Charleston Nightlife

Just because the sun set doesn't mean you have to. Charleston is a city that is just as electric at night as it is during the day. If you want to dance the night away or just enjoy a few drinks and quality time with friends you can find the atmosphere you are looking for in Charleston. With everything from rooftops to speakeasy-inspired bars, there's a setting for everyone.

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

Located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, specializes in fresh, local, sustainable seafood, a wide variety of oysters, clams & shellfish and a full service bar.

Bay Street Biergarten

In the atmosphere of a traditional Biergarten, enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern-made cuisine alongside international beers on tap at the bar & directly at your table.

Crooked Crown

Crooked Crown is a popshop/cocktail bar serving King of Pops gourmet popsicles, craft cocktails, local brews, tasty tamales, alcoholic poptails and good times for all!

Fatty's Beer Works

We tell the story of our favorite beverage through the history of the greatest time-traveling brew master the world has never known. Taproom at 1436 Meeting Street open daily!

Frothy Beard Brewing

Intimate microbrewery offering tours plus pints, flights & to-go growlers of hand-crafted beer.

Honkytonk Saloon

Honkytonk Saloon, the Lowcountry's only Country music venue. Offering live music, award winning BBQ and a boot-stomping good time.

Josephine Wine Bar

Chef-driven French wine bar in downtown Charleston A new breed of wine bar Joséphine combines elevated food and approachable wines and cocktails in a relaxed convivial setting

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

Serving freshly roasted coffee & boasting over 20 rotating taps. Relax in their spacious courtyard with a sandwich, pastry or slice of quiche prepared daily by local bakeries.

Mercantile and Mash

Located in the Cigar Factory, Mash is a cozy American spirits-driven bar offering a thoughtfully crafted selection of domestic whiskeys, beer, wine and craft cocktails.

Oyster House

Join us in O-Bar for happy hour, dinner or cocktails. Sample oysters from across the country and enjoy cocktails crafted from local ingredients.

Republic Garden & Lounge

Republic Garden & Lounge offers exquisite small plates and contemporary bar fare. Sip innovative cocktails or choose from extensive wine and champagne offerings.

Stems and Skins

Full service, neighborhood bar with a focus on natural wines, classic cocktails and beer. Selection of charcuterie and cheese, small plates and Mediterranean-style bar snacks.

The Alley

The Alley offers an experience unique to Charleston. In addition to 8 bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features a 150 seat restaurant, 40ft bar and event space.

The Charleston Pour House

Charleston's home for live music, featuring two stages, 300+ concerts a year, large outdoor deck, farm-to-table restaurant, a food truck & the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market.

The Cocktail Club

An upscale lounge with rooftop terrace offering an extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors & farm-to-shaker beverages alongside a menu of light fare.

The Washout

The Washout is your true family friendly hangout! We've got live music nightly, free parking, and great food at great prices. There's something for everyone at The Washout!

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