth restaurant has opened in Mount Pleasant serving Latin American cuisine. Tierra al Mar offers local seafood and seasonal produce that changes depending on the season. The menu also includes an assortment of tacos, seasonal vegetables and smoked meats and proteins. This new restaurant has been inspired by the travels of Chef Owens. Opened March 2022. 

Tierra al Mar

VERN’S | @verns_chs
41 Bogard Street, Charleston
vernschs.com

In 2016, long-time McCrady’s chef de cuisine Daniel “Dano” Heinze left for Los Angeles along with McCrady’s bar manager, and now wife, Bethany Heinze. The couple has returned to the Lowcountry with an idea for a new Cannonborough/Elliotborough restaurant named Vern’s. It will be a neighborhood American bistro named after Dano’s grandfather Vernon Heinze. Dano will be the chef and operations manager, and Bethany will run the front of house and the beverage program. Opening 2022. 

WEEZY’S ICE CREAM & COCKTAILS | @weezysicecreambar
3293 Maybank Highway, Johns Island 

Weezy’s Ice Cream & Cocktails is a little ice cream parlor that decided to add cocktails. Weezy’s serves over 36 delicious and unique flavors of ice cream with several topping options to add. The parlor is family-friendly with an adult-friendly option of liquor shakes and crafted cocktails. The ice cream shop also has a food menu to enjoy. The new creamery opened April 2022.

RESTAURANT NEWS

ATLYSS FOOD CO. | @atlyssfoodco
Mobile Food Trailer
atlyssfoodco.com

The local pre-packed food company is now launching its mobile food trailer after being in Charleston since 2019. Atlyss Food Co. has been operating out of the Ghost Kitchen in North Charleston and is run by Jenny Gaddy. Atlyss works with local farmers like Fire Ant Farms, Chucktown Acres and Wishbone Heritage Farms to create its prepackaged meals. Jenny says that the trailer was the next step in her vision of creating a sustainable business and will allow for new customers to find and learn about Atlyss Food Co.

CO-OP FROSE & EATERY | @coopsullivansuncensored
190 Gardners Circle, Johns Island
thecoopsi.com

Co-Op Frosé and Eatery will be opening a new location in Freshfields Village. The cafe will be open daily and serve sandwiches, coffee, and its famous Frosé. Johns Island location opened May 14, 2022.

BAGUETTE MAGIC | @baguettemagic
73 Spring Street, Charleston
baguettemagicchs.com

Baguette Magic, currently located on Folly Road, is opening a new location downtown. The delicious James Island cafe and bakery is owned by two sisters who share a love of bread and working together. Opening is targeted for June 10, 2022. 

ISLAND PROVISIONS | @islandprovisionschs
221 St. Philip Street, Charleston
islandprovisions.com

Known as the “Local’s Joint,” Island Provisions is a fine neighborhood market and gathering place on Johns Island, SC. Inspired by their favorite coffee bars, food halls, bottle shops, and all-day cafes of America and beyond…they believe in wholesome foods, great beverages, stellar service, and a welcoming vibe. A new location downtown is coming July, 2022.

MA’AM SAAB | @maamsaabchs
251 Meeting Street, Charleston
maamsaabchs.com

Former Pakistani pop-up restaurant Ma’am Saab is expanding to brick-and-mortar. Born out of chef and co-owner Maryam’s longing to share the flavors of her home with Charleston, Ma’am Saab serves comfort food from Pakistan, such as kebabs and pakora. A summer opening is planned.

ACCOMMODATIONS

THE PINCH | @thepinchhotel
36 George Street, Charleston
thepinch.com

At the intersection of King and George Streets in Charleston, South Carolina, The Pinch (from Philadelphia-based Method Co.) will add another address to the city’s luxury hotel scene. The luxurious rooms come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities. The Pinch is now open to Charleston locals and visitors.

RETAIL

THE BEAUFORT BONNET COMPANY | @thebeaufortbonnetcompany
157 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island
thebeaufortbonnetcompany

The Beaufort Bonnet Company creates upscale items for babies and children born with a refined sense of style. Founded in 2012, the company evolved from a few styles rooted in Beaufort, SC to a lifestyle children’s brand headquartered in Lexington, KY. The Beaufort Bonnet Company encourages families to embrace childhood and strives to help make memories sweeter. Now sold online and in approximately four hundred retail locations, The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s line has expanded to include a range of baby and children’s apparel, and gifts. The new Kiawah location had its grand opening in May 2022.

THE DRIP LOUNGE | @thedriploungeiv
564 King Street, Charleston
thedriplounge.com

The Drip Lounge will debut its brick-and-mortar location on King Street this summer after operating as a mobile drip lounge for the past year. The Drip Lounge’s goal is to promote healing from within in a fun and safe environment. The IV Therapies aim to hydrate, recover and energize while relaxing within the comfort of their relaxing lounge area. The Drip Lounge opened May 2022. 

LUMINARY | @luminarylifestyle
501 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah Island
luminarylifestyle.com

Luminary, founded in 2018 in the heart of Rosemary Beach, captures a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication. Situated off the Village Green next to Holly & Brooks, Luminary speaks to those who possess effortless elegance and appreciate understated luxury. It strives to fuse travel, discovery, and diverse cultures through its curated collections in fashion, home, and design. The boutique is opening soon.

SWEETGRASS AND SAND DOLLARS | @sweetgrassandsanddollars
1305 Theater Drive, Mount Pleasant
sweetgrassandsanddollars.com

A new boutique has opened in Mount Pleasant! Sweetgrass and Sand Dollars will carry women’s clothing and accessories. The boutique had its grand opening May 2022.

TARGET | @target
211 King Street, Charleston
target.com

Target is now open on King Street in the old Forever 21 building.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

BUFF CITY SOAP | @buffcitysoap
1500 North US Highway, Mount Pleasant
buffcitysoap.com

Buff City Soap was founded in 2013 by Brad Kellum as a plant-based, cruelty free, and free of animal fats and harsh soap. The company currently has more than 200 locations across the country and is now bringing it right here to Mount Pleasant. With the residents of Mount Pleasant being passionate about living healthy lifestyles along with keeping their ocean and environment clean, this is a great new location for Buff City Soaps to flourish. Buff City Soap is open now. 

CREDIT ONE STADIUM | @creditonestadium
161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island
creditonestadium.com

After a Covid-19 hiatus, the Credit One Stadium is back and better than ever thanks to businessman Ben Navarro. Renovations of the stadium include: a 35,000 square foot stage house that contains flat screen TVs and a golf simulator, 7,000-11,000 additional seats, suites with private patios and kitchen usage, increase in restroom facilities and an upgraded VIP club with a view of Center Court. The stadium is ready to go for this summer’s large lineup of exciting concerts. 

EUBANKS PARK RENOVATIONS | @GooseCreekSC
100 Old Moncks Corner Rd, Goose Creek
cityofgoosecreek.com

Eubanks Park is undergoing renovations to promote inclusivity. This project has been long overdue as they wanted it to start three years ago. The renovations will include two playgrounds, a splash pad and a pavilion. The pavilion is planned to be named after one of the first historic black communities in Goose Creek, The Casey. The goal is to make sure that the playground is accessible for those with a variety of disabilities since not a lot of parks have this. The goal is to have the park finished by the end of the year. 

MUSIC FARM |@music_farm
32 Ann St., Charleston
musicfarm.com

The 30-year-old local music venue is officially back open! The improved venue will feature the following: New air conditioning, a new sound system, an updated green room, new lighting, and an updated bar + facilities. The venue’s capacity has been reduced to 650 to ensure the comfort of concertgoers. The Royal American will run the kitchen, serving up similar menu items to the eatery’s location on the Upper Peninsula. Music Farm reopened its doors April 2022. 

NOISETTE CREEK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE| @northcharleston
Noisette Creek, Charleston
northcharleston.org

Expanding the green space and passive recreational area of Riverfront Park, the Noisette Creek Pedestrian Bridge is proposed to connect the existing park to the north side of Noisette Creek.  As part of the overall vision for the north end of the former Navy Base, the bridge is the first piece of infrastructure to tie the two sides of the creek together.  It is the city’s goal to transform the industrial, underutilized portion of the former navy base into a bustling mixed-use development while giving the public access to the waterfront of the Cooper River. The bridge is scheduled for completion by July 2022.

HIGHLIGHTED SPECIAL EVENTS

BEYOND VAN GOGH | @vangoghcharleston
5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston
vangoghcharleston.com

Beyond Van Gogh is a new experience that uses still and moving art, showcasing over 300 of the artist’s works. Masterpieces will be freed from their frames and come alive, appear, disappear and flow across multi-surfaces. The experience will make the viewer feel as if they have stepped right into one of Van Gogh’s pieces. The exhibit is open July 16 – September 4, 2022. 

HIGH TIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL |@hightidemusicfestival
Riverfront Park, North Charleston
hightidefestival.com

The first annual High Tide Music Festival is an immersive music and lifestyle experience focused on creating special moments set against picturesque, coastal backdrops, making the destination as important as the journey. High Tide is excited to bring some of the biggest names in dance music to the Southeast. This summer festival begins June 25, 2022.

LIVE AT FIREFLY | @fireflydistillery
4201 Spruill Ave, North Charleston
fireflydistillery.com/live-music

Firefly Distillery, South Carolina’s oldest working distillery, is also one of Charleston’s best outdoor music venues with concerts all year round as part of their Live at Firefly music program. From national headlining acts to up and coming artists, you’re sure to see anyone from Whiskey Myers to The Flaming Lips. Each show offers a fun, outdoor concert experience at the distillery in Park Circle with sunset views over the marsh.

LOWCOUNTRY JAZZ FESTIVAL |@chsjazz
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston
gaillardcenter.org

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premier annual Smooth Jazz event, returns to the Charleston Gaillard Center with an outstanding lineup. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off September 3, 2022. 

PARTY AT THE POINT | @partyatthepoint
20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
partyatthepointcharleston.com

Charleston’s premier Happy Hour concert series takes place Friday evenings 5 – 9 PM, May through July. This family-friendly event is hosted on the beach at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Party at the Point will feature live music and plenty of food and drinks every weekend through July 8, 2022. 

RIVERFRONT REVIVAL |@riverfrontrevival
North Charleston Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave.
riverfrontrevival.com

Darius Rucker has finally put together his lifetime dream of having a music festival in his hometown. Riverfront Revival will be starting in the Lowcountry this Fall at the North Charleston Riverfront Park. This exciting two day event will have great music, drinks, food and arts for all to enjoy. The festival will take place October 8 – 9, 2022. 

SPOLETO FESTIVAL | @spoletofestivalusa
14 George Street, Charleston
spoletousa.org

America’s premier international performing arts festival is back for its 46th season from May 27-June 12. For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists. Spoleto Festival USA is one of the country’s most prestigious ensembles for young professional musicians. 

Spoleto Festival USA

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