A vacation to Charleston SC is just that – a getaway from your every day hustle and bustle. And after relaxing on the beach with the sand between your toes and salty air blowing, you’re wondering what to do with your night. Whether you’re visiting Charleston with your closest friends, your significant other, or your family, with a variety of local restaurants, bars and activities, the nightlife on Folly Beach SC offers something for every occasion.

Girl’s Weekend

Rita's Seaside Grill on Folly Beach SC

Get glammed up with your gals for a night out on the [beach] town. Kick off what is sure to be a night of fun with dinner and live music at Rita’s Seaside Grille, serving up casual American fare and house smoked BBQ, topped off with happy hour drink specials and a side of live music.

For an authentic beach bar experience, take your girl tribe to Lowlife bar for dining on the patio, with local seafood bites and instagram worthy cocktails.  Lowlife puts the fun into crafting a lively cocktail menu with one-of-a-kind drinks named “Farmer Tan,” “Puff Mudslide,” “Slowlife” and the “Erik Estrada.”

Girlfriends celebrating at Lowlife Bar on Folly Beach SC

Romantic Escape

For a quieter night with that special someone, relax and enjoy fresh food and local craft beer at Chico Feo. A tucked away, unique little spot right next to Bert’s Market, features an ever changing seasonal menu, and serves locally sourced foods fresh from a farm, bakery, or ocean nearby. After enjoying dinner on their outdoor patio, walk just a block to the beach where you can stroll along the water and make your way down to Blu, Folly’s oceanfront bar. You can have drinks at a bar just about anywhere, but you can only have beachside drinks at Blu. With exceptional live music on weekends, it’s the perfect place to slip off your sandals and dance together barefoot in the sand.


Family Friendly

Conveniently located on the iconic fishing pier of Folly Beach, Pier 101 serves up family friendly plates for the whole group. Sit inside or outside on the pier, enjoy ocean views, sea breezes, and watch the sky dance in vibrant colors as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. Kids will enjoy walking up and down the pier, searching for dolphin sightings, and trying to reel a big one.

Closeup of four friends walking into Pier 101 Restaurant Folly Beach SC


Head over to Dolce Banana Cafe for ice cream and frozen treats and for the cherry on top of a fun night on Folly, take a cone of your favorite flavor for a stroll on the beach.

Up on a  Rooftop

exterior view of Taco Boy on Folly Beach SC

It’s true that margaritas and tropical drinks always seem like a good idea when you’re at the beach so you’ll definitely want to join the rooftop fiesta at Taco Boy. This local favorite has an  updated taco menu, frozen drink bar and a roof top mezcal and tequila bar with ocean views! ⁠ To keep the party going after dinner, walk a few steps up the street to Snapper Jacks and join the dance party downstairs, or head up to the rooftop bar and raise a glass to good times with great friends. Don’t forget to snap a picture to remember the night!


Of course, these are only a few of the many places to visit during your Folly Beach vacation.With plenty of restaurants, bars and activities, a night out on Folly can be anything you make it. Once you book your stay at the beach, our Concierge team is happy to make your reservations, or offer additional suggestions to complete your trip. Stay tuned for the downtown Charleston nightlife itinerary, more to come on that later …