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Local happy hour deals to quench your thirst in Charleston

Pull up a seat and sip a discounted drink during happy hour at one of these Charleston spots.


Pizza and wine, please.

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On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in Charleston. Get ready to drink up at 17 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials.


On Thursday, burgers at Bay Street Biergarten are half off.

Photo provided by Bay Street Biergarten.

Beer lovers

  • Bay Street Biergarten | Wed.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Grab $5 snacks (like the Biergarten Brat or pretzel) to go with a local liter special. It’s a good sign when a spot serves beer by the liter.
  • Moe’s Crosstown Tavern | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | It’s hard to beat a PBR draught for $1.75. Pair it with $5 bites like mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, and mac + cheese bites, and $5 Jameson and other select liquors.
  • Tavern & Table | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | Get your fill of beer with $1 off all domestic bottles and $4 select local beers. Plus, check out the wine deals.
  • Tattooed Moose | Mon.-Sat., 4-7 p.m. | Sip on $2 domestic beer or $1.50 select High Life Pony beer. Don’t forget to snack on happy hour fries — which are cooked in duck fat and served with a garlic aioli.

Get a deal on your oysters at Pearlz Oyster Bar.

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Hungry for meal deals

  • Indaco | Weekdays, 5-7 p.m. | There’s a good selection of $8 drink specials, but don’t sleep on the light bites including polpette + prosciutto di parma. Heads up: Happy hour is at the bar only, so snag your seat early.
  • Locals | Weekdays, 4-6 p.m. | With a few locations, snag half-priced sushi rolls along with $1 off domestic bottles, $2 off select wine, or half-priced large hot sake.
  • Pearlz Oyster Bar | Weekdays, 4-6 p.m. (downtown), 4-7 p.m. (West Ashley) | Shuck yeah. Dig into a dozen house oysters on the half shell for $19. Order a half-pound of peel + eat shrimp for $15 and sip on $3 champagne.
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    Try a marg at Minero

    Photo provided by Minero.

Fun in the sun

  • Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar | Daily., 4-7 p.m. | Enjoy $1 off beer, $2 off glasses of wine, $3 house liquor (for simple cocktails), and $5 sangrias in the shade of an umbrella on the patio.
  • Minero | Weekdays., 4-6 p.m. | Our perfect picnic includes margs. House margaritas start at $8 (frozen or rocks) or cut straight to the chase with $4 chilled shot specials. As for bites, you can enjoy Taco-Dillas for $6.
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    Sip, sip, hooray.

    Photo provided by Little Palm Bar

Keeping spirits up

  • The Rarebit | Wed.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | Grab $7 Moscow mules at this King Street eatery.
  • Renzo | Tuesday-Saturday, 5-6 p.m. | Head over to this intimate spot for delicious bites like meatballs.
  • Coterie | Daily, 5-7 p.m. | Enjoy the “Pocket Friendly Happy Hour” which offers $9 cocktails like gimlets and brown derby as well as bar bites — we’re drooling over the bao buns and the chicken skewers. Heads up: Happy hour is at the bar only.
  • Little Palm | Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. | Enjoy the views and try a specialty cocktail like the moscow mule or daiquiri for $8. There are bites like street corn duritos and jerk chicken wings.

Visit this pub downtown.

Photo provided by Bumpa’s

Biggest bargains

  • Edmund’s Oast | Weekdays, 4-6 p.m. | Drop by for the “Hoppy Hour” at the Taproom, including half off all draft beer, as well as tasty bites fried oyster rolls.
  • The Alley | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | Described as the “843 Happy Hour,” score $3 domestic beer + $4 house liquors while bowling or playing a game of Skee-Ball. Pro tip: Visit The Alley while you can, this entertainment venue will close its doors on June 1. Pro tip: These deals won’t last much longer; The Alley will close its doors on June 1.
  • Bumpa’s | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | Head to the pub for $4 house liquors and wines, $2 off local draft beer, and $6 burger of the day.
  • Uptown Social | Mon.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m. | Keep cool with half-priced frozen cocktails. There’s also $3 Island Active Cans and $5 shots.

Host at home

Shop our favorite happy hour essentials to host friends for a drink at your place:

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