Your guide to Charleston’s first Drink Up Week

Explore Drink Up Week offerings. | Photo by Callie Cranford

In anticipation of Drink Up Week, which will run from July 25-31, we’ve rounded up each of our participants and what they’ll be offering. ICYMI: We’re celebrating the best drinks around town + partnering with local companies to give you special deals.

Check out these spots with drinks you’ve got to try this week.

Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St.

  • Kick off Drink Up Week by ordering the “Charleston Brew” coffee Hefeweizen beer — named by CHStoday. This drink features single-origin Ethiopian coffee beans (with notes of melon, honeysuckle, and vanilla), banana, and clove.

The Rarebit, 474 King St.

  • Happy Hour runs from 4-7 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday, but mention Drink Up Week and score a $9 Moscow Mule. Rarebit is also featuring a seasonal Piña Colada Mule + a seasonal punch using raspberry hibiscus and tonic.

Frannie & The Fox, 181 Church St.

  • Celebrate Drink Up Week with a cool and refreshing Closing Argument, featuring gin mixed with Midori, génépy, and lime. The best part? In connection with Emeline’s “Anyone Can Be a Legend” package, guests can order this Pelotonia-inspired cocktail and have a donation be made to Pelotonia for each drink sold to help raise money for cancer research.

Little Palm, 237 Meeting St.

  • There’s no better place to enjoy Drink Up Week than poolside at Little Palm with a chilled Summer Feelin’ in hand. This seasonal sip features Neisson Rhum Agricole, Chaureau Aloe Vera, watermelon, celery, and lime. Little Palm and The Ryder are also offering the ”Anyone Can Be a Legend” package this summer and proceeds from the Summer Feelin’ cocktail will be donated to Pelotonia.

Cantina 76, 219 Farm Lake View Rd., Kiawah Island + 819 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant

  • The Kiawah location has a watermelon and jalapeno margarita made with Lunazul Blanco tequila and infused with local Johns Island watermelon with a salt + pepper rim.
  • And the Mount Pleasant location will feature a honeysuckle margarita — made with Cathead Honeysuckle vodka, agave, fresh lemon + fresh mint.

Baguette Magic, 792 Folly Rd., Ste. A + 73 Spring St.

  • Keep it cool (and caffeinated) with the seasonal Vietnamese pomegranate almond cold brew topped with a sweet foam.

Mex 1, 817 St. Andrews Blvd., 1109 Park West Blvd., Mt Pleasant + 2205 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

  • Happy Hour runs from 3-6 p.m. from Monday to Friday and features $6 Mex 1 margaritas + hydrators, $5 queso and $4 mexican drafts.
  • Mex 1 is also celebrating Shark Week during Drink Up Week, featuring the non-alcoholic Shark Attack drink.

Weezy’s Ice Cream & Cocktails, 3293 Maybank Hwy. Ste. 205, Johns Island

  • Keep it cool with Weezy’s fiery passionfruit margarita which features lunazul reposado infused with shishito, cayenne, and jalapeño peppers. It’s served with a Tajin rim and a fresh jalapeño slice.

King Bean Coffee Roasters, 3939 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston

  • It’s all about coconut and cold brew at King Bean. Try out the Coconut Cream Cold Brew made with Califia Farms coconut milk, Torani coconut syrup, and coconut whipped cream. Bonus: It’s vegan and non-dairy.

Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen, 90 Folly Road Blvd., Ste. B-4

  • Savor your seafood with Florence’s specialty rum punch — made with coconut + spiced rum.

Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila, 1271 Folly Rd.

  • Stop by for its Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday for $5 margaritas and Espolon shots + appetizer specials like its elote dip for $3.50. Or if you’re feeling fancy, upgrade your marg to a specialty blood orange margarita.

Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston

  • Head to this local distillery to enjoy The Raggamuffin. This cocktail was created as an ode to eight-time Grammy Award-winning arist Stephen Marley — performing live at Firefly on Thursday, July 28. The drink is made with Firefly Classic Vodka, features Charleston’s own Sweatman’s Strawberry Mint Lemonade, and is garnished with a strawberry.
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