This Is the Charleston, SC, Nightlife You Need to Experience

While Charleston is a quaint, historic city by day, when the sun goes down, the city becomes completely transformed into a sleek, modern social setting. You have to experience the thrill of Charleston, SC, Nightlife during your next vacation. Take a look at a few of our top recommendations for all types of evening adventures that will have you longing for more time out on the town. And, if you’d like other suggestions on what to do in the area, make sure you check out our Insider’s Guide to Charleston to uncover everything you need to do on your visit to Charleston, SC.

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Our Recommendations for the Best Charleston Nightlife

For the Best Craft Cocktails: The Cocktail Club

Find The Cocktail Club on Charleston’s bustling bar scene on Upper King Street. This upscale lounge offers an extensive menu of perfectly balanced craft cocktails infused with unique flavors. You’ll also enjoy the beautifully restored architecture of the 1880s building that creates the atmosphere of authentic, classic Charleston.

For Fantastic Craft Beer: Pour Taproom

Pour craft beer straight from the tap at Pour Taproom. Take your glass to the large wall lined with over fifteen taps, and make your selection. Not only is this one of the best places to sample fantastic local and regional brews, but it doubles as one of the best rooftop bars on Upper King Street.  Step onto the open-air patio to sip and savor while taking in the vibrant city of Charleston.

For a Drink by the Beach: The Windjammer

If you’re looking to enjoy a drink overlooking the beach, you have to go to The Windjammer. This bar is an extremely popular local favorite! Stop in to listen to live music every night of the week, and even order late-night bites and snacks. You’ll never get tired of the Windjammer’s cold beer and great music paired with amazing ocean views.

For Live Music: The Royal American

Speaking of live music, The Royal American is a great option to listen to local bands in the heart of downtown Charleston. You’ll find this unique bar within an old iron forge building that has been transformed into an intimate place to drink beer, sip on craft cocktails, bite into a hearty late-night meal, and of course, listen to fantastic performers. Take a seat on the large outdoor patio on a warm night, and settle in for toe-tapping tunes that last well into the evening.

For Dancing: Prohibition

This swanky, speakeasy-inspired bar has a fantastic dance floor. DJs set up on the stage and play music ranging from top 100 hits to hip-hop to traditional South Carolina “shag.” And, when you’re tired of showing off your moves, make your way to the lovely outdoor courtyard bar to grab some fresh air. If you’re looking to go out for a night of dancing, this is the place to do it!

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