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Best bars in Charleston

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“People to rave about this spot for getting a southern kick. You'll find a long wait for a table here almost any day so plan accordingly! ”
82local recommendations
Steakhouse
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“Halls has, arguably, the best steak in Charleston. Their creamed spinach is my favorite. BUT it’s their Sunday Gospel Brunch that’s really not to be missed ”
112local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“My Charleston home bar! Live music by some of my close friends almost every night here, punch bowls if you're partying with several people, plus a patio rooftop! Definitely try the “Double Standard” if you like something a little spicy.”
63local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“A 1930's vibe restaurant with a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying cocktails and views. ”
73local recommendations
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“An ever-changing menu of locally sourced Southern dishes served in a restored Victorian-era home.”
77local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fleet Landing really shines at lunch. The view is maybe the best of any restaurant in Charleston. This is the place to get a fried shrimp basket, slaw and hush puppies! The she crab soup is also worthy of praise. ”
56local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Large cocktail bar/club with outdoor patio. Mostly young professionals dancing and enjoying this spot with DJ’s for entertainment on the weekends!”
43local recommendations
Bar
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“Right Across the street. Try the whipped feta, absolutely delicious! This turns into a great bar at night too! ”
40local recommendations
Cafe
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“One of our favorite places to enjoy an afternoon! They have a great courtyard and serve local/regional craft beer, coffee, and sandwiches. ”
54local recommendations
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“Our favorite! A must stop for a drink before you head to dinner or maybe on your way home. Can't beat the atmosphere and friendly neighborhood company.”
30local recommendations
Night Club
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“Grabbing a cocktail at this rooftop and watching city lights at night is quite memorable”
40local recommendations
Bar
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“Amazing homemade Italian pasta and fare! Intimate dining environment great for couples or groups alike.”
35local recommendations
Sushi Restaurant
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“If you like Sushi, you will love this restaurant. The interior has a great vibe and you will probably meet the manager Kimball who is wonderful as well!”
37local recommendations
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Amazing paella during happy hour (5pm-7pm) 7 days a week - make sure you're not in a hurry as the paella takes 45-60 minutes to make!”
27local recommendations
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“when you want good food (diner inspired) in the King street area that is a bit more casual. Love the patty melt! Moscow Mules are also a must!”
37local recommendations
Night Club
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“Spacious outdoor patio and smaller indoor dance area with VIP section. The inside and outside here are very different from each other- if you're not a club scene person, stick with the outdoor area for sure.”
26local recommendations