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Charleston SC Bars

Charleston is known for its food and drinks, and the hot weather makes it ideal for sipping some of the cities’ finest craft refreshments. Here’s a list of some of the best bars in Charleston to visit while you are here.

Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House

This tap house celebrates craft beer and food-to-table cuisine. You can stop by for food or just to try one of their nearly 50 beers on tap. The tap house is open late and has a late-night happy hour; you can also stop by on Sundays for half off all 22oz bottles. The bar is located in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston, so it is a perfect place to stop by at the end of your night.


One of the top Charleston bars, located on King Street, serves incredible classic cocktails, with a 1920s twist! Home to delicious comfort food, live music, and swing dance nights, all within the confines of a 1920s era decor, Prohibition is the place to be when out on the town.

Revelry Brewing Co.

Revelry’s brewery is located in the north-central part of downtown in an old warehouse and has one of the best rooftops in the city. The brewery serves a variety of their own beer, including an American Pale Ale, a Gullah Cream Ale, and a New England style IPA.

Palmetto Brewing Co.

Not far from Revelry is South Carolina’s first post-prohibition brewery. The brewery has a large tasting room and plenty of beers on tap.

The Bar at Husk

This century-old exposed brick bar really gives the feel of Charleston. Located next to the famed Husk restaurant, this bar has one of the largest selections of bourbon on the peninsula, and the bartenders are always coming up with a Charleston twist to classic drinks.

The Gin Joint

This fun craft-cocktail bar is a great place to go if you can’t decide what you want to drink. The cocktail menu changes every season to use fresh and local ingredients, but none of their drinks use vodka; the owner says it’s because every bad cocktail has vodka in it and they only want to serve the best. If you can’t make up your mind on which drink you want, you can always pick the “Bartender’s Choice” for a surprise and let them know what flavors you want such as “tart” or “fizzy.”

Visit the Best Bars in Charleston and More

Charleston is a city known for its creative bars, and these are just a few of the best bars in Charleston to visit during your trip. If you would like further recommendations for Charleston bars to try out, we invite you to download our FREE Insider’s Guide to Charleston.

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